IN BATTLE

IN BATTLE

  “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight Eisenhower I planned to take Elijah to the EOE specialist today. His appointment was scheduled nearly two weeks ago and since then, I’ve watched and listened as he moaned in pain. Daily reminding him we were one…

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A DIAGNOSIS

A DIAGNOSIS

“Hi Mrs. Daruk, this is Dr. Anderson from the gastroenterology clinic. Elijah’s biopsy results are back.” Usually her assistants call me. Something must have shown up. “I believe we’ve found the source of Elijah’s pain. It turns out he has a rare immune disorder called Eosinophilic Esophagitis.” she continued. EOE for short. “He had a lot of eosinophils present…

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WHEN THINGS DON’T GET BETTER

WHEN THINGS DON’T GET BETTER

In a recent post entitled Provision & Praise, I shared God’s faithfulness during my son Elijah’s emergency room visit several weeks ago. What began as a seemingly acute bout of stomach pain that was rather simple to diagnose and treat, is now much more. Week one came and went and I thought he turned the…

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THE TEA CUP

THE TEA CUP

I came across this story my father gave me while digging through my computer files recently. I wish I could say I wrote this beautiful piece. It was written by Larry Kennedy in his book entitled, God’s Answers to Human Dilemmas Amid Life’s Frustrations The Tea Cup The tea cup looked like an ordinary tea…

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PROVISION & PRAISE

PROVISION & PRAISE

“Mom, I don’t feel good,” my son said on Friday afternoon. Not the run of the mill, I don’t feel good so I can avoid taking out the garbage or drying the dishes. No, this wasn’t the boy crying wolf. It really wasn’t even the comment that concerned me but the look. All mother’s know…

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LOOK UP

LOOK UP

Someone I know and love is hurting today. I am sure you can think of such a friend too. Hurting people are all around us aren’t they? She’s a sweet sister in Christ. She’s a mother of rough and tumble boys – just like mine! Her heart is the size of Texas. She gives until…

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THE COURAGEOUS COLT

THE COURAGEOUS COLT

“Why are you untying my colt,” the village owner asked. The two disciples replied as Jesus had commanded, “The Lord needs him.” As if fully aware of either their colt’s significance or their Lord’s, they put up no argument and let them take him. He was no ordinary colt for never had any man sat…

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FOR THE RECORD

FOR THE RECORD

I often notice and secretly envy those who seem to have it all together – all the time. You know who I’m talking about. For starters there’s the mother who speaks patiently to her children and never seems to raise her voice. The beautiful woman next to you in fitness class who holds a plank…

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A HEART FOR HUGS

A HEART FOR HUGS

“Mr. & Mrs. Daruk, you need to prepare yourselves. Isaiah went far too long without oxygen to his brain. He WILL suffer brain damage as a result,” said the NICU doctor. Nurses echoed his sentiments as tears streamed down their faces nine years ago. “Mom, I wrote you something today,” Isaiah said as he handed…

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