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what a weekend! 10/12/10

2 corinthians 6:11-13 from the message translation
“dear, dear corinthians, i can’t tell you how much i long for you to enter this WiDE-oPeN, sPacIouS LIFE. we didn’t fence you in. the smallness you feel comes from within you. your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. i’m speaking as plainly as i can and with great affection. open up your lives. live openly and expansively.”
while i packed luggage snug around mike to send him off for his first trip further than an hour from home in almost 5 years i was trying to remember this translation of this verse. i was trying to pray it for mike to hear and fathom. i wanted him to see this trip to ohio for the annual golf outing in his name and his 20th high school reunion as an opportunity of life, more life than he has been settling for. i was afraid his anxiety and his consistent preoccupation with pain and discomfort might ruin it all at any moment.
but this weekend was life to the full. full of conversations with old friends, celebration with family, stories and laughter and very little comment on any discomfort. it was better than i thought possible. i pray that it is just a first step in the wide-opening of mike’s life. thank you for the coverage of prayer that most certainly helped mike resist the idolatry of discomfort. thank you to those faithful friends who have kept this golf outing (an incredible opportunity for encouragement and support for our family) going through the years until we could finally show up for it in person! thank you for accomodations and patient conversations and golf lessons for the kids! thank God for his innumerable graces. it was glorious.

October 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm 6 comments

wednesday, october 6, 2010

mike IS going to ohio this weekend (and so are mcKaela, eli and i, and our caregiver , tony)! please pray for all the difficulties that may arise with that. check the previous entry for more on why and concerns and registering for the golf outing! pray that no panic attack at the last second keeps him from going!

October 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm 3 comments


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