My Shield Still…

This Saturday will be our son Nathan's 4 year "cranioversary". Four years ago, on July 1, Nathan underwent an endoscopic craniectomy because he was born with a condition called craniosynostosis which means his head was born fused together so that his brain could not grow normally. A couple weeks post surgery, I wrote the following …

Jars of Clay

  "But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed." (ESV) As I prepare for an upcoming writing conference where I will get to propose a book idea, discuss my blog, etc. there is pressure to redefine the purpose of my blog, revamp my look and define my audience. But, as I pray for direction in these areas, these verses and that chapter …