Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Sometimes life can be a drag.  I hear stories and wonder how it will end.  What will ever go right?  How is God working in these lives?  At church on Sunday I found myself in tears thinking and praying for people in my world.  I want so badly for things to go well, and there are no guarantees.

Years ago, I went on a Spring Break trip with some girls in college.  We drove from Arkansas to California.  One of our plans was to camp at the Grand Canyon on our way out there.  However, when we arrived at the Grand Canyon, it was sort of blizzardy, even though it was late March.

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That was the only time I have ever seen the Grand Canyon, and all I saw was white cloud.  None of the glory was visible.  Only the gray fog.  It's not a far stretch to see how I draw the parallel between this story and faith.  Obviously, I've seen pictures of what the Grand Canyon actually looks like, but even after being there - I have to trust what other people say.  I never got to see it.

So many things in life are like this.  I have to trust that God is writing a bigger, better story than I can understand or fathom this side of heaven.  Faith has to wrap itself around my heart and write the truth there when I just can't see it.

I'm including a video here that I sincerely hope you take the time to watch.  I knew Annie briefly in college, and it was amazing to be able to see this video of how God has worked through their adoption.  Seeing a story where God worked so clearly, personally and uniquely within a family is so encouraging and faith-building.

God sees.  God cares.  God is working for you in ways you cannot yet even imagine.  Walking in faith can be a real challenge, but it is worth it.  Thanks, Annie and Walt, for sharing your story with all of us!