My friend Dilyse Diaz is an awesome Family Therapist with a tender heart toward God. She sent this devotion today in her “You Are Worthy” series and it was just too good to keep to myself. Enjoy! Chana
Let It Go!
“Why God, WHY? Why did this happen to me? Why did you take her so soon? Why did this person have a terminal illness? Why didn’t he get the promotion? Why didn’t you save him but rescued her? Why did you put me in this family? Why didn’t you heal my marriage? Why are you allowing this to happen? Why is this child born with no limbs? Why is my child struggling with life and being self-destructive? Why haven’t you stepped in? Why did you let me make that mistake? Why did let this happen like this? Why!?!”
Angrily yelling at God because we just can’t fathom a reason that He would ever let this happen is a far too common rut we get ourselves in.
I’m not much of a techno-geek. If you wanna watch me break out in hives, force me to stay in Best Buy for more than five minutes–shudder. However, last night, I became a bit of a convert when my awesome hubby and I watched Paypal print out shipping labels–tracking numbers,…
We’ve all got our little something–that pet peeve or task that we are very adept at avoiding. Today, I’m facing mine.
I’m not much of a detail person, but this whole bookwriting venture is grinding away at one particular characteristic.
You see, my sister was always the letter-writer/journal-keeper/historian of the family
Every little bit counts, right? With every sale of THE FALL, ten percent will be go to two worthy charities that bring major blessing to children every day: Children of the Nations International & Mending Kids International Read all about them by clicking on the links below. Just thought you’d…
My first book customer-Msr. MikeLet me tell you a bit about my featured customer and first to purchase a copy of THE FALL. Monsignor Mike Slattery of Blessed Kateri Catholic Church is a daily bright spot in my morning. And if you can’t tell from the pic, he’s a stinker. …
At long last (drumroll please) WE Have BOOKS!! THE FALL looks awesome and I can’t wait for ALL of you to get a copy (and your friends, and your neighbors, and even distant relatives or neighbors you don’t like very much) Stay tuned for book launch info.! My younger three…
I told Val V. to make ’em small to not ruin their dinner. Yeah, right!You see before you two very happy girls who got to slurp on “Double Chocolate/Chocolate” at Undergrounds after finishing Math. Have I said lately how much I love this place–and their blended Tiger Chai?? BTW, at…
“I want a new drug
One that won’t make me sick
One that won’t make me crash my car
Or make me feel three feet thick.”
I loved Huey Lewis “back when.” Okay, I still do. But there’s a particular song of his on my mind this morning in a totally different context than just a blast from my youthful past.
You are in the center of the most complex, astounding, eternal love story. You are the absolutely adored child of the most fascinating force to ever exist, the true King of all creation. He has overcome every force of nature, every legally binding curse, and the most formidable foe of all eternity to win your love.
Today I’m inviting a friend, Tanya, to sound off on her take of what has been presented so far in Writer’s Journal–the story behind the writing of THE FALL. We had a chance to chat in Tulsa at last week’s Starbucks Meet-n-Greet. The next day, I received this feedback.