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I’ve got a cold… but God is good

If Josiah was having a difficult day, and I asked him how he was doing, he’d usually think, take a breath, smile, and say something like, “Well, today is difficult… but God is good.”

I always liked that.  Honesty about life’s difficulties.  Honesty about the reality of God’s character through it all.

Yes, life is sometimes difficult, but even more affirmative is the truth that God is good through it all.

I’ve had a nasty cold for over two weeks now.  I hate summer colds.  While everyone else is having an awesome time enjoying the weather, I’m stuck indoors sweating and hacking up my lungs while trying to keep the snot where it belongs.  I’d like to go on, but you all know what it’s like.

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Pray for Alesia

I hate cancer. My friend and spiritual father Royce died from cancer; whenever I hear jazz, see a Cracker Barrel, or pass by a KOA, I think of Royce and miss him. Ron, too, died of cancer; I knew his grandkids better than I knew him, but any guy who pulls my car out of a ditch gets kudos from me. My uncle David died of cancer at 54. While I was a youth pastor in Spring Green, “Aunt” Lea and Mark Koller also passed away from cancer; Aunt Lea had lived a long and full life, but Mark was only 51.

And then there are all the survivors, the friends who have lived with and overcome cancer. These are, sadly, fewer on my list.

Today, a friend working with Campus Crusade called Jake and I.  His friend Remus was in the hospital watching his three-year-old daughter die from a tumor in her brain.  Would we visit them and pray for her healing?

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