19 January 2013

sad times

there has been so much bad news these past weeks. the shootings. the tragic death of a colleague. grave illnesses for friends. the hospitalization of a neighbor. families so sick. the prayer list grows by day. and as it does, it makes the wondrous events even more so: a friend is pregnant, another recovers from complex heart surgery, a healthy baby is born, an old classmate has been declared cancer-free.

these sad days, i'll take a little bit of joy any way i can.

3 comments:

Linda said...

The circle of life continues...... painful and exquisite as it is.
May your heart be encouraged this day....

Anne said...


You're right. So many awful things happening, yet so much to bring us joy too.

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My Maine Blog said...

So beautifully written Chris and oh so very true. When there's so much tragedy surrounding us lately it is really difficult sometimes to find the good things too. Some days are harder than others but there is a balance that we all have to find even in the smallest blessings.