Over My Head

I was sitting here reading my Bible this morning and when I finished my “scheduled” reading I kept thinking about two verses in particular. They are not necessarily connected to each other in a Biblical context but put some things on perspective in my life.

The first verse:

How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land? –Psalm 137:4

I’m not thinking literal in this case but metaphorically. I’ve been stressed a lot recently with news from doctors about a lot of the health issues my youngest son has. Not a “foreign land” but definitely a struggle. How can I keep my trust and faith in God when it seems like every week we get a call with more concerning information and have to schedule more tests that will more than likely (at least in my mind) bring more concerning information to light?

That brings me to my second verse.

“It may seem marvelous to the remnant of this people at that time, but will it seem marvelous to me?” declares the Lord Almighty. –Zechariah 8:6

The “remnant” of people were taken from Jerusalem to a foreign land…. Wait… What?

I don’t understand all the medical issues. Blood cell counts and enzyme levels are more than I can wrap my head around. I also do not understand why my youngest son has to go through all that he does. It all seems a little too much to me. But does it seem to much to God?



The Answer Can’t Be Yes Unless You Ask

What a fantastic story. It is emphasized being the holiday season. Congrats to this brave young man and his new family.

GYA today

Florida Orphan Who Pleaded For Family Will Spend
Christmas With Prospective Adoptive Parents.

The 15-year-old orphan who touched millions of hearts with his plea for a family inside a Florida church will spend Christmas with potential parents.


Davion Only, who has spent his life in various orphan homes, is spending Christmas with a prospective adoptive family. The couple is reportedly planning to take Only away during the holiday for his first vacation.

In October, the teen made headlines worldwide when he pleaded for a family to adopt inside the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg.

Only, dressed in a dark suit and borrowed tie, told the packed church that he was seeking a family to call his own. His requirements were simple. “I’ll take anyone,” he said. “Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The…

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Check. Check. Check?

Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
you established the earth, and it endures. -Psalm 119:89-90

I woke up late this morning. Slept right through my alarm. I thought about skipping my morning read today and just getting ready for work but, since my oldest son is in the shower, I grabbed my coffee and sat down for a few.
“Just get it in,” I thought to myself, “and you can check it off the list.” That’s when I came across these verses and it made me wonder how many Christians think of the Bible like I just did. It is more than just another item to check off your to-do list.
Can’t write much more right now. But wanted to ask… How do you avoid falling in that kind of rut?