Tyler, The prayer warrior!
Several years ago my daughter Traci dropped a heavy block of wood on her foot and broke a toe. The pain was agonizing but there a was a deeper disappointment that drove her to tears.
She had trained to run a half-marathon to benefit Cooper Trooper an organization dedicated to helping the families and siblings of children who have faced life threatening disease.
With her face in her hands Traci sat on the couch sobbing. Then she heard the tiny voice of her three year old son, Tyler. “You want me to pray for your toe?”
As I look forward to this summer at the cabin I decided to repost a blog from the summer of 2012. It describes one of the many times God spoke to me through his breathtaking creation. I hope you enjoy pondering these points again – or perhaps for the first time…
I was sitting on the porch of our Colorado cabin looking out at the 14,000 ft peak of majestic Mount Princeton. After a hurried week of traveling, I could feel energy trickling back into my soul.
An extraordinary source of Power!
When we first arrived we discovered that all the recreation vehicles had dead batteries. I took them to a shop where the dealer said they should sit quietly on a shelf to accept a charge of “new life” if you will, from an external power source.
Now it was my turn to recharge –
Photograph of Michele after we climbed a mountain together in Colorado. This girl knows how to live Fully Alive!
As I opened my computer to write todays post, my eye was drawn to the most recent post of my dear friend, Michele Cushatt, who is fighting cancer. Here at the beginning of the new year, whether you are riding the crest of success or gasping for breath and seeking a ray of hope, this honest and courageous story will inspire you to keep fighting to live fully alive. I am convinced God wanted me to see this today and to share it with you!
I opened my eyes this morning.
I heard the soft breathing of the women I love.
I touched her cheek with my fingers.
I smelled fresh coffee brewing.
I tasted the sweet joy of God’s forgiveness.
His mercy and grace are new every morning. This was a new day and anything is possible.