I am Yours

Lehigh-Valley-Hospital.xA change of position, followed by an intense pain. “Oh God help me!” I gasp over and over. Legs trembling. Nausea. The pain is more severe than anything I’ve ever felt before. Something has to be wrong.

I feel like I’m going to pass out as I get in the car. “Oh God, what’s wrong with me?” The ride is bumpy. My mom’s voice soothes words of encouragement, “It’s going to be okay.”

I get a hospital bed. My parents just have chairs. We’re all tired. So tired. Everyone is asking the same questions. “Where does it hurt? When did it start? What is your name and birthdate?” Continue reading


Prince of Peace

jesus_donkeyAs I listened this morning to our pastor read from Luke’s account the story of the Triumphal Entry, some details stuck out to me that I had never noticed before.

The first thing I noticed was the crowd’s declaration of praise in Luke 19:38, “‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Something about that last part sounded familiar. Continue reading