Physical Pain

Saturday morning, I turned the wrong way. My back immediately sent pain into that part of my brain that overrides everything else. Movement in any direction caused more pain. I did several stretches. My wife administered pain creme and brought out a heating pad. There was little change… simply putting on shoes was something that […]

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more urgent

(I wrote this a decade ago. I think it is still of value for reflection.) I heard this today: “Forming people in Christ as a slow work, so it can’t be hurried; it is an urgent work, so it can’t be delayed.” Eugene Peterson said it. He’s the pastor and teacher who “wrote” The Message. […]

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Sleep.

I asked Nancy for a word to write about. “Sleep,” she said. And laughed. When I looked at her a few minutes later, she was as good as her word. Asleep on the sofa after a long day and a good meal brought to us by thoughtful friends. Which gives me a good story, but […]

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All the parts

Nancy has a non-displaced fracture of the tibia plateau. It means that there’s about an inch-long crack in the long lower leg bone, right behind the kneecap. It means that she can’t put weight on her left leg for about 6 weeks. It means that almost everything that she could do without thinking one minute, […]

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