Tagged: daily life

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Fear and Grace

[Part 9 in Liz’s story of God’s calling her into inner city behavioral health care] For my undergraduate graduation, my college ministry group gave me a copy of When People are Big, and God is Small by Ed Welch. I took a look at the description on the back cover,…

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Some Answers

In the midst of waiting and entrusting God with my impossibly confusing mess of puzzle pieces, I started noticing what God had been up from June 2011 through October 2012. During these 15 months, He had opened up a close friendship with a medical ministry area director and his wife,…

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Beyond Figuring Out

[Part 3 in Liz’s story…] Elucidating the pieces to my calling left me feeling like someone had dumped three or four puzzles together, shaken the box, and removed pieces, leaving 500 unrelated pieces with no picture to guide me. I puzzled over the infinite combinations and variations until, like the Grinch,…

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Changing Tires

I strained a little, twisting the car jack with my hands to crank the wheel higher. A few mosquitoes had already landed on me and I swatted at them, trying to thin out this particularly vicious breed that lurked around the parking lot. I flicked at one as it landed nearby on…

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A Shift In Perspective

I was getting frustrated, watching his attention zip away from the homework sheet in front of him. “Yah, yah?!” he said, imitating some stupid character from some stupid movie I didn’t have time to watch because I was in medical school, dammit, and barely had time to study and eat and…