This is my highlight reel


Too often our social media is just a highlight reel, reflecting only a snapshot of our true lives. But this IS my highlight reel… my Real Life. My newsfeed and blog might give the impression that my only struggle is 4 cute kids and a happy dog that poo and eat constantly. But the past few months I have juggled the kids much less and new medications much more. I have been in pain more often than not and have called my doctors more than my friends. I have met the rapid response team and have wrestled with the mom guilt that comes with illness. I have heard the critique when not up to some invisible standard and have felt my limitations slap me in the face. But I have also seen the compassion of strangers and the generosity of friends. I have accepted rest and found peace in hard to reach places. I have a crazy joy in little things like new flavors of smoothies (liquid diet) and I can just as easily taste and see that He is good. I have looked forward to the the victory in my tomorrow as I experience His mercies that are new every morning. I have clung to the word that “by His stripes we are healed” and I believe I have a Great Physician. The truth is it’s a good day and no matter what tomorrow holds, no matter what I face, His grace is sufficient. My highlight reel intersects with this true story that says He is doing a good work in me and through me. Today it just so happens to involve a very cranky pancreas. “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5. And that, my dear friends, is my highlight reel. #highlightreel #keepitreal #pancreasproblems #notheycantjusttakeitout #believingforhealing 

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