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from the Arizona Daily Star photo gallery

As we watch the Monument Fire engulf so much of the Huachuca Mountains and threaten Sierra Vista, it’s easy to wonder why a good God would let such an awful thing go unchecked.  It’s hard even to pray for rain, knowing what we do about the forecast. [There may be some higher humidity later in the week, which will help, but no rain in sight.]

I can’t be sure what you’re asking God “Why?” about today, but I have learned this recently.  It helps me, sometimes.

In John 9, Jesus’ disciples ask Him “who sinned?” that the man was born blind.  It’s as close to “why?” as I’ve ever found in my Bible.

Jesus’ answer was in verse 3, ““Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

Sometimes it is a bigger act of faith than others to accept that what happens in our lives is so that God can be glorified.  We forget that our timing and our purposes are so much smaller than God’s.

My prayer this week is that God would be glorified in the efforts to fight the Monument Fire and that those who need to see it would be given eyes to see.  I’m also praying that God would be glorified at Prescott Pines and at Fine Arts Camp at El Camino.  And for eyes to see it.

How do you need to see God glorified this week?  May I pray with you?

Molly :)


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Gotta Love Vickie!

I feel an awful lot like Rose sometimes when it comes to this blogging stuff … do I really have anything worth saying?  I hope so.

Molly :)

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Kermit Had it Right.

One last post about being green and growing up–yes, at my age. Then we’ll be all caught up. It’s kind of a long story. Hope you’ll bear with me.

It started with a fairly simple question, really. “How’s your flossing going?” To which I responded, “I don’t need to tell you it’s not good.” She said, “I know, but I wanted you to say it.”

I’m sure there’s a fancy name for the teaching method Laurie used as I sat/laid in her chair back in March, but what was important to me was this–in that simple exchange, something finally clicked, and I got responsibility in a way I hadn’t before.

Until Laurie and Dr. Scott, I’d had awful experiences with dentists as far back as 7th grade. I’ll spare you gory details.

That’s not to say that I’ve flossed every night since then. I haven’t. But I recognized that if I’m going to floss more regularly, I have to do it in the morning, and I have.

And sometimes growing up means putting aside what you I would like to do in exchange for something bigger/better for the other people in our lives, right?

Much as I hate it, we’re changing dentists as of July 1.

Much as we all love Dr. Scott and Laurie, finances dictate that we find someone else. That’s another post rant for another time, though.

Molly :)


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