Monthly Archives: October 2012

Seasons

Changing seasons….

Fall has arrived and as the leaves change and the air cools the seasonal allergy monster of doom rears her head once again and I find myself still in bed at 1 in the afternoon nursing my first of many battles with this annual monster.

However, on this day my thoughts are not about tissues or the juice glasses cluttering my room; my thoughts are with my mom. For several months now my family has been preparing to deal with the impending downfall of an illness that has not only clamied my mother’s health, but also her mind. Today, like many days before and many to come, I miss her.

Yet, once again in the beauty of God’s wisdom he fills my head with beautiful memories of a woman who would come and sit with me when I was sick, humming an unknown tune and resting her hand on my quilt covered knee. The memories of a woman who would just sit with me through the unattractive nose-blowing, medicane swigging hours and talk endlessly of fall decorations, upcoming holiday plans, and yes even in early October the Christmas shopping list.

It is days like today when I miss her the most and days like today that God shines the brightest in my small bedroom reminding me that He blessed me with such a beautiful picture of care and nurture. Yes, mom and I fought, but when “her baby” (and I include my older brothers in that as well) was not feeling up to par not one single outburst mattered. She would be there for us.

And today I am comforted to know that, much like my mom was always there, I have a promise of a God who will be there, too. He and my mother in a great battle against Satan and season allergy monsters.

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Questions and Answers

Questions. Whether we love them or hate them, we all have questions. Questions are a sign of growth, and a sign we are alive and moving forward.  It’s natural for us to look at the questions we have and think we are the only ones to wonder about them, but we aren’t.  If we can name (question) the thing we are wondering about then someone else must have already questioned it because there are words to describe it! <— Tweet this.

The devil loves to deceive us and make us think we are alone in our situations and questions but we are not! Here at Unfading, we want to establish a community where you can know you are not alone. Questions that lead to growth a good thing and we want to grow and learn alongside you! With that, we are starting a mini question and answer series.

Here is how it works: every month we will pick a new topic and let you, the reader, submit your question in the comments. One question will be chosen and answered in the following month’s post. We would also love your input on what topics you would like to here us address and feature.

 This month’s topic is: Change. Do you have any questions about changes in your life? Or how to deal with change that you would like us to write on? And how about next month? What topic has been lying heavy on your heart? We look forward to your questions and suggestions in the comments, or in the “contact us” form with the subject Question: Change!

 

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