This post might be a bit scattered. But it all comes together in my mind. I think it makes sense. So just stick with me for a bit.
Music is powerful. Music is a tool that, if used properly, can change the hardest of hearts, provide hope to the forlorn, expose people to God, and direct people to His throne. Good lyrics hold immense power. Weighty lyrics and true emotion speak deeply.
As I leave this break and wander back into school, I can’t help but think about the community in Newtown, CT. Families without children, teachers without colleagues, children without innocence. A community trying to ease back into routine after tragedy barbarically barged in.
I can’t imagine the pain, the questions, the fear, the grief.
My heart weeps for them.
No words can heal the wounds of those afflicted in Newtown.
My heart is steady though because of a few things I do know.
I recently finished Elisabeth Elliot’s Let Me Be a Woman.
Elliot wrote it as a wedding present for her engaged daughter. It is filled with marriage advice in its simplest and purest form. Simple because of the short chapters and straightforward counsel. Pure because of Biblical wisdom displayed on every page. She has a distinctive writing style that doesn’t overwhelm you, yet leaves you examining your own heart and ways. Elliot shares what Biblical womanhood looks like and what being a godly wife entails. There is no doubt many in our culture would make a mockery of her humble words. But truth must be told. And Elisabeth Elliot remarkably provides insight into the role of a woman and wife, as God intended.
I recently went to my second appointment with a neurologist to continue to talk about my migraines.
I wasn’t impressed.
I went in encouraged because I’ve had less migraines and less severe ones, but left with an uneasy feeling about how they wanted to continue my treatment. Don’t get me wrong, they are doing what they are supposed to. They are treating patients and prescribing medication. And they are pretty thorough in the process.
It’s the prescribing medications that left me questioning.
Sarah loves Jesus and her family and is passionate about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world. She is the wife of Spencer and mama of Katherine and Claire, and they live in Nashville, TN. She runs a photography business with her husband and writes in order to offer encouragement and invite others to choose grace, joy, and gratitude in the adventure and the mundane. She loves traveling and reading; she will choose unsweet tea over sweet and bootcut jeans over skinny; and she is all sorts of awkward with small talk but thrives with deep conversations.