Lisa's Blog (family & formation)

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An inspired letter

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Celebrating Easter

The best day of the year.

Have you heard of FOMO?

Ream more here about one of our girls who has it bad.

Celebrating Thanksgiving

We hope your thanksgiving was at least as festive as ours. Here is ours in pictures.

Lisa is back in school

Read here and get a taste of Lisa’s next adventure.

Cru launched at PBA

We were surprised by the founder of a new Cru ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Read more.

What happens during a hurricane?

Irma was a beast, but we made it. Read more.

She’s coming, but she is not welcome.

Irma is on her way and we prepare. Read more

We love Keegan

He is spreading his wings. Read more.

Lisa’s new adventure

The next two years for Lisa will look different. Read more

Meseret proclaims to the world

Meseret gets really wet for all the right reasons. Read more

A longing for intimacy with the Lord

One of our kids asks how to know God better. Read more

Ouch, Madison hits guard rail

Madison names her cars, and this one was called Mushu. However, Mushu is no more. Read more.

Soul amnesia and unforced rhythms of grace

Why does it feel like torture to watch my child suffer? Read more.

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JANUARY 08, 2017

In May when we brought our sophomore home we did not know that it would take her two months before she would get out of bed for even normal things. We had to engage in a learning process that included doctors, labs, test and therapies. It also was a time to lament over losses and give way to a process and a timing not of our own choosing.

It was not and today it is not easy. Madison has fibromyalgia and there are days when it wipes her out as she manages the pain and deals with the loss of energy, but she is learning to lean into it.

She has learned much since May and this Monday we leave for West Palm Beach where Madison will continue her studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

We all are excited but sobered by the road ahead. Madison will have to be vigilant with her diet, exercise, rest and work. Upsets in any of these areas and/or a dose of crazy stress can trigger the pain in her system. There will no doubt be some challenges, but we have seen Madison push into it and make good choices to bring her body back to more manageable places. She has learned and continues to learn the truth Paul wrote about in Philippians, "Know this: my God will also fill every need you have according to His glorious riches in Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King."

Many of you have prayed for Madison. We are grateful. Thank you for your concern, support and love. We love you too.

Here we go!

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