Bad news…good news…

Saturday night around 9:30pm, our oldest daughter began experiencing some extreme pain and I promptly took her in to the emergency room. That was the beginning of a long night full of needles, IV’s and tests.

The most surprising was a sonogram.

I commented to the tech that the last time she had a sonogram, Leigh-Ann and I were watching her in utero. I remembered that the first thought I had when I found out she was going to be a girl was, “now we have to pay for a wedding.” 🙂

In case you are wondering, the reason for the sonogram was that the initial diagnosis was pancreitis. They decided that a sonogram was the least invasive way to look at her organs.

It’s just weird seeing your thirteen year old getting a sonogram and realizing that in ten years she could be getting one for a totally different reason….like a grandkid.

Moment of silence to let that sink in…still need more time…wow…

During the two days that Alexa was in the hospital, the medical staff performed multiple different tests on her to diagnose the problem so that they could prescribe the best plan of action to aid in her healing. Although, she is still sick with a virus, her pancreas seems to be doing better.

For the past several Sundays, Pastor Dave and I have been teaching from Romans 1-3. These chapters are a sort of spiritual diagnosis. It seems that the Apostle Paul is documenting reason after reason to conclude that every person is infected  with sin to the point that we are spiritually terminal.

This Sunday, Pastor Dave will be sharing “God’s surprising answer to man’s dilemma” from Romans 3:21-26. There is plenty of evidence for our spiritual sickness, but the story doesnt end there. God has provided a guaranteed solution that will provide us a clean bill of health spiritually.

This is what those of us in the church world call “the Gospel” or good news.

So, if you are like me, you can probably stand to hear some good news. And you will get that on Sunday. I hope to see you there.


Flowers from New Life Alexa with bear Alexa at Childrens Mercy


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