Do you hate to ask for help? Does your prayer request seem inconsequential? Do you feel like your pain or troubles or needs are somehow smaller than everyone else’s? I notice this frequently: people asking for prayers or help and then qualifying it with something that sounds like this, “I know it’s only insert major loss or health problem which is no big deal in light of other’s people’s problems, but would you mind doing x for me?” Wait a minute. Stop right there!
It was a beautiful summer evening, the first Friday night of the season, and I was on my way to the store for some Pedialyte and Desitin. The only thing worse than a stomach bug in January is a stomach bug in June.
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Our family is consecrating ourselves to Mary this summer.
I’d always identified summer as a season of rest, of sun and recreation. But for the past two years, summer has been a season of change for my family.