I just wanted to fill you in on what happened to Piper. I am not sure how much you know so I will just tell you everything. Piper was carrying some hot tea over to the sink and it slipped out of her hands and splashed on her. It burned away some of the skin and continued to burn it away as we put cold water on it and called the doctor. Piper was in a fair amount of pain but handled it very bravely. The doctor said to go ahead and take her into the ER. We wrapped her arm in plastic wrap and Mrs. Myers whisked her away to the hospital. The pain increased as they made their way to the hospital … Please keep her in your prayers. (especially that the pain would ease and she would stop shaking) I love you and please don’t worry. 🙂
With this kind of radical, crazy love there is cost. Women like Ann Voskamp and Jen Hatmaker and Christine Caine are issuing a clarion call. But there’s stirring beyond the writers and preachers of our age.
Our first trip to Ukraine kicked us out of the theological nest and the comfort of our church community and into the world of orphans, institutionalized women, and a nation where the air is still heavy with communism and corruption. This story is one that developed over years. And, it’s OUR story. This path, this mission that had me hanging by a thread in Ukraine, was years in the making.
This isn’t a story to convince anyone to adopt. Rather, my hope is that it will encourage you to examine YOUR path with honesty.
I’d love to hear where you are. Leave a comment, email me at email@example.com, connect with me on FB. I’d love to come alongside you, marvel at the path you’re on, and say, “Go girl!”
On Wednesday I’ll take us to a Bible story of another woman whose mission was costly, who needed help to keep her feet on the path. Join me here!
Digging Deeper: Luke 15:1-7; Matthew 10:34-37; James 4:13-15; 1 Peter 1:6-9