January 23, 2009

Ten Months

Pastor John Piper has a son named Abraham. Abraham has a blog called: 22 words. Each post he writes is 22 words long. Being a female, I don't think I've ever been able to say anything with only 22 words.

The last ten months have been extremely hard for me. It's affected my relationship with Jesus, my schooling, my wifing, my mothering, my friendships, and even my blogging.

Just for fun I'm going to try and sum up the last ten months in, you guessed it, 22 words:

emptying nest:
not needed
counting down

stressed marriage:
1 Corinthians 13

mother-in-law passing:

America changing:
nervous, sad

convicting, dissecting, challenging= 2 Corinthians 10:5

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5


  1. I'm sorry you've had a rough 10 months, Judy. It seems most of the battles I face truly are in my mind. Sean always has a way to give me a different perspective on things. So though the circumstances usually don't change, my thoughts toward them do. I'm going to try to be a Sean for you!!! I was looking at your list and thought I'd at least help give you a different perspective on one of them...Empty Nest....Since you still have 2 at home and you've done (so I'm often told) an incredibly beautiful job raising the two who flew the coup....How about "Launching Pad" or "Straight Arrows are Us"? Okay, that second one add two extra words, but I think it's got a good ring to it!

  2. Thanks for sharing...thanks for your transparency.
    The last 10 months were rough for me, too...in ways far different than yours, to be sure, and probably not as rough-rough. But I both sympathize and empathize...the verse you selected is excellent. Taking every thought captive to Christ. Oh, how I need that! Thanks for the reminder.

    Once again, I'm glad that you all could join us yesterday after work. You didn't even make a fool out of yourself bowling, like I did. This means that your cool factor is still high, but you probably didn't have as much fun, because it is wildly hilarious to toss a bowling ball backwards. Alec said he thought that I was trying to take out the chairs...maybe I needed a lesson on the point of bowling? Pins, not chairs. ;)
    Hey, at least I didn't smash anyone's toes.

    PS 22 words? I'm impressed. I can't even leave a 22 word comment. :P

  3. We've really missed you at the Craft Nights. You should come just to fellowship and visit. Its cheap therapy!!

  4. Adapt and adjust. Those are my words his year. I know my biggest heartache and pain of 2008 can't happen again. I'm adjusting and adapting to my life without her. I know my son will likely move away soon. But I'll adjust and adapt when it happens. Just like I know you have. I take comfort in it. Much love.

  5. Ooo! Thank you!

    I'm gonna have to try this sometime. :)


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