I intentionally wanted to frame this blog in the idea of Grace. I learned about Grace when becoming a Christian as a child, and the concept has always been present in my life in some way or another, depending on the current “connectedness” I had with God at the moment. The overall idea of grace, in my opinion is that God has plans for you and your life that are larger than what you may deserve, understand or can prepare for. The idea is that it’s not up to you, it’s up to God, and that the Grace of God is sufficient and enough. When diagnosed with the brain tumor, this truth was placed in front of our lives once again. The first neurosurgeon we met told Heather and I in one very short sentence, God’s Grace is Sufficient, God’s Grace is enough. This was the rally cry we have used to power our way through this journey and so its only appropriate this is the framework and roots from which our journey extends!
One way I have seen Grace summarized is this: I can flip a switch, but I don’t provide the electricity. I can turn on a faucet, but I can’t make the water flow. There will be no light and no liquid refreshment without someone else providing it. We are the conduit through which the Grace of God may flow. And so it is, in a limited sense, for the Christian with the ongoing grace of God. His grace is essential for our spiritual lives, but we don’t control the supply. We can’t make the grace flow, but God has given us circuits to connect and pipes to open in case it’s there. Our job is to live in a way that reveals these paths of blessings so that Our God, who is lavish in his grace, often liberally dispensing his favor without even the least bit of cooperation and preparation on our part, uses our lives as beacons of hope for others.
We hope this blog can be a resource for you and your family, we hope to share stories of hope, inspiration, motivation and fun. We also thought it would be a good way to share stories about our girls and serve as a reminder of the good things we always have to be thankful for in this world!