Two Years of Storms

I began telling this story in July 2018. I was having difficulty getting WordPress installed on my old computer, so I finished the story in a series of Facebook posts. Those are very difficult to recover. Today is the fourth anniversary of the beginning of this journey. I will reblog the first two entries and try to reconstruct the rest, though it probably will feel different from four years on.

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One thing that strikes me about the story of Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4: 35-41 is the degree of panic expressed by the Disciples. It’s already been established that at least Peter, Andrew, James, and John are experienced fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. As such they have known the Sea of Galilee to have sudden storms. They know how to keep themselves and their crafts safe in such instances, in dark or daylight. Something about THIS storm, however, so frightens the Disciples that they wake up Jesus and scream at him “Don’t you care that we’re going to die?”

Over the last two years, storms I was used to gave way to a storm that had me crying out to Jesus about the danger of it all.

In the summer of 2016, Lynette and I were in our 34th year of marriage and our 30th year as…

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