1. Julie Stimmel on July 17, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Thank you Julie and Maury for being real. There have been so many days, weeks, months that I have felt like “crap” in the last three years and you could not have said it better. It is the reality of life in this sinful and beautiful world. The Lord has been using this to accomplish His work and transforming in my life. It doesn’t feel good; in fact it is unsettling, but He wants to give me His perspective as I go through this life. There is peace in His perspective. And there is a freedom within the brokenness if I will accept that I am broken and let the Lord grow me through it. After all, “crap” is a great fertilizer for fruitful growth.

    • Vicky Baxter on July 17, 2017 at 9:09 am

      This is “right on” and exactly how many of us are feeling. Whether this has been brought on by the times we are living in or just a natural growth of the Christian spirit; I believe many of us are going through some “crap” right now and waiting for the gateway of fruitful growth to proceed. I have a friend who constantly talks about being “happy”. Happiness is fleeting but peace is serenity knowing that “this to shall pass” and believing it to be the truth.

  2. Michele on July 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Awe! I love you guys! It’s comforting to know that I am not the only one that is struggling. Not that I want you to struggle– I wish peace and joy for you and your family always!! But it is easy for me to feel that I am alone in my suffering. Thank you for being vulnerable and for the reminder that everyone is in the battle together ❤️

  3. Maury on July 22, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks to you all for these comments. Yep. We all put our smiley face on each day but life can be crap-o-licous. We’re trying to learn to see it as an invitation to deeper reality. Not easy!

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