Things just go your way, business is great, the sky is blue and all the lights are green as you cruise through life feeling on top of the world.
I was unhurt except for my pride but it was a not-so-gentle reminder that life does, indeed, have its ups and downs.
The week before, the Wilkey family welcomed Parker Andrew Beasley into the world. Parker is our second grandson, joining his brother Eli. Eli spent nearly a month in neonatal intensive care but God worked a miracle and Eli is a bright, active 2-year-old who now has a little brother.
Parker arrived safe and sound and both he and our daughter Joanna are doing well along with Eli and son-in-law Matt.
Sometimes we take the birth of a child for granted, but there are things that can and do happen on occasion.
Just ask any parent who has lost a child at birth or has gone through a miscarriage. Regular readers know that long-time Baptist and Reflector staff member Susie Edwards has not worked for nearly two years as she has been undergoing treatments for cancer. Susie has been an amazing trooper.
Despite numerous rounds of chemotherapy and, most recently, radiation, Susie and her husband Mark have been incredible witnesses for their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Susie, through the way she has handled cancer, has positively impacted people for Christ.
But last week we received the news that Susie has been referred to Hospice. Treatments have taken their toll and Susie is very weak. Susie had an amazing rapport with callers.
Nothing is impossible with God. None of us like to see our friends hurting. But, as I am always reminded, God is still on His throne and He is in control.
We all face our ups and downs in life. Just read John The ups and downs of expat life are many. A domestic move can cause similar feelings of stress and fear and frustration.
But a move overseas can affect an expat even more dramatically, given the lack of support network and how strange everything can feel.
Feb 11, · Dr Charles Stanley - OVERCOMING THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE Dr Charles Stanley - OVERCOMING THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE Charles Stanley || How to Keep Going When The Going Gets Rough. There is no life if without any movement.
Life is full of ups and downs. In fact each day has its own best and the worst moment. These moments define our character, our susceptibility to the lows and delectation when on a high.
We should have expected it the ups and downs of cruising life. We had the ups of exploring in idyllic settings for weeks, then the downs of the furler hassles. THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE Acts a. INTRODUCTION. One-major attractions amusement parks=roller coaster.
Parks-Great America, Cedar Point-Sandusky, OH-built reputat-twisting, looping, rolling, incredibly fast coasters. Some days you’re up. You’re in tune with the universe, your life is flowing, and the present moment makes sense.
And other days you’re down. You might be in an emotional funk—because you’re tired, you received bad news, or maybe you just can’t access your sense of purpose. It happens.