Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Small potatoes

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (The Message)
So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.

Really trying to focus on the small potatoes and think of them as french fries...even though they feel like HUGE IDAHO SPUDS!  Just came from a discussion about Malone's progress and options.  What we know is this...this is a long journey. A marathon of great proportion. Not a short sprint.

There are lots of things to consider and lots of decisions to make big and small. 

But the greatest thing we know is this:  "not a day goes by without his unfolding grace."

We have grace for today and what it brings.  Grace for the good, the bad and the ugly.  And as Mandy Smith has taught me to say "God is still God and God is still good."


  1. Hey Amy, So glad I found your blog so I can keep up with Malone. We are praying for you guys!


  2. i love french fries, a gigantic plate of fries disappears faster than i ever think by just eating one fry at a time :)

  3. I just heard of Malone's accident a few days ago and am hoping that things will improve, as they seem to be doing little by little. I cannot believe that he's a junior in high school now as I remember when he was about two and did a video for Foy Union, saying, "I wuv Foy Union." So adorable.

    John and I are thinking about y'all and hoping for rapid improvement.

    Betty Burgess