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Our family of 6 (dad Adam, mom Sherry, big sister Abby and little brothers Isaac and Brady -- who was born on December 14, 2010) joined the ranks of pediatric cancer fighters when our 4-year old son Logan was diagnosed with a dangerous and highly malignant form of brain cancer in mid-August 2010. Logan's cancer journey began abruptly on Sunday, August 15, when his right eye suddenly turned inward during dinner. Twenty-four hours later, we were checking into Children's Hospital Oakland and finding out that life sometimes takes you places you'd never, ever imagine yourself going.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What *is* Faith?

I feel squirrelly today. The restlessness is probably a direct result of my morning coffee and codeine cocktail, but it has my mind churning and alive with a host of thoughts, both fleeting and more pointedly persistent.

When I heard the news of Michelle Duggar's 20th pregnancy, I took pause and reserved judgment as I contemplated her family's life of faith. While I'm not certain that their interpretation of the scriptures is entirely sound, I do have a great respect for the way they put their faith in God. It looks completely insane to most onlookers, but it's an admirable example of faith in action.

And then I wondered: Is it possible for me to live that kind of life of faith? Is it truly possible for me to embrace the healing scriptures, to own them, to truly believe that my faith --my deeply flawed, purely human faith-- can move mountains? It's hard to believe in something we cannot see. It goes against every human inclination, every need to have proof and evidence. And it's scary to put yourself out there.

I've repeatedly fallen short of making the grand proclamation that my heart so badly wants to make. Every time my fingers start to graze the keyboard, a voice whispers but what if you're wrong? What if God doesn't show up this time? And it stops me. And I retreat.

But not this morning. No, this morning I'm going to make the declaration, realizing that the road of faith is filled with potholes large and wide enough to swallow strings of passenger airliners.

Logan will be healed. The mountains will move. He will grow up with his siblings and have a huge impact on this world as an adult. The enemy will try to stop all of that, but God is bigger. And you know what? God will show up, because He always does.

Can I get an Amen? And some prayers from Logan's warriors? Because we need 'em all. Thanks. And blessings to you.


  1. Amen. And continuing to pray for Logan and you all!

  2. Amen! from me. Praying for your little dude. I really believe he will overcome this.

  3. And all the people said, "Amen."

    Continuing to pray and believe.

  4. You sure CAN get an AMEN! Praying that with you Sherry!
    And praying for you awful ear infection to improve..

    Just a side note, I absolutely 100% believe in the spiritual battle that is currently raging. I have been in the middle of scary spiritual battles in the past and (although not health related and definitely not the worst one) very much in one now. I was reminded last weekend as our pastor was preaching and specifically talking about spiritual battles (referencing 1 Peter 5:8) that my (our) response has to be to "stand firm against him {the enemy}, be strong in your faith."
    Ok. Way easier read and said, than done. BUT. I will be praying for God to GIVE you the strength and endurance to be able to "stand firm" and be "strong in your faith" in Him. I know we could all use this from time to time, but you guys need this prayer now and ongoing.
    Praying over you, Adam, Logan, Abby, Isaac and baby Brady.
    Much love to you sister!