The Story of Your Scars

We all carry scars…

There is a story with each one. Maybe it is a clumsy accident, or possibly something more serious.

Scars can be new, or they can be old, lasting a lifetime.

The deepest wounds and scars are often ones that go unseen, that aren’t physical. They show up in our hearts and minds, impacting emotions and relationships.

I’ve listened to this song for the better part of a week now and I am struck by a truth I feel unworthy to admit – That despite the wounds and scars in my life, God is there to write a story more beautiful than I could ever imagine.

I’m thankful for the scars
‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And I know they’ll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars

Psalm 34:18 tells us that “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

Emotional pain is an extraordinary motivating factor.  It can cause us to do things we ordinarily wouldn’t do.  It can drive us to react in ways that aren’t healthy.  Pain can force us to change who we are, to avoid the truth, to try and quiet the longing in our heart.

So what is the story of your scars?

Maybe your wounds are fresh.
Maybe they are buried so deep in the past you hardly want to recognize them.  Maybe you’ve been hurt.
Maybe you’ve hurt someone else.

I pray you’ll bring your brokenness to Him.

He is willing and able to walk with you, every step of the way.

Healing and mending the parts of you that only He can.

Bringing you through to the other side, stronger than ever before.

And then you’ll be able to cling to the message of this song.

Your wounds are a story He’ll use…

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Wild College Football Weekend

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What a weekend it was for college football!

As a big Ohio State fan I was thrilled to see us get bumped up to the #2 spot in the BCS rankings.  My second favorite team, Alabama, suffered a heartbreaking loss to get us there.

Next week is conference championship weekend, and it couldn’t matter more this year for the Buckeyes.  We need a great showing against Michigan State if we want to seal our chances to play in the championship game on January 6th.

It’s a great time to be a Buckeyes fan!

Happy Thanksgiving

Sitting here this morning on Thanksgiving Day I’m mindful of the many blessings in my life. Even on my worst day I am more fortunate than many people in this world. I thank God for that.

It’s easy to get caught up in what others have, and what I want. But it takes a little more maturity to step back and just be grateful for what I already have.

A beautiful wife, two healthy and wonderful children, a loving family, a steady well paying job, a roof over my head, food in my belly and the unconditional love of a Savior.

Can’t beat that!

I pray this holiday season that you find gratitude for the blessings in your life, and are able to enjoy them to the fullest!

Gratitude turns what you have into enough…

Happy Thanksgiving from the Lewis family to yours!

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Today my wife and I celebrate 4 years of marriage. A whole Presidential term!

I’m so lucky to have met Courtney and be able to call her my wife. She is a wonderful mother to our two beautiful children, and a constant companion to me.

I am fortunate to have her in my life and love her with all my heart. I plan on enjoying many more anniversaries with her by my side.

Here’s to the rest of our lives!

A New Day…

Today I start a new job, working for Sodexo at Lee University. For the last four years I have worked at the Bald Headed Bistro in Cleveland, TN. It has been a great job, with a lot of opportunities. I will always value my time at the Bistro.

Today, as I look to the future I’m excited and thankful all at the same time. My wife and I are expecting a baby in June, my new job offers great benefits and hours. Both great for a growing family!

I’m anxious to get started and look forward to the learning and training ahead. I commit this new job to God, and pray I’ll honor him and represent him well. I look forward to furthering my career and bettering the quality of life for my family.

Stay tuned, I’ll share plenty of lessons I learn along the way.

Be blessed and encouraged today, I know I am…

ADL