Target on My Back

Have you ever been convicted by your own words? 

Another tough week. About ten days ago, my left leg began throbbing with pain which would come and go. After three days of increasing intensity, I had a niggling thought I might have another DVT (blood clot in the deep vein of my leg).

Hours and hours at the hospital and medical clinic confirmed my fear.  I had a blood clot in my leg from the mid-thigh down; the same leg I had one in six years ago. The condition is painful, stomach turning pain, and dangerous as the clot can break off and travel to your lungs.

And so I wallowed and I wondered. I wondered when someone else would have the target on their back and I could catch a break. Not a break like a broken bone break ... you know what I mean.

A couple of days ago, while editing my work in progress, I read the following declaration by Cord the hero of Fool’s Notion:

         “I believe in a God who loves me and who loves you. Life can be difficult and painful but what we see is not all there is. Someday, Jesus will take us to live with Himself for all eternity.” Cord reached across the table and wrapped his hand around hers. “The Bible says ‘He will wipe every tear from our eye and there will be no more sorrow and no more pain.’ God never intended for sickness or for cruelty to be a part of our lives. We chose it, when we went our own way.”

 Lord, help me to remember!


"I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” (Jeremiah 31:3 NLT)

May you remember the nearness of the Lord this week!


 Fool’s Notion:  Week 9                        Goal 144                     Actual 109