What Next; Behind Roo's Ruse

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Erin recently asked me if I’m uncomfortable unless I’m in turmoil about something – anything. I had to laugh out loud. Hours before I had remembered a scenario where my mother stated flatly, “Daddy’s not happy unless he’s miserable about something.” Erin had me wonder for a moment if I’m a formidable chip off Daddy’s block.

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My next thought was Roseanne Roseannadanna,* saying, “It’s always something. If it’s not one thing it’s another.”

In The Problem of Pain C.S. Lewis wrote, “…While what we call ‘our own life’ remains agreeable we will not surrender it to Him. What then can God do in our interests but make ‘our own life’ less agreeable to us, and take away the plausible source of false happiness?”

My Life has never been simple. In fact, my life has usually been rather confounding. It’s my normal.

That may seem harsh, but those hardships forged…

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