For the Yada Yadas, gettin'' caught up in troubles isn''t the
problem; it''s how to get free.
Only weeks ago, we Yadas toughened our prayer knees when one of
our own was the victim of a vicious racial attack. Now it seems
each household is being thrown into even bigger and badder
circumstances. It especially worries me, Jodi Baxter, because I''m
a fixer by nature, and the prayer list is getting out of control .
Ruth and Ben are caught up in an unplanned pregnancy--in their
fifties! Chanda is deluded by the glitter of her lottery dream come
true. Florida wants to move her family, hoping to leave trouble
behind, but it looks like it may catch up to her anyway. And I''m
finding that even good things like prayer group can consume me in
no time flat.
If there is an upside, it''s that all this trouble is revealing
the subtle lies we Yadas believe about God, ourselves, each other,
and life. Maybe our best hope is to catch on to what God''s
doing--and catch on quick!--before the enemy can take any
prisoners. That''d be a freedom worth celebrating. And celebrating
is what my spiritual sisters and I do best.