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.