Transparency is a Good Thing.
“But he (Jesus) said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” -Paul in I Corinthians 12:9
There’s just something about a fire in the woods. Curt on Ouachita Trail Solo Hike circa 1998
When I chose transparency* as my keyword for 2017, I had no idea how I’d be tested to put my money where my mouth was.
I have chosen to check into the hospital for a series of tests and evaluation concerning the depression I deal with. The last month has simply been devastating and DeDe, my family, and our caring doctors all agree on this next step.
I entered yesterday (Monday) and should be hospitalized 7-10 days.
I’ve chosen to be completely transparent about this part of my journey. I am long past feeling stigmatized or embarrassed by my long term fight with depression.
As you can imagine, I’ll be out of touch over these coming days.
I simply ask that you pray for me.
Pray for DeDe as she keeps the home fires burning. She has been such a strong wall in my life.
I plan to come out of this time stronger, more humble, healthier, more caring, and more usable for God’s glory.
Jesus said that His strength is made perfect in weakness, and I wish for this present season in my life as further evidence of this truth.
- *My 2017 Words: Passion/Focus, Priority, Simplify, Reflection, Integrity, Influence/Impact, Transparency.