Monday, September 10, 2007

A prayer for Monday

Thought I would share this from our church bulletin yesterday. It's based on Luke 14: 25-33

Lord of the cross, you call us to follow you. We mouth a "yes" and nod an "okay," but do we know what you've asked us to do?

We're to love you more than others? Some say that cross is too heavy. Still, you compel us to follow, knowing that this cross is too heavy for us to carry alone.

You say, count the cost and consider what discipleship is. Somteimes we squirm and say the cost is too great and the sacrifices too numerous. Still, you compel us to follow.

The cross you ask us to carry is not nearly as heavy as the cross you carried for us. Nevertheless, we complain; and you listen.

We search for an easier alternativel and you watch us. God, help us to admit when we get frustreated by the enormity of discipleship. Extend grace and mercy toward us. Wrap us inside unconditional love. And patiently compel us to follow you again. Amen.

Adapted from a prayer by Dr. Kwasi I. Kena

Friday, September 7, 2007

Starting Clomid

Went to my OBGYN today and he put me on Clomid. Thinks my progesterone is low due to weak ovulation. I've been spotting alot in my luteal phase (which is also kind of short). Will be starting on Sunday. I'm hopeful and glad to be doing something to move forward.

Been holding up pretty well even with all the baby showers last week and with the end of another cycle. At the moment I'm feeling a little bit more peaceful and patient.