this week's wisdom

May 19, 2010

so nie nie needs a new neck.

wow. how's that for alliteration?

getting this new neck means doctors put a balloon in her back to stretch the skin and expanded it every so often. she was supposed to have it expanded one more time before they could do the surgery that would give her that new neck, but hunchie, as she calls it, got infected. so i guess they're doing the surgery this week.

she's a little nervous. and apparently this surgery's a pretty big deal. so i thought maybe she could use some prayers. the more the merrier, right? maybe you should read about it from her. she probably explains it a lot better. do that here. and for those of you late to the party and are wondering who nie nie is, go here.

today's tune is brought to you by mat kearney.

closer to love
she got the call today
one out of the gray
and when the smoke cleared
it took her breath away
she said she didn't believe
it could happen to me
i guess we're all one phone call
from our knees
we're gonna get there soon
if every building falls
and all the stars fade
we'll still be singing this song
the one they can't take away
i'm gonna get there soon
she's gonna be there, too
crying in her room
praying, lord come through
we're gonna get there soon
it's your light

it's your way
pull me out of the dark
just to shoulder the weight
crying out now
from so far away
you pull me closer to love
meet me once again
down off lake michigan
where we could feel the storm blowing
down with the wind
and don't apologize
for all the tears you've cried
you've been way too strong now

for all your life
i'm gonna get there soon
you're gonna be there, too
cause you are all that
i've waited for
all of my life

and now for the wisdom...

(don't you just love it when i do long posts?)

therefore comfort each other and edify one
another, just as you also are doing.
and we urge you, brethren, to recognize
those who labor among you, and are over you
in the lord and to admonish you, and to esteem
them very highly in love for their work's sake.
be at peace among yourselves (1 thessalonians 5:11-13).


  1. Actually, long posts are ideal. You learn more of the person with more of their stuff.

  2. I love long posts! And I've been following nienie, and will be praying. Thanks for the great words of wisdom.

  3. Hi criticalcrass!

    Greetings from Malaysia again! Just want to say thank you for dropping by my blog on my SITS day. You can read the aftermath of my whole day SITting episode

    at this link:

    Thank you again and hope to see you back here sometime! :D

    Warmest Regards,
    Jenny aka I'm a full-time mummy