Thursday, May 8, 2008



I woke up this morning at 1:00 am terrified. My sweet Elmo has a giant cyst on his back that has ruptured and he has to go in for surgery next week. I woke up to the thought of, "what if he dies on the table? What if the Dr. can't wake him from the anesthesia?" I had all these thoughts running through my head and felt helpless to stop them. I laid there for the longest time falling prey to my own dark thoughts until a still small voice whispered, "Perfect love casts out fear because fear involves torment." How long have I allowed my thoughts to hold me captive to my fears? I think it's been awhile but, it's time to put an end to it!


"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy."

James 3:17

4 comments:

Pat said...

I hope Elmo will be OK! Keep the positive thought and prayers.

Hugs, Pat

Moorea said...

So sorry about Elmo. That is very scary. I am sure all will be OK.
~Moorea

Robin Chistensen said...

Hi Cori,

Poor little Elmo. I'm sure he will be fine. Remember, he has a positive attitude. I've seen it more than once.

Love,

Robin

Robin Chistensen said...

Hi Cori,

I'm positive that Elmo will be fine. After all, don't discount his happy position in life.

I love the quote you used. I am familiar with it, as grandma wrote it on a piece of envelope for me. I've never forgotten the perfect peace that washed over me; that same peace that has gifted me with strength all these years later.

Love,

Robin