mend – “to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing.” –

When my twin was diagnosed with MS three years ago, she could not walk. Lesions cluttered her brain and spine. The pain was so intense that she could not stand to feel the hospital sheets against her legs. Since then she has endured daily painful injections, monthly infusions, and a myriad of MS symptoms.


But today, she walked over three miles in the National MS Society Walk in Boston. Each step was taken with the love and support of family and friends (and bloggy pals of mine she has never even met –THANK YOU!)


Lexi, her daughter, wore our motto proudly: Don’t MS With Me!



img_30201Rhema, Brandon, Jeneil, Hope


This weekend my eyes were opened to the power of God to mend.

It started with my sweet friend Lianna sharing a book with me of communication e-mails that were sent out after she was in a car accident that very nearly took her life. The cover of the book quotes “Come and see what God has done…” Page after page I see His healing hand on her as He knit her back together throughout a long recovery process. Her life is such a miracle.

Even though she still has to fight, I see Him mending my sister. Thank you, God! Because three years ago, today would not have been possible. I see Him mending my daughter, Rhema. (She did so well today!)  I am surrounded by walking miracles, their very lives make it impossible to doubt the ability and will of God to heal.

Even me. Even us. He’s mending.

With tender mercy and a delicate hand, He is patching up our hearts, renewing our minds and bodies, making us usable by repair. What a miracle!



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17 thoughts on “Mended

  1. What a beautiful miracle! I am praising God that you sister was able to walk three miles yesterday and I am praising God for your beautiful family and your beautiful blog.

    You all are such an inspiration to me.

    Thanks again for another touching post!

    (I’m going to link it to Miracle Monday with Mr. Linky now!)

  2. God is so amazing. I love the redemptive part of His nature. His “mending” is so much more complete than any medical procedure or drug…He restores the soul and brings joy untold…rejoicing with you & your family!!

    I loved the shirt your niece was wearing!

  3. You are so right dont MS with my beautiful Granddaughter.I knew this day would come and I praise God I thank God I love God and you.

  4. Love it! What a great word too… mended. So glad to hear about your sister’s accomplishment and God’s work at mending and weaving in your lives.

    Col. 2:2-4 I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else.

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