The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying

I’ve been unemployed for nearly two years now. I’ve had cancer, and a 13-hour surgery to get rid of it. I can’t pay my rent or my bills without help. But through it all, I keep coming back to these three words. I am blessed.

The Accidental Missionary

*Writers note:  After reading your comments, I have been moved to revise the following piece.  In a post where the main point is to encourage others to be aware of how our choice of words can get in the way of conveying our true intent, I realize the irony that my choosing to refer to my lack of understanding of God’s purpose as “dumb luck” caused some folks to miss the meaning of the post itself.  Silly me.  While people may still disagree, I think this slightly revised version better captures my honest intent.

I was on the phone with a good friend the other day.  After covering important topics, like disparaging each other’s mothers and retelling semi-factual tales from our college days, our conversation turned to the mundane.

“So, how’s work going?” he asked.

For those of you who don’t know, I make money by teaching leadership skills and…

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4 thoughts on “The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying

  1. Swoosieque says:

    Beautiful reminder of what truly matters. I too, am blessed.

  2. Swoosieque says:

    Because you are strong and positive in your spirit, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award which you may or may not want. If you would like to participate, here is the link: http://cancerisnotpink.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/the-sunshine-award/

    • debiwarford says:

      Thank you! Some days are easier than others, as you know, but at my core I try to stay positive. That downward spiral is tempting but leads to a really bad place.

      • Swoosieque says:

        Yes, believe me, I know. I’m taking the full dose of an anti-depressant which is helping me tremendously, I can finally s-l-e-e-p now!!

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