when you read these profound words in this book as you study anatomy with the kids and, as it always has been (given the bachelors degree in Psychology), the topic of the brain is most intriguing. then when you hear news of this friends' brain tumor, you are reminded about how fearfully and wonderfully we are all made, each detail of each part of our bodies more intricate than we can know.

"Initially, neurons send out fibers to a wide target area. Those connections that are repeatedly used become stronger, while those that are unused can be lost in a process called pruning...Since experience alters the brain in both positive and negative ways, it is all the more important to live a godly life. Perhaps this is one reason that the Apostle Paul admonished Christians how to think: 'Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things' (Philippians 4:8)." -Dr. David A. DeWitt, PhD

because the storms that roll in and out are part of the cycle of our broken days and also they are a clear manifestation of the God who sings over us and around us, writing truth through our eyes and ears and nose, strengthening neurons' connections and soul connections.
let love and faithfulness never leave you. bind them around your neck write them on the tablet of your heart