Roberta C. Bondi wrote in her book A Place to Pray, “Praising God isn’t something we do, an activity we engage in among other activities. It is a fundamental way of being toward God…”

Among many things, that is what I’ve been growing deeper in during this 8 week journey of back pain. Praising God cannot be only based on things going well but a deep trust that He is in charge of everything, even allowing my pain to continue.

But yesterday I could tell a difference of slightly less pain. I was very encouraged.

But sitting up is still my least favorite activity and brings the sharpest pain, so I can’t sit here longer. I hope tomorrow I can tell you about the importance of stretching…