Kati was diagnosed with Lyme disease in early June 2012, just weeks before she moved to Philadelphia. It was good to get answers and know why she was feeling lousy, but it was rather unfortunate timing from my mom point of view. Right when she was set to leave and take care of herself, I felt a deep calling to hold her close and protect her. Kati was ready to go, and honestly, before her diagnosis, I had come to believe it was best. As close as we are, it was clear that we could only handle one woman in the house - especially in the kitchen.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." – Romans 12:2
“Change” is an all too familiar call in our current culture. In January, the world watched a Women’s March protest for change in laws and policies; on March 8, the 2017 International Women’s Day issued a “Be Bold for Change” campaign. As Christian women, we know that when life happens, only God’s Spirit empowers us to go beyond change, to actually be “transformed by the renewing of your mind.”