Skin Doctor

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ on your body?  This morning I had an appointment with the skin doctor to look at a spot that was suspicious. My dad had super fair skin, which I inherited, so I’m trying to pay attention to my skin & avoid bad stuff. 

The whole skin thing is yet another example of God’s grandeur & intricacy. Not only does God make our bodies with massive complexity, filled with elaborate parts & pieces all working together with symphonic elegance, but then all that sophistication gets squeezed into skin.  And skin is easily overlooked. 

Feel free to sit in the reality that you are fearfully & wonderfully made by your attentive & loving Heavenly Father! 

the arm thing

I posted a pic of my arm yesterday on FB with the request for prayer so I thought I’d make a quick followup explanation of the ugliness:  I have really fair skin & recently found something that looked irregular.  I popped into the dr’s office & he cut it out for a biopsy & concluded that it was basal cell something or another (the “good” kind of skin cancer).  I returned a 2nd time to the dr because they didn’t get it all out the 1st time so the picture yesterday was the latest round of excitement & this time it hurts, so that’s why I’m asking for prayer.  I totally get that on the grand scheme of things, this is way on the whimpy side (having held dying babies with Saving Moses & seeing toddlers playing in the same room where their prostitute mom works at the same time) – this is a blip in comparison to many atrocious things in our world, including gov’t shut downs.  But let’s also remember that Jesus said that our Father knows when we lose a hair on our head so our Father is very engaged with our daily living in a very personal way, even with frustrations that can be a small as skin difficulties, so let’s continue to pray for & encourage each other 🙂