Durga Thangarajah was born on May 31, 2008. When she was born she was hailed as a miracle. It seems that Durga had fastened herself to and grew inside of her mother's ovary. Only about one in 100,000 babies are successfully delivered when they develop outside of their mother's womb (usually in a liver or an intestine). But the odds of a successful birth to a baby that develops inside its mother's ovary is about one in a million. Dr. Andrew Miller who delivered the baby said, "I deliver up to 520 babies a year here privately, and I've never seen anything like this before.
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.