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When it all crashes…

I made the startling discovery last week that the blog was “down”.  I had intended to write something quick and get back to my school work, so you can imagine just how annoying that was.  I did what any busy woman would do.  I ignored it.

I don’t pay too much attention to the website anymore.  I use programs that take care of most of the work for me, so I haven’t kept up with the coding knowledge I need to fix issues when they arise. The last time I had a blog problem, I lost the whole blog.  I didn’t have time for this problem.

I didn’t really have time for this problem this morning, but since I will be done with the semester by Friday I decided to start looking a little under the hood. As it turned out, five minutes was all it took.  Five minutes to repair a damaged file. Five minutes.

I likely won’t remember how startling this was to me in an hour, when I am feverishly reviewing and typing and trying to be ready for finals week. But I felt it was an important reminder that sometimes what looks like a disaster is actually a simple problem. Sometimes taking a minute to really look at what we fear, the problem goes away.  It doesn’t always work like this, but isn’t it nice when it does?

Proverbs 3:25-26

Have no fear of sudden disaster

or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,

 for the Lord will be at your side

and will keep your foot from being snared.

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Jennifer Vanderlaan CNM MPH is the author of the BirthingNaturally.net website. She has been working with expectant families since 2000, training doulas and childbirth educators, and midwives. She has worked with midwives in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her interest in public health grew in 2010, and she is now a PhD student in a nursing program learning to become a producer of knowledge.

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