I had something in my shoe. I took off my shoe, tried to shake it out, but nothing appeared. Thinking maybe it fell out, I put my shoe back on. In two steps I realized it was still there. After three more shakes of the shoe, I decided I needed to investigate further. I took off my sock – nothing there. I investigated the bottom of my foot – clean as a whistle (or at least as clean as my feet normally are). Two more steps after putting everything back on, there was still something in my shoe.

At the end of the day, I finally discovered what it was. I had what was described as a “stone bruise.” According to the good folks at WebMD:

A stone bruise is a deep bruise of the fat pad of the heel or ball of the foot. It’s often from an impact injury, but it can also happen after stepping on a hard object. The pain feels like you’re walking on a pebble. It will gradually go away on its own.

Good news: I knew what was wrong. Bad news: I was just going to have to let it go away. At least I could leave on my shoes.

Adam and Eve knew something was wrong and immediately began to blame everything but the real problem, a problem we all share. Join us this week as we learn how to recognize who is to blame (Genesis 3:9-13).

See you Sunday!

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