Trishie, even your loneliness and fatigue can be offered up for eternal benefit. Look at the fatigue that our Lord suffered, struggling to rise again after the third fall. I am most impressed not that He fell three times, but that He struggled, with all of His human strength, to die the death that forever gives us hope. My journey became much easier once I released all claim that I had on my life. I was moved to abandon it into the Lord's hands. And, once I let go in trust, He gave my life back to me. It was all a test to see if I really and truly trusted Him. As with all manner of living our faith, it was a struggle, and one that I would have preferred to avoid, but the payoff was immense, just as He promised. Tears come when I contemplate His mercy. If I had to do the past four years over again, I would choose the same path of suffering. Rather than being a curse, it became a blessing. Christ's peace, my sister.
I was thinking of you earlier, oddly enough, my dear brother. It will be good to meet in heaven.
Jim, I'm a mixture of feelings about my brother-in-law who became quadriplegic three weeks ago. He has so much faith and good humor. He's glad he is alive, and is cheerful, but hes a C6-7, so it's both tears and wonder. We all love him dearly and are so in awe of my sister's faith and strength and his. Life has many curves, doesn't it, Jim. You and now our Tony have health battles that seem to go on. His will of course, but there is so much love surrounding him, and I think you, from your family.
Thanks for visiting, love, Trishie. May God bless and heal you, and bless all your family.
Thank you so much for your prayers. I do need them. I thank God for your kindness and the gift of God that is because I have been feeling very alone and also unaccountably tired.
Well now, that is quite an assignment you have there! We had quite the wind yesterday, as well. We avoided all harm, but thee were trees and power lines down in various places. Fortunate little birds, to have been found by such a caring heart! How on earth could one allow them to struggle on their own? MAy the peace of Christ be with you!
Dear Jim, how lovely of you to drop in. I'm caring for two baby birds that were blown out of the tree. The wind had torn their nest and they are too small to leave on the ground. They are sleeping after their ordeal.
Thank you for your prayers, Jim. My soul is safer for that. Many prayers for you also.
Jim, I couldn't help a smile over your admission of not being a natural nurse! We all have our particular skills! I'm sure you are being very attentive all the same!
We have just buried Uncle Joe, whose struggle is now over. God bless his soul. Thank you for your faithful prayers for him. His spirits remained strong.
Yes, continuing issues despite the resolution of that huge one. Drama on my lovely granddaughter's 21st birthday, ruining the day...her younger brother, damaged by his early years with his mother, despite all my son efforts while raising the two children alone, decided to make a destructive rebellion and stormed out. He has been gone for over a week, and no word. Some smooth sailing for my beleaguered son would be good!
I hope your wife recovers fully. Every day is a step closer. Lots of love, Trishie
Much better after reconciliation, my sister in Christ! Still praying for you and uncle Joe on a daily basis. I know that your burden has lightened, but it's still there. I am recovering from Monday's treatment that has been a little on the difficult side this week. Next day, DW had stomach/esophagus surgery. She's much better than she was when she came home Wednesday, but still has a distance to go - liquid diet and various medications. I have been butler, but suddenly realized that it was neither my occupation, nor my vocation, or even avocation. Nevertheless, we have reconciliation available for those little failures of customer service. I pray that all goes well with you.