Being on my 4th antibiotic, I am now starting to
feel a bit more like myself. Someone has
said; “when you can’t breath, nothing
else matters” and I can certainly agree with that. I am thankful to be using much less albuterol
now to keep breathing, and I have been able to reduce the usage of the COPD
drugs that have been prescribed. I am
thankful for those wonderful drugs but am pleased to be experiencing less
side-effects from them now. Fortunately
I have been able to keep on top of things at the office, but not much else.
I have been reading the book of Galatians recently and
appreciate the reminder that the Apostle Paul was passing on to them; it is not by law that righteousness is
obtained, but rather through grace!
I especially appreciated Paul’s confrontation with Peter when “…Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles
anymore. He was afraid of criticism…” (Galatians 3:12) Isn’t it amazing how easy it is for criticism
to sway us in the wrong direction if we are not careful…Even Peter was
vulnerable! Those chapters have made me
much more aware of watching my responses to people and events. I find myself more frequently evaluating my
responses to determine if I am being swayed by opinions or allowing the Holy
Spirit to direct me and my responses.
As a follow up from my last blog about friends Lois and Bob,
I just talked with them on the phone but have not seen them for fear of passing
on some of this nasty bug. Bob is home
from the hospital and had no permanent neurological damage which is a wonderful
answer to prayer! Lois had a rather
challenging time with here first chemo infusion and is scheduled for five more
along with radiation. God has been
working in some marvelous ways in their lives but they continue to need prayer.
I always appreciate your prayers to our wonderful Lord on my
behalf and for many others. You are the
Love to you all,