For far too many weeks, I
have been fighting a bronchial congestion.
During the past week, after previously having three sets of antibiotics
and two steroid shots, my breathing seemed to hit a new low. It is amazing how those most difficult times
are either at night or over the weekend when the doctor is unavailable. Fortunately I experienced one of those times
in the doctor’s office Thursday which helped to make some progress after
confirming the absence of pneumonia and cancer.
I am certainly breathing better now (more than one way) but I don’t
believe that I have ever felt so tired and weak. Thanks to you and our Great Physician, I
believe that I will win this one!
One of the items in my
stocking Christmas morning at Justin and Laura’s was a lovely memo book. It is set up to write from either end so I
have set it up for BLESSINGS from one end and VERSES that especially speak to
me each day from the other end. Already
after a couple of weeks it is exciting to go back and review what I wrote.
Two thoughts that I
recorded were; “…when trouble comes your way, consider it an opportunity for
great joy.” (James 1:2) and “God blesses
those who patiently endure testing and temptation.” (James 1:12)
I can’t say that I was always that patient, but I recorded numerous
unexpected blessings that came my way.
It truly has been an opportunity to see God answer prayers through
people and circumstances!
An urgent prayer
request: Friend Lois had her first chemo
infusion yesterday using the port installed last week and I am sure is
exhausted. Later in the day, her husband
Bob, suffered a stroke and is in intensive care. Please pray for this dear couple and their
2013 is off to a bumpy
start for me, but I feel confident that things will smooth out now and I can
get back to “normal”. I trust that each
of you is keeping healthy and experiencing the Lord’s blessings in this New