Just to remind those who are creatures of habit, I am not here anymore. From now on and forever you can find me here.
- Giving me a husband who treats me with tender and loving care fit for a princess. He is so good to me. The gallons of cherry limeade I've imbibed in the past two weeks are testimony in and of themselves!
- Rest. I have needed it, and thanks to the fact that God has not chosen for me to work at this time has given me the privilege of taking time each day to recuperate and get better.
- His Word. I finished the Beth Moore Bible Study this week, and it brought to light so much from Scripture that I had somehow to this point missed.
- Praise. Our church service this past Sunday was absolutely God-driven! What a fantastic way to come together and praise His name! I am thankful for God's presence in praise.
- Health. Yes, I have a bit of a hearing impairment right now. Yes, it is inconvenient. Yet, it is not life-threatening, and I am very grateful to be relatively pain free as I type this right now. God is good to me, and I never want to take that for granted.
- Creativity. I've been tooling around with a new template lately and finally feel ready to reveal it to the masses. Please find your way to my new site here. From tomorrow on, all my new posting will show up there. You can still come to visit my archives here, but I am not going to be here anymore after today!
Went to church this morning.
Good and bad decision. I decided this after the first song began blaring in my head.
Imagine you are Ariel from Little Mermaid, thrust back to life under the sea -- yet you are still a human.
That's my situation right now. I am getting sound in my ear, but it all sounds like it is "Under the Sea." When the choir began to sing this morning, I wanted to cry from the cacophony of sound rattling around in my head.
Thankfully Libbyline came and joined us, which caused us to find a seat further back. In addition, we sat next to a friend who is a doctor.
That miracle man suggested I put some cotton in my ear for protection/insulation from the sound. No cotton handy, but a clean piece of white tissue did the trick. I was able to tolerate, no, enjoy the rest of the service and hear God speak through the songs and the sermon. What a powerful day of God showing up!
That was only the beginning.
After that we headed for a family lunch and then I proceeded to collapse in bed for a much-needed respite.
DP woke me up in time to let the bed wrinkles subside somewhat from my face while we got ready to go to an unexpected treat he'd discovered while on a jaunt with the kids yesterday.
We had the pleasure of sitting under the ministry and music of Shaun Groves tonight at a local college event. We thoroughly enjoyed his concert and had a chance to talk with him afterwards about our sponsorship of Juana through Compassion.
If you haven't gone to his site as a result of all Shannon has shared via her trip to Uganda with Shaun and a number of others, please head on over and check out some of his archives regarding his work with Compassion. God is changing lives, and He is using Shaun as a messenger to do so. Pray with him and for him if you feel led. We sure do.
So, I am feeling about 75% better than I did all last week.
I am still easily tired and really looking forward to getting back on dry land in the hearing department, but God is so good. I certainly cannot complain when I would rather praise Him for all He has done for me.
So, I will praise Him for:
- removing my fever
- stopping the ooze
- making the "bum stick" worth the pain
- plenty of rest
- the care of my precious family
- yogurt and other soft foods that help me avoid frightening eating experiences
- clearing my sinuses & any other dormant infection that might have been hiding inside me
- the ability to laugh at my cirumstances
- holding me close through it all
On His Adventure~
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24 (NIV)