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Monday, June 29, 2009

30th Wedding Anniversary


Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary. I thank God for my precious husband. We have been through many ups and downs but God has been faithful through all of it.
We have had for better and for worse. We have had health and sickness. We have had some richer and poorer times. But we have had each other and the help of the Lord to go through each of the seasons that come into our lives. I pray that we have many more years together.




Saturday, June 27, 2009

God's Chisel

This video is based on Ephesians 2:10 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
I pray that you are encouraged by it.



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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Root of All Evil

What is the root of all evil? The Bible plainly tell us that the love of money is the root of all evil. It doesn't say that money is but that the love of money is. 1 Timothy 6:10 You may say that you don't love money. But do you love the things that money can provide: Clothes, cars, houses, vacations, etc. ? My thing is the security that money provides. My family lives a modest lifestyle.
However living week to week. Not even paycheck to paycheck because when you are self-employed you can't on a paycheck. You learn to live by faith. Sometimes my faith is stronger than others. I admit this one area that I struggle in. When things are really tight. I get anxious. I know that God's Word tells me to "Cast on all my care upon Him for He cares for me." 1 Peter 5:7.
God teaches me this over and over again. I remember when we first started in business 22 yrs ago. God gave me the Scripture in Matthew 6 that if He takes care of the lilies of the field and the birds of the air , He will take care of me . Friends, He has not failed to do so. So why do I let things like money or the lack thereof bother me? My God is faithful.
I saw this video today. I thought you might enjoy it and just see how Satan uses money to discourage us.




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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

one of those days


It has been one of those days. You know the kind. The ones where you can't seem to get anything done, you have constant worries on your mind, you need to be in several places at once. I had to get up early this morning get myself ready and leave to go get my mother ready to take her to the doctor. When I got there she was still in the bed. We had 45 minutes before time to leave.

Mother is not fast like she once was. The pain that she is in constantly, has slowed her down. I didn't know if I could get her ready to leave in time or not. We made it. Taking her & my Dad to the doctors is an ordeal in itself. They just don't understand things like they once did. It is hard to get them to understand and keep them from upsetting the doctor. We are looking for a new pain management doctor. Today we saw the family physician who does not deal with pain management. However, to get a new pain management physician we need a referral from him.

I need to take care of my parents. I need to take care of things here at home. I need to keep things in balance. I NEED to lean on Jesus. My friend Marsha had a wonderful post at her place today about anxiety. You might like to visit her blog.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Worshipful Sunday

Worship with me as celebrate the fact that Jesus as promised never to leave us or forsake us.
Hebrews 13:5, Deuteronomy 31:6

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update on my week


This past week has been rather hectic for me. Mother was back in the hospital again. We took her back to ER on Wednesday afternoon. Her meds had her all confused again. I knew when I saw her on Tuesday night that things were not right. My husband and son and his wife also spent sometime with her.

The doctors at ER suggested putting mother in a nursing home short term for some physical therapy and to adjust her medication. Her pain management doctor kept telling us it was not the meds that were causing the confusion. He was even suggesting that Mother was suffering from dementia. My Dad, brothers and I were facing some hard decisions on Wednesday night. We did not want to put Mother in a nursing home but if that was what was best for her then we agreed to it. It was so hard to tell Mother that we might have to put her a nursing home even for a short while.

Thankfully,we did not have to resort to that. God sent us a wonderful doctor in to take care of her during her stay in the hospital, these doctors are called hospitalists. She took one look at the medications that Mother was on and was pretty sure that it was the medications causing the problems. She took her off the main one that we thought was causing the problem by midnight Mother was more coherent.

We tried to get her to a couple of rehab places for some physical therapy but she was in too good of shape for them to accept her. So she was sent home the next day with some equipment for help around the home. Home health care will be coming out supervising the meds for awhile and giving physical therapy.

I very thankful that Mother did not have to go into a nursing home at this time. I kept thinking to myself I didn't let my husband's Grandmother go into a nursing home but I am going to let my own mother. How can I do that? What kind of daughter am I? The answer to that question is one who knows her limitations. When I took care of my husband's grandmother was over 4 years ago. It nearly did me in. God taught me so much in taking care of her. But my health is worse now than then. I have a husband who needs me. His health is not good either. I will take care of my parents the best I can. Unfortunately, it may mean a nursing home I pray not.

Pray for my son, he is having some problems with his eyes. His eyes are getting inflamed
from wearing his contacts so much. He is looking into having Lasik eye surgery. My sister in law is having some problems that I can't into on here but she definitely needs prayer.
Pray that God continues to give me strength and energy. With my MS, I get fatigued real easily in the heat of the summer. Thankfully, it hasn't been bad at all so far this summer for me.

Blessings to all of my dear friends
Linda

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Update on Mother


We spent yesterday afternoon and evening in the ER with Mother again. Dad called yesterday right after lunch very concerned with how much Mother was sleeping and the fact when she was awake she was very confused. I asked him to tell what medications she was taking. When he finally read them to me I became alarmed. \

I jumped into my car and called my friend who is a home health care nurse to ask her opinion.
Thankfully she was in the area and met me at my parents house. She assessed Mother and advised us to take ER for further assessment.

Thankfully everything checked out okay but her medications were adjusted until she goes back for her follow up appointment.
Her medications had been changed during her hospital stay. She came home with new prescriptions. She was taking the new prescriptions plus taking her old ones that she had been taking prior to her hospital stay. If this had continued for much longer, she would not be here. Thank you dear friends for your prayers. I thank God for His continued watch care over my family.

Update on My Mother


I would like to you on Mother. She came home on Friday. The doctors say that there is nothing that can be done for her back. Her back has too damage to benefit from surgery or from rehabilitation. She will continue with her pain management doctor. I believe that he may need to adjust her medication some more. Because when I saw her yesterday. she was rather loopy more than when she was in the hospital.
I took her a walker and a shower chair that we used with my husband's grandmother when we took care of her. Of course my mother is very reluctant to use them. Please continue your prayers for her.