Catching Up – Part Two
The Drama with the medicine continues. Each day I am going back and forth with e-mails, phone calls and research. Our stress level has been so high that I almost had a melt down recently. I’ve wanted to write, but it seems like every moment of my day has been tied up. I am praying that things will get back to what is normal for us soon.
August 11, 2017 – Trusting God
We all go through trying times, times when there doesn’t seem to be a solution to a problem or problems we are facing. We pray and pray and pray and yet there seems to be no answer. God does things his way, in his time, for the best of all concerned. Today I am thankful that I have learned how important trusting God is.
August 12, 2017 – Fact or Fear
The news media is big business. Everyday there are stories that just seem to outrageous to believe. We have to be wary of what we believe, what we allow to make us fearful. We have to look inside of ourselves and ask if something can be taken as fact or is it just something to scare people. Today I am thankful for the times I can separate fact from fear.
August 13, 2017 – Patience
Things changed overnight for me when I became a Christian. I no longer desired the things from my old life. I know that many of the changes were brought about by God, not by my own doing. I have been told that I have the patience of a saint, and that is not something I practiced at. There are times I would love to lose my patience and I come very close at time, but today I am thankful for the patience that God has instilled in me.
August 14, 2017 – Holding On
Life is tough. There is no getting around it. It is during hard times that we often turn to family and friends for moral support. It is also during those times that people often get close to God and feel like they are just barely holding on. Today I am thankful to know that he is also, always holding on to me.
August 15, 2017 – Looking out the Window
I’ve lived in some nasty places in my life. Sometimes it is all that I could afford, other times it was because family members decided they didn’t want me in parts of the houses we rented together. Once I lived in a basement with glass block windows. The family room down there was my bedroom and office and it was like living in a dungeon. Today I have a house with many windows. Today I am thankful that I can just stand here looking out the window.
August 16, 2017 – Creatures
I like to research. It was what I did for a living for eleven years. I was born with a natural curiosity about things. I love the creatures that God has created. I like to look up information on the many birds that make our deck their regular dinner spot, the raccoon family that comes to visit later in the night, the possums who take up temporary residence in our garage and the mama cat with her two kittens that has recently moved in make all my days more enjoyable. Today I am thankful to be able to have so many of God’s creatures around me.