Monday, January 22, 2018

STRANGE BUT TRUE

You will keep him in perfect peace,Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You.Isaiah 26:3



God's looking for those who will think upon Him,
Even when all seems so dismal and dim. 
Perfect peace is promised for those who are set,
To honor Him in their heart without a regret.(RP)

Margie often could not sleep in her bed, so would come out to her lift chair. Two or three hours there would get her to sleep, then she would return to her bed and finish the night. Since surgery, I have used her chair. It is the only one I can get out of because of its lift capability. I have been getting up about 8 times every night. I don't get much rest this way. Last night I was determined to go to lift chair. God did His miracle for me. I got about 4 hours of sleep. Thank you Lord. Even though for me this chair is not even comfortable, I slept last night. I am grateful. Thanks for praying.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

VISITING NURSE

This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

This verse inspires us today to live each day for Him,
Because he gives us life and breath and all things to enjoy,
I wonder if there are some out there who  forget this fact each day,
And go their merry way each step their own plan to employ.(RP)

Because of Rawlie & Gina's constant phone calls, we actually had a visiting nurse here yesterday. She took my vitals, assessed what I could do and what is being done for me. Gina had concerns about the PEG tube through which they feed me. The nurse cleaned it up more, and the next nurse will continue to work on it. I had visitors yesterday from my Friday Bible class. My voice is week, so I cannot speak very much. Unusual, but now I listen. Thanks for praying. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

GRATEFUL FOR THE CARE

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
2Co 8:9

We're told in simple words right here, what Jesus did for us,And how He came from Heaven's heights, so rich and then made poor.
And when I claim Him as my own He gives me all His wealth.And shows me from His word each day in Him I'm so secure.(RP)

My family is so caring. After my shower, Gina dressed the area where the Peg tube enters the skin above my stomach.It has to be watched daily. Rawlie fed me breakfast earlier. I am blessed with a loving family who genuinely cares for me. I never knew this  was coming when I had surgery. My family told me this morning that the visiting nurse will be here this afternoon. Thanks for praying.

Friday, January 19, 2018

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.   Psa 33:21

Some find it hard to rejoice, in this life of toil and strain.
But in Jesus there is joy for us, no matter how much we complain.
When you trust in His name this is the secret indeed.
And for we who have done it we know how to succeed. (RP)

Rawlie returned to Stanwood last night. Now Gina is in charge. She "feeds" me well, and things are going smoothly. I am grateful for her and Rawlie's help. When we were down to my last meal, U.P.S. brought another shipment. We were relieved. It took a lot of telephone calls to make it happen, and I an indebted to Rawlie for his work. I had my best night since being home last night. I hope it will be better from here on. Thanks so much for praying.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

Philemon 1:4    I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers..

The Apostle Paul's had a prayer list to help him pray each day,

And each name he mentioned with thanksgiving as he went along the way.  (RP)

I am very happy Rawlie is with me these days, And Gina returns today. They do most the talking on phone because my voice is so weak. And they also feed me. There are instructions to follow as I heal:  explicit instructions how to handle and care for surgery wounds. No lifting or participation in sports,swimming or exercise equipment. The list is long.  No driving for 6 weeks, and when I ride in a car I must sit in rear seat. The air bags if released could undo my surgery.  Thanks for praying as I adhere to these instructions,

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HUG THE PILLOW

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Matthew 24:35

One thing is certain in this sin-filled world; God is always in control,
No matter what mankind thinks, He is always and everywhere on patrol.
I'm so glad His words are in this book; the Bible is precious to me,
My prayer is that all will read what it says, and with Jesus want to be.
Thank God His words will never pass away; they are with us to stay,

So we praise Him for all He's done for us, and trust Him and obey.  (RP)

After a sternotomy, we must hug a pillow to keep all those bones in place. To sit down and get up is a new experience,  Try getting into bed with these restrictions. We cannot drive, in fact we have to sit in the back seat because in case of accident,the air bag would be devastating. There are many more aspects of this which we will not bore you with now. Thanks much for praying for me.




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ONE DAY AT A TIME

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. 

What comfort for God's children these commands so strong and clear,
And when followed with dedication bring such blessings and a cheer.
He'll instruct and teach us simply the path that we should walk,
And when we look to Jesus He will gently lead his flock. (RP)

I should have said also, one night at a time. I get up often during the night. They still don't have all the medications adjusted. I also have trouble with my feet and legs at night.  Hopefully these will pass. Rawlie is a great help to me through all this. I am in touch with my doctor concerning the Peg tube which "feeds" me.  My next appointment with my surgeon is Jan 26. It is critical, because he wants to do the swallow test, to see if I can tolerate food by eating normally. Please pray about this.  I appreciate it very much.