Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another;love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.I Peter 3:8

A timely word to believers is given in this verse,
We better pay attention not doing something adverse,
The command is very practical- and something we should do,
So begin today to practice it because it's all very true. 
The treatment we give each other is clearly outlined here,
What wonderful blessings will come forth as each one is sincere. (RP)

I am sure you yawn, hearing the same thing day after day. But blogs are about what I am doing. And at the present, it seems this project of getting the pictures correctly placed in my upcoming book, is the driving force.  I worked from 9:30 yesterday morning until last night getting some 25 in place. Even after spending literally hours selecting pictures, I found chapters that needed some I had not thought of before. At any rate, I am learning better how to find the pictures in my huge file. I know one thing is for certain. If you do not identify and name pictures as you take them, you will spend a lot of wasted time trying to find them. Thanks for praying. 

Monday, September 24, 2018


I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure. Psa 119:162  

God's Word is very precious; in its pages we find wealth.
All its teachings give instruction and all for spiritual health.
When we open the sacred Pages, how our hearts are filled with praise,
As we see amazing treasures, all designed to encourage and amaze.  (RP)

Yesterday was a great day at church, then in the afternoon Rawlie came. He will be with me for a a few days, doing his regular work here at my house. The internet connection here is good, he tells me, so it is easy to carry on his responsibilities right here.  I appreciate so much my family's support. I will continue on today placing pictures in my new book. Thanks for praying. 

Sunday, September 23, 2018


These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

God does not promise days without trials, nights without troubles and a burden free life,
But we are so glad that in Him there is peace amidst all the problems and strife.
God cheers us with words of comfort divine for our souls that are tried by the fire,
And just knowing He overcomes the world is itself a word to inspire.  (RP)

Yesterday I worked on getting pictures into my book. I spent a good time before this for many days, looking through thousands of pictures on my laptop.  As I go through the manuscript, I decide which picture would be best for that story, then I indicate just where in the chapter the picture will be placed.  It is all an enjoyable exercise, but admittedly, time consuming. I worked most of the day and got very little done. Maybe now that I am in a better routine, I will get more done. I have good news for me, Rawlie is coming this afternoon to spend a few days with  me. He will do his regular work here at my house. Thanks for praying. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018


Love never fails... 1 Cor 13:8 

Of all the things in the world, God's love is the greatest of all,
And it's scope is immense for sure, and it favors neither great nor small.
The love of Jesus excels all, when He paid the price for my sin,
And now I can shout, thank you Lord, for saving and taking me in.  (RP)

I enjoyed the Bible class Friday, and I think the members did too. We finished the book of Ruth. I handed out the study sheets for the book of Esther which we start next Friday. My dietitian from CORAM, explained that I no longer need to sterilize the equipment I use for the infusion process. I have for 7 or 8 months faithfully sterilized the items 4 times a day. That is a lot of steps to go through 4 times a day. She said I will now have a little more time. That is true. I started this process yesterday and indeed, it is very nice. Thanks for praying.  

Friday, September 21, 2018


And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

There's only freedom in One, Jesus is His name,
No matter who you are we are all the same.
Jesus is the Truth and when we have Him as ours,
He takes away our sin and heals our sinful scars.  (RP)

For many months I have sterilized my syringe and other items used for the infusion process, four times daily. Lately the syringe gets harder to use for the next infusion. I use a new syringe each day, so many have been used in eight months. I called to ask if I could wash carefully the syringe after each use in hot soapy water and rinse it well, would that be okay.  The answer did not get back to me after the kind lady referred it to another person in the organization that handles such issues. Maybe today I will hear. On my own, I did what I described above, and it works much better. I will contact them today if they don't call me first. I am looking forward to the Bible class this morning. Yesterday I made all the preparations for it. Thanks for praying.

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Prov 16:24  

Our words are so important; God tells us about them here.
When controlled by our heavenly Father, they are sweet and quite sincere.
Words are so important; they bring sweetness to our soul. 
And God directed speech even makes our body whole.  (RP)

I learned long ago that referrals are part of the process of getting medical help these days. I am sure all medical insurance companies have their own protocols, but this one is very important. When I had my lasts speech therapy session, the therapist was going to consult with a specialist about my case. As of yesterday, I have not heard back anything. I called and asked to put a message on her voice mail. I may have to restart the whole process by asking my family doctor to initiate the request. I need to see the speech therapist, but without a referral, it is impossible. Thanks for praying about this.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.Ephesians 6:12

The spiritual battle for Christians is a serious matter indeed,
We must understand this struggle or we will never succeed.
The contest we face is demonic, and Satan strives to destroy,
So we arm ourselves with His armor, so His peace we can enjoy.  (RP)

I communicated with the publisher who is doing my book. The person in charge of my project is very helpful and I appreciate it. Two times I sent email questions, and she responded quickly.  I was particularly interested in how to do the mechanics of placing the pictures I have chosen for the book. She instructed me how to do it, and I began that process yesterday. It all takes time, but I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday I also worked up the prayer sheet for the church bulletin. There are always many things in that sheet for us to pray for. I enjoy putting it together each week. Thanks for standing with me in prayer. I appreciate each of you very much.