Saturday, November 17, 2018

A NEW LEARNING CURVE

Proverbs 27:1  Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

We quickly make our plans, for the things we want to do,
Carefully things are put in place, and we are on the go,
So often God is not consulted, as we go about our way,
And before we know it, things have changed; it does not pay,
Don't boast about tomorrow; just leave those plans with Him,
Let God choose your way; He will fill your life to the brim. (RP)

I thought things would go easily after the new tube placement, but I soon discovered I have some things to learn. The tube is shorter, and does not have the same system of control as the former one.  The liquid comes out of it between syringe fills, so I have to close it each time and hold it high. I will consult the experts on the subject to get their opinions of how best to do it.
These things challenge me. I already have an idea about a  device that I can build to help me in the process. Thanks for praying. 


Friday, November 16, 2018

STOMACH TUBE PLACEMENT

1 Peter 5:6-7Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

It's easy to be humble when to God your life is given,
Knowing well your life is His, and your sins are all forgiven.
God exalts the ones who humbly come to Him each day,
And their lives are safely resting in His life, which is okay.
And our recourse is so nice, when we cast on Him our care,
Knowing fully, He will help us, and all our burdens bear. (RP)


In a few minutes Rawlie will take me to St. Joseph Hospital where I check in at 7:30 and at 9:00, at the Interventional Radiology Center, my old stomach feeding tube will be replaced by a new one. No, I am not nervous about it. I am resting in Him, who promises to care for me. As soon as I am able, I will give an update. Having never gone this route before, except when it was originally installed, I don’t know what a replacement procedure involves. I do know that the hole into my stomach is smaller than the tube that replaces it, so that will be a challenge for the experts. I leave it with them. Thanks for praying. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

FEES STUDY

Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.

The upright are righteous by God's standard, and He will deliver them all.
In Christ we are made righteous, and what a story each of us can recall.
But sadness awaits the unfaithful, whose lust has led them astray,
And the only thing left for such persons, is heaviness and a life of dismay. (RP)

My Speech and Swallow therapist called, with authorization to begin this study in December. That is good news. Hopefully it will help me keep my talking ability plus one day swallow normally.  Of course, both of these outcomes are in the Lord's hands, and we leave them there. Thanks for praying. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

SWALLOW THERAPY

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ  Ephesians 1:3

You don't have to wait to be blessed, because God blesses you right now, 
His heavenly blessings are available now; our Father loves to endow.
Please note he gives every spiritual blessing; what a wonderful gift.
And because they come from Him there is no worry about a shift.  (RP)

In my never-ending battle against "clutter", I was able to get my office in much better shape yesterday. And the good news is that my swallow/speech therapist is working on authorization to continue my sessions. I have been stopped for several weeks. But I still do 150 therapy routines each day, in the hopes that some day I will be able to drink a glass of water, and have a cup of coffee with Rawlie. Rawlie arrived last night. He will take me for my surgery Friday morning. I am so blessed with his kind help. Thanks for praying. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

PAPER WORK

Mark 11:25 And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.

When Christians pray, God requires much and He tells us so right here,
If you have been wronged and will not forgive, your state is quite severe.
When we forgive, then God forgives and our communion is so sweet,
And when we treat people like God wants us to, our lives will be complete. (RP)

Do you wonder what paper work is?  For me it is going through accumulated mail.  Sometimes, inadvertently, I find things that I did not expect. I also read several cards sent me after Margie's passing. A few tears, a joyful heart, and thanksgiving for dear friends. I continue that process today. Thanks for praying. Oh yes, and I did send off the correction form for my book. In about 10 days, they said I will receive the manuscript again to inspect. On and on it goes. Thanks for praying.

Monday, November 12, 2018

HOPEFULLY, TODAY

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. 2 Corinthians 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)

Hopefully today I can stop writing so much about my book progress. If all goes as planned, I will submit it today. I fully expect the publisher to tell me that something still might be missing in all the papers I have submitted to them. Thanks for praying.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

IT DID NOT WORK OUT!

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

The world trust things that are temporal and programs that surely defraud.
But the glorious recourse we have, is to remember the Lord our God. (RP)

I really intended to do as I stated yesterday, but things changed. I received more corrections for my book that Laurel Hicks found, so I spent a lot of time getting those into the proper form to send to the publisher.  I still have more, so will probably send the corrected manuscript to the publisher sometime this week. It has been fascinating doing all these requirements to publish a book. Thank YOU for praying.