Friday, November 17, 2017


In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10

The depths of God's love we can't comprehend, we just read it and accept it as fact,
We do this by faith knowing full well what's here: from His love we cannot distract.
His love sent His Son to save us from sin and prepare us for our home up above,
And all this was done through His sacrifice great and sealed by His blood with love. (RP)

Three things changed my routine after visiting the specialists at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.

1. Walking. Margie & I walked a mile a day for years. In Margie's later years, she feared I would fall if I walked alone, so I stopped. Now I resume and started yesterday.

2.Taking the blood pressure medication. As I said before, this is the first prescription medication this old man has ever taken.

3. Liquid diet. Because the mass on my thyroid is pushing all the "pipes" out of kilter, they strongly suggested I go liquid. Before, I was choking severely, causing my throat to be sore.  I must be careful. 

Any suggestions?  Did you know you can click on the "comment" link below, and send me a message anytime. If you care to put your name in the sentence, that helps me to know who sent it. Thanks so much for praying. 


Anonymous said...

Good morning Ralph. I have followed your blog since your visit to Anchorage. We are deeply sorry for your loss of Margie but rejoice at her rest in the arms of our Savior. We are thankful for your family to help care for your needs. When my Mother in law had to go on a liquid diet, they got her a blender and she was able to get the nutrients needed with that. Not sue what all they put in the blender. They have the kind now that blends as well as cooks for a variety of soups. We are praying for you and your medical needs at this time. Thank you for your many years of service for our Lord. Ted and Donna Lemaire

Anonymous said...

Hello Pastor Ralph;
Protein drinks are easy to make. 1 cup of milk, some fruit, (I usually use a 1/2 banana and some strawberries) or any kind of fruit., and a few ice cubes. Put in 1 tbls protein powder which I get in the bulk at the Food Coop. Blend till nice and smooth. Ready to drink. Helps get the protein you need.
Bless you. I’m praying for you.