Tuesday, December 18, 2018

WHAT TODAY LORD?

 Isa 30:21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left

Lord what do you want me to do today? There are many things to get done.
If I do them all I know it will take much time, and I'll surely be on the run
Then I felt a tug in my heart and mind, saying " Do this for Me today."
So I followed His lead, and He gave me the strength, to do it all His way.
I'm so glad I listened to Him today, and went about doing His work.
It always pays big, when you follow His lead and His duty you do not shirk. (RP)

Monday, December 17, 2018

PHONE RECEPTION

Then Moses said to God, Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? what shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you. Exodus 3:13-14


The names of God are important to us and reveal to us very much,
In fact His names help us all through life, and bring us the Master's touch.
For each of our needs, He has a name that helps, displaying His loving care, 
If you doubt God's help don't forget his I Am, because it's always there,
When we are aware of the I AM who speaks, there's nothing for us to fear,
He supplies what we need with His special name, and we know he is always near. (RP)


My son appreciates the wonderful WiFi connection in my house. However, my special Lazy Boy place does not do so well when I want to use my phone to browse, etc.  Yesterday I decided to do something which I had in the back of my mind for quite awhile. I unplugged the microwave, which was in direct line from my office to the Lazy Boy.  The signal immediately went from "fair" to "good" reception.  So at least it is a step in the right direction. I still have a WiFi booster to install to improve that, hopefully.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

PEOPLE NEED THE LORD

1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

So many people are hurting Lord, and there is so very much grief.
I pray today that the hurting ones, will come to You seeking relief.
Bodies are aching, and families are torn; I pray You will help today,
As they come to You humbly bowing, and seeking Your face, and pray. (RP)

The burden of prayer grows greater, as I read and talk with you dear ones each day. I am so glad God has given us the marvelous recourse of prayer. How we all need to intercede for one another, taking these issues to Him. Thank YOU for praying. 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

GOD'S PRECIOUS WORD

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

A three-fold command is given us here, to help us along life's way,
And all who diligently follow God's lead, will be blessed every day.
So cheer up fellow Christian, rejoice always in our wonderful Lord.
And I know without a doubt, that in doing so their is great reward.
Pray more each day, and give thanks to Him, and thus his will fulfill,
And you, my friend will be content in life, because you have done His will. (RP)

This verse from the Bible caught my attention this morning, so it became the theme of the poem I wrote.  How wonderful is His word. It is our daily food and inspiration. I pray it will be the same for you today. Thanks for praying. 



Friday, December 14, 2018

FINALLY

The Lord ... never fails. Zephaniah 3:5

The Lord never fails in what He says He will do,
Everything in the Word about Him is very true.
It's refreshing to know we can rely upon Him,
Our hope in Christ will never never grow dim. (RP)


It has taken a long time, but finally all the required steps have been taken for my book to be published. I do not think they can get the first copies out before Christmas, but I will wait and see. Marketing is not my thing, so I will have to learn as I go. I do know that the books will sell for $20.99. Due to my surgery and recover, a huge delay has resulted in getting this book to the publisher. Thank you so much for your prayers. I am so glad the Lord is in charge of it all. I rest in Him. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

WIND STORM

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea,
Peace, be still! And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 
Mark 4:39

God controls the winds and seas; all is beneath His command,
All nature moves and reacts to His call, everything is planned.
I'm so glad our Savior knows how to calm the troubled sea,
He's also the One to whom we go as we pray and make our plea.
Today, if your heart is troubled, go to the One who hears,
He will listen intently to what you say and stay while it disappears.(RP)

High winds were forecast the last two days. Last night we got plenty of it. I penned the poem because of the wind. In times past, the wind sort of kept me awake, but no more. Maybe because I have been through a few wind storms. How sweet to rest in Jesus when the storms are raging. Why not? He is the One who brings them. And He always has a reason. He doesn't share those reasons with us. All we do is trust Him. Thanks for praying. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

PROOF READING

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

Believers in Christ have blessings galore; this is God's promise today,
These spiritual blessings are His love-gift to us; we thank Him and pray.
God is not stingy in giving these things; every blessing is ours to enjoy,
We gladly accept them and earnestly endeavor each one to employ. (RP)

I received the corrected manuscript for my book, and found one more mistake, which I noted on their special correction form. I am hoping this is the last. It has happened several times now, and there must be a glitch in the software system somewhere, because the mistakes are spacing problems. I thought the book would be ready by Christmas, but I hardly see how that is possible now.  Solomon said it best and I will say amen to it: Ecl 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. I have to say however, that I do like studying God's word. Thanks so much for praying. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

FINAL REPORT

Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Don't ever think you are not important; God has a message for you,
Not even transactions are overlooked by Him; look at His point of view.
He even knows how much hair is on our head, so don't be misled.
We are valuable to God, even more than the birds that fly overhead. (RP)

My therapy sessions have ended. She reported that I continue to aspirate food and liquid. I am to continue my home therapies, and if I feel any sickness EVER, whether great or small, get to the doctor. Pneumonia is prominent among those who aspirate. God has preserved me from this, and all are amazed. My left vocal chord is weak, but functioning pretty well.  I even enjoyed trying to sing Sunday at church. I pity those nearby who heard. God is so good. I feel wonderful, and have good health.  I will echo what the apostle Paul wrote many years ago. Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

.FOLLOW UP SPEECH AND SWALLOW RESULTS

In God we boast all day long, And praise Your name forever. Psalm 44:8 

Men boast of many things these days, but only one does God allow,
He only is to be revered and all at His feet should bow.
When He is wholly worshiped from the heart, His praises will be on our lips,
And all who belong to Him will seek His help not to make any slips. (RP)

This morning I get the full results of the special FEES study done last week. I will be happy to learn any new things about this that I don't already know. I will report tomorrow, hopefully, on this. Thanks so much for praying



Sunday, December 9, 2018

PERPLEXING

And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, 
forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
Mark 11:25

When we go to the Lord in prayer, our relationship to others should be pure
When we fellowship with them, then our prayers are on track we are sure. 
If per chance you need to forgive any, please do it without hesitation or delay,
Then you know from our Father above that your sins will be forgive that day. 
So walk with the Lord and have all issues resolved between you and your friend,
Victory will be yours always because God is great and upon Him you can depend. (RP)

The manuscript for my next book came back the 4th time for me to make corrections before going to the printer. The correction I made December the 5th and sent to them, they corrected.  All was well and then when I paged through the manuscript, I discovered 9 more spacing errors, made by their employees. These spacing errors were not in the corrected copy I sent back last week, so something is going wrong. I have suspended all activity with the printer until satisfaction is given me about why it is happening. I am so glad the Lord is in charge, so I don't have to worry about it. I had earnestly wished the book could be offered for Christmas, but I see no hope of that now. Thanks so much for praying. 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

GOD-DIRECTED DILEMMA

Psalm 143:8Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.

Lord help me read your Word each day
And learn Your will for me
And make my life so full of you
So others my Savior will see. (RP)

It's God-directed, because He does everything right. I believe this with all my heart. Yesterday I learned that my feeding tube has to be replaced. The defect I described to the person at the Mt. Baker Imaging requires a new tube. They cannot do it now, because the new replacement was made  on November 16,  and it must heal thoroughly before inserting another in the passageway. In the meanwhile, I am supposed to find online, a clamp that will work with the tube. This will allow me to do the feeding and not remove that pesky little stopper multiple times and wear it out. I spent over an hour and haven't found it yet. Last night I improvised one from an office paper clip, using a rubber band to increase the tension. Thanks so much for praying. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

PROBLEM WITH FEEDING TUBE

The Lord lives!Blessed be my Rock!Let the God of my salvation be exalted.Psalm 18:46

Our great God lives; we bless His holy name,
We exalt Him and His holy name we proclaim.
Our desire is for others to know Him as we do,
We want the world to know He loves them too.(RP)
Yesterday at my 4 pm feeding, the stopper on the g-tube was difficult to remove. The very small "handle" (flap) used to pull it out, tore off. It is very soft plastic. Fortunately this feeding tube has three ports to it. I removed the stopper from one and with some stretching, was able to have the good one stop the feeding port entrance. Then I carefully removed the defective one and put it in the other. I will consult the specialists to day to see what can be done about it. Thanks so much for praying with me about this. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

GOD'S WORD

Colossians 3:16  
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Letting Christ's Word dwell in you, means it must be faithfully obeyed,
His Word in you is a wonderful thing, the finest that can be displayed.
If you do these things God prepares your heart, teaching you how to serve,
With His wisdom in you,you'll help others soon, and they, your life will observe.
Sing spiritual songs with grace in your heart, and the Lord will be honored for sure,
What a joy it is to serve others each day, and the joy that your life is secure. (RP)

It is quite wonderful just to realize what God's word can and will do in our lives, if we will allow it. Please ponder the Bible verse today, and put it to work in your life. You will be amazed. Thanks for praying.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS NAME

In the hustle and bustle of life, let us stop for awhile and just reflect on His name. Can we say from the heart, that the Lord's name is excellent?  Perhaps today we can demonstrate our attitude about this, by the way we live, talk, and act. Thanks for praying. 


Psalm 8:9   O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth  

The Name above all names is the one before us today,
The Lord, mighty in works who does more than we can say.
No other name matches His, and He is our Savior and Lord,
So trust Him and serve Him the rest of your life; He is our great reward. (RP)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

FIBER OPTIC ENDOSCOPIC EVALUATION OF SWALLOWING

That's what FEES stands for. It was more involved than the normal swallow tests I have done previously. The sophisticated probe that was inserted into my nose, guided by the technician showed clear pictures of my vocal chords which are doing okay. The special shot to improve my voice March 7, 2018, which was supposed to be temporary for three months, is still doing fine. We know WHO is responsible for that. I still am aspirating liquids into my lungs, so that battle never may be won. I have another appointment next Monday. Thanks so much for praying. 
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Deuteronomy 6:5   You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength
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Total dedication is what God desires, it is plainly stated here,
Half-hearted devotion is no good, it proves you are not sincere.
Serve Him my friend with all your heart, and the strength He has given you,
For this is the path to victory, and God promises He'll see you through. (RP)

Monday, December 3, 2018

FEES STUDY

Psalms 20:7
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Men trust in all sorts of things, as they go through life down here,
And most forget God in the process, and that's why there's so much fear.
Thank God we can trust in the Lord, allowing Him to lead in our lives,
And the one who lets Him lead will always tell you he thrives. (RP)

This morning the speech and swallow therapist will do a FEES study, which includes examining my vocal chords. On March 7, 2018 my voice was only a whisper. With a special shot in one vocal chord, my speech was restored. It was only to be temporary, but I am still speaking. I will report tomorrow what this study reveals. Thanks for praying. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

THINK ON THESE THINGS

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

God's thoughts of us are warm today, as He thinks of you and me, 
He thinks no evil, but only peace, as He gives this sweet decree.
He has a plan for each of us and will move us gently along,
And by His grace our hope is sure because to Him we belong. (RP)

As we go to Sunday School and church this morning, let us think about the beauty of the Scripture verse today. How blessed to think our Lord is thinking about us. He wants the best for our lives and that we have peace. He knows our future, and wants us to have hope. We have ALL these things in Christ right now. Thanks for praying.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

"OF MAKING MANY BOOKS"

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding

Wisdom is free, for all who believe,
Receive it, and always to it cleave.
Wisdom is doing things God's way.
Enjoy it because it will always pay, 

The book I wrote may not be published until after Christmas. I learned that yesterday. I submitted one more correction form, because I found a mistake in line-spacing, by the publisher. We'll see what happens next week. Thanks so much for praying.