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Do you ever feel as though you are fighting to just keep your head above water?
Whether it be financially, physically, emotionally, or mentally?
Over the last several weeks, I have put a lot of thought into what to write about. I have pondered the question is my readers and followers are tired of hearing about my ailments, advocacy, or what exactly interests anyone anymore.
I have decided that this blog is so therapeutic to me, I cannot give up. I have to write about what is on my mind when I feel like I can do it.
Often there is so much on my mind, I could be up for days writing.
With that said. We have discussed SAD before Seasonal Affective Disorder.
I still continue waiting for my additional increase of medication to set in and hopefully give me some relief. Next week I will begin Rituxan infusions again, with high hopes to suppress my immune system.
Christmas is on my mind. It is my favorite time of year. Unfortunately, I will not be in a position to decorate again this year, though I am counting months until I can have my own house.
I was in full "B" mode, if you know what I mean, over the last week, due to my illnesses and not feeling well. I had to take a step back and pull myself together.
Counting my blessings, thanking God for Ed, Ed's patience with me, his understanding of my illnesses, Ed's caring, and his love. We rely on each other so much.
I thank God for my children and my grandchildren. I thank God for Ed's parents and sister, who check on us all of the time too. I am thankful for my tiny Facebook group, which I joined a couple of months ago.
I am most thankful for each day I wake up; I have so many blessings. My bills are paid, I have a roof over my head, I may not be healthy, but I could be worse, I am alive. I have food to eat, clothing, and shoes. I have people that love me.
Ed and I are building a stronger relationship, and we work daily on our communication with each other. I am working on my relationships with my children and my daughters (in-laws). I have much internal work to do. I am making progress.
I have the promises of God!
2 Peter 1:4
And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world's corruption caused by human desires.
For I know the plans I have for you,"" says the Lord. ""They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
""Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
And this same God who takes care of me, will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But all who listen to me will live in peace,
untroubled by fear of harm.""
""I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot provide. So don't be troubled or afraid.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus, our Lord.
I notice that I always return to Jesus in my times of need and struggle, although I give thanks daily. For Jesus is my retreat, He is my savior, my deliverer, my foundation, my rock, my provider.
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With Christ, I can do ALL things.