I am doing well in my slow recovery to neck surgery. I’ve been thinking about the last few years and how my neck, arms, hands, and back had increasingly brought great pain and limited my capabilities. The experts found the problem in my poor neck. Back decades ago I was driving on the Interstate in the middle lane in the 3 county area around Detroit. Suddenly in my peripheral vision I see a police car sailing in the air toward me. I slammed on the brakes and within seconds I was hit. Because I slammed on the brakes the police car did not hit the driver’s door to kill or maim me. It hit the side of the front where the engine was. That wreck totaled a year old car and ultimately my neck. Whiplash damaged my neck and caused problems ever since. Now it seems 3 discs were pressing on my nerves and causing pain and loss of function in my hands and arms. If I didn’t choose to have surgery, I was assured it would get worse and I could possibly lose total function in my hands! I wasn’t accepting that fate without a fight.Read More
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish … KJV
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands…. NIV
Last week I shared two quotes from Laura Ingalls Wilder that were inspiring to me. For me, many of the best quotes of inspiration are from scripture. Today’s quote is based on Psalm 90:17. The Book of Psalm was my favorite book of the Bible when I was a child. Many evenings I read verses before I went to sleep. Most of the Psalms were attributed to David, the shepherd. I could see him with his harp sitting by his sheep at night. I loved his words. They gave me comfort, strength, and peace.
The best and cheapest DIY decor comes in the form of frames and free printables! Today’s print is based on one of my favorite things, Agape. Agape is a Greco-Christian term referring to love, “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God”. (Wikipedia) Read More
Novelist and poet, Roman Payne, has influenced art and cultures all over the world with his writings. The following quote paints a vivid picture in my mind:
“It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood! One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of snow, one imagines the sun lives upon a snow crested peak on this day. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes.”