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
We are in the midst of Lent. Lent is a six-week celebration that helps believers prepare for Easter through penance and fasting. This year, it began on Wednesday, February 17, and ends on Thursday, April 1, 2021. The dates vary as does the date for Easter. In the Lenten spirit I have made a series of 3 printables based on scripture to keep us focused on what’s important. Today’s printable is from Psalm 4:9 is sized 10″ x 8″.
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.