Yes, it has been several weeks since my last post and much has been happening since then. Typing with one hand, especially when it is not the hand God created me to use, is a challenge. Once I am done each day with my email correspondence, Blessings Unlimited Business, ministry commitments and family relationships — time to write on my blog has not happened. I find that everything I do is such an effort with only one hand, God’s design of giving us 2 hands is perfect!
Here is a little of what has been happening …
In God’s perfect plan, Laryssa has been here with our very sweet and adorable grandson Joey. Although, I am not as much help as I wish I could be, this sweet little boy has brought much joy into our home. How could I not smile when each day brings images like this ….
Laryssa has been a huge help me throughout this ordeal and I am so thankful for her.
Last weekend, I was the retreat speaker at a Women’s Retreat for a church. The Lord was gracious to speak through me even though I did not feel my best. The retreat theme was The Seasons of a Woman’s Life reflecting on the life of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. There is always so much to glean from the lives of those in the Bible. Once again, I was thankful to my friend, Susan who went with me to help me and to all the women at the retreat who were so very gracious to me. God revealed to me once again that all I attempt to do is only through Him. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
I am so thankful for the many friends who have brought meals, sent cards, called, emailed, cared and prayed. I feel loved and am so thankful for body of Christ.
I saw the surgeon on Monday and the stitches are out – the pins remain for another couples of weeks. I am now wearing a custom-made splint (so don’t worry you don’t have to see the pins if you see me in person. Seeing the pins even makes me a little uneasy).
This morning I studies the prophet Habakkuk and was struck with this statement …“The ultimate act of faith is to trust God when calamity is certain and there is no way out.” And that is what these verses remind me – that even if I do break my hand and suffer through the hardship of this calamity … I will yet praise my Lord.
“Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
He enables me to tread on the heights.”