I was so anxious Friday, March 3. Priscilla had a grooming appointment and due to her age and health, I continued to pray to the Lord for protection and strength to endure the procedure, and to keep her calm and at peace. She didn’t want to be there for the last few appointments, and was excited to see me return for those rides home.
Well, this is the last professional groom for her! I thought we were going to lose her. I’ve never seen her so weak. When home again I placed her on the floor and she laid down struggling to breathe. After a while, I picked her up onto her feet and she swayed, weak in the knees. I held her in the recliner for a while to continue to soothe her. I called Darrell and told him to come home as soon as possible saying, “she might not recover.” In time, I carried her outside to use the bathroom. She did walk forward and went both ways. So I thought ok, all is working there. Later on she ate her dinner and continued to calm the labored breathing.
PTL she continues to recover to the state prior to the groom. With her age and health condition due to the vaccinations reaction she’ll never be the same, and now we need to treat her ever so gently. I’m so thankful to God that He did hear me and my concerns for Priscilla.
I’m so embarrassed that I thought He didn’t hear me, as I kept saying, “I did trust you, I did trust you” as the tears flowed freely. How easy it is to doubt! May He continue to help my unbelief : (
Psalms 37:4-5; 55:22
Proverbs 3:5-6; 16:3
1 Peter 5:7
You remember the saying, “I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man with no feet?”
I’ve been experiencing a skin condition that so far is beyond diagnosis. The use of steroid injections/creams/ointments/gels seem to keep it to a minimum while nothing eliminates it for good.
Yesterday a woman pulled up to a store and got out of her car. I was just getting into ours. She saw Priscilla and was speaking kindly to her. Priscilla started barking. I turned to the woman to say I was sorry for the barking, and what I saw was beyond anything I’ve ever seen. Her face, neck, and all exposed skin was covered with…I don’t know how to describe the condition…cysts, moles, warts, tumors?
I felt so bad for her, and yet, she didn’t seem to be discomfited by our meeting. Maybe she’s lived with the condition for a long time. Maybe she’s more at peace within herself and God than I am right now. This reminds me that there’s always someone worse off than myself. Maybe she was put in my path for this purpose. Another angel entertained unawares?
My Son, when little, had a birthmark on his face. I told him, “You’re blessed with a God Spot. God put it there so Mommy would always know who you are.”
One day, when we were out, an older man looked directly at him and said, “Hey, boy, you have a dirty face.”
I’ll never forget my Son’s reply to him. It came without hesitation…”I’m not dirty. God put the spot there so Mommy would always know me.”
Can’t help but love the precious innocence of children!
God has always demanded blood for blood. Not an accidental death but for killing/murder/to slay with guile…
Genesis 4:9-10; 9:5-6
So, President Obama, when will we pursue ISIS/ISIL in order to fulfill God’s commands?
Let us not forget the genocides of the past. Let us continue to remind others because to forget is to repeat. ~PMCBurkey 2015
God/Jesus was, is, and always will be. So, His Word is relevant unto all generations bringing blessings and judgments according to His will forever…Amen!
A poem for our time!
God give us men! A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor, men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue,
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty, and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land, and waiting Justice sleeps!
~Josiah Gilbert Holland
Have you ever experienced an ‘abandonment to God’ ?
I get a taste of it when tubing on the river. Alone, adrift…letting the current take me to its destination…trusting the water’s pull.
Noah experienced this same ‘abandonment to God’. He had obeyed God, and God shut the door. Noah was left without a rudder, and with only God to steer his ark.
“I am God, your God, who teaches you how to live right and well. I show you what to do, where to go. If you had listened all along to what I told you, your life would have flowed full like a river…” Isaiah 48:17b-18a from ‘The Message’
A full, flowing river does not necessarily mean calm waters. Whether we go through life calmly or roughly, depends on His will for us. Remember, He goes through it with us. May we be so abandoned to Him.
Psalm 46:1-5…”God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…even though its waters roar and be troubled. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”
“But there the majestic LORD will be for us a place of broad rivers and streams, in which no galley with oars will sail, nor majestic ships pass by.” Isaiah 33:21
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you…” Isaiah 43:2a
Why Do I Go?
Contemplative Conversation with the Creator,
Submissive Solitude of Spirit,
Delicious Drain of Depression,
Enveloping Environmental Experience,
Restful Recreation on the River…
Tried and True Tube Therapy ♡
Well, here we are into November with the stores and TV geared up for the Christmas holidays. Some how Thanksgiving kinda gets lost between Halloween and Christmas.
I hope you all remember the purpose of Thanksgiving and celebrate it with your families. Give thanks to God for all the blessings you have and for the struggles in this life that make you strong in your faith.
Share my ‘Thanksgiving Meditation’ with those you love…
*O Give Thanks Unto The Lord*
1. How many times is this* said in the KJV Bible?
2. Look up Psalm 136. List the 4 names God has there.
3. What are the reasons for Giving Thanks in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 & Psalm 136?
4. Explain Ephesians 5:20 & 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
5. 1 Peter 2:19 says we should be THANKFUL if we suffer wrongly. Why?
6. Name a blessing you have for each letter in the word THANKSGIVING…
May you all enjoy Giving Thanks & Praising His Holy Name!