Christina here:) Just a quick update before I settle down for my first nap of the day. First of all I want to say thank you for all the comments so many of you are making on the website! I read them all, treasure them all, and my heart is lifted every day by your words. Keep them coming!!:) Also thank you for the packages, cards and emails that are continuing to come… I’m so blessed. My days are pretty quiet with maybe one small outing balanced out by a super sweet long nap on either side:) I’ve always been a nap person and well, I’ve never had such a great excuse to take so many! The falling fiery leaves outside our windows makes the atmosphere extra comforting as I get ready to curl up in warm blankets with some hot peppermint tea:) Oh isn’t life beautiful….:) My childhood friend Mandy Wood arrived late last night at the end of a long week of teaching kindergartners. She’ll be staying for part of the weekend. I have a feeling she’ll take full advantage of the rest time too. This morning we went to a coffee shop for lunch and a few rounds of Nertz (the most amazing card game on earth). Although I felt pretty sluggish and slow, I’m hoping card playing helped make new brain connections through the fog. We can hope:) Seeing a lot of people right now is still a bit of a stretch, but I am looking forward to church tomorrow! Whoo hoo!
We are still in a waiting period as far as doctors appts. and lab reports go, but that seems to be what God has for us right now. It’s allowing the house to stay peaceful with focus on resting, healing, and reviving the soul. Mmm… so good. The “what next step to take” process is very much intimidating if I allow myself to get swept away in that. But once again God is so faithful to remind me that he is absolutely guiding this process and orchestrating details even as I speak. As a good friend reminded me in an email today, just as God protected my body in the hospital, he continues to be with me as we move into this new phase of important decisions and new directions. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Oh Amen. And if I ask for wisdom, he grants it…. gladly.
“Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the Lord had commanded Moses.”
“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair – every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Thank you Lord for taking care of us!
I pray your day today is filled with God’s blessings in unique and mind-blowing ways.
I pray your heart is filled with God’s peace for whatever situation you may be going through in your own life.
He is present and wants to walk with you every step of the way!
Love you all,