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Sunday, May 3, 2015

My Dad's Sleeping View



Last weekend I went to visit my parents in their Far-Up-North home.  The top picture is when I was standing looking out the window in the livingroom.  The second photo is the view from the recliner my dad sits in.  The morning I took these photos the lake was calm and the wind was still.  The one word that came to my mind was
Peace

Psalm 4:8 reads "In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety."

My dad has been doing a lot of sleeping in his recliner the past week and a half.  On his recent cancer recheck here it was found that the cancer has spread to several areas in his body.  Areas that bring him pain and great discomfort.  The pain medication makes him sleepy so he takes several naps throughout the day.

God is very present in my parent's home and His Peace is very evident from the view my dad can enjoy from his chair.  As I was searching for a Bible verse that describes peace, I had to chuckle that the above Psalm mentioned lying down to sleep.  My dad is amazed at how much sleep he now gets in his recliner!

How thankful I am for the peaceful view my dad has as he awakens from a nap.  

It is So Amazing that peace can fill our heart, mind, and soul despite the unwelcome news the doctors shared.  It is a miraculous wonder that we have peace as we lie down to sleep and are comforted dwelling in the Almighty's safety.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Let's Play Ball!

The baseball season has officially started.  After three rained-out games, Kidlet Three's high school team was able to play a game today.   Enjoy a pictorial overview of the game.
 
 


 








 

 







Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Thankful Test




I'm being put to the test.
Will I be thankful in all things?
Despite the overwhelming sense of thankfulness I felt two nights ago
Tonight my thankfulness comes as a choice.

When life goes smooth it is easy to be thankful
Right?
When the speed bumps come it can take awhile to get to a thankful heart
Right?

I don't think I'm alone in this
Wanting to be thankful in ALL things.
Can you relate to any of this rambling?
Sometimes it seems there is a test to be thankful.

Today my thankful list starts with my dad and mom.  How incredibly thankful I am that God gave me the parents I have.  They are so cute in this picture!

Also on my list today:
...an extraordinary nurse practitioner named Rachel (not our daughter)
...a surgeon that speaks in layman's language and not medical-ese
...CT scan technology to discover spots on the inside of people
...thankful that last year many of my dad's spots were benign
...faith.  I'm so thankful for faith and God's faithfulness

Today we were told of new spots inside my dad during his cancer recheck.  Over the next several days those spots will be investigated.

As I get ready for bed I am reminded of what led me to start blogging.  I was So Amazed at the mighty things God "Is" and "Does" that I wanted to publicize Him.  So I end in thankfulness for my God who continues to amaze me over and over and over again.

I am thankful.