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7/23/17 3:45 P

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After 1 week of my mom hanging the phone up on me...she sends me a text..asking me if I am enjoying the hot weather????? Seriously?? I told her she hurt my feelings when she hung up on me...she told me "I" hurt her feelings...what in the world did I do??? I know you ladies are tired of hearing this..but I just need to talk to someone..I talked about it all night until 6 this morning to my Lord...explaining to him that I am tired of hurting all the time..and I am tired of her treating me this way....then I get the text around lunch time...She acts as if no hurt was done...that it was her who got hurt...and then when I try to tell her how I feel..she says.....It is done and over...I don't want to talke about it NO MORE...my hubby told me not to respond back to her...and I SHOULD have listened..cause she just rattled my emotional cage again!!!

anyway...it is 98 here and 113 real feel...It just started pouring to rain and a thunderstorm..so the temps should drop ..Praise the Lord...



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7/22/17 2:44 P

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I had one of the tuna pouches with some Ritz crackers....and a banana for lunch. I needed some greens with it but didn't really want any.
I had the tuna salad one today. They have Mexican, Thai, ranch, bacon ranch , jalapeno, Mediterranean etc. flavors. I got hold of one once that was actually a bit too spicy for me but I don't remember which it was! The Mexican one has a recipe on the package for tacos that I'd probably like. I usually just dump it out in my salad or have it with crackers or those Frito Scoops....shhh.....don't tell!

Oh I get you...on the trying to breathe! It's hard on us for sure with the heat and humidity emoticon Makes me whine in public even. I do whine when I'm by myself too...which happens quite often.

Prayers for relief....comfort and rest....for us all.

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7/22/17 2:15 P

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The spinach and liver I've heard of as good for getting extra iron in, can't say I'd eat either one though! LOL! I want to try some of those tuna pouches.

It is sooooo hot here! I'm melting again this afternoon. I woke with a headache this morning so Mom and I didn't get our workout in! Grrrr!

Not much else to say, just trying to breathe!

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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7/22/17 10:04 A

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t's the weekend...yay! The two days I've been looking forward to, along with the 3 that follow when I am OFF again! yay!

I had a message from the Dr's office when I got home...my lab results were in, apparently I'm still running low (I can feel that!) and she had a couple of suggestions (didn't give them) and wants repeat labs in two weeks. I see her Tuesday so will find out what those suggestions are...at this point, I googled info on building myself back up when anemic. I picked up some calf liver (now will have to cook), roast beef (yum) canned no salt added spinach and two cans of beans....salad veggies and tuna pouches too. I love those things!

I did eat breakfast. I think that's maybe 4 times in the past week. I'll work on that. I need to do another fridge and freezer purge at home and once that's done and I can find stuff....I will cook and eat that stuff.

Yesterday was a grab and gobble day and I'm paying the piper this morning. No breakfast...Krab salad for lunch and chicken salad for dinner....with Fritos and Ritz crackers. Yummy but not much nutrition going on. I didn't even pretend to have veggies and fruit.

My 6 cats that were still loitering when I left for work asked me to post this for y'all....stolen from the community board or whatever it's called.... Here we go...Be refreshed, restored and revived this weekend y'all...Love and hugs~



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7/21/17 5:03 P

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Yes it would! I'd be willing to go outside for uhm .....10 minutes to lose 3 pounds. I was thinking 5 but don't want to be greedy. I asked our mail lady today...."Can we start the countdown to Fall....today?" She's ready too!

I use my AC at home daily. I turn it off before bed but forgot last night and it ran all night. I rested really well ....and maybe that helped! I did go to bed a bit early since I'd got up at 4 AM....so was ready for bed at 7:30.

Today is number 5 for my 7 day run and I'll be ready for my off days when I get them. I have a co-worker here today...Tommie, from the other office is hanging out with me.

Yep...on the fluid retention. Me too....my legs are swollen and tight by the time I get home at 5:20....Wahh emoticon

I'm doing better with my eating....and that will help. The mindless noshing kept me in trouble. I'm having no sugar at the moment as well....using fruit and SF jell-o if I want a sweet something.

I have an hour to kill, then I can toddle home...yippee!

Have a good evening all...rest well and be loving and gentle with yourselves. I'll do the same...

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7/21/17 2:32 P

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It is so hot here. Phew, in the mid to upper 90's! I'm meeelllttting! Ack! Wouldn't that be nice - get the weight off that way. Actually, on days like this I become a little puffy bear!

Almost time for workout time. It's so warm, I'm not sure how I will do. Even with the air on, I'm already sweating and I haven't even started working out yet.

Eating well today again, but the scale isn't moving. I think it's the fluids I'm retaining. Oh well, the Lord knows.

God bless, Kim

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Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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7/20/17 4:50 P

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Aww...that's sweet! I'd gotten so far behind when I was feeling bad for so long and it will take awhile to catch up again and get things "orderly". I will be doing a happy dance on that day!

I did...end up leaving the bunnies to romp another day. I did get the vacuum out of the closet on Tuesday but it's still sitting there. I used the swiffer mop here today. We have the plain one and I had 5 pads left and used them all. Neither of us has cleaned much in too long! Sharon wants the one where you spray and go....so I told her I'd use these up and she can get the tools she wants. I'd rather just use my flop mop and be done with it. We both could do better in that department...

We get new carpet on Monday...yay! I'm glad I'll be off and at home, tending to my stuff...like laundry etc.

I just placed another pick up order for Wal-Mart for tomorrow after 5:00. My meds should be ready by then and I'll pick them up as well. I'd had to cancel my last order when I was so sick and ended up going to the hospital instead of running errands. I'm glad they let me do that and I thought to call them!

It's been a beautiful day here...hot...but lovely, cloud filled skies. I went out to grab lunch at 12:15 and it was about 94 then.

I'm so glad you found an exercise routine you can do and actually "like"...there are many chair type ones that I could do....even when my feet are out...I'd think by next week, I'll be perking up enough to do something on purpose besides work!

I like these days when I don't have to run in and out much. I stay comfy and at rest...inside.

I love you all...and you remain in my thoughts and prayers daily....even when I am in need of those myself! I am so thankful for yours....for me emoticon


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7/20/17 3:13 P

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I have my physical coming up on Monday. Not looking forward to that, but it will be done for another year. My labs were fairly good. My triglycerides were up one point as was my VLDL, but my LDL was very good as was my HDL, and my all over cholesterol was 172 which I thought was pretty good. My triglycerides were 202 this time, 201 three months ago. I've been taking fish oil for three months, but apparently not enough. My potassium was just under normal this time too, but I also haven't been taking all six of my pills at times either. I would forget my afternoon dosages sometimes. That will have to stop. Three months ago I was in the middle of normal. I am taking in supplements my daily recommendation of potassium (prescription). I am eating things with potassium in them, but it isn't enough without my prescription of potassium. Something is taking potassium out of my body. This is usually a problem that diabetics have - another thing that I have in common with diabetics but I am not a diabetic! When the NP was examining my breast she noticed the blood vessels so prominent there and asked if I was diabetic - nope! She said that was common with diabetics! LOL! Yep, that's me! My glucose was 74 this time. My sodium was creeping towards the high end, so I will need to keep an eye on that too. I am using more of it since I am using my pink Himalaya salt. Praise the Lord, both my BUN and creatinine were in the normal range. Those are kidney function numbers. I haven't had either of those number both in normal range at the same time since I started taking my diuretic! That made me very happy. Overall, for my age and weight, my labs look very good. I started taking four fish oil after I saw my triglycerides day before yesterday, so hopefully that will help bring them down.

Enough of that boring stuff. Miss Bren, make sure you are getting enough rest and eating the right stuff sweetie-greens! Leave stuff alone at the house if you are busy at the office. Those dust bunnies can just run free for a bit until you are all healed up! I wish I was close enough, Mom and I would come over and Swiffer those little buggers up for you! But you are more important than getting the house spit-spot!

Love y'all bunches.

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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7/20/17 7:04 A

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We had our annual office meeting after work so I didn't get home until 6:30 I was very tired and in pain by then from a long day. Today will be another....since I was up at 4:30, will get lab work done before going to the office and will be clearing some things as I can for the carpet replacement, coming Monday....yippee....while I am off! It's been 7 months since the accident that finished off our current carpet, when the wheel came tearing thru the walls. Nothing has been said about replacing the glass top on my desk but I'm not asking either.

I'll have my follow up visit with my Doctor on Tuesday and hope the labs will show some improvement. I didn't ask (forgot) about the supplements so will do that Tuesday. I figure I'm feeling a bit draggy currently from less sleep and long days? At least it's not been super busy so that's been beneficial. The foot was puffed up again yesterday but it's better and that's good too.

I'll spot clean a bit before I run off to the lab. Have a good day all....love and prayers~

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7/19/17 3:02 P

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Wow, Diana, they are beautiful! They are so big too, about normal baby sized! What a blessing. Love those names too. Praise the Lord.

Missy, here is a verse that blesses me a lot - Ps 27:10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up.
This is true for me, for both of my parents forsook me, but the Lord took me up. Even though our parents forsake us, God never will. We can forsake Him, but He will never forsake us. It will hurt at times and that's good, that's okay. But we can't let that hurt be all there is. I cry at times, even over 25 years later because my parents didn't choose me - but choosing me would have meant not choosing my siblings. Not choosing me though meant they also choose not to obey God. They chose to follow a lie, and that is what hurts the most.

getting ready to exercise, woohoo.

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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7/19/17 12:36 P

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Oh my! Surprise! They are beautiful and so are their names. Sweet emoticon I know you all are so glad they are here. Congratulations to you all.

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7/19/17 12:21 P

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So sorry Missy, I lived through that, it is tough. but Jesus is tougher!!!

Guess what happened to us?

LIncoln Michael Baranyk 6.1 lbs
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Edited by: DIANEMAR at: 7/19/2017 (12:27)

When you�re overwhelmed with the dark dankness of your situation, think of yourself as a miner. Dig deep into the rocky walls and find that sparkling treasure�the positive. In the Bible God talked about the treasures of darkness: �I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.�3


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7/19/17 9:33 A

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So thankful for God's eye and hand on you....and us....Missy! There are careless drivers all around us daily and prayers for protection are always needed.

I had to stop at Wal-Mart for donuts for the sale and water. The big crates of water are too much for me so got a 12 pack. I picked up some salad, feta, cucumbers and tomatoes too. Tomatoes are on my "avoid" list but with my salads, I'll have them as part of my 20 % on the avoid side....along with my coffee that's a keeper.

Gotta get my work day started so will check in later...

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7/19/17 2:07 A

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If I had a dollar for how many times I have said I will not let them hurt or bother me anymore emoticon

Tonight while studying ...God showed me these verses..very comforting!

9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble [which I suffer] of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
Psalms 9 KJV

I LOVE how he never forsakes us!!! He is so awesome!!!

While driving ..a SUV..runs the red light...and if he had been in the passing lane...he would have hit the side of my vehicle ...going at a rate of over 50mph...my son and I would have been seriously hurt...I am so thankful...for God's protection...Praise the Lord!

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7/18/17 4:44 P

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Thank ya'll. I am just going to keep my distance. I am not answering their calls or texts.If they ever decide to do call or text...lol... Because when I do..it just causes me to be deeply hurt. I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I will not allow them to hurt me or my family anymore. I just pray for their souls, and that Jesus will show them their sin. I pray that they will repent, before it's to late. I am just going to ask God to give me his strength, to move on...Putting HIM first of course, and doing his will for my life.

Love and Hugs

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7/18/17 3:35 P

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We all will have that day that will be our last........and even those who are mean spirited, judgmental and harsh have a chance to be redeemed while they are still here. You aren't responsible for their choices or behavior. Put your energy, love, compassion and joy into your own life and the ones in your family who can encourage, support and return that love and care. There is no why.... I don't think. They choose to avoid, disrespect and hurt you with words and actions beyond understanding. Prayers for you and your family....and for the light of Christ to break thru the darkness in their spirits and hearts.

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7/18/17 2:54 P

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Missy, you need to examine the situation in the light of Scripture and not your feelings. Are you living for Jesus? Are you being what Jesus wants you to be? My family said a lot of hateful things to me and I didn't have one moment of doubt as to why they said it. They said it because I was obeying God and they didn't like it. If we wonder for a moment if it's something in us that keeps the family from asking us to things - quickly we realize that it isn't us, it's Jesus in us that they don't like. It cramps their style. It makes them self conscious and they don't like it. I'm the one who usually has self doubts, but in this I have none. I know that I am obeying God and I know that Jesus said others would hate me because of it. My family proved that. Your family is proving it too.
John 15:18 "If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
19 "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
20 "Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
21 "But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.

That last verse is crucial! If they are persecuting those who belong to Jesus it is because they do not know the One who sent Him. If they don't know the Father then they don't know the Son! They aren't His! They aren't Christians! You don't treat brothers and sisters in Christ like dirt!
John 15:12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends...17 "This I command you, that you love one another." This is what God expects from us, that we love one another.
We have so lowered the standards for what a Christian is in Americanized Christianity that just about anyone can call themselves a Christian and we believe it. We need to get back to God's standard. Study it. Look it up in the Word and find out what God expects from His children. The road is narrow and few are those who find it. Who are those few? Those are the true Christians.
Like I said, examine this situation in the light of Scripture. That is where you will find your answers.

I hope that y'all have a wonderful rest of the day. I love y'all very much

Edited by: RESTFINDER at: 7/18/2017 (14:55)
God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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7/18/17 12:23 P

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Why do I let my mom make me feel so bad? I just want to text her and ask her why? What did I do that was so bad? I just can't believe she hung up the phone on me with such harsh words before that!...My son could hear her yelling at me...and actually told me to hang up on her..before she hung up on me!.....I don't understand....I know the Bible is true..when it says family turning against family!!!
My mom will be 72 in November...she claims to be a Christian..she goes to church....I sometimes wonder...is it me? Am I what she says I am?...What if something happens to her..will I have regrets?..Guilt?....Sorry for going on with my problems....I just have a hard time dealing with all this...it is not just my mom...it's my sister(who is very close to mom) and she and her children are giving much respect!!..but my sister has nothing to do with me....
I called my niece yesterday was her 8th birthday..and my sister would not even let me talk to her...would not even pick up the phone when I called...she sends me a text later...saying she was to busy:(.....I have begged my sister to let me keep my niece and nephew...and spend time with them..but it is always no!...but my mom gets them quite often....
I asked my sister why...and she said well she is my MOM....you are just a sister...anyway....

thanks for listening...

hugs and prayers

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Thanks so much Missy. I love that man, still...and we have been divorced for 27 years! He told my bosses, at Mom's funeral that he loved me more than ever. That meant so much to me...and God had healed my heart long ago and used me and my prayers for him... to reach him. I am so thankful for that...knowing He is ready and God has his heart...

His dad died with cancer as well and he took care of him in his last months. David is pretty much alone, outside of Laura, who lives 2 hours away....and Jesus....our constant companion, healer and hope. He doesn't have much of a relationship with his son Steven, which is really sad....it seems to happen a lot in these days of turmoil and trouble.

I'm glad you got to talk to your daddy and received some comfort. It breaks my heart that yours is broken, my precious friend.

Oh yay! I just looked at the clock and 4 PM is near. Hooya! I made a two item chore list for tonight and if I do that after work each day, I can be caught up by the weekend. Then next week and the one following, I'll get three days off to make up this week's off days and my regulars. That will be really nice.

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Thank you Bren and Kim! Your prayers and thoughtful words mean so much to me! I called my daddy and talked to him..and that made me feel a little better...
The devil is trying to destroy me emotionally...I know this for a fact! I was losing weight so good..and feeling better...and then BAM...my emotions have been crazy from all of this ...and I turn right to FOOD. I am going to go back to fasting ...and just draw closer to JESUS..only HE can take away my hurt.

Keeping David and you in prayer

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I ask to be knocked out before blood draws Kim. Nobody listens to me emoticon My daytime girl did good and was in and out quickly but my night time team hurt me really bad. I know that has to be done but I'm sure glad it's not a regular occurrence! Glad yours went well. Oh....I feel for the young'uns and the elderly getting poked and hurt emoticon

Yes....to your response to our Missy. The enemy still prowls around, causing pain and sorrow and leading people into sinful behaviors and attitudes. It hurts more when it's our kin doing the hurting....we expect and deserve better from those folks.

Well...I broke my 24 day fast from fast food at lunch. I had to get my check in the bank so swung by Burger King for my tea and got a whopper Jr. and a yummy hot dog. I normally would not get the hot dog but they are .79 cents right now. I left a few (very few!) bites behind. My sugar was dropping and I didn't feel so good. That was fast....and efficient.

It is really hot out there. We've been having high 90's and hit 103 one day. emoticon Me no likey the heat!

I hope to be able to get a couple of home chores done when I get home before I get in my gown and hunker down....that's the plan anyway emoticon

Please pray for my David, who is near the end of his journey and in a lot of pain. My heart hurts for him and so many others with this awful disease. There are far too many. Thanks.

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Something is definitely wrong with that woman's heart, Missy! I'm with Bren! She should have been given an ultimatum before this phone call ever happened and she could break your heart. Just remember that this is a spiritual battle.
Eph 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
The devil wants you to be discouraged and downhearted - don't let him win the battle, sweetie! Pray extra hard for your Mama so satan has a battle on his hands where she is concerned too. I may not have a relationship with my family, but I haven't ever stopped praying for them, hoping for them, loving them. I like that movie, the Hunger Game, in the second one there was a theme for Katniss = don't forget who the real enemy is! I know you don't see your mama as an enemy - but there is an enemy orchestrating this, and it's the devil. We'll keep praying.

Went and had my blood work done this morning. There was a 12 or 13 year old in front of me. She didn't do very well! Poor baby. She had to go lay down in one of the exam rooms. There was another little girl waiting, about 8 or 9 years old. I just hoped she was okay! I was next in line. I'm an old vet at having blood work! The lady did great today, you can barely see where she took the blood. Two vials today, so that must mean that she is doing my cholesterol again. Gulp!

Hope y'all have an awesome evening!


God bless, Kim

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Aww sweetie....that hurts beyond what words can express. It's her loss. Her behavior is absolutely unacceptable and actually...just my opinion....she should be on the receiving end of such a call! You deserve so much better than you've ever gotten in this relationship. I pray for God's comfort, healing and encouragement in this time of new sorrow and pain. Hugs....

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My mom calls me this morning. She yelled at me the whole time! ...and said she didn't want anything to do with me and my children..just like her husbands family!!! I was so upset...and then she HUNG the phone up on me!!!...I'm so upset right now...not only does my eye hurt..but now my heart:(

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Ouch Kim! Those things do get very hot! I have some too and I use the little saucers to heat things on. You had fish? Oh boy!....the burn would take the enjoyment of it down 3 notches tho.

Thanks for continued prayers. I am feeling SO much better and am so blessed to have a job where I can pace myself and still get my work done with lots of little rest breaks as needed.

It's a beautiful, sunny day here tho we had/have possible storms on the agenda for a few days. I love the rain so would be happy to see some of that. The lightening scares me tho and most thunder...well I don't hear it....unless I have the hearing aid in. I don't want to be out and about in any of it!

I had a new kitty drop by this morning. he's solid black. He made 7. My babies are really growing fast.

I hacked a bit at my hair yesterday. I hate to spend $9.00 for a "trim" and get 8 little snips like last time, when I can snip it myself.

I'm off to get started on my paperwork in there and make calls to the people at sale stage. I don't like making calls but it must be done.

Love you all and you remain in my prayers.......blessings to you and your household.

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Missy, praise the Lord for His protective hand on you. What a great rainbow too! We had a lightening strike like that too yesterday. Flash-boom! Jake was outside when it happened - not two seconds later he is knocking on the door. I let him in and he heads straight for the door to Mom's apartment downstairs! Poor baby! I headed to the computer room to turn off the hard drive. I hate turning that thing off, something always doesn't come back just right. Today we came back on okay! Praise the Lord. I am glad you were alright after the eye troubles. I hope that the meds work to ease your pain and heal you up just fine. Sending prayers your way!

Bren, praying for strength for you as you head back to work too!

Burnt my finger today and a hot plate out of the microwave. I have Correll plates, and I was cooking a piece of fish on it. It was so hot after I pulled it out my finger got burned - almost a blister. The whole area on the inside of my middle finger is red and swollen and sore - boohoo! Mom had some aloe, so that will help a lot. Mom cold water wasn't even cold it is so hot here! bummer! Thanks for letting me commiserate with you.

Y'all have a very blessed Lord's Day, y'all. Love ya

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Oh Missy! What a wild, scary and painful day! You sure had evidence of God's protection and blessing throughout. I was gasping, just reading that!
Brought to mind the terror I had back in December when that truck wheel came sailing into our office, thru the walls and bouncing up on my desk and into that wall, where I'd just been a few minutes prior. God's eye and hand is on us every moment of every day and I am so thankful for His protection and provision for us all. I'm praying your eye heals quickly and you're ok.

Kim, I have 3 of those knob lamps! I only use the one on my bed thing, for night reading. I have one here by the desk and one by the recliner but it's too bright for much use. Your new one sounds nifty.

Thanks for the links to check out. I admit I am confused and overwhelmed at all the variations and the ...Hey...ours is better thing!
I love shopping Amazon....I just got some cologne in last week and my tea pitchers....and one of the colognes is a no go. I'd used it in my 20's...Jontue..........well I think maybe this is a bottle left from back then? I dropped it in the Goodwill tub. Maybe someone else might not find it so "off". When I am able to shop normally again, I'll test new stuff.......like at Wal-Mart or Walgreens. I ordered Wings again when I ordered my testing strips and meter. I've been using it for a few years and love it, so I'll have something I trust on hand.

I'm putting some effort into restoring order today, before I return to work tomorrow. I'll have plenty of rest time while on duty....doing invoices etc. so it won't be too rough a week. Sale day is Wednesday so I'll see Sharon then. She's not been well either for over a week so I am praying for her recovery as well as my own.

I'll go play in the kitchen a bit. It didn't get much attention yesterday after my treck to the store.

Love and prayers for today and the new week ahead.

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Today has been crazy! A crazy accident ..ended me up in urgent care. I had a bad abrasion to my cornea and tear on lower eyelid (inside the lid)...Pharmacy was closed ..so I have to wait tomorrow to get my scrips..my eye is very sore.

Then my son had just parked our vehicle at Walmart..I was about to get out..when a suv..comes flying into the parking spot beside us...only GOD kept that vehicle from not taking my side of the vehicle completely out! It was so close...Then we get to the door (at auto body side)..and it would not open...so we are standing there waiting for a guy to open it up for us...and a bolt of lightning lit up the whole door area we were standing at ..and a loud sound of thunder that sounded like a bomb went off...I about died of a heart attack!

so...with my eye..hurting ...I walked outside...onto my patio...and looked up in the sky..and there was a huge rainbow...reminding me of God's Promise...I just started crying...because I felt his arms around me at that moment...and his mercy all around me...and I am so thankful for his protection.

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Here's a link to the White Willow Bark that I order from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FLGXZK
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It isn't going to take away all of the pain, but it helps to alleviate it and the inflammation. It takes about a week for it to take effect. I take two in the morning and two in the evening. I haven't had any shoulder pain and very little knee pain since I've been taking this. It hasn't helped my back much though. It hasn't bothered my stomach at all to take this either. This isn't the one that I normally get but that one wasn't available any more, so I had to find another one and this is the one I turned to. I had one on my subscribe and save page and got it every month - bummer. This one has been working fine.

Another scorcher today. I'm sure it isn't as hot as in Texas, but for us it's around 90. I don't even like to go to the mailbox. Jake doesn't even want to be outside! He does his business and then knocks to come back in.

I got a new office lamp. It has little touch buttons rather than this turning knob, which I sometimes have trouble turning on and off. I think I am getting a little bit of arthritis in my hands, and this knob is at the top of this lamp and it isn't always easy for me to grab and twist. I am having some trouble with medicine bottles too - gulp! This one has pictures on these buttons for reading, office work, relaxing and sleeping - different colors for doing each of those things and then you can have up to five brightness's on each of those modes. Cool! It's an LED light too, better on the eyes. It also has a USB port on the side if I want to fire up my phone while working on my computer! All for $22. It had over 300 reviews and it had 5 stars. We'll probably take my old lamp to Habitat. Oh dear. I have three of these crosses on it that Barbi made me - they won't be able to go on my new lamp! I'll have to find somewhere new to hang them! I have a book mark with the names of Jesus on it that is hanging off of that lamp too - sigh. What an old lady I am!

Well, y'all have a good day. Love you!

God bless, Kim

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I knew I'd forget something! I remembered the white willow bark. I looked briefly over at Amazon a few minutes ago. I have no idea what I'm looking at or for of course! I had to order new testing strips and meter for the office. I can't get strips anymore for my Element monitors and I have four of those. I had one by the recliner and today I got lows...like 52-87......so checked in here and the "87" after a meal was actually 221....Ack! I'm glad I thought to check here before I ate a bunch of something to get it back up! I did have a back up meter so put it in there with fresh strips and ordered another of that brand for the office.

I did my meds packs just now and ran out of fish oil and had just enough Triamterene.

Oh No! I can see cauliflower flying! I think I'd do the frozen as well. I too, am not liking cooking and have some of the same issues...like pain.... but will give it a go again. I've had fun with it before. I still have aversion to the clean up process so I'd try to be neat....and easy!

While waiting for my meds (new one), I tooled around Wal-Mart for some things and got one of those immersion blender things...cheapest one. I tried mashing my soup last night with a wire whisk and that worked about like your cauliflower experiment! I actually rather liked the pureed soup and chicken broth I had at the Hospital! I joked about not complaining about the food....because I wasn't getting any! This was on my lunch tray yesterday....their picks, not mine!
Hot tea, iced tea, grape juice, orange juice, pureed chicken rice soup, yogurt, pudding, ice cream, milk and sugar packets! Nuts!....no they didn't have any of those....I told my nurse there was probably 200 grams of sugar on that tray! I had the soup, iced tea, yogurt, pudding and half the little cup of ice cream. Breakfast had been cream of wheat, coffee and orange juice so this ol' gal was hungry!...and orange juice is on my avoid list! Oh and my whine....coffee made that list too....and Bacon! I will have that still .... just not as much. I'm to keep a food journal and record of foods that irritate me. Than you! I do so appreciate the tips and encouragement and it won't bug me a bit to be accountable!

Thanks for the link on the magnesium because I'd not know what to look for. I'll get some when I pick up my fish oil and calcium. I hope to be able to walk again by Sunday. It will be so nice to have the weekend off work to finish recovery...then I'll work 7 days thru and get my :"make up" off days the following two Mondays. That should work out very well.

Awesome verses! I have confessed more than once about trashing my "tent". I'd treat my poor body like a garbage dump. Like with the little heart attack three years ago....this too, was a wake up and pay attention call.

I'm off to the recliner and will prop this foot up...I had to get the walker out and was so glad to have the scooter available at Wal-Mart...that was fun!

Love you all and thank God for you daily! Have a good evening and sweet rest.


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How exciting to see you here today, my sweet Bren! I am going to hold you to this new diet my sister! So be ready for some scolding if I hear you have gone "off the wagon" where your tummy is concerned! We'll help you as much as we can! So, so glad you are home!

Oh, I mentioned magnesium when I called you in the hospital. Taking a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) medicine like Nexium or Prilosec can rob your body of this mineral and our bodies need this for lots of things. I take it to keep my headaches under control for one thing. We need it for our bones and muscles. So it's important to take it while on a PPI. There are different types of magnesium, you want one that is easily absorbed in your body so you don't have to take as much of it. https://www.organicnewsroom.com/magn
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I found this site that explains what magnesium does in the body and gives some information on the different types of magnesium. I take a magnesium that has two different types of magnesium in it, magnesium glycinate and magnesium oxide. Glycinate is the most easily absorbed kind of magnesium there is and the oxide is easy on the tummy and helps with the acid. It's from Pure Micronutrients and is called Pure Magnesium. I used to take about 2000mg a day of a cheaper brand, but I only take 400mg a day of this brand. I may need more to keep my headaches under control, but it does keep my magnesium levels where they are supposed to be.

I made some mashed cauliflower last night, did I mention that yesterday? It was kind of a pain to make for the first time. I wasn't sure how to make it. I tried my mixer, and cauliflower went flying all over the kitchen. I ended up using my Ninja mixer which is fully encapsulated - HA, couldn't go anywhere! It ended up being a little soupier than I wanted it to be because I had to add more milk to get it to mix up in the Ninja. It tasted pretty good though - not like mashed taters, but still good. I used butter, salt and light sour cream to flavor it. If it gets me to eat some veggies, it's a good thing! I may just buy the Birds Eye stuff next time though - it's a whole lot easier to slap that stuff in the microwave than go through that whole mess - and probably be cheaper! LOL! (Have I ever mentioned I don't like to cook? It hurts my back too, standing for that long.)

Well, now that you know my sad cauliflower tale, I'll let y'all get back to important stuff. Love ya bunches.

Oh, I wanted to share something that was in my transcription notes today:

2 Cor. 5:1" For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Our body is the tent in which our spirit lives."
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. It is appointed unto man once to die, regardless of insurance, medicine,hospitals, etc.... One day we'll receive a brand new tent. (This is from a sermon back in '94)
Find out what He wants us to do for Him until it is time to shed these "tents" and take up our eternal homes.

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Woohoo....I am home and so thankful....the wild cab ride was posted on the other thread...won't repeat here but that woman should maybe be reported? Not by me of course...she knows where I live...LOL.

Thanks so much for updating for me Kim and keeping me covered in prayer! God heard each one and has answered them all! I am one blessed woman.
I'll see Dr. Ryali in two weeks for a follow up. I'll need a CDC check prior so will call her office today to schedule and ask about iron supplements. I got one unit of blood and three bags of solution so they juiced me up pretty well. I'd lost a bit over 3 units of blood since I was there in March. I went from 11 units down to 7.7. That will teach me to delay appointments until September, reckon?

My right foot is out today and I'm using the shoe for now. It's not as stable as the boot so I may need it....hoping it resolves itself quickly....since I will return to work Monday for a 7 day run.

Missy....how did things go with your appointment? Hope all is well for you too. Keep us posted. Am SO thankful for your news too, Kim! God is watching His Girls...and taking good care of us!

I'll be googling info on the GERD plan for recovery. I admit, I did a frowny face looking at the list the hospital sent home with me. I will behave tho and work with this as I don't want another episode like this. That was super scary!

Barbi and Mike sent me flowers. Big, beautiful, bright and cheery sunflowers.....that was so sweet and certainly brightened me up.... I'm thinking "Son" flowers....

Wishing you all a wonderful, blessed Friday....and I am SO glad to have it for recovery...and the weekend too. Woohoo!


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Bren is hoping to be out of the hospital today. I'm hoping she will call me whenever she has news. Her endoscopy showed that she has gastritis and some lesions in her tummy from taking Maloxicam. She will be on some type of PPI (Nexium type med) from now on. No more bleeding. She is feeling better. Thank you so much for your prayers! She is so grateful for your loving thoughts and prayers.

It has been really hot around here lately. I've been staying inside and keeping Jake inside as much as possible too. He hasn't wanted to be outside either. Poor buddy goes out and then knocks about 10 minutes later to be let in!

Things have been really quiet around here, so not much else to tell. Love ya

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Praying for you, Bren!!! Miss you!!!! emoticon

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Talked to Bren today, they are doing an endoscopy this afternoon. Until they get the results of that I won't know much more. Thank you for your prayers. She so appreciates your love and concern.

Not much else going on with my day today. I hope y'all are doing well.

Much love, Kim

God bless, Kim

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Definitely praying for her, for protection and healing.


When you�re overwhelmed with the dark dankness of your situation, think of yourself as a miner. Dig deep into the rocky walls and find that sparkling treasure�the positive. In the Bible God talked about the treasures of darkness: �I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.�3


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I had my mammo today. Praise the Lord, one of the lumps was a lipoma (fatty tumor) and the large mass was basically normal tissue, just dense. They did find another very small lump on that right side during the ultra sound, so tiny the mammo didn't pick it up. They want to see me in six months to make sure that everything looks normal and nothing has changed. It's probably another lipoma. I have a feeling there will be more of them with my lipedema being as it is.

After Jake's wildness at the vet yesterday and then this today, I'm worn out!

God bless, Kim

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Hey ladies, just got a call from Barbi, Bren is in the hospital. It's not her heart, but another problem. After I talk to her specifically I will know more and what she would like me to share. She is waiting for a room right now. I know that she would really appreciate your prayers. I will try to keep in touch with her and keep you up to date as much as possible.

God bless, Kim

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I love my hikes!! Congrats on 3 miles! Great job!

I go for a yearly checkup tomorrow...way past due..pray that everything goes well.

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This will be short, went on a 3 mile hike up to a local summit, exhausted, but still alive.


When you�re overwhelmed with the dark dankness of your situation, think of yourself as a miner. Dig deep into the rocky walls and find that sparkling treasure�the positive. In the Bible God talked about the treasures of darkness: �I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.�3


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It's funny, I don't have any fear at all. I'm curious to find out what it is, but not afraid. If I do learn that it is cancer, I suppose I will dread what I will have to go through, but I do not fear death. I do hate the idea of leaving Wade behind if God would choose to take me home - but I honestly do not believe that this is a cancer. It's too big too fast. If it is we will deal with it to glorify and honor God trusting that He knows the ending from the beginning. Those aren't just words, I honestly believe that no matter what happens, good or bad, God knows it all and all I have to do is live to bring Him glory and honor and He will handle the rest. The only question I have to ask is, "Lord how do you want me to glorify You in this situation? Who can I reach for You in this situation? How can I be a light in this situation?" Nothing else really matters.

Wade was visiting our Pastor this weekend and he saw some stuff that was going on, and it it he saw that while we have to deal with problems, we also have to have a "redemptive" attitude as well. We have to reach out to people who wrong us with a redemptive attitude, trying to bring them back into a right relationship with Christ - therefore we have to be, as Christ tells us, gentle, loving, kind - always pointing back to Jesus. Sometimes we want to say, "What were you thinking???" or "How could you say or do those hurtful things???" But saying that could alienate them. We have to point them to the gospel and get them to see it through God's eyes. We have to take our feelings out of the picture too. I love the Quaker girl in that John Wayne movie - Angel and the Bad Man. There is a plaque on the wall, and I can't remember the saying, but she explains it to him as this - when someone does something bad to you, they are hurting themselves more than they are hurting you because they are hurting their souls while only hurting your body. That's what we have to remember - don't hurt your soul by responding wrongly and try to bring their souls back into alignment with God by responding rightly. We can't make their choices for them, but if we do the right thing we can at least head them in the right direction.

Enough of that. I hope I don't sound preachy. I'm not your preacher, I just hear these things from my preacher and they sound so enlightening and I want to share them with you. If you don't want to hear it, just let me know.

I love y'all very much.

God bless, Kim

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I was tempted briefly to make a run to store at lunch for ice etc and take it home. I had 3 rentals at that time and the mail came so I took care of business instead...so will stop on the way home at 5:00....and pray for a good parking spot emoticon

That tea at home has been sealed up well in the canister so should be fine. I'd given away 2-3 unopened boxes back in December I think. Yes....we are not tea snobs and will drink it regardless!

I found a can of ranch style beans in the cabinet and that's what I had for lunch. Yum! With some cheese, jalapeno and onion, it was like a thick soup.

Well, we are going to pray this mass is just that...a lipoma........it's best to have it checked and yes, your attitude is great....even when we fear, we can still rest in God's care, knowing the outcome is in His will for us and He has us in His hands, always.

I enjoyed the bird watching too. Those fellows DO have grit! It's a beautiful, clear and cloud filled sky out there and I am glad to be....in here...under the AC!

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I don't use ice, so I don't know much about its strange properties! Woohoo on getting the pitchers and tea. I don't think that tea expires, although if it had gotten moisture in it it may get mold or mildew in it! I suppose it could lose some of its potency, but we amateurs wouldn't really notice stuff like that. As long as it tastes good to me, that's all I care about.

Oh, I love to watch when the little birds go after the big birds in the air! What grit!

I was looking up stuff on this mass, and the only thing that made sense was a lipoma, which is a fat mass. Yep, that is what I am pretty sure it is, especially since I have the lipedema. I have other lipomas in my lower arms that have been there for quite some time too, so I am prone to those anyway.

Well, not much else going on with me, just trying to stay out of the heat. Love y'all.

Oh, if you want a good deal on steak, go to the Omaha Steak site, filet mignon for cheap!

God bless, Kim

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Oh that was good Kim! I have "expected" more from some, who proclaim to be Christians and have yet both hands and a heart .....full of the world...we don't thrive or survive well in that environment.

I am watching a bird fight...two scissor tails are bugging a big black bird on the sign outside on the highway. They may be smaller...much....but they are bold!

Hey...my tea pitchers came in yesterday. they were in the house when I got home. I love them! I brought one to work and some more tea bags. I guess I'd given away my flavored teas, tho I found some like 3 year old green tea bags in a canister. They may still be ok. Do those things expire? Anyway I made some and am having it now and Yay! This will save me some money in the long run. I'll bring ice from home. I bring it for my water and will do an extra bag on my tea days....tho I need to pick some up on the way home today. I am out and I used the crumbs from my trays last night and failed to refill. What makes it evaporate in there?

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Missy, do you have a list of fruits and veggies with a glycemic number to them? I'm sure that you can Google that. It might help in keeping your sugar down while eating healthy foods too. I think that the darker the fruit and veggie the lower the glycemic number, but I'm not sure that that is true for all of the fruits and veggies. Just a thought! You know more about your disease than I do, but I've heard that if you don't get enough you can tank or bottom out - do you know your daily need to keep that from happening? My MIL is borderline diabetic so I know a little bit about the disease from her. I get asked often if I am diabetic because I have symptoms of the disease or side effects of the disease, but I don't have the disease!

Another storm coming in today. Phew, we have been having them almost daily lately. I have been having headaches daily again because of all of the fronts coming in playing havoc with my sinuses. I think it's allergies too. I try to stay in with the air purifier on. My air purifier has never been in the purple zone which mean pure air, it stays in the blue zone which is just below that. That's probably because of Jake coming in and out dragging in dust and pollen all the time. My house just stays dusty too. It's too hard for me to dust it often because of my allergies and my back, having to stay bent over to get into some of the places. I've tried to dust it with one of those feather dusters but they just don't work that well, they put too much dust in the air. I use a Swiffer pad, it holds the dust on the pad and doesn't let it go or move the dust around.

Oh, I wanted to share this with you, it's a neat story my Pastor shared on his Net House site on Facebook:

A KIND OF SILLY STORY
So, I caught a Bluefish and thought I would keep it as a pet, but it died on the ride home. Shame too, I carefully buckled it into the backseat to keep it safe.
Then I caught a Flounder a few days later, so I thought I had a new pet. Yep, you guessed it; he flat out died too, and the Croaker croaked.
The same thing happened with a Speckled Sea Trout, a Spot, a Hogfish, a Puppy Drum, Finger Mullets, Jumping Mullets, Shiners (which died before I got them to the car), a Ray and a Skate.
I don't understand it. They were all healthy and splashing around when I caught them.
Someone said it sounded a lot like "fish out of water syndrome."
I asked what that meant and they said that fish don't live in the same environment that humans do. They even said that it would be like me trying to live underwater, like a fish.
How silly is that? Of course I could not live underwater. I would drown.
POINT...
We live in the realm that agrees with our nature.
This is why sinners can't live like saints and saints can't live like sinners.
The sinner must be miraculously transformed in order to live in the spiritual realm and a believer will die spiritually if he chooses to live in the realm of sin.
This is why Jesus said, "You must be born again (born of the Spirit)." In order to live the spiritual life, a person must be a spiritual person. Sinners trying to live as saints is, "like a fish out of water." And we know how that turns out.
Come to think of it, this is not only a silly story, this is an incredibly sad story, because people try to live as Christians without receiving the nature of God.
2 Peter 1:4
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

God bless, Kim

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Thank you very much, Missy! You remain in mine as well. God sees each heart, knows each name and need.

Me too. I am so weary and worn out and some days are harder than others when it comes to staying on course without deviations. I'm praying for us and the multitudes who have diabetes and struggle as we do.

I've got my verified letters printed and ready to mail tomorrow. I have to take them to the post office. I gave myself today as the prep day since it's quite a process. It didn't help that I printed the wrong notice initially....all 34 of them....and had to start over!

I'm going to make a Market Street run for some pretty peppers and maybe some more cherries. I don't "want to"....but I will.

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Keeping David and you in prayer!

I hate diabetes!!! My right thumb has been burning for weeks..I thought maybe I had burned it while cooking, and just didn't realize it..so I googled it..to see what causes that burning feeling..and many results came up....one of them being diabetes emoticon
so that scared me a little bit...knowing that diabetes is doing this to my body...I want to get healthy so bad...the only thing I can do is go drastic...NO SUGAR!!!....
PLEASE PRAY I CAN BEAT THIS DISEASE!!!...and I pray for others to win in this battle also!!!

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We can hold hope and continue to pray for those wandering. God alone knows what it will take to bring them to repentance.

I got an e-mail from David. His days are drawing to a close and while my heart sorrows, knowing this, I have to be so thankful that he is ready. He's had about a year longer than what his prognosis was. Cancer is such an awful, devastating disease and one I pray I never have to deal with myself. I figure my heart disease and diabetes is enough to take me out....and I'm hoping that won't be soon.

I didn't get far on my projects on my off days so will try to do a bit daily until it's done. I have my tubs started for Goodwill and the laundry room and will probably have two for Goodwill. They get clothes, shoes, books and the like. My last haul was to the Mission, up the street and that may be where these go....

I was so happy to see my FBS at 116 this morning. I was shocked but happy. I'll be working on making that a regular occurrence. I've been having pool dreams but haven't been it it yet emoticon

I'm going to get to work....be blessed today.......as we head towards another weekend.

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You are right, Diana. He can restore what we have lost, either by our family repenting and coming back to us, or by giving us a new family that loves Jesus. I came across this passage today in my reading and the word "believers" struck me as I read it:

1Thess 2:10 You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;
11 just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,
12 so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

I thought about how Jesus dealt with those who were truly interested in following Him and those who weren't. How differently He dealt with the spiritual leaders and those who were the followers. He was much more tender and gentle with those who were sincere and earnest in their seeking after the truth. When the apostles came along they followed His example. We have to be the same way. We have to be able to discern those who are sincere and earnest in their desire to follow Jesus and those who are simply pretending to follow Jesus. The pretenders tried to trip Jesus up so that they could undo His ministry, and that is what the pretenders want today. They don't like the earnest ones because they don't want to live up to the truth of the Bible. They don't want to live godly lives, they just want the promise of heaven without the holiness that it requires. We don't have to treat pretenders the same way that we treat those who are earnest in the faith. We still love them, but we must be wary of them, - 1Co 5:11 But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he should be an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one. A reviler - one who speaks against the Church, or a brother. We have to be ready for the pretender, the so-called brother, to know who that is and to deal with him as the Holy Spirit leads, in love and to glorify and honor God. It's hard because it is often a loved one, but our first allegiance is to God.

Off she goes again.

I love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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kim thanks for the verses, they are the truth, when we ever have to choose between being what Jesus wants us to be vs what others want us to be. Forsaking all is not easy to do, but thankfully many times God has seasons in our relationships and once we make the choice to follow Him, He even restores what we gave up, either with our own family or providing us with another, and restoring us many fold what we gave up. It happened to me. Kayla's bachelorette party was so much fun. everyone loved the carrot cake I made and the games were fun. Ill post pics tomorrow, Ron and I are going to spend his last evening watching a movie. Have a wonderful 4th and rest.
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When you�re overwhelmed with the dark dankness of your situation, think of yourself as a miner. Dig deep into the rocky walls and find that sparkling treasure�the positive. In the Bible God talked about the treasures of darkness: �I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.�3


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LOL! Porky fingered....me too! On the rare occasion I played with my Fire, I'd use one of our pens with the stylus tip. It's heavy so I don't use it like I thought I would.

I am SO tired! I got up at 4 AM and I should have stayed down until 5:30....I came to work at 7:30 and have been busy all day. I just now actually, let a call go to voice mail! I need some ibuprofen for my achy body! It's a "good" tired tho...comes from actually doing something!

It was 81 at 7:30.....this is now....in an hour I will be headed home...yay!



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I am on my tablet hours at a time and finding the right stylus makes it really easy. Taping out texts is so hard if you don't have a good stylus either, at least for this porky fingered girl! I played guitar for most of my young life and I had to find one with a wide neck otherwise I was covering two strings at a time! I love the classical guitar myself, with the nylon strings. I haven't played in years now though. I can't sing anymore, so I haven't played. Allergies have pretty much killed my upper range and I can't sing for very long in my lower range, so I don't sing much at all any more. I played enough to write a song or accompany myself when by myself! LOL!

Phew, it is hot now. I hope we don't get any storms. Me no likey lightning!

Hope y'all are doing well now. Love ya

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

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Those are pretty, Kim. I don't use them but wish I had one for signing off on my WM orders. I sign with a finger or my pen with a stylus tip.....if I have one in the car. I found the stylus I'd bought at the Dollar Tree and used it Saturday but still can't read what's written! Now for just tapping etc. it would work great of course.

Yes...those are great books and he was an awesome Christian leader, teacher and man of God. Wish we had churches filled with that in these days instead of a lot of people pleasers who don't want to "offend" anyone. I know they are not all like that but too many are.

I have the place to myself today...I guess Chris will be here soon but Sharon is off to extend her holiday. I look forward to my Tue/Wed off....

Have a blessed and beautiful day....love and prayers........

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I have 2 of A.W. Tozer's books! He is one my favorite preachers.He studied God's word and his preaching reflected that!!

"Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible."


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You too, Missy. I hope you are able to resolve your situation soon. Just know you aren't the only one going through family heartaches, and I'm not just talking about myself! We are in the last days and anyone who chooses to live for Jesus from a whole heart is going to suffer as we have been, and I know others who are! We just have to decide how much we are going to let them wreck havoc with our lives and hearts.

I found the best stylus for my tablet!
MEKO(TM) (2 Pcs)[2 in 1 Precision Series] Disc Stylus/Styli Bundle with 4 Replaceable Disc Tips, 2 Replaceable Fiber Tips For All Touch Screen Devices - (Black/Purple)

It is really smooth and the disc tip is really easy to work with. I can see through the disc and tap right on whatever I want and it bends so that it's not stiff. It's so cool! I went through a bunch of styli (?) to finally find a good one. I paid $15.75 for two of them and they came with extra tips, so they should last me a very long time - I hope! I use my stylus A LOT, so we will see.

This is a post from our Pastor's Net House Facebook Page, I thought it was very good:

We Cannot afford to let down our Christian standards just to hold the interest of people who want to go to hell and still belong to the a church. A. W. Tozer A Man of God

In 1970-71 I read John Warwick Montgomery's book, DAMNED THROUGH THE CHURCH. He had actually thought about naming it, GOING TO HELL THROUGH THE CHURCH, but that might have been too brazen. It is a really good book. It addresses the problem of placing hope and confidence in religious (even Christian) association and activity (churches). Unhappily, too many messengers have accommodated the message to the masses and now Christendom is saturated with religious clubs that fit the description of the Churches of the Laodicean Period.

Revelation 3:14-22
(14) And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God:
(15) I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
(16) So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth.
(17) Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked:
(18) I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.
(19) As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
(20) Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
(21) He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.
(22) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

TOZER was a pastor in the Christian and Missionary Alliance and a great messenger of God's truths. He wrote over 60 books, mostly addressing the deeper life and the importance of total surrender to Christ. TOZER is well worth the read.

I hope that you have a very blessed Lord's Day. Love you.

God bless, Kim

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I am thanking Jesus! He helped me get laundry finished...yay and I ran to HEB while the last load was drying.

I splurged! I found the Mt. Rainier cherries for the first time this year...and got 1.25 pounds. I left buns in the store and got two containers of salad greens half off so did not complain about the cost.

I got a pack of pork for carnitas that I will make into BB-Q.....and got my check in the bank. I have office stuff in the car to unload so have my cart in there with it. I'm going to have breakfast and rest a bit before work.

Have a wonderful day, ladies!

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Thank you, Bren. I keep praying that maybe one day, things will change. But I cannot allow myself to keep getting hurt by them.

Bren, check out my fb page..a next door kitty came by to visit me this evening..he was a cutie! The first person I thought of was you!!

Kim, my heart hurts for you. I know it has to be hard. One day Jesus will wipe away all our tears!! Love ya!!!




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I'm so sorry Missy. to hear of the continued pain inflicted by your mother and sister. In my opinion, they don't "deserve" you and your love.

Kim, that makes my heart so sad too, at what your dad said. There are so many who will be lost, thinking their way is THE way and will not listen to godly council and correction.

I went out to a raging storm this morning! Not "hearing" it, I had no idea how wild it was. I only had three brave kitties waiting for breakfast. Speaking of, I saw another baby yesterday in the flower bed. It was white with a couple of yellow marks and smaller than my current two that are coming. Anyway, I just peeked out and the rain is tapering off some.

I'm hoping it's dry this evening as I have a Wal-Mart order to pick up after work. I'm thinking an after 5:00 on a weekend won't be as bad as the weekday one was! that was rough. It was a larger order too so that made a difference. I won't have quite so much to haul inside.

I had a really busy day yesterday, got my final deposit to the bank and I will do my credit card payments this weekend. I like the months when the 1st falls on a weekend! I had 2 rentals yesterday and unlocked a few units for more rentals and am glad I did since I'd not want to go out in the rain if I can help it.

Hope you all have a good weekend, no matter what you do with it....I'll do the same. Love and prayers.....

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Here's something we have to take from Jesus:
Mar 3:21 And when His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, "He has lost His senses." ...
Mar 3:32 And a multitude was sitting around Him, and they *said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You."
Mar 3:33 And answering them, He *said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"
Mar 3:34 And looking about on those who were sitting around Him, He *said, "Behold, My mother and My brothers!
Mar 3:35 "For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."

Jesus didn't want to see his blood mother and brothers at this time because they didn't believe in Him, they thought that he was crazy. He denied that they were His mother and brothers because they did not believe. Our first allegiance and honor go to God. If those who are blood and family do not believe in God and are trying to disrupt what God is doing in our lives, then they cease to be family, and the ones who do believe in God become our family, just as Jesus speaks here. Later we see that His family finally did come to belief in Him and He gave the care of His mother into the hands of His beloved disciple at the foot of the cross, and His brother became the pastor of the Church of Jerusalem, James. But at this moment, they ceased being His mother, sister and brothers because they refused to believe.
We see in other passages like Acts 13:10 that if someone tries to move us away from faith in Christ they are enemies of righteousness, and in James 4:4 if they love worldliness they are enemies of God.
Mat 10:34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Mat 10:35 "For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW;
Mat 10:36 and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.
Mat 10:37 "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
Jesus Himself did not come to bring peace in the family because He knew that there would be those who would believe and those who would not believe - and those who would not believe would hate those who believe and would seek to do harm to those who believe. Those who believe don't have to stick around and take it either. It may be if you stick around you could get yourself killed. Mat 10:21 "And brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.
Mat 10:22 "And you will be hated by all on account of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved."
Each person has to do what God leads them to do. For me it was to give my family a choice. I couldn't let their poison pollute my life any more. The things they were saying to me could eventually cause me to falter. I know that when my parents went to the family to "turn them from their wrong thinking" they were turned from their right thinking, even though they knew it would mean having a relationship with me was over. My father told me that he knew what it would cost him but he had to do it anyway! To this day that is like a knife to my heart! I don't want their wrong thinking and their hateful words to do that to me. I stay away from the poison and sewage and darkness so that the light of Jesus can stay pure in my life. They already know the truth, and they had the light and turned away from it to follow the darkness.
1Cor 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
I am not likely to change their minds, but over time they could change mine! Better to not have them in my life until they change their minds.

Shel, is Levi coming back with you this time?

I got my medicine containers filled this morning. Each day I would fill up a little cup with my pills and dread having to do it each evening too - Kim, if you would just fill up your pill keeper you wouldn't have to go through this! Duh! So, I did that this morning! I still have to get out some supplements, but not nearly as many as I did before. Praise the Lord.

Well, I need to go search Amazon for some allergy meds. Love y'all.


God bless, Kim

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Hey Diana! It's good to see you and Shel dropping by. I think we all had some struggles becoming the women we are today and God has been faithful, to hold us, comfort us, correct as needed and cover us with a hedge of protection when we didn't have that at home. I didn't have it in my two marriages either so am doubly thankful for God's covering.

I've been alone now for over 20 years and it's a good thing I get along with myself most days. I don't have anyone else to tend to or fend for.

Shel, I dropped by your page to see what you were up to. How long will you be there? It's got to be hard to come back home after being there, I'd think.

I'm going to poke around a bit.........I have had a semi-busy day but things are slow right now.
Have a good afternoon/evening all.

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Our Wednesday class via gateway church was on relationships, the fifth commandment about honoring your parents. Beyond saying promising to live long it also promises to live well. I struggle with this as we all know parents can be messed up and cruel, and what defense does a child have esp if they have no knowledge of God? What I got out of this lesson that I wish someone had shared with me, was that honoring is a promise of protection and wellbeing for the child. Things will eventually turn out well. But to obey and trust God even though you cannot trust you parents, though difficult, will only be good for you. We really do not know what honoring is, I mean we honor them for giving us life, even if they totally mess up afterwards. Like loving others, it doesn't matter if they love us back, the main thing is that we love them correctly, and well. If they ever ask why, one can tell the because it is something God requires of us, so we do it.


When you�re overwhelmed with the dark dankness of your situation, think of yourself as a miner. Dig deep into the rocky walls and find that sparkling treasure�the positive. In the Bible God talked about the treasures of darkness: �I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.�3


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You're so right, Shel. I'm so glad that you have people who love you in the body of Christ.

Missy, you and your husband need to sit down and decide what to do about this situation. Read the word and find out what it says about family who are against you and what God wants you to do about it. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Maybe you can get in one of those early swims now, Bren! No more hose time! woohoo! I am so grateful that diabetes is not a disease that I have had to be concerned with. God has blessed me in that, as well as high blood pressure. He blessed me with low blood pressure! When I gained my weight it went up to normal range. Right now it is in the low 100's over the 60's. I had to go down one BP med to get it up there. Sometimes my heart races a bit when I am active, but that's alright, it needs to race a bit, it is too often inactive! That will be another goal here soon!

I too am tired, Missy and hope that Jesus comes back soon. We must all be sure that we are ready! Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

There is nothing more important in your life than your relationship with Christ.

Mat 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Live today with all you've got for Jesus. Never give in and Never give up.


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6/29/17 12:13 P

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Truly it's said that a man's enemies would be those from his own household! I thank God for the family in Christ! I can't tell you how much I love pastora Sabina - she has such a compassionate heart, and loves the Lord, and I just love hearing her share about her experiences.
This is Sabina at lunch yesterday with another sister in Christ.



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my fbs was 156 this morning I did use 50 units last night..but that is down from 80...so my liver is cleansing itself pretty good...

I called my mom this morning to let her know something..and it ended up ...being a horrible phone call...with very hurtful things said to me...she said...that I think I am perfect, and mocked me on and on...but to those who really know me...know that is far from the truth...
My mom is totally different Bren...she will not let me help her at all..she tells me if something bad ever happens..I will not be told..and would not be allowed to help!..That hurt me..
She is a very blunt, to the point person..not caring if she hurts your feelings...and if I tell her my hurts..she mocks me and laughs...
I literally cried after I got of the phone with her..for quite awhile..
I need to forgive her, and just separate myself from her...but it is so hard...Life stinks sometimes!!!

Remember Bren, we can beat this nasty diabetes...we have to for us!!!

Love ya'll

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I do Missy! Mine was 169 this morning. I remember too well the days over 300. I'm praying we both get them down, quickly.
On the family issues....our growing up years were extremely dysfunctional and after Mom's passing, I told my brother... and I firmly believe this...God used them to get US here and that in itself is a blessing. I learned to really love my Mom the last years I had her and that came through forgiveness...for MY sake!
Like me now, ....she had no one else to help her and God used me for that purpose. I'm thankful I was able and willing to. We do have the option of protecting our hearts from further hurt and that too is totally a God thing. We all are given free will and expecting others to conform and perform differently after a lifetime of abuse and ill will....is way beyond our scope of authority. Separation is often the best form of protection.

Well, I prayed for strength to clean up my place before work this morning and finally have the dishes done and trash dragged out again. I did have some back pain but it was a bit less than the past few weeks. I even ran the vacuum! I was whipped afterwards but I'll feel better going home to a neater environment.

The pool was unlocked this morning and I'd sure like to have been in it! It's so hot when I get home and it's usually got people in it, tossing balls and the like so it's not my cup of tea at that time.
I had another restless night. It's been a couple of weeks or so since I rested really well but I look forward to doing it again!

I see cobwebs in the sunshine so I'll do some cleaning here today too. I unlocked the trash gate and someone ran off with the bungee cord I had down there to hold it open. I snagged a T-shirt out of the trash bin and used that. I have more cords in here. and in my car so will use those next time and maybe not leave it down there?

I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed day..be good to yourselves. I will too! I do want to see better numbers and that requires something from me! Love y'all!

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thanks for sharing Kim. I'm so sorry for what you are going through. My sister only contacts me as her convenience, and ignores me also. My mom favors my sister and her kids ..so much over me and mine..it really hurts...It hurts when you are not invited to "get togethers" ...but I am getting better at letting them know that they have hurt me...to no avail though:(
I totally understand...when you said you ask them to apologize...we have also..but they said they had done nothing wrong, so no apology will ever happen...oh my goodness...the things I could tell..that was so wrong and hurtful....but God knows..and that is all that matters...every knee will bow!...We live in a fallen world..it is getting worse day by day..I'm scared to go out of the house anymore...I wish the rapture would just take us out..I'm sick of the evil...

Bren, I am keeping a close eye on my sugar...you know all about the liver dumps ..lol
my sugar last night before bed was 126 and 212 this morning...crazy!



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Oh no! Life gets messy some days doesn't it. I'm hoping to clean my own messes up before I have to "go home"! I get overwhelmed of late but I have hope things will smooth out.

I hope the cable thing is fixed and yes...what a rude way to get ones attention by Spectrum! That's like "customer service" these days. You don't talk to people anymore, you do a questionnaire with a robot and get instructions on how to fix the problem yourself...as in go online....well if you can't get online....where are the live people making a living with customer service to help you?

Oh, me too...It's been maybe two months since I had any real cooking and meal planning going on at my spot and I am struggling still but I firmly believe it will happen! I did a booboo at the store this morning. I saw coupons for the frozen yogurt and got it without looking at the labels and now I have three pints of high dollar, even with $2.00 off each pint...high calorie frozen yogurt! I'll need to find and use those measuring cups.....or toss it. My scripture needs to be...."Make no provision for the flesh" Romans 14:13. This flesh throws fits and hollers a lot when I deny it. But....deny it I will. I must! I need to join Missy with a partial fast for three days a week at least.

Hey Shel! Glad to see you dropping in from across the sea!

I got my back ordered tank top today and I love it best! Enough that I ordered two more this color and two others. They are now on sale. This one is a medium heather gray and is soft, roomy and very comfy. They are mostly for sleep shirts but I'll wear them to work around the house in too.
I need to clean my kitchen before I call it a day. Maybe run the vacuum as well. Getting started is hard and if I do it enough, perhaps my back will stop screaming along the way.

Have a good evening ladies!

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