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Adversity is just no fun

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ever have those times in life when things just don't go right? It's so easy to see all that is going wrong and lose sight of the many reasons we have to give thanks.

The concert was awesome. It was a bit unsettling that there were no chairs in the place. I had resigned myself to standing as much as I could of the foot pain and then going out to wait in the van while my friends finished enjoying the concert. It was so good of my friend to hunt down the manager in the madness and bother him to death until he scrounged up a folding chair for me to sit on. That was a great relief.

The kids had a wonderful time at the concert. They handed out DVDs of the performances as they were leaving and included on the DVD was the entire NIV Bible in mp3 format. Isn't that just awesome?! Bless Billy Graham Ministries for doing that.

I still have no water in my house. We are planning to buy this house in two years and the landlord is reluctant to fix the pump. Turns out that parish (county for most of you) has run water lines out here and we can buy that service. Tomorrow morning I'll head over there after dropping my youngest (Melanie) off at church for her week at church camp. After paying them the $400, they'll put me on a list to get water. My landlord is also one of our elected officials, and he says he can get it done tomorrow. I hope he's right!

After irritating my foot Thursday with the long day in court and then not using my recliner, and the foot getting swollen, and then all the walking and standing last night, it was very vocal about being angry with me today! It has been very painful. I did not exercise at all today and I hate that. Walking to the bathroom has been painful. If it still hurts tomorrow, I will try to get in to see my wound care specialist again. It can't be good that it's bleeding again.

I'm so tired. I'm sorry this has not been an uplifting entry. I still have 70 Spark emails to wade through before bedtime. I daren't let them go until tomorrow. So I'll say goodnight here. I hope you've had a good weekend (with nothing broken!) and that you face a week of blessings ahead.
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    In the Name of our most High God I Ask that my wonderful friend Missy is healed from all sickness, pain and disease...I bind every pain in her foot, and I loose the healing power of Jesus Christ in your foot and your body...
    In Jesus Holy Name, I thank you and Say BE HEALED!

    emoticon Healing from the KING

    3255 days ago
    Thank you so much, Pebbles. I receive the blessings of that prayer!!
    3255 days ago
  • PEBBLES32165

    I will pray that your foot gets better. In the Can't do this on my own team under the strength through Jesus there is a thread I posted for a prayer for health and healing. Use it everyday and you will be healed. Take care and I a glad you enjoyed the concert and the extra blessing of the Bible in mp3 format.
    3255 days ago
    Thank you, all of you. Sarah, that is spot on. Thank you for sharing that. It's always so much easier to remember that after the struggle is over, huh? lol One of my favorite songs is Casting Crowns' "I will praise you in this storm." Have you heard it?
    3255 days ago
    I just watched Michael J. Fox's Adventures of an Incurable Optimist on TV. I had recorded it back when it originally aired.. I think you can rent it on DVD now. Anyway, for me, it helped me to realize that whatever adversity I may face (all my health issues, pain, struggles in relationships, etc) it is all in the way I think of it. I have chosen to live my life as an optimist at all times. And this documentary just confirmed it for me. But there's something else... I have really been focusing a lot on joy lately. Some people are "happy" but that's not the same as joy. Joy is a Godly happiness that we can have at all times - especially when happiness is the last thing we seek because of rough times - we seek joy. THE JOY OF THE LORD WILL BE MY STRENGTH. In His Joy we find Strength. Keep that in mind when all around is chaos and the straw is about to break the camel's back. Sometimes it's almost like a mantra for me. "God please give me strength and peace and joy. God please give me strength and peace and joy." We do whatever we need to just to get through! Optimism and hope and joy will get us very far in this life.


    3256 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Glad the concert was a hit . Take it easy on your food . Rest it as mush as possible . emoticon
    3256 days ago
    Missy, I'm glad you were blessed by the concert. Just remember that taking care of yourself sometimes means taking it easy!

    Hope you have a great week!
    3256 days ago
    Great you could enjoy the concert and you have great friends to have someone hunt down a chair. I hope your foot feels better today and you are not having anymore problems. Miss one day of exercise was made up with going to the concert and standing , right? That took a lot of energy. I will pray that things go well.
    3256 days ago
    You are a super-duper Mom !!!!
    3256 days ago
    Thank you so much TheAdmiral. I did just that yesterday. I didn't put a shoe on and I kept my foot elevated all day. It's really something that I regret not being able to do my low-impact aerobics dvd or to go for a walk. I never would have dreamt I would MISS an exercise plan! The healthy patterns developing within my life through SP's system of accountability are such a blessing, such a new thing. God is SO good. Thank you so much for your kindness!!
    3256 days ago
    I'm praying your foot will improve and your weariness will ease. Please be gentle with yourself so that you can feel God's healing and strength carrying you over this bump on the road.
    3256 days ago
    I'm glad you had a good time. But take care of your foot. If that sounds a bit like me telling my husband this morning that he could not go to church or to work at least until his staples come out, that's because it does.

    Good luck with the water.
    3256 days ago
    Missy, I'm so glad you were able to enjoy the concert - and that they finally got a chair for you. As for not exercising today, I wouldn't worry about it. You probably got in enough yesterday to make up for it. Besides, SP tells us it is good to take a day of rest with our exercise. Sounds like the principles from the Good Book apply here too.

    I hope you didn't aggravate that foot too much. But, if it doesn't start clearing up soon, it probably is a good idea to see your specialist - just to make sure.

    It's late for me too. I'll touch bases with you tomorrow.
    Love ya doll, Sue
    3256 days ago
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