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Tyler on Thursday

Thursday, November 15, 2012

We went to Tyler today to see my mom's prosthetic doctor. 'Mac" is a great doctor who due to polio walks with crutches. He made a fine new leg for mom and he was checking out his good work. We also went shopping as we are prone to do when we get to the big city.

All was well until...we tried to get the leg off. The button was stuck and try as we may it wouldn't come off. After several calls, Mac's technician convinced me that the liner was stuck in the pin and that I needed to pull on the leg while pressing the button. Well, I had avoided pulling as I thought it would cause Mom pain. But after one great tug off came the leg. I did however tear the "skin" which was repaired by super glue.

Such is my life. Too bad everything can't be fixed with a little super glue.

I read a great quote today...
"Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble .But since the power of prayer rests in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference."

That really relieves me of the great burden of having to intercede perfectly for someone else. Like if I don't say the right words, God's hand is kept from moving. And sometimes prayers are offered as some kind of magic incantation that will force the higher power to perform the will of man. Never shall it be. His is the Power and the Glory for ever and ever amen.
God hears and God knows and God answers in His power according to His will and in His good time - despite my inadequate ability to communicate.

1 John 5:14-15 (ESV)
14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

God bless us with confidence in His power and not in our ability to pray.

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    Glad to hear mom's leg is good and that you fixed your problem with super glue!

    I always spend to much when I go to a big town. I like Tyler. Driven through many times on the way to New Orleans.

    1985 days ago
    For a minute there I thought you were pulling my leg. . . . Then I realized that you were pulling your Mom's leg!

    blessings, beth
    1985 days ago
  • OTEN36
    Glad your doctor trip went well. A little rocky but well. LOL
    We do the same thing when in a big city. Groceries are cheaper there.
    I hope you have a super weekend.
    I'm working Friday and Saturday then we are heading up to Duluth to hear D.H. friend sing at a coffee shop. Long trip just for that but my husband really wants to go so off we will go. He said he'd drive. It's two hours on way which isn't too bad in the name of firendship.
    1985 days ago
    I emoticon that quote. I'm so glad that God knows what we're asking for because he knows our hearts.
    1986 days ago
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