This Is the Day the Lord Has Made

December 22, 2008 at 9:09 am 2 comments

…we shall rejoice and be glad in it!”  This is what Kathryn Hyne always says when she steps out of bed each morning.  Yes, God made this day, and He is Lord…Good News! Rejoice!   Dan’s health – the hives are beginning to be a lighter shade of red, less swollen.  Scott is very good at putting plastic wrap on Dan after I spread the menthol & camphor cream all over his body. Dan’s fever is getting lower.  The infection in his wound is beginning to go away.

But his right thigh is hard. It’s difficult for Dan to walk tonight.  Scott said that perhaps that is because Dan spent much of the day in bed…too weak to be up.  When he doesn’t walk enough, fluid gathers in the “pocket” in his upper thigh.  Maybe this can be fixed by more walking.

Another reason to rejoice is that I drove the car three times over Devil’s Slide under difficult driving conditions –  last night in the dark!!! and  this morning twice in the rain.  To go anywhere from where we are  in Montara, we have to drive on Highway One along the Pacific coastline on the West, and mountains on the East.  Are you getting the picture?  Hairpin curves, twisting, winding roads.  I am now prepared to drive anywhere in the Carpathians of Romania!

Church service this morning began with a precious Children’s Christmas Presentation.  Erica, 10, sang in the chorus and had a couple of speaking parts.  Shelby, 15, made a beautiful Mary in the manger scene.  This was followed by a powerful, loving, inspiring sermon about who that baby really was, and what He offers us today…a new life on earth that leads to blessed eternal life.

Blessed life…like birthday greetings on my 74th birthday, Dec. 22.  Claudia, in Spain, tried to phone before they left for Christmas in Holland with Tim’s family.  My Bogi, now married and in Munich, Germany, was the first to wish me Happy Birthday. Arlene Kasselman was the first in the U.S.  Zoli and Andi in Budapest, Hungary, were next. God has filled our lives with loving “family” all around the globe. They are gifts from God.  We have so much to be thankful for.  Tonight, God spoke to me through Isaiah 60:20, “…the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.” — Anne and Dan

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  • 1. Barbara Balcioni  |  December 22, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Anne, Much love Barb

  • 2. Sherrie Hammond  |  December 22, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Happy birthday, Anne. So glad today is a good day! You are becoming the mountain travel queen! haha! Good for you! Praise God, you can do it. I am very joyful the Lord uplifts your spirit with His promises in Isaiah. Yes, He makes our sorrows end, so that He is forever and always our everlasting light of hope for brighter days ahead. After the rain, the sun always shines again. After the Winter, the flowers always bloom in Spring. Hope, faith, and love last forever; they never end.
    Love to you,


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