Today Offered Many Growth Opportunities

June 10, 2009 at 8:10 am 2 comments

Dan thought twice Monday night that he was actually going Home, but Tuesday came and went…and Dan is still on this earth.  He is so weak – he can’t speak more than a few words; breathing is very difficult; he can’t walk without help; he can’t get out of bed or a chair, or sit down, or stand up without help.  He stays confused for hours at a time – change shirts 4 times, get out of bed, sit in chair, get back in bed, 5 minutes after 2 people have used all their energy to pull the draw sheet so that Dan is sitting up high enough so that his middle is not bent double, he is climbing out of bed again, Tonight at 12:30, he was pulling his CPAP mask off because he is struggling to breath.  He is really struggling, miserable, but never complaining. He looks at me pleading with his big beautiful eyes to help him.  He can say, “Help,!” and “water.”

Melissa arrived this morning to help for 3 days. Her experience with their assisted living business is really blessing us now.  She knows exactly what to do for Dan.  So, I was able to take a short nap, and then take a long leisurely walk with friends through an earthly paradise not far from where we live. For a few hours, I felt like a “regular” person.

Dan has begun the “death rattle,” a little clicking noise in his throat because of mucous blocking his air passages.  I turn his head from side to side several times.  If that doesn’t clear the air passages, I am to put two drops of special medicine under his tongue to help him breathe.  How long, O Lord, will your servant Dan have to wait?

Tonight, God gave me Romans chapters 5 and 6.  I hope you will read those chapters and ask yourself, “What message is there in this for me?”  But what stands out, what truly applies to Dan tonight is Romans 6:27, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Adam and Eve brought death into the world when they sinned against God.  But through Jesus, we can have eternal life…just like Dan. — Anne and Dan


Is this Paradise?

Is this Paradise?



On the edge of the Garden of Eden...

On the edge of the Garden of Eden...













Now this purple shrub out in the middle of the forest would be a ?????

Now this purple shrub out in the middle of the forest would be a ?????


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Words of Comfort 12:15, June 9, ’09 Not Ready to Cross over Jordan

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Vicki  |  June 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
    Hebrews 12:2-3

    “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
    Philippians 4:13

  • 2. Sherrie Hammond  |  June 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    The apostle John teaches, “We really are God’s children! The worldly people don’t understand it, because they have not known Him . . . Christ is pure and every person who has this hope based on Christ makes himself pure like Christ . . . Little children, don’t let anyone fool you. Jesus is righteous . . . Why did the Son of God appear? To destroy the Devil’s work. When God makes a person His child, that person does not continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him. That person is not able to continue to sin, because he has become a child of God [by inherent nature]. This is how we can clearly see who God’s children are . . . our love should not be mere words or talk. No, our love must be true love in action. That is how we know we belong to the truth. And, when our conscience makes us feel guilty, we still may have peace before God, because God is greater than our conscience. God knows everything . . . This is what God commands: that we believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and that we love each other, just as He commanded. The person who obeys God’s commands lives in God and God lives in that person. How do we know that God lives in us? We know it because God placed His Spirit in us (1 John 3:1-24).”

    God loves you. You show true love in your actions. Therefore, God lives in you. You are God’s precious child. He holds your hand, and God carries you on eagle’s wings to higher and better [not bitter] places. God sends uplifting people with loving and encouraging messages to you straight from God’s Heart, because God cares for you very deeply and Christ was Resurrected for you. God will soon destroy the Devil’s works! And, God will pour forth and shine forth His promises on your behalf. Hold onto the promises of God and never let go of God’s Enduring Promises.

    Jesus teaches Christians truth facts that help us go through our pain. Jesus says, “You will be full of sorrow, but your sorrow will change into joy . . . You may have pain now, but I will see you again. Your heart will be glad. No one will be able to take away your joy from you . . . The Father will give you whatever you ask for in My name . . . Ask now, and you will receive. Your joy will be complete . . . I have said these things to you, so that you may have peace in Me. You will have trouble in the world, but be strong [cheer up; be courageous]; I have conquered [defeated, overcome] this world’s troubles (John 16:20:22,23,24,33).”

    Love, Sherrie


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