Is Any Day “Typical?”

April 8, 2010 at 7:42 am 3 comments

The heart is easy to see. Maybe you can see in the clouds a face with arm and hand extended? Always look up!

On this grey morning the day after spending 1 hour in the dentist chair, I’m pretty tired.  He removed the temporary crown he made, and cleaned out more infection in the roots of a tooth – caused by a poorly applied crown put on in CA last January.  The Dr. probed with med filled needles to treat the roots and my jaw bone.  The infection caused arthritis in my thumbs and forefingers.  (That means I can’t plant my garden.) It’s easy to feel sorry for myself at times.  Then this morning…

I opened my computer and saw Karen’s message…PICTURES.  I felt led to look, like it was something I needed to see…to cause me to laugh…to lift my spirits.  And, sure enough, I was filled with awe at the beauty, laughed at the humor (didn’t God have fun when He set things in motion to make all those shapes!), and was deeply inspired by the last one with the heart on the ocean…and the face with extended arm and hand in the clouds above.  (Sorry it came out so small here.)

I don’t know why I am having to endure this illness, with fatigue sometimes that makes it just too hard to think.  God will use it to His glory.  That’s all that really matters.  Meanwhile, I have a mix of lonely hours when I truly know I have no one but God, and days where there is a stream of helpers coming to my aid.

Today, I hope to go to the bank to transfer funds from a USD account to a RON account .  (Dan used to do all of that.)  I’ve been watching the exchange rate.  The USD is up.  Had I exchanged funds last week, I would have lost $.  After that I will meet with an M.D., PhD microbiologist who is part of our team for natural healing of cancer.  At 4 p.m., I have a counseling session.   At 6 p.m., Levy, a friend who is a veterinarian and a specialist in plants is coming by.  He will put together a plan for making my small front yard into flower beds – herb garden, rock garden, etc.  (We’ll see how much of the plan I can afford right now.)  And, then, at 7 p.m., the Thursday night English Bible Discussion group meets.

There will be rest times in between.  I’m praying that God will give me the strength to do all this.   And, now, the sun just came out! — Anne

God's Sculpture - What do You see?

What if you caught one this big???


Shhhhh! Don't wake him.

What's that? Oh, "fools rush in where angels fear to tread?" : > )

Have a blessed day.  Cloudy or sunny, God is with us. — Anne

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  • 1. Eileen Emch  |  April 10, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Oh Anne, so sorry to hear about dental woes and then about arthritis in your hands. Oh, I can only imagine what that’s like- and when you’re wanting to be working in your garden and such. May the good Lord grant you an extra serving of grace to deal with this. Thank you for sharing… (I have arthritis in my hip and am *learning lots of things* in this land of many staircases and few lifts. 😉

  • 2. Sherrie Hammond  |  April 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I love these photos! They make me smile. Marvelous shapes created in the landscapes. I especially love the heart shape on the ocean … only God can do that for our viewing and remind us we are deeply loved by the light of our heavenly Father. Thank you for sharing!

  • 3. Liz Lancaster  |  May 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Reading your report, seeing these beautiful photos, those whose lives you enrich; the beautiful surrounding countryside views~~and SPRING…; new car, and you give all the glory to God, and He returns these to you!
    I continue to look forward to each of your emails, they are like opening Christmas presents! I can hardly wait.
    Sooo glad your dental problem is being taken care of..know that feeling…enjoy your new ride, and I am sure others will accompany you on the journey.


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