September 25, 2018

Grudge or Grace? I'll take GRACE!

Apparently the Apostle Paul needed and was thankful for supportive people too. 

Part of the PH treatment is MOVING (Isn't that one of Stephanie's 5 Daily's?) So I bought me an armchair bike and set up a virtual walking playlist on YouTube, which by the way, I'll have you know, that I am so thankful for the people who thought of making virtual treadmill videos. Makes it a lot more interesting to armchair biking than to peer around at my living room. smile! Now to find some paired with sing-a-long gospel music so I can exercise my lungs too as I'm pedaling away!  

My favorite flower is the bright Kansas Sunflower that is blooming at the moment all along the roadways. Thank God for beautiful vistas!  
The creator is the best colorist. Amen?

Gratitude is leaking out beyond the borders of this blog! 😁 I'm compiling a Church of the Nazarene virtual cemetery on another website called Find-a-grave. 

I am! I went back to the sleep doctor for my follow-up. 
I had lost 6 pounds between visits and
the doctor said at my sleep study, I quit breathing 10 times during light sleep,
and 57 times per hour of REM dream-time. 
According to my C-PAP machine, on average I had only 2 episodes of non-breathing 
per 8 hours of sleep, so I am much improved! 

I have to try things on to see if they will fit and we finally found a 
Medic Alert ID bracelet at CVS pharmacy! I computer-generated a Medical ID card for my wallet as I had too many health issues to engrave on the front plate and laminated it for strength. Here's the Medic Alert Symbol I used on the Card in the upper far right corner. I typed in these BOLD headings on both front and back of four pieces of cardstock a little larger than the size of a business card  - 
My full NAME in 12 pt. font caps, my date of birth (DOB), 
my complete address, phone number, and BLOOD TYPE. 

And finally I want to give thanks to my sisters-of-my-heart! 
They practice GRACE! 

Prayer: Lord, We Thank You

This came in my email:

Lord, thank you for this sink of dirty dishes; we have plenty of food to eat. 

Thank you for this pile of dirty, stinky laundry; we have plenty of nice clothes to wear.

And I would like to thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds; they were so warm and comfortable last night. I know that many have no bed.

My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom, complete with all the splattered mirrors, soggy, grimy towels and dirty sink; they are so convenient. 

Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs cleaning. It has served us faithfully for many years. It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers for two or three meals.

Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today. It has baked so many things over the years. 

The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that we all enjoy in the yard. My kids are healthy and able to run and play. 

Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says "You have richly blessed my family." I shall do them cheerfully and I shall do them gratefully. 

Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings, thank you , Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf. 

Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible, thank you, Lord, that I can see. Many are blind.

Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising, thank you, Lord, that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.

Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, the toast is burned,  tempers are short, and my children are so loud, I thank you, Lord, for my family. There are many who are lonely. 

Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in magazines and the menu is at times not balanced, there are many who are hungry. 

Even though the routine of my job is often monotonous, thank you, Lord for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.

Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest, thank you, Lord, for life. 

In Christ Jesus, And all God's people say. . . Amen!

And thank you, Uncle Bob, for forwarding this reminder of the things I should be grateful for! 

Some more: I Am So Thankful