From my journal... February 23, 2005 "But I will sing of Your power, yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble." Psalm 59:16 (NKJV) Dear Lord, Let me be occupied with You today and not myself. Thank You… Continue reading Job Transition Again
January 2, 2005 "...they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." Acts 17:11 (KJV) As I reread my journal for January 1, 2004, I realized how differently the year turned out than I anticipated. While preparing to go to China at this time a… Continue reading Pressing Onward
Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale – May 12
Today we celebrate the life of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing who was born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820. Her wealthy family did not support her choice of career. One doctor told her father, "Some of the nursing is done by drunken prostitutes who were given the option in the police… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale – May 12
November 16, 2004 I thank the Lord for the progress I'm making here in the rehabilitation center after my knee replacement on November 8. I now only need Percocet for the pain every three hours, which my stomach can tolerate after I eat a snack. I enjoyed 7 whole hours of sleep last night! I… Continue reading Knee Rehabilitation
Total Knee Replacement
October 9, 2004 "What man is he that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose." Psalm 25:12 (KJV) If the Lord tarries, my total knee replacement surgery will be on Monday, November 8. I visited three rehabilitation (rehab) facilities and chose the nicest one with a private room… Continue reading Total Knee Replacement
Patient in Tribulation
"Rejoicing in hope (glorious expectation), patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer." Romans 12:12 I'm in my eighth week now after my spinal fusion and I continue to need patience with the nerve pain in the evening and difficulty sleeping. This is my year to learn more about rejoicing in the Lord, being patient with… Continue reading Patient in Tribulation
More Knee Pain
August 2, 2004 "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you." I Peter 4:12 (KJV) "In every trial, there are gleams of light and relief, but full deliverance is often delayed by our anxiety to obtain it. God Himself and not the… Continue reading More Knee Pain
My Spinal Fusion – 6 Weeks Post Op
April 17, 2023 "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10 Be still my soul! The Lord is on thy side; Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change He faithful will remain. Be still my soul! thy best, thy heavenly Friend… Continue reading My Spinal Fusion – 6 Weeks Post Op
Pain, Pain – Go Away!
April 22, 2004 I had my painful left knee injected with cortisone yesterday because I could barely walk. I have been trying to climb more flights of stairs at work to get in shape for ascending the Great Wall in China, but it has only made my knee worse. How I wish I never would… Continue reading Pain, Pain – Go Away!
Christ is Risen!
Easter 2023 I will share the precious simple good news from the Bible and a few photos from my journey to Israel in 2013, the trip of a lifetime. I felt safer there than anywhere else in the world and I now read my Bible in living color. “For I delivered unto you first of… Continue reading Christ is Risen!