Ryan had a bit of a temperature again this morning, but Tylenol did the trick. The last time this happened (6 or 7 months ago, I think), he had the same temp pattern for about three days. So, he should be back to normal either tomorrow or the next day. I just pray he’s not distressed or in pain. I really do pray God would take his pain/condition away completely or give it to me, so Ryan doesn’t have to suffer. I’d trade places with him in a heartbeat…
On a lighter note:
Lucy: What makes the world go around Charlie Brown?
Charlie Brown: Fat bottomed girls.
Sweet dreams y’all…zzzzzzzzzzz
With all of the banter/meanness in the media regarding politics these days, causing friends to go against friends, family against family, athletes against actors, etc., I’m glad the Bible addresses this issue and straightens it out…
I received an email from a person who states, “I have often wondered why it is that the conservatives are called ‘the right’, and liberals are called ‘the left’. By chance, I stumbled across this verse in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV): The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool, to the left. Yep, that’s it!”
There you have it. Any questions, talk to God…
Ryan had a bit of a temperature this morning, and seemed to have been fighting something off. As usual, he prevailed! Hallelujah!!!
To prevent Ryan from getting bed sores every two hours, he needs to be turned from his back, then to one side, then to the other, then repeat. It really pulls on my heart-strings to do this one task, because most of the time during my shift I have to disturb him from a very deep sleep. Think about it. Would you want to be awoken from a deep sleep every two hours? Granted, it’s better than bed sores, but I still feel badly about having to do it. The good news is, because we’ve painstakingly done this for the past seven years, he hasn’t gotten any bed sores.
I do love taking care of my son, although I wish I didn’t have to…meaning, I really wish God would heal him completely…now.
Today we finished reading the book of Mark, and tomorrow we’ll begin the book of Luke. I love reading the Gospel books. HE IS RISEN!!
Today, I sent emails to several institutions that specialize in neurology research, asking if they’d consider Ryan as a candidate for their studies. The hope is, at the very least, to find a way to communicate with Ryan. Please pray for positive responses. Thank you.
Don’t know what was up with my computer cable. We just got home and I plugged it in, and it seems to be working fine. Must be SoCal. It lacks in so many ways…
Needless to say, we’re glad to be back, and to, once again, see our oldest boy…um, I mean young man. He looks good, but tired and ready to go to sleep for the night. So, I won’t bother him, until tomorrow when I get to watch him. It’ll be nice getting back into a routine. There’s something to be said about a routine. Drawing outside of the lines is nice every once in a while, but it gets old quick…especially at my age. Way back when I used to be able to…ah, I won’t go there. No sense in reliving the glory days. There are better, more glorious days to come…
John 14:2-4 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
Just noticed my battery is running low due to my power cord not working, so I’ll be brief and hope this goes through…
BRIEF adjective: concise and succinct
There you have it!
I’ll resume on Monday after I get a new cord…
PAST adjective: earlier than the present time; no longer current
noun: a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past, the time that has elapsed
Here are some pretty good reasons not to live in the past…
Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
Janine and I are leaving tomorrow to visit Jacob for the weekend. It’s gonna be fun, but we’ll miss Ryan. He’s been doing really well. Please pray he continues this excellent trend…Thank you!
Some Funnies For Y’all on a Wednesday:
“If two vegans are arguing, is it still considered a “”beef””?
“I’m starting meetings at my house for people who have OCD. I don’t have OCD, but I’m hoping they’ll take one look and start cleaning.”
“It’s a shame nothing is built in America anymore. Just bought a TV and it said “Built In Antenna”. I don’t even know where that is.”
“If someone from Holland married a Filipino, would their kids be called Hollapenos?”
FATHER: “Son, You were adopted.”
SON: “What? I knew it! I want to meet my biological parents!”
FATHER: “We are your biological parents. Now, pack up. The new ones will pick you up in 20 minutes.”
And my personal favorite:
“Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate Halloween. I guess they don’t like random people coming up to their doors.”
Hope all y’all’s week is going well. Continue thanking God for everything, and looking for His handiwork…
WORRY verb: be concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
“I’m against teaching civics in school unless they teach about other cars as well. I mean, why should teachers show favoritism towards Honda?”
Isn’t it funny how kids think they know everything, and can sometimes convince others that what they are saying is absolutely true, even though it’s not? One time (at band camp), Ryan convinced his grandparents that he knew the directions to a place, and they believed him. I don’t recall where they’d intended to go or where they ended up, but it wasn’t where they were supposed to have gone. I think Ryan was all of two or three at the time. Out of the mouths of babes…
Matthew 21:16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”
This verse really doesn’t have anything to do with my earlier story about Ryan and his grandparents, but it’s a good verse. All praise be to God!