Thursday, May 26, 2016
To say I'm excited is an understatement. All my fun new toys that will make life SO much easier came in. I am very independent, and these toys will help me do things that I right now can't do, or are very difficult. We have....
A cutting board with suction cups so it stays in place. It has a grater and slicer. It has a raised edge so you can butter a slice of bread. It also has an adjustable gripper to hold mixing bowls (I need to buy a set with flat bottoms that will work).
(the things you don't think of when you have 2 working hands. But I can't hold things in place, hold things to pour, etc.)
The pour thing holds a 2 gallon jug so that you can pour with one hand.
There is an adjustable metal thing that holds your pots and pans while on the stove.
A gripper to help grip. :)
A mixing bowl in a grippy stand to hold the mixing bowl in place, as well as it snaps in another position to allow you to pour batter one-handed.
A jar opener that mounts under the counter, allowing you to open jars one-handed.
A grabber to pull out the oven grate.
A roll of grippy stuff (like my technical terminology?) to be cut in smaller pieces and used for a variety of uses.
A rolling hot plate to move hot things.
And an electric can opener that you can use with one hand.
While these "toys" won't make things easy in the kitchen by any means, they will significantly help (hopefully, I haven't tried them out yet). I am so excited to get back more independence!!
Thursday, May 12, 2016
During my quiet time I was thinking about "glory"....
Glory- we can bring Him glory, in worship, in our lives - very great praise, honor, distinction
"We should rejoice that every time God is glorified in and through our lives, victory has come about." - James McDonald, Always True
Glory - the very character of God. From Dictionary.com I found words like beauty, magnificence, extraordinary superb, brilliant, splendid
Revelation 21:23 NIV "The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp."
Romans 3:23 NV "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
We can't comprehend God's glory this side of Heaven. But oh my goodness one day when we see it in full!
Monday, April 18, 2016
Elijah and I made these and I am proud. Haha. They are play-doh in a balloon for squeezing for anger management and other things. Sounds simple, but oh my goodness, they were not. The sticky balloon with a small neck. The mushy play-doh. We made a HUGE mess. While we made each balloon I would say I was NEVER going to make another one, that Barry was going to finish. Then once we got that color cleaned up (play-doh goes everywhere, including the floor - think of the wheelchair on the floor with little bits of play-doh...mess) I thought, one more. Sigh. We made 5 in 2.5 hours. But we did it!!
(They feel much cooler then they look.)
Friday, March 18, 2016
Hebrews 11:1 NIV
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."
God is teaching me to trust and believe in His promises even when I cannot see His hand. I still have the headaches. I still have the double vision. At first, I didn't want to mention that because we were praying for different results, but I heard once that it's not my job to worry about God's reputation, that's God's job. My job is to trust.
Trust His Heart by Babbie Mason
God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind
So when you don't understand
When don't see his plan
When you can't trace his hand
Trust His Heart
That is what I'm called to do. Remember what He's done in the past and have faith that He will work all things for my good. Even headaches and double vision.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
We went to a one-night marriage retreat with our church this past weekend. I am soo vulnerable at those type of events.
First of all, I have to eat in front of people which I don't like doing. I had to throw all caution to the wind though, and just not worry about it. Conquering fears. :)
Second, there were maybe 50 people there and I was sitting in the middle. The music leader had everyone stand. I, of course, did not, while everyone around me did. I am used to this in church, but not in a smaller, intimate setting. I FEEL (I know it's just my perception) like all eyes were on me. There was even another guy in a wheelchair. Should have made me feel less awkward. It didn't.
Thirdly, a group was playing Corn Hole. I watched while Barry played for a little while but finally gave in to peer pressure and played. I use that term loosely. Playing left handed...that bean bag went every which way. It barely made it halfway. Ha! Oh well. I had fun with friends.
My point, do I have one???, is God is REALLY calling me out of my comfort zone. That's all.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I got new glasses with a prism, to attempt correcting my double vision. I still am seeing double, but my ophthalmologist (optometrist?? I think ophthalmologist...don't know the difference...Megan, what are you?) is wanting me to give it a couple of days. Join me in praying that my brain adjusts to the prism and the double vision is corrected!
Saturday, February 20, 2016
We have a foundation!!
That being said, they will be starting the framing next week, so I NEED SCRIPTURE NOTECARDS BY MARCH 1. I have some, but if you wanted to add any (write scripture on notecards to be placed on framing before drywall), I need them ASAP. Thanks!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
We bought a Bible, highlighted Psalm 127:1, wrapped it WELL, and will put it in the foundation (hopefully being poured tomorrow!). I LOVE that our house will literally be built on The Word.
"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain." Psalm 127:1a
On another note, I don't have a headache thus far today...keep the prayers coming!!!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Sometimes...sometimes I let Satan get to me. Yesterday was one of those times. I am beyond frustrated at my meds. I have to take Percoset for the headaches (this dulls the pain and makes it easier to deal with, does not get rid of the pain), the Percoset makes me not sleep, so I have to take something for that, and sometimes that does not help. It's MISERABLE not to sleep. I take many medications for allergies and asthma. I take something for acid reflex. I've started to get menstrual migraines but because of my history of stroke, everything they would normally prescribe, I can't take. The only thing I can take is large doses of ibuprofen for several days. Which occasionally causes asthma problems and I have to take additional medication. My poor body.
I want to throw myself a little pity party but then I remember that the Lord allowed me to have this body for a reason. All I can do is take as good of care of it that I can, pray and leave the rest up to The Great Physician.