Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Time–it’s filled!!

Sunday morning’s lesson had a verse mentioning ‘redeeming the time’, but I like these a bit better for what I have on my mind.

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. (Colossians 4:2-6 KJV)

I’ve looked at next week’s calendar, and it’s full. Monday afternoon was taken up by my neuro-ophthalmologist’s testing for Henry’s impact on the optic nerve and surrounding tissue. He has not touched the optic nerve, there's been no pressure on it and no damage (yeah!!) Then I can forget about him for a while.

Tuesday (of all things!) is an open day and I hope to actually do some wash and house cleaning – as well as start a granny square blanket for Jaylin (who will be joining the family in May).

Wednesday is rough. We want to be at the hospital before 7:00, when my Second Great-grandson is having his knees operated on. He just turned 11 last week and there are cartilage problems in both knees that have to be fixed now or tendon problems will just get worse. So hard for a lad interested in wrestling, and a Mom who is hurt when her son hurts. Prayers appreciated!

Thursday is Beloved Husband’s plasmapheresis day. Usually Wednesdays, but not this week. We’re up at 5:30, at the hospital at 8:30 and do our errands on our way back.

Friday is a trip back to the middle of Fort Worth (third one this week) for David’s appointment with the nephrologist who will be checking on his fistula to see that it is healing well.  When it does, there will be another operation to remove the permanent ports that have kept him alive this year. For that we continue to give thanks!! And for all of the supporting prayers from so many people around the world. Thank God for your faithfulness.

All of that is a precursor to stating that I don’t know whether I’ll find the time to post each day. I’ve been surprised in the past when I’ve felt overwhelmed by a lack of time and words simply flowed. I find it strange that they flowed so well all through Beloved Husband’s treatment, while they seem stifled as we garner doctors for me. Maybe I’ll figure that out later.

Anyway, if you miss me for a day, I’m fine – just a bit tired and will be back in a bit.  I’ll leave you with another verse from Colossians, one I think of when I pray for my readers (and I do pray for you!):

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; (Colossians 1:9 KJV)


  1. Wonderful news regarding Henry. I have made prayer requests for your great grandson and his mum and family. Also hoping that things will go well for David this week. take care to get some rest in for yourself. It all sounds a bit hectic.

    1. Thanks, Jilly! I'm believing that the rest of the week will go as well as yesterday. We really do appreciate the prayers for the operation tomorrow. Will let you know how it goes. God bless!


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