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September 30, 2019, 05:44:44 pm Last Edit: October 01, 2019, 10:45:57 am by JudyB







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Morning Devotional...


From Chris Saunders

" Who has delivered us from the Powers of Darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of His Dear Son."
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Delivered from...rescued from... set free..changed.. transformed.
Satan no longer has any hold over the believer..we are freemen and women with Christ as our Saviour, Leader, Redeemer and coming King.
Satan cannot touch a hair on our head our great Protector watches over us day and night.
If you stray back into the world which is Satan's world then you are foolish indeed.. sometimes God will let you have your own way to show you how much you need Him.
And you will be very glad that He never lets go of you, many of us in the past have been curious about something and got involved in things that we shouldn't ..with people that we shouldn't and Glory be to God when we realised how far we had strayed and cried out ..our generous, gracious Lord was there to the rescue.
Don't test God ok?


Janet

Praise God, Who sent His own Son to set us free, deliver us out of the kingdom of darkness and translate us into the Kingdom of Light!  How very blessed we are!

After having read several books about heaven, I am now reading "A divine Revelation of Hell" by Mary K Baxter.  No, do not test God, Stay close to Jesus and live for Him. Our time is rapidly running out!

We have had terrible winds here since yesterday; I can barely stand against the wind.  Sure hope it calms tonight.

We discovered our car needs a brake job, so going to take it to the dealership tomorrow for that.  Otherwise, not much new going on here!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

JudyB







MASTER, THE TEMPEST IS RAGING
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Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'ershadowed with blackness,
No shelter or help is nigh;
Carest Thou not that we perish?
How canst Thou lie asleep,
When each moment so madly is threatening
A grave in the angry deep?


Refrain
The winds and the waves obey Thy will,
Peace, be still!
Whether the wrath of the storm tossed sea,
Or demons or men, or whatever it be
No waters can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean, and earth, and skies;
They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
Peace, be still! Peace, be still!
They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
Peace, peace, be still!


Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today;
The depths of my sad heart are troubled
Oh, waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o'er my sinking soul;
And I perish! I perish! dear Master
Oh, hasten, and take control.


Refrain


Master, the terror is over,
The elements sweetly rest;
Earth's sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
And heaven's within my breast;
Linger, O blessed Redeemer!
Leave me alone no more;
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor,
And rest on the blissful shore.


Refrain




JudyB

Janet I moved your post with mine.

The trees are turning colour here now, orange with a dash of red and oak rust.  Soon everything will be yellow as the aspens turn.  I expect by our Thanksgiving, the colour will be done, and all will be looking dead in preparation for winter.
I love the colours of autumn, just not the impending cold.

John is doing well since his knee replacement. There has been no infection and he is moving well considering it has been only 3 weeks.

Have a great day everyone. Enjoy the weather, get outside if you can and take time to "smell the roses"!


Carol

Oldiesmann: Sorry for the auto accident - it is good news that you are alright.

Chris Saunders:  Thank you for your devotions.

Judy B:  Wonderful news that John is healing. 

Neighbors are visiting this afternoon - I have planned snacks.  Don is in pain once again from Spinal Stenosis.  The shot cannot be given for three months as he just had it - It worked for just a few days.  One doctor says to not walk at all and another says walk all you are able.  ?   

Marilyn

October 01, 2019, 12:29:01 pm #5 Last Edit: October 01, 2019, 12:31:27 pm by Marilyn
Good morning today is the day I work in the hospice office for a couple of hours. I have to take one of the kitties to the vet after work because she has been limping for 2 days. I couldn't catch her yesterday, as son as she saw the crate she hid.

My surgery is scheduled for Nov. 1.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Rebot

Greetings Everyone  I have not been able to get online for a few says now, not sure when I will return; hopefully soon

Janet

Oldiesman, so sorry about your new car!
 (Was it brand new, or new to you?) Either way, not a good deal.
 Hope you have it all sorted out now, and the cost was much less than you feared.  We do appreciate you so much!  Thank you again for providing this place for us.  I would love to go to Srs and Friends, but have no idea what I used long ago as user name and password.  :'(

Marilyn, hope you are doing better. 

John and Judy, hope all is well with you up there in the cold North country!  It's really feeling like Fall here.  We are still in drought conditions and praying for rain.

Carol, I hope you and Don are doing better, too.

No news here, just wanted to check in and let you all know I'm thinking of you!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Carol

It is a wonderful sunny and cool day here.   Youngest son and wife are bringing dinner here later.

 I am packing one carry-on luggage for a flight tomorrow - a 5 day (I hope 5 days) stay in Montana.  Another son needs someone with him for surgery and several days of recovery.  Hoping for very little snow - I have to drive a macho truck. My mother would say "it will be alright". 

Janet:  Thank you - we are doing as well as can be and so grateful.  Truly hope you have more moisture from rain or even snow.  Don has to go to the VA by himself on Monday - I leave tomorrow.

Did everyone get their flu shot this year?  We never catch the flu and always go in September.  Glad to get it done before stepping on a plane. 

Judy:  Thank you for your music - always nice to hear the songs. 

Oldiesmann:  I do hope you can get your car fixed perfectly and it isn't too costly.

Rebot:  I will look forward to your messages -






 

Janet

Carol, it's so good that you can go be with your son for a few days.  Will pray for Don's safety while you are away.  And I agree with your mother, "it will be all right!" I know you can drive that macho truck!  :D

I had a terrible night last night and not much better day today.  I have no idea why, just feel awful, and having to go to bathroom every few minutes, then I get chills and feel like I'm about to pass out.   Ugh.  They are having Fall Fest downtown, and I don't even care!  I'm still in my pajamas!  "Not worth shootin'" as my Dad used to say.  Hope I feel like myself again tomorrow!

They had been predicting rain for a few days for this corner of Kansas.  I told Darrel this morning that it should rain tonight.  He asked why and I said, "Because I gave up and gave my flowers a good watering!"

Wishing you all a very pleasant evening a a night of good, restful sleep!
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My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Rebot

Greetings Everyone My time is taken up at home presently.  Thinking of you all. Ell

Carol

Good Sunday morning (here)  I am ready to get to the airport - no church this morning. I have a very small devotional packed in my little overhead very small luggage.- one change of clothes for the 5 days (washer and dryer will do the job).  I always travel light as can be - and can go right to the gate with everything set up before take-off. It is sunny and clear so the view when we pass along the mountain peaks will be wonderful - stunning creation!

Don wanted to drive but it would take two days and winter weather is already upon some of the route. 

Take care all. 




Marilyn

Hope you had a safe trip Carol.

Janet I pray you are feeling better today.

Yesterday my feet hurt so bad I didn't go to church. I  could barely stand let alone walk. I have a friend  bringing a  wheelchair this week. I will get dome practice in on how to go about doing my morning routine with the animals and getting around the house. I will be able to see what has to be moved for me to get around.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Rebot

Greetings Everyone  Hope you are all having a good day. Ell

JudyB

John is doing really well with his knee, they are about to discharge him from physio.  He figures he will be back to driving bus later this month.

Our weather is wonderful still. we have had rain, wind and frost at night. No snow, that is the west, we are still ok.  Today the sky is shining, no coats, trees are turning to brilliant reds oranges and rusts. the aspens are still somewhat green however some are golden. I love the fall colours, however I don't like the weather that comes next. Winter is the least favourite season.

I have gone off facebook for a while, will be back eventually.

Have a great day folks!


JudyB





A Shelter In the Time of Storm
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You have been a shelter from the storm.
Isaiah 25:4


Words: Vernon J. Charlesworth, circa 1880.

Music: Ira D. Sankey, circa 1885

   

The Lord's our Rock, in Him we hide,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide,
A Shelter in the time of storm.


Refrain
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.



A shade by day, defense by night,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
No fears alarm, no foes afright,
A Shelter in the time of storm.


Refrain


The raging storms may round us beat,
A Shelter in the time of storm
We'll never leave our safe retreat,
A Shelter in the time of storm.


Refrain


O Rock divine, O Refuge dear,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Be Thou our Helper ever near,
A Shelter in the time of storm.


Refrain






Carol

Marilyn: I do hope you can get pain relief from your foot problem = it will help you get around so much better. 

Judy:  Hooray! John is recuperating so nicely. 

I am home a full day early because the insurance company couldn't get their act together and OK the surgery for our son.  A neighbor -she is a nurse -will watch him the entire night after he finally gets surgery insurance answer.  Apparently, several weeks is not enough time for a corporation to act.  I am just wiped out from the flight being bumpy and a baby crying so much on the plane - poor dear.  Son and I  had to rise at 4:30 AM to catch the plane - driving almost 70 miles to the airport in the dark & slippery road.  Oh, Joy! I carried and read the smallest devotion book and it was perfect for me through the days waiting.  The best part is having time alone with this son - he is a long drive  for us.

Granddaughter arrived to spend the night and she may have to work from our house tomorrow if the winter storm arrives. She has a long commute so we have told her to  stay here if necessary.

 

Rebot

Greetings Carol  We were sorry to read of your problems with Insurance company.  Very upsetting for you.  And how long does it take for a Corporation to act!

Rest as much a you can. Ell

Rebot

Greetings Judy  Good to hear John is recuperating well.

Rebot

Greetings Marilyn  Yes, I hope you can get some relief from your foot discomfort.  A wheelchair wll help around the home and for longer distances outside.  Ell

Marilyn

I hope to get some relief as well. after the surgery I hope i never go through this much pain again. Some days are worse than others.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Rebot

Greetings Marilyn  Are you prescribed pain relief.  Ell

Janet

Carol, good to read you made the trip and are safely home again.  Sorry your son didn't have the needed surgery, though.  Delays of that kind are so frustrating!

Marilyn, I'm so sorry about your foot pain!  Hope the surgery goes well and the recovery supernaturally well and quick! Use the wheelchair as needed, after all--why not?

I am still feeling miserable.  Cannot sit without pain, and am so exhausted all the time.  Had an appointment today, and was told my potassium is still very low, even though I am taking a double dose of it!  And thyroid is acting up, so took me off that med.  And I have another UTI.  Was sent for a back X-ray, trying to find the cause of the pain when sitting.  It appears there are bulges, which they suspect are discs--now they are scheduling me for an MRI on Wednesday. SIGH....... Not fun getting old sometimes, is it?

Glad John's recovery from knee surgery has gone so well.

We are to get some Wintry weather the next few days, and I'm hearing a lot of complaining about that.  Why do we fuss so much about things we have no control over?  I guess because we are human.

Having had no sleep last night, I went to bed at 2 PM after I got home from the Dr. and slept until 6. When I woke up, I didn't know if it was evening or morning!  Decided since Darrel was up it must b evening--too early for him if it were morning!  Now I'm trying to stay up long enough that I can sleep when I go to bed.  We put the electric blanket back on the bed tonight!

I cannot sit here any longer, so I guess I will head to bed!  "Night, all!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Rebot

Greetings Janet  Hope the pain eases for you and you feel a little better soon.  Ell

Marilyn

"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Carol

We flew through a mild snowstorm but what concerned me the most was the plane in Montana was taking on ice - very thankful de-icing procedure was done on the wings, etc.  Ice on a plane adds a lot of extra weight and it was already a full passenger list.

Back home and this snow has melted from typical sunshine.  We have a two day drive ahead of us beginning tomorrow.  We have a friend who is losing her eyesight very quickly and we can be of some help.  She is in Tucson.  The roads look fine right now.

Otherwise, our church is in deep debt and needs repairs.  It seems true that people are wandering away. 

Carol

Three interruptions here and I signed off too early. 

Marilyn:  Every day your pain should lessen a bit - prayerfully.

Janet:  It is so frustrating when more than one part of the body is in pain. I do hope they work on the most important pain right away. 

Oldiesmann:  How are your car problems working out? I hope they will make it look newer again and the other driver pays for the work. 

Right now, I am making a list online to a grocery store in Tucson and will activate my order when we are at least closer in the drive.  What a nice set-up idea - I have been using this for years and only had one hick-up.   

Janet


Thank you, Ellie, Marilyn and Carol.  I did go
to the regional mtg. of UMW today at my church, but should have stayed at home.  I couldn't understand the speakers, Yes, I had on my hearing aids!)  And my pain made me really "squirmy."  So I'd have been better off at home.

I don't know anything much that would be of interest, mostly just checking in.  Love you all!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Rebot

Greetings Janet  Like you and just checking in.

Rebot

Greetings Everyone  It has been very quiet here for the last few days.  Best wishes to you all.

Marilyn

Hello everyone. Raining here today. Not much is new here same ole same ole. Mezzo Mezzo as my dad used to say,
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Carol

We are in Tucson and the drive went well.  There was a glitch though when the GPS took us on a road that added an extra hour.  It was also open range and cattle would walk anywhere they wanted.  Arrived and all is packed, got the groceries and I made soup and cabbage salad last night, then pumpkin pancakes this morning. 
The young neighbors behind us had us over to visit last night - they are so nice.

Off to run errands - there is a store where I can buy grains and other things by the scoopful - they have Wild Rice mixed with regular rice and it is less expensive than buying anywhere else 

I did start another one-year bible study and like this one by Stanley a bit better than the one I did last year.  This year, I must wear reading glasses - what happened there?   :)


Rebot

Greetings Everyone  It was sunny for a time, but cloudy again now.

Carol

I was half way through a knitting project when I made a mistake and decided to just go back to the beginning.  I rarely knit anymore and this is just a matter of loss of concentration on my part.  Otherwise, Now concentrating on my daily bible study and really enjoying it - so peaceful for the soul.

Soon,my wonderful cousin and wife will be closer and we will get together for a day or two. 

Oldiesmann:  What have you decided to do about your car crisis? 

Don has made a few doctor appointments - some at the VA and one for Acupuncture.  His last procedure for pain did not work at all.  All that pain makes him very tired so we try to do things in the morning and he can rest in the afternoon.  You do what you have to do!

 

Rebot

Greetings Everyone  Not been out today as yet, shopping sometime during the day. Watched the news from the UK, same old Brexit.............

Best Wishes to Everyone   

Carol

Several issues with two children and we are miles away.  One is having a surgery right now and his neighbor will drive him to and back home and they are close in case he needs help.  I was there a couple of weeks ago and surgery did not happen - it is too long of a drive (two or more days) or two planes for me so we are grateful for the thoughtful neighbor. 

Today was spent vacuuming every nook and cranny plus the garage.  All laundry is ironed - a nap would be nice. 

Tomorrow, Don has an appointment and that will be over an hour so I can run for groceries when he is occupied. 

Rebot:  Are the majority of citizens wanting Brexit?  Is the cost of being joined in the EU too high for what you get? 

Here, everything is about education and the change in what people/children too want to chose their gender. 

 

Rebot

Greetings Carol  We send our best wishes for the children with the issues they have.  And that the surgery went well yesterday.

I am not very politically minded.  But, listening to news on the BBC, there was a referendum in the UK in 2016, whether to leave or stay in the European Union. The vote was 52% to leave and 48% to stay.  And I would think that there is still a majority leave among the voters.

The reason the UK wants to leave is not the cost of being a member of the European Union.  But it wants to take back control of how it trades with the rest of the world and to make its own laws.  As being a member of the European Union, some laws have to be passed by them.   

Carol

Rebot:Thank you for explaining a part of Brexit that is so important -  your country doesn't want to lose all control with trade.  You should have that freedom to choose trade dealings. 

Son who had the surgery is doing better after a bleeding episode and a good neighbor drove him the hour plus drive to hospital.  All is well after two days of stress for us.

 


Marilyn

Carol it looks nlike you and Ellie have been the only ones posting, I wonder where Janet is.

Keith's  wound is healing nicely he gets the stitches out on Next Tuesday. My left foot surgery will be Nov. 1st the right after the first of next year. I will be in a wheelchair for a couple of weeks with absolutely no walking. I will have a boot put on  before I come home and will have to wear the boot for quite awhile. It looks like I will be out of commission for a few months since both feet are being operated on.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Carol

Good day all! Today,a long call from son who surgery then had a fast drive back to the Emergency room -a good neighbor drove and it is about an hour of driving  -I am glad someone could handle the situation. All is well.

Marilyn: Will someone be coming in to help you and Keith? 

Janet:  Missing your post.

Ellie:  Has your weather changed to cooler at this time of the year?  How is your day?


Janet

October 25, 2019, 09:43:31 pm #40 Last Edit: October 25, 2019, 09:45:40 pm by Janet
I have been busy running to the doctor, plus getting ready for yet another trip.  Cruise through Panama Canal this time, about 10 days total.  We are driving to Wichita tomorrow, as we have to be at Wichita airport by 4 AM and don't want to drive that far that early.  Will fly to Ft. Lauderdale and get on the ship there.

I have been in constant pain now for over two months, and as Carol said, it really saps your strength.  I had a good massage this afternoon by a dear friend, and think she did help me.  Would cancel the trip were it not for the fact that we already paid for it!

Marilyn, wishing you good success and supernaturally fast healing for the foot surgery.  Do both feet have bone spurs?

My grandson's wife, the mother of the three g-g-daughters, had a hysterectomy this morning; is already back home and doing well.  I'm sure she is probably very sore, though!

Last time I checked in, no one had posted since my last one, but I do need to check in more often!

I will he home again on November 8th, so you can expect me soon after that!

Love and best wishes,
Janet
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Marilyn

Carol I do have someone who will be comig to help.
Janet the Dr first told me bone spurs now his he says not bone spurs. But Plantar Fascitis all I know for sure it is very painful and has been for 8-9 months, I will be glad to  be pain free and able to walk pain free
.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Jacqueline

October 28, 2019, 02:08:29 am #42 Last Edit: October 28, 2019, 02:23:26 am by Jacqueline
I am sure it was somebody on here who pointed me in the direction of reading " Joni Eareckson Tada " books, of which i am so grateful for...i have now five books in my collection including her Bible, and now reading Joni & Ken, their own love story...I am sorry to admit that until recently i had not come across her before, but so glad i have now...

Marilyn...
... i wish i could say the same about my PP-MS, " i wish i could become pain free, " but i have this for the rest of my life, however long that may be...there is nothing worse than daily living in pain, i wish you the best in correcting your feet problem, i too remember many years back of the feet problems i was suffering with pain and discomfort....

I so miss our Larry Hanna's daily postings...I so miss our Larry Hanna full stop...

Jane Walker...
...where are you...
" even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise "

~ Victor Hugo

JudyB

Good Morning everyone.  This has been a long weekend, Saturday we went 2 hours south to meet up with cousins, then to another friend in that city who we visit often.  Home then running to take the canine boys to the kennel till today Monday. Saturday night I had trouble getting to sleep, RLS is the pits.  Yesterday we left early to go to John's cousin's 65th anniversary get together.  It was wonderful meeting family we hadn't seen in 5 years.  Everyone is so busy and it seems we only see each other at anniversaries and funerals.  Much more fun at anniversaries!  This morning we picked up the boys, and it is good to have the family back together again. 
We have lost one of our cats, Tommy.  He was such a nice boy, so loving to the rest of our 4 legged family.  He scooted out side between my legs, and wouldn't come right back.  I wasn't too concerned as he had done this before.  THat was nearly 3 weeks ago.  It is something how we and his brothers miss him.
We have been having unusual problems with Rambo, our spaniel.  His behaviour has been so unusual, and frustrating.  WE board the doge at the kennel owned by the vet tech from our veterinary's office.  We told her what was going on and she suggested that he is struggling with dementia. We then started putting the pieces together with her help and have concluded that he is still in the early stages.  Strange, however that answers a lot of questions and we are far more patient with him.

God has been so good. John's knee is healing up nicely, there is still swelling, however no pain.  He is still doing the physio exercises, however we no longer have to go to the classes.

Have a wonderful day and God bless you the coming week!


Carol

Janet:  Safe travel with smooth sea! 

Judy: Sorry about your missing cat.  It is so distressing when animals want to roam and don't return.  Wonderful news on John's healing.  Yes, visiting with the cousins is so sweet. 

Nights are beginning to cool here but not as much as snowing at home (south of Denver).  Thank goodness.  We have a north facing driveway and it gets so slippery it always makes me nervous. We pay extra to have someone clean the sidewalk and driveway just so hopefully no one will fall on our area.  They could walk on the other side of the street but I am not about to tell anyone where to walk. 

Marilyn:  I had Plantar Fascitis years ago and it was finally eased with shoe inserts - every case is different though and maybe that would not be enough for you. I was crossing the street and could only walk baby steps and cars were honking at me to hurry.  Every case is different. 







Marilyn

Surgery went well It was over in 1.5 hours so I am home, this is what I posted on seniors and friends.
 I tried to get on from my phone but couldn't remember my password and didn't want to change it. I had some weird pain during the night, it felt like the nerves were burning  little paths around on the top of my foot and the  elastic bandage feels like it might be too tight on my ankle, the Ankle bone is well padded but has hurt from the  time I left the surgery. I called the emergency number for the dr. at 8am but had to leave a message. I hope he gets back to me as I really don't want to go through an other night like last night. I am walking on  it just a little now and then. Keith isn't much help although he tries, He just can't seem to follow instructions when I tell him where something is located or even the light switch for the kitchen. He has taken to wearing gloves all the time and I have to tell him to take them off when he eats or has to take his pills. Oh what fun it is taking care of someone with dementia NOT!!!. It gets so frustrating and I end up exasperated and yelling at him or trying to do things  myself.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Carol

Another morning of throwing rocks. The Javelinas have been busy on the side of this house. They are rooting for acorns dropped by two trees and they move some pretty heavy rocks to dig. Such a mess and we are probably responsible for cleaning up after them - I think the association should get rid of the pack.  After all, they carry horrible germs and a lady was bitten so off to hospital she did go. 

A bobcat has been hanging in our back yard but they are not a problem. Just wary of them.

We have been watching one grandson play hockey in Minnesota - he is a senior at an old Christian college and the game is pod cast so we can pick it up on our computer.  We marvel at the technology even though it isn't perfect. 

Marilyn: Time will heal - it always takes longer than we would like it to be.

Janet:  Just great that you two can still be out and about - that cruise sounds wonderful. 

Don has specific exercise for his back and leg pain so I have started to do the same exercise just because it looks good for anyone.  Not going to say "for our age".  :)


Marilyn

Carol I think all of us are around the same age.  I know it sure isn't any fun growing older, aches and pains abound, but God is in control and He knows our pain and our years. I think if it wasn't for Him hearing my pleas last night I wouldn't have gotten the little sleep that I did. The nerves in the top of my foot went crazy and they felt like burning ants running  all over my foot. I don't take pain meds only Tylenol and much prayer.
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Carol

Marilyn:Sorry for your foot pain. It sure sounds unusual.  May each day get better.

I am taking a break from working on an old Viking sewing machine.  They don't sell parts for it anymore which doesn't make sense because my old 1940's Singer Featherweight still can order parts. 

I did take a long walk this morning and it feels so good to get out.  Two cousins and husbands are coming to visit (separately).  Freshly baked pumpkin bread is in the freezer and I want to do a little more baking to have on hand. 

Typing away here visiting all of you - my problem with the old machine is still staring me in the face. 

Charles Stanley is the author of my year long bible study - it is a thick book given to me by a friend and I will return it. Very nicely written.

Carol

Thunder woke me early. We have happy news - one son just got a great job after searching for 22 months.  Yes, there is age discrimination galore in this country as he is capable and has a great attitude. I asked for prayers from friends and two churches. I tried so hard not to be worried but this time has been filled with so many deep concerns.  Reading all the books friends loaned me and on my own, it still was unreal that age discrimination is so blatant.

The shooting by Mexican Drug Cartels happened south of Tucson and injured were flown into this city.  That is how close these evil ones are - praying for all the families. 

Janet: Hoping you two are having a wonderful cruise.  When you come home it will be winter!