Sunday

Today’s Devotional
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

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The wound from the pre-cancer removal on my right arm two weeks ago seems to be healing nicely at last. I won’t go into gory details, but when I redressed it this morning and applied the antibiotic cream, the area looks much improved. The swelling is down, the redness is gone, and the draining from the stitches has stopped. I think I’m finally on the mend. What a tedious two weeks this has been! 😦 There’s already an appointment set up for tomorrow morning to see the dermatologist again. I’ll get her expert opinion as to how it’s progressing. Praise God for His healing! Thank you everyone for your prayers, kind thoughts and encouragements. I appreciate your concern so very much. God always answers prayer according to His will. Always. 🙂

An unfortunate side effect from the oral antibiotic, though, is I’m still nauseous after eating and slightly headachy. It grieves me terribly but today I must stay home from Sunday School and Church. I love the Godly lessons taught. I love God’s Church; the being with His people who love me and are now my only family. It’s so rewarding. Thankfully, our Church now records and broadcasts both services, morning and evening, on FaceBook: First Baptist Church of Blackshear  (11:00 AM and 6:00 PM EST). I believe it’s recorded, so, no need to listen live. Now I can listen to the God’s message and get in on the singing. Aren’t modern times grand?!

Today’s Word Of The Day is: festoon.  I haven’t festooned our house for a party for a long time.

I pray y’all have a great day praising the LORD who loves us all!

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Stormy Weather

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The wind really took it’s liberties with our place last night. The rain was great, but the accompanying storm was something else! It was quite a light show and it appears that there were microbursts along with it. The storm caused the lights to flicker a few times, the dogs were cowering (bless their hearts), and we lost TV picture off and on. But even with the storms there are Heavenly blessings. The usually scary dirt road has been keeping packed down so that riding hasn’t been difficult. Because of the storms the temperatures overall have been pleasant, for July in Southeast Georgia, that is. 🙂 If all our Summers were like this it wouldn’t be so gosh awful. Thank you LORD for your blessings!

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Our Church has been adding on. Way in the back, see the structure there? That will be our new Youth Activities Center. But it will also be used for our FAITH Riders meetings and other activities centered around the Church or in any way to serve the community. I’m so blessed to be around all these wonderful folks that are teaching me to love others more than myself. It’s one of Christ’s most important teachings: love others, live at peace with your neighbors. Sure makes my life a lot better too.

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Been visiting the Mother-In-Law at the Home as much as physically possible. Steve had noticed that she had suddenly been acting sad. I think he may have figured out why. Her vision has become noticeably hazy. She says that everything appears dark. She had had lens replacement surgery for cataracts awhile back but had not had the follow-up visit, for whatever reason. We’re thinking that maybe she has that PCO (Posterior capsule opacification occurs because lens epithelial cells remaining after cataract surgery have grown on the capsule). I had that growth on the capsule after my lens surgery and got it lasered off. Steve didn’t need to. Not everyone has this problem after surgery. So, tomorrow he takes Mom to our local eye specialist to see what’s going on. I pray that is the situation and they can help her. It must be awful to lose one’s sight.

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Amen to that, huh?! He knows all our problems because He has already been to this day and He cares. Well, that’s about it around here. Nothing exciting. I pray that all is well in everyone else’s part of the world.

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