Monday, August 25, 2014

Widows Group ~ Card Class

A few months ago I decided that I wanted to find other ladies in my season of life ~ life as a widow. 
I found a widow's ministry group at a nearby church and took a huge step out of my comfort zone and joined.  They meet once a month for a Bible study and once a month for a fun activity.  They are always very sweet, loving and accepting of anyone that wants to join, whether part of that church or not. 
The Bible study time goes by too quickly and I haven't been able to really get to know many of the ladies.  As I continue to get to know them, I look forward to hearing their experience of how God brought them thru the loss of their husband and learning what God is doing in their lives now.

The fun activity this month was a card class where I was able to show them how to make cards. 

I love making cards and sharing my hobby with others.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Job 1:21b ~  the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Doctor's Visit Update

I know many of you have been praying for me and my health since I had my grand mal seizure back in March.  Yesterday I went to the neurologist for my follow up appointment, to see my blood work results and talk to him about the fact that I am still having mini seizures (on average I'm having 2 to 3 a week) 

The doctor reviewed the blood results and determined that my liver is being badly affected by the Depakote medicine I am taking so he is  slowly taking me off that medicine, however since I am still experiencing seizures he is going to increase Keppra which is the other medicine I am currently taking for seizures.

He is giving me a month to let my body readjust to the new medication dosage and then he wants more blood work and another follow up appointment. 

I also have an EEG scheduled August 26th but I am praising the Lord that He is in charge and I am here to be used by Him.

Thanks again for all your prayers and to God be the Glory!

Friday, August 1, 2014

This month...

…marks the 4 year anniversary since Mike went to heaven.  One thing I've definitely learned in these last 4 years is that grieving lasts a different length of time for each person and everyone grieves in different ways.

For me, I would say this has been my hardest year so far, and I guess it's because the loneliness has hit me harder.  You may not be able to understand how I can be lonely in a house full of people especially when they try so hard to not make me feel left out.

Not having a husband these past 4 years has shown me how much of a balance Mike was for me.  The longer I go without a husband, the more I wonder what is God wanting me to do with my life because  I feel very out of balance.

This has been a year of health trials for me and I don't know what is going on but I keep reminding myself that God is in control.  In some ways I feel like my joy is gone and I know that is not true because true joy comes from the Lord.  Mike would often say to me that his job was to make me laugh every day.  Oh how I miss that!

In memory of Mike and his love for Christ and chickens, I will be doing my annual buying of chickens but because of my seizures, I will not be fasting from food, however I will be focusing more this entire month on spending more time in the Word seeking wisdom on the direction of my life/future.

I want to glorify God in all I do and I want my life to bring Him glory!