Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Two Dogs In A Car

It seems like this week I have seen some unusual things pertaining to dogs. The other day I posted about a dog barking from a half open window of an eighteen wheeler truck.

Today, as my husband and I were headed to my clinic so I could get some blood work done, we had to stop at a traffic light. The car next to us had two dogs in it. One dog was laying very content in it's owner's lap just looking us. The other dog, however, would first bark at us from the back seat of the car, then it would jump into the front seat. Next thing we saw was it jumping back into the back seat and just barking as loud as he could. He did this about three times before the light changed. I was sure glad that I was safe in my car as the dog didn't seem to be to friendly.

I was thinking how much we, who have pets, enjoy them so much and I am so glad that God made animals that can be pets and how much enjoyment they give to us.

How about you? Do you have a pet?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Being A Grandparent

My husband and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and into the weekend. What made our time so good is that we got to see our oldest son Jeremy and his year-and-half daughter Chaise, which is our youngest grandchild. Our ten grandchildren go from the age one-and-half up to age of twenty-two. Three of our precious one are in heaven. Three live with there mother and step-father, and our daughter has three who still live at home. One is going to college one is thirthteen and soon to be fourteen and one just turned twelve years old.

I can enjoy my grandchildren more than I could my own children as I can sit and play with them and just have fun with them. Spoil them and then send them home. If you are a parent yourself and a grandparent you know what I mean. With our children we are busy doing parent things: getting up in the middle of the night, disciplining, ,training, teaching and other things. We don't have time to sit down to enjoy.

One of the things I would change is to have half the energy as my grandchildren have. How about you?

Father, thank You for letting us be grandparents and help us to be good examples so that one day our grandchild will grow up and know You and Your Son in a personal way. In Jesus Name I pray this. 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

A Strange Event

Happy Thanksgiving Day

The other day I was looking for a new pair of boots. So my husband and I stopped at our local shoe store. Before we went in I heared barking. There was no way that I should have heared a dog barking as there were no houses nearby, just business.

I looked toward the road and coming toward us was a eighteen wheeler truck with the passenger's window part-way down and this small terrier dog was half-way out the window just barking as loud as he/she could. It was such a strange sight and sound and funny looking. Huge truck, small dog.

I enjoy little things like this as it is something different and my day is never the same. God makes life very interesting and very different.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The World

A very simple question for today and that is what is the world?

A place in which God does not live.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Darkness Then Light

Around 2:00 a.m. I needed to use the bathroom. When the light is on it shines into our bedroom as bathroom is near the bedroom. So,  I didn't turn on the light in the bathroom. Most of the time no trouble when I do this. This morning ,however, I went to reach for the toilet paper, which has its place when it is to big for the toilet holder. It wasn't there! I felt all around put could not find it. I finally had to turn on the light and there it was almost right in front of me.

Now you might be saying to yourself, "What an odd subject to be posting about." But this reminded me about another object that sometimes is not in the right place and that is my Bible. Then I need to look for it so I can use it.

When I don't read or use my Bible daily it is like I am in the dark. When I do find my Bible the Light is there and then I can see where I am walking spiritually and in the house.

I find it strange and wonderful at the same time when the Lord gives us object lessons to help us along in our walk with Him.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Things I Didn't Know About Wheelchairs And Walkers

Through out my life I have had many kinds of illness and surgeries. A few have been cancer surgery (thyroid), sinuous, gall bladder etc. Actually when they print out the information about medicines and illnesses it takes up about three pages.

What I wanted to talk about today is the things I am learning about having to use a walker or wheelchair. I just  received the diagnosis of arthritis in my right hip. I also have had it in my spine for many years. It is a little less in my left hip but there is a great deal of discomfort when I stand for periods of time, when I sit to long, and when I lay down, and especially when going up and down stairs. I am going to physical therapy to help loosen the knots in my back, hips and right leg.

I have been taking my walker to work with me as the walker helps me to walk the best. This is what I have discovered-chairs. I am working along and there is a chair right in the isle. I have to stop and get the chair out of the way so can go through. We have heavy wooden chairs so not an easy thing to do. So this has made me aware that from now on I push all chairs in. Also have to move other furniture around so can get through isles.

I get upset when people park in an handicap place and don't have a sticker and now I see how important it is to make sure all areas are clear of things that can make it hard for those in wheelchairs and using other equipment to get around.

I am so glad that God gave me such a wonderful husband as he has to drag out of the trunk of the car and put together my walker. It is one with a seat on it. It is heavy and awkward but he is so good about not complaining getting it out. He helps me around the house when I am not able to do something. God knew just the person I would need to be my husband. Praise His Holy Name!!!