This is the 21st day since finding ourselves in ICU with the diagnosis of heart/ lung involvement. We sometimes use the word surreal without even knowing the definition. I found these definitions worked for me as I remember the episode which I call “walking in the shadows of death.” It was a “weird dreamlike” situation that we have been able to step through these last 21 days. On this day of new mercies we have declared as in Psalm 73:2, “But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped. Our Real God Reality!
via Daily Prompt: Sympathy
I am at the close of this September day. My family and friends have been very kind to call to offer sympathy because this is my GirlMic’s date of birth. She died two years ago on September 1, 2015 and they have called to encourage me and share pictures of the beautiful life she lived for fifty one years. I know offering sympathy is one of those times in life where words are never enough so I share this family picture to offer my sympathy to the many people who will find themselves sitting on the front pew.
When God gives me a picture blackout to remind me of His Majesty and Splendor through Scripture, sun and moon, I must pay attention. It is with Inspired Gratitude that I complete this 100 words. When I wake each morning, God lays out my apparel of purpose and He makes it as simple as I need it to be to complete tasks which include the Fruit of the Spirit. Today I completed my Joy Book that I received from my protege, Deener. I always must acknowledge that when she chose me to be her mentor, she helped me learn to fly.
The Challenges of raising support for the Breast Cancer Walks that I participate in begins today. I like using the word unfurling as it describes a spread out or a shake out. I have been a card carrying American Cancer Society member since 2001 and I enjoy the experiences and events which allow me to see friends who are survivors, advocates and volunteers. They are chosen to meet the challenges in the community. We all must encourage each other to move through situations to solutions and always know that we walk in purpose. We are chosen to meet all challenges unfurling.
When I am in a creative zone for writing, I sometimes will write on pieces of paper and promise to bring these random thoughts into an organized page for publishing on platforms I use for blogging. I am convinced that my assignment is to encourage and support others every day. I have discovered that keeping the prompt at a 100 word maximum is a continuing struggle. My plan of operation is to organize today’s experiences and events into a spoken gratitude blessing. I have days when I do not get past my desire to organize and I operate only with prayer.
via Daily Prompt: Partner
We like the idea of being able to say, “I Need You to Survive.” This is a song by Hezekiah Walker that we sing in our church frequently. This song is more than seven years old but it still has the effect of partners making a pledge of helping each others to be able to “PUSH.” This is a way to describe our 6 am conference call where we say Pray until something happens. We realize that something is always happening so it keeps us motivated to testify of these blessed events and experiences. We are partners!
via Photo Challenge: Collage
Life conversations in the area of care-giving is a collage of experiences and events that shape our beginning and our end. In the game of “Hello” the first direction is to listen. I am convinced that this is the direction that families are the most resistant to follow. I read the definition of collage as pictures that are placed together to express a point or give clarity in questions and answers. I have these items in plain view as I deal with living and dying well. I read and write conversations to help me move forward