“My flesh also will rest in hope.” Psalm 16:9

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Christmas: so beautiful, but thank goodness it’s over! I know. I know. I still need a Linus.

This morning I struggled with my precious but incredibly clingy two-year-old. The problems of life that I cannot get off my mind swirled around in my brain. I found comfort in these promises from God’s Word.

“Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.”   Psalm 16:1

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“My flesh also will rest in hope. For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”   Psalm 16:9-11


“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.”  Proverbs 16:33



What a week it was! I want you to know that on Monday I started a new medicine, for my heart, and while I’ve made it so far in life without having a daily medication, this one has done me so much good that I’m thankful for it.

I used to wonder why I had a “laid-back” personality, yet I feel so keyed-up, like I’m always on high alert. I get these adrenaline rushes that are horrible.

It was my heart.

And just like that they’re gone. My heart medication helped me with my anxiety problem. It brought down my blood pressure as well as my heart rate.

While I was sitting at my doctor’s office, and she left the room, I checked my text messages.  It was from Alan.

They (Alan’s employer) want to move us back to the South, and not just the South, but so close to our parents!

Disbelief and relief and feeling looked after flooded over me!

I could see the finger prints of the Lord all over it. It reminded me of that Bible verse:

“How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.”  Matthew 23:37

Only, thank goodness, I am ever so willing, though sometimes I have to remind myself to be.

Have you ever had a day where so many answers to your prayers happen at once? That was Monday.

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The heart medicine can’t fix my sciatica, but it sure was a wonderful start in my quest to feel healthy again.

And look outside. It’s pouring. It’s pouring glorious, beautiful rain. I prayed for rain so diligently last year. Sometimes it would come that very day that I asked for it. Sometimes it waited until now, but my prayers were answered.

I know God will answer my prayer for a good diagnosis of my sciatica/hip/whatever problem too. Sometimes we just have to trust and hope. Once I know for sure what it is, I can know how to best treat it. That’s why it’s important to me. After six years of this (off and on), it’s just not funny anymore.

Today Joshua scored his first basketball goal of the season for his team. Then Daniel went shopping with me. Dan got new light-up Batman tennis shoes. I bought, at Daniel’s encouragement, a pair of ruby-red slipper ballet flats and a denim colored, more low-profile pair too. That sort of shopping makes me plumb giddy!


It’s a good day. Praise God for a good day. Things are looking up. I have hope.

“I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.”  Psalm 13:6

It bears repeating:

“My flesh also will rest in hope. For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:9-11

Come back tomorrow. I have photos of my very first blogger friend meet-up!! I hope you all have a fun MLK weekend! Never give up hope.

For the next part in this story on diagnosing my heart problem (ventricular tachycardia), click here.


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  • Jen

    Oh wow I am so glad the medicine is working for you. That is a blessing indeed and what a fun blessing that you might get to move closer to family. I hope good things keep coming your way.
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  • All I am saying is if you find yourself near Pensacola, then we will have to meet up! Bloggers unite 🙂
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  • McMom

    Rejoicing with you on your outpouring of answered prayers and blessings! Fabulous pictures, btw. God is good, all the time!

  • KT

    I do so love it when you’re feeling happy and hopeful. And hope to some day be on the receiving end of one of those meet-ups. 🙂
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  • I love it when I drop in to check up on a site that I haven’t been to in a while, and all I hear is someone praising the Lord for His wonderful care and abundant bounty. God Bless and Praise the Lord. It was great to hear about the amazing heart medicine, and I don’t need anyone to tell me how happy any youngster is after he has just received “light-up Batman tennis shoes”. I also know without asking that you treasure every time your 2-year-old clings, since you have older children and must know how fast they reach the stage where getting a good “cling” can start to become a little difficult. Then again, I don’t really foresee that as being a problem with your children who have been raised in such a truly loving atmosphere. So it was great to hear that all is well, and if you go forward with the move, I pray it all goes smoothly for you. Take care and God bless.

  • Thanks for sharing those beautiful verses. And your answers to prayer. Always so encouraging to hear. Glad the medicine is working for you, and I pray you get more answers for your health too. Thanks for sharing with the Blog Fair.

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