Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Mile, In Their Shoes...

So far, yesterday's experiment seems to be progressing well.  It may not be an experiment for my Chiropractor Dr. Gemel, but it sure is an experiment for me!

If you read yesterday's entry, you'll know that I had a special Chiropractic treatment for my lungs, in order to speed up the process of healing.  When I arrived for the treatment, I was coughing so hard, I thought at times, I would collapse, for I just couldn't breathe.  Afterwards, I prayed it would work!

Throughout the evening, my gut-wrenching coughing seemed to quieten down.  In fact, I fell asleep in my recliner chair, for about an hour.

Of course, climbing into bed was another story.  Like most other nights, just trying to lay in bed was a problem.  Still, the depth of my coughing didn't seem to be as deep, if you know what I mean.

In addition, I did not seem to cough as much.  Eventually, my coughing seemed to stop and I fell asleep.  Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!  I slept like a log!  Not much night time coughing, at all!

This morning, was about the same.  Still some coughing, but not as severe as it had been.  So, I decided to do something I haven't done in 12 days.  I decided to go out shopping.  And, have lunch with a friend.

My co-worker/friend C, met me at Pat & Hank's in Tecumseh, for a fish 'n chip lunch.  Not only was it nice to have lunch with a friend, but as my real estate partner, it was about time we had a meeting, to discuss what was to happen in 2011.  Even if I am not 100% up to snuff, yet.

It was nice to get out and about.  What was even nicer, was the fact that I hardly coughed, at all.  And, when I did, it was a very shallow cough.

Again, thank You, Lord!

Afterwards, I did some shopping and errands, before heading home.

This evening, I still have a cough, but not a severe one.  After being out in the cold today, I decided to not go out again, this evening.  Even if it was to church.  I thought being out in the evening dampness and cold, would be just too much for one day.

Hopefully, the Chiropractic treatment did help in speeding up my healing and will continue to aid my body in its quest for normalcy. lol  Of course, there are some of you who might question if I ever was normal!

I just finished calling people, to verify how many people will be attending the pizza/movie night, tomorrow.  Of course, I reported to Pastor B, so he will know how much pizza to order.

You may or may not be aware, but in addition to work I do for the Lord on Facebook (FB), I am a member of several FB prayer groups.

Just before writing this entry, I prayed for someone who was in hospital.  Well, to be sure, I prayed for his family. 

You see, the hospital was about to pull the plug on the fellow.  His family was there with him.

Oh boy!  You can be sure my heart goes out to them; in fact, upon reading this on-line, I began to cry.  The fellow who was being removed from life-support, I prayed for; but, truly once death has arrived, there is nothing more to pray for, for him. 

For a believer, to be absent from the body is to be with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).  If he wasn't saved, well his eternity will be spent not in heaven, but in hell.  It's too late to pray for him, once he's dead.  There's no turning this around.  No change is available.  God told us in His Word, the Bible, in Hebrews 9:27, "And it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement".

His family needs support and prayer, now.  It broke my heart thinking of what his family is going through and will go through in days to come. 

As you know, I've walked a mile in their shoes.  I'm not sure I'll ever forget the traumatic heartbreak of watching my husband Gordon, die in this same manner; especially since in Gordon's case, the plug was pulled against my will.

Please pray for the family of this fellow we have been praying for, who by now has passed from life, unto death.  Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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