Sunday, March 6, 2011

Good to be Home?!

This past week I was rushed off my feet, both for work and pleasure.

As you know, I try to not speak of work, often.  But, I do work!  And, this week, I was busier than normal. 

Even so, God took care of all my needs.

Monday and Tuesday, I managed to fit in time to go exercise.  What a blessing this has been for me.  Truly.  Then, Wednesday came.

Instead of working out in the morning, I usually go after 4:00 pm on Wednesday, because this best fits M's schedule.  This week I actually thought about cancelling.

Yes, I did say that!  It wasn't because I didn't feel like going.  Well, sort of.  You see, I had been out shopping and between what I needed to do and all the walking I did while shopping, and then carrying everything, I was totally worn out!

Even so, I took a deep breath, got changed and ready and set off to go exercise.  M's daughter met me at the door and let me know that M had hurt her back, was in agony and couldn't meet with me.  Oh dear!  Not good.

In fact, M had never experienced pain like this, before.  Hopefully she won't have it again, ever.  However, that's not always the case with back problems.

I prayed for M, that it was God's will to heal her.  By Friday, and after a couple of chiropractic treatments, M was at least able to walk.  Unfortunately, she missed out teaching her belly dancing class, Thursday evening.

Please pray for M.  She truly needs healing.  Thank you.  May God bless you.

With regard to exercise, I felt like I got enough Wednesday, just from what I did prior to my scheduled exercise time.  Thursday, I worked out at home, doing the stretching routine I had been used to doing, previously.

Friday, I was happy to see that M was well enough to have me come work out, once again.  Thank You, Lord!

Of course, Friday was the first Friday of the month.  You know what that means?!  Christian Singles' Cafe (CSC) time!

We normally meet at Tim Horton's (Crawford and Wyandotte W., Windsor, ON) at 7:30 pm, but I arrived about a half (1/2) hour early.  My friend J, who is the organizer of the group, used to arrive early, but as of the last few months, hasn't.  So, I did.  This allows me time to secure the one area of the coffee shop and arrange the tables and seating as required.

As you may be aware, I had a pretty sad week, feeling the wave of grief coming over me, once again.  Was I feeling better?  No.  But, I knew that I needed to do something to lift my spirits.  CSC was just the thing I needed.

Some people might think that because our group is a single's group, it is a searching for group.  While some people might hope this is the case, in my mind it truly is not.  We're just a group of Christian singles who get together for a couple of hours once a month, enjoying a cup of coffee (or whatever) while sharing fellowship time. 

Besides, most of us have known each other for many years!  We're just friends.

This time, there was 21 of us who gathered, almost totally filling up the secured area we occupied.  Of course, not everyone attends every month, so there is always some people missing. 

Like our friend J (we call B).  He is truly missed.  Several people mentioned it.  B went out to Edmonton to visit with his daughter, who gave birth to B's first grandchild.  Yup!  B's a grandpa (oops, I mean Papa) of a beautiful grandson.

Since then, he's found work.  Who knows if this will become permanent.  B's Mom, here in our area, has once again become sick.  While God is in control of everything, I do feel badly for B, for it is not easy being torn between well-loved family members needs, especially with the distance between.  Please pray for B's family's needs, including healing for his Mom.  Thank you.  Once again, may God bless you.

Arriving home after 10:00 pm, I got comfy and gave a big sigh of relief.  It felt good to be home.  Actually, while this may sound shocking, it was the first time in a long time that I can say this. 

Until next time...

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