Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Been Awhile

It has been over 2 weeks since I posted anything here and for good reason.I have been somewhat overwhelmed at times with life recently.Our granddaughter has been ill once again and we have had to watch her at times as she stayed home from school.She had a bout with strep again and a bout with stomach flu all within about a 2-3 week period of time.Dealing with ill people drains me emotionally and otherwise.Unless you have dealt with your own medical issues and also had to care for someone else during these times you will not understand.Be thankful.:-)Now my husband is having a cold or allergy thing going on as well.It never seems to end at times.I have had many opportunities for prayer during this time.Both for others such as Hope and Steve as well as myself.Now that can be a good thing.Anything that draws me to the Father is always a good thing even if it comes in a not so pretty package.I have also been on a computer fast of sorts.I am on here but in a very limited capacity.I needed time to reconnect with real people and read real books and get some spring cleaning done here in our tiny apartment.It's been good.During all this we got word that my brother in law(Dave) needs prayer.They found a gray spot on an MRI of his prostate.It is either cancer or an infection.He goes for an actual biopsy later on this month.My youngest sister(Melanie) in California phoned me yesterday.She had just gotten out of hospital.Dehydration,pneumonia,stomach flu as well as pleurisy.She's always been one of these type A people who does not know when to slow down.These are just some of the prayer needs that have come across my path in recent days.So many needs and it seems so little time and energy.But God has been faithful.And I will endure this time as well.I can do all things through Him who gives me the strength.

I look to the hills!

Where will I find help?

It will come from the LORD,

who created the heavens

and the earth.

Psalm 121:1-2(Contemporary English Version)

Blessings~Sharon


8 comments:

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I find it essential to pull away from the computer and taste the life around me with greater gusto. So many needs in this world, so many ills, so few moments to dance and praise if we program our time on a box. I applaud your absenses, though I hope and pray that you find more joy.

Health . . . a treasure we often fail to treasure until we have lost it (for a time only, I pray).

Be well . . . be joyful, my friend. You are in my prayers as you sit at His feet.

XO ~~ Debbie

p.s.
I, too, find myself switching off "the box" far more than I once did. It feels wonderful to have balance.

Sharon said...

Dear Debbie:
Thank you for your constant support and encouragement.You are such a treasure in His kingdom.Love~Sharon

Adrienne said...

Dear Sharon - Remember that the Everlasting Arms of the Father are holding you close. Lean hard. He's holding you up! ~Adrienne~

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

You are in my prayers, dear sister.
God will sustain you.
Bren

Sharon said...

Yes he is Adrienne!Thank you for reminding me of the fact!Blessings~Sharon

Sharon said...

Indeed He will!And thank you Bren!Blessings~Sharon

Denise said...

Hey girl........ bless your heart.... Life does get a bit too much sometimes..... and yes it does bring us to our knees........ I have been missing too long also as Mom and Dad have been so sick...... I too had pneumonia and whew it got a bit scary around here.... BUT glad to hear things are better for you and I will put Dave in my prayer journal.... I too am type A personality and my sweet hubby is always telling me to slow down... I need to listen...

Blessing girl and have a wonderful weekend..........

Sharon said...

Hey Denise!
Hope things are better where you are as well.Not much has changed here in reality so I have been,with God's help,trying to have a better attitude about it all.Thanks so much for stopping by and blessing with your words.Love~Sharon