Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, The Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away." Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wondered so long. In Jesus' name. Amen
Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Picture Me This..........

Jessica texted this picture of a "minecraft creeper" tooth fairy pillow and asked if I had the materials to make it for Chance's first tooth........


Why, YES!  I believe I can!  :D  The material doesn't look like it (crazy phone) but it is just about the same color as the picture Jessica sent to me.

Here it is with a bit of stuffing added.  I put it in the mail to her today!  5.5"x5.5" with 1.5"eyes.  The "mouth" is 3"x1.5" with .75" "teeth" and the "nose" has the pocket for the tooth and money.

Interrupting his reading for our picture of the day.  He forgave me!  :D
In the Cancer Center parking lot before going in to visit Frank.

As long as Tim is up to it, we will do our thrifting tomorrow.  Nite!

Monday, April 4, 2016


Just another wonderful day of worshiping and fellowshiping with other believers around the Word of God!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Where, oh Where............

.............does the time go?  Last month Marched right on by!  I think I was sick off and on most of March with the intestinal bug.  Lost 15 lbs. in the process!  That is definitely NOT the way I like to lose weight!  I think I am finally 99% back to normal as far as my gut is concerned!  I still have issues every once in a while.  I certainly cannot eat like I used to without my stomach giving me grief!  That is probably a good thing!  :D

I won't bore you with the details of the last month.  I'll just try to begin again with my posts to keep you up-to-date.

However, I will say that Tim finished his 10th radiation treatment this past Monday.  Now we are waiting for this stubborn tumor on his chest to DIE!!!  We have been dealing with it for over a year!  If it doesn't disappear soon, I'm going to start complaining to the doctor about it!  This is ridiculous!  I'm not really a complainer, but I can be if the need arises!  :D

Tim finished the last treatment of the Keytruda infusions a week ago Wednesday.  That was medicine #5 that did NOT work a year ago!  And, NOPE, it didn't work this time!  He didn't really gain any new little lumps during his time on the treatment, but the one under his eye is huge again and several others that were huge on the rest of his upper torso before beginning the combination treatment of medicines 6 & 7, are also huge again!  But, in less than 2 weeks, April 13th, he will begin #6 and 7 medicines again.  His body became resistant to them and really wasn't working any more.  That is why the doctor went back to #5.  There really are no other medicines available right now.  So, we are praying he has been off 6 & 7 long enough that they will kick in again when he goes back on them!

I bit the bullet earlier last month and had a physical at the GP's office.  My blood work was fine, with the exception that my cholesterol is a bit high, but not high enough to worry about at this point.  She wants me to have a colonoscopy, but we cannot afford it at this point.  She also discovered a thumb-sized polyp on my cervix that I need to have removed.  That is something that I can turn in to the health-sharing ministry I am a member of and get all but the first $300 back.  Also, I had my eyes examined a couple of weeks ago and the doctor discovered that I have something called Narrow Angle Glaucoma.  Click on the name to read more about it.  The treatment for this is also something that I can turn in to Samaritan Ministries, so I decided my eyesight is my priority health issue.  I have an appointment for May 15 with an ophthalmologist.

So, if the Lord brings us to your remembrance, please pray about my health and continue to pray about Tim's cancer.

Here's a few pictures from today.  A couple that attends the church took us to Mt. Airy for lunch at Snappy's, famous for their pork chop sandwiches:
Waiting in line to get in and have lunch in Snappy's

Waiting on Lorien to get the car and pick us up in front of  Opie's Candy Shop.

A beautiful day.  Enjoying the breeze!  :D

Beautiful, fluffy clouds and 68 degrees.  Some wind, but it felt good with the sunshine!

Have a blessed Lord's Day!