I have published 2,399 blogs and shared 7,151 comments.
I published my first blog on Saturday the 4th of August 2007.
My most recent blog was published on Tuesday the 12th of February 2019.
I currently live in: United States.
My local date/time is: Tue 19, 06:44 am.
This has been a bit of a tough week. On Sunday evening, I learned that a woman I have known all of my life passed away at age 106. Her oldest son and his wife were good friends of my parents and I was good friends with their daughters. In fact, he had even been my pastor when I was a teenager. This precious woman loved God and had the true heart of a servant. She always had a beautiful smile and was ready to roll up her sleeves and do whatever needed to be done.
Then this morning, I received news that one of my mom's cousins had passed away. It was expected as he had been suffering from dementia the past few years, he had lost his sight and his health had become very poor. A while back, he had to be admitted to a nursing home as his wife could no longer care for him at home.
I am rejoicing that these two faithful servants are now "home" and free from sorrow, pain and sickness but yeah... just two weeks ago, his niece lost her mother and his brother passed a few months earlier.
Sigh... it is now C-32°|F-25° with a windchill of C-43°|F-46°. Each time our furnace kicks on, I am breathing a prayer of thanksgiving for I have heard there are people without heat now and I know our furnace is about 29 years old now. The natural gas company is working round the clock to get furnaces up and running again but that still takes time. To be without heat in this weather life-threatening! Thankfully the people I know of without heat were able to stay in safe places while they wait for their furnaces to get up and running once again. I am thankful that in addition to our furnace, we have a gas fireplace. We have had to fully rely on it once when our furnace was having trouble a few years ago. It kept the lower level of the house fairly warm. We also have a couple of small space heaters just in case as well as a few places to go. It is comforting to know you have a good emergency plan in place. This is supposed to be the worst day. Tomorrow will be better and Saturday is actually supposed to get above freezing! Wow! They are expecting that the temperature will rise more than 60 degrees by Saturday and perhaps even warmer on Sunday and Monday.
Oh boy... it is currently C-23°|F-9° at my house and the temperature is tumbling. The prediction is it will be around C-29°|F-21° by this evening. The current windchill is C-33°|F-27°. The forecasted windchill for tonight is C-43°|F-46°. We are under windchill warnings for the next two days. I am thankful that the hard decision was made to cancel schools for the next two days. Due to dangerous windchills, it is simply too risky for children to be waiting for buses that might have broken down in this weather or be running late due to snow and/or black ice.
Prayer Request-While driving yesterday, I suddenly experienced an "electrical jolt" that originated in my left hip and traveled down the outside of my thigh. Fortunately it was my left leg and not my right as I temporarily lost control of the use of that leg. I continued to have these very painful episodes throughout the afternoon and into the evening. I am on a muscle relaxant at the moment and have an appointment to see my primary doctor on Thursday. Please pray for me!
To the broken, weary, the bound, the shamed, the lonely, and in short everyone, Jesus says, "Come".