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  I have published 294 blogs and 269 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Sep 23 2017 02:50:43pm

 I currently live in: India.
  Blog during my recovery

Blogs I wrote when I was recovery from my Broken foot

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We bear the pain and god provides the tolerance.
deepa
published . 2 min read
During my Physiotherapy sessions, I came across a poster on Pain managment. It shows the line of the "tissue tolerance" and "Protect by pain", before injury the protect by pain is closer and below to tissue tolerence, which enables someone to really have the strength to climb the Mt. everest with confidence. But after an injury and recovery the protect by pain has gone far below the tissue tolerance. Now the challenge is to slowly go beyond your protect by pain, so that slowly and gradually your Protect by pain line is back closer to Tissue tolerance. It is not easy, but the amazing fact is the activity that was hurting me yesterday is not hurting me today. Because my protect by pain in increasing. I used to think my tissue tolerance is increasing, but in reality it is......
Remain in my love (john 15:9)
deepa
published . 1 min read
Jesus Christ says "Just as the Father loved me, I have also love you, remain in my love." in John 15:9 The words "Remain in my love". Made me stop and think a bit. I felt like He is asking me to stand under the roof of His love. Closely looking my roof the "Love of Christ", which provides me the Salvation, the life not only today but eternally. How good does it feel to remain under that roof, at the same time is it difficult to stand under that roof? The words "Remain in my love" to His disciples, though He knows that when the Hour comes, disciples will leave Him alone and run away from Him. So which means the roof of His love above them even when they are running away. Last night when I was reading Exodus, the people building the tabernacle of the......
God teaches us to look at life with a different persepective
deepa
published . 2 min read
This journey of Healing is a slow process, now after more than three months of my injury, I am slowly able to walk with my boot without my crutches. Though it is slow, the healing has been steady. God is leading me through this. As I try to walk around at work or with one crutch outside, there is a change in the perspective. Though I try to be as much self sufficent as possible, still there are gaps, it cannot be complete. God teaches me to be humble enough to accept the weakness. The situation helps me look at how do people with disabilities survive and move around in this world. With every mode of commute or the path way someone needs additional time to look through the traffic and walk. When I look at someone who is having disability, it really teaches me to be more compassionate and......
What do i see in the eyes of jesus christ..
deepa
published . 1 min read
During my usual conversation, one of my cab drivers told me he was planning to go to India and he wants to visit Buddhist temple in India. Out of curiosity I asked him, what made you choose Buddhism. He told me that he went through lots of harassment as a child and he was thrown out of his home at the age of thirteen, and he had to come out and live with his friend. There was lot of pain and anger in his heart, and he was a bad guy. One day he saw a Buddhist monk pass by and he saw a lot of joy and peace in him, he felt he wanted it, so he went and spoke to the monk and slowly he started to follow that faith. After I came back, The statement " I saw a lot of joy and peace in him" made me think. So in that case, when someone looks at me, what will they see? Are they seeing pain......
Are you waiting or moved along
deepa
published . 2 min read
Move along is the way of the world, but waiting is the way of the Lord. The solution for hardship is to move along. If you have an issue with your Boss, just change your job. If you have issue with your spose, just move on. If you have issue with your health, just take pain killers and move on. Tired of your life, move on try another way of life. Move on has become a MOTTO. If someone does not want to move on, but hold on, they are looked at like fools or conservative people, who do not know how to live. This "Move on" is making this life so dynamic which is unstable, unreliable and exhausting. Yesterday I was reading John's Gospel Chapter 6, multiplication of the loaves. When Jesus Christ saw multitudes of people coming towards Him, He did not get super excited and saw this......
Our desitnation depends on whom we follow
deepa
published . 2 min read
I came into Christ with the Promise of a better and safe life, following these verses in Psalms "With His feathers He will cover you, under his wings you will find safety.", "renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary" It has been about 8 yrs since I started to follow Jesus Christ, I got Baptized in 2008. It was a big jump for me. Baptism and conversion had its reflections on my way of life and on my identity, the people with whom I spend my time, the people whom I call as my own. It took years for people around me to accept me with my new identity. It really took me my first four years to understand the Lord, the Bible, the Faith, how things are organized in the world. By the end of 4yrs I thought I understood my......
Learning to accept the nature of the creator and the creation
deepa
published . 1 min read
I feel there isn't any single nature of God which has not been called out in the Psalms of David. If I sit back and think about, is there anything new that I can write about describing the nature of God, which is not written in Psalm, I dont think I will get anything. Psalm so much about the Lord, His Majesty, His Love, His Wrath and anger, His Expectations, His Kindness, His Mercy. Most interesting verse where King David says "so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge" (Psalm 51:4). It is a real Blessing to be able to accept whole heartedly when He is saying "You are wrong", to humbly submit before Him and say "God.. You are right in your verdict". When He punishes me say Him that "You are Justfied when you judge me". The......
How much should i be thankful to the people who guided me through..
deepa
published . 3 min read
Starting from the time when I realized that I broke my foot, till today and going further till I am able to walk with my feet, I have come across multiple people who supported me and helped me heal. With no immediate family near me, it would have been a night mare without them. The first person I am really thankful to is the Orthopedic Doctor who is treating my broken bones. The first visit he told me "YOU WILL BE HEALED". For some reason I always felt he makes sure that I am safe and making sure that I don't stress and strain myself into pain. Everyday when I walk with my Boot and the crutches, people who look at me think I am having a hard time. But I explain to them, that these are hard, heavy and tough but I am not walking in pain. I have read people who come out of the......
Time when all my sufferings will come to an end..
deepa
published . 2 min read
Everyday as I walk with my Boot and my crutches, I come across so many people who speak to me about their experiences of fracture, a few of colleagues, number of cab drivers speak to me about their injuries. It is really feels so blessed to be able to share their pains. Today I came across a colleague who told me that he had fourteen fractures in his foot, back in India a truck come over his foot and the doctors had to literally put his feet togather. Yesterday my cab driver in the morning she told me that her daugther has had fractured her leg three times being in sports. The cab driver in the evening told me that she had two fractures last year one in hand and the other in leg. I was so amazed by two things, one being the fact that people share these with me and the other thing is so......
God gimme the patience to wait for your time..
deepa
published . 2 min read
By God's Grace I have slowly started partial weight bearing with my Boots and Crutches. Slowly the swelling in my foot is reducing, the muscular movement is increasing. But still a couple of weeks to go, till I can start total weight bearing on my feet. It is like the Olympian crossing the finish line, as we get closer and closer it gets harder and harder, trying to pull in the most strength possible to make it to the finish line. It is hard and tough to pull out our own strength, when we are in our weakest moments. God knows we are at our weakest that is why He is asking us to love Him with all our Strength. He knows I am weak, but still He knows that He is the Strength inside me. HE makes His dwelling inside me and transforms into my strength. Sometimes what God does in our lives,......
When we go to him.. vs when he comes to us..
deepa
published . 1 min read
I had my doctor visit and the xrays showed my boneshave rejoined well. The doctor commented "This is lookingbetter than what I could have imagined". I started my Physiotherapy this week and walked some steps with partial weight bearingon my heal. I really thank God for His Mercies for enabling me and strengthening me. I really thank all the people who prayer to our Father God for my healing, standing united as one family in Him and raising our Prayers in Spirit. In times of Hardships when my own self is in doubt, it the prayers that support me and help me move forward. Please continue to Pray for me as I slowly start back to return to my health. Sometimes when I have to move around hopping, it is painful. But still I get the support from people around me, which is a Grace from......
Remnants.. but for his grace we would not survive..
deepa
published . 2 min read
Yesterday when I was thinking about how I spent my past two months mostly restricted to my bed, I really wondered How did I "Survive" so far. Out of curiosity I started searching to see what Bible says about "Survivor". The result was an eye opener ABOUT REMNANTS and SURVIVORS. In short, I felt like Bible is the journey of the Israelites who Survived. It also talks about the reasons of why some people did not survive. What is not acceptable to God, leads to HIS WRATH and destruction. NOAH and HIS FAMILY are the REMNANTS of FLOOD. JOSHUA, CALEB along with the REMNANT Israelites entered into the PROMISED LAND from the WILDERNESS. REPENTANT REMNENT Israelites returned back to Jerusalem after the Babylonean Exile (JEREMIAH 29:1-14, EZRA 2). FINALLY, In Revelation 11:13......
Jesus christ's rescue force to heave people from sin, pain and suffering..
deepa
published . 2 min read
God wants everyone of us to be with Peace and Joyful as His children. But sometimes unknowningly we walk into the traps of Satan and we get into the clutches of Sin, Pain or Suffering. We slowly start communicating to the sin, pain and suffering instead of the Lord. We strart focusing and thinking more about the sinful and paining part of us instead of focusing on the goodness and well being. We focus more on our disabilities and our weaknessses rather than the strength of the Lord who gave His life on the Cross to deliver us from the Sin, Suffering and Pain. Pain and Suffering builts in our mind a wall of fear, and tries to convince us of our weakness and disabilities. But we the children of God know that by the Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ who overcame death on the Cross, has......
Taken for granted
deepa
published . 2 min read
The Doctor told me if I see some Callus formation in the X-ray, I will move you to Boot, else you will go back to CAST. After being in the fiber glasss cast for slightly more that 4 weeks, finally my foot came out of the CAST for the XRAY. I was happy to see that my foot came out without any swelling, and externally I could see that it is healing. But I was surprised to see that my leg became so thin and it lost all the CALF muscles. The assistant told me since I had not been using the leg for almost a month the muscles are all gone and they will come back when I start using it. OKAY. Then they took the XRAY and doctor verified it and he told me that I can move to BOOT CAST if I want. I haveto keep the boot onwhole day andcontinue not tobear any weight on the right foot.Next appointment......
Know god's presence when it is calm, quiet and still
deepa
published . 3 min read
A unique kind of thoughts and feeling fills in our Heart when it is Calm, Quiet and Still around. It feels like the mixture of fear, nothingness of our existence and emptiness, along with the Peace, Hope and Promise of something Beyond us. Walking beyond the fear, emptiness and nothingness. Looking beyond the Peace, Hope and Promise. Deep inside the Quietness, Calmness and Stillness of our Heart, we feel His presence just for a fraction of a second, which fills the whole being with Joy. We get carried away by the Joy and there is no more Calm, Quiet and Stillness around. Not sure when it will come back again. I love the verses 1 Kings 19:11-12 which calls out God is not the Greart and Strong wind or the Earthquake or the Fire. But when Elijah heard the gentle whisper, when Elijah heard it......
Caregivers : caring for the poor, sick and sinful people
deepa
published . 2 min read
Some situations changes the course of our life from what we call it as our normal routine, but walking through the path we learn something which we might not have had learnt otherwise. My short term disability (Fracture), has opened a new window of experiences of what it feels to be a person who is in need of care. In the past I have been with people who were sick, I spent almost year and a half with Prema amma who was suffering from cancer. I used to be with her during my weekends, I used to help her needs. I am usually quiet and listen to what she tells me to do, and do accordingly. I stay with her and listen to what she has to talk to me. After that I came across many sick and old people who have been my good friends. But I never realized, or understood the importance of what I was......
A butterfly waiting for the cocoon to break.
deepa
published . 3 min read
I have spent 2 weeks with my CAST. Thanks to everyone who is providing me the support through your Prayers, Love, Support and Encouragement. It is not just one individual it is group of people, including my family, my friends, my colleagues, my prayer warriors in CB. When I look at the system, it feels like a Banyan Tree, whose arial branches provide the support when the main trunk grows weak. Like a Banyan tree with all the branches connnected to the Lord. Really this CAST is heavy and I really feel that I should come out of it faster. I keep Praying that my healing happens properly without any issues. There has been times when I have walked in the snow with my feet without proper boots (my bad) and there are times when I have walked miles togather in on my feet, there are times when I......
In human weakness his strength is revealed.
deepa
published . 4 min read
Seated on my Bed with CAST in my right leg, I am smiling as I sit here to write my Blog. Last Saturday, around 5:20pm EST, I twisted my feet in the stairs when I was going out of home, and was a moment when my consiousness went dark and deep till the bone and a woke up back after hearing the crack. I did not realize that it was a fracture and I continued walking, it was paining, and started paining and swelling, my friend drove the car to the bowling place, the minute I got out of the car I was feeling dizzy and I requested my friend to get some ICE and was there for about 3 hrs. I called my friend, she suggested that I to the doctor, it was already 7:30pm on Saturday and I was searching for an Urgent care which is open. Finally I found something, my friend drove there, but that center......
Coming out of honeymoon period..
deepa
published . 2 min read
Everyday after my Physiotherapy, I take a cab to reach home. Today being a Saturday I completed my session in the morning, I felt let me walk. I thought I will walk till the point where I can and then I will take a cab as required. As I started walking I felt like phase 2 of "Coming out of Honeymoon period". In August, when I had to go back to work, after being at home for 2 months was my first phase of coming out of my honeymoon period. I had to come out of the luxury of getting everything delivered at my bedside. Again now slowly when I try to walk and get back home instead of using the cab, is my next phase of coming out. It was not easy, to walk about 2 miles. I was consciously watching my feet, it really felt good and my muscles started relaxing and getting better. It is a......