This Is The Day

“18 For I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. …. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:18 & 28

I find myself clinging to these verses more and more as time goes on.

A few of you know that I have had problems with internet related things.

More than a year ago, my Facebook account was hacked and I was alerted that someone near Albany was signing in to my account. I set up safety features to try and prevent this from happening again, but do not know if any other damage was done then.

Then, about a year ago, my computer was apparently compromised – closing down all security programs to the point that I could not even access their web sites. Then the computer just stopped working. I have not had the finances to repair or replace it, hence my failure to post anything since then.

I went to using my Ipod and then my Kindle to access Facebook- an adventure in itself since the screens and keyboards are so small. I am borrowing someone else’s computer to write this, so am not sure if I will be able to post again for some time, as there are now problems with this too.

Last August, we took my Mom to the emergency room and after various hints of health issues from the doctors; and numerous tests, we were told she had stage 4 lung cancer. She went home to be with the Lord September 16. While we miss her dearly and mourn our loss, we have been able to rejoice in the fact that she is in heaven with her beloved Jesus and will suffer no more.

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Also, in the past year, I had noticed a growth on Chloe’s chest, just under her front left leg. It grew and as she licked it, it became raw and bled. I realized in the past few weeks that it had doubled in size; so we took her to the vet yesterday and was told it was probably cancer. Not wanting her to suffer, we had her put down and have buried her next to her sister, Leah, in the back garden.

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As for myself, the pain and limitations from all the injuries suffered over the years have continued, with the added bonus of having some kind of problem with my inner ears that is causing vertigo to the extent that I have just fallen sideways numerous times. The few times that there was nothing or no one to grab hold of, I have just gone right over on the floor.

Praise God there were no more than a couple of these incidents and no resulting injuries from these falls! The situation is improving steadily and the dizziness is much less.

I cannot in all honesty say I have had 100% peace through all this. I find there are a few things that have bothered me and pulled my eyes downward. But I am getting better at keeping my eyes on Him and not on the problems, and only allow the problem to get the better of me temporarily.

I thank God daily for His strength and support. I have delved more deeply into His Word, drawing on His promises and the knowledge that He is in control.

Thank You Father for the grace and mercy that You shower on Your children.

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2016

What’s Going On

Hi everyone.

I have to admit up front that it feels really strange sitting here typing this post.  I have forgotten what it is like to face a blank page, ready for whatever thoughts I find the Lord putting in my head.

I went to get on Facebook this morning, using my computer for the first time in months, and could not figure out where the little Facebook icon was on my monitor.  It took me a few seconds to remember that with the computer, I had to get online first.

I decided to check in with everyone here, only to discover that things have really changed here.  I had to give myself time to figure out how to navigate through the changes.

I was also surprised to find that I still have Christmas all over this page.  Has it really been that long?  I will have to get that taken care of and get something more spring-ish on here.

As my facebook friends know, we have been sick in this house since the beginning of November, passing colds back and forth through the family until just recently.  Coughs still linger, keeping us from church for months, and from our tiny 3 month old baby granddaughter.

I have only gotten to see her twice since she was born, and I find I am wishing for more gramma time.

Even with the illnesses, we have been quite busy.  Despite the dangerous sub-zero cold and several feet of snow, we spent quite a bit of the winter helping various neighbors with snow and ice build up and leaking roofs.

More of our time was spent watching dozens of deer cleaning out the bird feeders each day.

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We are more than ready for the warmer weather, and the opportunity to get outside.

Today is sunny with a projected high in the low 70s and our time will be spent cleaning up the gardens.

Prayers for a blessed day for all.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2015