Monday, January 25, 2016

So This Weekend Wasn't *All* Bad...



"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment."  ...Matthew 12:36



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Poor ol' Debra.

Forget what I said about having a minor cold. It turned into Horrible Nightmare Flu.

%^$*#$@

Not since the chicken pox finally caught me at age 33 have I felt so will-this-fever-never-break? bad.

By Saturday I told Tom that, since talking gives me coughing fits, I'd not be able to speak nearly as much as usual. 

I think his eyes lit up. 

And truthfully? I did skip lots of useless words I'd normally speak. You know, complaints, nagging reminding and stupid attempts at sarcasm, especially. Lately God majorly convicts me about sarcasm, how it's not an honest language (think about it) or grace-filled and usually puts someone down.

He reminds me we're no more spiritual than we are in our own homes. It's an impossibility, a lowest-common-denominator type of thing. We can act spiritual elsewhere (church, anyone?), but who we truly are will always be made clearest at home. 

Anyway. 

Now it's Monday and things appear hopeful again. Tom returned to work and sunshine is trying to pierce grey clouds, teasing us with a springtime 40 degrees. I aired-out the house during a rare spurt of energy which I used toward housecleaning, for it's much more pleasant to stare at a clean house when one is ill, rather than a dirty one.

But now, after writing this, I'll return to wilting and sputtering on the red couch. 

Any prayers for poor ol' Debra would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.  Much.





"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear."   ... Ephesians 4:29




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Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."  ... Hebrews 12:14






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6 comments:

Mamka said...

It is not good that sick. I pray for you. I was sick in December.
God bless you!

Living on Less Money Blog said...

I am sorry you are so sick. Stopping now to pray for you!

Susan Humeston said...

I do that, too, if possible- drag myself up long enough to clean so I don't have to stare at a dirty house while sick. It DOES make me feel better. Prayers for a quick recovery.

Pam said...

I will definitely pray for you to feel better fast!! I've just gotten to a point that I'm feeling myself, again, and it's a huge blessing. Take good care of yourself and hold on for better days.

Robin in New Jersey said...

Oh no! So sorry you are ill. Prayers for you to feel better soon!

Rodney Olsen said...

I'm hoping that you're feeling better. I'll pray that you recover quickly.