Just read a powerfully written post by a young woman listening to her husband call hospice for her. We end this year in various life situations and if we are not careful we begin to think that ours is the greatest or most difficult. These little posts are to keep everything in perspective. Here is a bit of what she wrote:
So, there it is. My little body has grown tired of battle and treatment is no longer helping. But what I see, what I know, what I have is Jesus. He has still given me breath, and with it I pray I would live well and fade well. By degrees doing both, living and dying, as I have moments left to live. I get to draw my people close, kiss them and tenderly speak love over their lives. I get to pray into eternity my hopes and fears for the moments of my loves. I get to laugh and cry and wonder over heaven. I do not feel like I have the courage for this journey, but I have Jesus- and He will provide it. He has given me so much to be grateful for, and that gratitude, that wondering over His love will cover us all. And it will carry us- carry us in ways we cannot comprehend. It will be a new living and trusting for many in my community. Loving with a great big open hand to my story being the good story- even when it feels so broken.
Well I am back but probably only for this week and then off line for a week or so. After that I think I can have a more extended stay on the blog. Right now all I know is that it is Monday, I have to pick my wife up soon from the airport and that I have a lot of material to give you all. Hope you can wade through it all with interest or at least a chuckle.
This is how I felt this morning.
In many ways I really like cats, but only if they can go outside so that they can, you know, “go” outside. Regardless I think screwing around with cats is the most fun so here are a couple of cats vs lasers gifs. Tigers are cats, just big ones. And this one is clearly done by the man of the house and probably was smacked on the head when he did it.
The face says it all. Imagine the discussion after the game.
I enjoyed this photo essay from The Atlantic. I am a 60’s child. Screwed up time in many ways and helped set into motion so much of what we see today. What I found interesting myself was the choice of the pictures by the editor. I enjoyed asking myself, “why that one?”
I mean honestly, is this really the correct way to test out a bicycles seat?
Required watching for all news agencies.
A little dated but a great article on a virus killing cancer.
This is just neat. What stands out is how no one seems to notice, obviously they visit this beach often.
I end with this poor guy who is realizing he made a bad, bad error in judgment.
I post this because it is a good read and also because I gave my Brazilian translator an utterly blank look when he was helping me pronounce something in Portuguese. His words, “No, no, it is a schwa.” My words, “Mmmmm, O K…..”
This is a crazy tornado video. As you might imagine there is some language going on in it. These guys are something else.
I am sure there was some serious thinking going on here but I really don’t know what it would be.
I get shivers every time I watch this. Watch out the lady in the blue is fully committed and the dude in the white dress shirt clearly maintains an escape plan.
New part of my little blog that I think is worth your time. Simply put, it is to help many of us to get things into perspective. We can have many things nip at the heels of our lives and distract us from those who love Jesus Christ and truly suffer in so many ways. This is not designed to take anything away from one person’s suffering but merely to remind us all that many suffer and may we pray for them in that suffering.
Meet Rob Decker. A Greek associate professor and a pastor. I don’t know him but I am praying for him. I became aware of his condition through a Facebook group in which I lurk. He is in hospice. I need not say more.