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March 15, 2014, 6:17 PM

I've fallen and I can't get up


Yesterday afternoon I was walking out the back door to the garage and took a tumble.  For those that know me, I tend to fall a lot.  Although I've done a pretty good job in the last 6 months or so of staying upright.  I have hurt my left pinkie to the point it is twice it's size, also black a blue.  My left knee and foot are also painful.

This of course has meant I spent most of the day in the recliner.  I don't normally sit around on a Saturday or any day for that matter.  The opportunity to sit and just be is novel for me.  But we need that time to just be in the present.  That is hard I know.  I am always thinking of things left undone, or what I will need to do for the worship service, or all the things I need to get done.  It is good to just be.

I also realized when asking for prayer from our prayer chain that I rarely pray for myself when I am sick or hurt.   Of course I do pray for situations I am involved in such as meetings or safe travel.  I ask for guidance during the day.  My breath prayer is "Guide Me, Lord" and so that is often a prayer I say.  I think I've been missing out!  I think you all know that prayer is very important to me and I encourage you to pray often.  I do pray often but I need to lift myself up as well.  I would be forever thankful if you would continue to pray for me as I pray for you. 

As I write this my stomach is once again growling.  I slept in this morning until almost 9:00.  Something I never do!  As I got around, slowly with my painful leg, I thought "that is good, I won't have as long to wait to eat."  But all this sitting around as meant the day dragged on and now I am STARVING! 

I do not eat before 5:00 so I still have a little while to go.  But I am planning to (as soon as I post this) to go upstairs and spend some much needed time in prayer and being with my Savior.

Blessings to all.



Comments

03-16-2014 at 11:58 AM
Shirley Simpson
You are so awesome! You take the tumbles and get right back up. It's nice to just be. Sometimes I feel guilty if I'm just sitting quietly and thinking. I know I shouldn't if my thoughts are on God and following the path he has put out there for me. Take care. We appreciate all you do.
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