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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 3 June 2019

A Bit of An Update

Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your soul. - Luther Burbank

Hello dear friends! How is everyone?

I have been missing from Blogland for about a month because I have been down with a bad flu bug which just didn't want to leave me. Whenever I thought I was over it, I would relapse. This happened over and over again. 

You see, I pick up flus and such easily because of the neuromuscular condition I have. My immune system is very weak and unfortunately, there has been a lot of flu on the go here.
While I was away, I saw my neurologist who is increasing my meds because I am having a few health issues associated with my condition. It has been a hard time but I'm getting there. I know it can always be worse and I am grateful for doing as well as I am!

As I was pondering what to share with you today, the scripture verse from Philippians 4:8 kept coming to my mind.

"Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things."

I have many favourite verses in the Bible but this one pretty much tops the list!

Life sometimes comes at you with a vengeance. Sometimes it's not easy to keep a smile on your face, or a positive attitude, when faced with adversity.

These gorgeous white roses were part of my Anniversary bouquet from a month ago.

When the chips are down, I find if I keep my mind on all the attributes listed in Philippians 4:8, it is easier to keep a positive attitude. Where there is faith in God, there is hope! The two go hand in hand.

When I began my walk with the Lord, I came to Him empty-handed. I had nothing to give Him but myself, which wasn't much! I was lonely and lost! But the trade off was incredible and literally, out of this world!

He gave me a new heart and a new life! He gave me so many wonderful gifts like; love, joy, peace, companionship, a great big family, and a mansion at the end of my journey here on earth. He gave me the assurance that He would never leave me nor forsake me.

He has blessed me with a loving husband who happens to be my best friend, three of the most adorable sons that a mother could hope for, and five darling grandchildren. Yes, even on my worst days, I can tell you, I am blessed! 

My intent is to encourage you today. I hope I have accomplished that.  This is my story. What is yours?

Blessed Assurance
"Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour, all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour, all the day long."
-Fanny Crosby {1820-1915} 

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi