ISAIAH 61:1-4

ISAIAH 61:1-4

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and has anointed me to
Preach the good news to the poor. .
Bind up the brokenhearted,
Proclaim freedom for the captives,
Proclaim release from darkness for the prisoners,
Comfort all who mourn
Provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them
The oil of gladness for mourning
And a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

JCC Ministering in New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Just to prove we did something besides eat.
We sang, talked and smiled for the camera!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

At least I'm not dead!

Lord, save me from doctors!!!

I was wondering what to post about. It's been a busy, busy week. My mind is numb. Okay...more numb than usual? And my sister reminded me that the last time we talked, I was on my way to a doctor and asked for status. Let's see:

Rheumatologist: Your pain isn't arthritis or rheumatism. It isn't vitamin D deficiency. You have more restricted movement than myofacial disorder (Official diagnosis). I don't know what it is. Here have more pain killers. Let's double the dosage.

Primary Care Physician: Your blood pressure is a little high. Your cholesterol is high. Call for an appointment. Me: Oh sure. Soon.

Gynecologist: We can't get a good tissue sample. Everything is too dry. You probably need some estrogen...oh, you can't take that, you're on estrogen-killers, aren't you? Come back soon, now!

Oncologist: Your red and white blood cells are good. No cancer markers. Yes, you need to take the estrogen-killers for 4 more years. The symptoms will lessen with time. The neuropathy in hands and feet may or may not get better. Your blood pressure is within normal range. Everybody has high cholesterol these days because they changed the numbers. Used to over 200 was high. Then they changed it to 150. Soon it will be 100 and everybody will have high cholesterol. And good luck losing weight on these pills. They make it very difficult to lose weight.

Good News: No cancer
(And I don't say that lightly, I'm grateful!!!)
Bad News: Unidentified muscle pain and restricted range of motion; dried up plumbing; high blood pressure, sort of; high cholesterol, maybe; peripheral neuropathy.

Diagnosis: old and dried up; battered and overweight.
Overall: It's better than the alternative!!!!

A beautiful orchid

The most lovely orchid plant . . . in my family room!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Grace Gathering

Las Cruces, New Mexico
April 18-19, 2008
A Grace Gathering

Grace Gathering
Ministry team

I just realized that all of my photos are in eating places....I guess I must have been thinking about food. I shall have to borrow someone else's photos to post anything but landscape or food. :)

Jennifer, Shelby, Rob and Rachel

Bonnie and Maria

Bob and I with Michael

Laura's plate. It just looked good to me!
Laura and I
Even the waiter gets in on the photos!

Rick and Becky at the Gathering...eating

Are these the champion tamale eaters?

Are we having fun, or what??

Who ate those tamales???

Who? Us? We did not eat all those tamales!

Did you eat all those tamales, Doreen?

What tamales? Somebody ate tamales? Couldn't have been Josh.

And in yet another restaurant...we are...eating!

Cesar and Tim

Rod stops eating long enough to chat

Asia finishes off the evening with a bowl of chicken noodle soup

Truthfully, we did sing, worship, present the Word, and pray. But since all I have are photos of us eating, what else could I talk about??? Really?