Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May Overall

Today is May 31, 2011. I started this month with a May For Me with ideas of what I wanted to accomplish and books to read. I didn't get as far as I would have liked but this month has had some great times and times to learn.We had weather, my birthday, appointments and school ending. I did get my hair cut from really long to short and a wonderful dinner with my family at Cracker Barrel for my birthday.

Short haircut!

Me and my hubby

I did read:
"Misplacing God (and finding Him again)" by Joanne Heim from "The Simple Wife"
I really enjoyed this book and want to read again to continue to challenge myself with keeping God first in everything I do. Our busy lives can really misplace God. Joanne includes great scripture references.

Written a few years ago, Joanne shares with us her struggles with making God a priority in her life. Not only does she share, she challenges readers to "find a purpose, place, practice, prayer, perseverance, and passion for the One who makes our lives complete."

(I was not ask to promote this book or any other.  Please forgive me if not writing much as my memory is not the greatest hence the read, re-read.)

I have started to read:
"Radical" by David Platt 
And wow! He sure makes me think long and hard about life and what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. I'll have to get back with you all as I just started reading.

Therapy, for the most part, has been great and working on getting my balance along with using my hand more. I have been able to do a few steps on the stairs, one foot on each step, and will continue each time to work on that process. Today I stood more on my right leg, to place pressure and work at moving my left foot in the process. This also helps the brain by doing more than one thing at a time. I also was lifting a bar, 6 lbs, to stretch my right arm and in the process decreasing the extra tone (tightened muscles). Having my family with me has been a blast.

As far as cleaning up the two areas of living room I wanted straightened, most of it was done but still have a few more papers to deal with and will be done. We went through a few boxes and packed up some of my daughter's toys.

Her dentist appointments went super and she did not have any issues, Praise the Lord! My blood work came back and my cholesterol is good, triglycerides were good, no issues with thyroid or B vitamin levels. However, need to work on my blood sugar, while it is not high while fasting (90) the average (3 or 6 month) was 140ish so over the next 6 months need to work on diet. Too much carbs :(

One thought that has stuck with me, Had God not allowed my stroke I would not have learned the lessons I have. Praise God! Tomorrow I will share more about this journey.


Tonya said...

You have had some great accomplishments! Good reading, therapy progress...keep taking time for yourself!

Carbs--bah humbug. We have had to go off all but fruit for the most part.

Child of God said...

Hi Sara,
Sometimes it does take a drastic turn in our health to get our attention on God. If our life here on earth is all peaches and cream then we have no reason to look to God for a closer relationship. The ripping apart of ourselves allows for new growth from God. I am happy to can see this! Praise God!!

Great progress!

Cindy Ellison said...

Hi Sara! First of all, I love your new hair cut! I know it makes me feel good to have my hair cut/styled and I hope it was the same kind of experience for you.

It's good to know your therapy is going well, I know the hard work is not easy but what you gain from it will be good.

I like that the book you read mentioned the word "place" when trying to put God first and make him a priority in our lives. I keep thinking I want a little desk with my Bible sitting on the desk to be ready to open at any time! I know we can pray anywhere but a quiet spot would be best for most.

Hope you have a good day. Thank you for visiting my blog and I always appreciate your comments.


Clint said...

That's a great shot of you and your husband. I like your hair!Your progress sounds really encouraging! Keep the faith. We are praying for you.

Belinda said...

I agree that God uses EVERYTHING as a teaching tool, and a way to draw us closer to Him. Sometimes those lessons are hard to learn and not any fun, but they always benefit us somehow. And our attitude is a big part of it. I'm so glad May was good for you and you accomplished some things you wanted. Let's keep it going in June!!

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Sara, thanks for the comment over at Grace & Truth Living. LOVE your blog! And, I too am reading "Radical". Great book!

Buttons said...

Hi Sara welcome to my blog. I am glad you found me your story touched my heart. I hope your therapy continues to go well. I love your haircut and I will be back to read more of your blog. As you know I farm so time is very limited right now it is the busy season. Thanks again and keep up the good work. b

Debbie said...

I'm so glad I read this post after coming to your blog for TSMSS. I linked over to The Simple Wife blog after reading your thoughts on her book. I'd seen Joanne's photo around our blogging world but never visited her blog. I'm so glad I did and I have you to thank for that.

blessings and love,