Catching Up

 I was already two days behind in my "Daily Readings in Sequential Time" Bible when I fell.
I wasn't able to concentrate very well in the early days of hospitalization,
but have been trying to catch up in these hours between therapy, visitors and rest.
I'm in Deuteronomy,  It seems like it was written just for me
preparing to go home and put into practice the exercises and precautions that came
with my hip replacement.  
(Dr. Charles Stanley is even quoting from it as I watch him this Sunday morning!)

Stay on that path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow (5:33)
Commit yourselves wholeheartedly (6:6)
The Lord your God will soon bring you into the land he swore to give you (6:10)
Don't be afraid....remember....remember (7)
Remember how the Lord led you through the wildernes...humbling you 
 and testing you to prove your character....*He did it to teach you (8:2-3)
You must recognize that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land because you are good, for you are not--you are a stubborn people. (9:6) 
Fear the in a way that pleases him and love him and serve him 
with all your heart and soul (10:12)
(God is giving me these commands) today for your own good (10:13)
Be careful to obey every command I am giving you today so you may have 
strength to go in and take over...(11:8) 

Through His Word (and I'm NOT caught up yet) I sense He is preparing me
to enter the next part of my healing journey.
The importance of observing the precautions and limitations I've been given
coupled with the out-patient therapy and daily exercises I will do
has been re-enforced by my readings over the past few day.
Right after church, Gary is coming to pick me up and take me home.  
He's been busy gathering supplies that will make my next few weeks easier.
I am blessed.
*"In school, teachers give you a test after you learn the lesson. 
In life, GOD gives you a test that teaches you the lesson!"
(Rick Warren, twitter)


  1. Those verses are good to read and apply to us all at all times, and especially to you today. Continue your healing journey.

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  3. Oh Rebecca I had no idea you fell, and had to have a hip replacement. Praying that you heal quickly. My Dad has had both of his hips replaced and the first two weeks are challenging and then you really start to feel good. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

    1. That's good to know (about the first two weeks). Thank you for your offer of help. My husband has arranged our downstairs nicely, and it's good to be home. Will have a new "learning curve" here.

  4. Rebecca, I am sorry to learn of your accident and your need for a hip replacement! Oh, how blessed you are that such a surgery is available now, shortening recovery time from such an injury and making the prognosis so encouraging!

    I will be praying for rapid healing, and that your recovery time is restful, restorative, and even refreshing. {{Hugs across the miles...}}

  5. Dearest Rebecca, I am so very sorry to hear of your fall and subsequent hip replacement. I agree with Cheryl (above) on this happening at this time and in this place.

    I loved your pix of your study book with all your notes. It's reassuring to know I'm not alone in marking up my books! So far this year, I've been faithful in morning devotions and journaling about what I've read. There is still room for improvement, however. Some days I merely do the devotional to "do" it and don't ruminate over it enough. With determination and grit, I will get there.

    Now, back to you... do you think perhaps this is God's way of slowing your down a bit? You've had so very much on your plate with your mother... all the traveling back and forth... Perhaps it is time to sit back, take a breath, and rest in the comfort of the Lord.

    Sending prayers and love your way.

  6. Hello Rebecca
    It is so nice to meet you. I read here you do have some mountains to climb but how good The Lord is... I pray he quickens your recovery time and strengthens your bones each and everyte you spend time in His word. You are do precious to him.
    I think we are about the same age :)
    I am 65
    God bless you today in a miraculous way!

  7. You should be up and back to normal just i time to enjoy Spring gardening. You are handling it all with so much grace...I know it is painful for you.

    1. I'm trying to do the bestI can in the "handling with grace department"....:)

  8. Praying for you!!! I know you will come through this mighty in spirit and in strength. Praise God for the hands in the medical community.

    1. Thanks, Janette! Yes! Praising God for the hands and hearts in the medical community and the faithful prayers and encouraging words of friends.

  9. Nice tribute to your husband. I hope you are recovering well. I too, love Deuteronomy! Blessings!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)