I Lift My Eyes Up....

I look to you, heaven-dwelling God, look up to you for help.  (Psalm 123:1, The Message)
 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?  
My help comes from the Lord,  the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)
 Spent a little time on the back porch this afternoon
soaking up some sun and doing a few of my exercises holding on to the porch rail.
 I was thankful to be surrounded by early autumn beauty
and sad when the loose pages of directions for some knee rehab exercises
floated off the seat of my walker.
I haven't gotten to the "stairs phase" of rehab yet,
so I tossed a couple of weights on them and will ask my husband to retrieve them later.

I often "toss a couple of weights" on quotations that inspire/instruct/challenge me--
short, concise statements that I don't want to float out of my mind.
I do that by storing them in my hand-written journal*, in the quotes tab of this blog, 
or in my Twitter account.  
They are more easily retrieved than before 
when I wrote them on random pieces of paper that were difficult to re-source....

*Have you noticed how frequently Dr. David Jeremiah encourages 
his congregation and listeners to journal?

15 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are able to exercise your new knee out in this beautiful weather. I had to laugh at you throwing weights on the instructions that fluttered away. Good idea! Blessings on your healing process Rebecca.

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    1. Ha! I just don't have them memorized well enough to be confident w/o them.....

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  2. You seem to be doing so well....answered prayers.

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  3. Oh I am so glad that you are doing so well. Enjoy the sunshine Sweet Lady :)

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    1. As possible, I want to make the sunshine as much of the healing process as exercise, rest, meds, healthy foods :)

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  4. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a supernaturally quick recovery. May the peace and strength of our Father help you throughout this process of healing. I love you.

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    1. ♥ I believe I am experiencing a "supernaturally quick recovery"! Oh, there are moments....but when I think what my body just went through, I am amazed at the increasing periods of time when I feel less pain than before the surgery (course, I'm taking meds.....). THANK YOU for your prayers. ♪ Our God is Healer, Awesome in power, Our God ♪

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  5. Rebecca,

    You are doing so well! I can tell in the words written and the looking to heaven! So glad you are!

    Deanna

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  6. Good to see you looking so well...and your a quick thinker...I would never thought of tossing a weight...my hubby would be chasing the paper down the sidewalk.

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    1. Hahahaha! My husband was off the property and out of voice range.

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  7. I see you also wear stripes. Love it.

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  8. Your quotes have always inspired me and more than once I have written them down. You will be running after those notes before you know it. Enjoy His sun shining on you!!

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    1. Hahahaha (running after those notes)!

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  9. Yes, you were on my thoughts all this week...Glad to see you writing once more.

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  10. I love the idea of "tossing a couple of weights" on those thoughts we'd like to chew on for a season. Beautiful analogy, friend. I hope you are mending well. Rest well and often in this time of recovery.

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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)