Saturday, December 18, 2010

WWU--This is My Comfort


Thank you, Mary, for hosting Weekly Wrap-Up!
It's time to reflect back on my week, to store up memories in my heart,
and to acknowledge the Lord's ways in my life.
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This Weekly Wrap-Up is going to be short and sweet.  Well, short, at least.  I need to get to a couch to give my back a break.  It is really aching now, but oh, how I've missed blogging this week!  The Lord had other plans for my life, however, and I am content in that.  Without further ado...

Home Life

The Lord allowed my back to "go out" on Wednesday morning, to the point I was in utter agony by that evening, and immobile until some time on Friday.  When I could focus, I spent time in Psalm 119.  God's Word is a balm.

My view from the couch as my guys made Wednesday dinner.  :)

Jacob and Danny finished college classes and finals by Tuesday.  Everyone is happy.  :)

Danny is happy.

Jacob is happy, too.

My Kitchen and Garden

I baked whole-wheat peanut butter cookies on Tuesday, right before injuring my back.  God's timing is impeccable.  :)  (They turned out yummy, by the way.)

My Project Desk

...sits empty for the time being.

Behind the Lens

My first piece of official mail for my business!

The hilarious thing is that this particular piece of mail was from the county clerk's office, who returned my assumed business name application.  Apparently, they do NOT accept temporary checks.  Now that I have my "real" checks, I have to re-submit the application.  *rolls eyes*

Heart Thoughts

My heart has focused on the Lord this week.  That focus always gets keener when I'm experiencing trial, for which my back pain definitely qualifies.  As I lay in bed Thursday morning, wondering if I'd ever be able to get up to take a shower, I carefully read Psalm 119.  Here are a few verses that stuck out to me, and that I leave you with (all from the NASB).

My soul weeps because of grief;
Strengthen me according to Your word.
verse 28

This is my comfort in my affliction,
That Your word has revived me.
verse 50

It is good for me that I was afflicted,
That I may learn Your statues.
verse 71

I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
O may Your lovingkindness comfort me,
According to Your word to Your servant.
May Your compassion come to me that I may live,
For Your law is my delight.
verses 75-77

Back to life,

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captured by Christine Anne


  1. I hope you're up and around soon! It looks like you have a kitchen full of men to help you in the meantime.
    Janet W

  2. I am sooooooooo sorry my SSiC. I am laying hands from afar and...praying " may the Lord heal you and give you peace my very SSiC. The Lord is taking care of you even when things are hard. You are in His care. In Jesus' name , thank you , Amen.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    In Him<><

    PS: I am so thankful your men are taking such good care of you and that you are being blessed in your business. ((HUGS))

  3. Amen, dearest, amen!

    Hint: blur your home address, unless you're completely sure you want it on blogspot...

    yes, we are ALL glad finals are over!

    Love you,

  4. I agree with Lori...cover the address dear friend unless You don't mind sharing it with everyone that visits :)

    Praying that you begin to feel better dear friend.


  5. So sorry about your back is out. That is never fun. We live in Idaho now, but grew up in Illinois. Seeing your address just freaked me out. Hubby & I use to live in Joliet. And I use to go to church in your town. How funny. Whenever I see Illinois towns it just brings back memories. :) Hope you feel better soon.


  6. Congratulations on your new business. God's blessings be upon it.
    I am so sorry about your back, no fun!
    the cookies look so yummy!!!!

  7. I've never made whole wheat cookies--do you just substitute the whole wheat for white flour?

    A new business--what fun. A bad back--not so much. May your business grow beyond your expectations and your back mend quickly.