Update September 25 “Using our Time”

Colossians 4:5-6

 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. [1]

 I thought I would give everyone a quick update on my health.   I am beginning to feel somewhat normal again.  I am starting to talk again, I have been eating and drinking a little bit more each day.  I still struggle with breads and meats.  However, soup goes down great.  My taste buds haven’t come back yet.  I had my first cup of coffee today!  It didn’t taste great, but I was able to get about ¾ of the cup down.   I still have a feeding tube and I still supplement my eating with liquids four times a day.  The good news is that I am able to keep my weight stable.

I have been able to mow the lawn two weeks in a row now.  My energy level is still low, so it really wears me out, but it feels good to get a few things accomplished.

Please pray for the results of the CAT scan on Oct. 15 and the PET scan in November.  Pray that there will be no signs of the cancer.

I feel like it has been forever since I have been engaged in ministry.  Please pray that I would hear from God on how I can make “the best use of the time”.  I know I’m not quite ready to jump back into a lot of things, but I do want to be used by God whatever way He wants me to be used so that my speech would be seasoned with salt and able to share the gospel with those who need to hear about the hope we have in Christ.  I am just grateful that I am beginning to speak again.  I think it will only improve.   I have learned that is easy to take so many things for granted.   My Lord has blessed me. I am so thankful for the moments he gives me to acknowledge Him and to give Him praise for everything.  Through the good and through the bad He alone is worthy of our praise.

I want to express my joy and appreciation to everyone that continues to pray for Janette and me.   The journey is not over, but things are starting to feel much better. Also, thanks to everyone that has read my blog and encourages me to continue to write it.

[1]The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Col 4:5–6). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

5 thoughts on “Update September 25 “Using our Time”

  1. You have been allowing God to make the best use of your time by keeping up your blog. Thank you, and know that I continue to pray for you and your family. Recovery is a slow process, and your doing great!


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