Monday, September 9, 2013


  I confess that I'm having a hard time dealing with these shingles. As the red blisters have popped out on my back, the negative thinking has popped out in my mind. "I don't feel good. I'm in pain. I'm never going to get over this. Why has this happened to me?? Me?!? ME!!!"
   I just need to gaze out my kitchen window as I eat my breakfast. Mister house finch has brightened up the feeder with his jaunty red cap and vest. I'm in awe over the Creator who fashioned his feathers that way.
   I just need to walk out my front door to water my black-eyed susans. A painted lady butterfly is basking on a petal. The intricacy of her design takes my breath away.
   I look around our little sheep farm and I see the sheep and the dogs and our neighbors' cows. Life is precious in all the forms it takes. I thank God again for my life, for life.
   As the evening settles over us, I look out my back window. The sky has turned a pinkish-purple as the sun says goodbye to the day. I ponder the wonder of the One who spoke the sun into being.
   I just need to take my mind off of myself and my puny messes and focus on the One whose specialty is cleaning up messes. There is nothing I can do or think that will keep Him from loving me.
   I just need to remember that IT'S ALL GRACE.
"Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom. All glory to God forever and forever. Amen.", 2 Timothy 4:17-18.


  1. I have a very good friend who is finally recovering from a shingles attack; praying for you dear Peggy! Yes; focus on everything else surrounding you to keep your mind off the pain; God has given you amazing strength to get you through this! Blessings and prayers for comfort friend!

  2. Shingles is painful...Anyone exposed to chicken pox carries that virus that can become shingles at any point of their lives. I'm sorry you are suffering from it. I pray for the Lord's healing and comfort. I'm encouraged by your post that despite this trial, you choose to see the "positive" and see God's love and grace. Take care sister Peggy and be strong in the Lord's power.

  3. I'm praying too, Peggy. Thanking the Lord for His grace, but asking Him to heal your body and give you relief.


  4. Amen I am learning so much of His Grace these day. Blessings to you Peggy.