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Our Journey in Life is more than we allow it to be.
We must all Be Ourselves to really enjoy what's all around us.
Take hold and learn from Life and Others.

I Follow the Way of Jesus.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind | PBS Digital Studios

This is such a great remake and compilation that I wanted to share it and put it on my Blog.  I really enjoyed it.  I hope anyone who wants to can enjoy this.  I also wanted to post this here so I can find it easier in the future.  Later, All.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mouse Family - Hospital

It was a family of mice that came into the hospital one day. They needed food and an operation. It was a cold and bitter winter day. They came to get out of the cold, plus one of them needed a small hip operation. They came in the early morning hours of a Tuesday morning. The second oldest of the 5 needed their left hip replaced.

The mouse family had been waiting a year and a half for this. They went to prep and the second youngest and the one needing a hip went into get more prep done and wait. The other three, all males, waited in a waiting area. An hour later the four went to scavenge for food.

While they sat to eat what they found, the got called to all go to the operating floor. At that point they bagged their food and followed up to the OR. Up there they said their goodbyes. They separated from their family member for the next two and a half hours.

They scavenged around the OR floor, seeing if their was any other food and decided to go back down and eat their earlier find. The family of four now sat around eating their food, talking about what the mouse doctor and mouse nurse said. The doctor was concerned about a chance of infection, but the family wasn't worried. After eating they went back to the waiting room to sit again.

At this point the family sat around and played some card games. Got some coffee for the oldest of them and played UNO and Sorry Revenge. The middle oldest and next close one in age won most of the games. They then read for awhile; waiting for the call to go see their family member.

After two and a half hours of waiting the doctor came and said all was well. The doctor mouse had tried to get a hold of them earlier but couldn't. The surgery went fine and they were getting an x-ray to see how everything went. In another half hour or more the mouse family would get to see their family member again. The doctor mouse said that the mother mouse would have to limit weight bearing to 50% for the next month until another x-ray. So the waiting continues until they can see their family member again.

Around 2:30 a phone call came saying that they could see the mouse matriarch at 3:00. So in a half hour, at 3 p.m. they could visit her in the recovery room. They visited with a friend on the way to see their family. This friend visited for a moment too. They stayed with their family member for about an hour. Then they had to go home and let the patient rest.

The next day they went about the day as best they could being down one mouse. They did okay and went to see their patient / friend mouse matriarch after supper. It was nice but they miss their friend being at home with them. They want their friend to come home, but it is too soon. The PT mouse (Physical Therapy) and the doctor mouse suggest that the grand mother can go to rehab sooner than Friday. This information was made them feel both nervous and excited. The want time to go faster, but they want it safely.

Thursday came and calls started happening that moved the grand mother from recovery to rehab. Which meant going to a new place closer to home.

Much Later.........

Rehab has been full of ups and downs. It is only twenty minutes away from their home, but there has been some issues. First the grandmother has been getting sick and throwing up and after that seemed to be getting better, the leg with the hip replacement decided not to work after three days of therapy. Then the grand mother started throwing up again. It seemed that both times it was medication or vitamins that were causing the problem.

So now that the medication or vitamins have been straightened out, the grand mother has found out that her leg was going into rebellion since it has not been lifted in over a year and a half. It has only been shuffled around instead of being lifted. So now the leg needs a little rest before it can continue therapy and start moving and lifting again. Slow and steady is the way to go for this therapy.

She has been in therapy for a little over a week and has an appointment with the doctor's office that did the surgery. Hopefully everything is going well. They will find out later when the grand mother tells how the appointment went.

All is well, the staples have been removed, therapy has been going well for the last two weeks and the grandmother can go home in a couple more weeks. The mouse family is happy that the whole ordeal is almost over.

Ever since this has started, two of the mice have been taking care of everyone else. One has done the most work in taking care of the grandfather and the youngest. The other has been doing all the transporting and a little of the cooking. It has been a big challenge for them holding down the fort while dealing with their own life. They have done it and more and it is almost over.

(A little bit of a real life experience for us, told in a very different way.  Hope you enjoyed it.)


Here I am sitting in front of the keyboard.  Wondering why I am sitting here in front of the keyboard.  Am I going to write something poignant?  Will there be a moment of inspiration?  I enjoy reading and almost equally I enjoy writing and or drawing, but what does any of this have to do with the topic?  I picked the topic out of thin air and still don't know what to do with it.

I believe I am doing this as a exercise in writing.  Since I need to write a little more often.  I also need to improve my writing.

So I will see what will come of this and where it might end up in the future.

The Good Shepherd and the Sheepfold Gate

Did you know that Jesus is the Shepherd and the Sheepfold gate? That means that not only does can he guide us through our day, if we allow Him to, but he also is our place of Rest for the night. He will guard us through the night. What do you think of that? John 10:1-18

A Prayer

My Wife took a Prayer from Max Lucado and re-wrote it to be more personal. She wrote it as if she was speaking to God. Here it is:
"O Lord, change my focus from a me-focus to a God focus. Work your will in my life that I might be an instrument to do your work and to tell others of your great love. Let my life reflect your holiness through thick and thin. Help me live in pursuit of what you want rather than what I want. May I keep a firm grip on my faith no matter what hard times come my way. In all I do, may I honor you. Amen"
Just wanted to share it with you.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ecclesiastes 1-2

I was reading Ecclesiastes 1 & 2 today and was thinking how depressing Solomon was sounding.  Then really got thinking about how it is not so meaningless.  The trees work hard to create leaves and shade animals and us, and provide safety for birds and squirrels.  Water works from one form to another and it comes from the river into the ocean.  It is a cycle that goes around and around and keeps working.  The whole earth was made to work.  We were made to work.

It is not meaningless.  Our life is a purposeful life meant to work for others and to work for God.  It is our gift from God.  It is why we need to take breaks, but it is also why we need to move and work.  If you ever wondered what you were meant for?  If you ever wondered why you felt you needed to do something and didn't know why?  Because it was what you were meant to do.  Don't run from it!  Don't hide from it!  Embrace who you are and do what you are called to do.  Work and find your passion in it.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Christians at War!

Christians are at War!  We are at War with Satan.  We are at War with the World.  We are at War with our own self.  I have proof!  Whenever Christians get together and share a meal, there is always enough for a small army and what's more is that the leftovers could still feed a small army.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Soon more to come

There will be new posts soon and more info.  Just getting back to this.