It’s been several weeks since I wrote a new blog post. I’ve been sick, quite sick, and we found out that it’s mono. Several of our girls have it, too, so our exciting summer plans have been replaced with quiet sick days in the living room together. At least we can be together! I am thankful for my kids!
However, I just don’t have the energy to write long Bible studies. It takes more out of me than I have at the moment.
I lie in bed in the morning and think about what I could write. I have a lot of ideas! Then I actually get up. 🙂
Here are some of my ideas, and if Yah wills, I will write on these later this summer:
- How do we obey the Torah without a Temple?
- How to have unity
- Priorities and dreams for your life
- Using technology for good
Those are just a few. If you have specific topics you’d like to read about, feel free to leave me a comment.
Then as I’ve been in my recliner with my snuggly quilt and my laptop, I’ve been helping a dear friend prepare for a new book launch. She’s been working on a book for nine years, and I’m super excited to tell you more about it in the weeks ahead!
I’ve also been dreaming about this next school year. I’ll have three teenagers in high school, plus three in elementary school (6th, 3rd, 1st). I’m so much looking forward to feeling well enough to sit around the dining room table with them each morning.
I guess it all depends on how much energy we have. Dreams and goals and great ideas are fine, but truly, isn’t our entire life in His hands?
Be merciful to me, YHVH, for I am in distress;
my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
my soul and body with grief.
My life is consumed by anguish
and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,
and my bones grow weak…
But I trust in you, YHVH;
I say, ‘You are my God.’
My times are in your hands” (Psalm 31:9-10, 14-15, NIV).
I don’t heal from things as well as other people, and my opinion is that it’s because of Addison’s disease. Sometimes this really frustrates me!
However, when we’re sick, we learn a new sympathy for others.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Master Yeshua the Messiah, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NIV).
We also have time to pray, and I won’t have time like that once life gets busy again.
“On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me” (Psalm 63:6-8, NIV).
I also have time to reevaluate just about everything. Am I worn down from doing too many “good” things and not enough of the “best” things? What are those “best” things? Being sick reminds me to go back to God’s priorities for my life.
“Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12, NIV).
So maybe you’ll see a new Bible study post from me soon. I sure would appreciate your prayers! If you’ve left comments for me and I haven’t responded, please be patient. I’m placing your questions on a list, and hopefully you’ll have an answer before you’ve forgotten what the question was.
And while you’re waiting? I guess you could go check out my blog archives! I’ve been blogging awhile, and there’s a good chance you might have missed a post or two.
You’re all very special to me! Don’t go anywhere!