Thursday, June 4, 2009

THANKFUL THURS., FAVE 5 FRI. & JESUS in my Sneakers!




  • PRAISING JESUS: My family and I were able to begin our week together in worship and dd gave her heart-felt testimony of what the three days volunteering during the assistance project had meant to her....i have pictures on my phone but haven't been able to download them yet ...but will as soon as I figure out which thingy to put the eentsy little card into that will then fit into the tiny SD card holder that will then fit into the slot on the computer. Interfaces can sometimes be such a pain. :( (have you ever done this?)
  • PRAISING JESUS: The summer vegetables are here...and on Monday as I was coming home from the "chiro-cracker"...don't tell my doctor I called it that, he doesn't like it when I say the work "crack" in relations to his expertise while adjusting my spine.) Anyway, just keep swimming, swimming, ... oh yeah, I bought the BEST tomatoes I've had all year :p and we've been licking our lips each time we eat 'em! (Do you have a favorite summer vegetable or recipe?)

  • PRAISING JESUS: My Mother is 77 and still getting around like she did when I was a teenager...kinda, anyway. (She moves more than I do...and yes, Liddie, I'm still doing 30x5/Phase IV, just had a blip on the screen during my literal "pain-in-the-neck" days this past week and a half.) Just keep swimming, swimming...anyway, Mother knew I wasn't feeling good--she left multiple messages on my phone this past week...I love how she loves me. One day I know there will be a time when she won't be here to leave me messages. She's my best friend, EVER!!
  • PRAISING JESUS: Today's treadmill test was a test for dealing with "white-coat" anxiety...had to keep repeating, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."... The extra pounds I'm hauling gave much concern about taking this test...yes, I've been working hard since March and gradually it is melting away. Prayers were answered as I made it to the "level" "Doc Ray" had determined for my "age group" (no comments from the peanut gallery or snickers from the back, I know I'm old).
    My heart was pounding and even double-skipped a couple of times--but this good 'ole heart, blood pressure and oxygen did as required (at 165 heartbeats per minute. It's an understatement to say I'm glad it didn't throw me into full cardiac arrest like a couple of people I've known in the past. Yep, I got to a full incline-3 minute-run. (Whew!!!) coining verbal liberty from "Ms. Underwood's" hit song: JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL, ...yes, Jesus took the "sneakers" :)
    ...He took care of me as the walls were starting to wobble, my calves began melting away from each tibia and Doc Ray saved me from the machine's throwing me back into the wall like a wet washrag.) What "out-of-the-
    ordinary" medical test has brought on anxiety, sweaty palms, the inability to swallow, or shaking knees for you?


Heart2Heart said...

OH my, you had me laughing so hard I think I may need a check up. Can only imagine how hard the stress test is on the treadmill. I mean can they think of anything more painful?

Thanks for stopping by today and commenting. I appreciate it and hope you decide to stay awhile.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I keep laughing at chirocracker. I'm actually wincing in pain thinking of it. Think I told ya I went to the chirocracker when I was much younger and when I "remember" I can still hear the snap crackle and pops. YUCK. I don't know how good of a doctor he really was, coz it didnt fix anything. Maybe he was a chiroquacker?
Great list this week and I love the pics of that duke chapel! Is that not incredible? WOW!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

So glad the test went well, see you later this evening>

Lisa said...

This is a great list! When your children take steps of faith, what a blessing.

Leslie said...

That's awesome about your daughter! Can't wait to see the pics!

Jenny said...

That was great. I love the word Chirocracker..

Yolanda said...

What a true blessing!!!

Laurie said...

Love your list sis. You are certainly blessed:)

Kim said...

I hope I never have to have a treadmill test -- they sound DREADFUL. Glad you made it through before your calves melted. LOL What a picture you painted with words!

ellen b said...

Glad your test went well. What a blessing to have your mother going strong at 77! Hope your weekend is lovely. Blessings...

Susanne said...

Love the word chirocracker. "Cracked" me right up! ;vD

Defintely tomatoes are my favorite summertime homegrown vegetable. So good!

Welcome to fave five! It was wonderful reading your list.

Susanne said...

Hee, I just realized I wrote welcome to fave five when I meant to say welcome back and it was nice to have you join in again! LOL.

Jerralea said...

Welcome back to the Fave Five! I laughed too at "chiro-cracker."

I've got to say that tomatoes are definitely my favorite summer time vegetable.

It's great you have your mom "still going strong." You are right to treasure every call she makes while you still have her here with you.

Pamela said...

"Chiro-cracker" - LOVE it!! Isn't that the truth? I enjoyed reading your Fave Five list. What a visual - the wet washrag! I'll be chuckling all day.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi, I love your sense of humor... and your post had me laughing and rejoicing with you at the same time. Yes those treadmill tests are terrible... it is good you came out of it alive. I remember my husband had to take one before, and his blood pressure shot up so quickly before he could go up to the next level... the doctor had to get him out of the test.

Praise God for this post that was so full of joy.

Terry said...

Hi Sweetie
Just dropped by to say God Bless you and send you some virtual hugs.
Also wanted to leave you a little verse.

The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs
in a sun scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well watered garden,
Like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58:11

Blessings of joy
Happy Trails