Looking back over the weekend:
We had another first at church – no, no one got ill this time…thank goodness. We had a special meeting entitled “Helping Hurting People” with John Bishop, a man with an incredible testimony and founder of the God is So Good ministries. His testimony is not only one of tremendous physical healing after meningitis almost killed him fourteen years ago but an amazing story of how God uses even the deepest trials in our lives for His glory – Mr. Bishop (and his wife) are living examples of what God can do if we will allow Him. To say it was a blessing to me would really be an understatement. His testimony really was amazing. You can learn about it here.
Some statements I will remember from this weekend:
“Happiness, according to the Bible, is knowing God’s word and doing it.” He is the author of a series of encouraging booklets called the Happy Series…and explained that happiness is not about happenings or happenstance.
“Are you gonna miss “that one” because you are mad at “this one”??” Referring to eternity.
“What God put in my life, He had a purpose for it.” He explained that remembering God has a purpose can give us the motive to do what we do. And, Mr. Bishops’ motto for the weekend – as well as his life –
“God is always good and God is always right.”
And looking forward to my week ahead:
I have a CT scan this week – just a routine check and to get ready for my last round of maintenance treatments for my lymphoma. Yep, last round! YIPPEE. I have some shopping to do for our upcoming Mother’s Day banquet. Oh, pity me…forced to do shopping. And then some house cleaning because that Miss Riley Roo arrives with her mommy on Thursday!! Then the real fun starts.
The weather is supposed to really nice. I hope we can spend a lot of time outside – PLAYING! Playing is pretty much what Riley does best right now:) The last time they were here, mounds of snow were everywhere but this is much more my kind of weather for having fun.
And this weekend, Erica and I are participating in a Race for the Cure for the brain tumor society. Ok, so one of us is “racing” (or running) and one of us is volunteering….I’ll let you decide that one. Of course, the only chance for rain I saw in the forecast was for race day!! Oh boy.
So – much to look forward to….but, first I have to get this scan over. And I really don’t like these scans – mainly because of the barium but I’ve complained about that enough before. I am fasting this morning and wanted to leave with a question. What do you know/believe/think about Biblical fasting…for spiritual reasons? I have always been intersted in this idea but I really don’t understand a lot about it. Do you have any books you’ve read on the subject? Do you fast yourself? Just curious….let me know, if you are willing to share.