Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

All Over The Place....

You'll understand why, by the end of this post:)

More on Mom.

Tentatively on Oct. 13th- pic line to be relocated. Unless, after the round table discussion by the transplant team, they decide "not" to change it after all. As Dr. Raymond put it yesterday, why mess with something if it ain't broke. (The previous problem with it seems to have subsided.) That language I can understand. He commended her on a job well done of taking care of the pic line. No infections, red streaks or numbness has occurred thus far. A first for them, after 6 months of it being in the same place. Way to go Mom!! The next date is Nov. 3rd., for another heart cath.


I'm tossing to and fro about some stuff. You know when you get burdened down, and nothing seems right. That's the state I'm in. I'm praying and asking God to reveal Himself to me in such a way, that I will know His way and not mine.

Do you ever try and avoid a conversation if you know that something you might say will hurt the other person? Guilty here. I am so not a confrontational person. Peace. The scriptures say in Ephesians 4:15 NIV, "speaking the truth in love, we will....grow up." No name calling, no attack, no judging, no demands, just plain truth spoken with love. Remember the old saying, "sticks and stones will break bones, but words cannot hurt." I beg to differ. The tongue can destroy in a split second, what would takes years to rebuild. Only God's love can build a bridge strong enough to mend the dam.

Agreeing to disagree.

Everybody wins.

Easy said. Hard to do. But can be done through love and by the grace of God.

Left or right?

I want to see/hear things with an open mind. Where do you draw the line with openness? When it compromises God's teaching, that's where. As Christians we should exemplify Christ, by the way we live. Not that we could ever come close, but at least be on the same wave length. Sure it's okay to have fun and enjoy our Christian walk. But isn't there a time for seriousness and allowing the Holy Spirit to touch our heart, mind and souls?

Just some places I've been lately:)

Back home from that trip! Aren't you glad?



Cheryl said...

Oh Carrie! I love your sweet heart! I have learned a hard lesson and so has Anna. We have tried being nice, thinking people will change. Proverbs 3:7 says "Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the LORD and SHUN EVIL" That has stuck with me, SHUN EVIL!! I have learned to smile and SHUN! Does that sound crazy?? I seen P and your Mom at Wal*Mart. She looks really good! We still have her on our prayer list at church. Love You Girl!

K. Tilley said...

Girl, you need some down time with the girls.......LOL

Praying for you cause I know what it's like to feel turmoil in the soul........pray for me too.

Love you dearly!