Friday, August 7, 2009

The worth of a week

I'm one of those people who likes to be organized and productive all the time. I write lists and think about what I want to accomplish, why and when. Most weeks it is tied down to a routine between family, ministry and personal time slots. Most Wednesday's can tend to be for me only, which means its craft time. But I do get other spots in the week. At night I do a lot of hand work while my husband is busy studying to all hours for preaching and sermon preparation.
Now I'm flexible enough to change my plans, when family, friends and church needs require. I look upon "interruptions" as "God's appointments." As ultimately God guides and directs my steps, so my plans my be "just my plans" for the time slot and not what He wanted.

But I must confess when lying in bed and losing days, because I'm sleeping and too weak and too fuzzy minded and in too much pain (my head felt like it wanted to explode at the throat!!!) to do any "sensible craft work", it is sooooo hard. I did pray a lot as I mentioned in my previous blog. I did get to think about things in the coming weeks. I did get to plan some things in my mind, but couldn't do anything with my hands. I think you know what I'm talking about, as I certainly have identified with different ones of you in your times of sickness and troubles.

I have turned a corner though, yesterday afternoon around 3:00pm I woke from a very deep sleep and felt "so much better". The pain had eased away enough that I could eat a whole sausage and mixed vegetables and swallow a full cup of tea. How wonderful that was? I had another and final antibiotic injection at the hospital this morning and my doctor was very happy to hear things were improving. So thankfulness to the Lord for His restoring power for another day.

So a week is valuable, whether I accomplish much of what I enjoy or if God's plan is to have me laid low, to restore me in His time.


I was able to quickly look at some blogs and found some friends have been busy planning also.

Elaine is have a second "Stimulus Package Giveaway"

Jenny is having a "Giveaway" including a Christmas stitchery.
Terry is having "A Hint of Pink" giveaway for reaching a milestone of 30,000 hits.


  1. Hello Susan, I hope you recover quickly from your illness...thank you for taking the time to enter my Friendship Giveaway...Warm Regards Lyn

  2. So glad to hear that you're feeling a bit better, Susan. Being ill is no fun at all!

  3. Being sick is not fun, I'm glad to hear that you are starting to feel better.

  4. Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery! Being sick is no fun at all. Take care and hope you get back to some crafty pursuits before long.