So I have had an interesting past week or so. Here are my praise reports:
1) The air quality is much better, so it’s nice to be able to open the windows again and breathe the fresh air.
2) My uncle was admitted to the ICU — fluid around his heart. He had a procedure to drain off the excess liquid (so he can breathe more comfortably) but his condition has stabilized — for now. And while doctors can’t seem to figure out the root cause (not lately, anyway), my uncle is being closely monitored by his medical team, with a tentative release date of Tuesday (11/19/19).
3) I don’t believe that I shared this news yet, but I applied for (and was accepted into) a part-time doctoral program in special education. Getting in was only half the battle! Paying for it is the real challenge. I have not let myself get emotionally attached to the idea of returning to grad school until jt becomes clear that there is a financially prudent way to pay for it. Otherwise, I will wait and start the program another time.
4) I was upset last week because something I rely upon daily stopped working, and I was not sure what to do. I consulted the experts, who advised me to replace the item. I was convinced that that was not the way to go, so I committed the matter to prayer. The next day, I looked at the item and it was fully restored — as if nothing has ever happened (thank You, Lord!).
This brings me to the verse from 1 Timothy 4:4 — just about anyone can be on the receiving end of a blessing, but how many can do so with an attitude of gratitude? Something small for all of us to ponder as we start the new week. 🙏🏾