Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot weather & Blessings

Hello to all my dear friends :) Boy, has it been HOT here! I hate when it is this hot and humid. I don't mind it being in the 80's; but when it is up in the 90's and very humid...it is miserable:(
I have been keeping myself busy with the our chickens. I just LOVE it!! I don't even mind cleaning up after them....Yeah, ask me in a couple months and I might not be as thrilled. But, for now...I am loving the feeling of farm life :)
Our garden is suffering from all this heat. Poor Mark has been watering things. But the heat is quite hard on new little plants. I am hoping we get some rain soon. We had big storms come through last weekend...but all we got was a few sprinkles. You would think after ALL the rain that we had in the spring..that I wouldn't be asking, or hoping for rain. But now that it's so hot..we need it desperately. I'll just keep praying that God will bless our garden.
I started a new prayer book & journal with the other ladies at church. We pick partners, and then each of us prayer for each other, our families, and specific people that God has touched our hearts to pray for. I feel like this is such a blessing for me..It has brought new friendship to me that I was definitely needing. It is so nice to have someone call everyday and for us to pray together. It has really helped my prayer life. The book talks about asking for the baptism of the holy spirit daily. That the holy spirit will help us to be able to pray better and to want to live in a closer walk with God. I am SO thrilled about this!! It has been a new experience for me to pray in front of someone else...that was something I had never done..and frankly was a little nervous about. But, since we've started. I feel like God has blessed me and helped me to be able to pray in front of others...and not be so nervous about it..:)
The book is called 40 days...Prayers and Devotions to Prepare for the Second Coming...by Dennis Smith. It has honestly changed my life for the better :)
I also just started reading the book called...Where God Was Born by Bruce Feiler. So far it is a wonderful read and I am enjoying it (as often as I can :)
I suffered from a horrible migraine last week. I woke up Friday morning with a horrible headache starting. I still had it on Monday...so I ended up going to the doctor. They give me a shot which finally brought me some relief. They also gave me some pills to keep on hand if another one was to start. I honestly think that the heat had a lot to do with it. On top of the headache...I have been still suffering with some back issues...neck, lower back and hips. After my last visit with the rheumatologist..he ordered some x-rays of my lower back and hips. He suggested that I try to keep moving around. Well, I think maybe I did too much! My heel and foot that I've not had trouble with in a long time...started hurting me...really bad :( I was diagnosed with plantar faciitis a long time ago. Any time I get up and do too much, it will start giving me troubles. The doctors office said that it could me a bone spur too so, they made appointments with a podiatrist and orthopedics doctors..in the same building for later this month. When I was a teenager I saw an orthopedics doctor because of curvatures and one of my legs being shorter than the other...So I am anxious to see what they say. I wonder if one of my legs are still shorter and giving me troubles? It was bad enough..having trouble moving my hips..and then add in that I can hardly walk on my left foot. I love to (try) to get out and help in the garden and mess with my flowers and roses..so, this has been a hard thing to accept. I am just praying and hoping that God will give me some relief..or heal me from feeling the way that I am :)
On a more happy note, my sweet little chickens...really are sweet! They jumped on Mark when he went out to put them up for the night. They are nice little hens :) We all thought this was hilarious :) They do it to me too...but not like they do to Mark...
Sam really likes them too :)
I'll end my post with a beautiful Bible verse...
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power" _Eph. 1:17-19

May Yahweh bless you abundantly and fill your hearts with love :)
Love and Hugs.......
Jerelene
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6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Even your blog appearance is refreshed and beautiful! I can sense the change in you since your Bible study and prayer with your Christian friends. We really DO need this encouragement in our daily lives, don't we?

Sorry to hear about your health issues...laughed at the chicken pictures...

It's hot and dry here, too. I hope we all get the rain we need. God is in control.

♥Rebecca

Eileen said...

I love your blog wallpaper, it's so pretty! And so was this prayerful post! Although, I hate hearing about you in pain. I hope you get some relief.

I got a kick out of your chickens! Great picture!
And I'm happy to read that you sound happy in spite of some physical set backs.

And, thank you so much, Jerelene, for your kind comments to me. You are a good friend.

I haven't been blogging much, but I'm trying to visit anyway.
Stay well.
Love and Prayers,
Eileen

Diana said...

Jerelene you need a Lawn Buddy Cart made by Ames. You can get it at Lowes. It has been a blessing for me. I could not do all of the gardening that I do without it. It not only holds all of my tools but you can sit on it and roll around your yard. It's great for weeding and planting.
O.K. I'm done! Hope you start to feel better soon. Love Di ♥

Jerelene said...

Thank you to Diana for the wonderful suggestion of a lawn buddy :) I will definately have to look into that! Eileen..I'm having so much fun with the chickens. They are a great diversion for me not feeling well.
Rebecca, I love you reminding me that God is in control :) Thanks for being such great friends! Love to each of you!!

Jill said...

Hi Jerelene! I'm cracking up over your chickens! My mother in law just got some chickens and I was checking them out the other day. I know what you mean about them feeling farm-y. They're fun to watch. Hope you start feeling better! Take care!!!

Thandi said...

How are you feeling now?