Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Proverbs 3; 5-8  ''Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.''

        My doctor last week set me up an appointment for me to have a swallowing test today at the hospital. Ever since then I've told myself to 'trust in the Lord' for whatever the outcome would be.  I really, really tried.  As my nervous stomach can tell you, I did have my 'own understanding' about what I expected to happen.  I dreaded what my 'wise' thoughts envisioned for my future.
        As much as I and my whole body wanted to postpone the appointment, I forced myself to just get it done.  Karla and my dad took me, and my equipment for any worst case scenarios.  The test consists of eating and drinking different things while being in an xray video.  You can see the food go down or get stuck in its path.  I watched my dinosaur-looking self too in the video.
       Much to my disbelief, I passed the test.  Of course, my swallowing is impaired and must be carefully done but no major changes at this point.  I thank those who prayed specifically for me regarding this today.
God is greater than our doubts and faithful through it all.