Saturday, September 3, 2022

  "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

(Philippians 4:13)

I see this verse everywhere, but usually translated to Christ who strengthens me.  Now, I love the KJ Bible - and I believe that every word of God is pure - and that if the KJ says "which", there's a reason.  So one night I just pondered this verse, prayed, and the next morning I thought, what if I've been reading it wrong?  What if I read it "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me?" Emphasis on the comma.  As in, the knowledge that I can do all things through Christ strengthens me.  Does that make sense?  It sure did to me....maybe I'm nuts, but it gives me comfort.  Well, all of it gives me comfort, lol!

my front yard early in the morning

As I've mentioned in the previous post, a lot has been happening this year.  Could I do all these things in my own strength?  Um, NO.  Mom just got out of an eleven day hospital stay, where they discovered she has aspiration pneumonia, she's taking thin liquids into her lungs.  So now I'm thickening her water, protein drinks, and soup.  It's tasteless, but I won't tell you what it looks like, ugh.

Hospital parking lot bunny

She seems to be doing better, she was really mentally altered there for awhile.  She's very glad to be home, and I'm glad she's home as well.  Now to see if we can get back into our routine of meals and medicines, exercises and cleanup....seems like if you stop even briefly, it takes extra effort to get back into it!  

I've wanted to get outside with my camera, but have failed miserably.  I must admit it was nice going up to the hospital twice a day, at least it got me outside....winter will come all too soon, and then I won't want to step out the door!  I'm going shopping with my brother tomorrow, he needs something to wear to my son's wedding, and I need shoes.  I think it will be nice to get out with him, and spend some time, just the two of us.

flowers in my front yard

May the peace of Christ fill your minds, and your homes....


Lin said...

So sorry to read that Mum has been in hospital, I do hope she pulls through despite! the thin gruel! Summer, as usual, has disappeared in the blink of an eye and a lot of my plans have not come to fruition. Tis always the way. Need now to enjoy any sunshine that comes our way although we could do with some much needed rain. Buy yourself some special shoes - you deserve them. xx

Jocelyn said...

So sorry about your Mom. It's always tough when our loved ones get sick. Good to hear you have been getting out and about. And so true about the cold weather soon to come. The summer has been brutal, but I'm not happy about the cold. Stay safe. And God bless.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

It's been quite the journey, my friend...what a 2022.
But now I'm giving thanks for the growing and stretching (and haven't we prayed so much about that?!) and the very soon DELIGHT in watching your son make L his bride. Gosh, when did these kids grow up?? Weren't we just homeschooling? ;-)
Love you, love mum...always praying. xxxxxxxxxxx

Little Penpen said...

I hope you and your Mom have a great week. Being a caregiver is hard on everyone. Prayers for you all. I love the new view on the Bible verse. Isn't it amazing when we see things that we've never seen before, even after being in the Word for so long? God is good.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Whoopie! How wonderful to hear from you! And my what a journey you have been on! But you are strong and triumphant! I wish I lived close so I could give you a hand or take you to lunch or something. I’m just so happy that you have written to us!

WoolenSails said...

I hope this finds your mom doing better. It seems the past few years have been taxing on most of us but that saying is what gets us through those times.


Tanya said...

Take care. Think good thoughts. Glad your mom is better. God is with you always so absorb His strength.

Susan said...

I saw a comment today on Jennifer's blog and it reminded me how out of touch I've fallen. That's one of my favorite quotes, and I use KJV, too. I like your comma! I'm so glad things are getting a little more normal for you, and I hope you have some quality stitching time soon. My hands are still too shaky, and I have about 5 more months of chemo, so not likely to change soon, but I WILL get back to hand work in the spring, even if it isn't as neat and tidy as before. =)


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