Archivos para 21 junio 2016

21
Jun
16

No News is Goods News

  1. blood tests
  2. x-rays
  3. ct scans
  4. mammogram
  5. mri
  6. colonoscopy…

Like I said: No News is Good News 

Each item in the list continues to confirm the healed/remission diagnosis received upon finishing up chemotherapy last October!

During the spring, I found myself able to stoop again. For the “longest” time I had been unable to get on my knees or crouch down, child’s pose, etc.

Not being satisfied with my increasing level of physical strength, I exercise consistently 5-7 days each week. Low impact-not anything like HIIT or tabata!

Isa. 40:31

But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint. (WEB)

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blogs, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.

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16
Jun
16

Traveling Caricature 1994

It’s that time of year-summertime! That means vacations, kids getting out of school, and…

Graduations.

May 1 I had the pleasure of watching my daughter “walk” at the commencement exercises of Davenport University’s first Occupational Therapy program.

-Two and a half hour drive to Grand Rapids and two and a half hours back-

Handled it pretty well, I must say-sitting all the way there, during the ceremony and celebatory dinner, and all the way back!

As the specialist “commanded” I got up to move around every so often. In October, he had cleared me to travel taking shorter domestic flights…

Given my successful journey, when we planned a longer drive for a family graduation, I did not anticipate any problems.

However, with the seven hour driving time-plus stretching breaks-I understood not being given clearance for international flight. I am NOT ready yet! It took several days to get back up to speed.

Isa. 40:31 But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint. (WEB)

Prompted by receiving the more modern logo, we located this drawing also by Dan D’Addario in our stuff.

How do ya’ like it?Belgium caricature

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blogs, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.

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06
Jun
16

ICT: continuing education series

INTERNATIONAL CHAPLAINCY TRAINING-

Defending the faith by demonstrating its reality

Dr. Lisa

Dr. Lisa

coffee break

Coffee Break

Seminar snack

Seminar Snack

registration

Registration

 

Next on ICT’s Agenda:

Ministering to Youth in Crisis

(measures to take before, during, and/or after)

June 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

~open to the public~

 

For information, email chaplaincyschool@yahoo.com

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blogs, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.

06
Jun
16

Alena’s 25th Birthday

Since Aunt Rose’s house sold, and because we’re sensing a need to weed out and minimalize, we’ve begun going through boxes of STUFF-you know the kind!

I don’t think it a coincidence that today when Alena would be 25, I came across the following:

Alena

Finally my birthday had come and I was happy my parents and sisters were there. They were the only family members I had near because we had left the rest of them back in the U.S. so we could be missionaries in Belgium. That evening Amy, Alena and me went to the neighborhood park. We were on our way home when Alena started whining that her legs hurt. Amy (my older sister) and I didn’t really pay attention, we thought she was just tired but when we got home she wouldn’t stop complaining. She wasn’t acting like herself. Normally she would always do things for others and think about herself later.

The next day she had a fever; furthermore, it was very high and frightened me. When she started getting marks all over her little body my parents started getting worried. Even at that age I knew something was wrong and all I could think about was that she would have to make it. Soon mom and dad became desperate and they explained they were going to take Alena to the hospital. I had never realized how involved she was in my every day activities until they took her away. It was the last time I saw her but that was my fault. They would ask if I wanted to visit her, still to see some one that was always so joyful, lying there in coma I couldn’t and wouldn’t bear. She was my best friend, the one I could always depend on.

After many days of waiting and praying mom and dad came home from the hospital , sat us down and quietly told us Alena had died that morning. We started to cry and remember all the times we had spent with her. During the middle of all the emotion I stopped suddenly and laughed. Why were we crying? Wasn’t she with the heavenly Father that would take care of her? I realized it was because she wasn’t with us and never would be again.

Seven years later the reality has settled in. Still, when I hear some one mention her I can’t help but feel a deep pain in my heart until I hear what is being said. It is always about how cheerful or thoughtful she was; there was never a bad word said about her before, nor after she died. She was a true reflection of God’s love and I’m proud to say that I knew her.

It is hard living without her but God has taught me to trust in Him, and He gave me eternal peace. I’m glad I was able to know her for the little time that I did although I would have liked to have spent more tine with her. One thing that can never be taken away is the impression she made on everybody that knew her. Now she is safe in heaven forever and I wait impatiently for the day that I will see her again.

It is hard living without her but God has taught me to trust in Him, and He gave me eternal peace. I’m glad I was able to know her for the little time that I did although I would have liked to have spent more tine with her. One thing that can never be taken away is the impression she made on everybody that knew her. Now she is safe in heaven forever and I wait impatiently for the day that I will see her again.

~Elise DiVirgilio

2003

If this post is for you, remember that He is the God of all comfort!

2 Cor. 1:3, 4: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. ” (WEB)

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blogs, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.

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