Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016

I'm Back!!!
September 25, 2016

Great Kiskadee

My husband has given my computer a fix for now so that I can get back to my blog!  He installed an external hard drive from his computer  to mine and transferred a couple of years of photos to it so that I can function on my computer at home again! 

These last couple of weeks, I have missed being able to add my blogs, but I must admit that very little of significance has gone on around here.  We have been just keeping up our daily routines.  Rather Ron, has been keeping up his and mine vary from day to day.  I am still sleeping too much.  It will be a couple of weeks before I get the results from my sleep apnea test. 
Hooded Oriole
This morning we went to Sunday School and church. We had a good bunch in our Sunday School class including a visitor and church was great.  The choir special included many children mixed in with the choir members.  Some choir members had their children and grandchildren with them.  It was a blessing to see and to hear.

During the church service I stayed in the foyer since at this time, I am able to hear better out there.  There are speakers out there and a volume control so I can turn it up to where I can hear well. 

As far as my Cochlear Implant issues, there have been the usual ones.  The wireless mic works better in some locations than others and the wireless phone clip is a continued blessing.  I do find that I do need to be familiar with the voices on the phone.  I tried to use it to make an appointment a few days ago and had to hand the phone off to Ron because I just could not understanding the fast talking receptionist.
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Most mornings or evenings I spend time in the yard taking care of the enticements for the birds - food and water.  Our son and his wife gave us one of those mesh screen doors advertised on TV that is split down the middle and has magnets to keep it closed.  I have found that as I pass through it, the magnet in the coil on the sound processor is attracted to the metal strips along the middle edges and can grab my sound processor as I walk through.

In our Sunday School class this morning, as we do every Sunday, we started with prayer requests.  One gentleman in the class had lost his sister to cancer this week and a lady in the class had lost her sister to the same type of cancer.  One had suffered for a long time and the other for only a short time.  I was reminded how none of us know when will die.

I saw on Facebook this morning where my great nephew had been in a very serious auto accident on Friday.  It was a head on collision where the other car ended up in the wrong lane and ran into my great nephew's vehicle.  The driver of the other car died.  My nephew has a long list of serious injuries, but is already at home for a lengthy recovery in his future.  He is praising God that he is back home with his family which includes an adorable red-headed infant, and he is saddened for the loss of the life of the other driver. 

These deaths that I mentioned are reminders that we need to be right with God, realizing we don't know the time of our death.  In our lives, we all sin.  As I explained to a child one day, a sin is anything that we do that displeases God.  It can be lying, cheating, stealing, disobeying, etc.  God sent His Son to earth to pay the price for our sins, because the wages of sin is death.  But Christ died for our sins.  We must confess our sins, believe that Christ died for those sins, and accept His free gift of eternal life.  "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
I hope that you have made that decision in your life.  It is the most important decision you will ever make.  May you have peace with God by having a personal relationship with him.  Have a great week!
Buff-bellied Hummingbird

1 comment:

  1. Miss watching my hummers in DS. I'm sure this cold front drove them south. Left my feeder full but it's probably empty by now. Oh, well!