Feline Friday

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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Please keep David in your prayers. On Tuesday, he suffered what they are calling a “true stroke”. Last night he was transferred from the hospital to a rehab center. He should be here 7-14 days.

On Wednesday, he was speaking some alien language and often mumbling. He had minimal understandable speech. He has also had some moments from the past, like Alzheimer’s patients do. Thursday was a whole ‘nother story. Most of Thursday he was as clear as he ever was. I could understand everything he said. Then, toward evening there was a little bit of garbling and a scary moment of confusion. That did not carry over into the night, praise the Lord!

So far, so good this morning. Ww are awaiting breakfast and the therapists.

Please overlook all the typos I am bound to make here. I am writing this on my phone and one finger typing is hard anyway. Fat fingers and tiny keyboards make it even more difficult.

Here are the fill-ins:

1. I believe _________.

2. I need to go Marie Kondo* on my ______________________.

3. It does no good to _________.

4. I find _________ to be a walk in the park.

*If you are not familiar with Marie Kondo, it basically means. what do you need to declutter.

Here are my responses:

I believe that everything happens for a reason, though we may never know the reason. I also believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of a living God, and that He died to save me from my sins and eternal death. A rose garden life wasn’t assured in the process.

I need to go Marie Kondo on my heart and mind. There is too much cluttering up the works these days and it is affecting my functioning on many levels.

It does no good to tell some people what is wrong, even though they are the one that asked. They don’t really want to hear the truth.

I find walking through old cemeteries to be a walk in the park. It is a walking history lesson and story time, if we just open our eyes and listen.

I do not know when David will be able to return to the fill-ins, but it will likely be at leadt a couple of weeks. He can’t see the words on this phone and lacks the coordination to type on it right now. Thanks for the prayers.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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More Prayers, Please!

I am writing this from the hospital. David was transferred here last night after I took him to our local ER. He has apparently had another stroke, more damaging than the 2016 strokes.

We are waiting for the MRI results to see what is going on.

He is pretty much speaking a foreign language most of the time. Sometimes I have no trouble understanding him. Other times, I just feel like crying because he is trying so hard to talk to me, but I don’t understand what he is trying to say.

There are other confusion issues, too.

He is supposed to be here a couple of days and then go into a rehab center, but I don’t know for how long.

Please pray for him. Thank you. Have a blessed day.

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Update on Prayer Request


As you all know, on Valentine’s Day, David’s sister had open heart surgery.  The surgery went well.  However, on Friday she was dealing with some serious complications, including a collapsed lung.  She was put into a medically-induced coma.

The message that we received earlier today from David’s mother said that Sandra’s blood pressure had come down some and that they were awaiting the lung x-ray results. She was doing some better and they had her sitting up.

Thank you for continued prayers for her and for their family. We all appreciate the prayers very much.

Have a blessed weekend.

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Prayers, Please


I would like to ask all of you to pray for David’s sister, Sandra.  She had open heart surgery yesterday. The surgery itself went well, as we understand it. However, this morning there are some severe complications, severe enough that she is in an induced coma.

Please pray for her healing, also for comfort and strength for her family, especially their mama, for whatever lies ahead.

Thank you.

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