Great News!


Thursday, 19 October 2017, was my 6-month appointment with the ophthalmologist Dr. Dhir of the Houston Eye Associates.

For months, I have been a nervous wreck, wondering how this appointment would go. Would the cataracts have gotten worse? Were they progressing fast? Would they be “ripe” yet?

So many other questions plagued me as I watched the days flip by on the calendar.

A week or so before the appointment (maybe a little longer, my memory stinks these days!), I decided, “Enough is ENOUGH already!  Jesus healed the blind man in the Bible (Matthew 10:46-52) when he asked and I know He can heal me, too.” So, I asked Jesus to heal my eyes and claimed the healing. I was confident that He would heal me because I asked Him, believing that He could – and would heal my eyes and remove the cataracts.

46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.

50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

A few days before the appointment, the wicked one started trying to rain on my parade, throwing darts of doubt at me. I kept telling him to go away, but he may be just a little more stubborn than I am and kept at it. I was upset that doubt about the healing that I had claimed was creeping in. I kept telling myself that it was just the devil trying to make me doubt and that I was, indeed, healed of the cataracts.

So, I went to the appointment, scared half to death because I didn’t know what was going to happen. Was that worker boy going to lie to me again? He had the last time. He told me they weren’t going to actually touch my eyeballs, but they did.  He had numbed my eyes and then told me after his part of the exam that he had touched them. He said that had he told me the truth to start with, I never would have let him do that part of the exam (true!). David says his heart was in the right place. Maybe so, but if he would lie about that, then maybe what he said about the surgery itself was a lie, too.  I have long-time trust issues and this didn’t help that one bit.

Anyway, that boy wasn’t the technician this time, a girl was. She did what she had to do without playing mind games about it.  Then, she put in the drops to dilate my eyes and sent me back to the waiting room for the drops to do their job.

We finally got called back to the exam room and, after a bit, Dr. Dhir (pronounced “dear”) came into the room. He had a huge smile on his face. I don’t know what had him so happy, but he was very happy. He’s a very nice man and not at all scary.

He examined my eyes and gave us two bits of very good news:

  1. My vision has improved since he last saw me.
  2. The cataracts have not worsened!

My vision improving also explains why I get a headache and eye ache when I wear these glasses – they are just too strong!  The new ones should be here next week.

While I didn’t get the, “The cataracts are gone!” message that I had hoped for, my vision has improved and the cataracts have not worsened, which are answers to prayer, too!

Thank you to all of you that have supported me through this ordeal so far, through prayers and otherwise.

My next appointment is in a year. Thank you for continued prayers as I claim the healing that I know He has for my vision!

Image credit: ©2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!


Here are the fill-ins:

  1. If I was a ghost, I would haunt ___________________.
  2. I always __________________ when __________________.
  3. My favourite scary story is _______________________.
  4. I will be so glad when ____________________________.

Here are my responses:


If I were a ghost, I would haunt the bathroom. Folks would know it was me due to the constant flushing. Why not haunt the place where I spend the most time?


I always tingle when David hugs me.


My favorite scary story is Crybaby Bridge and I enjoyed very much writing a derivative work. David made a video of my adaptation of the story. You can view that video here.


I will be so glad when I can get the time to practice cake decorating again. I used to bake and decorate cake years ago when David’s daddy was still alive. After he died, I started having problems with shaky hands and stopped decorating cakes. My hands are still shaky, but it is something that I want to do anyway, as well as have a YouTube channel chronicling my baking/decorating adventures.


Have a blessed weekend, y’all!


Image sources: Pixabay – Wedding cake, Bridge, Frog

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. Keep calm and ___________________________________.
  2. __________________________________ disappoints me.
  3. __________________________is my _________________.
  4. In retrospect, __________________________________.

Here are my responses:


Keep calm and read on!

There are many things that disappoint me.  One is the disrespect that is shown to the elderly and to our veterans.


Heavenly Father is my Rock and my Redeemer. In Him, I have everything I need.

Looking back, there are many things in my life that should/could have been handled differently. I am where I am now due to choices made then, either by me or by someone else. Our lives are full of choices. Make the best ones!

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Image source: Pixabay Boy With Bible, Bear With Book

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1 in 8 Women…

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Have a blessed day!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!


Here are the fill-ins:

  1. October is the perfect time to ____________________________.
  2. Halloween _________________________________________________.
  3. Every October, I __________________________________________.
  4. My experience with the supernatural world is ______________.


Here are my responses:


October is the perfect time to get spooky!

Halloween isn’t something that we make a big deal about here at McClendon Villa.  The most important part of it is the candy, so, we just go get the candy and try not to eat it all at one time.

Every October, I wish it would hurry up and be November and Thanksgiving, which is my favorite holiday. AND, I wonder when we’ll finally get cooler weather.

My experience with the supernatural world is not something that I share with many folks because those that do not, or cannot, understand it tend to be rather belittling about it. Just because they haven’t experienced or don’t understand certain things, is reason enough in their book to discount it completely.


Have a blessed weekend, y’all!


Image source: Pixabay

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