This past week brought bad news with the workplace shooting in Minneapolis. It is always sad when someone dies so tragically like what happened on Thursday. But when it is someone you know it can be hard to deal with. Sadly, the UPS worker that was killed is Keith, the man that comes to the building I work at every day delivering or picking up packages. I saw him on a daily bases and he was always so kind and friendly. When I heard that he died I became so sad and prayed "Lord I hope he knows you". I found out later from Vince, the security guard in my building, that he was a member at my church. My sadness turned to joy knowing that the worst day of Keith's life turned into his best day when he stepped into eternity and saw the face of Jesus. Knowing that he is walking with the Lord, no more fear, no more sadness, just fullness in Christ, makes me happy for Keith. How sad for his family to go through this and be separated from their loved one. I pray they would be comforted during this time and the Lord would provide for all of their needs.
I also received some bad news this past week. For a week now I had a strange rash on my back that I mostly ignored. Some people told me they thought it was a spider bite or poison ivy. After a few days it still had not gone away so I did what any smart person would do... get answers from webmd. Obviously, I am just kidding, that website is horrible. Also, no one should ever search for images on google what they think they might have; gross! So after coming to the conclusion from webmd that I had scarlet fever, I decided I should contact my doctor the next day. Of course I forgot until my mysterious rash started itching. The nurse I talked to told me to go into urgent care right away. I quickly finished these arrangements I was working on at work:
Lord I am thankful that I do not have scarlet fever, that my shingles has not spread to any other part of my body, that I do have the money to take care of this and even if I didn't you would provide, I thank you that there are doctors and medicine to help me with this, and I am thankful that you are still Lord of my life.
My friend Christine so kindly reminded me recently that she likes to look at blogs with pictures, so here ya go.
Christine with their new kitty, and the beautiful Marsha. I can't believe how tall she is getting!
Yesterday, Snezhana and I spent the whole day enjoying the beautiful fall weather and colors at lake Como.
|Trying to climb a tree, this is as far as I made it.|
|Taking a moment to rest|