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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Good News!

Life is busy, life is interesting, life is….well how would you describe it at this very moment? I’ll add the word rewarding, and will describe why.
Every so often Stephen and I go on tract tours.  We certainly aren’t pushy people but we do have good news that we like to share; the good news of the gospel. Jesus is such a wonderful Companion and Provider, why should we keep the secret to ourselves? Ur, uh, change that to how could we? So yesterday we went on a twelve hour loop to share pamphlets such as Peace of Mind in a Troubled World, A Friend for You, etc. in various localities.

We left some in tract racks here and there, but it was most rewarding to chat with someone for a few minutes before offering them a tract. Believe it or nor one man, a biker, declined, but we went on our separate ways almost as friends. Hey, it’s their choice whether they accept them or not, but we can be on good terms anyway!

Okay, that’s what we did yesterday, but I’ll leave what happened on the way home for another post.


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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tumbling Into a Valley

Now where shall I start this article? I have spent three glorious weeks travelling and it has been truly a mountaintop experience, but now I have tumbled down into the valley. See that little old lady with a cane? Well that
feels like me. All that driving in a car really crippled me up and I still can’t walk—change that to limp—without discomfort. I told my hubby last night that I felt imprisoned in my own body. Okay, that’s the down side of my experience, but there is a definite UP side. We stopped to see relatives in various places as far flung from each other as Edmonton, Alberta and way down to Oklahoma. We did go further than that though: Mississippi was our goal.
 Do you know what people have in common? A caring attitude.
When we reached Stephen’s sister is Kansas, I pretended to walk normally but didn’t deceive anyone. It wasn’t long before they were hovering over me like I was a beautiful bird with a broken wing.  Did that compassion soon stop? Nope. Because of generous, concerned loved ones, I ended up seeing chiropractors not once but four times before we arrived back home, and once since.
I admit being a little leery of having my bones manipulated, but hey, when you are desperate enough, you’ll do anything right?  To my surprise chiropractic methods have really soared over the last thirty years, and I was introduced to something called an Activator which really helped.  Believe it or not, anyone could have seen the improvement in my walk if there had been a before and after video taken.
No, it wasn’t a magic cure-all but hey, it took years to get into this condition which was caused mainly by an ancient injury, but at least I see light at the top of the valley I have tumbled into.
Oh, by the way, when I started rambling I didn’t really know which way this article was going, but there is one thing I must share with you.

Medical problems in the states aren’t something we Canadians look forward to having, but do you know what? Four of those treatments, plus ointment, plus pills and plus a couple of informative books were all provided anonymously free of charge. Any wonder why I’m feeling a bit teary-eyed?