Monday, April 28, 2008

Under The Weather...

I took vitamins all winter, washed my hands until raw, and Lysol'ed everything in the house, as my family members suffered through several colds and viruses. It seemed my husband and son, who are generally quite healthy, caught every bug that was going around. I escaped unscathed and well!
Now it is Spring and in the upper 70's, and I get a terrible head cold! I've been either in the bed or on the couch since yesterday.

Being bored to tears, I'm not used to having this much "down time!!!" ...I decided to catch up on some reading. My MIL gave me the book, "The Forbidden," by Beverly Lewis, last weekend for my birthday. It is the sequel to, "The Parting," Book 1, of the Courtship of Nellie Fisher. I love Lewis' Amish series and this one was just as delightful as the others! I love the simplicity of the Amish, as she depicts them in her books. Their faithfulness is steadfast and encouraging! This series is a prime example of how the "world" seeps into our lives, and can disrupt and tests our beliefs. And, the importance of immersing oneself in the scripture. Something I need to be reminded of often!


This is an excerpt from "The Forbidden"....

"She rose to turn on the gas lamp and then picked up the Bible from the small table next to the bed, opening the book of Proverbs. Preacher Manny had said it was a good idea to make a point to reading a proverb each day. It'll change your life."

So, I thought I would rise to the challenge, to read a chapter a day from Proverbs! Warren Wiersbe, writes in "The Bible Exposition Commentary", that the words wise and wisdom are used 125 times in Proverbs and the aim is to help us aquire and apply God's wisdom to the decisions and activities of daily life. "After all, just because you're a believer and you walk by faith, it doesn't mean you put your mind on the shelf and stop thinking. We should love the Lord with our mind as well as with our hearts and souls." (Matthew 22:37).

I don't know about you, but I could use a little wisdom and guidance from above! "smiles"
I encourage you to join me over the next 31 days, reading a chapter in Proverbs each day!
Oh how we will be blessed as we make this journey!!! :)


jillian said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better really soon so you can enjoy the nice weather! At least you can have the windows open, right?!! Happy reading!

justabeachkat said...

Bless your heart. You're the second blog I've read tonight talking about being sick with a cold. I hope you feel much better real soon.


DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

So sorry to hear you're sick. A cold in warm weather is the worst thing!
I've read Beverly Lewis books too & love the simplicity of them. Take advantage of your down time & take care of you. Hugs, DebraK

Picket said...

Morning friend...It was so good to hear from you...I pray that God touch you this morning with a healing touch and breath on every cell and fiber of your being and that you be made whole according to His word! I love the Proverbs many people don't realize the power in God's written word. I hope today will be a beautiful day for you and that the sun is shining on your side of the mountain...take care girl!

Deb said...

Hi, it was so good of you to stop in. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I love the book of proverbs, so for the next 31 day I will be reading with you. I'm sorry to hear that you are under the weather, and pray you will feel better soon. Love that chair I found one simuliar but mine had all gold crushed velvet which I immediately recovered myself, maybe I'll post soon. And don't let me forget to say that Josh does looks very handsome and he had a lovely date. Deb

Deb said...

Hi Rhonda, I sent you an e-mail with pics of the chair. Deb

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Rhonda, I hope you get better really soon. You don't want to miss out on the spring weather.
What a great time to catch up on some reading. Hugs, Terrie

ivory spring said...

Hi Rhonda,

I decided to check on you.... and found out that you've been under the weather. I hope you get to feeling better soon! :)

By the way, love that chair you found last weekend! ;)

Rue said...

Dear sweet Rhonda... take care of yourself and if it gets worse, go to the doctor! These things can take on a life of their own. I hope you feel better soon!

I have A.I. recorded so I don't miss Neil ;)


justabeachkat said...

Just checking on you. Hope you're feeling better. ???


celestina marie said...

Hi Rhonda, I hope you are feeling better soon. Sounds like you are enjoying some good reading. Love your Proverbs verse. It happens to be my favorite. I have been reading a little book called Proverbs in 31 days right now. Wow!
Blessings to you!
La Rea Rose

Donna Lynn said...

You poor girl! I will pray you are healthy and in the PINK soon, don't you just love that saying!
I saw on your profile that you are a domestic goddess, so am I, we truly are kindred spirits!!!!
Get better quick, keep posting I look forward to them so much!
Donna Lynn

Jaderocks said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Get some rest and your books look very good. Sometimes getting sick makes you take it easy whether you want to or not.

ivory spring said...

Hi Rhonda,

I like your new picture on your blog homepage.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.

I hope you are feeling better today!