• Post author:
  • Post comments:2 Comments
  • Reading time:3 mins read

When my fever flew to the heavens, and the shaking wouldn’t cease, and the hacking howled high and heavy, I knew in those dark hours of the night that I did not simply have ‘a viral illness that would pass with water and rest’, like the clinic doc had so assuredly told me the day before.

The sun cracked its late summer smile this morning as I weakly readied myself for an X-ray.

And then yes, there it was – a picture of my sick, murky lungs needing more than H2o and sleep. I felt relieved when she had said it, because now we had given it a name and I could get what I needed, finally.

I’ve pulled a bit of a Hillary here and have pneumonia.

Lord heal and bless us both.

Yesterday, as I sat in the sun and tried to stay sane through pain and shivers, I asked Him what piece of the Word He wanted me to concentrate on today, and then I asked Him what aspect of Himself I should write about. I don’t always feel like I get a reply, but in my mind’s eye I saw the word LIGHT. Then I asked for some scripture and just opened The Book right up to Proverbs 4:18-19….

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.  The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.

And when I read it, it resinated.

And I wanted to read it over and over.

And as I did, it washed over me, and it made sense, and it had me nodding at it’s truth.

Because isn’t it right on? Those of us who have ever found ourselves on a dark detour somewhere, feeling off, shamed, desperate – we know that it’s in those times where you grope and reach out and nothing seems to steady you because you simply can’t see.

But then He comes to you there, Him being all the Light you need, and you finally get to turn back around and see what’s caused the tripping chaos, and you get led down the path of light again.

Scratch that scripture down on a notecard and slip it under the frame of your most visited mirror, and ponder it for yourself. It will get down deep, and it will shake out in the choices you make, and you’ll be blessed.


As mentioned, I’m a bit under the weather, but I hope to still be back for tomorrow’s wild card. (For an explanation of what’s up here these days, click here.) Prayers appreciated for a speedy recovery on my end. Many thanks!





This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jan Thompson

    Lots of prayers for healing, wisdom, and peace for you during your time of rest.
    Much love and concern. !♡!

  2. Kate

    Thank you MawMaw. Feeling pretty yuck, but the overnight was better than it has been for days. Day 2 of meds today. I love knowing that you are praying. Hugs to you!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.