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Of Adventures away and Back again!

I had surgery, I definitely do not like being in the hospital!  But they did a fine job taking care of me, getting me on the road to recovery.  I would like to thank each of my caretakers and every one of you for your prayers.  They were abundantly answered in a very positive way for me.  I also pray that your kindnesses and blessing you have been to me would be returned to you many times over in the coming New Year.

I had bilateral knee replacement.  Recovery is painful and slow, but the results have been phenomenal.  I may even be looking for a dance partner!  If you are single female and interested, please apply at dennyisms and other thoughts LOL!  My sense of humor is even coming back, I think!  It is good to want to be able to walk and enjoy life again without the pain of the original knees.

I am finding it is not such a chore to smile anymore.  The smile now is not motivated by overcoming pain, but out of the peacefulness of very little pain which is much easier.  Not that I was faking my smiles I was truly enjoying the challenge of living.  My participation level in living had dropped off immensely.  Everything in my life was controlled by the pain experienced in two knees thereby limiting activities because of allocation of energy to overcome pain.

As I said, recovery is intensely painful at times.  Seeing the improvement in my range of motion was encouraging and the pain was growing more temporary.  Facing the pain as I went to therapy sessions was a mental exercise.  Had to remind myself that life enjoyment was the goal, whatever God has decided to give me to live, was more important than the pain that I was suffering to get better and be fully mobile.  So into the pain I advanced.  If you did the things to me that cause pain on the level of PT while on the street, I would have defended myself fiercely without conscience. Yet God was there and took as a team the pain that was there. The Help of prayers and answers from God.

Then in the battle of one of my more painful sessions, the thought came to me:  On the cross, Jesus endured all forms of pain known to humankind.  I stumbled upon the idea that he should help me bear up under the pain and I began saying: yes God this is my pain, would you please take it from me because I can handle it anymore.  In this the far-reaching work of God on the cross came home to rest in a new way to me.  Only realization of how true it is that God will never leave us or forsake us was reinforced at a completely new level.  Pain is truly a gift in deep cover bearing insight and power of living.

I humbly thank each of you for your prayers.  Seems I cannot say this enough!   May your troubles in the New Year be handled with wisdom and care.  May the blessings and joy not be taken for granted or received as deserved.  Let each good event be celebrated and treasured as we navigate this life we have been given.

In Thanksgiving,

Denny

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For all who have pain with no cure or little hope. I pray for you in your pain and I have tasted a brief moment of your daily pain.  I lift up you in your courageous battle as you give of yourself to folks who do not understand your battle.  Stand strong in the Hope God is with you and feels each moment of your pain.  Jesus is not untouched by your pain and struggle.

I do not understand how God will do this, But God will make all your suffering be transformed into joy in His time.This is the hope that you are headed to as a child of God.  Not one moment will be missed because the true record keeper is with you experiencing each agony with you.  You are precious in His sight, and enduring what his mission is for you.

Stay in the battle my fellow labor in Christ Jesus,  He will never leave or forsake you.  You are living in all hope and courage, Your hope is a blessing to all who catch a flavor of it as they cross your path.  You can not see it but God never forgets!

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Hi All!  Looks like I will be away for a few weeks.  I would greatly appreciate your prayers for this time away.   To all of you, keep up the wonderful work on the blogs so I will have even more to look forward to as we share together in this fun format.  May the creator God bless and keep you. May His face shine on you and give you peace and rest.  Remember to rest in the Love of Jesus often in this hustle and bustle Season.  I will miss all of you.

I have not been keeping up lately with the blogs for this I ask your forgiveness. However I am looking forward to catching up when I can.

 

Joy and blessings to you and yours,

Denny

Dealing with spiritual grief

This post from Scott is spot on for grief and its blessing and danger. I waited to re-blog this closer to the Holidays because of the troubled relations and disappointment of relationships is emotionally volatile this time of the year.

A prayer to go along with this post: Dad help me to depend on you for life more than people around me. Strengthen me in your love to forgive as the hurt is painful. Lead me in your everlasting way. Remind me of some of your last words on the cross,,, Forgive them for they know not what they do.,,,,, Lord help me to focus on the kindness that this season brings, let me see how and when I can participate in bringing joy to others in in spite/war with my pain. Teach me the humble way to live and love in your everlasting way. Honor and Glory all belong to you Lord Jesus. I need you to be able to walk in your everlasting way. Help me to see your answer Lord, I am blind with out your sight. All this I pray to honor and Glorify you, Shine bright Jesus. In Jesus’s Name I pray, I believe, Amen.

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I have to admit I struggle greatly with allowing grief to rule my life. I start out seeing bad things in the world and feel sad. I start thinking that people are out to get me and don’t care about me and only want what they can get for themselves.

These things are true. The world has a lot of bad stuff in it and most people are only interested in their own stuff. How guilty am I of the same thing. I wish everyone cared about what I am thinking. They simply do not just as I’m thinking different from them as well.

The problem is not so much that evil is real as my own decision to be sorrowful about it. Instead of thankful to Jesus for all He is doing despite the evil.

The more I meditate on evil things the more depressed I get. Two ailments…

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Three Line Tales, Week 91

What would you do?

A little lower, a little right rudder, slow down, ready to grab, after grab apply power.

Plenty of flight calculations and a lot of skill, this is what I did for a cookie.

Now the real question is, what would you do for a Klondike bar?

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Welcome to Week 91 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 91: a raven at Stonehenge for Halloween photo by Julien Laurent via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

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Time Sign

I have found I can make most any little sign a reason to do what I want.

Some signs I misread, to the book of love, which understands me I turn for truth in all time.

Truth, good, and justice is what I desire in life I live, fruits of peace, for this I must hunt.

 

Denny

 

Welcome to Week 89 of Three Line Tales.   Just join in when you can!

 

Three Line Tales, Week 88

Turmoil

The mind over taxed with many thoughts and cares.

Even so the paper remains blank in opposition to the minds many thoughts.

Things broken remind me of my own broken heart, how to express this turmoil?

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 88 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 88: dip pen and ink because it's Inktober, innit photo by Kira auf der Heide via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Three Line Tales, Week 87

lost

Be calm and do not worry, we were separated, I raise my hand high!

Raised high so you can see if I get close over this undergrowth, talk.

Keep talking I am getting close, can you see my hand? Now we are safe and together again.

Denny

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 87 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 87: a hand reaching up from a meadow under a pink sky photo by Bryan Minear via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Three Line Tales, Week 86

Photographic memory

Yes dad, I remember this photo, you spent a lot of time looking at this plain old book.

I remember, I snuck into your prayer closet to look at this fascinating book, to my expressed surprise there were no pictures, I was near the end, only lots of words! What a shock!

By the way dad, I understand your fascination with this old book now, but, did you really have to show my girlfriend this old photo?

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 86 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 86: a small boy reading a book photo by Ben White via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Three Line Tales, Week 85

Thank you Sonia for the photo.

Lost fun and promising thought.

I instantly remember this shot, even though I was having fun with the sparkler, there was something more?

Was it the light, was at this tiny pin burns as the sparkles landed on my hand, it seems there was something just on the edge of thought,?

I am having fun but, what does a sparkling light remind me of, something pure, clean, and bright, this time I stand in the feeling but, what,, will you answer, please?

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 85 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 85: sparkler and sunglasses photo by Matt Palmer via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Three Line Tales, Week 83

At Times

There are times I feel like this table, a few scraps with most of the good stuff gone.

I feel lost and not sure what to get rid of and to keep to rebuild or not to rebuild what a mess to deal with.

Then a peace floods my soul because God has already finished the most needed work for my soul. Jesus’s Gospel is and is for all, in this I rest, not in the mess.

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 83 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 83: origami paper cranes on a table photo by Dev Benjamin via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Three Line Tales, Week 82

Desire
Look at me now, dry bones and air, organic but lifeless.
Once I stood tall and had a silver tongue with sly words.
I over stepped with pride. Do you like the death I introduced to you?

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 82 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 82: a very long skeleton photo by Samuel Zeller via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Three Line Tales, Week 80

I am the mini van grand father, I was built before my time and not widely appreciated, I was just a little before my time.

Even though many successful mini van copies of me were made by many companies none have the class I command.

Take a good long look at my personality, shiny, restored, loved, sot after, who in the mini van family can compare?

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 80 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 80: a blue old school VW camper van photo by Annie Theby via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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