One of the things people never fail to comment about me: that I’m underweight and thin. Taking concern in every meal, with lots of observations and steps to make a proper meal size, I snuggled in for years. But I stayed at 49-50 kgs for many years. Nothing could help me gain weight – not even energy drinks, health drinks, big meals or many meals. I took comfort in a much-satisfying response, “Maybe it’s not in my genes”. Months later…Continue reading “Underweight? Not Anymore!”
This is a follow up of “Thank you Rescuer”.
After a long period of waiting over a year, we got doctor’s appointment. I carried doctor’s report to the immunologist for further check-up. I also took the allergy product for testing. When it was our turn, my little one bounced off to his room. Doc suggested to give it a try and test for allergic reactions. Quickly, my mind raced, catching vibes of the day he suffered. But I said to myself, “I will not dread, this is just a test”. They performed a test. While waiting for half an hour, my chirpy little one made a friend. Half an hour later, the results came out negative. My son did not show allergic reaction to the product. Doc was surprised. He said “This is mysterious, I cannot believe”. I was thanking God on my way home.
I believe “ No weapon formed against me shall prosper” Isaiah 54:17
I acknowledge the power in the name of Jesus Christ who is our only hope. By his grace and strength, we have overcome this difficulty.
It’s like playing twister every week.
Taking one day at a time – study, do business, run errands, prep work, chores. Completing my assessment tasks had been a huge challenge. Oh boy, what have I gotten into. Originality, hard work, research, attention to word count, push my limits – read more, study more, work more, drink more water..
I wonder how could a whiny person be useful. My prayer, the tool of faith helped me receive strength and wisdom of God. My mountain of doubt shook at His presence. Yes, once again.. The Lord did awesome things for which I did not look. I can’t believe my eyes. I passed my assessment. Seriously, I thought I might have to take 2nd attempt to get through. English, being my second language, Diploma in Screen and Media keeps me busy and takes me places.
I realized that power, love, and a sound mind makes me who I am meant to be. That makes me a loving wife, joyful mother, doting daughter-in-law, caring daughter, a friend who will hide and seek ha ha… God is my source of power, love and soundness of mental health. Through Lord Jesus Christ alone, I can do well.
When You did awesome things for which we did not look,
You came down,
The mountains shook at Your presence. Isaiah 64:3
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Thank you Lord for your amazing grace!
A day in my life
I spread out my wings
I flew, I darted, I stalled
I fled and rested
I counted them all in my little nest
Shares of distress and joy
Looking up to the mountains
A soft whisper, a cry for mercy
Longing for His warm embrace
Yearning for His sweet fellowship
With enough God’s consolation
His gentle words stir my heart
As scent of water to a dry tree
So, the scent of His power over my life
That’s the wonder of His unfailing love
You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, Psalm 65:5
Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:20
God loves you, my friend! Lord Jesus is alive!
Guess what happened? I’d never imagined this.
Last week, our favorite South-Indian biriyani accidentally scattered on the carpet. It was a huge mess. I had to clean it up.. (I mean proper cleaning) every fibre of its being, Ha! ..Today, while my elder son was cleaning up our carpet. He found something shiny and quickly recognized that it was a part of my bracelet. He brought it to me.Continue reading “More Love, More Presents”
Some less-than zero weight, virulent forms continue to wreck the lives of beautiful souls near and far. That’s heart-breaking. One day at a time, circumstances keep changing. We guessed it right, things are shifting. There is one thing we did that made a huge difference in our lives.Continue reading “The Power of One”
Anxiety: I can creep over your door.
Hope: Oh, you again?
Anxiety: Yes, outdoors is fierce.
Hope: Houseful here!
Anxiety: I can lurk in from under the door.
Hope: No, wait outside.
Anxiety: I’m huffing and puffing.. can’t settle here.
Hope: Is it right for you to be angry?
Anxiety: It’s rather important.
Hope: Nothing but life.
Anxiety: But there is a sea of trouble ahead of you.
Hope: One with authority subdues surging seas.
Anxiety: Your hope puts me down.
Hope: I will pass through by His Spirit.
Anxiety: Why delay so long?
Hope: Because the great God said so!
Oh, what a year it’s been, a small flu shut the whole world down. It held numerous on the floor, many on the couch, some at home locked down without a warning. We panicked, shopped, outran the witty, tweeted a hint of support for many who needed any.
We watch and wait, watch and go, wait and sanitize as we go. Thoughts of distancing cross our minds umpteen times a day to prompt our children, nudge their cool-headedness, sneak out for their safety. Check on gran, SMS a friend, shop with our siblings, smile at strangers. Can’t wait to know the truth, when this will end.
But this is my comfort. This is my hiding place and my resting place. The truth that lies beneath my flesh, in the aura of my heart..
..in Christ Jesus all things hold together. Colossians 1:17
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Yes, it’s true. Numerous downloads of strength from His word and daily fresh grace of my loving heavenly father are my joy and delight.
Praying for you all. Cheers!
My little preschooler dancing and prancing as always, seem to understand about pandemic. I’m eager to learn from him things that so often nudge his thinking brain. He is so eloquent about issues around him and how he feels about it. That makes me tick.
Me: Today, I’m going to read this book “Spot’s Bedtime Storybook”.
Him: Skip Ad ! Haha
The reason for writing today is his thoughtful prayers in response to pandemic. Every morning, he prays that he wants his friends happy and well. He prays that his preschoolers come to play with him, have fun and enjoy every moment at preschool. We are grateful to God for His tender mercies that are new every morning, keeping everyone safe and healthy without fear of harm and danger. His compassion never fail. Our God is our loving heavenly father. All of his friends are safe; taken care and loved by God”.
22. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23. They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22, 23)
(Dear Readers, I trust you are well. I pray with assurance and hope for your health, strength, support and comfort. In these dark times, you are not alone. Take heart. This too shall pass)
This is one of many astonishing changes that happened some days ago in this quiet dull season. Due to pandemic, businesses were slowing down. Business expenditure had to be slashed. Losing jobs shocked many in the community. At this point of time, my husband’s job didn’t seem steady. His project was put on hold and was given 4 weeks period of notice. We never thought this problem would arise.
We prayed to God earnestly for an opening that would bless our family. God listened to our prayers. After praying, we were not afraid. We felt a sense of calm. Quietness filled our soul after we gave our burden and worries that mattered to us to Almighty God in prayer. After 2 weeks, someone called him for a job proposal. With so many companies laying off professionals and workers, my husband got the job at the right time. They were impressed and we found favor in the sight of God and men. God helped us right on time. I thank God for he did not leave us hungry or broken-hearted. Help came in at the right time. We received the comfort from God, the sure salvation from Lord Almighty.
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:6
We daily thank Lord Jesus Christ for the price He paid at the cross for us.