Hey, Hey, Hey…. how are yall doing in this crazy world of nonsense. My month has been supremely busy, but full of so many blessings. God is amazing in so many ways. So I was due for lab work and a couple of doctor appointments when I last wrote.. So lets discuss that first. Remember, I was curious what my carbon dioxide level would be if they did that specific blood draw. So I had my levels drawn after the Rheumatology appointment. Rheumatology said it would take at least 5 years of blood draws to rule out Lupus. However, a year later they have ruled that out and tell me there is nothing more they can do. I am okay with that as I am going to had that all over to God. After a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, by one of the residents, now they are saying they want to do an x-ray and prescribe medication, but have ordered neither. Then the following Tuesday, I had my Endocrinology appointment, basically the consensus is I am too hyperthyroid, so we need to reduce medication… BUT the BIG PRAISE GOD moment…. I asked when we would schedule the radioactive iodine intake or round of shots and whole body scan…. ready… 3, 2, 1, I DON’T HAVE TO DO IT…. yes, I don’t have to do it. PRAISE GOD… PRAISE GOD…. I had already started praying for Jesus to be with me and see me through the scan, as he has done on the previous two. But He did better that that…. He made it where I didn’t have to do the scan at all…. we are going to track things with ultrasound and blood levels. And the nodule we are tracking in my lung, will be done my CT scan through pulmonology; God has that worked out, too. I know it. My next CT Scan is Sept 4th. God is in control. Wow… God has gratefully amazed me. I trust Him and KNOW He is working things out. I am still always surprised when or how He does it.
UPDATED: I came back later to update that my carbon dioxide level because I mentioned it but didn’t provided the specifics. My level was 31 after 1 hour of wearing a mask. The range for the blood level is 24-32. I was almost over the normal limit. Looking back in previous Metabolic Panels drawn, my normal level for carbon dioxide is 19-25…… think on that a moment. Harm from the masks outweigh the good. Consider what it is doing to these kids that are wearing them.
Now with all that out of the way, we started full schedule of school again. C was already working on bible with More than Words from Masterbooks and his devotional. He was also already working on script. So those we have, obviously, continued. He has started Math Lessons for a Living level 5 and Language lessons for a living Level 4 with Masterbooks. America’s Story 1 for history, a review of Geography States and Capital through Memoria Press, Who am I? from Apologia educational ministries, and Elementary Science: Soil, Sea and Sky from Masterbooks. Something else we are doing this year is book studies. First up is Freedom Crossing by Margaret Goff Clark. Along the way we will do a unit study on the Declaration of Independence and another on the Constitution. God lined all this up appropriately, as C needs to learn about the foundations of our country and why we fight so diligently for the freedoms our Republic provides for us. As we enter our week four of education, I think we are in a decent grove and I am teaching C to honor God in everything he does by doing it well and righteously.
We have a big election coming up this year. Watching the news, I have determined we do not have many honorable reporters anymore. The majority of reporters now choose to report opinion instead of facts. This manner of news reporting was birthed during the Obama 8 years. It is not worthy. The news tends to make me worry, but God reminds me often that my worry and anxiety is not from Him. In fact, those emotions are generated from the enemy, Satan, the divider, the thief, the destroyer. I do not honor God if I allow those to take over or control me. I choose to trust God in the election. He has chosen the world’s leaders for the time they were in and he continues to do so. Some are for His Glory and others are for a hard lesson that needed to be learned by a few or a majority who were asking, seeking or choosing the wrong thing or way and wandered away from God. Either way, I remain in prayer for God’s will and stand in prayer for protection of our President and all those who surround him. I pray for him to see the forked tongued serpents and for God to provide the strength/ wisdom to remove them. I pray for God’s light to shine on the corruption and remove those in the government who wish/choose to lift evil to a place of control.
Deuteronomy 17:15 you shall surely set a king over you whom the Lord your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly
Psalm 9:6 O enemy, destructions are finished forever!And you have destroyed cities; Even their memory has perished.
Psalm 9:7-10 But the Lord shall endure forever; He has prepared His throne for judgment. 8 He shall judge the world in righteousness, And He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness. 9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. 10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.