He knows my name!

My life verse: "I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel." (Isaiah 45:3). For me, "the treasures of darkness" has been the medically-treated depression that I have suffered off and on with for years. More than anything else in my life, I think this has made me realize how much my Savior loves me and has deepened my relationship with God. The "hidden riches of secret places" are my wonderful family and this fabulous craft--tatting! I thank God for both!
I think it is awesome that God knows my name! Did you know that He knows yours?

Monday, September 28, 2015

Giveaway & Life as I Know it Postponed

Thank you all so much for reading and commenting on my blog.  I understand some people were having trouble commenting--if you notified me in another way, I have entered you  in my " giveaway," I started this giveaway while recuperating from pneumonia-- which hit hard and I didn't bounce back from as quickly as I have in the past ( I know it takes weeks to get to 100%-- but I'm talking just breathing halfway normally!

This week my laptop decide that it was giving up the ghost. My husband is the IT person for the high school where he teaches computer repair--you know the old story of the cobbler whose kids had no shoes?  Need I say more?  **Actually-- he is working on the machine but between teaching, preaching and helping run the family farm, well there are only 24 hours Ina day.

Today I ended up at urgentcare where the dr confirmed my self-diagnosis of cellulitis in my right leg ( slowly spreading to the left).  I'm under orders to sit/lay with my legs elevated.  Heating pads provide added healing.  I'm taking oral antibiotics on top of the two lovely shots I got.  Tomorrow I have another antibiotic shot to look forward to.  Right now I have a very red, swollen leg that hurts and is extremely sensitive to touch--my understanding is that is good news--what I am told what we are trying to avoid is any break In the skin (whether caused by the swollen skin cracking or by getting a bump or a cut.  Apparently my skin in this condition will not heal like normal and a wound can take months to heal or ( I do hope this is that 1 in a milion thing--fatal).  SO, I have a list of those eligible for my giveaway BUT will not draw names until my computer and I are back on our feet.

Thank you for understanding my " internet friends !!


  1. Hope you are feeling well soon. Lots of prayers.

  2. Dear Patricia, hope you get well soon. Take good rest, take good care.
    With best wishes & hugs

  3. Oh my goodness, TT! I hope you have a speedy, wonderfully complete recovery. This is just rotten. Prayers and hugs to you.

  4. Wow, you have had a rough time since Tat Days. Hang in there....it can't last forever....keep thinking about all the 'good' stuff going on in your life. Hope you feel better very soon.

  5. Patricia, you are in our prayers for a zippy recovery.

  6. Wow! That is very serious. Please take care of yourself and heal completely. I am praying for you.


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