Monday, March 2, 2015

Cushing's Blogger Challenge

Hello again!

Next month there will be a challenge to Cushie bloggers to post everyday in their blogs and I've accepted the challenge.  Four days in particular will be difficult to do since I will be out of town for a religious convention.  If you've read through my blog then you already know my faith is a major part of how I cope with the challenges of my disease.

Generally I put quite a bit of effort in my posts, to make sure the information I present is accurate, so plenty of research is often involved.  The challenge page offers a nice list of themes to blog on, so I'm going to see how many I can hit along the way.  I should also have my garden going for this season, I've already got some lettuce, spinach and onions up and running and they should be transplanted by then.

Since I mentioned my faith being important to how I cope and maintain some personal balance, I'm going to leave you with a devotional piece I try to read daily.   The last three parts are what I really like about it because it is a reminder of who is in control and the attitude I should work to have in the face of my problems.  It is called My Morning Resolve:

My Morning Resolve

My Earliest Thought I Desire Shall Be:

"What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord [for grace to help]. I will pay my vows unto the Most High." – Psalm 116:12-14

Remembering the Divine call, "Gather My saints together unto Me; those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice" (Psalm 50:5), I resolve that by the Lord's assisting grace I will today, as a saint of God, fulfill my vows, continuing the work of sacrificing the flesh and its interests, that I may attain unto the Heavenly inheritance in joint-heirship with my Redeemer.

I will strive to be simple and sincere toward all.

I will seek not to please and honor self, but the Lord.

I will be careful to honor the Lord with my lips, that my words may be unctuous and blessed to all.

I will seek to be faithful to the Lord, the Truth, the brethren and all with whom I have to do, not only in great matters, but also in the little things of life.

Trusting myself to Divine care and the Providential overruling of all my interests for my highest welfare, I will seek not only to be pure in heart, but to repel all anxiety, all discontent, all discouragement.

I will neither murmur nor repine at what the Lord's providence may permit, because

"Faith can firmly trust Him,
      Come what may."
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