Friday, February 24, 2012
I found this in my drafts, written the morning before my first stokes: I'm convinced there is some spiritual warfare going on here. If you feel led to pray in this vein, that would be wonderful. Much of this started as Mom was seeing dramatic improvement from pain that's held her captive for 25 years, and the day I had a major breakthrough in God's direction for my current book is the day I really started going downhill physically. The old snake doesn't like it when God's winning and he seems to be pulling out all the stops to try to sidetrack us from God's victories right now. So glad we serve the One who will crush satan's head with his heal, but boy do snake bites hurt when we are going through them.
Last fall, Oct. 2011, I experienced multiple strokes with brain-stem involvement. I have vision loss, doubled vision, hearing loss, a partially paralized hand, and I cannot walk, so I have trouble reading or typing. I am posting updates at http://infertilitymom.blogspot.com/search/label/stroke if you wish to read news. I would be blessed by your prayers not only as I fight to recover from this near-fatal experience, but also as I prayerfully work on my next two books, first a devotional on The Fruit of the Spirit and then, if God allows, a Hannah's Hope-style-book on the Apostle Paul and living with chronic pain or illness. I will resume post to this blog when I am able. I also invite you to join me at https://www.facebook.com/GivenMeaThorn .