Dear Faithful Praying Family & Friends,
Sounds romantic and poetic, doesn’t it? Let me tell you, Stephen & I swam in the moonlight tonight and it was wonderful to get back in the pool. I swam for only 1/2 hour, as I thought I should take it easy. I’m happy to report that I’m back on track: Today is my second day of not taking a nap and I’ve opened up my food options, beyond Ginger Ale and Saltines. My old humor is back, I caught myself humming today, and I am so grateful to be alive!
Thank you for supporting me, in this refining fire! I tell my swim students [I have two new ones!] that the water is designed to support us. All we have to do is be willing to trust: kick our feet up off the bottom of the pool floor, become horizontal, lean our heads back, breathe deeply, and relax — so that we can float! All of you are as elemental as water to me: I could not survive without you. I trust that God will use us to support each other, through our various difficult journeys.
Psalm 46: Deus Noster Refugium
God is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, will we not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof rage and swell, and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same. There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most Highest. God is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed; God shall help her, and that right early. Be still then, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.