Category Archives: Blog Posts

Still “Patiently” Recovering

It’s been a week today since my surgery. I am able to do a little more activity with my right hand and arm with some comfort. I am finding out that it is hard for me to have to put off doing some things because of the discomfort or that it would be better for healing if I put some things off, like cutting the grass, or weeding.
I get the sutures and staples off next Tuesday.

Surgery Went Well

The surgery is over and I am doing well. Most of the pain is gone and I haven’t had to take any pain medication for over 14 hours. I see the doctor on Friday

Surgery Today

I’m headed for the hospital today for surgery on my right arm – ulnar nerve, trigger finger and carpal tunnel. I guess I won’t be typing for a few days with my right hand.

This Sunday’s worship service will be posted sometime later today, I hope.

End of May

As we begin June, we see more activities starting to become available. Raritan Baptist Church is planning on worshipping together maintaining social distancing and safe hygienic practices on June 7. The plan is to make the service available to watch on line or download for those who don’t feel comfortable meeting. So they will be available hopefully the same day of the worship service

Graduation Parade

Due to Covid-19 there are a number of different ways GHS is celebrating the 2020 graduates, of which my grandson is one. Here is a video of part of the parade.

Looking for Campgrounds to open

We’re kind of chomping at the bit for campgrounds to open. We are looking forward to be able to use our RV beyond our driveway. I have to admit, we slept in it several time during the COVID-19 experience. Since we weren’t able to travel to California in April, we still wanted to stay in the RV.

Mother’s Day Prayer

I adapted this from a prayer I found online
Dear God,
Thank you for the gift of motherhood and the blessing it is to be called “Mom.” Today we pray for refreshing, for joy, for grace, for wisdom, for great peace…for all moms, for moms to be, and for women who nurture and lead.
Please comfort those who are grieving loss and heartache. Strengthen those who wait for children to come back home. Bring healing to those who have been hurt by relationships that were intended to be loving and nurturing. Build up the faith of those who will someday be Moms, who find themselves on a journey that seems so hard. We ask for encouragement and grace for those who have made a loving choice for adoption. May every single-parent mom, who works so hard on behalf of her children, know your provision and care. Remind those who do not have “physical” children that they are amazing hope-bringers to many spiritual children.
God, thank you, for loving us, and for being with us all in our unique journeys and pathways. May we know the contentment that comes from knowing that you are Sovereign and that you make our footsteps secure. 
Through Jesus Christ, your Son, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God now and forever more. Amen.