Friday, October 19, 2012


If you follow my blog at all you probably know that I don't have the time anymore to devote to my blog like I would like to, and the reason why, which makes me feel like all my posts are kind of similar and not very deep, lol.  I am still struggling to find the time to devote to my devotional time like I NEED to as well.  And as more time passes, it is becoming more and more of a challenge.  I have pretty much given up on sewing projects, lunching with friends, long conversations on the phone with my Mel, and my weekly women's Bible study group.  All of these adjustments are necessary right now, and I will admit I need prayer at times to keep my attitude the way I KNOW it should be.  The extra medication mom needed to keep her from having another LONG seizure, has left her somewhat confused, bewildered, and just not herself again.  Some days I repeat myself over and over, explain things in several different ways and she still doesn't "get it", until I find myself really frustrated.  She can't read again anymore, (her favorite pastime in years gone by) which of course eliminates anything having to do with a computer.  TV is SUPER hard (even if hearing wasn't an issue, she has a hard time following along) leaving not a lot to keep her occupied besides just talking with me, (or whoever else might call or occasionally visit her) napping, and eating.  My heart breaks for her as she misses her mate of years and years and I can only imagine how hard all of these limitations and changes are on her.  She WANTS to be busy and productive, but even if she gathers the mental discipline she needs for these things, her physical abilities are failing as well.  What a up close and personal view this has all been of growing old.  I know many of you in my age group are dealing with similar issues, or have in the past.  I will admit it doesn't look good, and not really something any of us of course are looking forward to.  I am finding my answers as always in God's Word.  Realizing and understanding that this season in my life is where I will need to REALLY keep my eyes fixed on Him.  Remember at the end of the day my purpose here is to do ALL things unto Him.  We are ALL just passing through.  And now that I have said ALL of this, I can get into (maybe ~ it may be more than my weary brain can think of right now, haha) what I wanted to post about.

I have never been a gal who followed politics well.  I don't really like hearing about world events much either as soo many of them are depressing and overwhelming, and hard for me to remember.  I don't know why I have always seemed to have such mental blocks when it comes to geography and where countries are even at, and how their governments are run etc. etc., but I just do.  I found the Presidential debates frustrating as so much of it seemed like who could talk faster, interrupt better, or present their sides in a better light even if that meant lying outright. Thank God I am married to my opposite in this particular area and he keeps me WELL informed in his passion for it all.  Our minds and spirits are soo alike we seldom (if ever) disagree on important issues either. He is very patient with me when I ask him, "Tell me again what is happening over there, and why that is important."  I do know what I believe (regarding faith) and why I believe it and I am VERY passionate about that.  So of course it is important to me that we chose a leader who reflects these values as much as we possibly can.  I also believe that this upcoming election is one of the most important in our history as so much of the future of these United States, and what it has always been, depends upon it.  This morning my husband told me about an article that Bill Graham took out in the Wall Street Journal.  I have always respected his ministry of course, and his ability to look into the heart of the matter and say clearly what needs to be said.  It was as full page add.  I have tried to copy it for you to see here, but I couldn't get it to work.  Soo I will type out what it said as it wasn't long, but VERY powerful in my opinion.

The legacy we leave behind for our children, grandchildren, and this great nation is crucial.  As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize that this election may be my last.  I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on Biblical principles and support the nation of Israel.  I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life, and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.   Vote for biblical principles this Nov. 6th, and pray with me that America will remain one nation under God....Billy Graham

 I just think this just sums it all up perfectly.

Hope you all have a GOOD week-end.  I know I am really looking forward to mine.  Blessings to you all.....Debbie


  1. I saw that notice from Mr. Graham and believe that he has stated it very well.

    Oh my. I'm so sorry that your mother is having all these challenges again. These things affect the entire family, don't they? In the end, it's what family is all about...circling the wagons and taking care of each other. Then there are the times that our own minds get overactive and we worry about tomorrow when the troubles of today are plenty. I know that you have a wonderful husband and a family who supports you. Just know that I am praying for you, too.

    Oh, I'm wondering if your mom would enjoy audio books? Some of them are superb...beautifully read...almost acted. Your local library should be able to help you with choices.

  2. Debbie
    Thank you for sharing what Rev Graham has written. I knew he promised to do what he could to help.
    I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's health. I just got back recently from visiting my mother who is bed-ridden and shares much of your mothers failings. It must be stressful to be dealing with it full-time. You and your dear Mom are in my prayers.

  3. As I've said before, I understand what you are going through with your dear mother. I went through similar things with my dad then mom's health began to fail and she fell, etc. It is hard becoming care givers for our aging parents but then we think back on their selfless care for us when we were young and that eases the burden. I am praying for your mom as well as you and your sister as you care for her.
    The quote from Rev. Graham is wonderful and I couldn't agree more.

  4. I like your candidness, your honesty, and the way you look to our Heavenly Father for strength to make it through this difficult time that you find yourself in. I feel for you, really I do. I too am in the midst of a sandwich generation situation,and I need to keep looking up through it all.

    As for Dr. Billy Graham's quote. I could not agree more and I totally admire his courage and honesty. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  5. My heart really goes out to you Debbie. I will keep you in prayer.
    xo Kris

  6. Oh, I am so sorry and do know first hand all the stress that you are under with your Mom. Well, guess I can't really say that, as my Dad does not live with me and that's a huge difference for sure. You are being so selfless and I know your Mom would never want to be a burden as do none of us. But, life doesn't always go the way we think it should. I pray the Lord will continue to bless you with extra strength and peace as you go forth. Hugs to you!

  7. Oh I know that is so hard for you to watch. I know it just breaks your heart over and over. I will continue to pray for you.
    There is so much in life going on and sometimes it is just downright scary.
    I hope you have a very nice weekend and you get to rest.

  8. So sorry, and praying, such a wonderful peace God can give, have a blessed day.

  9. It is so difficult caring for our loved ones. But the Lord will certainly be your strength in all of this Deb. I do think this election is so important. I just hope people will vote! I think our country is at a crossroads.

    Blessings and love,

  10. I know that this is such a difficult time for you. Keeping you in my prayers.

  11. I'm so sorry to read all that you're mother is enduring and then the effect that her inabilities have on you and your life. You're right that it's a season. I know that all too often it feels like a hard winter. I'm preparing my head and heart for when it's my turn, both as the daughter and the mother.

    And I love Billy Graham's simple and straightforward message. I do believe this to be a very, very, important election which could have dire consequences. Christians need to be fully awake.


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