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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Your Dying Spouse 504 - You And What Army?

This will be short, as I spent most of last night shrieking in pain, and fighting off Jesus, who had dropped by to escort me Home.

"Yeah, JC, you and what army?"

Barb lost a few hours of sleep, trying to calm a madman whom pain pushed beyond the edge of reason.

Still, it was better than last time; the thing happened just before she got home from work, and Barb found me with a steel bar in hand, ready to fight off the Lord and all His Angels.

Maybe God thinks that I'm done here; I don't.

I have a wife to hold up in prayer, and to support as she builds the life that she will have without me. I have to teach her the way of the dogs, so that they don't overwhelm her.

I have friends to encourage, and to love.

I have dogs to cuddle when they're feeling sick, and when they get old, and they're scared of the thunderstorms they could once scare away with their furious barking.

This is my post; this is my meaning.

I'm not saving the last bullet for myself, because I still have a knife, and when its blade is broken, I will pick up the nearest rock.

And I still have fists, and nails, and teeth.

Heaven can wait.

I've been asked by my anguised wife, WHY? Why do this to yourself?

Simple. I'm doing it for you, so that you will remember down the years that while I may have lost, I never gave up.

I'm in this fight to whatever bloody end, and then...don't count me out.

For I will rise again.

Music from Paul McCartney and Wings, with the original video of Band On The Run. It's fun!

Please pardon my slow response to comments. I do my best, and your comments are really precious to me. Barb is answering many of them now. I'm running on fumes, if you don't mind a macho metaphor.

I'm grateful for the energy to have written this. I'm so glad Barbara's stepped in for many of my posts. I'm really not doing well at all.

Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.

Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.

Marley, the canine waif from Afghanistan, whom WE helped save, has a Facebook page! Please drop by to see how happy he is today.

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  1. You're in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for your peace. No doubt you will rise again!

    1. Nomad, thank you so much! Prayers are a lifeline, and we are so grateful.

  2. Not sure how you think you can FIGHT the Lord God Almighty. HE is in control of your life and when it will end. God created the world with a spoken word and you think you can fight Him??? God will provide for Barbara and the dogs; He has got this!! I'm sorry for your pain and trial; and you are able to look on the bright side of the dark clouds. That is commendable!

    1. You are of course right! Fighting God is kind of futile, though I imagine it did provide Him with some amusement ("Hey guys, get a load of THIS idiot!").

      He has indeed got this...and everything else besides.

      Thank you so much for being here!