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Monday, January 7, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 564 - One Word For 2019

Well, God's given me my One Word for 2019.

A little while ago I slipped on an icy porch step, and landed heavily on the concrete slab. I was able to twist while airborne, so I didn't hit the (concrete) steps. That would have been kind of bad.

I think I did fracture my pelvis, though. Right leg thinks it's got a bad poker hand; it wants to fold.

So, the One Word?


And here's a video clip to go with it, from Avengers: Infinity War.

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

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    1. Jane, it was really a funny moment. Especially since Denali The Happy Husky, who witnessed it, wore two simultaneous expressions:

      1) "Oh, crap, Dad's airborne!"
      2) "At least he's not going to fall on ME!"

      You're always in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Awwww, friend. I've been praying for you since I read about your fall. Dude, what ARE we going to do with you??? ;)

    Yes, keep praying. That's the best answer. I so appreciate your honesty and your humor. and yes, I really, truly will keep praying for you. Hugs, friend.

    1. Jeanne, prayers are really at the top of the list!

      Hugs, too.

  3. LOVE this word, but so sad about your fall!
    A word should be personal, and this is... It brought me real joy because beyond a fall, there are so many ways this could be applied! God loves a good challenge, it seems. :)

    Take care of yourself! So grateful, always, for your wit and perspective...

    1. Misty, thank you so much for this. And God does indeed love a challenge.

  4. Ouch. I cannot even imagine how that felt on your already broken and beaten up body. Sorry I haven't been around lately, no excuses... just life. But Jerry and I always have you guys in our prayers. I find it a miracle by God's own hand that you're still here and fighting, still mentally with it, and still have plenty of humor to boot. You are definitely a warrior in so many ways. Blessings!

    1. Diana, it's so good to see you here! You and Jerry have been in our thoughts and prayers.

      I think that part of the reason I am still here is because I always enjoyed fighting (and love rugby), and one more fight...bring it on! Life would be boring without battle.

      Well, for me.

      Blessings back!

  5. Oh ((((Andrew))))
    Praying The Prayer That Never Fails
    Annie in Texas

    1. ((((((Annie!))))))

      I so appreciate the prayers, and they indeed never fail.

  6. Please don't have any more BOOMS this year!

    1. Jan, I'd sure rather not...but I had another fall today, worse than the first. It would be funny if it weren't....

      ...aw, heck. It IS funny.

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    1. Norma, my dear friend...yeah, it did some damage.

      Praying for you!