A Journey Into The Wilderness As A Family

Subtitle: What can I do to be running into Jesus more?

What would happen if you had to suddenly pack up your family and leave. Leave everything behind except the necessities for your journey? More than one family has done it. My family did something like it once. You will read a little about it if you read any of my journal pages here today. I know that’s not the easiest way to read – by photos – but it’s the best I can do right now within my time constraints. The pages today seem kind of messy to me, but if you can look past that, you might find something interesting to think about.

Anyway, I’ll put those below. First I need to clarify about my health. I may have needlessly worried someone with my vague reference to my chest x-rays. They just showed quite clearly that I currently have a lot of inflammation in my lungs, especially, the left lung, because asthma decided to get involved in the bronchitis game. I get to take a short round of steroids for that and more antibiotics as well.

I did have some flashbacks as I stood in front of the x-ray plate. As a 10 year-old I had some complications from an appendicitis surgery that put me into sepsis and at high risk for pneumonia, so I was in the hospital for a long time and had a lot of chest x-rays. It was very strange standing in the chilly, dim room with thin cloth over me, waiting while the machine would grind. It’s part of the reason I am super-cautious about exposing myself to any more x-rays than necessary.

Today, I started physical therapy on my shoulder. I hurt it back in April doing a stretch in yoga class. When I heard it pop, I knew I’d done something bad. I hoped it would get better on its own, but it hasn’t. I do think the therapy will help a lot, though. I’m excited to move forward.

Here are my scripture journal thoughts for today. My actual Book of Mormon is still full of Post-it notes. I’ve got to figure out a way to get faster, I think. I’m trusting God right now to give me good ideas on his timing. Otherwise, there are going to be some blank pages…

One comment

  1. I love this so much! I love the presentation. I love the parts you choose to highlight. I love your comparison to your own family journey.

    Mostly, I love that all you need today is another round of antibiotics. I hope they help immensely!


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