This week we re-enter the historical narrative and prophetic books. The passages are Isaiah 18-27, 29-39, Micah 2-7, 2 Chronicles 32, 2 Kings 18-20. Chronologically, we are still within Hezekiah's lifetime (c. 700 B.C.). Hezekiah is only one of 4 of Judah's kings who is described in Scripture one who "did what was right in [...]
I've been quiet for the last week largely due to discouragement. Darlene was released from the hospital a week ago and has had a tough week. Her antibiotic runs out today and, while there may be some marginal improvement in her leg (from the cellulitis infection) it still looks pretty bad and she is still [...]
This week's passages included Psalms 105-107, 111-121, 123, 125-126, 128-130, 132, 134-136, and 146-150. As we finish the book of Psalms, we've encountered this week one of my favorites - Psalm 119. It's my favorite for several reasons. First, it has some passages which I've known and quoted for many years, including "Your word is [...]
Thanks to all of you for your prayers and well-wishes. Darlene was released from the hospital yesterday. Unfortunately, when we got home (to our RV), she was so weak, exhausted, and in pain that she couldn't climb into the motorhome. She got very little sleep during the hospital stay. We got a motel room (one [...]
Much progress has been made. They've found a combination of antibiotics which seem to be combating the leg infection. The doctors are starting to tentatively utter the "D" word (discharge!). Perhaps tomorrow. She's still on IV antibiotics, but they're looking at switching to oral forms. All the prayers are much appreciated. Day #7.
Short update today. Darlene has had a bit of a setback. Blood and GI are back to nearly normal, but her leg is not responding well to the antibiotics. Infection doesn't seem to be improving and her leg is very painful. A number of specialists are paying attention, though, and we're grateful to the staff at [...]
This week's post is late because of the medical interruption we had. The relevant passages included Proverbs 25-31, Psalms 42-49, 84-85, 87, 1-2, 10, 33, 71, 91-100, 102, and 104. Proverbs 25:1 says "These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied." In the timeline of Israel's history, we [...]