Focus on?

I had plans yesterday. I planned to meet with two students, go to the park, and go to an event for my Brazilian friends. But life with chronic illness means that sometimes plans get thrown out with little advance notice.

I did meet with my friend from Bosnia to help him with English. My friend from Honduras canceled. I bought my friend from Bosnia lunch for his birthday. So the day started off okay.

After lunch, I came home to check on my blog and planned to get a book. I sat down and it hit. FATIGUE. I felt it while sitting under UV lighting at church and in the restaurant, but it really hit when I got home.

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After a 2 hour nap, FATIGUE still there. Never made it to the event for my Brazilian friends.

So time to complain?


My time with my friend from Bosnia was great. We laugh a lot as we study and talk. He did not order two books he said he would, so I told him if he does not order them, I will make him eat vegetables. He hates vegetables. We laughed.

I cooked dinner but not in the microwave using popcorn setting. I used a pan to cook chicken and veggies. Small miracles do happen.

Best of all was time listening to worship music.

I am grateful that with all that is going on with me I have not missed teaching any classes. I am grateful God is still reaching people through me like my friend from Bosnia. I am grateful for many things.

It depends on what I choose to focus on. Hebrews 12:

“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

My desire is to focus on Jesus not on my circumstances. It is the best way to not get in the pits emotionally and mentally.

But I think I will use the microwave again today. So much easier 🙂

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

22 thoughts on “Focus on?

  1. “Small miracles do happen.” That made me smile. Did I ever tell you that Andrew cooks everything in the oven at 400 for 20 mins? It doesn’t work for everything, but he tries.

  2. God knows just what we need and when we need it. I have many a day that does not go quite as planned, but it helps when I remember His purposes are always carried out. Appreciate your words here. Sending prayers, brother.

  3. Wow! You used a pan and cooked. It is a miracle. 😂 So UV lighting triggers fatigue? I know someone recently mentioned to me it was bad for people.

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