Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Pamela's Daybook: July 13th

Today: I was ready to lay my computer down when I remembered I didn't write an entry for my Daybook. The best part of the day was RB cooking steaks for supper (and the fact he wouldn't let me help). He had been in Marion for a couple meetings, and stopped on the way home to pick up the meat. I'm spoiled to have him here most of the time, but I sure miss him when he's not here. 

At my writing desk: I had to write double time today because I'm partying all day tomorrow. 

Praying for:  Those caring for family members with Alzheimer's or dementia. 

Thankful for:  The trash -- I've thrown away a waste basket full tonight. Each paper thrown out is one less we'll have to move. 

I'm reading: I am looking forward to Stormie Omartian's new book "The Power of a Praying Grandparent," due out in September. 

Journaling prompt for today: What is your favorite way to spend a lazy day?  I'd say my favorite way includes books, tea, and a cozy chair.

Postmarking: I have become aware of the many people who are caregivers. Husbands caring for wives, wives caring for husbands -- keeping their wedding vows "in sickness and health" -- adult children caring for their mothers and fathers. We've had quite a few on our list. Dayspring has a box of cards just for caregivers. 

Here's one of them:

Your work is not hidden... God sees and cares. He knows it’s hard when we remember what was, and then see what now is. He sees every frustration and tear. And He honors those who serve.

He, Himself took a towel, knelt, and washed feet. He cares when you take a towel and wash in His name... when you pick up a spoon and feed in His name... help tired arms into fresh clothes
in His name... answer the same questions over and over... in His name. Praying the Lord will strengthen and encourage you today.

I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.  Matthew 25:40 NIV

Favorite quote: Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but everyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson


  1. Pam,
    Your post was very near to my heart today as my dad cares daily for my mom with alzheimers. I will be looking for the cards for caregivers from Dayspring. Thank you for your post.

    1. Kim, if you would like your father to get some encouraging cards, facebook message or email me (pj_kuhn at comcast dot net).

    2. Kim, if you would like your father to get some encouraging cards, facebook message or email me (pj_kuhn at comcast dot net).

  2. What a beautiful reminder to encourage others. I really need to send out a dozen or so cards to let those closest to us know how much we appreciate them.

  3. I love your journaling 😊 So inspirational!
    I had a mum who was sick for the past 20 years and ended her life in a wheel chair at a nursing home (she had MS), that was a really hard time cause I felt I could not do anything for her that could bring her health back.
    That's 3 years ago she received Jesus as a savior (finally) and went home to Heaven ❤️

  4. My favorite way to spend a lazy day is by drinking coffee, reading, and knitting.

  5. I love your journal! I too am thankful for getting trash out of my home. Less clutter to have to try and organize

  6. I love your daybook, Pamela. Caregivers have a special place in my heart; we cared for my mother in law who had Alzheimer's for a few months until the siblings put her in a home. I love knitting and reading on a lazy day. Thanks for sharing with Thankful Thursdays, I hope to see you again next week.