Things are beginning to shift in my world again. Hooray! Wednesday night, I went to Communion Service at CLA with Curt & Vi. We attracted some attention. At one point, Curt leaned over and said, “your secret life is over! You’re back in the fold again.” He’s right–this chaotic time has forever altered my notion of ‘normal life’. <sigh>
Living in a rehab center/aka/nursing home has presented some serious challenges. I was really scared when the ambulance crew rolled me into this facility, but eventually adjusted. Just for the record–food is served tepid or cold, and the contents are terrible, prepackaged, easily-heated, bulk ‘meals ready to eat’ (MRE’s). It’s a lot like the army…
The waits are endless for anything; a bedpan, cold water, food, or help moving. And some staff are annoyed at being asked to do anything. But generally, staff members are happy, friendly, accommodating, and blessed with compassionate, patient, long-suffering personalities. I have learned from and grown close to many of them.
I will spend Easter Sunday with Curt & Vi, then have a home evaluation on Monday. I will probably be discharged by the next week. My doctor will see me again on April 30th. I’m praying he lets me go back to work.
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.
Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it…God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. (Romans 12:1-2b)