Nov 11, 2012

More of keeping the truth in Christmas,and sick at home on The Lord's day...

I didn't get to attend church today. I woke up with vertigo...it felt like my bed was spinning. I went ahead and got out of bed,took a shower and dressed..all along I was very dizzy and feeling sick to my stomach. I wasn't getting any better so I gave in and went back to bed. That is where I have stayed most of the day! As long as I am still,the dizziness isn't so bad. At about six this evening...I decided I needed to get up,feed the dogs, eat something and move around a bit. Now I am sitting here typing and thinking I would like to go back to bed. I do think I am a bit better tonight. I know there were prayers going up for me at church....I could feel them :)  You know when you stay in bed...you think a lot,or I do anyway..when I am not sleeping!  I don't like missing church,but sometimes it can't be helped. I am thankful my kids and grands were there...well almost all of them anyway. I pray that they will always honor God...even after I am gone on to be with Jesus. The way things are going in this world...I believe the Lord could come and rapture the church away anytime....then we could go together ...those that are watching for him! That's a wonderful thought to me. I just pray those that are not ready and watching,will get that way soon. Time to fill our lamps with fresh oil and have them ready...for the bridegroom cometh.

Which brings me back to my previous post..... for the last few years I have been lighting candles in observance of Advent. This is not something my church recognizes as a body..saying we don't have an Advent wreath in the church,nor do we light candles on the four Sundays before Christmas,but in my home, I have been recognizing Advent for the last few years as an individual.  The reason I started was because it seem to bring more true meaning of the celebration of Christmas to me,to my home. It puts more reflection on the coming of our Messiah ....the long awaited one! His birth...born in a lowly manger! Also it brings reflection on his second coming as well....


This was one of my past Advent candle display...


And this was another...........


Its left to be seen what this years will be.....
To be continue............Have a blessed week dear friends.....

6 comments:

marie said...

I'm so sorry you weren't feeling well this morning....but glad to hear the vertigo is passing.

I love your little advent displays. We do have an advent wreath at my church, but I haven't done it at home in a very long time. Thank you for inspiring me to do it this year!

Mica Garbarino said...

get better Shelly, I know what that feels like since I struggled with vertigo for 6 years...If it keeps happening I hope you will have it looked at or at least try taking some B12...it is a very important vitamin that I lacked during that time, once I started gettin B12 shots then taking B12....The vertigo stopped....now whenever I start feeling the dizziness, I immediately start taking the B12 and it goes away...it's like the body tells you what it needs which is most of the time a lack or defficiancy in vitamins we need. D is also very important for a woman...Take care dear friend...Mica

Jacqueline said...

There you go, Mica came through with a possible answer for you! Sorry to hear you were spinning! That is an awful feeling to deal with and bed is just the best place to be.

I got your letter and I've already wrote you back! Plan to mail it today.

My morning has been spinning, Len had a very early shift and his work is out of town as you know. He took my keys by accident and I have no way to get to work. I hate calling folks at 730am to ask a favor but one thing I know for sure, hanging around a bunch of seniors is meaningful. They tell me non of the fretting and worrying that we do is worth it and does not change a thing. Let go and see the morning as a blessing. Perhaps a taxi ride is in the works!

How will you spend Thanksgiving my dear?

Paula said...

Dearest Shelly, I hope you feel better today! I am so sorry you were ill and had to stay in bed, but it is good you did! We should rest when we feel bad! Your advent and photos are lovely. I think advent is a wonderful thing to do, and it helps keep our focus on what Christmas is all about, celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus! You are a beautiful example to your family and friends! Take care and rest! Much love and many blessings to you sweet friend! Thank you for visiting and for all of your kind words! Love, Paula xo

Denise said...

I'm so sorry to hear you were sick yesterday.I'm doing the same thing last couple of years all by Myself.I do love celebrating advent even though our Church doesn't do anything official like you said.It brings Me peace.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well. Your Advent candle displays are beautiful. I hope you will share pictures of the Advent candle display you create this year.