it’s not about us, it’s about Him

Last week I went to get a physical and blood work done and everything was normal. My creatinine level was 0.68, the range is 0.57-1.00 mg/dL. Five years ago, I was dx with an autoimmune disease that attacked my kidneys. I was at a 4.0 when I was hospitalized and my doctor said that I may need a kidney transplant or dialysis if I’m not responding to tx. Looking back I can see God’s work in all of this. If you see me now, you wouldn’t know what I had gone through because I look normal and healthy. I try to use my personal difficulty to encourage those who are going through the difficult time and know that there is a God, and if there seems no way out, let Him in.

I can’t believe we’re in December, it seems like Thanksgiving was just last week. Speaking of Thanksgiving, I had a great time with family and friends. I took some friends fishing on Thanksgiving weekend. One guy has been attending our church regularly and I don’t think he’s a believer yet. He brings his daughter to play with the kids at church. He’d just moved here from Cali and never fished before. My good husband did a good job teaching him how to fish and making sure everyone had fun. We had talked before about starting a fishing ministry within our church group and expanding it from there. And this was a good start, I’m glad this guy and another friend went with us and had fun.

I’m half way done with buying Christmas gifts for family members. To be honest, I hate shopping, but it’s once a year that everyone will get presents and on their birthday. I try not to get into the idea that Christmas is about buying new toys, christmas tree, santa clause or reindeer, but to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas–Jesus’ birth. God sent his son so that we may have eternal life. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and Jesus Christ was born to save us from sins. This is the real meaning of Christmas, it’s so profound and important, and I hope that we continue to go into the month of December with this reflection.

 

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happy new year 2017

Happy New Year 2017! Last year went by too fast! To be honest, last year was a good year, except for my sister’s problem. It was such a headache. I just hope this year will be better for her and more positive things.

I just came back from my annual nephrologist visit. Everything is good with my kidneys– negative glucose, negative protein, 2++ blood seen in microscopic view in urine, however that’s going to take a long time to heal or may not, creatinine and BUN are WNL.  Overall my exam is normal. Thanks God!

This year …

I want to focus on having a more positive outlook in life. My husband has been good at helping me to see the good in almost everything.

I want to draw closer to God, pray more and read my bible more. More devotion time wth my husband.

Worry less, be humble and give more without asking for anything in return.

Fish more and teach others to fish.

Be a good wife, although my husband tells me all the time that I’m a good wife.

Stay healthy, exercise and eat more healthy foods.

Be less of me and more of Him.