How am I doing?
Thank you for asking! ♥️
I’m in the Word every day, reading, worshipping, praying, paying special attention that my thoughts and attitudes are Christlike, confessing my sins. Since I can’t really serve my loved ones, I can at least bless them with a joyful disposition, right!?
I’m still using my spiritual gifts of exhortation, leadership and teaching. As women’s ministry director I’m planning all our normal events with our wonderful various teams, including our annual women’s conference next month. I’m having a blast training up beautiful leaders to work with me and eventually take on my roles.
I also have several books in the works, including one for my grandchildren and a line of merchandise I’ve designed with words and phrases I’ve kept between my earrings that have blessed me my whole life.
You already know I can’t walk, talk or care for myself much at all. I have big holes where muscles used to be, but I still work hard at exercising and stretching the muscles I still have.
I took screenshots of the ALS Functional Rating Scale to give you an idea of one of the ways my neurologist measures my decline. I’ll post them in Stories. When I was diagnosed 13 months ago I was at 40. Now I’m scoring myself at 11. It might be helpful to you!
My life is full of blessings and I’m trying to use it all for Gods glory! 🙌🏼
“Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:16-18