The Path to Healing

YOW!

It was still dark when I reached for the alarm clock. Flinging my arm from under the covers, I felt a sharp ‘zing’ in my shoulder.

That wasn’t the first time. I’d get that pain while grabbing the seatbelt in the car. Stretching my arm to get into a low cabinet was painful too.

I told my husband about it. He told me that he had the same thing. Oh great. Another lovely ‘bonus’ that comes with aging.

I tried to accommodate. I changed my workout routine and I was cleaning less frequently. It didn’t seem to help. Actually, it got worse.

Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. I made an appointment with the doctor.

Turns out I had a ‘frozen shoulder’ on one side and ligament thickening on the other. I accepted the prescription for physical therapy; happy I didn’t need anything invasive.

Now on a journey from brokenness to healing, I am reminded of being on that same path with the Lord. I have been broken, both from him and from his people.

Sometimes the pain comes from fractured relationships or disappointments. Resentment builds up, and I become hardened. “Frozen.” I just stop reaching out.

I’ll keep up the easy relationships, the ones that don’t take too much effort. But the challenging ones? No thanks. I don’t want to get hurt again.

The nagging heartache makes me put myself first too.  Instead of joyfully helping a friend, all I think about is the energy it will take. So I start saying no. “I just can’t help you.” Having a broken heart is exhausting.

To be healed, I have to go to my Father. Standing before him, crippled and sore, I look up into his loving eyes. I’m not even sure anymore how got this bad. I just know I need help.

Once I admit that I can’t move, the Lord moves quickly. Under the umbrella of his warm love, my twisted heart relaxes and expands. In the embrace of his love and care, I am healed of resentment and bitterness. I am a new creation.

At first, it sure seemed easier to just remain frozen in my own ego. But that’s not what I am created for…I am created to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly. To do that, I’ll need God’s spiritual therapy. Once that course of treatment is done, I can reach out in love again.

I started physical therapy two weeks ago. The doctor warned me that the therapy would not be pleasant, but it’s needed to loosen the joint and the ligaments. I won’t get better without it.

The physical therapist added that her mom had a frozen shoulder too. She waited so long for treatment that she had to be under anesthesia for treatment. Yikes! I’m glad I went to the doctor when I did.

It’s a cautionary tale for my spirit. When I start feeling those resentments, it’s time to go. I don’t want to get ‘frozen’ again.

I need to see the Healer. I won’t get better without him.

 

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82 thoughts on “The Path to Healing

  1. Excellent analogy–so sorry it was a lesson you learned through suffering. Hope the therapy is helping. Is the warm moist heat they put on before they start wonderful?.

    • Hi Pam! Ok, what now?? I’m supposed to get warm/moist heat first?

      This is news to me, and it sounds wonderful! I’m going to ask my PT about it tomorrow when I go back again.

      The therapy is helping, I have better range of motion. What a random thing though. I have no idea how I got it, and it is painful at times. I just remember it could be a lot worse, I think I caught it early. Its a good lesson in humility and obedience, I’ll say that 🙂

      Good to see you today Pam!
      Ceil

  2. Great post, Ceil. I’ll admit I’ve been frozen with some of my relationships lately. You bring up some points that will have me thinking better thoughts. Your writing always brings a warm feeling to me. Thank you.

      • Thank you! I go back tomorrow. The time I spent at my daughter’s slowed me up a bit. (I didn’t do my exercises like I should have, completely my fault.)

        Looking forward to pain-free days!
        Ceil

    • Hi Kathleen! I’m so glad you found this post helpful Kathleen. I hope the warm thoughts will thaw the frozen relationships in your life.

      I have to work on that too. I get busy and the first thing that goes are the times with friends. That’s not good! I have to challenge myself to reach out and keep those connections.
      Have a wonderful Wednesday 🙂
      Ceil

  3. I just checked out your pictures on FB; lovely! What beautiful grandchildren! You a one blessed Grandma! 🙂

    I well remember physical therapy for my herniated disc…it hurt more before it got better; but it worked and I avoided surgery! PTL! Praying for you sweet sister! I hope your pain heals quickly and you regain use of your shoulder.

    Love you!
    Denise

    • Hi Denise! Thank you for checking out the photos, that is so nice of you! Thank you for your kind comments about the grandkids too. I had such a wonderful time with all of them. It’s a busy time for my daughter and son-in-law. Lots of demands on their time.

      A herniated disc sounds so painful…I’m glad the PT helped you. I hope to be feeling better, but it takes time. The therapy is six weeks, but it might not resolve for a year. Ugh.

      Thank you for joining my Facebook site! I’m so excited that we can connect in a fun new way 🙂
      Blessings to you my friend,
      Ceil

    • Hi Mari! Thank you for your empathy. It is no fun! It’s amazing to figure out just how much I use these darn things 🙂

      I’m glad I went to get it checked out too…hopefully I won’t have to be in therapy too long either. I just have to make time to do my exercises. (Not the best at that, gotta admit!)
      Blessings,
      Ceil

    • Hi Deb! I love how you say God heals so globally. It’s so true. So he will heal my attitude, and get me to stretch at home, no matter how much it hurts.

      He thinks of us constantly. I am counting on it 🙂
      Thank you for your uplifting comment. I really loved it.
      Ceil

  4. Ceil, I have suffered from a frozen shoulder in the past, and it is horrid. My physio told me that I must use it as much as possible, despite the pain. I do hope you will be helped with your treatment

    • Hi Elizabeth! Let me first extend my condolences. Yuck!

      My MD told me that the rehab will not be pleasant, so I guess we both got the truth anyway. My physio says that my range of motion is getting better, so that’s good. I’m in week 3 of 6. I hope that’s all I’ll have to do.

      Thank you for making me feel like I’m not alone. Such a random thing to happen. Oh well, like you, I’ll do what I have to do. I’m thankful I didn’t need surgery!
      Have a good evening 🙂
      Ceil

    • Hi Linda! Thank you for your good wishes Linda. The therapy is really not that terrible. I don’t take any meds for them, which surprised my PT. Kind of surprises me too, I’m kind of a baby when it comes to pain.

      She says my range of motion is getting better, so that’s good news. I just have to make the time to keep up with the stretches at home. I am very motivated for all of this to stop!
      Great to see you today Linda 🙂
      Ceil

  5. Oh, ouch! I hurt for you, my friend. Yet all the wisdom that the Spirit is inviting you to is out there for all of us to see, to glean from, to grow by. Frozen is another ouch word. Who wants to go there? Thank you for your gentle words of caution this frigid morning.

    Take good care of yourself … giving up cleaning sounds like a splendid idea!

    ;-}

    • Hi Linda! Thank you for your support! I almost giggled when he told me I had a ‘frozen shoulder’. Really? Who wouldn’t have a frozen shoulder in this weather?? But I have an odd sense of humor.

      If you saw my kitchen floor, you might feel otherwise about the cleaning. I am a terrible housekeeper, and this is not helping. At least my husband doesn’t care. I married a keeper!
      Have peaceful evening my friend,
      Ceil

    • Hi Patty! I’m glad you liked the post today. It is amazing to me how God uses every single little thing to point to him, and his life in us.

      Thank you for your prayers. That’s what I need the most! Between PT and my home exercises, I should improve. My PT says the range of motion is better, so that’s exciting. Yeah, my idea of excitement has really tanked these days 🙂
      Peace be with you my friend,
      Ceil

  6. Praying for healing..I admit..I have become “frozen” when it comes to certain things going on here at home or relationships. I often forget to just sit and reflect and pray. Blessings

    • Hi Linda! I think we all get frozen at times. My shoulder was just a really good reminder of how painful it can be. I love how God teaches me in absolutely everything in my life. I just have to be open and reflect, just like you mentioned.

      We’ll get there. Step by step. Just like my rehab 🙂
      Ceil

  7. That was a beautiful story, Ceil. Thank you for sharing it. I hope your shoulder feels better soon. I’ll be praying. 🙂 Thanks for the encouraging message and blessings to you this week.
    – Rachel

    • Hi Rachel! Thank you for your kind comments, and for your visit too!

      Thank you especially for your prayers, I need those the most. I know it’s a long haul, but I’m ready to do the work. And ready for this to be over. Well, I know it’ll take a few months to a year, but I’ll love it when it comes 🙂

      Blessings to you too 🙂
      Ceil

  8. Dear Ceil
    I have realized this the hard way, dear friend. I have tried so hard to get rid of unforgiveness and bitterness until I realized that if I could do this myself, then I didn’t need Jesus! I also thought He would help me to do these things until He opened my eyes to see that all I had to do was to live in Him and He would give me a new heart and a new spirit. He doesn’t patch up the broken one; no, He lives His life in us and through us. I only had to receive Him for just about everything from the one moment to the next.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

    • Hi Mia! So much wisdom here my friend. It is true that it’s certainly not my nature to overcome being ‘frozen.’ It’s too easy to do. But thanks be to God who makes sure it is painful too.

      Then I know I can’t do it alone, and I need him. He knows me, and all of us, so well. Moment by moment. So true!

      Thank you for your words today. Always an inspiration.
      Ceil

  9. Hi Ceil,
    that is strange, I have just been sharing my testimony on Steve Finnell’s blog ( A CHRISTIAN VIEW) about when the Lord took away a large lump in my breast after prayer and anointing with oil. Steve has just put on his blog about how he has just found out he has melanoma cancer and I wanted to encourage him that all things are possible with God.
    God bless you as you recover.

  10. I can really relate to your statement about how having a broken heart is exhausting! I hope your therapy goes well and proves very helpful. I enjoyed seeing your photos on fb 🙂

    • Hi Lauren! I really loved that image too. It’s so true, but still I hang on to the pain, like it’s a friend or something. So crazy.

      I think the therapy is going well. My PT says I have better range of motion, so that’s a plus. I guess Frozen Shoulders don’t completely heal for 6 mos to a year. Sigh. Well, it could be worse.

      Thank you for coming over to the Facebook page! I’m so happy you did that 🙂 My grandchildren are so cute, aren’t they (She said in a totally biased way)? I am blessed for sure.

      Thank you for your blog-friendship. I’m so glad we are connected!
      Ceil

    • Hi Jeanette! Thank you for your generous comment, that’s so nice of you. I appreciate the support!

      Who wouldn’t enter for a shot at chocolate?? Thank you for your fun contest 🙂

      Have a peaceful evening,
      Ceil

  11. Loved that analogy Ceil! Just like a cut/wound…it can’t get better until the wound has been cleaned, disinfected and properly bandaged. It will hurt, but oh the healing that comes afterwards is so worth it! Thanks for sharing…praying for your speedy recovery my friend!

    • Hi Michell! I like your analogy too my friend. It is the same thing, isn’t it? It does hurt, no question. But I am looking forward to the day that I wake up without pain. THAT will be a fun experience.

      Thank you for your prayers, I really appreciate that. They will speed my recovery, or at least help me be patient until the process is done.

      Peace to you!
      Ceil

  12. Praying for your early recovery and relief from your pain.

    I know what you mean about frozen relationships. Sadly, they happen all too often. More sad is the fact that in some cases relationships have to remain frozen because any attempts towards reconciliation open up old wounds and enthrenched positions; leading to more frozen relationships. Vicious circle.

    God bless you and your family always.

    • Hi Victor! I think it’s true that some relationships are just plain toxic and not good for us. You describe the ‘vicious circle’ very well.

      Thank you for your prayers, I really could use them. I know it will help me heal and be compliant with the therapy. I am very motivated, so that helps! It’s just going to be a long haul. Such a random thing to happen!

      Thank you for your visit, I’m always happy to see you 🙂
      Ceil

  13. Praise God that He heals our frozen shoulders, our broken hearts, and especially our sin-sick souls. Only the Great Physician can restore us in His perfect love. Thanks for the great post, and may you feel better soon!
    God bless,
    Laurie

    • Hi Laurie! Thank you for your wishes for healing, I really appreciate it. And you are so right, God heals all things. Not just the physical (I think he said that was the easy healing), but our hearts and souls.

      Beautiful comment my friend. Thank you for making it 🙂
      Ceil

    • Hi Dayle! It is painful, but some days are better than others. It’s the mornings that are the worst. Or if I do something dumb like wave out my car window. OH MY GOSH!! That was a big mistake.

      Thank you for your good wishes, and from someone who knows! And I am so happy that you can say time heals. I’ll be looking forward to that 🙂
      Blessings,
      Ceil

  14. Ceil,
    It seems whenever I visit you, I am uplifted.
    Thanks for that.
    I had a friend that treated me very badly for some time and I had to forgive her but sadly the friendship is not the same, I tried to reach out to her but her accusing nature would not allow the friendship to continue , sad as we were friends for over 17 years but I am at peace as I did nothing wrong.

    And I will keep you in my prayers.
    Thanks so much for yours.

    • Hi Margie! Oh my, you are so welcome! Thank you for your generous comment, I really say ‘thanks for that’ too.

      Victor pointed out in his comment that sometimes the ‘frozen’ quality is deserved. We don’t ever want to volunteer for chaos, that’s for sure. It’s good that you could see it, and just leave it alone.

      Who knows, nothing is impossible with God.
      Thank you for your prayers, I will cherish them. And I do still pray for you as well.
      So good to see you today 🙂
      Ceil

  15. Hi Ceil,
    This post is so inspired, my friend. God is all about people and we should be too. Having frozen hearts leaves us paralyzed and who wants that? Thank you for your beautiful words.

    I hope your shoulder heals quickly, Ceil! I will pray for you.

    • Hi Mary! I’m so glad you liked the post today. Being ‘frozen’ is so painful, and sometimes I don’t even realize how debilitating it can be. I am so glad that God shows me that, so I can try to thaw.

      Thank you for your prayers, I will cherish them. That will be a great help to me. Both in physical healing, and my attitude to keep up the exercises at home.

      Blessings, and have a peaceful evening 🙂
      Ceil

  16. Hi Ceil, Going through a divorce 10 years ago…FROZE me. What a healing experience! I’m sure the Lord wondered…is she ever gonna get it?? I am her answer! I felt as if my life stood still in time…..but passing me by. I learned at this time how to lean and trust in God more than ever. I believe, it also strengthened my faith for what would lie ahead of me in 2009. I learned more than ever to love, encourage and help others. To know what is important in life and it’s not being bitter, critical and holding grudges. Thank God for his LOVE, MERCY, and GRACE! Such a beautiful word Ceil,……..I pray HEALING over your shoulder, complete use and pain free! You are healed of the Lord! Blessings~~~Roxie

    • Hi Roxie! What a powerful experience you had through your divorce! God uses just everything for his own glory and the healing of his children, doesn’t he? Something so painful, so emotional…and yet you truly felt healed. Amen sister. Thank you for sharing your story.

      And thank you for your prayer for me, a power prayer for my healing. You never cease to amaze me, Roxie. Your faith and charity are such a model for me. I know that yours, and everyone’s here who promised to pray for me, will be heard.

      Have a blessed Thursday my friend,
      Ceil

  17. Ceil, I hope the physical therapy helps and you are feeling better soon! Very grateful that you went to the doctor when you did. It sounds painful.

    I love the use of analogy here. I have one particular girlfriend who I’ve been stuck with for a while and it is because of my fear of being hurt by her again. She went through a rough patch a little over a year ago and several people got hurt, me being one of them. I’ve found it hard to find grace in my heart for her, yet how many people have extended grace to me? I’ve been praying lately for God to remove my resentment and direct my attention to the kind of friend He wants me to be. There is no reason to believe that she is going to do the same thing again now that she has worked through her own issues. So, it is time for me to work through mine. 🙂

    • Hi Anne! Thank you for your good wishes on the shoulder therapy!

      What an experience you must have gone through! It hurts so much to be betrayed by a friend (just ask Jesus, right?). A couple of people have commented that some relationships need to stay frozen because they are so toxic. It’s true that we shouldn’t chase after people who will only use that opportunity to wreak havoc.

      But your friend has ‘worked through her own issues’ which really is a cause for joy. I love how you said ‘it is time for me to work through mine.’ God must be urging you to peace? I pray that what is his plan will be accepted and done. What more can we do than that?

      You are a very faithful person. Your ex-friend is a very blessed person to have you in her life. And so am I! Thank you for reading so many posts today, and commenting on them too. AND the FB ‘likes’ and comment. You are WONDERFUL. I am truly grateful Anne.
      Have a wonderful Thursday 🙂
      Ceil

      • Awww, I am grateful for you, too, Ceil! 😀

        Yes, the fact that my friend has worked through her issues is definitely the important part there. You’re right that it is something to celebrate. I’m going to start thinking of it like that. Thanks!!

  18. I’m always amazed at how God will use a situation in the physical to shed light on challenges in our spiritual lives. Grateful for His healing grace and bountiful mercy that restore us to full strength–physical and spiritual.

    • Hi Ali! Me too!! I’m coming to see more and more how God uses absolutely everything to point back to him through my circumstances and his children. It really helps me to see how close to me he is.

      I pray that he will shower down his grace on me, that I will be healed from this shoulder thing, and be able to go on pain-free. Yay! I’ll love that 🙂

      Hope the weather isn’t too terrible today for you. Praying that you’ll be safe.
      Ceil

  19. Ceil….I have never heard of frozen shoulder.
    Shows you that I’m never too old to learn, eh? 🙂
    I’m so glad that you went to the doctor and that the treatment isn’t invasive.
    I know that you said the therapist said it would not be pleasant, but I wondered if it is very painful when you have the therapy sessions. Just curious.
    Again, I’m so glad that you went, and I do hope that your therapy is over soon and that your shoulder is free and clear again.
    Sending hugs and warm wishes.
    Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend.
    Love,
    J.

    • Hi Jackie! Ain’t that the truth. I had heard of the condition, but I knew nothing about it. I’m an ex- OB/GYNE and cardiac nurse. I never dealt with orthopedics!

      I don’t feel an overwhelming pain in therapy. It is painful, but it’s a dull, achey pain. It’s not a sharp, take your breath-away pain. I’m happy for that. My PT is surprised that I am not taking ibuprofen for the discomfort, so maybe my case is not the worst she’s seen…like her mom’s was. It’s funny, but I am dealing with the discomfort pretty well, which is totally unlike me. I am a huge baby when it comes to pain. So God is definitely with me 🙂

      Thank you for your kind wishes for the healing. I guess it takes from 6 mos to a year or more to completely clear. I’ll be looking forward to that.
      Happy Valentines day to you too! Thank you for your faithful visits here. It’s nice to see you!
      Ceil

  20. I’ve never heard of this condition before but I’m so glad you’re getting it treated. Even more so, I love how you shared that we can get frozen in our own relationships. God is our healer.

    Thank you for sharing Ceil. Wishing you a blessed day.
    xoxo

    • Hi Jennifer! Well, I had heard of it, but I knew very little about it. That’s changed!

      I’m glad you liked the post. ‘Frozen’ is a very timely word for the winter isn’t it? Whether it’s the winter in our souls, or in the physical world, God is there.

      Have a happy Thursday with your girls 🙂
      Ceil

    • Hi Kim! Thank you so much for going over to the FB page! It will be a whole new way to communicate, I’m so happy 🙂

      I’ll have to investigate if you have one? The Baptism was just lovely, and Ellie was a perfect lady. (Which is unlike her, she’s a bit of a stinker!) God’s grace is powerful!

      Have a wonderful afternoon my friend,
      Ceil

  21. Ceil, I am so sorry you have that shoulder pain. I have something similar and the minute it starts giving me problems, I do everything I can to “baby it”. I also have worked in physical therapy for over 25 years and have seen first hand what folks go through. I am doing everything I can to prevent a rotator cuff tear because I do NOT want that surgery OR that rehab 🙁 I do think there is a spiritual application to every physical ailment we go through, don’t you? Thanks for connecting the two in this great post! Praying that shoulder of yours is well soon!

    • Hi Debby! I had no idea you worked in physical therapy, thanks for sharing that! While my PT was beating me up today, she said that she tries to talk patients out of surgery if they can possibly stand their problems. I guess the shoulder is a very complicated fix?

      And yes, I do think God is constantly tugging at my sleeve saying, “Look, really look. Everything points back to me.” It’s a challenge sometimes to find it…but it’s there!

      Thank you for your prayers, I really appreciate them. God knows that I am very motivated 🙂
      Ceil

  22. Ceil, brilliant analogy! I have been having sharp pains in my right shoulder for a while now. Your posts are so reflective, refreshing and encouraging. Thank you!

    • Hi Linda! I’m so glad you liked the post..well, you can relate, can’t you? I am really sorry about your shoulder pain, it sounds awful. Did you have it looked at? I just wonder if you are all ‘frozen’ like me! I hope not, and that the pain will pass.

      Thank you for your uplifting comments here. I really appreciate the encouragement. Isn’t it great that we are connected through our blogs? God is good 🙂
      Happy Thursday!
      Ceil

  23. Oh boy. How I can relate to this post today! I just had a shoulder surgery on Monday afternoon… I’m struck with the thoughts; what if I’d put as much passion into my spiritual walk as I did my humanistic walk… Sometimes gaining wisdom can be painful… but we’re both learning it this week! Great analogy, Ceil! We’re on the same pag-make that shoulder today!

    • Hi Floyd! Oh man, I am so sorry about your shoulder…what did you have done? (You don’t have to say if you don’t want to…) I would say you have more pain than I do at this point. Isn’t that something that you would be going through shoulder problems at the same time as me?

      You make a good point. I wonder if I run to the doctor faster than my walk to the Doctor. Good food for thought, thank you!

      I will be praying for your healing. Take it easy! And ice that shoulder too, it might help 🙂
      Ceil

      • This was actually my third surgery on the left shoulder and this one was a partial replacement – cut the humerus partial and drill down into it to tap a metal ball. Yeah, ice is better than the pain meds.

        I thought was I was machine… I was wrong. Thanks for your prayers, Ceil.

        Oh, by the way, like you, my wife is a nurse and my two oldest daughters are as well. Turns out it’s unanimous, I’m not a good patient.

        • You really made me chuckle about the ‘unanimous’ comment!

          If your wife and daughters are nurses, then they are wonderful people. (might be a little biased?) Seems like I always bond with people who are RN’s.

          I’m sure you are not that terrible. Pain does a number on patience and endurance. Little by little you’ll get better.
          Sounds like an involved surgery. Props to you for getting back to blogging so fast 🙂 I’ll be praying for you and hoping each day you see improvement.
          Ceil

  24. So sorry to hear about your shoulder Ceil but glad you have started on the path of healing through physical therapy. I love your observation about how having a broken heart is exhausting – a good reminder for us when dealing with someone going through the same. Have a great weekend!

    • Hi Mindy! Thanks for your support, I have started on the road to healing…altho today I feel like I was body-slammed by a Sumo wrestler.

      I really liked that sentence too. It’s so true. Being sad and not finding a way out just saps my energy. Not a great place to be.

      Have a great Valentines Day my friend !
      Ceil

  25. Ceil,
    So glad you went to the doc and to PT…and I can relate to having pain and not going to the PT right away (like when I hurt my ankle)…and also to needing to go to God for healing…it may hurt in the short term but it is so much better in the long run…blessings to you as you heal and recover 🙂

    • Hi Dolly! Thank you for your good wishes on the recovery. I felt pretty beat up after therapy today, but it’s actually a little better I think.

      Which speaks to your point about hurting in the short term. So true, in many things in life, not just shoulders! I am glad I went right away. It’s going to take some time to get better. But as you said, ‘much better in the long run.’ I look forward to that 🙂

      Have a peaceful evening,
      Ceil

  26. This is a wonderful analogy, Ceil. It never ceases to encourage me how many everyday things parallel spiritual principles. There are lessons in everything! Believing to pay attention and actually learn, every step of the way. 🙂

    • Hi Karen! I am always so amazed too…God speaks to us in everything. I just have to pay attention as you said.

      Love that ‘actually learn’ part too. How many times do I need to learn the same lesson? It’s a lot I’m afraid. But, He is always ready to teach! (just like you 🙂 )

      Happy Valentines Day!
      Ceil

  27. As always you’ve got some great food for thought! I pray your shoulders heal well and soon. It is so nice when we no longer have pain, isn’t it? Blessings. xx

    • Hi Joyful! Thank you for your prayers, that’s what I really need. Yesterday was a rough one, and I’m pretty sore. So yes, it will be SO nice when I don’t have pain anymore.

      Blessings to you on this Valentine’s Day. I really appreciate your faithful blog-friendship. Thank you! I hope you have a peaceful, pain-free day 🙂
      Ceil

  28. Ceil: I am geting caught up on my blog reading. I also have a frozen shoulder. I have had episodes of this every so often since 2000. At one time I winced when I had to put on a coat. I considered getting a cape coat. I will start therapy this coming Monday. I will have it until I go back to the orthopedic doctor in six weeks. Something else to figure into my day.

    • Hi Cecelia! OH MY GOSH! You are kidding!! We have the same thing? Isn’t it annoying and painful? I hope the PT will help you, I really think it’s helping me a lot. I was cleaning today and could reach a easier with less pain.

      Keep me informed on how it’s going, ok? I’d love to know what you think of physical therapy. Are you going three days a week? That’s what I’m doing…I assume it’s standard.

      The world is a small place, isn’t it? Blessings on your healing, and I will praying for you!
      Ceil

  29. Ceil, great analogy. I also have found myself putting my guard up when my friends have hurt me. A couple of weeks ago, I believe God was telling me that instead of avoiding them, I need to be honest with them and tell them how I feel. Maybe they don’t know that they hurt me until I tell them. But like you, I have to go to the Father sooner, rather than later so it won’t hurt so bad. Also, so the anger/bitterness doesn’t grow into something that can’t be healed.
    Thanks for sharing. Many blessings to you!

    • Hi Marilyn! Thank you for reading so many posts today, and commenting on each one too. I really appreciate your interest in the writing.

      Good point about getting to the point where the anger won’t be healed. Of course, there is never a situation like that from God, but we can get that way. Too much water under the bridge, and it’d be too painful to go back. I like that. Thank you!

      Blessings to you my friend!
      Ceil

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