Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

What a lovely day we had.  David and I cooked together.  The dinner was awesome and later We all took a drive.  Conversation was pleasant!

So much to be thankful for.  "Thank you" is just too small of a word.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

August 9, 2017 Are You Ready to Go?

August 9, 2017

None of us have the promise of tomorrow. We never know when our time is over on this earth. 

The most important question is : Are you ready to go?

 Christians think of death in a much different way that people of this world.  Death is not a horrible monster and there is no fear of death,  Death is an open door and Jesus Christ stands in that door.  Death changes our dwelling place.  The "sting of death" was removed at Calvary!  This is my story.

we were on vacation visiting family. The Dr changed my already (5 times normal strength insulin) from twice a day to three times per day.  I monitor my blood sugar levels all the time.  Most of the time it is high.  With the extra doses, I'd been having a few lowerreadings but not extreme.

 On the 9th of August, I bean to feel the symptom sof hypoglycemia, I treated  it with a couple of hard candies.  D. had picked me up at my Mamas' and we went back to the hotel.  D went  upstairs while I was waiting in the truck.  My sugar went low-very low. .  I don't know how I was alert enough to take a reading but I did,  it was 49.!  Somehow, I knew enough to eat mints that I always carry.  I vaguly recall stuffing them in my mouth and chewing,  That is a very sketchy memory.

When blood sugar goes that low, you are unable to even think .  You know something is wrong but cannot act on it. 

When D. came back to the truck, he thought I was asleep.   I have NO memory of unlocking the truck door . Only the Lord knows how I did that.  D  says I told him 'I needed to eat'.  He took me to Wendys' and bought me a cheese burger and fries.  He said I didn't know what to do with it.

Back to the hotel.. somehow I made from the truck it to the room  then collapsed  on the  bed. I was going in and out of consciousness. D called an ambulance,  He thought I was having a heart attack or stroke.  I could hear D. an S, talking but they sounded far away as  in a dream.  I remember telling them I loved them and telling them goodbye and I remember saying I was ready to go.

Blood sugar levels can get so low that you go into a diabetic coma and that is fatal. 

It wasn't a heart attack and it wasn't a stroke.. just extremely low sugar.  My respiration from the ER report was only 18 when I arrived.  The hospital was next door to the hotel-  very short trip by ambulance.

The Dr's got  my level back  up but it bottomed out again.  Then they bought me a sandwich, applesauce and some chips.  I stayed a while in ER and then was released.

The point to all of this is.....I was ready to go and I was OK with that. 

Be ready.... Be sure... Be certain you soul is right with God.  Seek the Lord today, this minute, please don't wait.

-Deborah


Friday, October 20, 2017

Changes

Hust about 2 months ago, we left the little church in the country and as with all the other moves in my life, I am sure this was the leading of the Lord.  Thank you Lord!

This was in reply to what David wrote.  I am trying to find his words.

Amen and Amen!  I must say that I am so HAPPY!  I feel happy like I felt in the beginning when I first became a Christian. I am THRILLED.   I can’t wait for another service.  In fact, I wish there were more.  How do I know that making this change was right and ordered of the Lord?  It’s the changes I see in my walk with the Lord.  It’s a refreshing and a refilling!  How lovely!  I have never experienced such worship!  I see people before the service down on their knees at their seats and at the altar-young boys and girls, teen agers. Middle age, old age.  People concerned about the condition of their souls crying out to the Lord.   There is a special prayer meeting the Saturday night before communion Sunday.  A time set aside to pray for one another-a time to check up- and time to prepare our hearts for the Lord’s Supper.  The Lord is coming for His Bride!  The dead in Christ-our loved ones who are resting are coming back -I am looking all the time!  We WILL see them and Brother Branham too.  I never had a chance to see him or be in one of his meetings but I WILL    This is real!     -Deborah

God;s Servant

Our Dear Brother Collins has gone to be with the Lord.  Just a little over a year since Sister Collins left.

I can't  be sad because he is now in the presence of the Lord.  He has been reunited with his sweet wife and son and h as already shook the hand of  Brother Branham.  Thank You Lord for taking him quickly.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Conversation in a Kitchen



   
Conversation in a Kitchen
By Deborah J Lindsey

“Oh, Dear!  I have a frog in my throat and my sinuses are clogged up like a plumber’s sink.”

“What’s a plumber’s sink have to do with you feeling bad?”

“You know…  plumber’s sinks are usually clogged because they spend so much unclogging others that they neglect their own?’

“What?  No, I don’t follow.

 Do we have any more pop tarts?”

“No, we’re out, but there’s a coupon on the counter.

“Let me explain. You see, that phrase-about the plumber’s clogged sink is a “cliché”.  It’s an idiom or saying that helps to describe something.”

“Wow! What big words!  I need me some earplugs!

 Why, you’re just a “walking dictionary, aren’t you?”

“But you do understand at least part of what I’m saying, don’t you?”

“Yeah sure, I get you.  You got a frog in your throat, you have plumber’s sinuses and your engine is running but your tank is empty and you think I’m making a mountain out of a mole hill.  Is that about it?”


Write a 100-300 word story. Make sure to use the following words (any tense of the word is fine).

Frog
Coupons
Earplugs
Pop tarts
Mountain
Dictionary
Engine
Sinuses








Friday, August 25, 2017

Jack and John



   Jack and John

       By Deborah J Lindsey


I’m so late to work.”  John sighed as he parked his Vespa in front of the brownstone.


Suddenly, a Jack rabbit hopped from a bush and stood blinking up at him.


“Are you really John, the singing telegram man?”  The rabbit asked.


“Yes, I am.  How did you know?”


“Company logo on your cap and your name tag.”


John smiled and looked the rabbit up and down.


“Are you really Jack, the Jack Rabbit?”


“Yes, I am. How did you know?”

“Ears- Jack Rabbits have extra-long ears.  Your name- well, that was a just a lucky guess.”

                                                                                     C Copyright August, 2017 By Deborah J Lindsey

Brainstorm Prompt for 8/20/17: Improv Weekend Continues!! Choose at least one of each of the categories below and write a story of no more than 100 words. Here's a title suggestion: I'm So Late to Work. 
Singing telegram man, Jack Rabbit Vespa Scooter


                              I could write way more than 100 words about rabbits! :)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Criss Cross Apple Sauce





Criss Cross Applesauce

         By Deborah J Lindsey

Eleven-year-old Anna woke up eager and happy.  Today was another cooking lesson with her Grandmother Hilda.   Anna was ready.  Granny supplied the topic-meats, salads, vegetables, breads or desserts and Anna decided what she would like to ty.  Todays’topic was desserts and Anna had chosen Old-Fashioned Apple Sause Cake.

Granny greeted her with a welcome kiss and hug and handed her a pink and white checked apron. 

“Why do I need to wear an apron?  Nobody else ever does?”

Granny laughed.

“It will keep your clothes clean, it looks cool hanging in the kitchen.”
Okay, let’s get started.  Check your ingredient list.  I have some things out already- raisins are soaking in hot water.”

Anna checked her list, flour, baking soda, sugar, shortening, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves.  She read down her list and then checked it again.

“Granny, I don’t see any apple sauce. What kind do you use?  Mama uses “Moots.”


“Criss Cross Apple Sauce is the best, Dear.  I’ve used it for years.”


“Criss Cross Apple sauce,” Anna giggled and plopped down in the middle of the kitchen floor.


“What in the world are you doing?”


Anna looked puzzled.


“You know Granny, Criss Cross Apple Sauce?”


“Yes, it’s in the pantry-top shelf-left.  Be careful with the step stool.”


Anna got up and wet to the pantry and came back with two cans of apple sauce.


“Yes, there you see- Criss Cross Apple Sauce!

Now, young Miss, explain why you were sitting on the floor like an Indian.”



          C Copyright July 2017 by Deborah J Lindsey