Friday, March 2, 2012

"but godliness with contenment is great gain..."

"...for we brought nothing into this world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that." I Timothy 6:6-8

Well the chemo on Thursday, was not bad, I was still in lots of pain and had been for weeks. There is a really Practical-sense PA whom I see and she suggest a simple over the counter pill after each meal and save the strong meds for bedtime. That way I am pain free (relatively) and not as sleepy all day. It is working very well. Also another PA is a nurse and also preacher and we know many of the same people and just enjoy talking to each other. God just gives me all these wonderful helps . Care group has provided dinner for several nights and that really helps John especially ..my appetite is still not very good, but a little better. I think I told our daughter in law came one day and it was so good to be with her. Her mother is very ill and needs prayers. Also our friend, Gene in Florida, passed away this week and we are so sad...He leaves two teens and a wonderful wife. Our prayers go out to them.

A year or so ago I gave a jello recipe and several friends wanted this again..very easy and so good any time of year.
EASY HOLIDAY CONGEALED SALAD
6 OUNCES CHERRY JELLO 1/2 CUP CHOPPED PECANS
2 CUPS BOILING WATER 1 CUP SOUR CREAM
1 CAN WHOLE CRANBERRY SAUCE
Dissolve jello in boiling water, cool slightly. Add cranberry sauce and mix well. Add nuts and sour cream. Blend but leave sour cream streaked. Pour into mold and chill. A good dressing is half mayonnaise and half whipping cream.

Food is beginning to sound good...now if it starts to taste good!!!I pray for contentment...and peace...and thank God for blessings!

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkMarch 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Dear Bev,
    I'm so sorry to hear about Gene's passing. I've prayed for him so many times. I will also pray for his wife and two teens. We HAVE to beat cancer! It is taking TOO many good people. I pray daily not just for your cure, but for the new chemo to be THE CURE. Stay strong and hang in there. I was so happy to hear that you got some good advice about pain control yesterday. And I'm thrilled that your appetite is trying to make a comeback. That jello recipe made ME hungry! Give big John a hug, and I hope to see you at worship Sunday. Rest easy in the loving arms of Jesus. He will carry you through.
    Much love,
    Barbara

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