Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

6 weeks

I went back to the surgeon yesterday.

It was music to my ears when Dr. K said “you are healing up nicely!”  He gave me some new instructions.  Then he said he wanted to see me in six weeks.  — not four weeks but six weeks!!  He also told me that if I was all better, I could cancel that appointment.


BIG SMILE — even the Dr. was smiling.

You might remember my last two visits where I barely made it into the elevator before  the tears started falling.  Click here for part one 

click here for part two

I couldn’t wait to share this with Curt and started telling him right away.    At one point I told him, I think I could cry.  The difference  this time is that it would be tears of joy!

I still have some pain but there are times when there isn’t any pain.  Those times without pain are increasing.

As I look back over the past three months I see how much my life has changed.  Changes that I wouldn’t have made if I wasn’t forced to slow down.

The reading for today in the devotional book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young says this:

I am life and light in abundance.  As you spend time “soaking’ in  My Presence, you are energized and lightened.  Through communing with Me, you transfer your heavy burdens to My strong shoulders.  By gazing at Me, you gain My perspective on your life.  This time alone with Me is essential for unscrambling your thoughts and smoothing out the day before you.

Be willing to fight for this precious time with Me.  Opposition comes in many forms; your own desire to linger in bed; the evil one’s determinations to distract you from Me; the pressure of family, friends and your own inner critic to spend your time more productively.  As you grow in your desire to please Me above all else, you gain strength to resist these opponents.  Delight yourself in Me, for I am the deepest Desire of your heart.  (Psalm 48:9, Deuteronomy 33:12, Psalm 37:4)

“By gazing at Me, you gain My perspective on your life.

Reminds me the message yesterday.  “God’s people – following God’s plan – will have God’s power.”  Pastor C

What distracts you from spending time with God?  When was the last time you just ‘soaked’ up His Presence, allowing His peace to fill your heart?

til next time


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July 1, 2014 - Posted by | living in a fish bowl, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Rejoicing with you!

    Comment by meetingintheclouds | July 3, 2014 | Reply

    • thanks! We are going to go on a bit longer motorcycle ride later today — I am way excited to be able to ride again!!

      Comment by Gloria | July 3, 2014 | Reply

  2. […] It  has been over six months now.  In the scope of eternity that really isn’t a long time but it in the world of pain and discomfort it is pretty significant.  I have a chronic fissure.  If you don’t have a clue what that is then take a moment and just thank God that you have not had one nor know anyone who has.  I had finally reached a point where I was almost 100% when it opened again.  (click here for a previous blog on this fissure journey)  […]

    Pingback by in my weakness « Living Life in a Fish Bowl! | September 25, 2014 | Reply

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