Face: Tomato Red

“Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.” (James 5:13-15)

Face: tomato red. No, not from embarrassment but from fever. I thought I was on the mend, went back to work on Wednesday. I’m worse today than I was last week.


I’m not a patient patient. I hate being ill. It seems such a waste of time but, obviously, my body is saying it’s had enough. Now comes the worry and stress to try and make ends meet this month; it’s always something. And, I confess, too, to being tired of the perpetual struggle. I had hoped full-time employment would make a dent in the financial strife and, for the most part, it has. But a week out of work…followed by this relapse…and I’m knocked back down again.

So, as I sit here shivering at the keyboard while the bunnies have their morning playtime, albeit, a little later than usual, I have to take a deep breath and remind myself that He will provide. If He has led me to this, He will lead me through it…one way or the other.

In the meantime, I am grateful this bug, germ, whatever it is, can’t transmit through cyberspace; I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Every inch of my body aches.

Time to go back to bed…

May God bless you & keep you!


2 thoughts on “Face: Tomato Red

  1. Awwww…..Lisa…..I’m so sorry to hear you’re under the weather. So many people are right now. My daughter has been plagued with some sort of upper respiratory “bug” for about a month now. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. And you are right……if He has led you to it…He will lead you through it, in regards to your other concerns. I’m sure you already know this, but, I have heard positive things about the healing and preventative power of elderberries. I sent for some dried berries awhile back and found a recipe for a syrup made by simmering the berries in water for awhile then straining and adding some honey after it cools down a bit (so you don’t ruin the beneficial substances in the honey). My reading source said a couple tablespoons a day does great work by stimulating your immune system to work harder. Just a thought. Anyways, take care, drink lots of clear fluids and get lots of rest………….from your new bossy nurse friend in Ohio. LoL. 🙂

    • He is guiding me to elderberries…LOL! As an herbalist, you’d think I would already be clued in on this but, up until now, elderberry hasn’t really been one of my “go-to” herbs. Mom (my roommate; moved in with me in 2014) has been stressing their goodness for two weeks now. I am definitely going to have start paying attention. =) And I thank you for the kind words of healing and encouragement! Not bossy at all; just good common sense. =)

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