We hope for you a truly “prosperous” (the Christ’s version of prosperity) New Year in 2022 ! We cannot thank you enough for praying, and everything else you did for us, literally through this most difficult of years, and hanging with us. Our love to you … ❤️ Dan and Nora
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is,
God with us.” – Matthew 1:23
Warmest of Christmas greetings to you as we all enter into this ending of “wait” for our Savior …
Christmas offers a special time of togetherness, as family and friends. We celebrate much this year, especially as I am still alive and breathing. Last week, my 3x-week wound care nurse, removed the wound vacuum, meaning, the open sore on my lower back has healed enough, for bandages only. Yet another milestone in this journey. Grateful! I still need a stint in my aorta and another procedure, that surgery is waiting on until the wound heals/closes sufficiently. January? My walks are getting slowly incrementally stronger. I’ve enjoyed some special (short) times with my dudes lately.
Jonathan and Emily were here for a few days of early Christmas, and Jonathan stays until the 29th.
Nora is off from teaching until the first week of January, so trying to rest a bit, as she has been through so much the past seven months. She’s enjoying her newest Westy(dog) … she named “Henry”.
As we celebrate in the warm comfort and safety of our homes, please pray for our relationships in countries under duress.
We are cast this Christmas, upon our only hope, Christ the Savior. It is no wonder, Psalmist David was quoted so much by Jesus. The older I get, the more I wonder if David knew and embraced the Gospel, better than many proclaiming Christians of our day. He proclaims his gaze in: Psalm 27:4
“One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord … “
When distilled down to our essence, we are a desperate lot, out of true control, short-lived, and wholly dependent on our Savior! We have infinite to be grateful for!
Enjoying and celebrating our beautiful Lord this season …
Dan and Nora
20%-30% of our yearly financial needs are received in these final days and weeks of December. Additional expenses have occurred in insurance not covering all medical needs.
If your heart so moves, we would love you to join us. Relationships, prayer, finances, participation in trips, and more, are all intricate in this journey of faith and love each of us lives out in 2021 into 2022. Freely contact us for details of questions, input, and needs. Join us on a trip. Relate to all this in prayer.
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Greetings dear ones … Dan here …
We have all to be thankful for:
“giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Let us give thanks in this special season!
Yesterday got a bit dicey. Around 10 pm, I was admitted to Penrose ER for severe chest pains on my right side, that radiated to my back. Spending all night in ER, all tests (CT scan, X-rays, bloodwork(Troponin T)) indicated normal levels and conditions. So this morning I was discharged, and now back home. Grateful!
Yesterday was juxtaposed to last week, where I received all good news from my first out-patient cardiac-thoracic doctors, who were so encouraged at my progress.
I’m learning to measure my progress in weekly increments, not days, as each week has varying measures of how I feel and how much I can/cannot do. Ex. … yesterdays’ ER visit was only a few hours after an excellent PT session. Ironic!
In this special season of thankfulness, savor deeply all those relationships of love in friends and family! We are such a privileged people, to have Christ, His Spirit and Father in our lives … sharing it all with equal partakers of this good life in the Lord.
Joyful Thanksgiving to you, from Nora and me …