|Joshua, in Junior High, at a birthday party|
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”
At three in the morning, I sat with my head bowed in the darkened living room.
“Honey,” my husband said, startling me, “can’t you sleep?”
I shook my head. “Night after night, I do this.”
He rubbed my shoulder. “Me too.”
The next day at the vitamin section of my favorite natural foods store, I waited for someone to help me. A lady about my height smiled. “Can I answer a question?”
I told her of my continued problem with sleepless nights for seven months. She raised a finger. “I’ve got the solution.”
Relief washed over me, for I wanted to believe her.
That night I took the magnesium along with my normal calcium supplement and fell asleep within minutes of laying my head on the pillow. I did not wake for six hours. A big change from the mere three hours of broken sleep night after night.
Once again, Lord, you helped me when I needed it the most. I could no longer go without sleep, and You showed me the way. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
A Mother’s Memories
“Son, your dad and I believe if you build up your immune system, you may be able to stop much of your arthritis pain.”
Fifteen-year-old Joshua arched his brows. “That makes sense. Where do I start?”
He and I went to the library to research and came up with a regimen. He ate healthier, and added supplements, professional massages, and a combination of hot tub, sauna, and cold pool laps.
Within two months, Joshua walked without a limp from the pain in his foot. The redness in his feet and hands was gone.
Joshua exclaimed one day, “We did it, Mom.”
I grinned back at him. “You sure did, Son.”
Was it just chance that only a few months before, we’d moved next door to a couple who had the sauna, hot tub, and cold pool?
I believe not.
Thank you, Holy Father, for helping Joshua, as I asked for Your guidance to take away his pain. In Jesus’s holy name I pray. Amen.
~Your Mother Memories~
~Your Prayer of Praise~
~A Scripture of Encouragement~