short and sweet. Well, short anyway.
Been a long morning. Neither of us slept much at all last night. Hot in this place, and both of us concerned about the morning.
Alarms off at 06:00 and the preps underway for doctor appointments, for both of us this time, in another town (same county, at least) about 15 miles distant. Appointments set of 08:30, and we wanted to be early just in case paperwork and records needed to be updated. and New doctors for her are always stressful: with her "complex conditions" and now having to have a first visit with what we hope will be our new Primary Care physician, replacing the excellent one we had, who had suddenly decamped. Among other things, Wife was either about to run out of, or had already run out of, a couple of the meds that keep her alive. We'd stretched the string as far as we could, but the prescriptions were out of authorized refills, and none of the other docs could authorize the refills.
Visit went well. It's pretty new facility, a doc in his first practice, but -- for once -- the records, etc. transferred pretty seamlessly. Blood tests and all that stuff, urine test for her as she has a nasty UTI going on.
And then, having been assured that refill orders had been sent, we headed back and past, another 20 mile leg on an old and overheating car, to the pharmacy at the Big Box store across the state line. They had all but one of her meds, the other is on order -- an "orphan drug" -- and is expected to be in on Tuesday.
Back home. Got out of car and could hear the coolant boiling under the hood. NOT what you want to hear. Not at all. But we made it home.
We both took our "mornng" meds, had a thing of yogurt to hold them down. She's going to take a nap, and the idea doesn't sound bad at all
A lot of thoughts and things in the night. The Lord is dealing with me on several issues. Won't get into it now, there's more to come on the matter I do believe.
Our Old Testament portion for today is Psalms 34 and 35
Our reading in the New Testament is chapter 22 in the Acts of the Apostles.
Sometimes, we hear "wiser heads" telling us that we need to avoid strife and controversy in presenting the Gospel, to avoid offending those we encounter, and all of that.
I don't think that Paul would have agreed. Seems to me, that everywhere that he, and the rest of the Apostles and evangelists of the early church went, strife and controversy erupted, including city-wide riots and calling out the Guard. And the world was changed in the process. Now, it seems that the world is changing the church, and not for the better, either.