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Update

My Mother is dieing. I've been with my dad since the 12Th, he does not have a computer at his house, so I'm posting this from the public library. Mother has had Alzheimer's many years, and has lived several years in a Nursing Home. Mother is unable to eat now because the upper part of her lungs are not functioning and she could aspirate, she also can no longer swallow. It is heart breaking and heart wrenching to see her like this, but yet laying in her bed she looks peaceful and calm, it is us her family that are observing all of this with pain and sadness. I am reading some, at times it is hard for me to concentrate, my eyes wander, I believe the malady is grief. I will post when she does die. Thank you.

Quotes I have read this week

"I surround myself with the light of Christ, I cover myself with His blood, and I seal myself with His cross." Richard Foster
"The purpose of prayer is not to get what we want, but to become what God wants." Our Daily Bread.
"The Lord already knows how His children will respond to tests of obedience. He challenges people because He wants them to know the truth about how well they submit. A believer's willingness to obey (or disobey) reveals the state of his or her commitment to God." Charles Stanley.
"Whatever our faith says God is, He will be." Streams In The Desert.
"Delayed answers to prayers are not refusals. Many prayers are received and recorded yet underneath are the words, 'my time has not yet come.' God has a fixed time and an ordained purpose, and He controls the limits of our lives and also determines the time of our deliverance." author unknown.

A Book on Spiritual Growth

"Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster
I had read this book about 10 years ago, and it became, and still is my favorite Christian non-fiction book. Richard Foster writes that "there is a desperate need for deep people", he is referring to deep spiritual Christian people, people that have a deep and earnest desire to learn, to be still before God, and to be dramatically changed from the inside out by the Holy Spirit. "The will can only deal with the externals, just like the law, it cannot transform the inner spirit. The demand is for an inside job, only God can do that." "An inside job", I love that quote. Richard Foster has a list of spiritual disciplines divided by inward, outward and corporate disciplines. The spiritual disciplines for the inward are; meditation, prayer, fasting, and study. The spiritual disciplines for the outward are; simplicity, solitude, submission, and service. The corporate disciplines are ; confession, worship, gu…