Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'd Like a Little Cheese to go With my WHINE!

Darling readers, pray for little ole me cause I'm a wretched miserable mess!  Fall, one of the most beautiful glorious times of the year in Missouri is a wretched time for me until a hard frost hits!  Fall allergies-bane of my existence!  I sneeze-my head feels like it's going to explode.  I sniffle, snort and blow my nose-my head feels like it's going to explode.  Even my ears itch!  Allergy meds you say?  Well, that's complicated.  You see, I live in an area where there is an active methamphetamine producing culture, so in order to try and stop the production of meth, the county passed a law whereby you must have a prescription-which means a visit to the doctor-which means I have to have a car and a co-pay.  We're down to one vehicle (mine) and since my husband going to work in order to have money to, oh I don't know, pay the bills is rather important...you get the picture.  Pass the cheese please.  There you have it, my sad little whine.

Oh if only someone could lay hands on me and heal me like Peter did in Acts 3:6 when he healed the crippled man at the gate!
"...I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk."
Miracles, healing, do they exist today in our modern world?  If you watch religious television with the mega tele-evangelists you would have to think yes.  But, I also know some of those "miracles" have been called in to question.  With modern medicine and technological advances things that seemed "miraculous" before seem rather common place now.  We have become somewhat jaded methinks in regards to miracles-we take an awful lot for granted.

What would it be like to experience that wonder and excitement again of being awed by a miracle?  Better yet, what would it be like to count our blessings and be thankful for what we have?  Think about it.  The discovery of Penicillin was huge!  Something that would kill a person before could now suddenly be cured!  The Polio vaccine was miraculous.  Advancements in imaging technology allow doctors to see tumors much earlier than before.  Organ transplants, reconstructive surgery for our veterans, advances in cancer treatment-it wasn't all that long ago that these things were not even possible!  Add to that the doctors who volunteer to go to places that do not have these technologies in order to help others who would not otherwise get help and the fact that they can actually get to these places-that's miraculous!  Can you imagine what Luke would have done if he had these resources at his disposal?  A faithful follower of Christ giving what he had to heal and help those who could least afford it-WOW!  How cool is that to imagine?!

Healing taking place right in front of our eyes-miracles do still happen.  We just need to open our eyes to see them!  What an amazing world we live in!


  1. I'm sorry about your allergies, I live in the same county. We can't figure this out. Why punish the poor innocents- the unemployed that can't afford the doctor visit, grandma that is on a limited income, the uninsured, moms with multiple kids that pass colds. That's a lot of office visits and the last time my granddaughter went it was at least $100. Why not put severe punishments on the makers (not users) of meth. This is a drug that is dangerous, even after a single usage, plus it's manufacture can be deadly. It ruins lives. It ruins families. The makers ride around in cars now, in your subdivisions, on your streets, and throw out soda bottles full of explosive materials. This happened on our street twice that we know of, and if one of the kids would have picked it up, well, they may not be alive today. And we live in a nice area, by the way. So it's everywhere.
    I would suggest getting a prescription once a year for multiple refills, maybe during your annual visit. Good luck.

  2. I know what you mean Kathy! The better the police have gotten at catching them, the more creative they have become. Our area has gotten a reputation for meth cookers because we are so rural-it's easy to "cook" without being spotted. The Lion's share of my neighbors are good, hardworking people. It only takes one bad apple, like my former neighbor who was arrested multiple times before he was finally sent to jail. So, we're always on the look out and warn our kids not to touch anything in the woods and I give my dogs free roam of the property.

    By the way I found some over the counter stuff that seems to be helping. It's not as effective, but it does take the edge off! Thank goodness!