Saturday, February 24, 2007

Here is a shot of me and Robin at the LSU Rural Life Museum, it's kind of corny though (especially since we are sitting in front of the corn crib).

Genesis 2:23 And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."

Another beautiful shot of the pink Sunrise as reflected off of the pond surface (so the pic you see is really a reflection). This was taken friday morning and was breathtaking. It only lasted a few minutes, however.

Psalm 107:35 "He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings."
Psalm 63:1 "O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water."

I went to the surgeon's office who will be doing my hernia repair Friday and got all of the paper work lined and signed. It is scheduled for Tuesday morning and will be an outpatient procedure which he said will take about 45 minutes at the most. I wanted to do it this past week but he was out of town. We have yet to hear anything about our appeal to Blue Cross concerning the Yttrium spheres procedure, so that is why I wanted to go ahead and get the hernia repaired - at least something is happening. Praise God.

Bryan had a game today in New Roads against False River Academy. We won by about 7 points and we were missing two of our good players.

I had a first happen to me the other day. I cried while watching a PBS special about the Afghanastan health care system - or the lack there of. You talk about heart breaking. One in particular was a woman who had travelled for 3 days to see if the surgeon could repair a fistula she has had since given birth 8 months before. It was so bad the she had raw rashes on both inner thighs so bad that she could not walk. This wa s a result of a constant uncontolled flow of urine due to the fistulla. She was in such pain, it was unbelievable. The surgery was a complete success, thank God. A second story was of a young mother who was going into premature labor at 7 months. They were able to stall this for a few more days or weeks - but she finally had to come back to the Hospital where she gave birth after a very long labor. The baby was healthy, just to soon for the ability of the Hospital to handle. She lost the baby. The grief was sickening. The surgeon was so frustrated since he could not help like he wanted to due to the lack of equipment, drugs and competent help. He is a native of Afghanastan trained and living in the U.S. He finally left a year after this was filmed. We have got it so good. This just proves to me that America is blessed beyond any and all Nations past or present. Our system of Government is as close as you can get to perfect. We have our flaws, but our positives far outway any negatives. The Word says in Proverbs 14:34 "Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people." Any people, that includes all of us.

Hope to see you all in Church tomorrow, Lord willing and if the creek doesn't rise (we are supposed to get some bad weather tonight). God Bless.


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