Sunday, September 10, 2017

Working through the challenges

I'm a little better but I still cannot see clearly, neither can I read regular books. Seeing through my right eye is like looking through heavy gauze.  I can now see shapes and light gets through, a hope of an eventual return to normal.  

So I decided since this recovery is taking longer than expected, to tackle it for what it is... a distraction from what God has called me to do.  I'm using every trick in the book.  For instance, I set the font higher in my browser and while doing this I found a teeny tiny sentence asking me to set what I wanted as the smallest font online.

I've set and reset options for years and I don't recall seeing that.  Probably because I didn't need it.  Who knew?  But I changed it from the absurdly small font it accepted and behold, it works on almost every site.  My email account was set to a larger font to see easier, as well as Facebook. 

This year has had a variety of health issues that are all part of developing Juvenile Diabetes long ago. However, I am blessed with a good physician and retinal specialist. Not to mention the Great Physician. I'll be seeing the specialist again next week to check the progress of the right eye.

I learned long ago not to waste a trial and this past week, as I listened to a sermon on TV (cannot remember which one), the pastor reiterated that God redeems our trials if we ask for wisdom. I've been asking!

So I continue to ask for complete healing so my eyesight returns.  By changing to a larger font, I can write once in awhile here.  However, the light of the screen still hurts so I can't promise regular posts until further healing is manifested.

I am late for one book review and another is coming up very soon.  We will do the best we can to get them posted.  Thank you for your prayers.  (Sorry for any typos.)

Image:  When the azaleas were blooming.  Lovely.


Vee said...


You can also set how bright your screen is. I have had to do both...lower the brightness and increase font size. Your story about the tiny sentence you may not have seen...I have a huge story about something I did not see last week, but I'm not blogging these days so I don't have a forum for sharing. Feel better as you ask The Lord not to allow any life challenge to be wasted. Good thinking that! I know that I am learning tons. You keep sharing! Many blessings to you... said...

So glad to hear this! You probably know that you can change the brightness on the screen also, correct? But then, your techno son would know that also!

Glenda said...

We'll be here. The most important thing is your healing.
You are a tremendous witness for God and an inspiration for all of your readers.
Many blessings to you,

Anonymous said...

So good when a trial is not wasted but we can learn something from it if we have a willing attitude.
Praying for complete recovery for your eye and vision. Glad to hear from you today. Blessings, Sharon D.

ellen b said...

May God give you the wisdom you are asking for.

Sandi said...

"...not to waste a trial"

Love your triumphant outlook!

Cheri said...

Brenda, so nice to 'hear' your voice, but don't strain yourself on our account. Take all the time you need. Praying for you and thankful for the technology that allows for increasing the font size! Thankful for the improvement in your vision even more!

rebecca said...

No typos that I can see :)
I admire your determination and the way you have decided not to waste your suffering.
Just because your vision is impaired, you're still listening! Like Saul's (Paul), perhaps YOUR sightless days hold deep and lasting lessons ♥

Anonymous said...

OH so sorry, Brenda...will be praying for your eye to heal!! It is so hard having diabetes...I am now on insulin well as pills...and my weight is so stubborn...the only hope I have of taking less meds anyway. Oh well, we know where our REAL HOME is don't we? But no problem asking GOD to help us meanwhile!! Take care of yourself as well as you can...
Elizabeth in WA

Judy said...

I am sorry you have experienced these months of new trials, Brenda.

As you wait with patience in hope of healing, may God bring you peace, and may He bless each endeavour to honour Him that you make.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I learned several years ago, that we can ask God to 'show Himself' to us in our trials. "Let me see who you are Lord in this trial or situation." He always answers that because He wants to be known by us. Its part of having a relationship with Him.

I'm praying for you.

You are loved!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of this. It's a hard thing to struggle with seeing clearly, I'm sure! I will be praying for you, as well.

Anonymous said...

Brenda, its good to hear from you. Glad there has been some improvement in your sight. Hope that continues. Take care of yourself. Sharon