Prayer is greatly needed by so many of my porch friends, I'm glad that our Lord knows about and cares about every situation. I pray for each of you with upcoming surgeries that God will give you grace and strength and healing and give your doctors wisdom. Don, my heart breaks for Carol and the burdens she has carried, and you have carried, too, for so long. Mariane, I pray for a solution to your travel. I have a congenital hiatal hernia that has grown through the years--to the point that before one of my surgeries, a doctor, looking at an x-ray, told me that my "heart was not in the right place" because of it. (And here I'd always thought my heart was IN the right place!) Laury, I pray for your discouragement to be lifted before your surgeries, and Allison that you will have a peace about yours. Carole, I hope this is the final round for the acute bronchites. I had bronchites last month, but I don't think mine was a-cute one. (Sorry--couldn't help myself)
If you have a Kindle, just for today (Jan. 18), you can order a Kindle version of my book Don't Frighten the Pansies at Amazon for free. Several have told me they have found encouragement in the inspirational section--and some in the nature section. I particularly like the reminders in "Your God Has Not Forsaken You."
You all have been in my daily prayers and will continue to be there. Hugs to all.