I have been able to beat the birds to the ripe cherries this year…bit by bit, I’ll have enough for a crisp soon. I need to go check the tree every other day and keep pickin’.
Wonderful cherries. Time spent removing the pits. Removing myself from the pit! I am wondering if I should continue with the Rituxan treatments…. as it makes me so tired. From what I’ve read, it’s not really mandatory… it’s simply a precaution.
What a perfect devotional I turned to this morning!!! Dealing with pits:
Self-pity is a slimy, bottomless PIT. Once you fall in, you tend to go deeper and deeper into the mire. As you slide down those slippery walls, you are well on you way to depression, and the darkness is profound.
Your only hope is to look up and see the Light of My Presence shining down on you. Though the Light looks dim from your perspective, deep in the pit, those rays of hope can reach you at any depth. While you focus on Me in trust, you rise ever so slowly out of the abyss of despair. Finally, you can reach up and grasp My hand. I will pull you out into the Light again. I will gently cleanse you, washing off the clinging mire. I will cover you with My righteousness and walk with you down the path of Life.
Psalm 40:2-3, Psalm 42:5, Psalm 147:11
(from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)
I know, I know… being tired is a mild side effect considering what others have to go through. I need to be thankful… and simply accept my slower pace. (But it does make me crazy. My brain doesn’t slow down. Lots of things that I WANT to do.)