For everything God created is good,
and nothing is to be rejected….
New baby: Rivers Wilkinson…7 lb. 11 oz…22 in. ..Born Sunday
Parents: Jacob and Hannah Shockley Wilkinson
Big brother: Brooks
As you have already read, my spasticity affects my left leg and left hand. I’ve noticed that the improvement is more noticeable in my left leg than in my left hand. There’s a reason for this and it’s because of simple physics. The specific gravity of Baclofen is greater than the specific gravity of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This causes intrathecal Baclofen to “settle” in the lower CSF space, rather than it being evenly distributed throughout all of the CSF that surrounds my spinal cord. Because of this “settling”, intrathecal Baclofen works better for the lower extremities than it does for the upper extremities. This doesn’t mean that Baclofen does not help relax muscle spasticity in upper extremities; the benefits are just more noticeable in the lower extremities. I developed this little specific gravity theory during my research prior to the surgical implantation of my intrathecal Baclofen pump and knew this was a possibility. Now, I can tell you it is for real—my leg is winning the “less spasticity” race. I think it’s cool how we can’t escape physics, although, it would be nice if I could escape it this time.
Frances Gay received a wonderful health report yesterday! I’m so glad she called with the results before she left Hammond. God is good!
Mr. James Miller went to St. Tammany again and began the treatment that was scheduled for December 4th. Keep him high on your list.
Operation Christmas Child report from Mary Alice Fox (Gastonia, N.C.)
Greetings from NC. Hope you are doing well and are looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have followed with interest your Operation Christmas Child activities and thought you would like to hear what we are doing here.
Our church serves as a relay station for churches in 3 counties. Frank and I have worked there during collection week since we retired – he longer than I since he retired earlier. When I walked in Monday I was amazed at the number of boxes – never seen that many there that early. It seems that when they were setting up the building Sunday they received almost 800 boxes and they weren’t even open for collection. Across the course of Monday – our first day – we packed 1416 shoeboxes into cartons to be shipped to Charlotte. That was a record number. So I thought Tuesdaywould be slow. Not so. 1463 boxes came in that day. We stayed busy all day – so much for a slow day. I didn’t work again until today which is the final day. Don’t have a count but for the first time ever we had to have a 5th cargo trailer to carry all the boxes. We average 25,000 boxes when you include those that were boxed when they came to us from other relay stations. We are certain that we did better this year so there was much excitement at the end of the day.
Today at 11:00 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe in Kentwood
There will be NO Bible Study this week due to the holiday.
Some churches are not having prayer meeting Wednesday. Check with your local church.
We will be collecting stamps to affix to Christmas cards donated by Miss Fay Shoemaker which are being sent to prisoners at the parish jail. This will enable them to write to family members this Christmas season. The deadline is Sunday, November 29th.
Today’s devotional will be different.
Joey and Rory – http://thislifeilive.com/enough/ (written about a month ago)
Think on that word “Enough”. To say it means so much. It means “Peace”!
“It is Well with My Soul” can only come with God’s peace.
http://tasteofcountry.com/joey-feek-it-is-well-with-my-soul/ (Watch the video.)
Now, is a good time to make your list of what you are thankful for this year. I doubt new cars, houses, boat, jobs, etc. will be on your list after you read and watch these links.
Song of the Day – “When Peace Like a River”
Thankfulness: Day 24 – Peace in my soul
I trust you can also say you have that peace. If not, seek a person who can help you reach that point.