Memoirs of an Excellent Week

Hallelujah! Praise God! Because, true to His Word, he is giving me strength and healing.

“Those who wait for The Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31

When I first read those words back in April, I was in the depths of chronic fatigue: I could do nothing but sleep and see nothing in any direction but darkness all around me. I couldn’t imagine myself ever being well again.

But I would read those words daily, and trust in the Promise of God.

Slowly, slowly, He’s been bringing me back to healing and renewal, rebuilding my strength and my life one step at a time.

And this week, to His Glory, has been a testament to that Promise!

Monday: Five-mile walk through the woods from Butts Brow to the edge of Town. I couldn’t quite make the last mile to Holywell as I’d intended, but it was a hot day and a winding path. And hey – I’d just done a five mile walk! The steps I had taken to get me to that point were infinitely gradual and gentle – over time building myself up with short and gentle walks, listening to what my body could do and respecting what it couldn’t yet. And the reward was great! A beautiful walk on a beautiful day.

Tuesday: Watching The Play That Goes Wrong at Devonshire Park Theatre. Hilarious! I was totally exhausted by the end – from laughing SO much. Some say laughter is the best medicine.

Wednesday: Swinging from an Ash tree over this gorgeous little brook in Bosham, West Sussex:

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More laughter, more healing, more strength.

Thursday: Singing in the church music group. A great evening of singing God’s praises with friends who are skilled and dedicated singers and musicians. With pizza, too!

Friday: Having the inspiration to write again, and making a start on my next story.

Saturday: Visiting this amazing crop circle at The Long Man, Wilmington and lying in the star at its centre:

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More healing, more strength, more wonder and renewal.

Today: A walk through the woods, with the raindrops pattering against the leaf canopy above, the sound of my muffled footsteps on the damp earth; a refreshing breeze against my skin, and the sweet scent of life reawakening.

Praise God! Hallelujah!

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