Hello and welcome to Moose Head Homestead! This blog is to share the adventures of a simple homestead in the Midwest. I share about real food, homesteading, prepping, outdoor activities, getting back to basics, encouragement, God's beauty, and of course Miss Daisey Mae! Thanks for stopping by! 🐔🐥🐾🦋🌿
Today is finally going to warm up more. I like it warm. :) I am hoping to plant this weekend. I'm ready to reap a harvest! :)
Found out the other day that my husband has another opportunity to go to Haiti. Only he is going with people from another church. It's interesting how God orchestrated it. He will be going in October...and will be gone for our anniversary. :( Last year, we were both on the mission field in Venezuela on our anniversary. Great memory. My body won't allow me to go on the mission field right now and I'm sure when I will be able to unless it's a permanent thing. The temporary back and forth traveling and the grueling hours is hard on this ole body. :)
I ask that you continue to pray earnestly for my doc appt on Friday. Pray she is open to prescribing the medicine I'd like to try and is for "off-label" use. I called our compounding pharmacy here in town and asked if they do it and they said yes. So if she prescribes it, I will be able to get it. If she doesn't then I will have to take narcotics the rest of my life to be able to function. :( I had to stop taking a medicine they were trying for me as it made my coordination worse and also balance. (I randomly tipped over lol) It was a seizure medicine thought to help with pain. It didn't. Oh before anyone says it, I have changed my diet (been eating natural/gluten free for years), take herbal preparations for pain, exercise, etc. :) Due to my MG still being bad, I have a hard time swallowing and I am down to 108 lbs because eating is proving difficult at times. I know I have lost around 5 lbs and that's not a lot, but it is for me. Frankly, it's a blessing that you don't see how weak I am and how slow and painful I walk. I don't like people seeing me in pain. Especially when it's not going away...I just ask that it would be less...praying.
Oh, I almost forgot. My husband and son are going on a short mission trip together to Indiana to work this summer. I pray it's a great bonding time for them. What will I do with myself with a long weekend alone? Massage? :)
One thing that has really made me smile lately is the frogs. Oh how I love to hear them at night. Sends my soul into peaceful happiness. I smile EVERY time. :) If anyone of you hear frogs singing, I hope it makes you think of me. If it does, whenever you hear them, say a little prayer for me.
I hope you all are well and enjoying fun things this Spring like 4-wheeling or such. Now THAT is a blast. :)
I will leave you with these thoughts...The bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions. :)
We have the choice to walk in victory and not in defeat no matter our situation, whether we experience symptoms of sickness or not. We live in a fallen world and we are not immune to trials and tribulations such as sickness, disease or pain. There are times when we can rebuke and stand against such things and they flee, but there will be times when they will not. Our victory comes when we trust in Him anyhow, keep our eyes on Him, and don’t give satan a foothold or inroad into our life. Paul, to me, was a great example of this. He was beaten, shipwrecked, stoned, was weak, harassed by a demon, and more. Yet, through all that, he had the victory. He kept his eyes on Christ, praised Him in prison, continued to spread the gospel, and kept fighting the enemy. God promises us we will be delivered. That means we have to be put in situations that require deliverance. We are not immune! We may see our deliverance here on Earth several times over in different situations. We may also see it by …
It happened. I didn't want it to. I thought I was stronger than that. But, looking back, I see that I let it happen.
For several months now I have not been feeling myself. I have been irritable, anxious, intolerant, angry, smug, and overwhelmed.
I gave satan a foothold. I gave him an inroad.
I am probably like many of you. Checking my Facebook every morning...you know, the "newspaper" we read first thing to see the latest happenings with our friends and family. Only it's not that anymore. It's become a cesspool of politics, anger, greed, self indulgence, how to fake your life for the world to see...so much is not even real anymore. It's exhausting trying to wade through it all to find some sort of truth, to find something real...Oh there is the occasional scripture I come across, but even then it is a photo of a scripture that is either taken out of context or from a translation that isn't even close to the real meaning.
Most people hit their prime in their 20's and 30's. They take life by the horns, have lots of energy, do lots of fun things, and enjoy it to the full.
I never thought I'd get to experience a "prime" of my life. In my 20's and 30's, I was sick and dying. I suffered from a neuromuscular disease called Myasthenia Gravis, a connective tissue disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, inflammatory arthritis, severe fibromyalgia, and cancer. I was a hot mess to say the least. My diseases progressed and I was steadily declining. I was in a wheelchair often, could not swallow normal food, could not sit up for very long, in severe pain, and had heart issues and difficulty breathing. I was out of treatment options after plasmapheresis and IVIG failed and caused deathly reactions. I could not take any pain medication as I also suffered autonomic nervous system dysfunction and my body reacted negatively to them. In fact, my body rejected everything the doctors tried and …