As left the church after an hour of Adoration, I saw this beautiful sky and it struck me as being gorgeous. Unfortunately, I didn’t take the time to get the photo set up well. But it will always remind me of a Sunday evening in September, beautifully spent in silent Adoration.
I don’t usually write about weight and diet because I don’t want anyone’s advice unless I ask for it. Since March this year, I have adopted a whole new way of eating. I have lost just over 20 lbs. and in the last few days, I have been at my lowest weight in 15 years. I have found that I don’t have stomach aches if I don’t eat white bread or sugar – I knew these were not good for me before, but now I avoid them like the plague. The weirdest thing is that I have found that if I avoid meat, my arthritis is virtually pain free. So, although I am not vegan (yet), I have almost stopped eating meat. It is just not worth it to me to have hands that are painful and stiff when I can eat other things and not feel like I am old and arthritic.
When anticipating old age back in my youth, I just prayed that my eyes and my hands would hold out so that I could knit and paint. When I realized my hands were full of arthritis, it frightened me. I will do just about anything to keep my hands functional. I’ll let you know how it goes, OK?
For now we see in a mirror dimly, bt then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13