Poor Tummy-O

This evening I had to stay home from evening worship, due to finally succumbing to the unpleasant tummy bug that’s been hovering about our family for a few weeks. Now it’s time to go to bed, and hopefully be well enough to carry on with life’s duties as usual tomorrow. I DO feel quite a bit better.


As I was snuggled under extra covers due to shaking chills, I thought of the many things for which I can be thankful, even in this. Here are some things that came to mind:

  • We have good, wholesome water to drink. This affliction is not from tainted, filthy water.
  • We have wholesome food to eat, in plenty.
  • We can easily keep our clothing and our environment clean, to cut down on the likelihood of “filth” diseases.
  • When I am well, I can assemble with others to worship the Lord, without fear of senseless violence and persecution.
  • We have a loving church family for whom we care, and who, in turn, care for us.
  • We have INDOOR plumbing, and central heating, both of which are a great comfort when one is ill.
  • My family carries on, keeping things neat and feeding themselves, when I’m out of commission.
  • I have my own copy of the Bible, which I may read and which I may study, and find comfort (and conviction) therein.
  • I am not ill with a chronic, debilitating illness.

Well, I could go on. But it is time to bid you, Adieu. May the Lord keep you safe, bless you with a true nearness to Himself, and keep you well. May your heart overflow in love and gratitude to Him:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

2 Responses to “Poor Tummy-O”

  1. Pam says:

    Hope you continue to get better!

    Thanks for the post about all of the things we HAVE to be thankful for. It’s so easy to take things like WATER for granted! Isn’t it great to live in a country where you can gave a Bible, and share it!

  2. Joyce says:

    Thanks, Pam, for your comment.

    I hope that YOU are feeling better. 🙂