June 2, 2005

James' Return to the Blog

I have no good excuse; just laziness. This time in my life is very difficult, but that is the time when we should be focused even more on God. I should be leaning more heavily on His strength. Since my last entry a lot has happened.

Regarding work, I can’t be specific but I will say, it has become almost impossible to deal with. I/we are in over our heads. My poor beautiful wife is stressed beyond any comprehension. In fact, I believe the word “stressed” is thrown around too often.

Regarding health, I’ve gone through an intense case of mono which knocked me out for a couple of weeks although I only missed a week of work (it was impossible for me to miss more). The mono attacked my throat and liver. I could barely swallow without taking 3 Advil every 6 hours and then I had to fast for the ultra-sound on my liver. I think the pain I was in was worse than anything I’ve ever experienced. Yes, I did cry like a baby trying to take the Advil after what ended up being a 13 hour fast. It was horrible. I’m still a little weak but I’m healing quickly. (by the way, I think Carl’s Jr.’s Spit Loaded Breakfast Burrito was the cause. CJ’s is out.)

Anyway, all this to say, I will be back to blogging soon. I need to return to my routine of studying God’s word every morning so it is my main focus all day. I hope to get going tomorrow morning.