Saturday, October 1, 2016

Day 1 - WALK {2016}

Today is Day 1 of the "write31days" challenge; and I am linking up with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday group for this years' "free writes".  Check out all of my posts in this series here.

The word for today is Walk...

Every day I determine to walk the right path; to do the things that I know God wants me to do; to be the person He wants me to be.

It isn't an easy walk; caring for one with dementia - possibly Alzheimer's Disease setting in.  It isn't an easy walk for anyone.

And, I know that I don't always walk the right path; don't always do the things that I should; and am not always the person that I should be...

Many days I feel like Paul:

"I do not understand my own actions.  For I do not do what I want but I do the very thing I hate.  Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good.  But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.  For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh.  I can will what is right, but I cannot do it.  For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.  Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me...

"Wretched man that I am!  Who will rescue me from this body of death?  Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!"  (Hebrews 7:15-20, 24-25).

Whatever path I walk, I know that God walks beside me; and if I do wander from the path He has set for me, He will be there to lead me back on the right track.

This journey we are all on is never easy; but as long as we travel with our God, it becomes easier...

Whatever may be in our path.

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So, let's all pray for a closer walk with God; and please enjoy "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" sung by Anne Murray:


  1. I think we all stumble at times!

    1. Absolutely, we do, Tara! Sorry for the delay; I've been away from home and computer...couldn't figure out the password, etc. to use my Table. So trying to catch up this evening, but really tired! I'll begin reading soon!!!

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

  2. Yep, I've also found the journey to be more manageable when I walk with God. Bless you for caring for someone with dementia. That certainly adds challenge to your life.
    Have fun during this October #Write31Days.

    1. Thank you, Susan! It's is not an easy journey; but definitely more so walking with God, and the many others who walk with me and encourage me and are there for me!

      Appreciate your reading and commenting.

  3. Well-said, Barbara. I stumbled badly of late. But while I still can't forgive myself, I know that God has already forgiven me - and He is carrying me.

    1. His arms are strong and He can and will carry you!! Don't be so hard on yourself, my friend!!! I know how ill you are; thank you for taking the time and energy to read...sorry for the delay; I've been away from home and the computer!!

  4. Having Dementia disease knocked my grandma off her life and had her living like a mad person, I didn't know how the better part of her life eluded her, my mind was completely splatted in two, She showed a severe decline in her mental and cognitive skills in the last few years of her life and her quality of life had deteriorated greatly in the last 3 years of life where she was mostly bedridden. I am very glad my partner sought help and now she is free from all signs of psychosis. She was healed through the herbal medicines from Dr Charanjit, I do not wish to go the same route and I manage to live a fairly active and healthy lifestyle.
    Here are her words "Finally, can you imagine what it would feel like to be NORMAL again, like I were before I was struck down by this horrible condition that you never asked for, and don’t deserve?" Sounds great doesn't it?
    You can contact him via email He is well known for his groundbreaking treatments concerning the brain and mind issues.


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