Extra, Illness - Encephalitis

“Hmm. What To Write”

Human body thinking in front of question mark

I don’t recall ever having such a tough time deciding what my next posting would be. This last week has felt as if my thoughts have been glued to one big question mark. What took place a few weeks ago gives the reason why; braking my collarbone. I know, not your average excuse.

Assuming there are a few of you who have no idea what that’s about, click here and find out. It shows the over-all reason why I have a legit excuse why thinking of what to write hasn’t been too easy… until now.

Red shout out woo hoo written on the wall


While thinking of how tough this surgery might be for me – Tuesday-Aug 27th – I recalled this last week just how much tougher it was with a brain illness called encephalitis I went through 30 years ago. Pondering on what took place back then, reflecting on how rough that was for myself and many others, has me feel quite a bit more at peace inside with this entire surgery ordeal I’m now facing.

And since it has been well over a year since I’ve posted parts of my story, then why not just share some of them again? You will begin to see why the surgery I’m having done, the short out-patient surgery followed by weeks of discomfort, is, to me, rather sweet and simple. I’ll be thanking God for carrying me though it all this time, as it was obvious He carried me through that tougher trial in the past.
Click photo below to open one of the first of my postings on that subject.

I can’t help but want to pass a reminder to you all that, whether you are going through a small or larger trial . . . God knows what He’s doing.

I also can’t help but share one of my favorite verses –
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @marimemoirs and read more on her blog, marimemoirs.com.

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