May 24, 2012

Keep Your Vertical Focus Clear

It's so easy to get focused on ourselves. That's because we tend to focus on what we can see. Look around. What do you see? Trouble. Heartache. Rich people. Poor people. Healthy people and sick people. These things can either cheer us up, or bring us down. We are easily drawn into the tangible, and our emotions are often guided by what we can touch and feel.

But if we live our lives constantly being pushed around by these constantly changing circumstances, trusting our emotions, and allowing ourselves to be lifted up and drawn down, we will become a wreck! It's no wonder there are so many psychological issues in our society! We are too focused on ourselves.

This is why it is so important for us to place our hope in Jesus Christ. He is our Rock and our Salvation. Apart from Him we can do nothing. Without Him we have no hope. He is the one on whom we should be focusing day and night. No matter what circumstance you face, no matter how tired you feel, focus on Jesus. He is the standard, the one unmoving thing in your life in which you can always be secure. He will never leave you nor forsake you. In the midst of the storm, in the valley of the shadow of death, and even in the green pastures by the still waters, Jesus is always there.

Where is your focus? On you and your problems? Take you focus off of yourself, and focus on the only one who never changes. Keep your vertical focus clear, and never take your eyes off of Him.

May 04, 2012

"The Walker"

Garren is continuously finding ways to make us laugh. And we need lots of reasons to laugh! So when I got home from work yesterday, he was dying to show me something that he had come up with. We gathered around the TV and this is what he showed us.

May 01, 2012

"I Work Out!"

Garren is doing great since his fall last week. Nothing broken, hardly any bruising. He's one tough kid.

Just before he fell, his PT had told him he could have a 10 minute rest, but only gave him 7 minutes. After Garren fell, he was sitting in his chair, and he looked up and said "I told you I was going to get my 10 minute break!"

I've started taking Garren to the gym with me. He is amazing. He is able to move from his wheelchair onto the workout machines, adjust the weights, and do his own workout. We've had fun going together. I am going today to Race to Walk to learn more about what kind of exercises Garren needs to be doing, so that I can continue to supplement his therapy at the gym.

Yesterday afternoon the PT worked Garren so hard. I haven't seen him sweat like that since football practice 2 years ago! I thought he would be worn out, but he went with me to the gym last night and did another hour of work. I'm so proud of him, and so glad that he loves working out, because that is the best thing for him right now.