Why is that woman grinning
in the cereal aisle of the grocery? 
Because she’s allowed  to go
there:  Rice Chex are now gluten-free.  For those of you who (used to) subscribe to
this blog, I wanted to let you know why my fingers haven’t found the time to
write the millions of thoughts flying through my head.

My son and I have been
learning how to eat gluten-free since being diagnosed with
gluten-intolerance/celiac disease two months ago.  No more weeping over food cravings, brain
fog, and painful joints:  God answers
prayers in ways we would never dream.

I’ve been learning how to
grow old graciously:  in 3 ½ weeks, my
mother-in-law went from assisted living to the hospital (pneumonia, bronchitis,
and urinary tract infection) to the nursing home, to a bigger hospital (broken
hip and broken facial bones) to a new nursing home.  When we remind her to pray, she says “God,
help me….to be a witness in this place.”

I’ve been learning about
care of the elderly: about catheters, fingernails, Medicare, Boost vs. Ensure,
the hierarchy of nurses, and what to watch for when your loved one is in a
nursing home.  God has placed each of us
in the family with a special talent to keep her safe.

Now we’re off for a
10-hour-6 day trip for a Regional speech tournament:  gluten-free all the way!  Of the 15 people from our club going on this
trip, 4 others are gluten-free too:  God
chooses our friends with care!

“And the
peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and
your minds in Christ Jesus.” 
(Philippians 4:7)