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Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: Prayer Requests
« on: October 19, 2012, 07:28:39 pm »
Hello All,

It's been quite some time since I have posted on here. I have had health problems for quite some time. The long and the short of it is, I have been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). ALS is a diagnosis of elimination and it has taken over two years to come to this diagnosis. It started with problems with my left leg. First they thought it was a herniated disc. Then they thought a virus had attacked the myelin sheath on my nerves in that leg. The myelin sheath is like the insulator on the nerve. Anyway, that was how it went. They thought it was this, that and the other thing. When they ran out of options back in May, they sent me to the Univ. of Pittsburgh and the head of research into ALS there tested me and I have it now in both arms, both legs and the back.

Tim & I had to sell our house. I can no longer do the stairs there. I have to say that God has been holding both of us in the palm of His hands through all this. Our house sold in 2 1/2 hours for full asking price, in cash with no seller assist. We have moved into an independent retirement community. We have a two-bedroom apartment and we go to the dining room and get three meals a day. Someone comes to our apartment once a week and cleans it. This has been a tremendous help to Tim, my caregiver.

I am still able to walk but for only very short distances with a walker. I am unable to walk from the apartment to the dining room. I am in the process of getting a power wheelchair and that is a slow process. In the meantime, a friend has lent me a power chair that she used when she had knee surgery a while back.

I am so sorry I haven't been on this board for so long. The past two years have been extremely difficult. I cannot begin to tell you how many tests I have been through. And Tim and I have had so much stress. Please forgive me.

Through the whole thing we had the spectre of ALS, MS or Muscular Dystrophy hanging over our heads. When I was diagnosed on May 9th I still wasn't prepared for it. But I have managed to wrap my head around it and come to terms with it. It is all in God's hands. He has helped both Tim and me so much through this very difficult time for us.

Please keep us in your prayers for God's will to be done, whatever it may be, and for my family. They are taking this harder than me.

Much love, Suzi

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: My K3 updated to 3.1 AUTOMATICALLY
« on: February 28, 2011, 11:12:54 am »
Thank you! Thank you!

I upgraded from a K1 to K3 about three months ago. I went for the WiFi only since we have WiFi here at home and it's wonderful. I do notice that my books download way way faster on the K3 with our WiFi than they downloaded on my K1 which was 3G. As far as traveling, I would just load up a few books on my Kindle to read on the trip before I left. With my K1 I had automatically downloaded all the books I purchased to my Kindle. I must have had 30 pages of content. My Kindle started freezing up on me and needing hard resets, which was annoying. I took most of those books off my K1. I downloaded them to my Kindle for PC just so I wouldn't forget about them. The K1 ran much smoother after that. Now I limit my Kindle (both K1 and K3) to about 10 books on it at one time.

As to the sensitivity of the page turn buttons, well, after my K1, the K3 is worlds different. On the K1 I practically had to just look at the Next Page button and it would turn. It was extremely sensitive. The K3 is wonderful. I guess after 2 years with my K1 I am used to having a VERY light touch on my Kindle. I can have my finger on the Next Page button the whole time I read and only press it when needed.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: My K3 updated to 3.1 AUTOMATICALLY
« on: February 28, 2011, 10:58:42 am »
Since my Kindle updated to 3.1 the location numbers are gone. Now at the bottom it just gives the percentage of the book is read. Is there a way to get those location numbers back?

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: Prayer Requests
« on: February 16, 2011, 09:17:10 am »
Osnova, congratulations on your new arrival! Thanks for posting the pictures. What a beautiful baby! You have a lovely family & are truly blessed.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: Prayer Requests
« on: January 12, 2011, 01:02:42 pm »
SJC, I don't comment much on this particular thread. But you have been on my heart for quite some time. I have been praying for you & will continue to do so. Like it has been said before, we are family here. We love you. But most importantly, God loves you. Hold on to that and never forget it. Suzi

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: 2011 One Year Bible Comments
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:56:31 am »
Concrete Queen, that is such an awesome answer! You really hit the nail on the head!

In Matthew Chapter 23 Jesus really lets the Scribes & Pharisees have it. It is well worth reading that chapter to get a better understanding of what the religious leaders were like in Jesus's day. My impression of them from reading the scriptures is that outwardly they liked to appear good and righteous, but inwardly they were snakes. If they were truly righteous and good, they would have recognized Jesus for who He was, the Messiah. Instead, they plotted to murder Him.

I agree, Concrete Queen, we should never try to imitate ANY human. Our example is Jesus. And like you said, we will always come up short. Which is good in a way. Because like you said, there is no way whatsoever that we can earn salvation on our own. Only through God's grace will we have salvation.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: 2011 One Year Bible Comments
« on: January 02, 2011, 01:33:42 pm »
I started just after Christmas, with the December 26th. I was hoping maybe I won't get so bogged down in the genealogy if I started at the end. Odd I know. I began with. Jan. 1st reading today. I'm reafing the first one listed in the thread.

Yes, I know what you mean about those genealogies. Also, I find difficult some sections of the Old Testament which deal with minute details of the Mosaic Law and minute details on how certain things are to be constructed. That is when I really appreciate that each day's reading is more than just the Old Testament, but has a section from the New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs. I think that is why some people give up when they try to read the Bible from front to back; when they hit those difficult sections in the Old Testament, their eyes glaze over eventually & they give up!  :o

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Thanks, Suzi. I followed that link but didn't see any downloads for the two Bibles. Are these not the standard KJV Bibles, then? I'd really prefer to stay with my well-thumbed and well-noted hard copy if that's okay.

Anne, neither of those versions are the King James version. If you still want to read along with us, here is a link to the schedule for the One Year Bible which is the first one in that link:

Is this the One Year Bible category I was invited to join by Linda? I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for here ??? I do read from the KJV Bible daily and am nearly finished with a one year intensive study of the Old Testament (teaching it to 17-year-olds with my husband in our Sunday School), but maybe that's a different approach??

Hi Anne & Welcome! This is the One Year Bible Book Klub (with a K because of our "K"indles!)  :D Here is a link to the two Bibles which most of us will probably be reading for 2011.,43905.0.html

I would suggest you download samples of both & you will get a good idea of how those books manage to go through the entire Bible in one year. This will be the third year we have read the Bible together here. Personally, I find it upbuilding to know that my other Kindle friends (actually, we are family here now) are reading the same scriptures each day as I am.

Once again, welcome & please post any comments on the readings that come to mind.


Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: 2011 One Year Bible Comments
« on: December 03, 2010, 08:24:43 am »
Thanks!  I'm currently reading the One Year Bible, but I want a different one for next year, just to change things up.

Oh, okay! Then the format for Max Lucado's book is the same as the One-Year Bible. The difference between the two is that at the start of each day's reading on Grace for a Moment, there is a small devotional also that pertains to that day's reading.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: 2011 One Year Bible Comments
« on: December 02, 2010, 08:17:02 pm »
Will the Grace for the Moment Bible get you through the entire Bible, or is it just selected readings?

Yes, Grace for the Moment Bible will get you through the entire Bible in one year. Jan. 1st starts with four readings: one from Old Testament (Gen. chap. 1), one from New Testament (Matthew Chap. 1), a reading from Psalms (starts with Psalm 1) and a proverb or two (Proverbs 1).  Download a sample of both of the Bibles and you will get a good idea what they are like. Also, the other one I mentioned, the One-Year Bible gets you through the entire Bible in one year. It is quite a feeling of accomplishment when you are finished reading the entire Bible. And the daily readings take approximately 15 minutes.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / 2011 One Year Bible Comments
« on: December 01, 2010, 09:12:59 am »
Time to get excited about our One Year Bible for next year!  When you do a search in the Kindle Store for "One Year Bible" there are three pages now. But it seems like the two we are familiar with are the best candidates once again. I highly recommend them both.

This particular Bible has a wonderful blog on the Net. It can be found here & is a treasure of information to read daily along with your daily reading.

Another wonderful One Year Bible. It has a nice devotional comment for each day's reading.

The Kindle was instrumental in helping me read the whole Bible this year!  I always wanted to read the whole thing, but became intimidated by it.  I read the NLT One Year Bible and really liked it!  Reading on the Kindle made it easier to read and easier to take with me.  I look forward to reading through again! :)

I agree, Sky. Reading the OYB on the Kindle seems easier to me also than reading the DTB. Another thing I really like about reading it on my Kindle is that when I turn on my Kindle it is up there at the top or near the top. Before I goof off and just read a novel, my conscience pricks me that I should do my daily reading first. I can't truly enjoy my novel until I get my daily reading done.

Skyblue, Oh how wonderful to have read the entire Bible!! What an awesome achievement. I have been reading the Bible daily since 1974 and still "see" things I never saw before on a regular basis. I think, Heavens, how could I have missed that so many times!!! But maybe it wasn't the proper time back then for me to truly see & understand that particular scripture.

I can't believe it that pretty soon we will be starting our third year together here as a group doing the One-Year Bible. In a few days I will be getting the 2011 thread going. I hope you will join us! We are truly a family here.


Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: Prayer Requests
« on: November 10, 2010, 10:05:33 am »
Thank you so much for sharing that! It's very faith inspiring.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: Prayer Requests
« on: October 21, 2010, 07:56:49 pm »
I have received a message from Angela & she asked me to pass it along to everyone. Please lift Angela up in prayer. She has had a bad day today. I will just insert that section of the message for you all to read:

Today has been a very rough day. I have been have a bad reaction to my antibiotics (doxycycline hyclate)... nausea, severe stomach cramping, can't even keep water down.

The doctor has called in a Zpac and fenegrin?? A friend is picking it up for me hopefully real soon. Larry is on his way home from Houston. I haven't told him how I am right now because I want him to drive safe. Could you please update the prayer thread for me? I know that having Larry home will help me more than anything, but the doctor said if I don't start feeling better this evening to go straight to the ER.

Please keep Angela in your prayers.

Thanks, Suzi

Thanks so much, Wayne. Here it is:

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: Christian Biography
« on: September 26, 2010, 02:59:16 pm »
I haven't read any Christian biographies yet, but when I have time, I want to read a biography of Billy Graham. I think there are a few biographies of him available for the Kindle.

Welcome, unknown. I'm so glad you found us. I have a strong feeling you will love reading the OYB on your Kindle!!

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: Prayer Requests
« on: September 09, 2010, 09:32:09 am »

I wonder where Suzanne is, I miss her!!

Perhaps this has been a difficult year for you. The future stretching out before you may seem gloomy or threatening... In your rare moments of quiet, you may wonder, Where is God?

He's right there at your side, my friend. He has never left. He has never removed His eye from you, nor has his attention wandered to other matters. Not even for a heartbeat. He has never ceased caring for you or thinking about you, considering your situation, and loving you with a passion and intensity beyond comprehension.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living Gos.  Psalm 42:2

Linda, I am still here. I read the prayer request thread daily & keep you all in my prayers. I am still battling health problems. Since I had the pneumonia in February I have had severe dizziness & occasional bouts of vertigo. The dizziness is so bad I cannot drive & most of the time cannot leave the house. Tim has been having to do the grocery shopping because I simply cannot do it. By the time we get back to around where the dairy products are, I am so dizzy I dearly want to just sit on the floor. Which would make quite a scene I think!  :D

I have been treating with my pulmonologist who treated me at the hospital with the pneumonia. He has referred me to a neurologist and I am treating with him. He has had MRI's done and everything looks good. So he really doesn't know what is going on.

Something occurred to me about a week ago. When I was in the hospital for 8 days with the pneumonia, of course they drew tons of blood daily. Well, they found out that my triglycerides in my cholesterol reading were high. So my family doctor put me on medication. About a week ago, I wondered if maybe that medication was having an effect. So I went off the medication. I have lived 60 years without this medication, so I think I'll be okay for a couple more weeks. Well, after a day off the medication, the dizziness has abated greatly.

I will wait another week and then go back on the medication for the cholesterol. If the dizziness returns, I will make an appointment with my family doctor and discuss the situation with him.

My heart goes out to you, Linda, for your situation. A good cry always helps me when I am under a lot of stress. Afterwards I feel quite drained but I also feel like the pressure has relieved a bit. You are doing such a good thing by your grands & the Lord sees this & He will carry you through it.

Love you all, Suzi

Oh, I totally agree! I love ChristianBook. They get a lot of their revenue from me & my Bible addiction!  :D Hopefully they will get e-books for the Kindle too. The Kindle has to be the biggest e-book device around I would think.

Book Klub: One Year Bible / Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« on: August 30, 2010, 11:02:18 am »
Robert, Thanks for posting that. I had not seen it before. It's a great price so I grabbed it. Suzi

I prefer reading the One Year Bible on my Kindle. For some reason, the daily reading "seems" to go faster on my Kindle!  :D The only bad thing I notice on my Kindle is that if there is a scripture I want to make a paper note on, I have to page back a lot to find what chapter of the Bible I am reading. I have a notebook that I use for my Bible study and write down scriptures that I find of interest. So reading my OYB reading on the Kindle does slow down that note taking.

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