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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Service and overexertion

It's been a busy couple of weeks. Our church, which has been meeting in a movie theater (yes, I know, interesting concept but it worked) finally found a "permanent" home (until we grow out of it, that is), and we have been working our fingers to the bone to fix it up. Every night last week my husband and I were there, as well as a marathon day on Saturday - the day before our first service. I was feeling some pain when I got up on Saturday but did my best to deal with it because I knew my help was needed. I finally showed up at the church about 11 and worked so hard all day that I was able to ignore it until about 9 pm. About that time I completely crashed but still had drapes to put up and pushed through the throbbing pain in my head. The next day we got up and went to the service, and everyone who had volunteered for so long was practically catatonic, as expected. The service went well though, and my hubby and I went home and crashed on our respective couches. After a couple of hours he got up, but I stayed put. I literally could not move. Every time I did, my head would pound with a vengeance. I was beginning to wonder if I was going to have a stroke, the pressure and pain was so intense. By Monday morning I was ready to go to the dr. Thankfully they were able to see me and gave me two shots and a prescription with advice to call if the pain has not subsided within two days. It's now Tuesday morning and I am upright. The constant pain is gone but the shooting pain in my temples and when I move too quickly remains. I continue to take my pain meds and will take it somewhat easier, but do need to work today. We will see how it goes...

I read today that "If you completely give yourself physically, you become exhausted. But when you give yourself spiritually, you get more strength". I suppose over the next several weeks as we are finishing up the campus, my giving will be more spiritual than physical and this will have to be okay.