Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

A new philosophy on life

On Saturday I went to meet up with the "Birthing Master" for a class on suturing.  Now, I always love talking to this midwife.  She is very up beat person and has a great out look on life. She is the kind of lady that does not see the bad in people! I am not saying that she does not "see" bad, but she chooses not to see it. I really think that if some one insulted her it would probably just role off her like water on a duck! I am not saying that she is a perfect person, she has bad days just like all of us, but all in all they are rare and far and few between.

Okay, back to Saturday.  I was telling her that I was kinda worried about our itinerary that we have received to look over ( we will be getting our tickets this week). The one thing that I really did not want was a layover in Korea because of the hostilities between South Korea and North Korea.  I am a bit of a worry wort sometimes and have been a little stressed about this. Well, Mrs Rogers just laughed at me and said "God in in charge".  Of course I know that, but sometimes it is easer said then done - this trusting in God business.  I was telling her that I know that "God is in charge" but I still worry and she told me something that really stuck  with me.  She said " until God decides that it is time for me to come home I am invincible".  That got me thinking and you know - I think that she is right! Not only that but God himself told me the same thing!  Right here in Psalms 91;

 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
   will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
   my God, in whom I trust.”

 3 Surely he will save you
   from the fowler’s snare
   and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
   and under his wings you will find refuge;
   his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
   nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
   nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
   ten thousand at your right hand,
   but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
   and see the punishment of the wicked.
 9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,”
   and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
   no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
   to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
   so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
   you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
 14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
   I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
   I will be with him in trouble,
   I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
   and show him my salvation.”

Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Review

So, the midwife that I apprentice with, affectionately called the "Birthing Master",  gave me a book recently and I would like to share a review with you.

The book is called "A Book For Midwifes" by Susan Klein, Suellen Miller, and Fiona Thomson. It is published by the same publisher that published "Where There Is No Doctor".  I love this book!  It is hands down the best book for people who want to know all of the ins and outs of midwifery.  It is written for health workers in third world countries and it is the most helpful and user friendly book that I have seen. It is the ultimate "prepper" book for anything to do with prenatal and birth care. It will teach you how to fix common ailments with uncommon remedies - for instance, if you have anemia put a clean iron nail into a glass and add lemon juice and let it sit all night. Drink this concoction mixed with some water and Viola you have an iron supplement!

Be aware, this is not a book that you should let little children see!!! It does not have any real pictures but it does have some graphic drawings. It is very comprehensive and  will show you how to do things that you would not learn any where else.  All in all I highly recommend this book if you have any interest in learning how to become a midwife or if you want to have it "just in case".