DAY 8 – Friday
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12
Somehow, I woke out of a deep dream in time to get my son to school. Another full day ahead and a birthday on Saturday (my youngest turned 13) – I realized writing time would be minimal. Yet, I was feeling better than ever — really good actually! I was excited and felt confident about the changes our household was about to make for the good of us all.
DAY 9 – Saturday
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with him.” -John 14:23
My youngest 13th birthday so I started the morning off making birthday crepes. He had plans that evening so I knew the morning was my best chance to really dive into prayer and worship. I spent over an hour on my knees. Went through my prayer list from National topics to personal prayers for my children, my marriage, our finances, and finally for God to work through me in the stories that I am to tell.
As I went about my day, I felt the hint of a headache coming on, but I ignored it. I figured it had to do with my cleansing fast, so I just kept drinking my tea and water. Tried to nap but nothing helped. I figured it was a sign to just rest… body, mind, and spirit.
DAY 10 – Sunday
“Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.” Matthew 24:35
Headache had turned into body aches. I felt horrible and opted to stay in bed. Expecting to keep my normal pace while robbing my body of basic food was obviously unrealistic. If I did anything it would be reading in preparation for Mount Hermon Next Level clinic.
DAY 11 – DAY 15
Accepted the fact I was sick… having flu-like symptoms for the first time in a decade. Emphatic about continuing my sugar detox, I couldn’t take my normal remedies since they all contained some type of sugar or alcohol. But I did take some TheraFlu tablets on the 2 days I had to watch my grandson to keep from spreading my illness.
On the bright side, I had no appetite so avoiding taboo foods was easy!