Monday, March 9, 2009

Sick today

Tried to go to work this morning and to spend some time with Christof Sauer, a colleague whom I respect much who is visiting from South Africa.  I had hoped to spend some time going through some of the reference material that I have compiled in my continuing research on the theology of persecution.  Unfortunately, I felt terrible and could only stay for about 90 minutes before being taken back home. I was sick to the stomach and terribly weak and tired.   Fortunately, Christof felt content to go through my library in my absence and I hope some benefit with come of it for future research.

Went to the hospital later in the day to get some blood work in case I need a transfusion tomorrow and found out that my hemoglobin had dropped to 69 again, which explains my fatigue, I guess.

The short of it is that I will probably be unable to contribute to the Religious Liberty Partnership meetings, as I had hoped.  This is very disheartening to me.

One of the biggest struggles I have is with a sense of incompleteness with my work. I wanted so much to finish revising my book but I feel that I will never get to do it.  If I had the chance, I think that I would like to be able to focus on three things:

  • my research
  • the mission's monthly newsletter
  • my blogging

These three things seem to be what I have the ability to do in these days when I have energy for little else.


Oluremilekun said...

The Lord Jesus, He for whom you are working, will grant you grace to do ALL He would have you do for HIM. Please do not be discouraged in your heart. He will bear you up and see you through in His own way. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Marilyn said...

Dear Glenn

May the Lord grant you energy and his presence in making it possible for you to do those things. He giveth power to the faint;and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.Isaiah 40:29
That's my prayer for you.
Praying and thinking of you daily.