News from my sister Ruth re. her spinal stenosis consultation with the surgeon in London, On yesterday: She and her husband are grateful for the kindness, the competence and the egoless confidence of the physician who examined her. Ruth asked him, "Can you help me?" He answered calmly without ego..."Yes, I do 150 of these surgeries a year and most people are helped unless there is some other untreated underlying issue." We continue in prayer for her and many others in our circles who are suffering from age-related arthritic pain. Jesus is the compassionate and powerful healer of pain. Jesus also assures us that even though we are walking through valleys of pain and shadow, we do not need to fear evil, "for THOU ART WITH ME". A good walk in the snow helps too or singing a song with one's husband as Ruth and her husband were doing tonight when I called them tonight. Let us live in gratitude.