The Monitor of the Heart

The wrist cuff started puffing up on its own and restricted the circulation around my left wrist. The numbers digitally shown started going down slowly...The reading ended at "133/81." That reading wasn't bad at all if you are like me who have a history of high blood pressure. That's even great because I haven't taken my morning pill yet that will help lower it down.

This is an everyday habit that I need to do if I want to be responsibly able to control my blood pressure. Through that, it will continue to encourage me to eat healthier foods and exercise, even if my will is trying to resist to follow those sometimes. It will help me remember to avoid fatty foods, stuff that will just clog the arteries more and will end up causing a higher blood pressure. Temptations are around us as we are surrounded with "fast-food chains", "jumbo sizes of meals", tv shows and video games that will keep you sitting on the couch for hours.

Please check and
remind me by giving me Your daily reading.

Show me if there's any pride or high reading in my heart.

Please help me remember to avoid any of the impurities and temptations surrounding me.

Remind me, Oh Lord that all of my unstable ways I can surrender to You so that You will give me a recorded reading of a life living for You.

In Jesus' Name, I pray. Amen.


  1. Hi, Rose!
    I'm right with you on this. I don't have high blood pressure, but I heard Dr. Colbert on TV say measure your heigth and divide it by 2 and that should be your waist measurement. I need to lose an inch and my hubby needs to lose 4. So we're supporting one another in our eating habits. My daughter is a nurse and has this digital blood pressure monitor and we love it. She checks all of us when we visit her.

    Have a great day!

  2. Thanks for sharing about Dr. Colbert's advice. Never heard that! I'm glad that a special "private nurse" checks your bp. Stay well! Thanks for the visit! God bless...

  3. Hi Rose,

    Again, I found myself singing to your song. I don't know what the melody is, but I was singing one as I went along. I had a liver biopsy done in December 2008 because my levels were not right, so I'm with you on eating right and taking care of the body. It was a scare, but everything turned out okay. I love your prayer dear woman.

    Thank you so much for your tenderness and prayers on my post from yesterday. It was a tough day, but today is much, much better. Thank you for keeping me and my husband in your prayers. I truly appreciate that.

    Hugs & Blessings,

  4. Right there with you...I am very convicted by your post. Thank you for the shove I needed today...andrea

  5. Sis Alleluiabelle, don't need to thank me for the prayers. That's what our Lord wants is for us to be prayerful. I'm glad you're feeling better. May the Lord heal u and ur hubby. Hi sis Andrea! It's always nice to hear from my great sisters! God bless u all! -Rosel


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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: Life Application Bible]:

We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].