A Little Personal Update
I just wanted to put up a more positive post than the previous one...
My faith is much less shaky now. I went to church and took Holy Communion for the first time in about a month. Since then, I have really felt as though I have been drawing strength from God and I feel more hopeful. I have been reading the Bible every day. I had forgotten how much it helps your faith to read just a little of God's Word each day. I have also been praying much more.
I should have my PC again by the end of next week. It turns out the motherboard had gone bad. They are ordering a new one and will replace it. The PC is still under warranty, so it should not cost me anything. I'm so relieved that the source of the problem was finally found. Until I get the PC back, I'm fine with using the iBook.
My back is no longer acting up. However, since last weekend, the awful heartburn I get sometimes because of my hiatal hernia has been kicking up. (Lifting the PC repeatedly may have brought it on.) It's very gradually getting better. I've been eating small meals and have been trying to avoid stuff that aggravates it. On the up side, I've lost almost 10 pounds since last week. I'm going to try to continue that trend even after the heartburn goes away. In general, I'm trying to establish more healthy habits and take care of myself more.
I want to thank everyone who has prayed for me...I deeply appreciate it. :-)