God is the artist, we are His masterpiece

29 Mar

Prep yourselves for a long post…but really, it’s mainly pictures, who doesn’t like pictures?

Yesterday my body was on a picket fence protest.  My wrist, knees, and elbows were sore, which led me to the conclusion that I experienced a minor flare up.  I say minor because today I’m feeling 85% better.  It’s a bit hard to tell, but, I took some photos and wanted to share with you how I was unable to straighten my arm, due to swollen and sore elbows.  I took comparison photos of my mother’s arm so you can tell the difference.  Don’t mind the cheesy grins, it’s better than an awkward straight-faced photo.

So, instead of having a “woe is me” attitude, which I sometimes admit to having, I decided that I was going to have a “RAain’tgotnothingonme” attitude.  I treated myself to a tasty lunch, pictured below.  I highly recommend the sandwich, it IS my new favorite.  The meal consisted of: a toasted burger bun, brown sugar ham with a slice of Muenster cheese, H.K. Anderson brand honey wheat pretzels, and a slice of fresh pineapple.  I have a new obsession with fresh pineapple, it is better than candy.

After lunch, mom and I went for a walk at the park.  I decided to bring my camera to take some fun nature shots since I don’t use my camera all that often.  Enjoy!

Until next time, tell me what your favorite photo was and why!


Posted by on March 29, 2012 in My battle with RA


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23 responses to “God is the artist, we are His masterpiece

  1. diasolifeontheborder

    March 29, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Hope you are feeling better soon – great shots!

    • Becca

      March 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      Thank you, the swelling and inflammation have calmed down today! Thanks, it’s amazing how much more beautiful nature becomes when you just take a moment to enjoy it.

  2. Janet Kraft-Cook

    March 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Loved all of the pictures but I really liked the scenery at the park. They would make beautiful picture puzzles. Of course, I love picture puzzles. Janet

    • Becca

      March 29, 2012 at 3:55 PM

      Thanks Janet! I didn’t realize you liked picture puzzles 🙂

  3. amatulhafeez

    March 29, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Hi! Really nice pictures! I love the first blue picture of the tree with the sun behind it!

    • Becca

      March 29, 2012 at 4:02 PM

      Thank you for stopping by! You take wonderful photos as well!

      • amatulhafeez

        March 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM

        Thank you 🙂 I came here via wordpress because the title catched my eye.. You are so right about it, and its really inspiration how you deal with your disease.

        May God help and guide you!

      • Becca

        March 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

        That’s wonderful to hear that the title caught your eye, as I actually put quite a bit of thought into what I wanted to title it. Ah, thanks, I have some really rough days, but I know God is my strength and will get me through those days.

  4. Mady

    March 29, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    My favorite photo is the Dog Walking sign. It looks so cheerful and friendly 🙂

    • Becca

      March 29, 2012 at 4:25 PM

      Ha, of course you like it cause it has to do with animals 🙂

      • Mady

        March 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM

        I know…haha

  5. sarahsfoodieblog

    March 29, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Feel better soon Becca

    • Becca

      March 29, 2012 at 4:32 PM

      Thank you! Today has been much better, thank goodness! Weather has finally stayed at a more consistent temperature.

  6. snowgood

    March 29, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Hi Becca

    I liked looking at your photos, and hearing about your faith; – my favourite photo this year is
    The reason I enjoy it so much is that it was “a chance sighting” and i even had my camera at just the right time.

    • Becca

      March 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

      That really is an awesome photo! Thanks so much!

  7. malee2

    March 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Awesome pictures. I especially like the one of your lunch, Muenster cheese is so good!

    • Becca

      March 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM

      Thank you! Ha, that made me giggle, it truly is yummy! God bless, and thanks for stopping by!

  8. Linda Cantley

    March 31, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    4th photo down in the park photos is my favorite. Simple beauty of the nature of God. I liked several though, but I’ll say that is my favorite. Sometimes I find it hard to see the beauty of this area, so these photos are a good reminder there IS beauty here. Thank you. This weather going up & down isn’t good for those who suffer with the arthritis problems. We can all feel so much better – get to a decent temperature and STAY THERE! David sent me a photo of their car clock/temp gauge yesterday. Time 3:07 (ha ha) outside temp – 89 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to go see them!

    • Becca

      March 31, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      I think that might be my favorite too 🙂 I agree, it is hard to appreciate beauty here because it’s so common to us. Elbows and wrist are unhappy again today, I’m sure your knees aren’t doing so well either, though I thought I saw you had shots again? Wow, that is NICE, take me there now!

  9. TNAM

    April 9, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Hey there Becca, great to see that our forums are up and running again, & we look forward to checking out your posts in our health section.
    We like the second scenery photo of the tree with the sun behind & the streaks in the sky.
    The photo makes us think of flying through the sky & colonizing other planets!
    Nice work.

    • Becca

      April 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

      Hello! I was glad to hear that the forums have been fixed and always appreciate the opportunity to post my blog onto your site! Ah, yes, I like that photo as well! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  10. livingisaprocess

    April 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Thanks for the follow, Becca! What’s an RA fighter?

    • Becca

      April 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      RA stands for rheumatoid arthritis. It’s an autoimmune disease that attacks your joints and damages surrounding tissues that cushion them. I was diagnosed when I was 18-now I am nearing 21. If you’d like, my post called “The challenge” describes my whole story. And, you are most welcome!


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