Thursday, August 21, 2014

Do Not Fear

Today I'm grateful that no matter what difficulties came across my life, no matter how hard it got, it always worked out to my benefit. Sometimes it took hours, days, or years to understand how everything fell into place for my greater good, but nevertheless it always, always did. I wish that today you'll come to believe that no matter what you're going through, you are never left alone in your difficulty, and everything is evolving just as you should, to your benefit.. ~~Angela from

Don't be afraid, for I am with you! Don't be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you--yes, I help you--yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand! 

Yesterday, problems arose with mom and her care in the hospital and we were told a lot of things, none of which were encouraging or good. It makes me mad when insurance is the top priority over a person's health.

The only thing that held  us together was God. His promise of being with us and taking care of us and bringing the victory in this situation.

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Pray and Praise and Gratitude.

Thank you God for doing the impossible in all our lives. We don't have to fear because you are with us and never leave us. I give you praise and thanks for working everything out and meeting all of our needs. You alone are worthy to be praised! Amen.

Give it to God but don't Give Up! God is on your side!

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Making Decisions

Matthew 6:34. I can't say I'm religious or have even read the entire bible, but I have always loved this verse

At any moment, we can be placed in situations where we have to make decisions and it may be something we aren't sure of or have any idea of what to do.

My family and myself are in that very place right now. Nothing is easy about what we are trying to decide for our elderly mom.  Nothing has been easy since daddy died. . It's been hard. It's not an easy thing to watch your mom grieve and deal with her own health issues.

I am thankful for prayer and thankful that God knows our hearts and what we are facing and He knows the direction we should choose.

I have no idea other than to lean on God.

When God tell us in  1 Peter 5:7,   Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. That is what I am doing today.

Here is verse six and seven:  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.…

God knows the anxiety we face and the troubles we go through and verse eight tell us to be on alert because the enemy is prowling around seeking to devour us. This tells me that the enemy will try his best to upset us and cause destruction in our lives OR to us; but God wants us to throw ALL our cares on Him and He will take care of us. I also know that God will take care of our enemy while He is taking care of us.

A few more verses that go along with the verses above:

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: Ps. 37:5

But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.  Ps. 40:17

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Ps. 55:22

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3

It all comes down to trusting. Trusting God. Believing that He will protect us and care for us and direct our steps, give us wisdom and the help we need when we need it.

God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19

If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 2 Timothy 2:13

The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled."

I have used a lot of scripture this morning but really, can we ever have too much of God's Word? :)

These verses are helping me this morning and if you happen to stop here this morning and if you are going through a difficult time, I hope this encourages you as it has encouraged me.

Isaiah 40:29

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Unknown

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Yesterday, my brother and I spent the day at the hospital with mom. She isn't doing all that well since her second seizure; but she will talk and I even got her to laugh a little.

I have thought over and over if God is getting ready to take her. I know she misses daddy so much and wants to be in heaven. My heart is so sad and heavy over thinking of the day mom will no longer be here with us and at the same time, I am happy for her that she will be with Jesus.

It was a short 15 months ago daddy died and mom has had the hardest time since then. Being married for 51 years to someone and then suddenly they are gone is something that I don't believe you will ever adjust to. Mom having brain cancer and dementia makes it even worse on her.

She told me yesterday, she wishes daddy was here with her. She also is tired of being in pain. Pain can make it so hard on a person who lives with it day in and day out and add grief into the mix and if a person doesn't have Jesus, I just don't know how a person would be able to live.

It's Monday, mom has an EEG today. I'm not sure what this day holds and I still have a sadness in my heart. Even though I am nearing 50 in a few weeks, it's the saddest thing to not have your parents here with you.

My desire is for mom to live several more years with us as long as she has a good quality of life.

Dying is a part of life but pardon me by saying that death just sucks.

Grief is a weird thing to go through. It can hit you at any time. The best thing is to not fight it. To go through the grief and mourning.

BUT, if you are a Christian we have this:

Brothers and sisters, we don’t want you to be ignorant about those who have died. We don’t want you to grieve like other people who have no hope. 14 We believe that Jesus died and came back to life. We also believe that, through Jesus, God will bring back those who have died. They will come back with Jesus. 15 We are telling you what the Lord taught. We who are still alive when the Lord comes will not go into his kingdom ahead of those who have already died. 16 The Lord will come from heaven with a command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the dead who believed in Christ will come back to life. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive will be taken in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. In this way we will always be with the Lord. 18 So then, comfort each other with these words! 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

I look forward to the day when we all, who have believed in Jesus Christ and received Him as our Savior will be in heaven with Him and our family members who have gone on ahead of us. That will be the best reunion we will ever experience and it will never end.

Have a blessed day.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Encouragement

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I am so thankful God directs our steps.

Yesterday, my brother and family friend and myself went to the hospital to visit with mom and my brother and I  walked in the room and mom was sleeping. She had a blanket over her face and she was snoring. We sat there for a minute and debated if we wanted to wake her up.

We decided we wanted to wake her up and it took longer than normal. She usually wakes up pretty easily but this time she wasn't able to do that and her eyes looked different and she couldn't focus. My brother went to get a nurse and I stayed with her and she could hear me but couldn't see me. Her mouth started drooping.

At first, they thought she was having a stroke but it was another seizure. They treated her immediately and she was a little better within an hour. I think she would have died if we had not walked in. The nurses had just walked in thirty minutes before we got there and they said she was fine.

I know God directed our steps to be there at that time.

Mom doesn't want to suffer any more pain and I don't want her to either. She told us yesterday that she would rather die and go be with daddy in heaven than suffer another seizure and pain.  I'm not sure what God's plan is at this time but I know God has a plan. He directed our steps yesterday and He will reveal His will and plan for today and in the days to come. God is in control.

God will give you the direction you need to go, he will reveal His will to you and He will supply all your needs. He is trustworthy. Believe.

Happy Sunday! Have a blessed day!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday Morning

I love Saturday mornings in the spring and summer. Today, its sunny and cool temps for now and quiet in the house.

Later, I am going to the Farmer's Market and grocery shopping and running a few errands and then back home to unload and do whatever until time to grill chicken for dinner tonight.

I can't wait until all the produce starts coming in at the Farmer's Market. We have the best tomatoes in our part of the country. That is what I am anxiously waiting on and I love to buy our local produce.

I have been tempted to blow all of that off, take a book and a chair and head to the mountains for some peace and quiet and to read and knowing me, fall asleep. ;) The mountains are a perfect place to get away from it all and just unwind from all the stress.

Unless  a black bear decides to come down from the mountains and tries to steal our food and then the stress level would be back and I would be grabbing my camera and taking photos. lol  True story: It was the 4th of July and my husband and I were on a picnic with his family and I went to the bathroom and when I came out, I noticed a crowd gathered around a tree and I walked over to see what it was and a bear had come into the picnic grounds and everyone was taking pictures at a close range, of the bear, including my husband. I have a whole roll of film of that black bear.  This is a wild animal that could rip us to shreds and we are there with a camera taking pictures as if we were at a zoo. I'm guilty. :)

Some catching up: My grandchild is growing good. He/she won't be here until November.

I started a new Bible study, Children of the Day by Beth Moore.

Driving last night, I took a picture of the gorgeous sunset

God really knows how to paint a beautiful evening sky!

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Small Things

The small things in life can really be the BIG things in life.

Over the past week mom has been in a hospital room with not much of a view and if we opened the blinds we could see right into other patient's room. Plus, the cell phone reception was horrible. My mom likes for the blinds to be open and she likes to see the sunshine and blue sky.

Yesterday, they moved mom to another room and floor for rehab. The first room had no view at all and my sister's friend/co-worker asked the nurses station for a better room and they gave mom a nice room with a great view. My friend who is like family and like a granddaughter to mom is staying with her while I am recovering and she sent me a picture of their view. They can watch the sunset and it was a beautiful sunset last night. God is Good!!

It's a small thing but also a big thing. When being in the hospital for so long one needs to have a great view to keep it from feeling like the walls are closing in and let's be honest, hospitals are depressing. At least that is my opinion. My sister and I were talking last night and it's so strange that at this time last year, dad was on the same floor having just being diagnosed with lung cancer and we are coming upon a year since he passed away.

Mom's view reminded me of my stay in the hospital after I had cancer surgery. My first room had a view of the top of the hospital where Life Star lands. You can imagine the sounds from that and I was so happy when they moved me to another room. I was getting down from being in the hospital and my friend and I prayed that God would give us a better room. They moved me late afternoon and the nurse let me sit up in a chair for awhile and my friend opened the blinds and I got to watch a beautiful sunset while eating a turkey and mustard sandwich that I had been craving and my friend found me one. :-)  Small things but really big things. I'll never forget that day.

Look for God in the small and big things today. He is in every detail of our lives.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

God Is Able

There was a reason why I named the blog this name and I have seen this verse come to fruition so many times in my life but nothing like I did yesterday.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.Ephesians 3:20

We kept getting different diagnosis about mom and what happened to her and I came home and prayed and asked God to remove the confusion. We weren't given much hope for mom BUT GOD...

Monday was a hard day but yesterday was a different story. The PT came by and wanted to stand mom up and try and walk with her. She hasn't been able to do that and my sister had just said the previous two days she wasn't able to pivot to even get in a chair. She walked from the bed to the nurses station! That is nothing but God. Her speech was almost back to normal and her appetite was better and she was back to wanting her normal routine, coffee, t.v. and white powdered donuts. lol  I kid not.

It has been a week since this all began.God has done a wonderful work and we give Him all the praise!!

When all the confusion was going on God gave me this verse:  " No human wisdom or understanding or plan
    can stand against the Lord." Proverbs 21:30

I saw that first hand. There were a lot of tears and questions and confusion over mom but for 10 1/2 hours I watched mom call out one name and that was Jesus. Yesterday, she told everyone she saw how much she loved God and how He must not be done with her. God is a Merciful God and I can't thank him or praise Him enough.

Blessings to you this day!