Friday, November 21, 2008

Prayers Needed Please



First Prayer My nephew, Eric is in the military and is 22 years old and single. He had been losing weight for two or three months and had two enlarged areas on his groin. The medics where he was stationed were treating the symptoms by draining the lumps and giving him antibiotics instead of attempting to find out the cause. This past Monday the medics finally brought Eric back and admitted him to a large hospital where he has now had surgery to remove the lumps and has been given a preliminary diagnosis of lymphoma cancer. They have also found two more lumps which are larger than the two they removed which will likely require another surgery. We are awaiting a firm diagnosis from the doctors, however in the meantime, my sister and I are both making travel plans to fly there to be with him immediately. Please pray for my nephew and my sister, as well as me as I support and minister to both of them. My prayer is that the diagnosis is wrong and that my nephew is fully healed in Jesus name. Thank you for your prayers.

Second Prayer There is a young couple, Alyson and Justin, who lost both their jobs and their apartment at the same time. They are around 25 years old and are Christians and were living in their car when they came into the Crisis Center about three weeks ago. There was no way for them to apply for jobs because their clothing was dirty and they had no way to take baths. The crisis center, through donations, managed to place them in a motel with kitchen while they searched for jobs. They both are actively looking from morning till night for work as they check in with personnel from the crisis center almost daily. The good news is Alyson found a job and she is so very excited! Today was her second day at work. Justin has two good leads and one of them he believes is going to hire him. I would like to ask that you keep Alyson and Justin in your prayers. The Director of the Crisis Center has told them after they both obtain work, he will help them get into an apartment which will be far cheaper than paying motel rent. They are trying so very hard and we all just want to see them accomplish their dream of having a place of their own. I know... I know... I'm not suppose to get emotionally attached with people where I volunteer, but it seems I already have with this couple. And ... with my husband being the Director of the Crisis Center, I have someone to continuously tell me to be careful or I'll become too attached. Yes, he knows me. smiles! Please keep Alyson and Justin in your prayers that Justin will also get a good job very soon; that their car will continue working for them driving so far; and that they will soon be in their very own apartment. Thank you for listening and for your prayers.

More updates are coming soon on Eric
as well as Alyson and Justin!

Many Blessings

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Denise ShortyBear

Happy Birthday Denise

to our dear sweet Denise. Please stop by
Shortybear's Place blog today and join each of us in wishing Denise a very special day! We love you dear friend and hope you have a very special birthday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Healthy Food Secrets - Blog Referral


Please take a few minutes to read some of the articles and tips on Healthy Food Secrets website. This is a great place to find recipes, 10 minute meal ideas, fitness tips, and their blog where you can leave comments and ask questions. Take your time, say hello while you are there, and enjoy! I'm not getting paid for this referral. Smiles! Just wanted you to share their nice website and great ideas.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Who is Knocking at Your Door?


When fear knocks at the door,
send faith to answer.

Mark 11:22-24 So Jesus answered and said unto them,
"Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,'
and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says."

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Operation Christmas Child - Fill a Shoe Box

Have you filled your shoe box yet for Operation Christmas Child ? Small gifts, hair brushes or combs, toothbrushes and toothpaste, school supplies and other small items are filled in a shoe box and given to needy children through the Samaritan's Purse organization each year during the Christmas season. You can be a part of this, however, the deadline is almost here. The boxes are suppose to be taken by each of us as donors to the drop off locations between November 17 to November 24, 2008.

You can pack the Christmas gift box yourself by obtaining the information from the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child website. Follow the directions for filling your box, what to place inside, appropriate label for boy or girl, etc. The website takes you through each step of the way. Be sure to click on drop off locations and enter your zipcode to obtain the closest location to deliver your Christmas box after you have it ready.

If you want to help make a child's Christmas special this year but don't have time to fill a shoe box, you can also go to the Samaritan's Purse website and click on Make a Donation and choose "Operation Christmas Child" as the purpose of your donation. Volunteers at the organization will then fill a shoe box for you, and send it for a child during Christmas. By filling the box yourself and dropping it off, or making a donation and letting a volunteer of Samaritan's Purse fill a box for you, either way you will be making a difference to a needy child this year during the holiday season.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Blog to Visit

Hey everyone, happy weekend! I have a blog referral for you today!

Head on over to Jeanette's Always Been Different blog to read her Thursday Thirteen message for this past week. It was right on target and worth your time to drop by for a visit. It will only take a minute as I've linked this message to the exact page to read. You will also enjoy her entire blog!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the blessings of time spent with your family!

Call to me and I will answer you, and tell you great and mighty things which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Fireproof YOUR Marriage


Please visit the Wordless Wednesday blog to view other
WW participants.

Have you seen the movie FireProof?

I want to bring this important movie to your attention. I hope by now everyone has seen Fireproof. If not, I want to tell you my husband and I saw it over the weekend and we highly recommend it! It isn't just for married couples who are struggling in their marriage. It is a movie that will touch everyone. It's for couples even with strong marriages; or those couples seeking divorces or having some problems; for singles thinking of getting married; as well as for any person who wants to see a great movie.

You can see a few clips of the movie at the link in my Wordless Wednesday post above.

Enjoy the movie and come back to let me know what you think! I'll check in with you again soon. Be blessed!

I'm Backkk - I Missed You All

Hello Friends,

I know ... I haven't been here in a really long while. I missed you all. So much has happened. I didn't mean to ignore anyone; I just had to take time away. Extra special sincere thanks to Denise at Shortybear's Place for her loving help to me and my husband when I had surgery last year and for staying in touch with my husband and for being such a prayer warrior while I was in ICU when my kidneys failed. I almost died. Many of you know as you prayed for me and I thank God for each of you. To God's Glory my kidneys started working again after three months of dialysis. Please forgive me that I have not been back here to share with you again. It was never my intention to hurt anyone or leave you out of my life and I hope you can forgive me for not checking in with you. It was at that time I decided to spend more time with God. He spoke to me then about my time while I was ill. To God be the Glory great things He has done. I now spend more time with my Lord, my husband, family and volunteering at a crisis center. I still may not blog often but know I still think of each of you I came to know. I hope to stop by each of your blogs and check on your personally very soon. I pray you all have been well and blessed by God.

God Bless you all. Love and hugs!