I have to go back a few month to start this blog. My oldest daughter has been having some physical issues with her stomach. In the last week and a half it had started to get worse.
Last Thursday after I got off work I called her just to see what she was doing. It was another typical school day and I was just checking on how her and Chloe’s day went. Within 5 minutes my daughter told me that she has been in severe pain and that it felt like her insides were being ripped out of her side. This was at 5:05pm. So I instantly got off the phone and called the doctor and asked to speak with someone about it. I left our information for the On Call doctor that was there till 6:30pm. By 6:00pm I was on the phone with the nurse hotline with CHIP. The nurse assessed Stormy and advised us to get to an ER to be seen within the next hour due to her pain level being an 8.
So off to the ER we went. Waiting in the ER I posted for prayers. (Thank you all for those prayers by the way). Two hours go by and we are still waiting in the waiting room with Stormy having bought of pain come and go. She is crying now. I am frustrated because of the over flow of flu patients in the ER it is taking hours to be seen.
I tell my husband to go ask them how much long it is going to take. Finally we get called to the back, just in time to wait another hour. They come in and do blood test and then order an ultra sound.
Finally we can get some answers… Or so I thought.
They come to roll her back to the Ultrasound room. She asked me to go with her. I sit in the chair watching for over an hour them look at all her organs. The first ultra sound tech was in training, put a ? mark by a picture she took of Stormy’s gallbladder. Then after she went and got the training ultra sound tech that also stayed on the gallbladder the whole time.
After an hour in the ultrasound room we were taken back to the room. Within 10 minutes the doctor came in and said that everything looked good but her gallbladder was tender. That we would need to follow up with her personal doctor and get a GI referral. They prescribed some pain meds and sent us on our way. So 5 hours later we get to leave the ER.
The next morning I get my daughter into the doctor. The ER sent all but the Gallbladder photos of the ultrasound. The doctor had told my daughter that it looked like they would have to wait till Monday and get CT scan done.
All weekend I watch my daughter in pain suffer with upset stomach and pain.
Attending church I asked for prayer for Stormy. I began to asked for a New Gallbladder and for the Pain to leave.
Come Monday Stormy went to the doctor and got a CT scan. By the end of the day we were informed that her gallbladder was good. That she was going to give her some meds to help heal her stomach from all the acid it had that was possibly causing the pain and upsetting of her bowels.
I still felt like a mother they haven’t found what is wrong with her. She has been in pain. I have watched my baby cry real tears and ball over in the floor with pain. I felt like they weren’t doing enough.
When I got home I found out that my daughter had been in the bathroom all afternoon with upset stomach. When we got home around 8pm she told me that there was also blood in her bowel and when she threw up. I instantly called the doctor’s office to once again give my information and told to expect a call back. After 45 minutes and no call back I call my dad. He called my aunt and got some info on what to do next.
I called her doctor back today and asked several questions to get absolutely no where with no answers to any of my questions. I was told to just take her to the ER. This is coming from my daughter’s PCP. The doctor that is supposed to be who I go to. After much frustration the Lord began to speak to me when I hung up the phone. (And I was very frustrated for the last words I told the nurse was that we would be looking for a new doctor)
Today the Lord really convicted me of my beliefs. He told me that I can’t have it both ways. I either have to believe or not believe.
You see I had professed over my daughter for her to have a New Gallbladder. But you see when He did exactly what I had spoken over my child and asked the Holy Spirit do a work in her body. He did.
I was not being thankful for the work that He had began in my daughter with her healing. Instead I was busy blaming the doctors for not giving me a reason why she was still in pain.
He basically told me that I needed to either completely believe or not to. I am so thankful for Grace that He gives even when we doubt. I have to learn to believe whole heartedly in His Word and Truth… I can’t believe then doubt in the next thought.
I made up my mind and decided that I am ready to trust, believe, and stand on the Truth and nothing but the Truth so Help me GOD! 🙂
Stormy has not had any pain meds since early this morning. She has barely had any stomach issues. I believe for her full complete restoration and healing in her body. I don’t believe she will have to be on a special diet or medications. I believe she will possess the complete divine health in her body.
So Remember it is Easy to do, but you have to make the decision to Believe or Not to Believe.
After a bout of uncertainty over the first part of the year, life has taken a turn for the better in many ways in the latter.
My wife and I enrolled into Integrity Bible Seminary: she is going for her masters in missions, and I’m working on my associates in theology. By the time we have completed our education we will not have our doctorates: this will help us in our ventures into the ministry field, which is something we desire to be able to do full time.
Four months ago we started our own business, Leap Generation LLC. It has been slow, we think we could have taken a better approach with it. We currently are in the process of revamping the business. We started it with the main purpose of it being a way for us to support being full time missionaries. We don’t believe where we started is wrong, but it would make it more difficult to do while overseas.
One of the things Daddy (God) has began taking us through a period of preparation of training, not in just one area of life but in all aspects of it.
He told us to sell our TVs that they were to much a distraction, to put away ‘childish things’. The training will cover everything from what we eat, drink, do, think, say and much more.
Another part of the process has been to start learning Spanish, which has been fun and interesting to say the least. We picked up two complete (OT & NT) Spanish Bibles: this being the case because of where we feel the Father leading us to go; which are Central and South American regions.
Downsizing: getting less materialistic items for the sake of just getting them, or even to fulfill desires isn’t important to us any longer. Now we weigh things in the scales of calling and Divine purpose. Does what we desire to attain furthering the Kingdom and the Gospel thereof? This is the wisdom that drives us in what we don’t and do acquire in life.
Another one of the things Daddy has really laid strongly on my heart to do is to really buckle down and write a book. This is something I had dabble with in the past but put off doing, then when I picked it back up, Yahveh stopped me from completing it.
I fully believe it wasn’t it wasn’t the right time, nor the right focus on what He wanted it to deal with. But now He has laid it heavily upon my heart to revisit and finish writing this book.
We are both very excited to see where the next three years open up, to where Daddy leads us for His Kingdom!
God gave us a beautiful day today after a week of rain and flooding.
Don’t forget the reason we celebrate this weekend is because God loved us so much that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in He shall not perish but have Everlasting Life.
Spend time with family and friends and share why we celebrate Christ who arose on the 3rd day. He is coming back for those who believe in Him.
Happy Easter! He is Risen!
God revealed something as I sat waiting for my daughter to have her hair done.
Today is Fruitful Friday….
People will truly know us by the fruits we produce. Whether those fruits are good or bad.
What is fruit good for?? Most people will eat fruit… they consume what is produced from the tree.
As a Christian I have a new purpose in life. That is to produce good fruit for others to consume. (Eat) By my fruits they will know me…
The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Can others see this fruit in me?
There is good reason that the scriptures say, ” Taste and see that the Lord is good.”
We are able too get a taste of How Good God is by tasting the fruits or consuming the fruits produced by those who follow Him.
This is why it is so important to make sure those fruits are good.
What taste are we leaving in the mouths of others who watch our every move, our daily lives…
Do we leave a sweet taste that they can’t get enough of and come back for more?
Do we leave a salty taste that leaves them thirsty for more?
Do we leave them with a sour taste, where they don’t want to taste it except rarely. When they want that punch to kick start their mouths for a new taste.
Do we leave a weird taste where they have to get used to the difference before truly enjoying it. Some come to like it others decide after a while they don’t want to keep tasting the weird taste in fear of never coming to truly enjoy it.
Do we leave a rotten taste where they walk away and never want to taste or try it again…
I personally want to be the fruit that is sweet and salty… where those around me long for more, thirsting for the water that never runs dry.
I want every fruit produced of the Holy Spirit evident in my life. The closer I get to God the more my bad fruit is pruned and good fruit is produced from the Tree of Life…. come taste and see for He is Good.
I want to share how God has blessed my husband during his time he has been at his job. My husband got the job he is at in less than 24 hours of looking for a job. That in itself is a God thing. He worked there a little 2 months and became full time with the company. He is now being used to help train others to do what he is good at. I am very proud of my husband and how he has allowed God to bless him and guide him through every step of the way. His job does daily bonuses cash if they do good throughout the day. This week God has seen to it that everything he has touch was blessed and prosperous. God has put favor on my husband and has allowed him to do good at a job he really enjoys.
Watching God give my husband a job that he enjoys is a blessing to me. I am grateful God is showing us how to be His light and love to others we work with. My husband and I both have noticed over the last 2 to 3 months and increase in co-workers coming to us for prayer, and uplifting words. They have seen a difference in our walk where ever we carry His love. I pray that God will continue to shine through us and help us learn to walk with Him daily as we seek out those who are lost, hurting, lonely, and hungry, both physically and spiritually.
God is doing a new thing in us as a family and our ministry has just begun. I am ready to Shine bright to make a difference that I know only God can do.
Today was a long day at work but a blessing in disguise. I had to take off yesterday in order to rest due to not feeling well. I am able to make that time up working early and later. I am grateful I have a job and an awesome boss that understands that.
I am also grateful God has placed so many great friends in my life. When I need prayer they come in agreement with the need to be met.
Tonight is short but it is late. I am grateful God gave me 2 of the best parents in the world. They help me with my daughters and I enjoy still having family dinners where we all sit down and talk about our day… even if we fight over who gets to speak next. It is the little things that make my day.
So today was a beautiful day. Cloudy with a little sun, and of course we can’t forget the wind…
I want to lunch today and when I got back I was thinking… Lord let me get a close parking spot. As I drove in the parking lot there was not one open. I drove through the 4th row finally finding a spot. As I got out and started walking back towards the building. I just smiled… you see my God knows I have a goal to meet. I was further away from the door which made me walk more. I went into the building and was talking telling them I had to go to the warehouse. Now I not only am walking more but had a cart to push or pull to the warehouse as well. Daddy is making sure I am getting more exercise in. 🙂
I also went to work and was super busy today. In and out of my office… When I finally sit down at my desk I noticed my wedding rings were missing. Both of them. I never take my rings off. So I began to think what did I do with my rings??? I took them off only once and that was to color my daughter’s hair. I did put them back on in front of Stormy.
I remember when I was asleep my hand was by my face, but I thought that was a dream. I decided to call my dad and ask him if he could go to my house and see if I had placed them on my night stand. If he finds the rings to call me back and let me know.
I go out of my office to see if someone remembers or not me having my rings on this morning. When I got back in my office I had a voice mail from my dad. He did find my rings but they were actually in the bed covers.
So I was totally thankful and relieved that they were found. Guess I removed them from my finger while I was asleep.
Thankful they were easily found and didn’t have to be replaced.
God is good even in the smallest of things. Some days might not seem so grand of a testimony but other will.
I know it was a blessing to find my rings and my coworker said she could tell them minute I walked in that they had been found….for my face had lit up
God rejoices when one of the lost are found. He become joyful and lights up when what was lost is found again.
What Was Lost, Has Been Found!!!
Today was my birthday and God has blessed me with good health and a very loving family. I received multitudes of Birthday Blessing. I have friends that are awesome and today has been a good day. I have 2 of the most wonderful daughters who made my birthday to remember. Even got a quick foot massage from my youngest daughter Chloe. Stormy wrote me a note with a picture that was placed in a frame that made me tear up even with a little laugh also. I am truly blessed beyond measure. My bestie took me to Lunch yesterday and shared a very good afternoon that was full of excitement.
— feeling thankful.
The Lord revealed to me some things the other night as we were worshiping Him. Since I am a mother myself the Lord showed me an example of what He wanted me to understand by using my own situation as a parent with my kids.
I have always enjoyed giving my kids things that they would enjoy. Like taking them somewhere that was unexpected. To me the surprise that awaited them at the end of the car ride was always the best…. Keeping it a surprise was hard.
I would make plans for my children and not tell them of those plans. I will make reservations online and print out the tickets. I will set time and money aside to go eat some place special. I will get all the plans in order before even uttering a word.
After all the plans are set in order I will tell them when the time is right to get prepared for we were fixing to leave. If this trip required any special clothing such as shoes or long pants I would make sure those instructions were given. Other than that no other information would be given.
I would tell them to get in the car…. When my oldest was little she would ask me questions. Where are we going? What are we doing? When will we be there? All these questions were good questions but not for her to know. She would have to trust that I knew the plans and that she would soon find out, but it would be a process. These plans were not for her to be concerned about.
As she has grown to know the process over time. She has learned that if she will follow the directions at the beginning of the trip and then sit quietly that reward will soon be before her. She has learned to get in, sit down, and buckle up… without questioning the plans. Even though she doesn’t see the plans or end results. She has learned to trust the process in me as her parent. For the plans I have made for her were not to harm her but to show her what was to come…….
Yes this is like the verse Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (NKJV)
Since my oldest daughter has learned how the process of trusting me when I say let’s go she has taught my youngest daughter that if she just follows the directions and sits quietly in the car then she would get the reward in the end without delay.
I say all of this because the Lord is taking my family through a time of follow the instructions, get in, buckle up, sit back, shut up, and enjoy the ride.
He wants us to trust in His plans that He has for us. Not to questions or try to fight the instructions of how it should happen. For He doesn’t always give us the plans for He wants to surprise us. For He is a Good Father and wants us to enjoy what is coming. The Lord knows the Plans He has for us. He wants us to just Trust in Him and not question the process but to enjoy the ride.
So even though I don’t know the plans that lie before me, my Daddy does. I am not to try to figure it all out. I am not to try to figure out where we are going, what we are doing, or how it is going to all fit together. I am to trust in my Daddy that He knows the Plans for me. One step at a time. He will give me instructions of what is needed for what lies ahead but the rest is not for me to know. He wants me to sit back and enjoy the ride while trusting Him.
ENJOY THE RIDE!!