March 13, 2009

Psalm 84

I have loved this Psalm for a while now, I read it weeks ago and daily the Lord brings it to my mind.  We serve an incredible God.  In the midst of such a blessing of being pregnant, my health situation remains as a constant anchor for my eyes…to be fixed on Him. I have no choice.  In my eyes it makes no sense why this blessing would come at such a time but in God’s timing, regardless of my understanding, it is the perfect time.  I have a choice every day to “make springs in the valley of Baca”.

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March 01, 2009

We’re Pregnant!

Well, what can we say but Praise God!  After being told we’d have a better chance of winning the lottery than ever conceiving again, we found out last week, after three long years,  that our second baby is due Nov. 5th.  How awesome is God!  You may be wondering why we’re telling you when I’m only 4 1/2 weeks along and really I had no intention of telling you for a while, in all honesty:)  But as I was sitting with God this morning, praying through the many issues we are already facing with this pregnancy, God really challenged me on my rationalization for keeping it a secret.

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February 24, 2009

Coconut Oil

My latest interest that I’ve been researching, coconut oil.  I used it several years ago when a doctor recommended it to me but I had gotten away from it. We were visiting some friends this past weekend and the wife commented on how she was taking 2 TBLS of it every day to help with her immune system and she hadn’t had a cold or flu in months since starting to use it.  When I got home, I went back and re-looked at some of my old research and wondered why I ever stopped using it in the first place.  The benefits are astounding and you can take a peek at Organic Facts where they go into them at length.  But here’s a few to skim over…

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February 16, 2009

Current State of Motherhood

Owen is newly 4.  He’s a little boy now and we’re dealing with little boy attitude.  After grieving that the toddler years are fading, I look at the task ahead and feel overwhelmed at times.  I find myself currently bogged down with the enormous task of training up a child in the Lord.  At times I feel as if I’m drowning….and I only have one child!  I’m learning though, that having an only child has major difficulties that having several children does not have and vice versa.  When I was sharing with a mentor of mine, she reminded me of the fact that really, if most moms had the chance in their busy days to be frank, they’d say they felt they were drowning at times too.  So here’s my heart, where I’m at and I just pray that the Lord can encourage us through each others experiences.

 

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January 24, 2009

One of many truths…

I mentioned in my last post that the Lord has been really teaching and applying spiritual truths through my experience with my Chinese doctor.  Each day when I go and get treated, this humble man sits and shares countless stories of the people he has helped, with ailments ranging from cancer to drug addiction to infertility to even cross eyed children. (Yep, I did say the last one, Owen will start treatment in the summer for his eye condition.  This doctors own grandson was born cross eyed as well and required no other treatment other than acupuncture.) Anyway, a more recent story he shared with me was of a woman who carried a lot of anger and worry… 

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January 12, 2009

“Go and sin no more…”

This morning I was sitting before the Lord, kind of a confession morning for me.  One of those days where it seemed God’s light was very bright on my heart, radiating so many areas that needed cleaning out.  You know it’s the Lord when the conviction is gentle.  The enemy was right there to load the guilt on, heavy and loud, over the very issues the Lord was revealing.  And the Spirit quickly reminded me that the Lord does not bring condemnation. But rather conviction that leads to repentance. 

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January 07, 2009

Praise for 2009!

So January is finally here!  Praise God!  I’ve been talking with God over the past few weeks about what it is that He would desire our family to work on this coming year.  One of my mentors always encourages her disciples to seek and ask the Lord for something that He would desire to do in your heart the coming year, like an area that He will develop in you over the next 12 months.

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January 04, 2009

God’s using the meds

So Noah and I have decided that we needed to start the antibiotic with Owen.  It was such a neat opportunity to talk through with him the different ways God answers prayer.  We asked him if he was able to hear better today and he said, “I can hear, just not all the way.” 

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January 03, 2009

Childlike Faith

So Owen has been using the word “what” a lot lately.  After a while it started getting very frustrating…was he ignoring, was he starting selective hearing at the age of almost 4, or could he really not hear me every time I spoke? 

I came home yesterday from a doctors appointment and knocked on our door, which Owen was right on the other side of.  He didn’t even hear it.  Noah finally agreed, “take him to the doctor.”

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November 17, 2008

5 Loaves 2 Fish Mindset

“Oh you of little faith. How I can do so much more than you could ask or imagine.” God spoke gently to me this morning.

Lately, I’ve been coming to Him a lot with my paniced, pleading prayer, “Lord, tell me what to do to be healed and I’ll do it. Tell me what to eat. Tell me what doctor to see and to listen to. Whatever it is, confirm it to me and I will do it.”

Wow, me, how little faith. He has been showing me that these things that I ask for are like the 5 loaves and 2 fish. They are tangible to me, I can see them, do them, and they make sense to me. But all the things I am finding are not producing the results that I am seeking after…

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