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From despair to victory

Monday, April 26, 2010


Last week I had a real tough week. I will not tell all of it on here but I was hurt and accused and, and and......
Well, Sunday came and I wondered how things would go in my Sunday School class but it went really well.
Worship service was great at our church as always and our pastor preached another great service.
Now I arrive at emoticon before the bulletins are ready so don't get one sometimes as I sometimes leave late and they are gone.
This Sunday one of our elders handed me a bulletin. Each week they have a volunteer in the spotlight and this week it was me. I was surprised as a lot of people do more than I but some of them have already been "IT".
It could not have come out at a better time. It made my day.
Then I was also given a picture of my spiritual grandson. Remember I asked pray for Samuel "The Miracle Baby"?
Well He is a darling. He really is.
He had to go back to the hospital last week as he had jaundice. He was in there only two days and the doctors said that is unusual as sometimes they can be there for a month or longer.
So I had a wonderful Sunday.
Just got home from the gym where I did an hour of work out. Needed to do that as I missed so many days this month because of diverse problems.
God bless all of you.
I love my Spark friends and you are a great encouragement to me. Someone told me I should talk when I have a tough week. I guess I am so used to helping and praying for others I just don't ask for myself.
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ANNEBURNELL 5/3/2010 4:15PM

    Absolutely, Irene. It is only when YOU are fulfilled that you can fully help others. It is not selfishness- there is an old saying, "The best way to help the poor is to not become one of them."

You are doing great work.

Stay strong,
Anne

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BELLAMIMI1 4/27/2010 4:30PM

    Irene,

TAG! YOU'RE IT. Congratulations. The Lord loves a giving heart and you are very deserving of the honor, I'm sure. Glad to know that Samuel is doing well.

Continued blessings.

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HAPPYMOM8 4/27/2010 11:04AM

    Congratulation on being the "IT" girl. That is wonderful news about Samuel too. emoticon Pat

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 4/27/2010 9:41AM

    Irene,

Praise the Lord and congratulations on being volunteer of the week!!!! God knows just what we need and when we need it.

PTL as well for Samuel's miraculous recovery. HE is still the God of miracles.

Remember all our Spark friends are here for you. You are not alone and it really does help to talk about it when you are having a bad day or week.

Hugs,
Margaret

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CAROLYN0107 4/27/2010 3:10AM

    Congratulations on being Volunteer of the Week. That is a neat tradition in your church. God does meet our needs and He's been meeting yours.
HUGS.

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NELLIEBLUE 4/26/2010 11:53PM

    emoticon on your pick as "IT" for the week I'm sure you deserve ever thing that was given you. So glad to hear that Samuel is doing good. Will chat with you later it's late for tonight.

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NELLIEC 4/26/2010 11:06PM

    Great news about your honor and about Samuel!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 4/26/2010 10:59PM

    Great news about samuel. I also am glad you had a great day. you are deserving of one. carolyn

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DIDMIS 4/26/2010 9:40PM

    Thank you dear emoticon's.

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KITKATSGRACE 4/26/2010 9:13PM

    I am so glad you had a wonderful Victory! You are a special lady!


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YJNANA 4/26/2010 8:52PM

    You know we are there for you Irene, please do know sometimes it helps to get things off our chest. I feel like my Sparkfriends are there through thick and thin :)
Glad you had such a wonderful Sunday :)

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CARDIFF1066 4/26/2010 8:35PM

    Congratulations on being THE Volunteer of the week. You have encouraged me in the past to come out of my shell and share with the Sparkfriends. I am still working on that, and have not forgotten your help. Remember, as you have told me - share and get the support you need. God bless you always for everything you do. Peace to you always. Carole

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/26/2010 7:49PM

    Congratulations on being volunteer of the week. That kind of recognition is always appreciated, huh. I'm glad Samuel is doing so well. I hope you can continue to see God's hand in your life and the lives of the ones you love even when times are hard. God bless you Irene!

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GLORYB2014 4/26/2010 7:18PM

    I'm so happy you were made volunteer of the week Irene, I know how much you deserve that and it couldn't have come at a better time for you!

Great news about Samuel, he really is a miracle baby.

When times are rough for you dear friend, come in and talk, blog, spark mail, you have a lot of friends here for you ~ me included! I may be deaf but I'm still "all ears!"

Love & hugs to you,
Gloria

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DDCLEADER 4/26/2010 6:47PM

    Irene
You are a very special Lady and I want you to know that you have my ear anytime you need it.
Dan

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GRACEISENUF 4/26/2010 6:47PM

    So glad you blogged about your Victory! Wonderful news about Samuel too. Praise God!

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MY MIRACULOUS FALL IN THE SHOWER

Saturday, April 17, 2010

This morning I fell in the shower and couldn't get up. It was slick I think from something the housecleaners use on the floor as this has almost happened before when they have been here. PTL nothing broke except my pride. Here I am just like God made me only bigger but I did have towels close by I could reach so the front was covered. I had to call 911. I have the phone by me when I take a shower. The fire trucks, medcare, police everyone came and they had to break my door to get in but another PTL someone came today, Saturday, to fix the door. It will cost $180.00 but they are repairing some other damage also and another PTL a check came in from somone who just sends once or twice a year (usually just at Christmas) which more than covered it. I had the money before they even got back with the parts to fix it.
This morning I had an appointment at 10:30 to get my hair done and of course couldn't go as I could not leave the house open. I called her and she said she did have an opening at 3:00, the guys say they will be finished before that so I may still get my hair done.
I had a party this afternoon I didn't really want to go to so called my friend and told her I would not be going.
So hope I am not real sore in the morning when I get up to go to church. Hope I don't have black and blue marks where they show. Maybe I won't even have any. Things are going well.
God is good and is a miracle working God.
So believe God for miracles in your life. There is nothing He cannot do.
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PRINCESSNURSE 4/19/2010 4:43AM

    I am so glad that you are OK! God Bless you!

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DIDMIS 4/18/2010 11:33PM

    This was a busy day for me. I am A-l OK. My pride was hurt but not broken nor were my bones broken. PTL
Irene

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NOSKINNYMINNIE 4/18/2010 10:20PM

    Irene, bless your heart....you certainly must have had God watching over you! Thank heavens you are ok/ Hugs, Ethel

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KAYLSLYNN 4/18/2010 2:17PM

    PRAISE GOD YOU ARE OKAY. I CAN SEE ANGELS GUIDING YOU AND KEEPING YOU FROM HURTING YOURSELF. GOD IS A FAITHFUL GOD. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS KAY emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOINFINE 4/18/2010 11:24AM

    I used to live by myself and worried about things like that happening to me.
I am so thankful you are well enough to go to church. I pray that you're not sore and that nothing seriously hurt you.
God is truly a miracle working God and He was gracious enough to see that you had all you needed in this accident, from the phone by the shower to the check that came for repairs to the door. He knows the number of the hairs on our head and cares about every thing that happens to us. I can't begin to fathom how much He loves us!
I will keep you in my prayers for comfort and a pain-free recovery.
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CUPBUTTER 4/18/2010 10:23AM

    OMG I know it is not funny but I had a good laugh. You must have been so embarrassed. You call 911 and everyone comes running which is good but when you have no cloths on you really don't feel you need so many people.

I hope you are OK this morning and not black & blue. You are very smart to have a phone need by. Take care of yourself. Hugs BarbaraMe

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LIS193 4/18/2010 10:07AM

    Irene, so glad that you are ok and you didn't seriously hurt yourself. Good thinking on having the phone handy so you could call for help. Hope you won't be too sore.
Take care.

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DIDMIS 4/18/2010 9:11AM

    I'm about ready to leave for church now.

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GIRLINBRAZIL 4/18/2010 9:06AM

    So glad you are okay and were prepared with your phone nearby! Pray that you won't be sore and can make it to church!

Michele

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LADYBUGRUNNER 4/18/2010 2:40AM

    Irene, I'm so glad you were ok!

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PEEDLE 4/18/2010 12:53AM

    Irene,
Falling is always a concern at our age.
I have subscribed to an emergency service and where a pendant around my neck that I can press a button and will immediately be connected with help. I have also told them where a key can be found so they don't have to break the door in.
Maybe you could look into this?? The monthly fee is well worth the feeling of security.
God bless you and keep you safe.
Mary Lou

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DIDMIS 4/18/2010 12:11AM

    Again I say thank you to all. Yes, I have lived by faith for over 50 years.
I have to go to church tomorrow as I teach a class. Think I will be ok.
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CAROLYN0107 4/18/2010 12:11AM

    Irene, I'm so glad you weren't hurt when you fell. God sent that money just in time to fix your door! He knew.
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JANNIE-D 4/17/2010 11:55PM

    I am so glad you're alright!
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GRAMMAP1 4/17/2010 11:45PM

    Oh, Irene, I have always dreaded that happening to me. I am so glad you weren't severely injured, but it certainly was bad enough. Praise the Lord you had a phone nearby. And praise the Lord for providing the finances to care for your repairs. It sounds like "living by faith" to me. Give yourself time to recuperate. Love, Jane

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FREEDOMSTAR 4/17/2010 11:12PM

    Irene- BE CAREFUL !!!! I noticed my tub was slippery oily after cleaning lady. Maybe tell them make sure tub is NOT slippery spray with water/vinegar solution make sure you have floor mat towels on bathroom floor so when you get out of tub thats safer too


take care
John

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YJNANA 4/17/2010 10:32PM

    IRENE, Thank God you didn't break anything ((((HUGS))))
You need to tell them they can't wax or polish the floor and tub to be slippery. Some times we just have to use different cleaners so accidents don't happen. When we first got wood floors we would use something that made them shine, BUT, if in socks you skiied on the floors. Very very scary, always thinking Opps, might fall, we can't afford those falls.
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LUV-BEING-NANA 4/17/2010 10:31PM

    Wow Irene!! So glad you are ok!!!!! God mustv'e cushioned your fall! Praise be to Him!


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HAPPYMOM8 4/17/2010 10:07PM

    IRENE! How awful !. You sure are one blessed lady. I have taken a couple of hard fall and If you are like me , you may not have broken any bones but you may be bruised from head to toe. We are so happy you are OK. emoticon

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SGRENNEK 4/17/2010 9:53PM

    Wow, sister Irene! I'm so glad that you weren't hurt. Praise the Lord He provided the money that you needed! He is a great God!

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SGRENNEK 4/17/2010 9:53PM

    Wow, sister Irene! I'm so glad that you weren't hurt. Praise the Lord He provided the money that you needed! He is a great God!

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SGRENNEK 4/17/2010 9:52PM

    Wow, sister Irene! I'm so glad that you weren't hurt. Praise the Lord He provided the money that you needed! He is a great God!

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GLORYB2014 4/17/2010 9:17PM

    Irene, I am so happy you weren't hurt, no broken bones! You are such a sweet lady! I do believe He watches over you all the time.

I read your comments and glad to hear you got your hair done and wow, you have some wonderful friends!

Let us know tomorrow how you're doing. With the bath mat and shower shoes, you will be safer having a shower now!

Bless you my friend, have a good night's sleep.

Love and hugs, Gloria x x

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DIDMIS 4/17/2010 8:56PM

    Isn't it wonderful the Lord even takes a shower with us. Thank you again everyone.

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GRACEISENUF 4/17/2010 8:39PM

    I am praising the Lord with you right now as I read your blog...I am so thankful you were not seriously hurt. What an awesome Provider we serve that he gave you the funds you needed right on time to repair the door.

Lord thank you for protecting Miss Irene and taking such good care of us and providing everything we need.

(((HUGS)))

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/17/2010 8:21PM

    Irene,

What a time you had. Glad that you are alright. Will see tomorrow how much you hurt.

Debbie

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HOLLY_ROSE3 4/17/2010 8:06PM

    Yes HE is still a miracle working GOD!!

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MARLIZG 4/17/2010 8:05PM

    glad u r ok...what a break to know u get help when u need it

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MNNSAIDE 4/17/2010 7:30PM

    Wow Irene - guess no more jumping on the trampoline either???
Hope you are not sore in the next couple of days.
Install a house phone in the bathroom cuz you may not have your cell the next time.

Love ya.......Marcy

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JODIRICHARDS 4/17/2010 6:59PM

    Even when we fall in life it is nice to see God's hands all around protecting us so we can learn and move forward. Sounds like you were taken care of and are learning the needed lessons to move forward in a safe healthy way. Take care, when I have sore muscles a little ibuprofen works wonders.

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DIDMIS 4/17/2010 5:55PM

    Thank you everyone. I just got home from getting my hair done and eating for the first time today.
I do have a shower bench but when you stand and fall the bench doesn't help there. I love it though.
Nellie and then Betty mentioned shower shoes and I ordered a pair and some friends who have adopted me came over and he went out and bought a mat. They stayed until the door men left and they left right at the time I had to leave to go to the beauty shop so I am going to take a nap soon now.
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BETTYAHE 4/17/2010 4:28PM

    I am PTL that you did not get hurt when you fell Irene. What a smart lady keeping the phone handy when in the shower! You really need either a pair of water shoes, a shower bench or a good mat to keep you from slipping again.
Thank you for sharing your miracle day with us. I pray everything will work out and you will not be too bruised or sore tomorrow and the following days. Please take care.

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DDCLEADER 4/17/2010 4:28PM

    God is great all the time and takes care of his children. PTL that you are ok and did not get hurt badly.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 4/17/2010 4:23PM

    Another PTL that you were not injured.

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14JESUSGIRL 4/17/2010 4:18PM

    Praise the Lord you can still walk! God is such a good God!
Singing praises to Him for looking after you!
Love in Him,
Lee
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LMSTRAW 4/17/2010 3:56PM

    I'm so happy you are okay and that God made everything fall right into place.
Much love,
Linda

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CAROLYNVIL 4/17/2010 3:56PM

    I'm so glad you didn't hurt yourself.it certainly was a miracle day for you. carolyn

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VERITY50 4/17/2010 3:09PM

    Praise God! You are always so positive no matter the circumstances. I know that the God of creation lives in you because it is his spirit and power which protects you. I am praying for his continued providence in your life!

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SALSMITH 4/17/2010 2:57PM

    Irene - PTL that you were not hurt. And we know God was right there with you.. so many miracles in our lives everyday and we don't always realize it. God does care for us. I'm so thankful that I'm His Child! Praying you will be good as new in the morning for Church. So glad you shared.

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NELLIEC 4/17/2010 2:40PM

    I am fortunate that since I have Medicaid, the state pays for a choreworker to come and do housework, errands with me, and supervise and help with my bath. Since it also paid for a shower chair, I am now pretty safe while I bathe!

Years ago, I once fainted in the shower. Boy was I sore after that -- especially since the bathroom door opened inward and my head was banged when I was being rescued! I have not taken really hot showers ever since that!

I do think God was definitely helping you!!!

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VALI_T 4/17/2010 2:31PM

    I'm so glad that you didn't hurt yourself when you fell. Injured pride can be repaired, but broken bones aren't as easy to fix. Good thing that you're smart enough to always have your phone handy when you're in the shower. I think I'll start doing that myself as my MS causes me to get a little bit dizzy when I close my eyes in the shower. (I wasn't smart enough to think of keeping the phone close when I'm in the shower on my own....)

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TEDDYTEDDY 4/17/2010 2:20PM

    I know that feeling of not being able to get up from a slippery place. About 1-1/2 years ago (at Christmas when I was going to buy lutefisk) I fell in the street on the ice that was so slippery I couldn't get up. I was right in front of a car and the traffic light was going to change and I don't think the drivers saw me. I had to crawl to the sidewalk and I still couldn't get up. One lady driving by the other direction saw me and stopped her car and helped me get up.

I felt I had two miracles that day. One was that I didn't get run over and the other was that I didn't break any bones, though my back was sore but that wasn't injured aside from some spasms that went away pretty quickly. It also was fortunate that I was wearing heavy duty arch supports that strapped on around my ankles and when I fell the ankles didn't move a bit; I think if I wasn't lucky enough to have arch pain and wearing those special braces I probably would have broken my ankle or ankles. It is amazing how all of these things came into place at the right time to keep me safe.

We absolutely have to thank God for every miracle. Miracles sometimes are little things and they happen every day.

As an additional safety precaution, you might look at water shoes so you don't slip so easily on the shower floor. I bought a pair for $14 or so on Swimoutlet.com and they give me sure footing in the swimming pool and whirlpool (two other dangerous places where people have bad injuries if they fall). Hope you don't have a lot of pain after you settle down after this bad exeperience that could have been so much worse.
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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/17/2010 2:07PM

    Thank the LORD you didn't hurt your back, that you had a phone handy, that there were towels there and that you received money. Our LORD is a great and wonderful LORD, and he loves and cares for us!

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THE MIRACLE OF BABY SAMUEL

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ok here it is. I promised you I would write a blog when Baby Samuel got home. Mom was dismissed at 12:00 noon and baby the same day at 6:00.
This is a miracle baby. First of all she came to me and asked for prayer saying they wanted a baby and hadn't been able to have one. I prayed for her and I know others did also. The next I hear she is pregnant.
Well, the doctor's checked the baby in the mothers womb and said it had a heart defect and it was possible it would have to be flown to Corpus Christi to a childrens hospital for emergency surgery.
The baby was born and they didn't find any defect. They kept Samuel in nicu under observation. He was 18 inches long and over 7 pounds in weight. His mother is a tiny little thing. The baby is beautiful.
The doctor's showed and gave them copies of the x-rays before and after the birth and they are amazed that there is nothing at all wrong with his heart.
We know who did the miracle "GOD". He is a miracle working God.
The baby was born earlier than what they thought. She worked the day she went to the hospital. I asked her one day if she was going to work up to the last day of her pregnancy and she said I feel fine and probably will. LOL
So this is the blog I promised.
Thank all of you who prayed for Samuel. Samuel in the Bible was given to a barren woman who begged him and waited and waited. She promised him to God and he belonged to God and God used him mightily.
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Irene

  
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IRSNILU80 4/15/2010 11:16PM

    So glad that everything is okay. and Thanks for sharing with us.

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NELLIEC 4/15/2010 1:11PM

    Wonderful miracle baby. My children are God's miracles also. I have 6 children -- but I had 16 pregnancies. At one point when I had only had miscarriages, I was wondering if I would ever have a baby. I had been praying and praying. Then I had a near death experience and was given the assignment to raise my CHILDREN for Him!!! Then I had two more near-death experiences repeating the same assignment, one during my first child's prenancy and one right after he was born. Wow!

God is so good!!!

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BORN2BE 4/15/2010 7:26AM

    Beautiful reminder of God's grace and miracles. We wish the best for this new young life in God's kingdom.Thanks for sharing this Irene.

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GRAMMAP1 4/14/2010 11:34PM

    Our God is so great. I certainly understand why he was named Samuel. I hope Samuel will become as Samuel of old in his dedication to God. I am sure that is one of the joys of your ministry.

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LAVENDERLILY 4/14/2010 6:56PM

    What a blessing Samuel is! The power of prayer and love is beyond our understanding. Irene, you are such a special person. Thank you for being a part of the Sparks family.

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HAPPYMOM8 4/14/2010 3:40PM

    Welcome to this world- little Samuel- our Miracle Baby.
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DIDMIS 4/14/2010 2:45PM

    Thank you everyone and I will go to Crystals page to read her blogs as she asked me to do. I am over 100 e-mails behind.
Irene

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KADYDIDIT 4/14/2010 2:36PM

    Amazing Grace! God has a plan for this little guy!

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CRYSTALFLAIZ 4/14/2010 1:34PM

    I love your blog.
To God be all the glory.
I love praise reports of miracles.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Hope you can visit my page to read my blogs.
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YJNANA 4/14/2010 1:12PM

    What a miracle baby. :) Thank you for sharing Irene.

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SGRENNEK 4/14/2010 1:02PM

    Thanks for sharing, Irene. Praise God that precious baby Samuel is ok!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/14/2010 9:42AM

    So happy for the "miracle baby" and family. Thank you, Irene, for letting us know. PRAISE BE TO GOD!

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MOM1014 4/14/2010 9:36AM

    I am not surprised as prayer works. So glad baby Samuel is home!
Hugs,
Lee

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CAROLYNVIL 4/14/2010 9:02AM

    that's absolutly wonderful,amazing no heart defect. truly a miracle. carolyn

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GLORYB2014 4/14/2010 7:19AM

    Oh how wonderful Irene! I'm so happy for mother and child.
Indeed, the ex-rays showed a miracle!

Thank you for sharing this story with us.
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MY NEWEST SPIRITUAL GRANDCHILD, PLEASE PRAY

Saturday, April 10, 2010

At midnight I was sleeping soundly like a good girl and as many of you had told me to do when I hear this terrible noise in the house. I couldn't figure out what it was. Then it emoticoned. All of a sudden I realized it was my phone and jumped up. My spiritual grandchild.
Sure enough the grandfather called to let me know they had just taken the mother to the hospital. They thought the baby would be born May the 1st but had miscalculated.
I stayed up awhile on Spark then went back to bed.
At 8:00 a.m. the phone rang again. The baby had just been born.
THE BABY IS IN ICCU AS THEY ARE MONITORING ITS HEART AS THERE MIGHT BE A DEFECT.
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This child is a miracle child. The mother asked me to pray for her one day as she wanted to have a child and couldn't. The next thing I knew she was pregnant.
They named the child Samuel as they had asked him from God and dedicated him to God even before he was born.
I don't know why I ate so bad for me today, maybe all the excitement. I did have my veggies and fruit but also had two fried drumsticks. Not good.
It will be difficult to get the weight off eating like that.
Thank you all.
Irene

  
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DOINFINE 4/18/2010 11:27AM

    I'm praying for this miraculous child, Samuel, and his mother and family. God will see them all through this troubling time. Jesus is with us in the storms.

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/13/2010 10:32AM

    emoticon for baby, Samuel, and Mom. God has gotten him this far, and he will help Samuel to be strong again.


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KADYDIDIT 4/12/2010 1:27PM

    Praying for Samuel, Mother, and You.

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GIRLINBRAZIL 4/12/2010 6:32AM

    Congratulations to you and to the happy parents, Irene!

Michele

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CAROLYN0107 4/11/2010 11:36PM

    I just prayed for little Samuel. Let us know how he does.

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CHIBIKARATE 4/11/2010 10:29AM

    i am putting samuel in my prayers God Bless Him emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLORYB2014 4/11/2010 10:24AM

    emoticonPraying for Samuel, mother, family and you! You are a good person Irene, so thoughtful of everyone and I believe that YOU have powers you may not even realize!

Thank you for the prayers for me and my Rolly too!
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Can't put near enough LOVE on here for you my friend!
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YJNANA 4/11/2010 10:24AM

    Prayers for Samuel and his Mama. You keep us posted on his condition.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/11/2010 10:20AM

    Such a sweet story of your miracle baby. God bless you all!

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JENGRAMMER 4/11/2010 8:46AM

    As you know Irene, we serve the God of miracles and Samuel will be the next one we will all be watching happen.

Thank you for sharing this one and letting us share this blessing.

Jen

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DDCLEADER 4/11/2010 7:36AM

    Irene our prayers are and will be with Samuel. We will also pray for the parents to recieve Gods strength, comfort and understanding.

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    emoticon emoticon My prayers are on their way. emoticon emoticon

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AHEALTHIERJAN 4/10/2010 10:09PM

    There are so many things that can send a child to NICU that are easily fixed. I pray that Samuel has one of those, and I pray that God's guides the hearts, minds and hands of doctors and nurses and all who care for Samuel. I also thank God that children can no longer be denied insurance based on this pre-existing condition.

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GRAMMAP1 4/10/2010 9:45PM

    Count me in for praying for Samuel and this Mother that wanted a baby so desperately. I know you will be an encouragement to the Family, Irene. emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 4/10/2010 9:39PM

    Keeping samuel in my prayers.

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HAPPYMOM8 4/10/2010 9:14PM

    Samuel is in my prayers as well.

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DIDMIS 4/10/2010 8:30PM

    Thank you for praying for Samuel. God bless you.
Irene

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NELLIEC 4/10/2010 8:27PM

    I have added this to my prayer list!

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MOM1014 4/10/2010 8:07PM

    I too will pray for Samuel. I have faith that this miracle baby will do just fine. My now 50 year old son was 3 months early and with a heart defect which was repaired when he was two. I just can believe you little tyke will get here and not eventually be be strong and healthy!
Hugs,
Lee

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PRINCESSNURSE 4/10/2010 7:41PM

    I will include Samuel in my prayers!

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MNNSAIDE 4/10/2010 7:24PM

    Irene - Samuel and all the doctors plus parents are in my prayers.

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SHORT TRIP THIS MORNING

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


This is me and the pastors where I am building. The building looks a lot better than this now as the parsonage is almost done. We have a few more things to do which will take a few hundred dollars more but it is going to be nice for that part of Mexico.
This morning I met the pastor's wives sisters on this side of the bridge separating Mexico and the US.
I didn't realize they have papers to come over but they do so it worked out just fine.
There is continued violence there, one day it said eight more gunned down and the day before had a long list of killings. The girls said it is more calm right now but at night is when it is worse.
I am glad I did get the money for the building to them.
Thank you all for your prayers and for your comments on my blogs about Mexico and my work there.
Irene

  
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CAROLYN0107 4/9/2010 4:45AM

    It's so nice that the gals had papers to come to YOU rather than you going to them. I'm glad you were able to give them the money that you had for the projects. Thanks for stopping by my "Lousy Posture" blog.
HUGS.

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VERITY50 4/8/2010 11:24PM

    I am so happy to hear that all is well and that God's work continues. Many blessings to you and the church your ministry is building.

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DIDMIS 4/8/2010 8:18PM

    Thank you again all of my emoticon,s

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KADYDIDIT 4/8/2010 6:36PM

    The best rewards will come to you when God gives out crowns. I know many are blessed because of your sacrifice. :)

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LAVENDERLILY 4/8/2010 5:40PM

    Your life is an inspiration to us all.

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HAPPYMOM8 4/8/2010 5:15PM

    Only a few among us go beyond the call of duty to help others but you are definately one of them. Thanks for your updates! Pat

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DIDMIS 4/8/2010 2:53AM

    Jane, the pastor is the builder. That is his profession. He is a great block layer and has done almost all the work himself. The people have put a little bit into it financially.
Irene

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GRAMMAP1 4/7/2010 10:56PM

    We praise the Lord your trip went well, Irene. Are the church Folk building or do you have a contractor? Our Son oversees some projects and works with the Africans, but sometimes the village folks lack in enthusiasm. I think we try to get them to put 10% into the finances and that doesn't always go well either. But they really are poor..we understand that. emoticon

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DIDMIS 4/7/2010 6:35PM

    Gloria I wrote to you letting you know about the rest of my day.
Irene

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GLORYB2014 4/7/2010 6:31PM

    God Bless you Irene, you do such good work for Him!
I'm glad your trip was a safe one and I love this photo of you and the pastors.
Keep on letting us know how it's all coming along dear friend.

emoticonGloria

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DADDYS_GIRL6 4/7/2010 5:43PM

    Blessings Irene! God continues to get His work done! Thank you for being so faithful to Him and those you serve!

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AHEALTHIERJAN 4/7/2010 4:44PM

    You are a brave and dedicated woman. May god continue to bless you.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/7/2010 3:34PM

    It is a wonderful work you are doing, Irene. God be with you, sparkfriend. Edie

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