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Urgent Prayer Needed....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hi All,

I've just got back from the emergency clinic, I woke this morning in acute pain, I have been diagnosed with Acute Urinary Tract Infection, Cystitis, the urine test was positive, always with a UTI there is blood in the urine but it also tested positive blood glucose and Leuks, doctor's have sent it to another lab for further testing... Last infection I had, the kidney's were involved, hopefully further testing will rule out the kidney's this time around...

This pain has been more intense then it's ever been before...I'm also taking cantharis besides my regular pain meds to help with the pain, and the symptoms of both the infection of the urinary tract and the bladder. I usually can handle the chronic pain but I admit having both acute and chronic pain is almost more than I can bear. please pray...I've also been vomiting and have nausea with this pain...

Thanks all for your prayer support, I surely need it... sorry to trouble you with all this especially with it being Valentine's day....

Love and Hugs, Happy Valentine's Day to you all....

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JENNY712 2/16/2012 8:04AM

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JTEWZANDB 2/15/2012 5:24PM

    Praying now.

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RUNNINGOMA 2/15/2012 3:20PM

    I just got this message and am praying.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 2/15/2012 12:08PM

    emoticon May God guide your doctors, my friend!

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LAUGHATLIFE 2/15/2012 5:37AM

    Lifting you up in prayer... In the name of Jesus. emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 2/15/2012 4:32AM

    Well that is a crummy way to spend valentines day sweetie PLease feel better soon!

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MAMASUDS 2/15/2012 3:45AM

    Praying for you this morning.

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CONSECRATED2GOD 2/15/2012 2:24AM

    Praying for you!

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PURESTILLWATER 2/14/2012 10:49PM

    praying

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ABETTERSOUL 2/14/2012 9:22PM

    Praying for you Judith. emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 2/14/2012 6:59PM

    Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery .

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JADOMB 2/14/2012 6:05PM

    My prayers are with you for a speedy and complete recovery.

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Happy Valentine's Day...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love In Christ

On Valentine’s Day,
I think of my Christian brothers and sisters
with love...
hoping to help,
hoping to encourage.
hoping to serve,
as Jesus commanded.
I want you to know
that I am thinking of you,
and I want you to call on me
for help, encouragement and service
whenever you need me.
On Valentine’s Day,
I send my love in Christ.

By Joanna Fuchs

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KAYECAN 2/14/2012 6:09AM

    thank you for sharing such a nice poem. I hope you have a very happy Valentines Day whatever your plans are.
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Ultimate Surrender

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ultimate Surrender

Verse: 1 Samuel 1:1–28

Probably the hardest thing for me to surrender to God—and this may sound silly because you may be expecting me to say, “My children”—was the huge, five-bedroom home I purchased five years after my divorce. I knew that my home belonged to God and that I was simply a steward of what he had entrusted to me, but that didn’t keep it from becoming an idol. My wonderful house in its expensive zip code supplied status. I couldn’t imagine giving it up, especially if God wanted me to live somewhere I didn’t like.

I eventually realized I was supposed to sell that house, but for a full year I dug in my heels and refused to do it. What a nightmare I lived trying to untangle God’s best for my life while still continuing to weave in my stubborn wishes. But God was persistent. He kept reminding me of his desire through the wise counsel of my brother Paul and sister Cathy. He continued to impress on me the need to downsize and simplify my life.

I finally came to the point where I knew I simply needed to obey God and sell the house. When I moved into a smaller home, I suddenly had much more time and energy. I found that I could focus more earnestly on my writing, which was something I had not been able to do previously with all the repairs, chores and decorating.

As terrible as it sounds, it was easier for me to surrender my children to God than it was to trust him with my home. Sad, huh? But I knew in my heart that my children would be in better hands with God than with me. While it was still excruciatingly hard to turn my children’s lives over to him, I released them to his loving care by saying a simple, heartfelt prayer to that effect. Actually, I had to say that prayer many times. It seemed to take me forever to be able to voice words that were not a lie. Though I did not drop off my kids at the local temple to be raised by a holy man, like Hannah did with her son Samuel, I did choose to trust that God would love them and guide their lives better than I could.
—Katie Brazelton

1 Samuel 1:28
“So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.”

Reflection

1. What one thing are you holding back from God?
2. What would happen if you released it?
3. Why does God insist we sometimes give up things that seem to bring us joy?

Related Readings

Genesis 22:1–19; Matthew 6:19–34

This devotion is from the NIV New Women's Devotional Bible or True Identity by Zondervan. Used with permission.

  
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GOSPELCLOWN 2/13/2012 7:00PM

    Great timing- I can totally relate.

I am withholding time, energy, finances, worship, and even love for the better part of each day.

Thanks for the post-
Karen

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AHEARTFORCHRIST 2/13/2012 4:55PM

    Very thought provoking blog. Thanks for posting it.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 2/13/2012 4:53PM

    These questions definitely require meditation and transparent honesty before the Throne of Grace. Thank you for sharing your inner thoughts.

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SP Healthy Lunch Recipe...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I was reading a SP Article and found this recipe`, looks pretty good to me, so here you are, another great recipe for yourself and your kiddos, enjoy..


Tuna and Coleslaw Wrap Serves 4

1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained
1-1/2 cups shredded cabbage
1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 cup reduced-fat coleslaw dressing
4 (8-inch diameter) whole wheat tortillas

In a bowl, add the tuna, cabbage, pineapple, and dressing. Stir to mix evenly. Top each tortilla with one-fourth of the mixture. Fold both sides of tortilla up over the filling and roll to close.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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An Awesome Sunday Service...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hi All,

I had a beautiful Sunday, began this morning with my usual quiet time with God, Bible Reading, meditating on what I read, journal entry and prayer, had my breakfast and showered and got ready to leave the house at 8:10am this morning. I had to be at Church for 8:30 this morning as I was on the Worship Team, we have practice for about 1 hour before the morning service, today 2 of our young college and career gals lead worship, wow, they are so anointed and blessed of God, we had a powerful time of worship.

Our sermon is a continuation of a series taken from Acts chapter 2, last week the message was entitled Church on Fire, God's Vision for the Church, this week the message was entitled, A Church that Really Connects, Acts 2:42-47. Talking about Community Life, Living in Harmony and Unity, a New Community, New Connection, Devoted to Fellowship, Everything in Common, An Awesome experience, filled with awe, Acts 2:43; Making a New Community, Acts 2:46-47 Brothers and Sisters walking in Harmony, Honest Communication, being open with one another, Removal of Masks, be open, tell it like it is, Connect Emotionally and Bear One Anothers Burdens, Having an Authentic Community which results in Growth, Acts 2:46-47, Favor of the People, Final Thoughts, Praying for Opportunity, Am I taking the opportunities God has given me.

I think you would agree that my Sunday has been blessed beyond measure. I plan to watch a couple of Christian programming and will retire early as I didn't get a lot of sleep last night. You are probably wondering why?? So, here goes...

I have a 9 year old cat who thought he was 9 months old last night, he wanted to play and kept waking me up playing with my hair and playing with my keys I had hanging on the hallway door knob, he seemed to be in a playful mood and went from one thing to another, all the while being as noisy as he could, just to make sure he got my attention, well, he got my attention alright :) He clearly did not want me sleeping, and I sure didn't get much, thats for sure, LOL

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AHEARTFORCHRIST 2/12/2012 9:25PM

    Sounds like your Sunday was blessed. Hope your furbaby lets you get some sleep tonight.

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JUDYAMK 2/12/2012 9:03PM

    I bet your kitty slept all day!!!!!!! Mom & I went to church , I have not been there for several weeks do to work & not feeling well. When I cannot go Mom's friends pick up. She is 82 & really hates to miss.We had an associate out on sick leave so I had to pick up her weekend shift. So now she is back & I am back only having to work every 3rd weekend.Take care
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