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Everyone needs to read my Praise Report....

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thank you all for your prayers, a miracle has happened, the pain left my body last night and I only had the odd twinge today but over-all no pain, thank you Jesus, thank you Spark friend's for praying...God gave me strength for today and put the pain to flight...To make a long story short, yesterday I was so sick, the pain so intense I was vomiting and could hardly breathe, I knew that I had my 2 grandkids, 2 and 5 for all of Wednesday so I needed a miracle.

They came to me at 10:00 am and left at 7:15pm tonight, so that was morning snacks, lunch, afternoon snacks, dinner and outdoor play all with a severe urinary tract & bladder infection. God did a mighty work, no pain, the antibiotics has made me feel tired, and of course the added activity with grandkids, but God performed a miracle for me...Praise God...

  
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SOONASKINNYGIRL 2/16/2012 7:44PM

    So wonderful to hear! Praise the Lord!! emoticon

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SCTRACKER 2/16/2012 3:59PM

    Praise God emoticon

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ABETTERSOUL 2/16/2012 10:24AM

    Our God is an awesome God! Praise His name! So glad to hear the wonderful news!

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JENNY712 2/16/2012 7:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonfor sharing! Love and prayers Jenny emoticon

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GATORJOY 2/16/2012 7:29AM

    So good to hear you are well and enjoyed your time with the grandbabies!

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MAMASUDS 2/16/2012 7:21AM

    Praise the Lord! Thank you for sharing your blessings with us.

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RUNNINGOMA 2/16/2012 4:31AM

    Wonderful to have answers to prayer!

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FLEMIDG 2/16/2012 12:44AM

    Praise God. He is so good. I am so glad you have no pain. Get a good night's rest. I am sure you are tired after spending all that time with your wonderful grandchildren.

Darlene

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PURESTILLWATER 2/15/2012 11:49PM

    To God be all the glory and honor and praise.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 2/15/2012 11:34PM

    Praise God for answered prayers. emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 2/15/2012 11:27PM

    I am so glad you are feeling better-- YOU had many praying for you~

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Psalm 80

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Psalm 80 (NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant.” Of Asaph. A psalm.

1 Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock.
You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,
shine forth

2 before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Awaken your might;
come and save us.

3 Restore us, O God;
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved.

4 How long, LORD God Almighty,
will your anger smolder
against the prayers of your people?

5 You have fed them with the bread of tears;
you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.

6 You have made us an object of derision[b] to our neighbors,
and our enemies mock us.

7 Restore us, God Almighty;
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved.

8 You transplanted a vine from Egypt;
you drove out the nations and planted it.

9 You cleared the ground for it,
and it took root and filled the land.

10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
the mighty cedars with its branches.

11 Its branches reached as far as the Sea,[c]
its shoots as far as the River.[d]

12 Why have you broken down its walls
so that all who pass by pick its grapes?

13 Boars from the forest ravage it,
and insects from the fields feed on it.

14 Return to us, God Almighty!
Look down from heaven and see!
Watch over this vine,

15 the root your right hand has planted,
the son[e] you have raised up for yourself.

16 Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;
at your rebuke your people perish.

17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand,
the son of man you have raised up for yourself.

18 Then we will not turn away from you;
revive us, and we will call on your name.

19 Restore us, LORD God Almighty;
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved.

  
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JENNY712 2/16/2012 7:53AM

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FLEMIDG 2/16/2012 12:46AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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ELSCO55 2/15/2012 11:08PM

    Thank you

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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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    Praying emoticon

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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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I think your background wallpaper is very cute!!

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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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JENNY712 2/13/2012 11:51PM

    emoticonInspirational. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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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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