The last 48 hours…

So last week, my mom found a small knot on the back of our sweet girl’s head. On Wednesday morning I called the pediatrician. The pediatrician was able to get her in immediately (my husband and nephew have a condition called Arnold Chiari Malformation) So this began a crazy and extremely emotional 24 hours!!! The pediatrician felt the knot and said that we need to do a x-ray just in case. So our sweet girl did awesome getting her x-ray…a little nervous…but was a trooper!

Wednesday afternoon, the pediatrician’s nurse called said that the radiologist wanted a ct-scan. I handled the phone call pretty well…but then Mommy brain kicked in and out flowed the tears…I knew that God would handle it, but at the same time, honestly, I was worried.

Thursday morning, I called the pediatrician to see about the appointment for the ct-scan. (My wonderful pediatrician calmed me down and said, yes,  I should be concerned…but in order to know what is going on, we need to do this test. Also, she said that our sweet girl was growing perfectly, passed the neurological test that she did Wednesday…so she is fabulous!)…this verse showed up on my facebook newsfeed (posted by my awesome pediatrician’s nurse…oh ironic, huh!)

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They scheduled the ct-scan for Thursday at 1130. My hubby and I took her…she was nervous, but did amazing…I was able to stay with her just like with the x-ray (just covered in protection)

After the test was done, they told us to wait that it was STAT. We waited for an hour and they came and said the Dr. got the results, your pediatrician will be calling you. We had told our sweet girl that we would take her for lunch and get her a prize for doing so well. So off to McDonald’s we went…Chick-fil-a was packed (that was her first choice)…

While we were at Big Lots getting her a prize…the pediatrician’s nurse called and said…the radiologist called and her ct-scan came back PERFECTLY NORMAL!!!!!!! I did a little dance in Big Lots and tears started following!!!

We know that God stepped in and took care of it! Thank you Jesus!!! Thank you for our wonderful pediatrician and nurse for taking care of me and definitely our sweet girl!!!

On a sad but glorious note, during this same time, I was receiving updates that a close friend went to be with Jesus…her battle is over and she is dancing with the KING! Missing her greatly!

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Grace…not gray!

We have a young adults life group that meets at our home and tonight this came up during our discussion…

So…is  little “white” lie wrong? Is “giving a prayer request” but you are actually spreading a rumor…is that wrong?

Is there a gray area?

In my opinion, No! Sin is sin…no matter how big or small (in our standards)…God just sees sin…but there is GRACE! (That doesn’t give you the right to do whatever you want though)

The Word says that if you ask for forgiveness, then God casts it as far away as the east is from the west…WOW! He has mercy, He is mercy and full of love and grace for you and to you!

There is always GRACE, never Gray!

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Comparing = stealing

So I’m sitting on my couch, looking at our adorable Christmas tree with my daughter on my lap and my hubby is watching Star Wars and I’m over here having a little pity party! What’s my pity party about? While my hubby is watching Star Wars (I’m trying to be interested…but…I’m bored)…so I decided to get on the Facebook. Immediately, I’m reading other’s posts, updates, seeing pictures and what do I do? I compare…I compare myself, my life, my everything to everyone else and who suffers..ME!

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If you saw the post title…COMPARING = STEALING…how you might ask? When I compare myself to others, I lose  a part of myself in that my self esteem drops, my self worth is hindered. When I compare my things to other people’s thing, I don’t count my blessings and I become less grateful. When I compare my life to others, I don’t see that my life is exactly what it is suppose to be. So when I compare, I steal from ME! My life isn’t perfect but where would the fun be if it was all daisies and roses…without rain, there would be no rainbow!

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Back to the Word

So I don’t know about you, but I have a difficult time reading the Word daily (sometimes weekly or more) due to procrastination, kiddos, appointments, not knowing what to read…(I could go on but it’s just excuses)…I talked to a close friend and told her that I desired to be in the Word daily, but not knowing where to start (she agreed…so I guess I’m not alone)…she gave me a monthly reading guide that had been sent to her, and it was to read just a few verses daily for November in Psalms 18…at the same time, I was praying about this blog…so it was perfect timing (or just a coincidence of God remaining anonymous)…I began reading this passage and kept reading til the end of the chapter and the spark was ignited yet again…so I thought I would begin my blog with this passage so just in case you need it or need a reminder…here you go!

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Psalm 18
I love you, God – you make me strong. God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. My God – the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout. I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty, and find myself safe and saved. The hangman’s noose was tight at my throat; devil waters rushed over me. Hell’s ropes cinched me tight; death traps barred every exit. A hostile world! I call to God, I cry to God to help me. From his palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence – a private audience! Earth wobbles and lurches; huge mountains shake like leaves, Quake like aspen leaves because of his rage. His nostrils flare, bellowing smoke; his mouth spits fire. Tongues of fire dart in and out; he lowers the sky. He steps down; under his feet an abyss opens up. He’s riding a winged creature, swift on wind-wings. Now he’s wrapped himself in a trenchcoat of black-cloud darkness. But his cloud-brightness bursts through, spraying hailstones and fireballs.  Then God thundered out of heaven; the High God gave a great shout, spraying hailstones and fireballs. God shoots his arrows – pandemonium! He hurls his lightnings – a rout! The secret sources of ocean are exposed, the hidden depths of earth lie uncovered The moment you roar in protest, let loose your hurricane anger. But me he caught – reached all the way from sky to sea; he pulled me out that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved – surprised to be loved! God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I’m watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. The good people taste your goodness, The whole people taste your health, The true people taste your truth, The bad ones can’t figure you out. You take the side of the down-and-out, But the stuck-up you take down a peg. Suddenly, God, you floodlight my life; I’m blazing with glory, God’s glory!  I smash the bands of marauders, I vault the highest fences. What a God! His road stretches straight and smooth. Every God-direction is road-tested. Everyone who runs toward him Makes it. Is there any god like God? Are we not at bedrock? Is not this the God who armed me, then aimed me in the right direction? Now I run like a deer; I’m king of the mountain. He shows me how to fight; I can bend a bronze bow! You protect me with salvation-armor; you hold me up with a firm hand, caress me with your gentle ways. You cleared the ground under me so my footing was firm. When I chased my enemies I caught them; I didn’t let go till they were dead men. I nailed them; they were down for good; then I walked all over them. You armed me well for this fight, you smashed the upstarts. You made my enemies turn tail, and I wiped out the haters. They cried “uncle” but Uncle didn’t come; They yelled for God and got no for an answer. I ground them to dust; they gusted in the wind. I threw them out, like garbage in the gutter. You rescued me from a squabbling people; you made me a leader of nations. People I’d never heard of served me; the moment they got wind of me they listened. they came on their bellies, crawling from their hideouts. Live, God! Blessings from my Rock, my free and freeing God, towering! This God set things right for me and shut up the people who talked back. He rescued me from enemy anger, he pulled me from the grip of upstarts, He saved me from the bullies. That’s why I’m thanking you, God, all over the world. That’s why I’m singing songs that rhyme your name. God’s king takes the trophy; God’s chosen is beloved. I mean David and all his children – always.

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