Friday, January 16, 2009

Nonulcerative dyspepsia........Now There is A Mouthful

Just a quick note to let you gals know that I am home from the Dr.........Very interesting appointment .......... I go back next Thursday to eat some food laced with radioactive material (just a very very small trace) Then they can follow down my esophagus and into my stomach and see if things are passing through in a timely fashion..... sounds like a plan to me............. He called my condition nonulcerative dyspepsia. Chronic conditions lasting for years... No known cause and no known cure or treatment. Wonderful........

BUT ......He did ask if I had to live the next 9 years just like I am today, would it change my change my life for the worse........ Well of course not I said..........Good was his reply. This condition is not rare and is found most often in women who have had several abdominal surgeries. I have had two, one hysterectomy and one gallbladder.

Sooooooooooooo I will rest in the understanding that I can live my life with this and that heating pad and listen to my Dr. Eat very small meals and NEVER overeat, and if I do understand that it will most likely cause me pain.

I will go back next Thursday and eat a bite of radioactive material and let them follow it through my system to see if there is any blockage or if it is slow moving..............

So for tonight, I am at peace and will rest in the knowledge that my Father God knows all things and I am the apple of HIS eye........... and HE can get my gut to moving a bit quicker any time HE wants................. :)

Good night ladies............ I am blessed beyond measure to have each of you in my life............

It Is Off To See The Wizard (Gastroenterologist That Is)

It is off to the Gastroenterologist it is this morning early. I have waited for this appointment since before Thanksgiving. I am sooooooooo excited.... Is that strange or what........ excited to see a Dr. BUT .... I have had this going on since January 2000. Have seen 6 Dr's over the last 9 years and have had 5 stomach scopes, CT scans, MRI's and they found NADA........... but that is a GOOD thing but sure would be nice to find out why I have so much trouble.

Most days I feel like a balloon that has been overfilled by twice...... Some days goes around my middle into my back......... I sleep with a heating pad on my stomach most nights and that is the only thing that helps. That is crazy. Some have suggested Celtic disease.........some say most likely ulcer, some say hernia that does not need to be fixed..... ok....... someone just tell me............

I think 9 years is long enough to go without an answer.......
This little Dr is the one that saved Mom's life July 07. He is smart little cookie and cute as a button. I am hopeful. Other wise I am fine.........!

So it is a day out for me and hubby. I think we are headed over to a craft mall after my appointment to check out some booth space. I am thinking of renting a booth for my dolls and stuff.......... We will see.......... All this will take place in Norman. We are about an hour and half from the Dr. So you gals say a little prayer that this little guy will find out the problem and tell me how to fix. I am tired of that heating pad, especially in the middle of summer..............

You girls have a great weekend, I will be back in blog land on Monday.


I love this president............

No matter what you say or what you think of this man, he is a man of God. Oh yes he has made mistakes but what mistakes would you have made. I quit watching the news the night of the election as I was so grieved with the outcome. Oh, I have no issues with President elect Obama, it is just that I am so conservative. I read a blog the other day about the Christians standing up for what is right in this country and I so agree, but I am not sure where we would begin.

There is such an agenda for the left wing and that machine is in motion and it is gaining momentum. I so fear for this country. President Obama spoke of change but the people appointed to his cabinet is from the "Old School" and I fear there is a change coming but it is not the change to keep this great country free. I will leave that in the hands of God.

I thank God for George W Bush and I will miss him. I thank God that he has stood strong in the face of the abortion issue and stood firm upholding the union of marriage as between a man and a woman. I prayed for him during his eight years as President of this great nation and I will continue to pray for him and his family. I believe that if the Lord tarries he will be listed among the great leaders of this world........ He is a giver of freedom and hundreds of thousands of people will experience a new life because of his courage to make the hard decisions..........

Regardless of what you think of him, he is a man of God appointed for that place in time to lead this great nation............ He led well....................

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stay Hidden

HE was alive- but HE came to die. We were dead, but now we live. When HE rose from the dead, we were with HIM for the word tells us to consider ourselves dead IN CHRIST.

Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:11

We ARE seated in heavenly places WITH Christ Jesus.......... No longer dead but alive but not alive in ourselves but alive in Christ.

Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Eph 2;5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

Eph 2:6 and raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in the heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus,

HE intended us to stay hidden in HIM.....

For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. COL 3:3
but we keep peaking our noses out to see if it is something WE can handle.. HE keeps us safe when we stay in HIM.

Stay in Christ, that is where HE intended us to be. That is why HE came. HE knows how to live, we do not.......... THAT is why HE came.

It is a commitment thing, it is not spooky, but it is supernatural. HE is waiting for your mouth to speak the words..........
Today, Jesus, I WILL stay hidden in you. I commit my day to YOU and I will stay hidden so that YOU will live through me.....

That is when HE moves to the forefront of your life and HE keeps you covered.
HE stands ready to do just that in your life..... Trust HIM. It is really quite simple.
We want to make things hard in our life, HE wants to make them easy...... Open your mouth EACH day that your feet hit the floor and relinquish your rule...... HE will hear you...... HE will.

You died....... Stay Hidden :

I found this wonderful old book of Christian cartoons.. and in it I found this..

Is it just perfect for this post or what!!

Here is the book :

Monday, January 12, 2009

Flu I Think

Ladies...... seems that I have flu like symptoms tonight with fever..... I am praying it is just a 24 hour thing.......... I am headed to bed so just wanted to stop in and let you know that each and everyone of you ROCK!

PS...... sorry girls I am playing with the html and keep changing the font.... I will get it right I promise !!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Philos Of God.......No Longer Doulos

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word "friend" as: "A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts; One with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade."

Elements of a good friendship are trust, loyalty, honesty, truth and love.

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends (Philos) , for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

Here Jesus calls us friends. No longer slaves but friends.

The word for slave is Doulos . Moses was a doulos of God in Deut 34:5 and Joshua in Josh. 24: 29 . Also David in Ps.89:20. These men counted it a honor to be called slaves of God. The Apostle Paul also counted it an honor in Titus 1:1. We read about these men in the old and new testaments and they were mighty men of God and walked in a faith that we rarely see today and yet they had no trouble humbling themselves and being called servants.

However many years latter Jesus came on the scene and now we see in John that HE is offering us something greater? HE is offering us friendship. Friends with God, allied in a struggle or cause ; a comrade, intimacy with God which is much greater than any of the great men knew before Jesus came.

We are no longer as the one standing behind the ropes hoping for a glimpse of the King as he passes. No longer do we need to approach the throne with head down and fearful of his gaze.

We are no longer servants, but partners, comrade’s friends of the most high God.

HE gave us a greater joy than being a servant HE offered HIMself as a friend.

For us to get to know Jesus, and understand HIM and call HIM friend we must read the gospel accounts, the New Testament and the Old Testament. The Old Testament prophecies tell of Jesus as the coming Messiah.

HE shared with us HIS life and HIS love of the Father, HE shares with us HIS tenderness toward others and HIS compassion for the lost. HE shares with us HIS longing to see those that are cast down to be lifted. HE shares with us…….. HE is our friend. We are not beneath HIM, we are friends that walk along side HIM. We are joint heirs with the Father…..

Romans 8:17

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.

Jesus is a perfect friend. He sets us a perfect example of love, friendship and loyalty.

Jesus left us an example for us to follow: "For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps" (1 Pet 2:21)

He is a friend that stays closer than any brother or sister..

There were times in my life that I cried alone.


HE is my friend, HE walks with me in the cool of the evening. We talked about my joys and my sorrows. HE cries with me as a good friend would, HE laughs with me and we dance in the grass. HE is the one that I seek out when my heart is heavy and I have no understanding. HE has been there; HE knows the sorrow and the loneliness. He shares with me the love of the Father and tells me of the things I should know. HE teaches me and instructs me in the path that I should follow. HE is never more than a breath away and HE is always there to listen. HE is my friend. I am never alone.

HE is with the Father and HE watches over me. HE calls me HIS friend. HE knows the way home, I will follow HIM.