Saturday, May 2, 2009

Prayer Request and Blog-Give-A-Way

Most you my friends will remember this beautiful face. Sandy Jackson. She is the daughter of my sister......... She is as beautiful on the inside as she is the outside . She gave birth to a beautiful son 6 months ago now and during that birth they discovered she has a hole in her heart. They needed to wait till she recovered from the C section before doing another surgery. Well it has been long enough and Monday morning in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania she will have open heart surgery to repair that hole.
Kathy (my sister) flew to Pennsylvania this morning, headed to her daughter. The Doctors are all very reassuring that she will be just fine but I cannot even begin to imagine what is going through my sisters mind and what now is going through Sandy's mind as she has a beautiful son and daughter and a precious husband at home waiting.

Please pray for God to guide the hand of the surgeon and please pray that the Father God will hover over her like a hen hovers over her chicks........ Wings of the angels spread over that table where she lays with the protection of all that heaven has......... ..
Matthew 23:37

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!

Just thought I would put that scripture there so you would know I am not crazy!


Sandy....... a beautiful soul and a precious niece.

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Now for the Blog Give-A-Way........ Thanks for all the sweet comments........ I wish I had a pillow for each one of you............. But without further ado...............

I used Random.org and out of 33 comments it PICKED........

# 7

and the winner of that cute little pillow is ............... Shirley at MaMa's Place.
Go by and tell her congrats...... She is such a sweet person.........




I will post again tomorrow about my blog break........ there are a few things I want to chat about before I go............... Hugs................


Friday, May 1, 2009

A time for Weeping...... But then GREAT Joy!

Thou hast kept count of my tossings; put thou my tears in thy bottle! Are they not in thy book? Then my enemies will be turned back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust without a fear. What can man do to me?

Psalm 56:8-11

The Revised Standard Version


Life knocks us around does it not! BUT HE is faithful to see us when we sob without words and tears fall to fast to control and out of our spirit man comes our groaning that only HE understands and those tears precious to HIM are bottled up.

Even in our utter sorrow with grief that cannot be spoken HE understands.

What a God we serve and what a God that all men need.

Lift up your head oh ye people of God and rejoice for sorrow is just for a short time then there will be much joy in the morning.

Morning will come and morning is soon!

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Tragedy here in our extended family. Diane, the sweet gal that often cuts mom and dads hair, has lost her oldest son in a motorcycle accident last night. Diane is the sister in law to my sweet sister in law Alpha. I have met and laughed with Diane's son Michael several times while in the beauty shop. He has left a 13 year old son that also lost his mother one year ago.

Diane is broken and in need of prayer...... She is strong in the Lord, but life sometimes is just too hard to bear. Pray for Diane and that precious 13 year old young man that now is without mother or father. Diane is a wonderful grandmother to him and he lives just across the street from her beauty salon. He will be very very well cared for and very very loved.

In Christ

Denise


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

******Two Year Anniversary Blog Give-A-Way

Today is my two year anniversary here in the blog.............. Here is the first post from April 28th 2007:

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1 Corinthians 2:16

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The word of God tells us that we have the mind of Christ. Now think on that a minute, the mind of Christ. So, what does He think? We need to study the word of God, we need to hear the word of God. We need to let the word of God so change our hearts that when the enemy comes in and fills our hearts with fear, the word of God will rise up to confront him with the truth. The battlefield is in our minds, so we need to change our minds. Hide the word of God in your heart this day, think on things that are of a good report . God can change our hearts but not our minds, we can change our mind but not our heart. So when we change our minds, God will change our hearts.

Be blessed this day,
Denise

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That was two years ago. My how time flies. I had started a blog a few months before that but did not keep it open. Was having some trouble with other people wanting to run me off and run me off they did........ BUT only for a while.......... My sweet DH kept telling me how much it would help me and give me an outlet for my devotionals. He kept on me and I finally decided to try one more time. How glad I am that he kept after me. I am blessed to have met so many many wonderful friends here. Each one of you add a special touch to my life.

I am going to give a way this too cute little pillow for my anniversary and I will draw a name on Saturday at 12:00 noon my time. Then I am going to take a bit of a break from blogging. I will post the reason on Sunday....... soooooo get your name in the pot and win this cute little pillow......

I have missed coming around to a lot of my blog buddies this past couple of weeks........ so if I have not been to your "house" in a while......get the coffee pot going, I am headed your way this week!


Love you each and every one!