May 6, 2016

Have you ever had something happen to you that you needed?  A check in the mail that covered your rent;  An outfit for a wedding;  A food truck given to you;  A car given to you to drive;  Bread baking pans in the mail.

I know of people that the above has happened.  It has even happened to me.  Where do you think that comes from?

God can work through other people.  He’ll take your prayer and put it on someone’s heart to answer that prayer.  I’ve seen it happen.  I’ve heard stories of it happening.

God provides we just need to have faith and believe that He will provide.  If it’s His will, it will be provided.  When it is, shout out and praise Him as He reigns!

Really?

I’ve heard that God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.  However, that isn’t in the Bible.    Last year our lead pastor taught on this.  The verse really says:

1 Corinthians 10:13

New International Version (NIV)

13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be temptedbeyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

What we so mistakenly think the verse says is that through our own strength we can overcome.  In reading the actual verse, it says that God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  If you are tempted, he’ll provide a way out …

So why am I bringing this up?  Well I’ve got quite a bit on my mind, on my task list and in my heart.  Now I have more of those things, as I was in an accident today.  Everyone is going to be okay.   Right now, I’m experiencing the after shock.  I’m feeling like a zombie as it doesn’t seem real even though I know it was.

But as difficult as all this is, I was blessed with amazing people at work.  They were there for me once I finished my statement and all that had to be done.  They were there to hold me even in the blistering heat.  They were there to fold me into their arms to comfort me.  They were there with a glass of cold water and a cold towel to help cool down my body.  They were there ready to do whatever I needed or get whatever I needed, I just needed to tell them.  But the best part was they were there to pray over me.  To lift me and the other person up to God and lay us at His feet for His guidance, peace, strength, comfort, grace & mercy.

In my literal mind, I was in His throne room at His feet with all my friends around me interceding in prayer to our Father.  There was no temptation, however, I was suffering (maybe still suffering) from shock, sadness, guilt, but God had me encircled by these people who are not just co-workers, but close family.   This was God’s way out for me, so I could endure what I’ve experienced today.

I’m thankful that I have tomorrow off and have a day to settle down.  I have an advantage as I was given signs to look for  and tools to use when I’m spiraling out of control in my thoughts.

I not only love my job, but I LOVE the people I am privileged to spend 8+ hours a day with.  Thank  you God for all of them.

 

It’s not only November, but snow too?

The other day it snowed.  While I was driving to work, I was so thankful that I didn’t have to drive up to the snow covered mountains.  Hubby still does, but he only goes 1 or 2 days a week, depending on the week.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. The weekend after the Dave Dravecky weekend, I stayed away from church.  Twelve days straight at work/church and I was so ready for a break!

So how do you rest on your day off?  Do you do nothing?  Do you read?  Do you watch football or the tele?  Do you spend more time on the computer?

I have to let those of you that are my “Words with Friends” opponents, I haven’t been playing, because I am fasting, and since I spend so much of my free time, playing this game and Scrabble, I’ve given this up for 2 weeks.  As a request from my boss, I’ve agreed to fast and pray, for certain things that are coming up.  My fasting will end next weekend, so the week after, I’ll be back.

Getting back to how do you rest on your day off … what do you do?

Today, I’ve been in bed, switching between NFL and NCIS and now I’m blogging,  other than that … I’m just trying to stay low keyed and rest up.

This next week, is going to be busy with so many things going on.  I can’t tell you about it until it’s all said and done, but let’s just say, November is going to flash by, just like October did.  HAH, well I guess I’m destined to zoom toward the 53 year mark!!  But, let me tell you … I still absolutely LOVE my job!!

Now that I’ve stopped by, I guess I’ll sign off and shut down the ‘puter.  Y’all have a great week or two!!

Tragedy in our small community

I’m sure most of you have heard by now that there was a shooting at IHOP in Carson City.  Why this person started his shooting spree is not known, but he now faces his maker for this senseless act.  Four people are now dead, 3 of which were National Guard.  There were five of them eating at this restaurant.  There were many others injured.

The church I belong and work, sits in the middle of Carson Valley, so half way between Carson City and the town where I live.  It has shaken our church family as there was a church family member and their extended family eating at the restaurant.  Thankfully they were not injured, physically, however, mentally will be an image, memory and sounds only God can erase, especially from the children’s minds. 

I ask for prayers for our small community.  For healing to all those in that restaurant who were injured one way or another.  For comfort and strength to the families of the dead and the injured.  For extra comfort for the shooter’s family and friends, especially their parents.  I cannot imaging what I would be feeling if one of my children or grandchildren went on a shooting spree.

So prayers for all of us in this small area to somehow move past this and images erased from those who were there.

Prayer Request

My niece in KC had a tragedy in her family last night (Sunday night).  Her twin nieces were in a car accident and one of them was killed.  The other is in the hosital.  They are in their early 20’s.   I don’t know her condition or the circumstances, but I ask that you keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.

Thanks!

Doc’s surgical recomendation

We knew for sure a tonsillectomy and a septoplasty.   What we didn’t realize was that he’ll have to reshape the soft palate to remove the uvula (that piece of flesh that hangs down at the back of the throat).  If this wasn’t bad enough, he will also have his left sinus cleared out surgically.  But wait, it gets better … he has an enlarged tongue.  No, not like Gene Simmon, I said enlarged, not extra long … anyways … the reason he can’t lay down is that the tongue doesn’t lay normal.  The enlarged part blocks his airways, which is one of the reasons he has a hard time sleeping.  

So in addition to all the other stuff, they have to stitch his tongue in place and anchor it with a screw in his jaw.  How many of you just cringed?!?!?!    All I can say is YEOW!!! 

He will remain in the hospital for a day or two.  The doc wants to make sure he’s managing the pain okay.

The septoplasty is painful just by itself, however, add the tonsils, the sinus and the tongue, I cannot imagine the pain and I’ve birthed two children!!  They were C-Sections, but still!

We still are in waiting mode.  The Doc’s scheduler is out of the office until Wednesday 6/9/10. 

I have a prayer request for this whole thing. 

  • That the doc has steady thorough hands.
  • That the anesthesialogist is successful in bringing him out of lala land.
  • That surgery is successful with no complications during surgery.
  • That hubby’s pain level isn’t as bad as we are expecting.  He has a very low threshold for pain.
  • That recovery is quicker than anticipated.
  • That he feels 200% better once recovered.
  • That the surgery is scheduled in Jun, 2010 before my insurange changes on July 1st.
  • For calmness, comfort and peace as he goes through this ordeal while I sit and wait.

Thanks all!!

Where’s the fast forward button

Ever get a new remote and stare at the buttons trying to figure out what they are and what they do?  Have you noticed how all these different remotes use other words to describe it’s function?  Like “guide” vs “menu” … stuff like that.

I feel like I’m looking at a new remote trying to figure out which button to press.   I sit here with a heaviness in my being.   I don’t know what I’m supposed to do; don’t know where I’m supposed go; don’t know why I feel so lost today.  As I type, it feels like my arms are stuck in mud and my fingers barely move to hit the keys.

I’ve received unpleasant mail, yesterday.  It wasn’t surprising, but it was still frustrating.   I know I’m not the only one in this world that faces this type of mail, especially in this economy, but when one gets something like this in the mail, it makes one feel like such a dead beat loser.  I know in my heart that I’m not and I also know my Father doesn’t look at me as this type of a person.  But the enemy of my soul wants to beat me down and make me feel useless until I’m in such despair that walking into his darkness is so much easier than turning to the light and arms of my God.

I searched my bible and was brought to this:   Luke 12: 6-7 Commentary in my Life Recovery Bible says, “If God cares for even the smalles sparrow, then he cares even more for us.  If he cares enough to count the hairs on our head, then he cares even more about our thoughts and feelings.  Dwelling on this reality can help us when we feel depressed or lonely.  The most powerful and important person in the universe cares deeply and personally about us.”

Now these songs are playing on the radio. 

Thank you, Lord, for reminding me who I am.