Monday, April 02, 2007
A New Church
We have found our new home church. The whole family is happy attending. Yippee! Another answered prayer!

Monday, February 12, 2007
Prayers for Mike and Shawna
Mike and Shawna are mourning the loss of their infant daughter. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain. I never want to feel that pain. I ask for prayers of sympathy and comfort for this grieving couple.

Lord in Heaven, please comfort Mike and Shawna in this time of grief. Let them accept your comforting and healing arms around them. I pray that they can take some comfort in the fact that their little daughter will live forever in with You in Your house and that they will one day be reunited. Amen.

Monday, January 22, 2007
Girl Scouts and Teen MOPS
It's been a while since I've been here. I don't know why. I don't feel any different about God. Why is it so hard to keep this prayer journal? I've been working hard on a lot of different projects. The two that need prayer right now are getting a my Girl Scout troop going and my Teen MOPS group approved to start. They are both important to me. I pray that God helps me to get organized so that I can lead these two groups in my area.

Monday, December 11, 2006
A Small Prayer Answered Immediately
It's been a while since I have posted but I'm still praying.

Alexandra had the last appointment in November to set up her surgery to get her ear fixed. She had her hearing test. That turned out perfect so there was no damage except for the eardrum that needed to be repaired. Two different ENT's said the hole was too big to heal on it's own.

As we sat in the Dr's office, I bowed my head and prayed. "Lord, I have prayed about this before and I know that you have the power to heal Alexandra's ear. If it's your will that she be healed and not go though surgery please let that hole in her eardrum be healed. If it is not healed then I know you have a reason for wanting my daughter to have this surgery. Amen."

The doctor came into the room. He looked in Alexandra's ear. He looked in her other ear. He looked at the file and looked in her ear again. "It healed on it's own! I'm not touching this ear. It's perfectly healthy."

I know God can heal anything and anyone. Sometimes when it directly affects me or the people closest to me, it's a bit surprising. I don't know why. I guess I just need to be reminded every once in a while just how awesome my God is and will always be!

Friday, October 13, 2006
It's Been Almost Two Weeks
Although it has been almost two weeks since my last post on this prayer blog, that doesn't mean I've stopped praying. We are in our house and we love it.

I have prayed many prayers of thanks over the past week.

I'm thankful that:

we're no longer living in a hotel room waiting for our house
I can cook in my kitchen so we don't have to eat fast food
we love our house
the children are adjusting well
even through all the transition, the baby still sleeps through the night

there are many more but these are the main prayers of thankfulness this week.

Thank You Lord!

Sunday, October 01, 2006
Beautiful Life

My sweet babies. These are the two youngest, Alexandra and Lucianna. Alex is constantly on the run. Lucianna is a pudgie ball of sweet.
It was heartbreaking, but no surprise, when Alexandra had her first major accident. I had been waiting for something like this to happen for a while. She has been climbing, running and jumping since she could first do these things. She is like a machine that never stops and it is exhausting but fun. She ran out of the bathroom two weeks ago. I didn't realize at first but she had Qtips in her ears. She dove onto the couch and punctured her eardrum. She has to have surgery to correct the damage.
Lucianna is so sweet. She always has a smile and rarely ever cries. She sleeps through the night and has for months. We have been going back and forth to doctor after doctor. Her left leg and foot are growing at a different rate than the right. She also cannot flex her left foot and toes back. I've had doctors say, "We'll have to wait and see. Come back in 3 months." I don't feel like I have 3 months. She is growing and the faster we find out what's wrong, the faster we find out if it's something that can be corrected.
On Thursday, we saw her Orthopaedic specialist. He said he has no idea what it is. He gave us a referral to go to the Shriner's Hospital. They specialize in muscular, neurological and skeletal disorders in children. Best of all, it's free of charge. We have insurance but have already racked up thousands of dollars in doctors and hospital bills. Our appointment is on Wednesday.
In the midst of all this, I'm trying to keep my oldest daughter's life normal even though we are still living in a hotel room (yes, all five of us). We are still waiting to close on our house, Oct. 3rd is the new date. I have a stress induced rash all over my face.
I have faith in God that everything will be fine. God will take care of my family just as He always has. I will continue to pray. I will always pray because God is good and He has blessed me with a beautiful family and a wonderful life. He will get me through the blips in my life.

Friday, September 22, 2006
A Simple Prayer....When I Need it the Most
Why do I pray the least when I need it the most. I haven't prayed enough this week. I know because there seems to be no relief from the chaos in my life.

Feelings I have after a prayer.

Happy and Joyous

Why then, do I not spend more time in prayer? This blog is for my benefit just as much as anyone else. When things are trying at home, I must remember that prayer is imperative to my spiritual well being. When things do not go as I planned, I must remember that communication with God is most important.

Dear Lord,
As my family goes through this chaotic time in our lives, please give me the ability to continue being a good Christian role model. Please let me make decisions that continue to show my love for You. I pray that I act and learn according to Your will. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.