Thursday, February 26, 2009

Perfect Peace



Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.

Trust ye in the LORD for ever:
for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.

Isaiah 26:3-4


Such great comfort comes from the Word of God. Oh to have this treasure in our midst! To be able to handle the Word of God and comprehend the vast promises and hope. Partakers of his divine Grace!!

There are so many needs in this time of our lives...and God knows all of them. Not one hair of our head is not known! Imagine...the God of all creation, cares this much about you and me. One hair does not fall that he is not aware of!

How sweet to know that God sees Haddie in her youth with her hair falling out due to Chemo, he will comfort her in this affliction...so many others going through this very trial. I have a friend with colon cancer, who has been going through treatments for the past two years. Oh, how I pray for her salvation and for her to know this wonderful PEACE that passeth all understanding! Please pray for her.

My husband goes to the Orthopedic doctor tomorrow morning to find out what the MRI shows of his injury.

Many of you also have great needs of your own, friends, loved ones. God knows them all.

An elderly man in our church is also going through Chemo for a brain tumor. He is witnessing to a long time friend..perhaps in his affliction of cancer, his friend will see this peace found in salvation.

This comfort and peace come from God's WORD! Keeping our mind...stayed on HIM, by reading the Bible! A letter of LOVE from the very source of LOVE! What greater gift than to know you hold it in your hands! Never neglect this time. Never forsake the moments of thought that will keep your heart steadfast upon HIS ways.

Verse 4 says...trust in the LORD forever!!! it is to never stop! and it says...
for he is everlasting strength!

This is that peace. Our trust in HIM forever. We are saved and sealed. Forever in His care.

Always remember that HIS ways are perfect. Nothing happens without his knowledge.
Therefore...we can trust...have peace....and know...

THAT HE IS GOD.

For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm....

Isaiah 25:4


The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Nahum 1:7


THIS IS THE DAY...peace rest within my soul as I bring these petitions before my God, the LORD Jesus Christ..and know, he hears me and HIS way is perfect; therefore I can trust and not be afraid. I can rest and know...HE IS MY GOD!!

...and wait patiently on the good work that will be done.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Need of prayer


THIS IS THE DAY....I, Thank you for keeping this missionary family in prayer. They have great need at this time as Bro. Girard's (saved) mother passed away this past Sunday, and his wife's father is presently in serious health and not expected to live long. Please especially pray for her father's salvation at this time.

My husband has seriously injured his ACL...(ligament in the knee). He is on crutches and has a leg brace. He had an MRI on Friday, to check for any other damages, no word yet. Surgery is a must with this condition to replace the ligament.

I know that many of you have needs as well...and as I pray...I ask that he would also meet the needs of your heart and those of your loved ones.

Our God is faithful and he knows all our needs. He desires prayer; as the compassion of our hearts is made manifest in love for others.

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61:1-2


Thank you,
HOPE

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Prayer Request update


Haddie received her bone marrow treatment and the surgery on her brother to extract the bone marrow went well and quicker than expected! AMEN.

Please continue to pray for her body's recovery (it will take two weeks for her immune system to respond) and also for her own self esteem in losing her hair with the Chemo treatments. Not easy for a 15 yr. old. Though her parents say she is in good spirits and knows this is the road to recovery. Praise the LORD!

Pray for her parents as they stand by her side and have to watch this unfold in their precious child's life.

A time of reflection in understanding God's ways...

He chooses these times for a purpose...

I know O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.Let I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. Psalm 119:75-76

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalm 126:3

BEHOLD, how good and how pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1


(many brethren together in prayer for a common desire and hope)


This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:23-24


As we pray...remember the labours of this missionary family on the foreign field and how much good has been done by their many sacrifices for others.

Thank you,

HOPE

Monday, February 16, 2009

Urgent Prayer for Tuesday

Please be in prayer/fasting Tuesday all day and especially at noon (California time) for Haddie Girard. She is the fifteen year old daughter of

Missionary Bryan Girard in Papua New Guinea

They are currently in California and going through a fiery trial with their daughter's health. Her elder brother is going through the bone marrow donor surgery tomorrow. Tomorrow is a critical stage for this sweet young lady. Much prayer has been said on her behalf. Doctors are amazed at the answers to prayer and the faith of this family. Praise the LORD!

One doctor said

.."whatever you are doing...keep doing it!"



Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer...
Romans 12:12



THIS IS THE DAY....We can rejoice in knowing our GOD is able and his ways are always right, just and perfect.


God's blessing be upon you and the needs of your own heart.


HOPE

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Family Time



As I look upon the precious photos taken during the past two weeks of my grandchildren:

This is the day...I rejoice in the wonderful blessing of FAMILY.

The above photo is of my sweet 6 yr. old granddaughter and my lovable Schnauzer Gus. He was such a pushover for attention as you can see!

My daughter and her four children came to visit for my birthday. Little did they know since they were a few days late and their Mommy's birthday was the following week; that Nana had the dining area already decorated for a surprise birthday party for... their mom! As we entered the driveway, I used the excuse of putting the dog in another room first and then placed a decorated cake I made, on the table.

In the two and a half hour trip to our home, they didn't say a word about how they had a "party" hidden in a bag for Nana!

As we all entered the house...I said,
SURPRISE!
and they were! The glee's of happiness and wishes for their mommy rang out!

WAIT! We have a something for YOU
... and out came a huge Birthday gift bag and all the trimmings for a PARTY and a gift!

My daughter was so happy that I had already decorated because the entire week prior they couldn't wait to have this "party". It was fun to celebrate our birthdays together.

During their stay, my home was filled daily with laughter of funny stories or things the kids did....



You naturally expect your beautiful little granddaughters to play Mommy...and yes they did...

and they also like:

SPIDERS!


if you look closely you can see that the girls have decorated Nana's sewing/guest room with their lovelies! SPIDER WEBS!


Here is a close up of their "creatures".. Plastic of course..but nonetheless... SPIDERS!


My grandchildren love to go to the Dollar $tore...and on this trip, instead of the usual purses or princess crowns; the GIRLS flocked over to the bags of spiders, snakes and bats! Did I mention the BATS that lay around the room also! oh there were lizards too of all sorts and colors...okay, some were a nice bright purple, and girls do like purple!

I asked the girls...

"Don't you want a cute new purse? or look here is a nice pony?"

"No, Nana, we love spiders. We want to be Vets when we grow up!"

"Mmmm? what do these have to do with being a VET?"

"Well, at least you can rescue Nana if any of those creepy..uh, I mean "cute little" things show up."


My daughter was laughing quietly as we paid for the girls goodies.

"I guess our hikes in the woods have made the girls really interested in...God's creation!"

The boys were busy looking over the Army men packages...whew!

And so, my lovely "girly" room had taken on some new characteristics. I just hope I don't find any stray spiders...and think they are real!

They did play "Tea time" with these cute little tigers they also found at the fun store.

The Cheerios are suppose to be mini cookies!

There is nothing like seeing the world through a child's eyes. I enjoyed every moment of watching their sweet pleasure in simple things and play.

No t.v. was watched...just simple times of play... and family enjoyment.

I hope you enjoyed my story of family life...

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3


I thank the LORD for his blessings upon me in this life with precious people both in my own family, my church and here.

Thank you to all that left me birthday greetings. It touched my heart.

The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalm 126:3