Monday, March 30, 2009

A Thankful Heart




He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Isaish 40:29


My heart is full of thanksgiving to you all for your prayers and sweet comments. They are so uplifting. Thank you for taking the time to pray for someone you don't even know, and sharing my burden...for caring...for the compassionate messages of concern... for your thoughtfulness.

THANK YOU!


Haddie is HOME! To God be the GLORY! The bone marrow transplant was successful and she is home relaxing and eating! She went home sooner than expected and was even able to SKIP a followup appointment! We all knew that in the end...The LORD OF GLORY would be glorified and his perfect work done! We should not be amazed!!

One more example of WHY we should have complete confidence and trust in the LORD's care...no matter the trial.

I heard from one of my friends that has been dealing with cancer for over 2 years now. Please keep her in prayer. She is an elderly lady with colon cancer and at this time going through another round of Chemo. It is very hard on her and on top her dear husband was in the hospital also for gall bladder removal. They live far from me, so our hearts are knit by letters and prayer.

My friend whom I recently asked prayer is now going through her first Chemo. I have not heard any news. I'll update as I hear.

The gentleman that goes to our church...dear Saint, he says physically he is worn..but Spiritually uplifted! Praise the LORD! Imagine these who suffer so...comforting US!

Our Pastor preached last night... "WHEN YOU LOOK YOUR BEST"...and the text was Acts 6:8-15

note verse 15

And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

As you read your Bible, you will note that often during the most difficult trials..Noah, Daniel, Job....their testimonies of Faith shown as bright as the sun (SON)....and they did indeed look their best!!

Imagine going through a trial and being noted as having the face of an angel!

PEACE! ....yes, and at such a time!!

I have a thankful heart of praise this evening as I think upon the goodness of my God and his faithfulness to all mankind...how unworthy we are and yet he looks down upon our hearts that are humbled and it pleases him to bless.


Oh how I love my Lord....
my heart cannot magnify him enough...
nor can my words even compare to the Praises in Heaven
as the Angels sing...


Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Joyful, Joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love

Stars and angels sing around Thee
Center of unbroken praise

Ever singing, march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife

Joyful music lifts us sunward
In the triumph song of life.


THIS IS THE DAY....
I think of the angels singing Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Urgent Prayer

Dear friends...

Please be in prayer for another dear Christian woman recently diagnosed with cancer. It is very very serious. The cancer has spread and she is in much pain. She is in her late 40's with grown children. She has been through some very difficult trials in the past few years.

God knows all things...he does all things well, though we may not understand it all at this time. I've said this many times in my writings...because it is true.

The blessed trust of knowing the LORD Jesus, is beyond my words...it must be present in your own heart. Walking daily with Him and watching the work of God in hearts..in your own life...is truly the work of Grace...moment by moment...giving each believer glimpses of His care.

He will care for this dear Saint. He will comfort. He will do His good pleasure for all to know. God is with us.

So many songs come to my heart when I write these words. Songs of comfort..songs of peace in knowing the LORD of Glory is in control.

Oh to see his blessed face one day...for some sooner than others.

Face to face with Christ my Saviour...Face to face what will it be?
When with rapture I behold Him, Jesus Christ who died for me.

Face to face I shall behold Him, Far beyond the starry sky;
Face to face, in all His glory, I shall see him by and by!

What rejoicing in His presence, When are banished grief and pain,
When the crooked ways are straightened And the dark things shall be plain.

Face to face I shall behold Him, Far beyond the starry sky;
Face to face, in all His glory, I shall see him by and by!



It is difficult for many people to comprehend times like this, but we must look forward and trust God's work. Sometimes years down the road...the glories of God's work are manifest. The WHY's of life. Some we may not know until we see the LORD.

But know this...it will have been done in truth, justice and for a Godly purpose.

I like what a Preacher said once... You must rest on the naked WORD OF GOD...and nothing else, for assurance and comfort of peace. Nothing can rest the soul like the WORD OF GOD.

Read St. John 1:1-3,14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


God bless you..

HOPE

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Answered Prayers

Haddie has taken the transplant SUCCESSFULLY!! Praise the LORD.

It has been a truly amazing journey for this family...and the testimony of God's work is spoken loud and clear!!

Due to family visiting....I'll be on a break until the first week in April.

Thank you all for your loving thoughts and prayers.

(I'll have lots to share!)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Bug


I have the flu bug...please pray that my g'kids visiting don't get this...

Still no word on the surgery time for my husband as we pray for the LORD's will in this. The MRI was a bit vague...there is definete damage but how much we are not sure. Just patiently waiting on the LORD.

Haddie is doing well thus far...and no fevers which has been an ongoing problem. Praise the LORD!

Thank you for the kind and thoughtful notes and the prayers especially!

God blessings on you...

HOPE