Friday, February 24, 2012

I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     Today was a monumental point in my life!!! I went and had my teeth cleaned and had my four cavities filled!!!! My mouth is still numb.. but I did it!!! They also explained how bacteria in your gums can lead to bacteria getting in your blood stream which also could lead to the reason I get sick so much!!! I have learned my 17 year lesson.. I want to take care of myself as God has given me this body as in instrument to be used by him.. that means even my health!!!

1 Corinthians 6:19
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own"

My insecurities had a stronghold on me for so long, that crippled me with fear and a burdens and worry..
I always felt that I was not worthy enough to be taken care of has a "punishment" for never having any money! Strongholds are birthed and dwell in deception (which are lies and false beliefs), so naturally the cure is to bring the truth in God's Word on the scene. The Bible says that our weapons are mighty for the tearing down of strongholds

2 Cor 10:4
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds."

What is our primary offensive weapon? The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God

Eph 6:17
"...the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." 

Truth dispels deception and lies, and therefore the more truth you bring into a situation, the more the darkness must flee. This is where it's important to grow in God's Word

John 8:31-32
 "continue in my word... and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Strongholds are torn down as we meditate on God's Word, which is truth.  There are many different kinds of strongholds; you could be struggling with depression ,anger, anguish, fear, abandonment, addictions etc etc.  (all of which I struggle from)God wants to deliver us from anything that has deception over our lives.  He is our deliverer as we are his precious children that is beautiful in his sight,

Psalm 139:14
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made"

I used that verse for my children to help their confidence and self worth, never applying that to my own life..
It is up to God and in is sovereignty to teach us according to his perfect will.. By me trying to control this aspect of my life was only another way of showing God I wasn't trusting him!

Proverbs 3:3-5
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight"

Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

I am so glad that Christ died for me and paid for my sins.  I am so glad that he is in control of breaking strongholds no matter how big or little they may be.  And I am so glad to be called a "Christian" knowing that title doesn't mean I am perfect but that I acknowledge that I need Christ's help EVERYDAY of MY LIFE... Including a visit to the dentist!!!!

Three Rusted Nails  Two thousand years ago you sent your son
You wanted us to understand
That who so ever would believe in him
Would be safe in his hands
With three rusty nails and an old dogwood tree
The sacrifice was made for you and me
We were afraid to say that he was the one
What have we done to your son
Oh how it hurts when someone laughs at you
Their words can cut you like a knife
Just think of all the shame we put him through
Guess he gave more than his life
Well we know not what we do
We know not what we say
We’ll never know the price he paid to take our sins away

With three rusty nails and an old dogwood tree
 am so thankful that God took the nails

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Good to GO!!!!

     Well after a week in bed (ugh.. what a waste of time) I am feeling 90% better!!! I do believe whatever I had; most likely the flu AGAIN, has settled into my chest!! But in time that will go away as well!!
Today I did several earands:
I ran Mike to school! Today is his last day, he  has his practicals and his written Finals! Then he will have to take his National Registry in the near furture....
I took Kirk to the Ortho for his consultation; praying that God will provide
Mailed my taxes to my FAVORITE CPA
Lastly went to have the Van inspected...... PRAYER WARRIORS WE ARE GOOD TO GO!!! 
With that said I am an official Nebraskian!!!
Boy does, it feel good to be up in running... (and by that I mean, moving) but boy am I exhausted already!! One step at a time to becoming a Healthier ME!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SICK AGAIN!!!

     I have been down in out since I got home from the Mandesa Concert Saturday Evening!! I woke up on Sunday and couldn't move a muscle and couldn't open my eyes... YES, that means I am sick yet again!!!! I have been sick more times these last 7 months than I care to remember!!
     On a side note, this past week was amazing!!!  Frankly last week just kicked my butt and now I'm recovering!!!! I have been desperately working on balancing my life and not over doing it! It seems as if the more I do the quicker I get run down.. This is a weakness of mind not to mention I need to get healthy. That as been an uphill battle for me..
**Goals to accomplish**
Remembering to take my vitamins,
eating healthy
exercising at least 10 minutes a day

Friday, February 17, 2012

Day 30!!!!

Wow... I made it 30 days (minus a few days here and there, but i caught up quickly) with the blogging challenge!!! Yeah! I think it truly helped me to see that I must keep up my blog as it is a connection to communicating to all our friends and family... I hope you all enjoy this and find it beneficial as well......

So for day 30... I will leave you with the glimpse into our 2012 Valentines/50's Sock Hop Party that I have been preparing for two months!!! It was amazing, and exciting to see all the kids having soo much fun... I am so thankful for this talent God has given me, and rely on his strength... I must confess I am completely and utterly exhausted afterwards.. ENJOY!!!















































Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day 29!!!!

PRAYER REQUEST:

     Mike and I have been driving our van.  It is a faithful van; however due to the whole Mike put in it from trying to fix it that last time, it has a VERY VERY LOUD EXHAUST!!! We have been completely content because it is the only vehicle we have.  However, tonight I was pulled over due to the exhaust, the break lights are not working either (we were unaware of that) AND... Mike and I  have not transferred our Ohio license (which supposedly you only have 30 days!!)  It has simply just slipped my mind!! With that all said.. I was given a warning tonight... but given 5 DAYS to so proof, that I have taken care of the exhaust, lights and license. As you all know, we financially can not afford this...
We honestly need a new (ER) vehicle; one that's reliable and safe.... (OK this is safe... but one that's not LOUD)  and or that the Lord will supply the means for us to get our van fixed in FIVE DAYS!!
Thank YOU prayer warriors!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Day 28!!

Sick 

“I cannot go to school today,”
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I’m going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox.
And there’s one more—that’s seventeen,
And don’t you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut, my eyes are blue—
It might be instamatic flue.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I’m sure that my left leg is broken—
My hips hurt when I move my chin,
My belly button’s caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle’s sprained,
My ‘pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb,
I have a silver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my hart is—what?
What’s that? What’s that you say?
You say today is… Saturday?
G’bye, I’m going out to play!”
by Shel Silverstein

 














Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day 27!!!

A sneak peak into the work we are doing to prepare for the Valentines Party/50's Sock Hop for our Coop.
The Party is this upcoming Thursday!!!!