Monthly Archives: December 2007

Our Christmas Miracle.

The four year old has been sick!

He was throwing up all day long yesterday and then running fever for about seven hours!

I know, you think I’m the sick one, huh?  Proclaiming his stomach virus as a miracle?

Well, it is! 

Yesterday was the second time in his whole life, — the first time since he was 3 months old, that he has run fever and did NOT have a seizure!

Four years, and sixteen seizures………erased!……overcome with one little episode of the stomach virus!!  Woo hoo!!!!!!!

 Praise God for our Christmas miracle, sent to us in the midst of trial, to encourage us of His continual presence in our lives. 

Thank you, Lord.  I am grateful and humbled. 

Merry Christmas!

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Praise the Lord Anyhow.

I have a coffee cup with a Precious Moments picture of a girl sitting at a desk.  There are mounds of paper and bills all around her, and it is obvious that she’s in “over her head”. 

The caption on the cup says, “Praise the Lord Anyhow”, though — a reminder to acknowledge God’s hand in all her troubles.  –Sort of a “pre-Praise” for the good that is going to come out of it all.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28

It is a strange, yet comforting moment when we can give credit to our Creator for work done in the midst of trial.  As we, by all worldly standards, seem defeated and without hope, God is still there orchestrating every move….every part of our bodies, every piece of the weary puzzle.   

As my family is facing hurdles right now, I just want to stop and thank God for His continual love.  Two days of crying out to Him for understanding and wisdom left me in a place of this “illogical praise” yesterday.  It’s illogical, because the worldly side of me would have never seen good in any part of our trial.  It doesn’t make sense, humanly speaking, to see good in so much bad. 

However, God has comforted me and placed me in a position to see above defeat, to truly experience His all-powerful presence.

So….I’m declaring the Victor of all our recent trials!  God will be with us as we continue to sort it all out over the next several weeks.  Whatever happens, and even in times where it seems like it’s the “end of the world”, God is still in control…

…and I’m going to PRAISE HIM ANYHOW!

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Speaking of “Bah-Humbug”…

Wow.  We really have a lot of obstacles to face right now.  A recent turn of events has brought our Christmas cheer crashing down to a very low level.  We’re trusting God to see us through, but would sure love some prayer support.  Thanks, in advance, for lifting us up to the One who can “fix” it all. 

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Bah Humbug.

This little jig is for the Scrooge in our lives.  Many of you may know him.

 Bah, humbug…..back to ya’, Mike, I mean…..”Scrooge” 

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An Elfin’ Jig.

We’re VERY MERRY around here…

Click here to join in the “jig”. 

There’s another one here too 🙂

Merry CHRISTmas!

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