We pray for blessings, We pray for peace Comfort for family, Protection while we sleep We pray for healing, For prosperity We pray for Your mighty hand To ease our suffering
And all the while You hear each spoken need Yet love is way too much To give us lesser things
Cause what if Your blessings come through rain drops What if your healing comes through tears What if a thousand sleepless nights Are what it takes to know You’re near What if trials of this life Are Your mercies in disguise
We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near We doubt your goodness, We doubt Your love As if every promise from Your word is not enough
And all the while You hear each desperate plea And long that we’d have faith to believe
When friends betray us When darkness seems to win we know That pain reminds this heart That this is not, this is not our home It’s not our home
Cause what if Your blessings come through rain drops What if you healing comes through tears And what if a thousand sleepless nights Are what it takes to know You’re near What if my greatest disappointments, or the aching of this life Is a revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy And what if trials of this life The rain, the storms, the hardest nights Are Your mercies in disguise
(verse 1) I love You Lord with all my heart You've given me a brand new start And I just want to sing this song to You It goes like this the fourth the fifth The minor fall the major lift My heart and soul are praising Hallelujah
(verse 2) I know that You're the God above You're filling me with grace and love And I just want to say thank You to You You pulled me from the miry clay You've given me a brand new day Now all that I can say is Hallelujah
"My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth." The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?"
"My friend Roy used to sit on a park bench for a few minutes each morning. He liked to watch the kids gather and play at the bus stop. One day he noticed a little fellow, maybe five or six years of age, struggling to board the bus. While others were climbing on, he was leaning down, frantically trying to disentangle a knotted shoestring. He grew more anxious by the moment, frantic eyes darting back and forth between the shoe and the ride.
All of a sudden it was too late. The door closed.
The boy fell back on his haunches and sighed. That’s when he saw Roy. With tear-filled eyes he looked at the man on the bench and asked “Do you untie knots?”
Jesus loves that request." ~Max Lucado...Next Door Savior
You got what it takes you can win, Today is your day to begin. Don't give up here, don't you quit. The moment is now, this is it Know that you can then you will Get to the top of the hill Part of the fun is the climb You just gotta make up your mind
That today is your day And nothing can stand in your way Today is your day" ~Today By Shania Twain
The following is from her Caring Pages Site to fill you in....
Catelyn Louise was born on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm. She weighed 5 lb. 7 oz and was 17.25 inches long. Catelyn is a beautiful baby girl who looks just like her daddy!
On Friday, June 24th Catelyn was taken to the Children's Hospital of Illinois. Initially, the concerns around Catelyn's health were surrounding her heart. After numerous tests, her heart has been determined to be functioning properly.
On Tuesday, June 28th Catelyn's vitals dropped to dangerous levels. She went through multiple ventilators without success. That afternoon Catelyn was put on ecmo, which is a machine that oxygenates the blood for her. After a very scary 24 hours, Catelyn's vitals stabalized.
Catelyn remained on ecmo through Saturday, July 2nd. By Sunday, July 3rd the ecmo machine was completely turned off and on Monday, July 4th the ecmo tubes were removed after 24 hours of staying stable with the machine off.
With the machine now off, Catelyn is still not out of the woods. She is still on nitrogen and a ventilator and continues to struggle with keeping her vitals in a consistent spot. Her condition is still very critical but she has shown herself to be a fighter.
The doctors are continuing to search to identify what is causing Catelyn's condition. She is being treated for pulmonary hypertension.
July 7th Update: Catelyn will be going back on echmo around 4 pm today. If she gets on ok and there are no complications during her time on they will leave her on for 10 days and then when they bring her off the hope is the hypertension will be gone if not then they have exhausted all they can do medically. Medical statistics do not show a likley chance of this working the 2nd time if it did not work the 1st time, however our choice was to give it a try and hope for a miracle from God or accept Gods will...
For those of you who don't have facebook and haven't seen our Florida Trip yet..... well i just posted the first set of pictures but it put it back on July 3rd.....so you will have to go back to that date to see them. sorry :(
"Why didn’t it matter more to love well? Where did I think I really would find happiness?
And I wonder if it’s the fact that relationships don’t bring us paychecks, rarely accolades.
Loving well, stepping over hurt, laying aside self and desires, draws on more of our interior resources than investing in a career, a skill, a personal pursuit. And yet, there are no promotions. No public status. No guarantees.
Relationships grow only in a hot house of of humility, selflessness, open-handedness. Hard things that are inherently risky: for all that, you can’t control the outcome.
Investing in relationships requires courage. It mandates daily fortitude and intentionality to make moment by moment decisions to prioritize relationships while balancing vocational demands.
Do my daily decisions support my belief that relationship is the essence of reality?" ~Ann Voskamp...http://www.aholyexperience.com/2011/06/how-to-live-your-best-life-2/