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brief update….

Thank you for prayer.  Truly, I believe it’s how she got any sleep, through her pain.  As a mom, I appreciate you more than words can say!  Interestingly, I felt a real conviction to pray specifically for protection over her in my prayers with her before she left for work yesterday.  We joked about “well, what happened to that?!”  In all seriousness, the LORD protected her!  We found out this morning that if her break had been 1/2″ closer to her toe, she would have had to have surgery!  One half inch.  dude.  We are so very thankful, and grateful, and YES, believing He protected her!  She has a beautiful blue cast on, and when I left to run to the office real quick, she was asleep.  I had fixed her a little lunch, and she was worn out.  So thankful for rest for her.

AND, hopefully, her cast will be off, and she will be completely healed, for our next wedding. 

oh!  And her daddy told her it was “no chore weekend” for her.  So, she’s got that going for her!  🙂

enjoy your weekend!

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hi.  Today my girl broke her foot.  I feel so bad for her.  She was at work, playing with children.  basketball.  Quickly it happened.  Apparently, the kids all “heard” the break.  yikes!  I got to her as soon as I could.  We went to the doctor’s office, got the x-rays, and headed home to wait for the call.  So totally did NOT expect that when our doctor called, he would tell us it was broken.  it broke. was broken.  I couldn’t believe it.  Since our home in the last couple of years, has been a home for healing tendons, I was convinced it was something of that nature.

So, tonight would you please pray that her pain would lessen, and she could sleep?  And for quick and complete healing?  I’ve moved her things downstairs to make it easier for her.  We hope to head off tomorrow for the orthopedist’s office.  Then we will have a better idea of what’s ahead for her.  Thanks for prayers.  I know she appreciates them too.  blessings to you.

n.

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Wednesday devo

from Jesus Calling………

“I want you to experience the riches of your salvation: the Joy of being loved constantly and perfectly.  You make a practice of judging yourself, based on how you look or behave or feel.  If you like what you see in the mirror, you feel a bit more worthy of My Love.  When things are going smoothly and your performance seems adequate, you find it easier to believe you are My beloved child.  When you feel discouraged, you tend to look inward so you can correct whatever is wrong.

Instead of trying to “fix” yourself, fix your gaze on Me, the Lover of your soul.  Rather than using your energy to judge yourself, redirect it to praising Me.  Remember that I see you clothed in My righteousness, radiant in My perfect Love.”

Ephesians 2:7-10 “Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.”

Hebrews 3:1 “So, my dear Christian friends, companions in following this call to the heights, take a good hard look at Jesus. He’s the centerpiece of everything we believe, faithful in everything God gave him to do.”

Psalm 34:5 “Look at him; give him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from him.”

amen.  Go, radiant in His perfect Love today……..

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this is the day!

We have celebrated this day, each year, for the last 20 years!  What a day it has been for our family!!! 7-3-91. Because, 20 years ago today, the Lord blessed us with a tiny bundle of Sara!!!  We welcomed her to the world, into our family of all boys and a mom.  even the dog was a boy.  all. boys.  Now, don’t get me wrong at all – I. LOVE. MY. BOYS.  so so much.  butthiswasagirl.  and little did we know how she would rock our world!  (mostly in the good way.) 🙂

With all the very big family moments we’ve had lately, one might be tempted to let this day go with little fanfare.  Just kinda cruise past it, focusing on the next big family rejoicing to come in 9 weeks.  NO WAY!!!  This girl will be celebrated today!!!  We may even have a surprise or two up our sleeves!

We have loved her for these 20 years, we have been blessed by all her giftedness, been in awe of her passion, her joy, her tenderness for others.  We’ve fought hard with her, and stayed on our knees because of her.  She has been complicated, and simple all at the same time.  This girlness entering our world 20 years ago came to show off the glory of God in so many ways.  She was a miracle from Him from the very start.  She still is.  I find myself just watching her at times, still not truly believing God let us participate in her life.  I am so very grateful.  To Him be the glory, for all that He is doing in her and through her.  She is a blessing to so many who know her.  And she has so many who love her.  Sometimes it’s hard to share.  I admit it.  But, oh, how I love to see how God blesses others through her.  And how she just glows when she is serving others.  She is a joy.  She is our joy.  She is 20 today.  (ohmygoshthatmakesmesoveryold………)  Sara, your momma loves you so so much.  May your next two decades be fruitful, and marked by the Spirit of the Lord. Happy happy birthday, to my favorite daughter!

1 Samuel 1:27
“I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.”

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Summer is here!  We are full in the grip of heat, drought, and summer activities.  Our travels just recently took us to a cooler land, for a very special wedding!  I will delight in sharing all the fun with you – complete with pictures, soon.  Unfortunately, am experiencing computer issues that have kept me from downloading my pictures.  I’m being patient.  thanks for being patient with me.

I also have a most special occasion coming up Sunday, that I will also have to tell you about……hope i get some time to write in the next couple of days…….

Have a great weekend!

love,

n.

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