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Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.


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Connect the Dots

I have rewritten this post several times, and prayed about even sharing it. But I know that writing and talking have always been therapeutic for me, even since a young child. 

I was reminded that sometimes the very things we go through can actually help others. I have seen it all my life.  Things happen, so we can choose to be “BItter” or “Better”.

Which leads me to the game of “Dots.”

Remember that game?  Make dots on a paper and then take turns with others to see who can “connect the dots” and make the first square?  Your initial claims that box as your own!  Who ever has the most boxes once all the dots are connected wins the game!polka-dots-875047_1280

Connecting dots.  I have been doing some of that lately with my health. 

Over seven year and I have a couple of boxes almost connected. 

I have been praying for answers, in particular the last eight months as the pain, spasms, weakness, and swelling, etc.. have all gotten worse.  I just knew something was not right.  But I also knew that these “old earth suits” wear out.

Over six years ago I was so stressed that I quit teaching, lost a third of my hair, was diagnosed with alopecia from a biopsy, had a basal cell carcinoma removed, numbness and swelling in my feet, ankles and right hand. My back and neck hurt all the time. Then chronic pain started with my feet and went up my legs with spasms and Charlie Horses. And a hip replacement four years ago did not relieve that pain. I could go on…as could many of you.

This “earth suit” was really in need of repair. LOL

I have really made an effort to take care of myself with natural supplements, good eating, exercise.  But I really felt I hit a brick wall and no one could give me answers.  Four doctors later, five minutes into the exam…the rheumatologist/neurologist was talking about a “central nervous system disorder.”

Several questions and procedures later, my husband and I left with a lot of test orders and a lot of questions that hopefully will be answered the end of this month.  The “dots” were connecting, the game was just not over.

I just spent the week with our 15 month old granddaughter, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in Sept.  She is my inspiration. She is strong, she is determined.  

I will fight this chronic pain with all I have.  I will learn as much as I can about self care. And I will trust my Abba.

Everyone has something. I know people are dealing with so many issues.  Pain is subjective and no one really understands what the other person is going through, we just pray that the Father will give us the compassion we need for each other.

My Jesus gets it. He has proven Himself faithful over and over in my life.

He gets all our pain, our heartache, our hurt.

Hang on to that….and hopefully you can connect the dots too.

Psalm 119:90 “Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.”

~Be Encouraged Today

Tammy


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Jane’s Story…Guillain Barre Syndrome

I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.-2

My dear friend and spiritual mentor of many years dealt with Guillain Barre Syndrome four years ago.  Her story is amazing…and her constant reminder to all of us that indeed…”Christ is Enough”.

“We are coming up on the 4th year of having experience Jane’s story and over 45 thousand people have seen this video on the internet. This week gives Jane a chance to celebrate of sorts, for the first time in 4 years she was able to sit on the floor or kneel down and get herself back up to a standing position without assistance. She was pretty excited about that, that was one of the things that had remained after therapy for all this time so having the balance and strength to perform that was a great pleasure for her. Of all things that most impresses me in my life, my wife is that. We were talking the other day and speculating on what would be appropriate answer for her to give if asked ‘do you believe in God?’ Something happened while we were going through that experience a few years ago and I think the best answer for her is “no I don’t believe in God any more, I know Him!’ There is no one more confident, more settled about Faith than Jane. Share the video again with someone that needs Hope, Hope was constantly her companion throughout the terrible and the terrific….She is doing well, very well!” Ken, her husband

I have provided two links.  One is for the you tube video documenting Jane’s progress.  The other is her testimony that is available on the radio station website.

http://wbvn.org/janes-story/

Jane’s Story

IN CHRIST ALONE

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

TSA