will keep the commandments of my God.
Psalms 119:113-115 KJV
There’s so much to be thankful for in 2017. This year has been the toughest year for myself and my kids. We endured so much and came through it all because of God’s love.
Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him: With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
2 Chronicles 32:7-8 KJV
God will fight our battles means we do not have to anguish, be anxious, or be discouraged when bad things happen in our lives. When it seems a situation is hopeless or the matter at hand is too overwhelming, we may be tempted to doubt God. But Christians must remember that no problem is beyond the scope of God’s sovereign care for His children.
Over the past 5 months God has helped me understand that He alone knows what’s best for me and He guided me towards what is a great future.
In two days I will be getting my first Tattoo. It’s an idea that I created from a scripture in the Bible. There are over 31,000 thousand verses in the Bible. What are the odds that I would receive this daily devotional from my brother Tim today. God truly looks over us and does know our hearts. This is the scripture I used for my tattoo inspiration.
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord , the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31 KJV
This past week has been a trial for me… first my son goes to the emergency room because of a punctured lung, I then almost lose my breaks on Route 30 later in the week. If fate was leaning one way or the other, my entire family may not have been here this week. On Sunday evening of the 29th I got on my hands and knees and prayed. Four days later God shown me the direction I needed to follow, and I reconnected with my angel. And something amazing started to happen. 😊
PRAYERS DO WORK!
For the past week it’s been a firestorm around her. First with my son Alex being ambulanced to Children’s Hospital. He punctured a lung and air had surrounded his heart.
We went to the Doctors and he said, it could have been life threatening. If there’s a next time get him to the ER immediately.
Tonight my car breaks down. It was so close to catching on fire. The break fluid was very close to boiling. If that happens you lose your brakes and that’s not good.
My vehicle was towed to a friend of mine that owns a garage. And another friend from Greensburg picked us up at the mall and took us home.
Again a blessing. Five months again no friends from this area. And now, I feel so darn lucky to have so many friends.
Right now the Devil is trying his best to push me off my path. It’s not going to work, no matter how many emails, scares or road blocks he puts in my way.
God is my only direction I want in my life. I’ve been working so hard to get things back to where I was in 2006. My Disney years I call it. I predict great things for 2018.
As my daily devotion read… For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
I’ve been working for a company… Beacon Linens since March. A lot of sacrifice, trust and dedication has gone into this venture. Beacon Linens sells… world renowned Beacon Blankets, Safe Haven Linens, Safe Space, and Beacon Linens.
Safe Haven Linens are unique because they protect against bacteria, acne and viruses. Safe Space is similar except Safe Space is for people on the go.
Their pillowcases are great for fighting acne. Imagine the possibilities. They’re endless.
Beacon Blankets are resurrected. These blankets were made for 100 years or so and now you can buy them again. In my opinion the softest and most luxurious blankets available.
I’m proud to be a part of this venture. I’m there webmaster and graphic designer. This is only one reason 2018 is going to be a blockbuster year for Gary Petrie Visual Imaging. Beacon Linens will take the world by storm in the next few months.
Keep your eyes open. And remember I told you so.
Tonight I received a photo from my first ever crush from 1st grade. Her name was Michelle and back in 1975 my first ever girlfriend. It’s funny because she had red hair, I would date three more red heads and marry one.
What a simpler time it was back in 1975. No internet, cell phones, cable TV, video games, block buster movies, etc. I spent most of my time outside. My friends were the best. We were always together. Going to the BigKnob Fair and goofing around.
I’m in the checkered shirt. My blonde hair sticks out like a sore thumb. Lol.
Take it from me life can change in a split second. One minute I’m married and happy and the next minute I’m alone and that’s happened twice to me.
Take tonight… We’re all happy and having fun and my son is playing his guitar at the party. Later on in the evening he goes up stairs to lay down because he’s not feeling well. This is not like him.
Alex said his chest hurt. At 11:00 PM I took him over to the emergency at the Latrobe Hospital. He had an EKG and Chest X-rays done. The time was 11:30 PM.
At 12:30 AM we were told that he had air outside his lungs with a possible hole in his esophagus. The doctor confirmed this.
Alex was taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital at 2:00 AM. He will likely get surgery within hours.
I am now waiting at Children’s for Alex’s arrival. It is now 3:15 AM. Please keep Alex in your prayer today and for the week. I’m not sure what type of surgery the doctors have planned.
Alex is doing well. After multiple test it was determined that he had a small hole is his lung cause by his esophagus. He’s still not out of the woods as an infection is possible. I have to look over him over the next few days.
At the beginning of this post I was one way and at the end another. What 4:00 AM in the morning worrying about your son can do to you. I praise God for His love that strengthens me. True love endures forever.