When God laid on my heart to start this blog, He made it clear that it was not to be just any ordinary blog. He wanted this blog to glorify Him. I felt that He wanted it to be a place of encouragement to wives and mothers, especially.
I love the verses in Psalms that say over and over "Tell of the great deeds He has done!" How I want to share my testimony with everyone I meet! God has done miracles in my life that I know would encourage any Believer or Non-Believer. This blog is allowing me to do that.
But as you know, we ALL need encouragement, even this Ol' Gal. Many of you have left comments that have made me want to soar! God has used you over and over to encourage me in my duties as a wife and mother. Some of you have told me you are afraid to comment because you don't want to sign in, understandably so. To help you with this, I have made it easier on my blog to leave comments. You know longer have to sign in and you can also do so anonymously.
I have to say I am ashamed of the way I reacted a few weeks back when I got the doctor's bill. I should have known the Lord is faithful and would take care of it. I just talked with the sweetest lady that is in charge of a "rebate" program that helps people who cannot afford to take the IV medication that Steve is on. Steve qualified! So we will be getting $400 paid by this program towards the $600 we will owe at the first of the year! I was astounded and so thankful. So all in all about $36,000 of medical bills for just four injections will be only $400 to pay for (that is including the one we already have paid for). Wow! God totally took care of us once again. He has provide enough overtime to pay that bill next month when it comes in. He is so good!
I do need prayers in one area. I went to my OB doc and asked him about not sleeping. He said to stop taking the sleeping pill and just grin and bear it. I think the pill had stopped working anyway so I wasn't surprised. Last night was my first night off of it. I slept from 9:45 to 11:30 and then was up for several hours. God did give me an extra 2 hours of sleep during the wee hours of the morning and I woke up around 5:15 a.m. Four hours of sleep is not bad for an insomniac who has a baby moving around in her tummy all night. So I am praising God for the four hours, but asking that you pray for me as I go about this day. I would love to be able to take a nap sometime, but Steve is working today, so we'll see. I want to be patient and loving to my children. I also want to reduce my stress level even more, which requires wisdom on my part. So I thank you ahead of time for your prayers.
Blessings to you all as you go about your day. The snow is softly falling this morning and all is quiet as my sweet children sleep snuggled up in their beds.
Steve works today, so I need to get off of here and get my daily dose of encouragement from my Bible Study while it is still quiet.
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