Archive for April 17th, 2007

Answered prayers~free food~& a devo!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Whew, it’s only a little after two and it has already been a full day. Let me start first by thanking you all for your prayers on Izzy’s and my behalf this morning (and always). I wasn’t feeling great about casting Izzy’s feet for a couple of reasons… how would we do therapy, bathing, the new therapist? etc. Anyway, Matt and I had prayed fervently about this and felt like we should move forward with the appointment. When it was time to leave this morning I was delayed for a few minutes because after putting Iz in the car realized she needed a “change” “again” before we could hit the road. So I carried her back in as quickly as possible, and headed back on the road. We were 12 minutes late. The first thing I was told after almost an hour drive was, “We have a 10 minute policy, we can’t see her today.” Well, first fire came into me and I was praying instantly for calmness, but I really didn’t understand why it had to be so cut and dry. I mean we didn’t intentionally show up 12 minutes late and the last appointment there we sat for 70 minutes for our turn for the botox. Anyway, she said there was a chance we could come back in two hours (another door opened?) so I said, “sure, check.” She did and said that we could not be seen today. I left feeling like either screaming about the unfairness of it all, or crying about it… then I called Matt and he said, “You know, I just didn’t feel right about the casts to begin with. I feel like this is our answer. We will just use her foot splints like the casts, put them on all the time except eating and therapy (and bathing)… and it is our prayer answered. The feeling of peace took over and I knew he was right.

Okay, so I went to pick him up from his office to grab some carryout at chick-filet, since we were already out. I pulled up to pay at chick-filet and the cashier said, “The people in front of you have paid your ticket, they said for you to be blessed.” I am tearing up as I type this out right now as I did when she said it. It was a God moment for me and It felt so good. It so wasn’t about the money. I then couldn’t help but pay the person behind my car’s bill and tell them to be blessed as well. It was more fun giving than receiving! Gives me goosebumps!

Last night I read in 2 Kings 4:26 about a woman with great faith, “Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with they child? And she answered, It is well.”
This was a woman of great faith. Her only son had just died and when Elisha asked how it was with her, her husband, and her son, she said, “It is well.” How awesome is that?
This woman had shut the door on her problem and was believing God for a miracle. She hadn’t let the grief of the situation swallow her, because she hadn’t accepted it as being final. Because of her faith, all was well. Some people may look at confessions of faith like this as lies. They see it as denying reality. That’s not it at all. People of faith don’t deny what exists; they just aren’t limited only to physical truth. They realize the potential available through God and speak their faith. They supersede natural truth with greater spiritual truths.
If you ask how I am, I am well. If you ask about Izzy, she is well too!

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chicken pockets

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

2 cups chopped chicken breast
2 cans crescent rolls
8 oz. cream cheese
1 T. milk or cream
3-4 chopped green onions
1 T. bacon bits (I use real)
2 T. chopped sun dried tomatoes

I boil chicken tenders in water that has salt & pepper, chop with my pampered chef chopper, add other ingredients, stir well.

Take out rolls, take one rectangle (two crescents) and pinch seam shut, cut in half to make two small squares. I use one pampered chef scoop in the middle of each square and pull up the corners to make a pocket.

This recipe makes 16 small squares.

Bake at 375 until golden brown (about 20 minutes).

Prayers please…

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. we are scheduled to go have the first of four serial castings for Izzy. You may remember she had botox injections in her ankles a couple of weeks ago and it takes about two weeks for the maximum benefit of the botox. They will put the casts on her feet to stretch those muscles and each week tighten them up a little to get her feet into a better position for standing and using the walkable. Her left foot right now tends to be a little tight and it causes some difficulty. Shortly after Izzy’s accident they did casting, she was still having neurostorms and flipped completely out. We had to have the casts cut off while her heart rate was pinging 250 bpm. I know that she is in a different position, but I just hope she tolerates it well.
So, some specific things I would like you to pray for:

  • For Izzy not to be in pain in the casts.
  • For Izzy to not be upset by the casts.
  • For the casts to do what is necessary to straighten her feet properly.
  • For my strength as she will be gaining several pounds from these casts.

Thank you in advance, as a complete believer in prayer I feel so much more peaceful knowing we will be covered in prayer.

“I also tell you this: If two of you agree down here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.” Matthew 18:19

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