Tag Archives: hope

Gianna’s Story: An abortion survivor

30 Sep

Gianna is amazing woman with an phenomenal story of hope, courage and forgiveness. I am pro-life but she is the face of the pro-life movement. You hear what a woman is going through what about these innocent babies. She was given saline to abort her at 7 1/2 mos of her mother’s pregnancy but surprise she survived.

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Hope runs out for the four remaining miners

10 Apr

My heart breaks for these families as the devastating news hit today. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families at this time.

Fox news reports on the tragedy that just unfolded.

Thank you Jesus… you are!

15 Nov

Our church dance team performed a dance to this song this morning. It really touched me. I hope it encourages you and gives you hope the way it did for me and so many others this morning!

National Day of Prayer

7 May

As we close this day, I want to thank God for our country. I want to thank God for all the brave men and women who serve our country. Our policemen, fire fighters, EMTs, nurses, doctors and teachers. I thank God for the freedom to worship him. I thank God for my family and my life. There is so much to be thankful for today and so much to pray for as our country continues to be divided and so many people without work. I pray for all those who are suffering with illness, unemployment, financially, with relationships. God is our peace, our hope, our joy and I thank him and praise Him. He is the only one that can help us overcome and obtain victory.

As you look back on this day, praise him for all that you have. Pray for our leaders and everyone in your life.

Faith

21 Apr

I was really discouraged last week. We were finally getting ahead just a bit and news came that husbands company had higher insurance premiums which meant more would come out of his check. It was going to be a total of $70 more a month. Things were already tight enough as it is this was going to make things even tighter.  This was very discouraging. I was praying on Sunday before church and I asked God “please let the pastor preach on faith.”  I need encouragement God. We got to church and I opened up the sermon notes. The message was on faith. It was titled “Faith Is.” Oh my heart leaped with joy and encouragement!

I opened up my face book page and a pastor friend had written a post on faith. I received my daily devotion for today and it was on faith. I know God is speaking to me and it is so encouraging!

I hope this encourages you when you get down and see no end in site that God is truly there with you.  He is listening even when it seems he is not.

Here are my notes on Faith Is:

Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe he rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Faith is….

1. Believing when you do not see it. (vs 1)

2. Obeying when I do not understand it. (vs 8)

3. Giving when I don’t have it. (vs 4)

4. Persevering when I don’t feel like it. (vs 27)

5. Expecting before I receive it. (vs 30)

6. Trusting when I don’t receive it. (vs 39)

2 Corinthians 8:2-3  Out of extreme poverty welled up in a rich generosity. They gave as much as they were able and even beyond their ability.

Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is the being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:27  It was faith that led to Moses leaving despite the Kings anger. He held is purpose like a man who could see the invisible.

You have to keep going even when you don’t want to. Quitting is not an option. Run the race of endurance!

Hebrews 11:30, Matthew 21:22  When you pray, ask God for something and believe that you have received it. And you will be given what you have asked for.

Lean not on your own understanding. This point really struck me because I  thought I had heard something from God then it did not come to pass. I would beat up on myself. Here sometimes God won’t answer your prayers because it is not what he has for you. He has something better, or the timing may be off.

Hebrews 11:39  Understanding they were commended for their faith; yet of them that received what they had been promised God had planned something better.

It could be what we are asking for is the wrong thing and not the best for us. God has something better and we need to stay in constant communication with him.

This message was awesome! I needed to hear this. It gave me hope and peace. I hope it also encourages you!


Quinn Bradlee wrote “A Different Life”

21 Apr

I heard this story on the view about Sally Quinn and her son Quinn Bradlee who was told he would never walk, talk and would need to be institutionalized. He is now the author of this amazing book called A Different Life. He is living on his own with a few other guys and lives next door to his parents.

This is such an inspiring story for those who contemplate abortion due to a child given a poor outcome, and also for those who have children with disabilities that you can overcome. I love these stories of hope. It makes me thankful for my blessings and that I can also endure this race called life.

Thank you Quinn Bradlee for giving us all hope! Thank you to Sally Quinn and her husband for never giving up on their son. What an amazing story of love and promise!

This goes back to my motto that you have to be an avocate for your child. If you aren’t, then who will be. If she had listened to the doctors and therapists, this book would never have been written.  There is so much potential in children even with disabilities. Never underestimate a child!

Joy

12 Mar

Joy, what a simple word. It is powerful though. In these tough times no matter what you are facing, I want to encourage you to hold on to your faith and have joy. Things may be at there worst but something about staying positive and having faith and joy can actually help pull you out of the situation. The joy of the Lord is my strength. It can give you strength to have that joy. Hang on and stay strong during these uncertain times. Everything just seems so negative so turn off the news and turn to God. Hold on! I just want to encourage you with some positive news and help build your faith.

Whether you have experienced a job loss, a bad marriage, battling an illness, or whatever you are going through, hold on to your faith in God and hold on the joy that is deep within you. My husband and I have faced many, many trials in our almost 8 years of marriage and 13 years of being together but the one constant that got us through was having faith in the midst of the storm and trying to find something positive in all of it. You will come out of whatever situation you are in.

HOLD ON and DON”T GIVE UP!!