Sunday, July 29, 2012

Celtic Blessing 1

Thursday, July 26, 2012

In The Answer to Arguments the word acceptance is the word for the day, today and every day

It amazes me when a word or phrase comes to me, and then I see just the same thing in morning devotions. Amazing again, as this very phrase had come to me, "You have seen that the hurt was not intentional but came within the principle of hurt people hurt people." as I pondered the pain in my life. I have never met or spoken to the Robinsons but sometimes it seems they have a window into my life. Another key thing is there are two destinies intertwined (“Your destinies in God are known in Hell. Satan has enjoyed sifting and is standing ready to do it again. But the Lord says, "Jesus has prayed that the hurting stop and that you use these occasions of hurt to point the way to help heal others.”) that the Lord wants to use in power and satan is so trying to destroy. All of my children and grandchildren have powerful destinies and that is why we continually seem to be under attack. Family is the heart of God and if destroyed the victory for the dark one will be major, but I stand on the fact that the battle is the Lord’s. His banner is truly love even when that love seems damaged. I may not be able to help or heal my own family but if our pain and trauma will help you on your journey, then my life in the Lord has not been in vain.
"What The Lord Is Saying Today," July 26, 2012. Someone very close has disrespected and dishonored you on two occasions recently. The hurt was raw and unredemptive. But you have survived the hurt as a stronger person in grace and forgiveness. You have seen that the hurt was not intentional but came within the principle of hurt people hurt people. Somehow that cycle of hurting out of hurt must cease. A battle has been raging in the pits of Hell over these incidents. Your destinies in God are known in Hell. Satan has enjoyed sifting and is standing ready to do it again. But the Lord says, "Jesus has prayed that the hurting stop and that you use these occasions of hurt to point the way to help heal others."

Luke 22:31-32 (AMP) "Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain, but I have prayed especially for you [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; and when you yourself have turned again, strengthen and establish your brethren." Ras Robinson  

July 26, 2012. Part of the reason for your success in many things you do is that you expect so much of yourself. Most times this is a good thing. But along with high expectation, extend grace to yourself. You are a person among people and people act like people. You are not God. You are a human being. Many times you are harder on yourself than I am. I know you are to be perfect as I am perfect. I have set a high goal. But it's a goal. You and I know sometimes you miss the mark. When you do miss it, don't spend time picking yourself apart. Confess and start again.

Philippians 3:12-14 (NKJV) "Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Bev Robinson

July 26, 2012. Embrace yourself as being someone like Barnabas. His name means "son of consolation". He was the one who befriended Paul when Paul was young and vouched for the sincere change which took place within Paul. He was the one who sold all he had and put all of it at the feet of the apostles. He was sent with confidence by the church in Jerusalem to Antioch because he was highly esteemed and respected. You are a person admired by others because of your inner character traits of excellence. Don't discount yourself. You have My charisma within you just like Barnabas did. Continue to stand up and be one who comes alongside.

Acts 11:22-24 (NKJV) "Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord." Kevin Robinson
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 In The Answer to Arguments the word acceptance is the word for the day, today and every day. And it is just what I need to apply to my life. It's a great day for Recovery in the State of Florida!
From "Grace for the Moment": Max Lucado
Get along with each other,and forgive each other. If someone does wrong to you, forgive that person because the Lord forgave you. Col. 3:13
Unity doesn't begin in examining others but in examining self. Unity doesn't begin in demanding that others change but in admitting that we are not so perfect ourselves. ..
The answer to arguments? Acceptance.The first step to unity? Acceptance. Not agreement, Acceptance. Not unanimity, Acceptance. Not negotiation, arbitration, or elaboration. Those might come later but only after the first step, Acceptance" Max Lucado

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I am thrilled to announce the marriage of Shiloh and Brian Gaffka

My daughter, Shiloh, and Brian Gaffka sat us down last Saturday and told us they were engaged as of that day and getting married on our anniversary. Our anniversary was on the following Thursday, July 19th,  giving us about five days to plan a wedding.  I knew it was going to go quick but this may be a world recordJ
They met with their pastors and they grilled them pretty well; evidently they both gave the right answers and got their blessing. Then they took a quick course in pre-marital counseling.

Can you spell STRESS? But it has given us a reason to smile amongst the tears and the pain of some other issues in our life. Wow! If I didn’t know that they have spent so much time working together over the last 3 years I would have more reservations but they both are over 21 and who can tell kids anything, anyway? I would not try to tell adult children how to live their lives in any manner.

They both believe that they go into marriage as a lifetime commitment. Many people in the Body of Christ have seen this union in the Spirit and are very excited about what the Lord will do with them as they leave to go to Rhema Bible College soon.
We pulled this wedding off with Brian’s mom, Ann, and the entire Gaffka family, it seems, being the main source of help as well as the Family Worship Center family. We give our utmost thanks to them and love the blessings that are still coming from this event.

I could not be happier about the man the Lord has chosen for my precious daughter!
It was a beautiful exchange of vows and I am blessed to have a wonderful, new son-in-law who I have adored from afar for a very long time:)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You review

Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You

I have read this book several times and only wish I could get it and the teachings within it so into my soul that I would give a joy-light to everyone that I come into contact with. In my humanness, I falter, much to my dismay. I see it as therapy within a small, enjoyable book, and I will be putting some quotes from it below. At times I have thought I wish I could just eat this book, it is so good, with such wisdom and love. Also many times, I have felt that is the only way to get this knowledge deep within me to intertwine with my soul. I want to live this way!

“Your journey will go well if you live from your heart, the heart Jesus gave you. While you are living from your hurt you may not be able to discover the characteristics of your heart. As God heals the hurt and is invited into every area of life, you will be able to discover the nature of your heart,
The Life Model is about receiving and giving life, reaching a higher level of maturity, receiving healing for life’s inevitable traumas, and having your life governed by the joy of the Lord.” (Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You)

This quote seems to go along with the book,
The Ancient Egyptians saw Joy as a sacred responsibility. They believed that upon their death, the God Osiris would ask them two questions: "Did you bring Joy?" and "Did you find Joy?" Those who answered ‘yes’ could continue their journey into the afterlife. For at least the next week or two, ask yourself these two questions each and every day: Did I bring joy? Did I find joy?"Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him."-- Sathya Sai Baba

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Aryel update; “Where is the word of the Lord?

Aryel has Autoimmune hepatitis type 2.
Last night right before I went to Word Weavers I got a call from Ryan saying the doctor called. I thought it was interesting that this is common in little girls and she surely has the dark urine and some other symptoms.
Another website says: In patients who have an autoimmune disease, the immune system can't tell the difference between healthy body tissue and harmful, outside substances. The result is an immune response that destroys normal body tissues. It sounds like it will be treated with autoimmune steroids and we may be able to follow up with the local doctor.
Just wanted to let y'all know and I will update more as I know more. Blessings, Donna
A verse for Aryel and all those in need of healing: 
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; 
save me and I will be saved,for you are the one I praise. They keep saying to me,“Where is the word of the Lord? Let it now be fulfilled!” Jeremiah 17:14-15 My prayer for today: Lord, there are so many areas of my life that have become unmanageable. Please help me and give me good direction. I am Yours, dear Lord and I really only want to do Your will. Life is horrendous at times as we feel the pain of those we love, emotional pain, physical pain, mental anguish. Yet we do not give up on our Hope who is named Jesus. When the hurt is so large say His name, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! With my last breath I will continue to praise You for being the One. The true lover of my soul.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Life got in the way of blogging, but I'm back

We started a journey about a month ago when my 3-year-old granddaughter, Aryel turned a strong yellow color even in the whites of her eyes.  The doctor sent us to the hospital immediately and we had many days of bloodwork. This eventually sent her into the hospital on this last Sunday to have a liver biopsy on Monday. The doctor says there are too many unexplained questions about her condition but it could've been something she was born with and just now showing up. Usually things like this are an infection, it seems.

This week I really didn’t want to face the  days, seeing Aryel with the little tubes to have the IV and all, but I know the Lord brought us to it and will bring us through it.

We felt your prayers from so many of you and especially WAPN Prayerline; I’ve been a big fan of theirs for some years. We are home from Jacksonville as of yesterday afternoon. It was a bit traumatic at times, we don't have any answers right now, but she did well with the biopsy and needs to try to rest a few days. There were some really hard times with her blood clotting because of the vitamin K they put her on, so then it was hard to get blood out for the tests. One time was so bad both Amber and I nearly passed out as it was so horrible to watch. They actually brought in a trauma team to help. Praying for good results; she may have to have more bloodwork and we may have to go back to Jacksonville one day next week, but we are happy to be home:) She is unstoppable and back to playing like the little girl that she is, although she is supposed to be taking it easy.
I can't tell you how happy I am to be sleeping at home instead of camping out in the bed next to Aryel at the hospital. She will be healed in the mighty name of Jesus!
I am believing that the prayers of so many have already started the healing process and that only good things are ahead for little Aryel Genevieve Cameron.