Thursday, November 28, 2013
In recent months, I revamped my "God's Word of Power" Bible inspiration and teaching website, and have added lots of goodies to it. I decided to turn it on and launch it tonight. Please check it out.
I reorganized existing pages and added new pages.
I added downloadable PDF teaching to the Salvation page (bottom).
I added many pages with new favorite links, online tools and media that I use and more under Resources.
I also added PDF files of the Sword Studies under Resources.
I added favorite music links to the Prayer Chapel page.
I added a Prayer & Meditation page for inspiration... also with PDF teaching articles on prayer.
The site is here:
I hope those of you inclined will enjoy it and find inspiration as I do. Thanks!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The news is both good and challenging.
The good news is that Missy does not have a life-ending problem right now - praise God! She does have a spinal nerve problem and possible herniated disc, and she needs more specialized physical therapy than I can do at home for her.
Let me fill in a few blanks...
The drive to the new vet was only a few minutes but almost as soon as we set Missy in the car, with me in the backseat holding onto her, she started to experience pain from the jostling and began to yelp and cry. I tried to hold and comfort her and talk to her, and I prayed out loud. About 20 minutes to 5pm, she was really getting upset and I was calling out to the Lord to please help and relieve her. Then all of a sudden, she nestled down on the seat with me and laid quiet the rest of the trip to the vet. I later found out that the Lord had impressed on Avanell to pray for us AT THAT EXACT MOMENT.... so I had another prayer partner and friend praying with me at a time when we so needed it!
I liked the new vet very much. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. He performed a thorough but unfortunately painful exam on Missy and did some simple physical tests on her. She definitely has bad arthritis in her back along with the hip dysplasia and he believes she is suffering from a herniated disc which is affecting her spinal cord and the way her brain now communicates to her limbs, specifically her rear legs. For a dog her age, there is nothing medical that he can really do except treat with medicine for pain and inflammation along with physical therapy, He believes the physical therapy would be the best for her, and cited many "miracle" recoveries he has seen from it. I totally agree with him on this as I have seen the benefits of physical therapy.
My problem right now is in being able to afford the therapy. But I'm going to try and see what I can do. I have to do something for Missy if I'm going to keep her going for a while longer. The doctor gave me the name of a therapy person who he felt could work something out for my situation.
The doctor did say he was quite amazed at Missy's age (15 1/2 yrs) and felt that all things considered she was in pretty good shape. Despite her current challenges, he was pleased to see that she was still interested in things, and wanted to walk and interact. He said that the dog's attitude is so important in any kind of healing or recovery, and that I was obviously doing a good job. That gave me some comfort! As a pet parent, you're always hoping and wondering if you're doing the right things or doing enough, or what else can you do. So he made me feel better about my own efforts.
Oh - on a cute note - I was surprised to see that Missy liked this vet right away.. she can be very picky about people but she actually licked his hands a few times, and she's NEVER done that with anyone else outside the family!
For the ride home, he gave Missy one Tramadol (which is what she is already on for her arthritis pain) and also a small injection of morphine. Blissfully, she fell asleep on the ride home, and continued to sleep for the first couple of hours at home. Then she woke up, and began exhibiting a side effect of the medicine, which is whining. All night.
AND because the doctor had to twist and press her in so many ways to check her - and they had to trim her nails too which she struggled against violently - Missy was EXTREMELY sore as the morphine wore off yet I had to wait the full twelve hours before I could give her anything else. Hence she was up through the entire night and I was up with her. Also, because of the aches and pains, her back hurt too much for her to urinate, but she finally did this morning. (Sorry if TMI.)
So I am very tired today but I am very happy to have my baby with me. Now today I actually have to go to the doctor for my own back treatment while a friend babysits Missy for me.
Please continue to keep us in prayer for Missy's healing and whatever therapies (and a way to pay for them) that I can get to help her feel better. God has brought us this far and, although we have some challenges in front of us, I'm going to trust Him to provide what is needed.
Thank you so much to all who've been so concerned and praying for us. We appreciate it more than I can properly express here. As soon as I am able, I will respond individually to all. Thank you and God bless you for sharing this journey with me.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
It's 2am here. I've got a low light on that I keep illuminated for my furbaby girl Missy at night... sometimes her "senior doggie" shows and she can get confused and lost in the dark, so now I always leave a light on in the house for her. I am watching Missy, who is sleeping... I've been trying to get ready to go to sleep myself but at the same time not wanting to leave her for sleep. Animal lovers will know how I feel.
As I started to get ready to shut down the computer and go to bed, the melody of a spiritual warfare worship song rose within me - a song I hadn't thought about in ages - and almost without thinking about it, some of the lyrics began to escape my lips :
"Spirit of death, you have no place here;
I command you to leave in Jesus' Name!
Spirit of fear, you have no place here;
I command you to leave in Jesus' Name;
you're not welcome here!
So go! Just go!"
Cause our God reigns here...
our God reigns here!
we claim this ground in Jesus' Name.
Cause our God reigns.
Our God reigns here.
Our God reigns here.
The battle's won.
Have no fear.
Cause God reigns here!
I felt the Lord's Presence very strong, and sensing an urging, I looked up the song on youtube.... it is called "Our God Reigns" by John Waller. I played it and sang with it. Loudly. I'm pretty sure there was dancing.
I sang the song over Missy as she slept; she didn't even wake up. But I felt better and felt God's strength and peace pour into me on a day when I felt my weakest in my emotions and my thinking.
I'm praying and believing for the best regarding Missy later today at the vet. (For those who are puzzled, read the blog before this one to understand.) I'm believing the Lord to make a way.
I may not know everything or understand everything but I know there's a reason the Holy Spirit brought that song to me tonight.
It's a great song - please check it out... "Our God Reigns" by John Waller:
I will let you all know what happens after the vet tonight. Please keep us in prayer.
Thank you to all who are praying and who have us in their thoughts and their hearts.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
For any interested, minister Andrew Wommack is teaching on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and tongues this week here (last week he taught on the New Birth, or becoming 'born again.")
If you believe and/or are interested, take a look. If you don't, don't watch it. :)
Have a blessed day, all!
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