Quote for October

A Prayer for the Ephesians Eph. 3:14-21

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Update 4/4/09

I am feeling well these days. I got the Octreotide LAR (30mg) on Tuesday, March 31. The next morning I was able to get up a few minutes after my alarm went off at 5:55, instead of lying in bed until 6:10 or 6:24. So the medication helps me to not feel so exhausted. I should be able to stay on the LAR for a few months before I need to go off of it again for more testing.

Today I visited with Em, my younger sister. We talked about how God reveals himself to us. She, also, picks up a book and finds God has lead her to exactly what she needed to read that day. She told me our mother heard from God, and He would reveal things to her about her life or about our children. Em also has seen visions, so that is three generations in my family that God speaks to in a special way. I'm glad I brought up the subject of visions or I never would have had that conversation. Maybe I'll hear from some other relatives now, because bringing up what God told you last week doesn't come up in every conversation.

Em could talk with our Mom in a way that I couldn't. My older sister and I left at the same time to go live in the dorms at California Baptist College in the 1970s. Em was still at home for several years and she and Mom would talk. Over the years, Mom confided some of the things that God showed her.

Em and I talked about our children in heaven that are up there with Mom and our grandparents.
One day I'll write out the vision I had of my baby being received into Heaven in God's nursery. I saw a nursery lady with my baby in her arms, and when she turned around, there was my grandmother, grandfather, cousin Jimmy, and my great grandmother followed by others, coming down a few steps into the nursery. They were all there to see Sharon's baby. My grandmother sat down in a rocking chair and held the baby in her arms. My family gathered around to see my baby and they were taking her home to live with them. Em and I think there may be more grandchildren in Heaven than there are here on earth. My mother should be busy.

One thing I have more sympathy for is arthritis pain. My mother suffered pain for years. Now I've started to be in pain in my right hand and wrist and in my shoulder. Today I moved a leaf rake 3 strokes and my wrist began to hurt. It still hurts, so that is all for today!