Miraculous Power (and Update)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter Sunday!!  I wanted to give you all something more to celebrate; the power of prayer and the goodness of God!!

1)  I spoke to Penny’s son a couple of hours ago.  They finally got her off the ventilator yesterday and she is awake and responding well.  Her foot has full color and warmth again.  The infection and pneumonia seem to be under control enough that they plan to take her out of the ICU tomorrow.  They told the family that she is recovering much, much better than what was expected!!  They all thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

2)  I spoke to Mom about an hour ago.  Although dad’s mind is still messed up and his blood pressure skyrocketed last night, they went in to look at the ulcer and the clamps seem to be holding in place.  He has not lost any more blood.  The pressure is back down today and he is resting comfortably.  If everything continues as it is now, they will be taking him out of the ICU tomorrow as well!!  My family thanks you for your thoughtfulness and prayers!  They have been reading the comments left and have been blessed by your compassion.

3)  My eldest is beginning to get her feet back under her again.  Though she is still a bit emotional, she has better control of herself now.  She thanks you for your prayers too!!

4)  Sara had a good week at school.  No bullying.  The school did a presentation on it and sent letters home to the parents about it with the report cards.  I am pleased with their response to this growing concern.  She thanks you for your prayers.

5)  I have breathed many sighs of relief today!!!!  I could never have made it through without the support of you all, with thoughts, prayers and encouragement!!!  I am humbled and truly blessed by your overwhelming response!  

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!! ♥

Love and blessings to all,

Terri

 

Due Adoration

 

Happy Easter to you all!  

May you have a wonderfully blessed day of celebration and remember,

He Lives!!

Double E’s – A-Z Archive: E Challenge

*image source: google.com/images

Composing my E Challenge
on Google I had looked

For images of eggs
ready to be cooked

But when I typed it in
Easter came to mind

Because the weather outside
is of the Spring kind

And so it was
that I did surmise

An Easter egg hunt
would be a good surprise

And that’s when it was
to me
 
it did occur

There were the double E’s
to which I did infer 

So there you have it
and my challenge is done

Is there a prize
for it I have won?

Teresa Marie  1/31/12 © 


A-Z Archive: E Challenge

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God’s Grace – A New E-mail From Mom

This is a recent one from my mom – another teary response from me:

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like you do when nobody’s watching.”

God‘s Grace
I wonder how many people will delete this without reading it because of the title. It is a shame but this message is very true. Hope you are all as blessed as I was by this story.

 
There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. Eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak….

“I was walking through town yesterday when I saw a young boy coming toward me swinging this bird cage. On the bottom of the cage were three little wild birds, shivering with cold and fright.  I stopped the lad and asked, “What do you have there, son?”

“Just some old birds,” came the reply.

“What are you going to do with them?” I asked.

“Take ’em home and have fun with ’em,” he answered. “I’m gonna tease ’em and pull out their feathers to make ’em fight. I’m gonna have a real good time.”

“But you’ll get tired of those birds sooner or later. What will you do then?”

“Oh, I got some cats,” said the little boy. “They like birds. I’ll take ’em to them.”

The pastor was silent for a moment. “How much do you want for those birds, son?”

“Huh?? !!! Why, you don’t want them birds, mister.  They’re just plain old field birds. They don’t sing. They ain’t even pretty!”

“How much?” the pastor asked again.

The boy sized up the pastor as if he were crazy and said, “$10?”

The pastor reached in his pocket and took out a ten dollar bill.  He placed it in the boy’s hand. In a flash, the boy was gone.  The pastor picked up the cage and gently carried it to the end of the alley where there was a tree and a grassy spot.  Setting the cage down, he opened the door, and by softly tapping the bars persuaded the birds out, setting them free.  Well, that explained the empty bird cage on the pulpit, and then the pastor began to tell this story:

One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation.  Satan had just come from the Garden of Eden, and he was gloating and boasting.  “Yes, sir, I just caught a world full of people down there.  Set me a trap, used bait I knew they couldn’t resist.  Got ’em all!”

“What are you going to do with them?” Jesus asked.

Satan replied, “Oh, I’m gonna have fun! I’m gonna teach them how to marry and divorce each other, how to hate and abuse each other, how to drink and smoke and curse. I’m gonna teach them how to invent guns and bombs and kill each other. I’m really gonna have fun!”

“And what will you do when you are done with them?” Jesus asked.

“Oh, I’ll kill ’em,” Satan glared proudly.

“How much do you want for them?” Jesus asked.

“Oh, you don’t want those people. They ain’t no good. Why, you’ll take them and they’ll just hate you. They’ll spit on you, curse you and kill you. You don’t want those people!!”

“How much? He asked again.

Satan looked at Jesus and sneered, “All your blood, tears and your life.”

“Jesus said, “DONE!”  Then He paid the price.

The pastor picked up the cage and walked from the pulpit.

I pray, for everyone who sends this on, whether to their entire address book or just a few, that God will bless them in a special way.

And for those that just deleted it……… And I KNOW there will be…… ?   WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

I thank God everyday for my blessed life. I’m not rich, don’t live in a mansion and don’t have the nicest of material things, but, I’m healthy, have , a roof over my head, clothes on my back, food on my table, a family that loves me and lifelong friends to get me through. I’d say I have a lot to be thankful for.And I do as well!  That’s why I had to pass this on.  Always remember that Jesus died for us little birds because He loves us!

 
With a heart of gratitude,
Teresa Marie