Saturday, January 31, 2015


And ~~~~ other items after Mickey's discharge from the hospital on Thursday, January 22nd.   

 Angels come in all different kinds and sizes - and our angel, who came to our aid upon Mickey's discharge after 14 days in the hospital, came in the form of this wonderful, fairly new church friend John.  The fact that John is an RN - well, you can see this was a God connection.  John came over every morning around 8:30 or 9 and changed Mickey's bandage where the drainage tube had been. On a couple of occasions, when the drainage was excessively heavy, he even came back a second time that evening.

I was so nervous about this situation and I literally do not know how Mickey or I could have handled those 6 days without his care, love, attention & help. We can NEVER thank John enough for truly being the hands, feet and heart of Jesus for us.


 John, his wife Heidi, and 11 year old daughter Addy-Johe visited Mickey in the hospital on Sunday, the 18th, and brought these adorable little plastic pipes for Mickey to practice and strengthen his lungs and breathing.  Marc & Aric joined us for dinner on Sunday, the 25th, and after dinner we ALL joined Mickey and competed in blowing the pipes and sustaining the little balls in the air.  I did the worst!!!!

On Monday, the 26th, Mickey dressed in REAL clothing like he wears, for the first time, and we ventured out to begin our daily Walking Program by making a short trip to Wal-Mart.  

I need to, and will do a post about the entire medical journey Mickey began on October 13, 2014 at a later date but could not wait to give John Gummel the thanks, praise and recognition he deserves. 

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

My 2015 - WORD

This is the 7th year I have asked the Lord to give me a word for The New Year.
On December 29th The Lord gave me my word for 2015 - STEADY.

The first thing I did was pulled out my Strong's to select a verse.  I was totally shocked that STEADY is used only once, in the entire Old & New Testament.

Exodus 17:12 (KJV) But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

Per Webster's STEADY means -  1) Firm, Stable, Not Shaky
                                               2) Regular, Uniform, Continuous
                                               3) Constant in behavior, Loyalty
                                               4) Calm & Controlled
                                               5) Sober, Reliable
It is an Adjective - meaning actions I must take.  

I love how The Lord speaks into our lives all the time, and just what we need.  He could not have given me a better word to guide and maintain me as
2015 is starting off rough for Mickey & me.  On January 8th Mickey will have the upper left lobe of his lung removed in order to remove the small cancer that was found during x-rays for an up-coming heart procedure.  Praise God we had gotten a NEGATIVE report on the surrounding lymph nodes on December 23rd.  The absolutely greatest Christmas gift we have ever received.  After the lung operation the plans are to proceed with the heart surgery within 6 to 9 months.  

Yes, I must:  1) Remain Firm, Stable, & Not Shaky in my Faith.  2) I must be Regular, Uniform and Continuous in my daily Bible reading, prayer, church attendance, & service.  3) I must be Constant in my behavior and Loyalty to my husband and family.  4) I must remain Calm & Controlled during the unknown and different issues we deal with.  5)  I must be Sober and Reliable in season and out of season.  

A BIG order, but I serve a Big GOD.

I find it very interesting that this is my 7th word - since in Scripture #7 means Completeness and Perfection. 

There were my words for the past 6 years ~~~~ 2009 Unity ~~ 2010 Vulnerable ~~ 2011 Persevere ~~ 2012 Fervent ~~ 2013 Expand ~~2014 Forward.  They have each lived out in my live for each year.  

If you make a practice of asking The Lord for a word each year please share that word with me. 
HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2014!!!!
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