Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh so much!

I cannot believe that I've struggled so much with coming up with something to post.  This never used to be so hard for me.  I would come and post something about my day and that would be it, but now I feel like that's not what I want to post...I want each post to have meaning.  But, in doing that, I haven't had posts.  So I guess, they will have to both happen to get me to post more often!

My dad is now home from the hospital, the blood clot is gone...Praise the Lord!!  He is still having issues with his Kidneys.  They are functioning at 22%...which I think is Stage 3 Kidney Failure (Stage 4 is dialysis/transplant level).  That worries me.  My mom and dad have been going through the counseling for this already.  Getting the information they need to know before he gets to that point.  I talked to my neighbor, she's a Dialysis Nurse at the VA hospital down here.  She is going to get me some information for me.  She used to work at UC Hospital (which is one of the hospitals that the doctor said they would do the transplant at).  She only had good things to say about the transplant wing (is that what they call that?).

So, Kevin and I are looking for a house!  I'm so excited!  We are being a tad picky at what we choose.  We want a 4+ bedroom house, 3 car garage, and a full basement.  We want to have the extra room so that if my dad were to need a transplant down here, they could come and live with us for a time (hence the full basement and the extra garage space).  It's exciting to see so many houses in our price range!  We originally said we didn't want to have a pool, however, we have found a few places that offer a pool in our price range...and even lower than our price range...causing us to take a double look at it.  I know foreclosure is bad, and I would never want anyone to go through that, however, us being in the position we are in, we are finding that the foreclosures to be to our benefit!  We don't own a house right now, we rent, so we are in the best position to get a house right now!

Our church has been going through a lot of changes (or hints of change) here lately.  Sometimes change hurts...some of these changed directly affected me.  God has called us to this church, and I know great things will happen in this church.  Satan has been attacking this church left and right, I can see it.  I have always said that if Satan is trying so hard to take down a church, that something good will come from it.  He wouldn't attack if we were "luke warm" or "stagnant".  He attacks when the Kingdom of God is going to advance. We are fighting Satan, not people.  It's a Spiritual war going on right now.

Our church is doing a church-wide study on Ephesians.  I have learned so much already.  About my prayers and about Church Unity.  It's awesome that this study comes at a time like this!!

VBS is starting up.  I have neglected it since all the "shake-up" at the church.  Why you ask?  Well, the lady I was working closely with to run VBS is no longer in our church.  That hit me hard, I went through my "I can't do this" stage and have since came out on the other end with a clearer head.  I have been on my knees speaking with God about direction, I think it's becoming clearer and clearer as to what I am to do.  I've had more offers of help from people that I know would be wonderful helpers!  Thursday, I will be meeting with the Elder that is over VBS to get him caught up and show him what is needed, where we are going and what we are doing, so he can help and get plugged into the position that he should be in.

I can say this post has been a bit of a random "dump", but I had to get it all out.

God is changing me, molding me into the person He has called me to be.  I'm learning...and one day I'll get there, with God as my guide!

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