Sunday, October 31, 2010
Sometimes we cringe thinking- I don't need this gift- I can do it on my own. But when we realize that every good gift is from the Father. We need to check our pride at the door! We need to be thankful and respond with graciousness. To say- Thank You! To realize that God WANTS to give us good gifts.
I am NOT of the mindset that we all deserve good things and an easy life- THAT IS NOT PROMISED BY GOD!!! All you have to do to know this is look through scriptures, but He does love to surprise us a lot :)
Well today as we are standing in line at Wally world :) doing the usual. Getting a few items so we don't have to make another 45 minute drive into town this week......I was concentrating on our kids (as Jason had taken some of the boys to the bathroom). The cashier said don't sign the slip. I was confused...and I am sure my expression showed that. Then she said don't slide your card. I thought something was wrong with the machine thingy. I saw a woman behind her talking to her in whispers, but just thought she knew the worker?
Come to find out she wanted to pay our bill and run off without us seeing her. She was a lady from our church. I didn't really recognize her at first because like I said I was paying attention to our children- and the fact that Elizabeth just slammed down our eggs in the cart- yikes :) Since my card had already gone through before she told me not too and I had signed there was no way to cancel it. The person working went to get the wonderful lady and told her. She then came over.....and said well give me a gift card- And put the exact amount on it.
What? I was dumbfounded. Thank you Lord! Thank you for allowing her to give, us to receive, and for YOU TO GET THE GLORY! What a beautiful blessing!!!!!
****If you haven't read my blog for a bit.....please scroll down to last post- The Loux Family is now having to fly back and forth from Kansas City to St. Louis - parents switching every 5 dayish to be with sweetie Mattie. Mattie needs prayers....and the Loux Family needs prayers for safe travels- for being apart which is very hard on the family....and money to help them be able to do this for Mattie. Pray as well for Mattie's continuing fight of the severe staph infection, and other possible health problems. That God will heal him completely!
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Friday, October 29, 2010
These guys were incredible bouncing around on stilt- spring things!
Then there is our favorite ride- Sheikra- that drops down at an almost 90 degree angle- TWICE- love it.
And the kids love the fun splash areas- great way to cool off and play :)
The mouse ride, and the upside down boat ride.......
Just a fun view of all that we got to do while on our vacation.
***More URGENT prayers needed for precious Mattie Loux! He has been flown by helicopter to another hospital in St. Louis that can hopefully do more. But we know GOD IS THE ULTIMATE HEALER! Please join us in prayer for this wonderful family and their son!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A few prayer requests......one is an unspoken
Another is Mattie Loux.....and his family. Tracie is the one that was a stepping stone to help us find our Joanna. Mattie is their newest addition through domestic adoption. This is what Tracie posted today on facebook.
Mattie is being treated with antibiotics for an infection in the blood in his spinal cord, and it appears that he also will be treated for transient leukemia at some point. Please continue to pray for healing for our precious boy.So please lift her and John up and their kids as well this is hard for mommy to be at the hospital while daddy is home with the other 6 kids.
Will try to get back up and running for my posts...... :) We had a great vacation....and great time to relax now back into the swing of things........
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