Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Crisis- Part 2

Dear Readers,

     As I approach my 71st birthday, I just want to talk to all of you for a few minutes…

 

     THE CRISIS- Part 2

 

     The Lord can handle any crisis that comes your way.  Here’s a list from my own life…

 

      1.  A teenager is found dead in a lake just two weeks after inviting Jesus into her heart.

      2.  After seven years, a lost child is found hidden in a basement.

      3.  A young friend, with an incurable brain tumor the size of a lemon, rings the cancer free bell at the hospital.

      4.  A relative, with 4th stage lung cancer, is still alive 12 years past his scheduled time to die.

      5.  A brutal parent comes to know Jesus shortly before passing away.

      6.  An alcoholic friend gives all of that up and 25 years later is still free, and loves the Lord. 

      7.  A young child dies of cancer and God sends two signs that he is fine, 1. A dream of him as an adult, 2. An unwound cuckoo clock sounds unexpectedly on the boy’s birthday.

      8.  A warning to "Move quickly" is heard just before an explosion at a 4th of July display that burns many people.

      9.  A friend rolls his truck and lives to talk about it.

    10.  A divorce, after discovering your mate is a homosexual, and you survive to find happiness again.

    11.  A total loss of a dream house and only a few years pass and another one is given to you.

    12.  A tornado passes right over your little town and never touches down.

    13.  A little brass piece is found that is crucial to your work being completed.

    14.  A debate about whether to have an abortion or not, is solved by a single phone call.

    15.  A premature child is born and grows up to live a long healthy life.

    16.  A cancer is completely cured without treatment.

    17.  A mother with ten children is convinced to take her chemotherapy, through hundreds of prayers.

    18.  A child stolen from a hospital is returned to her natural mother years later.

    19.  A football game is won at the last minute, by a young believer who had a dream about it before it happened.

    20.  A husband and wife both lose their excellent paying jobs within one year, and still survive financially.

    21.  A criminal is discovered working among a group of young children, and is brought to justice.

    22.  A heart attack happens on the first day of a vacation, but the person is miraculously saved, because God isn’t finished with him yet.

    23.  A profoundly deaf teenager needs expensive new hearing aids ($6200) and God provides them.

    24.  A deaf teen wins the talent show at her high school, playing the theme from Titanic, the first song she ever heard.

    25.  A balloon, in the shape of a heart, floats up in front of a car that is on it’s way to a family funeral service, with the words "I LOVE YOU" written on it.

 

     There is no such thing as coincidence!  There is no crisis too difficult for the Lord to handle!  All things are possible with God!  ALL THINGS!

 

                                         Love in Christ,  Claire xoxo

 

     Ps. 46:10,  "Be still and know that I am God!"

 

     Mt. 19:26,  "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (NIV) 

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The Talent Show

Dear Readers,

     Our family has had an incredible week of answered prayers…

 

     THE TALENT SHOW  Journal Entry- February, 2015

 

      I know I’ve written blogs before about my deaf granddaughter, but this week adds to her blessings.  Since discovering her Goldenhar’s Syndrome at birth, it has been a total trust in God for her future.  Eighteen years ago, the hospitals didn’t do hearing tests on newborns.

     After discovering her profound deafness as a toddler, my daughter sat in the audiologist’s office in tears.  The doctor looked at her and said, "She will do amazing things!  Did you know that Miss America sat in the chair you are sitting in not so long ago?" reminding my daughter that Miss America was also deaf.

     For the next 18 years it was challenge after challenge to fight for all my grandchild’s needs in life.  Just one example was two years ago, when she hit her head on the gym wall at school while playing dodgeball, and lost all her residual hearing.  Every specialist consulted, drew the same conclusion; her hearing was gone forever!  I shared this with my church family.  Many people laid hands on me praying for her hearing to return, as I cried my heart out.  Word spread among the local churches to also pray.  Miraculously, within 8 to 12 weeks the majority of her hearing returned.  (See Blogs 69 and 70)  My granddaughter told me, "Nana, I have two things I love, music and sports!  I think God is trying to tell me something!  It’s time to concentrate on my music, not sports!"  

      Now back to this past week.  At age 18, and a senior at Bolivar High School, she needs new hearing aids.  After ten years the old ones have become obsolete.  The cost, $6200, not including the special cell phone she will also need, another $500 or $600.

     It’s amazing what the new cell phones do!  They have Blue Tooth capabilities, so calls go directly into her hearing aids, which automatically adjust to her hearing loss.  We all went into prayer for this need!

     No one will ever again tell me that God can’t provide!  At the beginning of this week, notification came that her hearing aids and new ear molds were going to be covered by my grandchild’s insurance.

     Then, yesterday, after much persuasion to do so, my young senior, entered the annual "Talent Show" at her high school.  She is quite an accomplished piano player.

     When it was her turn to perform, she walked up to the microphone and introduced herself to an auditorium full of high schoolers and judges and said, "Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, I am profoundly deaf in both ears!  I am going to play on the piano, the first song I ever heard at two years old, when I received my first pair of hearing aids!"

     As she walked across the stage to the grand piano, we heard whispers from the students, "I didn’t know M.. was deaf!  Did you know she was deaf?"

     My granddaughter proceeded nervously, playing from memory, a 12 page rendition of the theme song from "Titanic."  When she finished, the auditorium erupted into applause.

     When the concert ended we all left, not knowing who won, and the kids returned to their classes.  A couple hours later I received a call, "Nana, I won!  I won the judges award for first place!"  At first, I didn’t believe her.  I thought she was teasing me.  She likes to make people laugh!  But she insisted, "I won Nana!  I won $50 and a Judge’s Certificate for first place!"  I was so excited for her!  And to think she almost didn’t enter!

     All I can say is this, God is good and faithful all the time!

 

                            Love in Christ,  Claire xoxo

 

     Ps. 37:4, "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."  (NIV)

     Ps. 77:14, "You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples."  (NIV) 

     Proverbs 3:5, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."  (NIV) 

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