Friday, July 26, 2013

Going To Fight For My Life! August Give Away!

Thank you for your wonderful prayers.
 It was a horribly dark place that I went to after my doctor's news that this new pain could be several things including cancer, kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis, my immune system  attacking itself, etc. etc. etc.

 Did I think about God after this news?  No!  I freaked out!  I freaked out because for 13 years I've fought with all my heart, mind, soul and body and welcomed any news that was afflicting to show that I could keep my head up, keep the faith and fight cancer! Tons of pain resulting from a teeny weeny cancer.  Every joint, ligament, muscle and everything else in my body has enjoyed it's months and years in the spotlight of pain.  Now it is oveerrrrr!  I need to get back to my miniatures.
August Give Away is a lovely Dressed Mannequin
When I turned 64 a few months ago, it seems as though all those bones and muscles, etc... got together and said, "Let's have an old folk party and Celebrate!  Arthur, will you lead the Celebration please?." They planned their celebration without even thinking about what affect it would have on me, my family and friends.  Call the police!  Whatever!  Just stop the party.  I called on God instead and this week I am so much better.  Thank you 
God.  Thank you very much.

Thank you too for your prayers.  You know that Satan or better known as the 'Devil' will try to keep us very busy to make us do some crazy things.  Such as thinking about closing a Blog that really makes me happy, or pouring my heart out to you to join my pity party.  Or clouding my Spirit so I couldn't see God when the storms of life were raging last week.  I'm so happy that I had the sense to come to my senses. 

 Someone cleaver even came up with this:

B U S Y  stands for Being Under Satan's Yoke

Well, according to my favorite daughter and son, the mother and father of my favorite grandsons, I really need to go back and read my own Blog posts which are meant to be very encouraging and a great testimony of my faith in what God has done for me including life changing Miracles.  They told me to start with my "About Me" page.  I did.  I couldn't believe it was me writing about how I started my Blog with my "Journey to come out of the closet and celebrate life after breast cancer."  Somewhere along my journey I guess I got a little BUSY! 

He replied, "Because you have so little faith, I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you."  Matthew 17:20 NIV  Please click on the link and read the entire context of this Scripture.  It may help refresh your memory too if you are getting a little busy. 

One of my favorite Scriptures:  I have hidden your word in my heart so that I may not sin against you.  Psalm 119:11 Niv  Somewhere along my journey when I was a little BUSY maybe Satan gave one of his little helpers an eraser because how could I ever forget this Scripture that has helped sustain me since my awful bout with cancer:  They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31.  OK, so I felt a little faint. Forgive me.  I guess that is why my favorite daughter and son gave me the shirt I have on in the picture that reads, "Forgiven."  None of us are free from sin, but we must know why Jesus died on the cross to pay our sin debt in full.  All we have to do is pray and not let the devil in to steal our joy.

Today's verse of the day on Bible Gateway's website gives this example of  faith in action:

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Today after starting this post I received my doctor's report (my husband went and got it):  Tests, including X-Rays are all within the normal range!   Further testing will be scheduled.  Thank you Lord God!  Oh sure, I still have pain and I am ready and looking forward to what God has in store for me. No matter what.  I still believe in Miracles.

 August Give Away is early, but my heart is full and I need to give something away and I am not fishing for comments.  I love comments but my fishing days are over.  

Speaking of fishing; My six year old grandson went fishing for the first time.  He hooked a foot long bass.  Child against fish!  He finally brought the fish in and landed it on the ground and when the  fish started flapping about my grandson took off running like crazy.  Although he knows God, I think he freaked out.  But, when he had time to think about God and faith, the fishermen were able to coax him back to take a picture.  What the heck.  My grandson, a born vegeterian, probably insisted on sending the fish back to where it came from.  Oh my goodness!  A new lesson;  Next time pain scares me into running like crazy I am going to send it back where it came from too.  Hallelujah!

   I want to thank all of you for joining and following my blog.  Welcome to all new followers. 

This little grandson with Grandma's sunglasses on insists on taking the easy ride and doesn't want to go down to the lake to fish.  The only bear he wants to see is in his lap. 

To win the dress for August:  Be a follower of my Blog.  Leave an inspirational comment on this post only by 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on Monday, August 26, 2013.  Winner will be drawn  from lucky hat by grandson in the above picture and announced the following week.  Who knows?  My heart may get full again and  want to host another give away like the one in the picture below won by Marisa  from last month for being the first to identify the winning comment: 
Second Chance Give Away for June won by Marisa
By writing this long post, I know I am sending love and warm wishes out to the Universe and I feel love and warm wishes coming back in return.  May God continue to Bless all of you.  There is a God and He is real.  Yes, I am back.  Hugs to all.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas In July 2013 Give Away!

Christmas in July Give Away
Gorgeous?  Maybe subconsciously I was thinking about a Christmas in July miracle.  Mannequin is an adult collectible, stands five inches tall.  Signed by me.

I was going to close my Blog due to new health issues that were discovered when I visited my doctor on Tuesday.  I told my doctor that I am tired of fighting and wants to just give up because I have prayed and prayed for healing and instead of getting better I am getting worse.  My doctor got right in my face almost nose to nose and shouted, "Fight!  God is not ready for you yet."  He also said other encouraging words for me to think about.  So, afterwards, I felt much better and decided to finish the July give away and post instead of close.  God is good!

Thanks to Ruth at Miniature Maven Diaries for her great Blog sharing her thoughts about how she is dealing with her health issues.  Ruth is the winner of the wedding dress for June.  Please take a look at her lovely Blog and read the most amazing posts and comments.  Ruth, we are praying for you.  You are an inspiration.

Comments.  I love them.  All you have to do for a chance to win this give away is be a follower of my Blog and leave an inspirational comment on this post only by the end date of  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.  Winner will be drawn from my lucky hat by my miniature loving three year old grandson to be announced the following week.

Thank you to all new followers along with all followers for joining my blog and leaving comments. Encouraging comments really do keep me going.  Do you like the little scene I used to showcase my give away?  Clowning around?

Hugs, Love and Prayer to All,

Friday, July 5, 2013

First Mystery Winner June 2013!

My grandson pulled the winner out of the winner's hat and I was excited to read her Blog which reminded me of "the good old days" when I discovered Dollhouse Miniatures almost 20 years ago.   

Mystery Winner of June 2013 give away made the following comment: 

  "I'd LOVE to win this gorgeous dress!  I'll put a picture and link in my blog sidebar."

Mystery Winner, please contact me within 3 business days to claim your prize.

The first Follower of my Blog to comment identifying the Mystery Winner's comment by winner's Blog name  (excluding the Mystery Winner) will receive a mystery prize.  

Yes, as you probably already suspected, I love your comments and will go to great lengths in hopes of getting one more comment to add to my Comment Collection Box.   Thanks to all of you for Following my Blog and leaving wonderful motivational and encouraging comments.  A HUGE welcome to all new Followers!  

Gorgeous July 2013 Give Away.  Please stay "posted".  Hint:  It may or may not be a mannequin.

Love, Hugs and Prayer,