Friday, December 28, 2012

hello!! I came back!:) and still need prayer!

Good Evening Friends! yes~ it has been awhile since I have been here! There has been alot that has happened since I last posted. I will try to catch you up as quickly as possible When I left you I believe I was having some test done and on my way to the Vascular Surgeon to find out where blockages may be in my legs~ well that still has not been done yet! In the meantime Doctor wanted me to have a Stress Test done and make sure heart was OK~ guess what?...failed that test and had to have a heart cath. done and ended up had to have open heart surgery done(oh! yes~ I said "open heart surgery done!) Girls I have been scared senseless ever since the last of September, Cardiologist sent me straight to hospital after Cath., was done had to have 3 by-passes!( Never saw this coming.) But the most wonderful Blessing is that I never had a heart attack, so I have no heart damage. God's protection was so over me! but I did have some serious complications and spent the whole month of October in the hospital. Not only this; but while I was in the hospital my oldest brother was in the hospital as well and he died while we both were there! I did not get to attend his services, but God's Grace covered me throughout this too!  Now, I am waiting to go back to vascular surgeon next Thursday and see what is going to happen next. I am trying to keep my Faith up to par, and not waver and know~ that I know~ that GOD is bigger than any of this! HE has proved HIMSELF over and over as I liked not to have made it through, so let me testify that "PRAYER" CHANGES THINGS!!~ but anyway just wanted to say hello and hope you all had a wonderful holiday! and  wishing you a "HAPPY NEW YEAR" that is filled with Peace, Joy, and Blessings!:)
ps~ if you keep a prayer lists going please add me to it! Thanks:)

*LET US HOLD ON TO THE CONFESSION OF OUR HOPE WITHOUT WAVERING, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL. Hebrews 10:23.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Prayer Request...

Many of you are Facebook connected but I know it doesn't cover everyone so , as promised to my precious mother I wanted all her bloggy friends to be in prayer for my mom... She underwent open heart surgery today at 7:00 am, triple bypass. God is so good and is already there in the healing process, we jumped hurdle number one with success. Please join me in lifting my precious mother up to the throne of grace for a smooth second half!!! Much love to all~ Brandi

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lord..."I" really know~ that YOU have it "ALL" under control!!




It is almost here....."FALL"!
ARE YOUR READY?...I AM!




Good Morning! friends:) hope this finds you all doing well! All I can say it has been the most busiest month ever! A lot of things going on, I am going to try to be as brief as possible! I can say that "life" is moving fast! but will never not say that I am so Blessed still! As I left you last blog~ I was in the process of doing more test and seeing a vascular surgeon. I have done that and I am up for an Arteriagram soon, I first have to go for a Stress Test! just learned that a couple of days ago! but in the mean time I had to get some Insurance before any of this could be done...and ladies just to say this..getting  Medical Ins., with pre~existing conditions has been a night mare!! But there again God is in Control(pause..that's is when I let him! lol!)...I have to remind myself of this often! HE does not need my help!!  but anyway I now have Ins., but coverage will not begin until Sept., 1. so none of this will get done until after the 1st. I just know that God has got the time just perfect to get all of this taken care of but it seems that the month of August just won't pass! But it will! ~ and on to the rest of the story..just a couple of weeks ago my Son and Daughter-In- Law lost their baby...this was a "grief" that is UN-explainable, but I know that Jesus has been rocking it and loving on it! until "Nana" gets to Heaven! Oh! the things that we must go through sometimes  is when we must, must, must, lean unto the Rock that is higher than ourselves! and guess what?... HE never, never, never fails us when we need more GRACE, HE provides all that we need! but anyway that is catching up a bit of my world, and just know that "JESUS is my World", and everything that it involves!~ Praise the One That gives Us Life Often!                                                                                                                                                    May the Lord Bless You Today~ in a Special Way!:)

*AND THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH SURPASSES EVERY THOUGHT, WILL GAURD YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS. FINALLY BROTHERS, WHATEVER IS TRUE, WHATEVER IS HONORABLE, WHATEVER IS JUST, WHATEVER IS PURE, WHATEVER IS LOVELY, WHATEVER IS COMMENDABLE ~ IF THERE IS ANY MORAL EXCELLENCE AND IF THERE IS ANY PRAISE~ DWELL ON THESE THINGS.  Phillippians 4:7-8. (HCSB).


Thursday, July 26, 2012

"A" Grace~ that is Sufficient~ for Me ~ and You!~ 2nd. Cor. 12:9

Good Morning!  Well let me see....trying to quiet my mind to share whats been going on! and you know that "life" is moving fast! first , let me share with you some "happy" news~ I am going to be a "grandmother" again!! I am really excited for this new" little life" to come be a part of us!! not sure in Feb., or March!  Needed to share that piece of excitement first! So...onto latest with myself! Yes, a tad going on in the health department! I have already had 2 different tests and finalized the result of the CT scan that was done a week ago..and now I am off to see a Vascular Surgeon! hopefully in the next wk. or so. but anyway I had been having some issues with my legs, for a good while, just having a very fatigued feeling when I walk for any period at all...kinda put off the mention of this to my doctor! but then......a couple of months ago I started having three of my toes to turn a red or purplish color! OK~~~ scared me! so I have found myself in the last two weeks with tests scheduled and problem found was that I have about 60% blockage in both legs!! second test, was a CT Scan w/ dye!! whoa~ that dye stuff was wicked!! but God's Grace was Sufficient! (pause)...Thank You Lord!! so ...yesterday @ my doctor appt.,  was explained that due to several little veins blocked in my legs this has to be treated w/ meds. Now what about any little hidden things....that just might be there?..............well there was upon doing the CT..it was discovered that there is a major artery that goes to one of my kidneys that has a 90% blockage! oh~ yeah, I said what?....in the world! but just this morning God's word spoke to me and reminded me that when "HE said that all things work together for those that LOVE GOD"....I can Praise HIM for that CT because I would not have known this and definitely major problems from this. So at this moment I am awaiting my appt., with the surgeon, to get this fixed, ASAP! Now ..I am fearful of the unknown, but as a friend of mine shared with me..is that I know who I belong to! and Yes I do! God says that there is nothing too hard for me!!  So..friends~ I am asking that you place me before God with your Prayers! and I will keep you updated as I walk through this..and feeling most secure that with prayers and the "Amazing Grace " of God that" I KNOW, THAT I KNOW, WHO I BELONG TO!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"I press on"........Phillipians 3:14.......

Good Morning! and Happy:) First Day of Summer! Wow~ already mid June and do not know where the time is gone! but Praise God He has got it all covered. With each passing day I am Grateful that He is concerned about the smallest details of our lives!~ so with that said I have seemed to keep moving with alot of baseball games w/ the Grands., it is already the playoffs, and 2 of the Grands will be in those, w/ the oldest just signed up with a High School Select Team last night! So Kyle will continue for the rest of the summer in Baseball! (He is making Baseball his goal!~ (will share this thought in a moment)~  I do stop and say I am going to have to miss one or so because at least one seems to be playing 4 nights a week! LOL!! but anyway back to my thought this morning~ as I was putting some laundry on my thoughts wondered to "Our Goals",  being so involved in every facet of my Grands, I have a deep desire for each one of them to be the best that they can be in every area of their lives and succeed in every way that each year brings with growth and maturity, and yes a Grandparent can stop and do this with them, because we have settled a bit from the raising of our children and I think it just comes naturally that we as parents and now Grandparents want even better for them. I am a firm believer that if they are kept busy with something that they enjoy that will turn them away from the harmful things! But anyway as I have pondered the thought of "Goals" mine is to stay as close to the things of God and that will keep this "Nana" equipped to lead my Grands in a  safe direction and to always "SEEK HIM"  first in everything and in every decision that they make!  Blessings to you and your Family for a Safe and Happy:) Summer!:)


*SO WE MAKE IT OUR GOAL TO PLEASE HIM, WHETHER WE ARE AT HOME IN THE BODY OR AWAY FROM IT. 2 Cor. 5:9.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

joy~peace~belief~ and~ trust!

Good Morning! just sharing a cup of coffee with you this morning!! and to say that God is so good! and that our J~O~Y is in the Lord! and that our P~E~A~C~E comes from HIM!  Hope this finds you doing well. I have been in full swing of the baseball season with my grands! I just have to sit one out ever once in a while! I did not go last night to the boy's games, but I will be at the one tonight! and to Hannah's on Thursday night! the days are moving fast , schools almost out and the teachers are so ready, my daughter is practically down to counting the hours! (just going to add to please keep Hannah still in your prayers) for we are still dealing with the hair loss (alopecia). Praise God she has had no new spots!! Thank You LORD!! and our B~E~L~I~E~F  is still T~R~U~S~T~I~N~G  God  for healing! ~but anyway hope you all have a safe, Happy:) Memorial Day wk~end!  and May God Bless You with JOY,~ BELIEF,~ PEACE,~ AND ~TRUST in the one that gives us LIFE!!

*TEACH ME HOW TO LIVE TO PLEASE YOU, BECAUSE YOU'RE MY GOD.                           Psalm 143:8.(The Message).

Friday, May 18, 2012

understanding?....trust....and more:)

Good Morning Girls! OK~ I know that it's been a few days~ I do not know where I get so caught up and before I know it a month has passed since I have blogged! I am reading and trying to stay caught up with all of you and what's happening in your world!  My son Brad had his surgery about 3 wks., ago and is doing well! Dr., had to open up the arm to repair the torn bi-cep muscle, and had a large tear in the rotator cuff! but just a very slow process for healing! But anyway I am in full swing of running to the "Grands" baseball games, the 2 boys play in Malakoff, about 2 miles from my house and the 2 girls play in Athens about 13 miles from me,  so I am trying to balance the 4 different schedules out! I really can just be @ 1 game @ a time!! LOL!!  so it will be games until the latter part of June!  but the Blessings of God are so awesome, it is impossible to name them all!

My thoughts have been really going in the direction of  "lean not unto your own understanding" in some areas that I am currently experiencing~ and you know what?....just kinda thinking is that maybe God said that because  "HE" knew that my little mind just could not comprehend just really all that God is....and to just "Trust HIM", but you know me....I try to figure it all out! then become weary and tired....just trying!! OH! for the Love of Jesus....Mercy and Grace! and He already said that "HIS" Grace would be sufficient!... but God!... why do I do what I do in knowing and believing all that    "YOU "are...... I still question?........forgive me Please!

Hope you all have a wonderful, Blessed, and Happy:) Wk~end! and .......

TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!

* TRUST IN LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING.
Proverbs 3:5. (NKJV).