Some of my Favorite People (and my dog)!!!

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I love you guys!  You are the most awesome and amazing people I know — and I don't know what I'd do without you — you have been my cheering section and loved me unconditionally — I love you!!!!!

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Thank You to My Friends Who Pray

I am attaching my post from a while back when I was requesting prayer.  I just wanted to thank everyone who has been praying diligently along with me and my family, for healing, for an answer, for an end to this illness and pain.

 

http://michelecotterill.vox.com/library/post/thank-you-lord.html

I believe the answer is coming.  I was extremely sick all weekend, and finally went to doc on Monday.  They did a test that is pointing them in another direction — so I go for a CT scan of my abdominal area finally.  I am praying for healing and answers.

I have been to a neurologist, and lots of tests there also.  They are ruling out some of the major big things — like MS — so I am thankful for that.  Although he did tell me tha the had a patient who had MS symptoms for ten years before any lesions showed up.  I am believing that I am going to be healed completely and totally — no more symptoms of whatever this is, and no future lesions ever!

They thought I had a seizure two weeks ago, so I had an EEG.  The woman who did the test was a gift from God for me.  She was so full of joy, and laughter, I knew she was a Believer without even asking her.  She hugged me twice before I left, and I just was so thankful to the Lord for her.

Then yesterday, I'm getting ready to go to the doctor, and Zack is listening to this song that although you may feel alone, "you have me and Jesus."  I started to cry and went downstairs to get ready to go to my appointment.  Go to the appointment, find out not necessarily good news, and no further answers.  I actually did have an appetite for the first time in almost a week that I was able to eat dinner, so I was downstairs trying to get some stuff done and TJ (my oldest son) comes into the room singing that same song, and is pointing to himself "you've got me and Jesus". 

I busted up crying again — he didn't quite know what to do, and I told him that the Lord had just totally used him that day, and thanked him for being obedient with singing his song.  I was so blessed by that.  He came over and hugged me until I stopped crying.  So sweet. 

You know, my life is good, and I wouldn't trade it for nothing.  I continue to praise the Lord!

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“Turn from your sins and turn to God, because the Kingdom of Heaven is near”

Matthew 4:17 "From then on, Jesus began to preach, "turn from your sins and turn to God, because the Kingdom of Heaven is near." 

This week I have been feeling the pressure and the need to tell everyone this.  I believe that the time is coming when we are going to see even more signs than we already are that Jesus is coming again.  Will you be ready?  I am hoping that I will be.  I don't want to be caught asleep at the time that He comes for us.  I know a lot of people don't want to talk about those times, but they are upon us. 

The Lord gave me a dream on December 31, 2008, that indicated that more and more churches were going to start allowing more and more false teaching into their churches, and that the churches needed to beware of those books/teachers and to not allow them in.  In my dream, they were allowing not just T.D. Jakes books, but books by authors who were self-proclaimed Jehovah's Witnesses (cult and teaches a different Jesus) and Mormans (cult and a different Jesus).  It tells us in one of the three books of John that we are to not even allow them into our "house".  This means into our churches.  It doesn't say to let them in to teach some things — its says to not even let them in!  Church during that time was held in people's houses.  That is what that scripture means. 

This is a time when deception is going to run rampant, and we must stand strong on the core foundations of Christian doctrine.  I know many people bristle at the word doctrine because they think its "religious", but here is the thing, our Christian doctrine foundation was put in place so that we would not be led away from the true faith of who Jesus Christ is.   If you do a word search on the word "doctrine" in the bible — you can see that it was important to Paul — it should be important to us.  Paul wrote most of the New Testament, I think he knew what he was talking about.  Paul and Jesus both warn us of false teachers, and those coming preaching a different Jesus — those teachers are here.  We are allowing them into our homes and into our churches, and we need to get more aware.

A great book by a renowned author is called "Conviction Without Compromise:  Standing Strong in the Core Beliefs of the Christian Faith" by Norman Geisler and Ron Rhodes.  There are core beliefs (essentials) that we should absolutely not compromise on, and then there are those things that are non-essentials.  There are core beliefs that are foundational, and we should use these core foundations as the base and build upon that. 

People associate bible scholars and theologians with "religion", but its not necessarily the case.  The name theology simply means the study of God.  You can be a theologian and a bible scholar, AND have a beautiful and wonderful relationship with Jesus Christ.   

If you already are a Christian, study the core values along with me — those things we must not compromise in.  Let's get a firm foundation together.  If you don't have any idea what I'm talking about, and don't know who Jesus is — send me a message and let me share with you.  Or keep coming back so that you can read more about this Man who came down from Heaven to die for our sins, so that we can be saved and spend eternity with Him and our Heavenly Father.  Jesus was sent to SAVE the world, not condemn it!

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Happy Anniversary!

I am so blessed!  I got to marry my best friend on February 3, 2007.  Tomorrow is our 2 year anniversary.  Happy Anniversary sweetie!  I love you MORE!

God couldn't have picked a better man for me to marry.  He is truly my better half and completes me.  He is the balance I so needed.  He is much more easy going than me, and very few things ruffle his feathers.  So nice!!  He does not have a temper, and he is such an awesome father and step father.  He is kind, gentle, patient, and so giving.  And look at him over there looking all handsome and debonair!  I always call him my "yummy hubby"! 

Thank you sweetie for marrying me, and for completing my life in ways I thought were never possible.  I love you forever. 

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