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God's promises are true!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass." (Joshua 21:45)

"God's Word is trustworthy. His promises are true. What God says he will do, he will do. Have you taken the Lord's commitment to Joshua and the people of Israel to heart? God's good promises to you WILL come to pass."

Taken from Verse of theDay by Mary Fairchild

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Hi, my friends! Hope you are all having a happy and blessed Sunday! I'm sitting here writing as I watch the last few minutes of the World Cup game between Argentina and Germany. Looks like they might have to go to overtime. Got distracted watching the action - - regular time is up and they will go to overtime.

This coming week is holiday - semester break!! Yea!! Even though I have so much to do around the house... I have made a schedule of things I want to do every day.... now it will be interesting to see how many of them I actually get done!! emoticon It's very likely that some days I'll get caught up in other things - or I just won't feel like settling down to what I should do, and I'll end up doing things that I like to do!! emoticon But that's what vacation days are for, right?? emoticon But seriously, I will try to get caught up on a lot of things I've been wanting to do around the house.

Last week was busy with 3 day retreats with students.... and since Yolanda is still recuperating from her surgery, I had to direct the retreats alone. (I did have help from two teachers with organization and discipline.)



Last night, one of the twins, Ana, (my godchild) and her husband made their formal commitment to dedicate their lives and family to God as a part of the Oasis of the Lord community. That's a community of lay people (married couples and also young single people) who commit themselves to live their faith in an active way. They have weekly prayer assemblies, and well as weekly sharing sessions in small groups. And with this world in the situation it is, with so many negative influences, I think it's wonderful that the children will grow up in this community. I feel it will help them so much spiritually. (They don't live together - each family is in their own home, but the community provides the opportunity to grow spiritually, with friends who are doing the same.) They have been two years in preparation and spiritual growth before being able to make this commitment, along with 25 other new members.






I was diagnosed this week with acute, chronic esophagitis - after reading about this on Internet, I'm wondering if it is Barrett's esophagus - the doctor never used this term, but he did say that there are (undesirable) celular changes in my lower esophagus. I'm going to ask more questions at my next appointment in about two weeks. I'll have another endoscopy in about three months to see if it has improved...

So I have to take medication for a while, as well as modify my diet, probably permanently.... no soda, coffee, chocolate, mint, greasy foods, and no citrics. (I'm going to miss my glass of fresh-squeezed orange-grapefruit juice every morning!!) I also have to avoid eating after 7:00 pm (or 3 hours before I go to bed) I also need to lose weight. So now I have added motivation!! Oh - and I had to raise the head of my bed about 6 -8 inches. I would appreciate your prayers that whatever this is, it will heal. Thanks so much!!

Have a wonderful week - filled with the peace and joy of our God!

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  • DEE107
    hugs praying for you
    2094 days ago
  • LESLIEJEAN43
    You sound as busy as ever! I hope you'll get some time to just relax during your vacation!

    I'm sorry about the esophagitis, and the new diet - I wouldn't like those restrictions at all.

    It's wonderful that Ana and her husband have made that commitment.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Leslie emoticon
    2094 days ago
  • SMIDGON
    I hope you will improve greatly, Marge! Can't have you suffering! Do you have a family history of this; or, is it just something that happened. We just never know what is down the road for us, do we?

    Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, even though it's vacation time! But, remember to take some time to do something you want to do!

    Hugs,
    Janet
    2095 days ago
  • MIAJOEB
    You are so busy but please be sure to do the things you need to to take care of yourself or who will there be to do the things you do???? emoticon
    2095 days ago
  • 4EVERNESS
    Prayers are definitely with. Besides due care and cautions, is there a healing mass that you might attend? James 5:15, http://stronginfaith.org/article.ph
    p?page=50
    https://www.google
    .com/search?q=bible%2C+by+faith
    +we+are+healed&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-
    8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:of
    ficial&client=firefox-a&channel=sb, and the doctor was just talking about your cell phone right and use thereof? :)

    In keeping with your Mary Fairchild quote (and don't forget they should claim their full inheritance :) -I've always seen that as the potential of our genetic pool), and I hope this is a respected source where you are, http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071
    314.cfm

    Is the Oasis of the Lord Community similar to like an Oblates thingy? (I was born protestant-my dad an apostolic/pentecostal minister, in Belleville, IL but we moved when I was two and a half, home to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows which is run by the Missionary Oblates that I have since researched-lovely photos of it on FB. Please excuse my stupidity. Interesting journey to Catholicism LOL Brings all new meaning to "one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church" for me.

    Have a wondrous week and be blessed in all that you do and all that your receive.
    2095 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/14/2014 1:38:01 AM
  • no profile photo CD1951302
    I am praying for you.
    2095 days ago
  • LACEYKYLE
    Praying for your healing!!
    2095 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    You are in my prayers. You have some challenges, but the Lord will keep you in his tender arms, if you just ask. God Bless you.
    2095 days ago
  • WINFIELD28
    You are in my prayers, Marge. Praying for a full recovery from your illness.

    Thank you also, for your blog.

    How wonderful for Ana & her family; I have heard of similar communities. We visited one last week that is in our diocese, but we were unaware that it was here.

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

    2095 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14315421
    I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for this blog. It is very interesting. I hope you get some answers about your illness and hope you feel better soon. God bless. Judy
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    2095 days ago
  • BRAINBENTT
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  • MELYROD18
    Amen emoticon
    2095 days ago
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