Monday, July 23, 2018

Choose Happiness ~

* Wild flowers picked from my husband *

Happiness can be defined as a feeling of spiritual contentment 
that will carry us through the triumphs, pitfalls,
or even heartaches of life with calm stability, 
peace of mind and tranquility. 
Worry can compromise our joy.
Think on the wonderful word, tranquility 
doesn't it bring soothing peace to your heart?
There is a calmness that comes with it, giving one a sense of joy and happiness. 
Happiness is an act of the will ~ Psalm 144:15 ~
"Happy are the people who are in such a state;
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord"
We all have things in our lives that give us reason to be unhappy, 
but we have the power through Christ to make our own response 
to those happenings and choose happiness. 

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As believers our total commitment to the Lord will result 
in a Christlike response to various happenings as they occur.
We have the tools God has given us
~ His Word and his indwelling Spirit ~
so that we are able to pursue happiness. 
"Happy is the man that finds wisdom, 
and the man who gains understanding."
~ proverbs 3:13 ~
Happiness is enjoying everything the Lord has given us
and not fretting about the things that have been taken away our withheld from us.
It is trusting in God's sovereignty and omniscience.
God knows everything!
Our happiness will come as we daily live in obedience and faith in the Lord. 
Today and every day ~ choose to be happy!

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Heavenly Father, 
cause us to daily, seek first, your kingdom and Your righteousness.
May we be reminded of Your word, 
in that, all things work together for our good, 
to those who love God, and to those who are called according to your purposes. 

  Be happy!
~ Debbie ~

Two weeks today since my knee surgery 
and I am feeling great and exceedingly grateful! 
With each new visit in therapy a few more exercises
are added to my home-work notebook.
My eldest grandson was with us for the first two weeks
and he was such a tremendous help 
as my little nurse, dog walker and water boy for my flowers.
Having him here to look after the things that I know would have bothered me
made it much easier to rest and allow my body to heal.
It is with a grateful heart, that I am once again, 
thanking you for your up lifting prayers
and encouragement. 
God bless you!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Up-Date on my knee ~

Parker Adventist Hospital's Mission statement ~
We extend the healing ministry of
Christ by caring for those who are ill
and by nurturing the health of the
people in our communities.
We have Christian Care Ministry as our insurance
and the orthopedic surgeon I chose to use was in Denver
3 hours away,  but oh my was it worth the drive and time
to have this knee replacement done with my orthopedic Doctor
and through the Adventist Hospital.
I was quite impressed with every aspect of this hospital. 

This picture greets you as you enter the doors to pre-op.
When I saw it, I felt surrounded by the peace of God
as I looked upon Jesus holding the hand of the surgeon.
Many of you were praying that the Great Physician would direct
the hands of the Doctor and it was as if God was visually showing me those prayers
through this beautiful photo.
God can touch our hearts in ways that we least expect.
The evening before surgery I received a message from a precious
Blogging friend.
She said ~ "I know He will command His angels to watch over you"...
I was so wrapped in the arms of my Precious Savior
and had an amazing peace throughout the whole ordeal,
and still do.
Our God cares!

This is me...
No lipstick, face cream, perfume, lotion, powder, hair styling products, jewelry,
just the bare necessities, and I mean bare.😉
Every nurse who looked after me was gentle and respectable
with such compassion and loving care.
Thank you Jesus!

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My dear friends...I am without words really,
as I express my hearts gratitude for your love, care, concern
 and especially your prayers.
Through prayer,  supplication,  and thanksgiving we can realize
a "peace"... which will surpass all understanding"
and will know that this peace "will guard our hearts and minds."
"Be anxious for nothing,  but in everything by prayer
and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, 
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. "
~ Philippians 4:6-7 ~
Thank you for thinking of me with your letters, cards, e- mails,
prayers, love and concern.
My heart is truly blessed beyond...
Because of your faithful prayers I am doing GREAT!


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