Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Praise & Update on Kristen

"He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. 
Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
Matthew 28:6
(KJV)

Come, and see, indeed!!
The tomb is empty!!
Praise God forevermore!



He is alive, and, because of Him and His resurrection power, death will never win the war!!

This Easter Sunday morning, I have never loved Him more.
He becomes more alive...more real...more precious to my soul with each passing day.

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I apologize for my absence on the blog lately.

God has given me an exacting assignment that is requiring every bit of my creative time and energy.
It is requiring me to press hard into prayer and moments with Jesus for much needed inspiration and help.

I have never felt more dependent upon Him or more in need of His Divine in-pouring into this very incapable vessel of clay.

"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing."
John 15:5

Without Him, all effort is vain.
I feel that and sense it more than ever before.

"For in Him we live, and move, and have our being..."
Acts 17:28

"Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it..."
Psalm 127:1

(Lord willing, you will see a blog post or an interview, here and there, so please do always stop by for visits!  Thanks for not giving up on me!)

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Please also keep praying for my dear niece, Kristen.
The dear girl has been through SO much.
There have been so many bumps and trials, and the fear of what is ahead of her is ever present.
Oh, we do appreciate the many prayers each one of you have prayed!
We just have no words to thank you enough.
PLEASE continue to pray and ask the dear Lord to grant wisdom to her doctors as to the timing of the switch in medicines before she gives birth.
There is great concern about the life and health of both her and her unborn baby boy.
My hope and faith is in God alone and in the knowledge that He is in control and that He holds both of them in His loving hands.

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HAPPY EASTER to all of you, dear friends!
He is risen!!
Let us rejoice!!!!!


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45 comments:

  1. Happy Easter, my friend. I wish you a day full of joy and hope. :) Praying for you and your family.

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    1. Thank you ever so much, sweet friend! I am praying for you and your family, too. :) Sending hugs!

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  2. May your Easter be blessed with Joy and Peace,
    my adorable friend,
    and may Kristen resist this prove, poor darling girl !

    Sending all my love to you

    XOXO Dany

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Dany! Your prayers and friendship mean the world to me. God bless you and keep you! Much love and many hugs to you from across the miles!

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  3. Happy Easter Cheryl. I continue to think of Kristen.

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    1. I hope you had a Happy Easter, too, my friend. :) God bless you!

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  4. Wishing you a blessed Easter, Cheryl, and praising God that He is risen indeed and has defeated sin and death for us...and we shall live forever with Him. Praying for you and dear Kristen. What a hard time, but I know God is with you all and that precious baby boy! Love! xoxo

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    1. Yes, praise the Lord, He is risen! now, we have hope! Your prayers just mean so much to us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! God bless you. Sending love and hugs your way. :)

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  5. Happy Easter to you and your family! My prayers are with you as you press in hard to follow Jesus. May He grant you the strength to obey His calling, and be everything that you so need! I am so blessed by your heart of willingness to go with Him wherever He asks. And, I will continue to pray for your niece and her little one, that God will carry them both through to the proper Delivery Time! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your precious words of encouragement, sweet Bettie! Oh, I do so appreciate all you said. Thank you also for your dear prayers and support and encouragement. You are a gift. God bless you, and I do so hope your pain is less today. Much love to you!

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  6. Praying for Kristen and the baby. May God heal them and deliver them both safe and sound.

    Happy Easter to you and yours, sister.

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    1. Thank you so very much, brother. Your visit and words just meant so much to me this morning, and your prayers are SO appreciated. May God bless you!

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  7. Hi Cheryl! I'm so glad that everything is okay with you. I missed you here!
    I continue to pray for your niece, and as each day passes for her pregnancy, we can thank God that she is continuing to carry her precious child.
    Happy Easter to you and yours my friend. May God bless you always with his care and kindness,
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you so much, sweet friend. Your kind words, prayers, and encouragement are precious gifts to me. I hope you had a wonderful Easter, and may God just bless you in a big way! Sending love and hugs to you. :)

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  8. Happy Easter, Cheryl, to you and your family. Praying for you and Kristen and sending you hugs and wishes for peace.

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    1. Thank you, dear Mary. Knowing you are somewhere praying for us just brings so much comfort to me! God bless you again and again. Sending love and hugs back to you!

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  9. Continuing in prayer for Kristen and her sweet babe. I hope you are enjoying this Resurrection day and rejoicing in His love.
    He is Risen!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Yes, praise God, He is risen!! Dear Betsy, you will never know what it means to know you are praying for Kristen and her dear baby. I hope you had a wonderful Resurrection Day, too. I am SO thankful for you and your encouragement and presence in my life. Sending love and hugs to you!

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  10. Good luck as you lean into your project and we'll pray for Kristen.

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  11. I won't give up on you Cheryl.
    Father God, please give peace and clear guidance to Cheryl.
    Bless Kristen and give her peace, hope, and trust in you Lord.
    Give the doctors divine wisdom.
    In Jesus' Name.
    Amen.

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    1. Thank you for not giving up on me, sweet friend. Your friendship is so precious to me...and your prayers! Oh, they mean SO much! Sending much love, gratitude, and many hugs to you today! :)

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  12. Happy Easter Cheryl! Hope you had a wonderful weekend celebrating our Risen King!

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    1. Oh, we surely did, Caroline! And, I hope you had the same. :) I am so thankful He is risen, and now we have hope! God bless you, sweet friend.

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  13. I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend. Continuing to pray Kristen and that precious little one!

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    1. Thank you so much, Debby! That truly means SO much to us! I hope you had a lovely Easter, also. God bless you!! :)

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  14. I trust you had a lovely Easter, Cheryl. I feel as you do. . .I've never been more in love with the Lord, or in awe of His resurrection power. Continuing to pray for Kristen and the baby. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Oh, it is wonderful to walk with Jesus, and our love just grows stronger and deeper, the longer we serve Him! Thank you SO very much for your prayers, support and loving heart! You will never know how much it means to me. God bless you, my friend. :)

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  15. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet and understanding comment about the joys of holding a Bible in one's hands, as opposed to reading online. It's always lovely to hear from you.

    I know what you mean about being absent from the blog. Truly, blogging is only a small portion of our lives, and, often, other things take precedence and push it to the back burner. I have been absent much lately as well.

    Praying right now for Kristen and her precious baby.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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    1. As it is always so lovely to hear from you, too, sweet friend! You are such a blessing to me, and I cannot thank you enough for your prayers for dear Kristen and her baby. Sending much love and many hugs to you!!

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  16. Dear Cheryl, How exciting to hear about this project you are working on. Oh I know the Lord will use you for His Kingdom work in a mighty way. Your dependence and trust in Him brings about God glorifying testimony over and over again.

    Praising God that you felt His presence in a profound and beautiful way this Resurrection Sunday.

    Lifting you up in prayer that God almighty will lead you in all His work as you diligently seek Him.

    I continue to lift up Kristen and her baby and all whose lives their lives touch up to the God of all Comfort and the Great Physician.

    Blessings dear friend.

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    1. Thank you ever so much, dear friend! Your encouragement and support just mean so much...and most of all, your faithful prayers. Oh, I do need GOD so desperately and feel SO dependent upon Him. He is ever faithful. Thank you so much for this sweet visit...you always brighten my day with your dear words. God bless you again and again!! I do trust you are feeling better. I am praying you and sending much love your way. :)

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  17. Happy Easter, Cheryl! So grateful for the hope of the resurrection! Praying for inspiration and help in the task you've been called to and continuing to pray for health for Kristen and the baby and wisdom for the medical staff looking after them.

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Lesley! Oh, I truly do appreciate your prayers and kind words. And, thank you for continuing to pray for dear Kristen. It just means the world to us. God bless you!

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  18. So glad to visit here and find you abiding in our Lord!
    Thank you for giving us the privilege of sharing your burden and of lifting your Kristen and her baby to the Lord with you in prayer.
    "What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer..." ♫

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    1. And, thank you for being willing to pick up that burden and help us carry it, dear Ruth! It means more to me than I could ever say. So thankful to see your sweet comments...they are such a dear encouragement to me. Sending much love and gratitude to you this morning! God bless you. :)

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  19. Good Morning Lovely Lady,
    Thank you for sharing the glory of our Saviors resurrection with us in this touching video. Brought tears of joy to me this morning. Without my heavenly Father I would be lost, He comforts me and guides me throughout each hour of the day. So thankful to know you and wishing you a beautiful week!
    Warmest of blessings and hugs too,
    Jemma

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    1. Oh, bless your heart! I surely know what you mean...I would be so lost without Him, too. What would we do without Him??? I am so very grateful to know you, too, sweet friend, and it is always such a dear bright spot to me when you stop by! God bless you abundantly! Sending love and hugs to you today!

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  20. A late Happy Easter to you!
    What an awesome God we have.

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    1. Amen, and amen! A late Happy Easter to you, too, my friend. :)

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  21. Cheryl, thanks for linking up on Mondays @ Soul Survival. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Donna! Blessings to you, too!!! I appreciate your link-up, sweet sister. :)

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  22. Oh the joy in our hearts knowing our Savior is not only risen, but He lives in our hearts! I feel as you do... I could not or have not loved Him more than I do today, but I hope I continue to grow deeper and closer to Him with each passing day! Oh the joys of walking with Him, what would we do without His love and care and foresight for us! I continue to pray for dear Kristen that the Lord will continue to uphold and keep her through this difficult trial of her faith, and continuing to believe that all will be WELL with her and the little one. May the Lord continue to bless you abundantly as you do His bidding, and I know His hand is upon you, and all that He has called you to do! With much love and prayers for you dear friend!

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    1. Oh, thank you ever so much for continuing to pray for dear Kristen! Surely God is in control, and I am believing with you that all will be well for her and her precious baby! What a testimony we will have when the victory comes! You will never, ever know how much I appreciate your dear encouragement to me on this journey...it means more than I can say. God bless you for all you do, dear friend. Sending much love to you today!

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  23. Happy Easter...[sorry I am late..]
    Praying for Kristen, baby and family. Oh. this is such a sad thing.. Putting all my Trust in God.. He is our refuge and strength.. How far along, is she now? God is amazing.. When I read your updates on her and the baby, it reminds me of God's love.. hugs to you all.

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