Stirred not Shaken

May 28, 2009

Another Day with Mom, thank you Lord

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 9:42 pm

So today, she wanted to brush my hair…..mind you she is a little loopy from alot of Morphine and other meds to keep her comfortable.  So, I oblige, and give her my brush.  A few gentle strokes, and then ***THWACK!!!*** she doesn’t have much control, I have a knot on my head, but we all laughed.  SO good to hear her laugh.

I told her my hairbrush was not a registered weapon, and when she gave it up, I laid my head on her lap.  She put me to sleep playing in my hair.

At lunch, my Dad handed each of us kids a card that he had helped my Mom make the night before.  He said it was important we all opened them together.  We did, and inside each one, she had written with Dad’s help, “Just so you know, you were my favorite”.

I think the world stopped for a minute or two….

I love you Mom.

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Praying with Mom

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 6:27 am

My family is all together now, and even I am stunned at the intensity and passion in prayer and praise that is going on at times with and for my Mom.  Even the doctors are praying with us before they leave the room, and it is bringing us a great deal of peace, God’s peace, that which passes all understanding at a time like this.

I have been printing off and sharing some of the discussion on this blog, and it is actually also bringing Mom more peace as she continues to see that she only should pray to One, our Lord Jesus Christ.  Everything else is a waste of effort and time.

Nowhere in the Bible are we instructed as believers in Christ to pray to anyone other than God.  This has been a huge hurdle for my Mom to overcome.  Nowhere in the Bible are we encouraged, nor does it even mention asking individuals in Heaven for prayer.  Some of this has been covered, but not received yet, so I’ll say it again.  1 Timothy 2:5 says “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”  There is no one else that can mediate with God for us.  If Jesus is the only mediator, that indicates Mary and saints CANNOT be mediators.  They cannot mediate our prayer requests to God.  Further, the Bible tells us that Jesus Christ Himself is interceding for us before the Father, “Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them” Hebrews 7:25

With Jesus Himself interceding for us, why would we need Mary or the saints to intercede for us?  Romans 8:26-27 describes the Holy Spirit interceding for us.  With the 2nd and 3rd members of the Trinity already interceding for us before the Father in Heaven, what possible need could there be to have Mary or the saints interceding…this just seems so simple to understand…I thank God Mom does.

God does not answer prayer based on who is praying.  God answers prayer based on whether they are asked according to His will. 1 John 5:14-15   “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.   And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

There is absolutely no basis or need to pray to anyone other than God alone.  There is no basis for asking those who are in Heaven to pray for us.  Only God can hear our prayers.  Only God can answer our prayers.  No one in Heaven has any greater access to God’s throne than we do through prayer.

Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

May 27, 2009

Sorry for the change…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 8:04 pm

But the comments were driving me nuts…hopefully this will be better….

Too tired to think….Cya tomorrow…thanks for the great conversation today…

May 26, 2009

Mom had a rough one, which means we all …

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 5:47 pm

Mom had a rough one, which means we all had a rough one. I had to break my promise not to cry, but so did she, and we ended up laughing, which means it was a wash. We’ll try again tomorrow. Thank you all for your prayers, they are very much appreciated and felt.

Willison and Carlus, Mom wanted you to know she’s praying for you.

May 24, 2009

What a difference in a day…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 7:29 pm

This morning started off well enough…it changed abruptly around 10:00.  My Father called and asked me to meet him at the hospital, Mom was sick and going in.  Mom has been pretty sick since November, they haven’t really been able to find the cause.  The last couple of days have been bad.

The last couple of months, the Lord has really been impressing on me to become re-certified in my nursing, and finish my nursing degree program.  A friend told me, to “follow my heart” and it stuck.  I’ve become re-certified as an assistant and will finish my RN program that I started several years ago.  I tell you this because I love how He works.

In the hospital today as she was going through the usual tests, we talked about everything that we never really have time to talk about because of life.  Then about an hour ago, the doctors came in, and said that more than half of her liver, her spine and gal bladder were full of cancer.  She held my hand tight, and after hearing all they had to say, turned to us and said “We knew this day would come, I won’t cry if you don’t.”  All I promised was that I would not cry in front of her, so far I’ve kept to my word.

Because the Lord prompted me a few weeks ago to get my certification, I will begin a different job, one offer I have had for home health, and my Mom.  He had me completely prepared and I praise Him for this opportunity.  It will be a honor to me to be able to assist in the care of this beautiful woman of God until He calls her home.

Everything that was a worry this morning, is no longer a worry.  Everything else has paled in comparison to what the next few weeks, months will hold.

I know there are some mighty prayer warriors out there, so I’m calling on you.  Pray for my Father, they just celebrated 46 years of marriage.  My Mom will be in the hospital over the next 3 days, having biopsies done on the hot spots they found today.  In addition to prayer for her pain level, my mom can be a bit feisty.  So please pray for the doctors and nurses as well.  One more, if I may.  Our son is getting married this Saturday, the 30th.  Her deepest desire is to be able to attend….

Thank you, and I love you guys.

Just to be fair…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 8:38 am

We do need to look at some History regarding Catholicism…so here we go.

Mariolatry was established as a doctrine of the Catholic Church at the Council of Chalcedon in 451.  Under the influence of Paganism it was felt that another mediator was needed.  The Bible says there is but one mediator and he is specifically named “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man, Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5)  Not only was Mary added as the chief mediator, but there followed a multitude of other mediators in the form of Patron saints.

The Rosary, which is so dear to Catholics in their prayers is of very ancient origin.  It is almost universal among all of the pagan nations.  Reference is made to it in Hindu sacred books.  The Brahmins of Hindustan have used the rosary a long time.  it is a common thing among the adherents of the Buddhist faith.  It is pagan in its origin and use.  The Bible does not in the least way infer the need of a rosary to aid us in our prayers to God.

Simply put, purgatory is pagan.  If it were Christian it would be found in the Bible.

Transubstantiation, did not become a doctrine of RC until the 13th century.  If this doctrine were Christian, why didn’t the churches teach it in the first centuries?

Infallibility of the Pope was not declared until 1870.  After reading about Urban VI, Clement VII and Alexander V, I believe the infallibility of the pope to be pagan as well.  We won’t even go into the salvation by works…except to say Ephesians 2:8,9.

What’s happened is, a Pagan Religion marched into the Christian Era, stopped momentarily to change the outer garments, and then marched on under the guise of Christianity.  It has been said, “clothes do not make a man” and being dressed like Christianity does not make Catholicism the true Church.  Multitudes have come into her fold thinking they have embraced the religion of Christ.  Sad.  True Christianity is found in the teachings of the Bible and not in the tradition of a church which is pregnant with paganism.  Salvation in is the Christ of the Bible…..

May 22, 2009

From Michael

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 11:54 am

Five more months and he’ll be home….he sent this to me, one of his favorite songs.   To every soldier out there, whose gone before, is now serving and will serve…you are loved, appreciated, and this is for you.

Son, you know this Mama loves you, thank you for this…we’re only a plane ride away.

May 21, 2009

Sometimes, the wisest, healthiest thing …

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 12:45 pm

Sometimes, the wisest, healthiest thing to do, is lose all hope, and just….give…..up….

Ever say something really stupid and wis…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 5:14 am

Ever say something really stupid and wish you could just take it back? Dang…. 🙄

May 20, 2009

Just some news…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Debs @ 5:33 pm

( Washington , D.C. , May 20, 2009) — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has just finished his visit to Washington .

Obviously, there is a want for Israel to no longer exist. That being said, there’s more troubling news this morning. I’m horrified by credible reports that in his June 4th speech in Cairo , President Obama will say it is time to divide Jerusalem and make the holy city the capital of a Palestinian state.

No, Mr. President, it is not.

Jerusalem is and should be the eternal, undivided capital of the Jewish people and the Jewish state. Dividing Jerusalem will not make peace. Rather, it would send a message to every Radical Islamic jihadist around the world that Israel is weak, that the Jews won’t even defend the sovereignty of their own capital, that there is “blood in the water,” and that it is time to strike Israel and wipe her off the map. Dividing Jerusalem would trigger an apocalyptic war in the Middle East the likes of which the region has never seen.

I am committed to doing everything I possibly can to educate people — and particularly U.S. and Canadian evangelical Christians — to the threats facing Israel and the West due to Radical Islam, and to the biblical responsibility we have to show unconditional love and unwavering support to Israel and the Jewish people. We’ll use radio, TV, the internet, emails and other media to get the word out. But we can’t do it alone. We want and need your help.

Things are happening, can we, as God’s people pull together?  Can we really forgive?  Some things just pale in comparison to things to come….I just want to say, to anyone I’ve hurt, I love you, to anyone I can’t seem to reach, I want to reach you.  Things will not continue as they are forever…

God is the center of all I am, your just gonna have to love all of me if you love any of me…

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