Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 12!

Verse 12 already?  Where has all the time gone?  That means we are half way through the year.  I am thankful, however to be participating on time this time!  I am thinking of and praying for a dear church member, Dusty, who had a heart attack last weekend.  He's having complications in the hospital and my heart goes out to his family.  I could not even imagine how hard this must be on his wife.  It just breaks my heart. But I know the One who can heal Dusty!  I know a lot of people in our church are praying for Dusty, but if you wouldn't mind saying a prayer too, I would be so thankful.  I'm not even sure how many people read my little blog, but I know that the power of prayer is immeasurable.            I will show you what I mean after this week's Memory Verse: 

- James 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed.  The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. 
New American Standard Version

Ok, if you keep reading to James 5:18, where James talks about Elijah praying  to begin and end a drought.....

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.  Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.
-James 5:17 & 18
New American Standard Version

It's not like it didn't rain in Arizona or Canada for 3 and a half years.  It didn't rain on the earth for three and a half years.  Because Elijah prayed.   Remember Elijah also, through his prayers, raised the widow's son from the dead.  
I am no great Bible scholar, but even I can see, that is powerful!  

Palm Desert recap coming soon~I have been fighting some kind of infection this week and have not been feeling up to trying to edit my photos! 


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Bible Verse, A Quick Trip To the Desert and A Surgery

As you can tell from the title of this post, I've had a busy few weeks.  First (and most important) things first:  My Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 11.  Okay, so it's more like number 6 or 7 for me, but I am trying desperately to hang in there and not give up despite some obstacles and challenges.  

- John 5:24
I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
NIV version  

Wow.  Thank you, God for Your divine plan and PRAISE you, Jesus for willingly participating in that costly plan so that we may be saved.  

My husband and I just got back from our fabulous trip to Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Desert Springs, California.  I never know what to call it, so I have taken to calling it Palm Sprezert!  Anyway, we were there!  It was such a good trip.  We were not molested by the TSA anywhere along the way!  The JW Marriott was a treat.  But best of all, Sonic Burger was the highlight for me! I haven't even had time to review all of the pictures I took, much less had time to edit and upload.  I will try to get a recap with photos up soon!  Here's a sneak peek!

And in less fun, but not terrible news, I had surgery yesterday morning to have a TOT sling put in to help my bladder.  I pray that this is the last surgery I will ever have to have, for my bladder or any other reason, for the rest of my life!  Besides some nausea and soreness, I think I'm doing pretty good this go round. If you happen to think of it, and don't mind doing it, I would appreciate any and all prayers!  Thank you.  :-)

P.S. To my friend Diana in Brea, California - I haven't forgotten about finding a water share for you!!!  I met some wonderful people at our conference who are more than happy to accommodate you, but I need to go through my list to figure out who will be closet to you.  :-)   I will try to get that arranged for you soon!  I can't wait to come back to California!  I might be headed for Santa Rosa in August or L.A. in October!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 9!

I know I'm a day late, but that's better than never!  My verse is Psalm 9:1-2:

Psalm 9:1-2
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.  I will be glad and exult in you;  I will sing praise to Your name O Most High.

Not only do I need to memorize this verse, but I need to put it into practice more often.  I think I spend more time complaining than I do thanking and praising.  I want to please the Lord, not make Him distant from me.  Who wants to be around somebody who is complaining all the time?  

I am loving memorizing scripture with Beth Moore's Siesta's!  It has been difficult at times, and I am still behind three verses, but overall it has been very worthwhile!  I still have a hard time memorizing the book, chapter and verse, but I think (hope) knowing the content is the most important thing!  

Have a great week!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Kelly's "Show Us Your Life": The Book I am Currently Reading:

The reason I am so excited to post on this week's "SUYL" is because of the book I received in the mail yesterday!  It's called "The PH Miracle For Weight Loss", written by Robert O. Young, PhD and Shelly Redford Young.  

What is pH?  Think swimming pool water or fish tank water.  (But not for weight loss!)  pH (potential hydrogen) is a number value expressing whether something is acidic, neutral or alkaline.  The scale ranges from 1 to 14.  A value of 7 is neutral.  A pH less than 7 is acidic (fruit juices) and a pH greater than 7 is alkaline (soap).  

This is not in the book, at least I don't think it is because I haven't read it yet, but did you know that the human body is over 70% water?  You probably knew that.  But I bet you didn't know this:  having the right pH in our bodies is as important to us as it is to having the right pH in a fish tank.  If the pH is wrong in the fish tank, it makes the fish susceptible to disease and death.  Our bodies work with the same chemistry.  If we can correct our pH balance by what we put in to our bodies, then our bodies have the natural, God-given ability to heal and restore themselves.   

Did you know that most bottled beverages (water, soda, juice, energy drinks, etc.) are acidic (usually a 3 to 5 on the pH scale)?  They are.  Don't get me wrong, I love most of those drinks, but once I found out that I was basically drinking poison, I had to stop!  

Did you know that cancer thrives in an acidic environment?  Conversely, cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment**.  The foods we eat and the beverages we drink in America today tend to be largely acidic. Did you know that ideally we should be drinking water that has a pH value of 9.5?  We should.  Did you know that acidic drinks dehydrate you?  They do.  If you would like to know more information on why it's important to drink alkaline water or how to get your own 9.5 drinking water, click here.  That link will take you to my website for Kangen water {that's a topic for a whole other post!}.  There is a link to a video of a pH test demonstration for all sorts of common bottled drinks that will enlighten you tremendously (on the right side of the page toward the bottom).  

I have been drinking alkaline (9.5) water for about a year and a half and I love the results I have seen from making that change.  One thing that I love is that as long as I drink enough water, I do not have arthritis pain in my fingers and knees.  I also don't have heartburn or acid reflux when drinking enough alkaline water.  

I can't wait to dive into this book to see how the authors correlate pH with weight loss.  I am desperate to find solutions to my weight gain and I would love to find a way to permanently reverse it!  I'll let you know if I have any success with this book!  I just hope they don't recommend going vegetarian because I love steak and I strongly dislike vegetables!  

**Dr. Otto Warburg, a biochemist,  won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 after he discovered that the root cause of cancer is too much acidity in the body.


Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 8!

Yay!  I'm here!  I made it! I'm alive! My computer is alive!   And I'm posting my memory verse!  I'm so thankful to be participating.  I knew it would be a challenge for me going into it at the beginning of the year when I knew I would most likely be having surgery, but I never could have guessed just how challenging it would become.  Thank you God, for pulling me through, again.  

Here's my new verse:

-1 Peter 1:3 
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Amen to that!  I thought this verse is very timely since Easter is nearly here!  I love Easter.  I love the sacrifice given so that we will be able to spend eternity with God.  Have a great weekend!