One Family's Journey through " Trials, Triump's & The Teen Years"...

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sovereignty.....

For the past few days I've been keeping tabs on a precious family (via their blog ) I found out about it through my friend Traci. They had a baby girl named Copeland that would have been 9 days old today.Her mommy & daddy found out just before she was born that she was very ill & wasn't expected to live through even the first hour. Last night around 5:30 pm she went home to be with Jesus . I have witnessed some things so incredible & miraculous since first finding out about this family. First is the innate strength & courage of believers who know His voice & are believing Him during a time when it is all that you can do to simply open & close your eyes. When the pain of merely existing through something is almost not worth it, to put one foot infront of the other is nearly more than you can muster, & still.... still you believe Him. She writes about as the people from the funeral home come to take the babies body last night she felt compelled to chase after them to get her baby back...Oh my heart breaks for her........I cannot even put into words the feelings that this envokes in me....
The second thing that has really gripped me as I have stayed close to this family's blog is the sheer volume of comments from Christians who are ' standing' on behalf of this sweet family. I -AM-BLOWN-AWAY! Last night over 550 posts, prayers, lyrics to songs , words of love and heartfelt burdens people are feeling as we read daily, hourly about what's happening within those four walls. Stories to bring some peace, stories of love, His love.... People from everywhere that haven't ever met this family in the flesh are on their knees , on their faces pleading to the Father on their behalf, and I can just see how God is using the sheer volume of believers who are loving on this family to pour out His grace. It has set afresh on me Gods vow to be with us during the fire. To encamp us as we endure something none of us can ever make it through without Him....
I will never Leave you, Or Forsake you....

Friday, September 21, 2007

Another week down....

First off I want to mention our be-u-ti-ful days here in North East Ok. Lovin it! Tho, I can't help but wonder what kind of winter we are in for.....We have just had some family drama here in the Allen household, ugh! Things are now starting to get back to normal tho. Why can't there be a web sight where you can type in whatever your delima is & bam, instant clarity!! I wish...... No book, no friends telling you about what they are going through w/ their children or did @ that age, nothing you have done in your past (or may still doing) can prepare you for raising teenagers.... Its a whole new ballgame baby. You know one of my saving grace's is that I daily pray that they won't get away w/ secret sin, that it will be revealed, & up to this point it seems to be working. My other saving grace is, I'm a realyyyy good bluffer. Shhhhhhh..... Tonight the twins have an up all night, very exciting.... 10 pm @ IP, then dodgeball @ another church in Tulsa, iceskating, then somewhere around 5 am they venture back this way for some bible study (how much they will really retain after all of that, only God knows). They are pumped! Chris went to the Dr. yesterday, we see his specialist next week @ the OU Med. Cntr. The new meds he's on are Beta Blockers @ really seem to be working, I'm so relieved, and ready to put this behind us. We got a new vehicle, its an 05 Escalade, the girls just love it!! It has the 2 dvd players & they want to go for drives all day/everyday. Kait's already making plans for when she gets her liscence & gets to take it out.... Right!! As we speek they are trying to get me to take them to Macy's for a "Huge Sale" this weekend, they really do need jeans tho. I'm going to think about it....Ok, well that's all for now but I will see ya back here soon, LA

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ok, Awesome......

I know that word gets a lot of play, however that's truely what our trip to Joplin was.... We went w/ a really great group of ladies from my church, & sat among some other friends of mine from Freedom (a local church ). We had a wonderful time & were all really blessed!
One thing that we can't ever forget is that there are so many ways that our children are impacted in this old world; daily, hourly & minute by minute but it brings me so much peace & joy to know that they are getting so many seeds planted to counteract all of that garbage, such as this conference...They reallydo get it....... Right now I am in a season of silence, any of you that daily walk w/ God know exactly what I am refrencing.. There have been times recently where I bickerd & wined about it, but Gods word says that I am to be still & know... Know what? Know that He is in control....
He does now & always will have His way & His perfect will in my life & my girls too... Which is what? To prosper us ,give us hope & a future. And the best part is that He feels that way about you too... All of us...Just try Him. This is a lesson that just brings us so much closer & closer to Him & that's right where I long to be....
Also right now I long for my back massage that Chris is waiting to gift me w/ then some zzzzz's cause its been a long day...Goodnight, I pray God show you His glory & make His face shine upon you.... Till next time, L

Monday, September 10, 2007

Jonse's!!

Ok, why is it that people cannot just be happy with what the good Lord gives them, they have to go coveting thy neighbors possesions? It aint right it aint Christian! Actually it honesty makes me really sad because it means that they arnt content w/what God blesses them w/ & where they are in their lives... I'm so thankful that I don't struggle w/ it, I'm to free-willin for that. I do struggle tho when people try to compete or out do others, (It changes friendships..) I'm praying about it tho~ Sandpaper!!