Wednesday, August 26, 2009

pondering thoughts

In todays society or what the Christian circles call us.....the Western world who doesn't see or experience Gods Miracles in a powerful way like those in foreign countries ... I just want to thank the Lord for the Miracle that HE has given us in my Dad still being here. To me ~ clearly ~ to have doctors at the Mayo Clinic scratching their heads and saying "you are lucky to be alive and we aren't sure how that is in your condition" is nothing short of the LORD ALMIGHTY performing a miracle!

I wanted to share how the procedure went and have been waiting for some answers as well but as you know sometimes in situations such as these we don't always get the answers right away.

Yesterday the procedure went well. Dad was even asking for food afterward so that is a great sign. I spoke to him last night and other than sounding exhausted his spirits were good and he was greatly encouraged. He did share with me that this procedure while one doctor has such positive things to say there are still others that shared we are still in serious condition and there is no guarantee. So I just have to pray and ask for these remaining clots to dissolve and call upon the name of the Lord for that peace that passes all understanding and to REST and KNOW, that HE is in control (no matter the outcome!) Not being there to ask the questions or to truly grasp the way the doctors are collaborating in regards to my dad and his situation is frustrating to me. I have read alot about pulmonary embolism and also heard the comments from my dear friend Rosel and have taken these things to the Lord. My husband and I are seeking HIS will and HIS wisdom in our decisions.

In asking my stepmom about returning she doesn't feel it necessary at this time while dad is still in the hospital but does feel it would be a good idea upon his release so that he won't be at home alone if she has to go to work or just tend to the everyday things of life. My husband has alot of traveling to do this month so I need to be here and also have the scheduled surgery on my shoulder but these things are secondary when it comes to my dad and I will quickly and without question reschedule that if necessary. I guess, all in all, I just want to be honest with myself about Dads situation and yet not react out of fear but do what is right for everyone! I just smile knowing the Lord knows my heart and if I could only hear him say audibly what HE wants me to do. I am so thankful that I have such a supportive husband and praying friends that will stand in the gap for my dad and our family in this time of waiting and for the gift of Faith. It is in times such as these that we see the fruit of that gift come into play. It is in these times that the Lord takes us deeper into HIM, our trust and assurance no matter what life brings us can be in people or in can be in the Lord.....I choose to place my trust in the Lord and know that this road will lead me closer to HIM the author and finisher of my Faith.




And you have to fear nothing because the Lord will reveal what's best in your heart sister.

So glad to hear that everything went well. Our prayers will continue. Though the Lord knows those already but doing so, it's amazing to be able to pray together and share that unity that comes from Him and I know that pleases Him.

May you have a wonderful day today resting in His presence and the power of His miracles. To God be the glory. Love you in Christ.

Proverbs 27:19

It's all about the power of prayer my friend!



I pray that GOD would give HIS divine guidance to you in this situation. I pray that you would have HIS perfect peace with your decision and the decision of the family. Remember: HE is the GREAT PHYSICIAN!
I love you and I am praying for you! andrea

BTW: you have an award on arise 2 write. I know you don't have time to deal with it now, but at some point I want you to take it and post it b/c I do not know anyone who has inspired me more, lately. Your strength and courage through out this storm has truly been a witness to me and has touched my heart.


Praise the LORD Loren,

It's about GOD's faithfulness Sweetie. He never ever ceases to amaze and bless my heart. I'm rejoicing in what He is doing in your Dad and I continue to pray in agreement with you in Jesus Name.

Love you.



Oh dear friend, how you and your dad have been in my thoughts all through the day. I can't express how much I wished I lived closer to you so that we could meet and encourage one another in person.

I am confident without a doubt that God remains in complete and utter control as He has sent all of us a sign through your dad's recent crisis that He is in control. His will, will prevail in all things.

"We always think of God in the form of peaceful hymns or Easter Sundays or quiet retreats. We expect to find Jesus in morning devotionals, church suppers, and meditation. We never expect to see Him in a storm. But it is in storms that He does His finest work, for it is in storms that He has our keenest attention." - Max Lucado, Fearless

"The Lord is near." Phil. 4:5

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Under the Florida Sun

PTL!!! So happy to hear the good and GOD only news.!!
Rejoicing with you!


Loren, You and your Dad continue to be in my Thoughts and Prayers. I know how hard this must be on you. I went through my Dad being sick. I pray for his healing and comfort. I did not know about your shoulder. I hope you are ok. Many Blessings,

christy rose

Loren, I am happy to hear about your dad doing better and wanting to eat. That is a really good sign. It is wonderful that we can give God the glory for your dad being alive. He definitely has His hands upon him. I am continuing to pray for him and asking God to give you peace about what direction you are supposed to take in where you need to be. Just follow peace. Peace will lead you where you need to be. Jesus is your Prince of Peace. Keep looking to Him and He will maintain that peace for you through whatever comes. You are an awesome person Loren!


I am so ministered to in your post today and in these comments about the wonderful God we serve that knows our hearts and leads us in the way we should go. You inspire me! May God be with you in a very special way this evening.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend

So happy to hear the good news...Sending many prayers....


So glad to hear things went well and that your dad is in good spirits!! Thank you GOD! It is in times like these that we are brought closer to HIM.

Love & Blessings (& hugs!),

christy rose

Loren, Hoping everything is going OK still! I am continuing to pray. Just wanted you to know that I have an award that I would love to pass along to you. If you can, please stop by and pick it up some time today.
Love and prayers,

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

Still praising with you Loren on the miracle you experienced with your Dad! God is so good. He is so awesome and I am thrilled for you that you received a taste of His Sweetness.

Love to you!

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