Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm Sorry

We had a wonderful, fun, family filled weekend. Rylee was here until late Saturday when Brian and I went on a Date night w/ our friends Dan & Angel! When we met our daughter with Rylee to give her to her momma & she did not want to leave her Papas arms. Brian said "Oh my goodness, Papas' head is going to explode!!" LOL

Oh the Love of a grandchild!!

We had so much fun on our date night and had a FABULOUS dinner! Thanks Mom for suggesting such a delicious place :)

Well, I have alluded to you all recently about myself not being so nice or being somewhat cranky! YES I HAVE BEEN AWFUL! Last Monday my friend Angel posted on "our responses" and while @ dinner, I shared with Angel about how that post is STILL continuing to speak to me!

I have shared about my health issues in the past, and about a month ago I began experiencing some inflamation issues again. Grrr! I had NOT been to the doctor for at least a year and a half and because the pain was so bad I had to go in and he did some blood tests and the auto immune stuff showed up positive AGAIN. This means a number of things, but to me and my body, it meant that the Doctor would put me back on Prednisone. I H.A.T.E. PREDNISONE! why??

It makes me Hungry ..... all.the.time!
It makes me soooo (MUCH MORE) HIGH STRUNG!

Seriously, my mind is doing things before my body is able to catch up and my family is just about to go nuts! What I MUST do is this:

Seek the Lord
Rely on the Holy Spirit
Renew my mind and not conform (to the meds)
Allow HIS Word to work in a doer of what I am hearing and reading

I am also frustrated because I have worked so hard on doing My Shred w/Jillian Michales and I feel the inches piling on and certainly see the bloat in my face! The thing the nurse told me about Prednisone is: You will gain weight and it won't be easy to take off! Well, it's true but I did lose weight (not all just yet but hey! any loss is awesome!) and am still working out so I won't gain all I have lost!

James 1 speaks to each and every thing I have described!

v 2 ~ Count it Pure Joy when we face a trial or challenge says the Message~ this is an opportunity for God to do something in me
v 5 ~ If I lack wisdom, God will pour it out for me (generously) without finding fault! Halleluah! without Fault!
v 12 ~ I will be blessed if I persevere during this trial and stand the test!
v 13-14 ~ God is not tempting me with Food, Frustration, or anything evil! Thank you Lord
v 17 ~ Allow this to be a good and perfect gift from the Lord
v 19 ~ Be slow to anger! ......nuff said there huh!

I will be seeing a Rhuematologist next Monday and finding out more so until then would you all mind whispering a prayer for me and for my sweet family!

Have a blessed Monday my friends


Nana Jul

I'd like to share a word the LORD showed me over the weekend. Ps. 41:3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
Speaking this word into your life right now.
Ps. 18:35-36 You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
(my memory verse) Fits well here!
Praise Jesus for his word!
Hold onto the hem of his robe.


No, I'm sorry that you're going through these painful trials. No fun, no fair! Persevere!!! And know that prayers are being sent around the universe on your behalf. =)

The Real Me!

Oh my friend. I hate that you are going through that.
Drink Acai Juice or Cranberry juice or Blueberry juice etc. Some kind of juice that helps with inflammatory issues. I know for a fact that Mona Vie works but it's crazy expensive.
Just don't give up working out, because if nothing else, it will help you "feel" better.
Love you my friend and praying.


Oh Loren I am soo sorry to hear this news. But I just know that through it all you will be such an inspiration and example to others as you rely on Him for your strength and comfort. I am VERY familiar with prednisone, as my middle son John has had many asthma issues over the years and had to be on it. My close girl friend suffers from two auto immune diseases as well and lived on it for quite a while. It is hard. But attitude makes such a big difference and yours is ALWAYS so good. Your relationship with the living and mighty God is soo apparent, and will make ALL the difference. I will definitely keep you in prayer, and am sending love your way. HUGS, Debbie


I will be praying for your complete
recovery. If you haven't read Christ
The Healer by F.F. Bosworth I would
highly recommend it. It will help
you find strength to fight off this

JC Dude

Praying for you! Thanks for sharing your heart with us!


Praying with you, sweetie! I know what it is like for your health to impact your attitude....well, maybe I should say: My family completely understands! Some days they might like to send me flying to you through the! I love you and I will be praying for you.


Oh Sweet Loren..."Abba, may ALL things work together for the constant good in Loren's life and for your all consuming GLORY. Keep her feet on a steady and straight path. Strengthen the hands that hang down and the feeble knees and make straight paths for Loren's feet so that what is lame may not be dislocated but rather be healed.
May Loren be a prayerful pursuer of peace and holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
May her family, her friends and even strangers see the light and the goodness of God shining like the sun through Loren.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Peace to you!


Oh matter what the circumstance, you are always a joy to everyone around you. I can only imagine the inner struggle you deal with as you battle the discomfort you feel. I wish I could wrap my arms around you & take it all away!!! You have such wonderful friends from all corners of the U.S. & I'm eternally grateful for the prayers & kind words they give you. You are so dearly loved. XXOO Mom


Sorry you are having to deal with all that. Prayers for you!


Oh Loren I am so sorry that you are having health issues again. I have RA and find the medications so hard to take as my system resist almost everything my doctor has tried.
I am praying for you and I know with your faith you will be all God wants you to be.
Good Luck sweetie......:-) Hugs


Oh Sweet Loren! I am so sorry to return to blogland and read this post. When I know how filled with love you are(it comes across in EVERYTHING you do and say), to think you have to take a med that has such adverse affects on you is extremely hard. My mom is SO into nutrition and I really should pay closer attention, because there is so much out there in the forms of natural things that might benefit you. Wish I was smarter in that area. If I am reading this correctly...this does not have to do with your shoulder, right? Hugs to you my friend!


Sending prayers your way~ Praying things will work themselves out soon and you'll be feeling great!! :) Let me know if I can ever doing anything for you.....


Everyone else has already said it!!!
"Oh Loren, I am so sorry for you!"
I can relate in some ways. I am feeling somewhat like this today, but not having the exact same issues, but a lot the same! I am shouting a prayer for you! You are such an inspirtation!


I am praying for you Loren! I find it so sad the the medications people often need have such horrible side effects... we know all too well this sad fact! Praying they will find something else that can help so you don't have to take that awful stuff! :) Question for you... does Jenn still blog?



I'm with Mom, I wish I could wrap my arms around you and take it all away!! The good news though is I know Jesus has you wrapped in His arms and that is way more comfort than I could ever give!! You know I am praying for you and believing for complete healing for your entire body!!

I really don't think you have anything to be saying "I'm sorry" about though!!

Love you!!


Hi Loren,
Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog! I love your blog, too! I think I'll become a regular reader.

Sure, I'd be happy to pray for you. Have you read the book "Green For Life" by Victoria Boutenko? In short, it is about green smoothies (with fruit) and how consuming large amounts of greens helps you body to heal itself. I really think it could help you. (especially since I personally drink the green smoothies and have seen amazing benefits) Hope this helps!! :) For us, this book was our answer to prayer as my dad lost over 20 pounds and our health problems are going away since starting to drink green smoothies and eating healthier. Their website is:

You can do this!


Prednisone is helpful with inflammation but the side effects could be terrible like that weight gain. I just prayed for you and will continue to believe in your healing. Love you sister and take good care of yourself!

Steph T.

Loren...I am so sorry you are having to deal with this! I know You are gonna make it thru this stronger & skinnier!! U just let God control all of this like I know you will & show us all how He did it for you. I love your heart for him & you inspire me! I have no excuse for wanting to eat to much! I am just addicted to food!! Sad!!!
Love ya and Praying you thru this!


Oh Loren, I'm sorry you are going through health issues. I will absolutely be praying much for you!!

Thank you so much for your kind comments. how i love hearing from you!!

Underneath His Wrapping


Count me in...I'm praying for you, my special little friend. Prayers of total healing coming your way.

Love you!


Oh Loren, I'm so sorry to hear this. Of course I'm adding my prayers for you and your family.


Praying for you, and loving you very much.


Shouting prayers up for you! I am sorry you are going through this. I am asking God to give you strength, grace and peace, but especially that He would restore your body to complete health. Know you are loved!

Girly Muse

Ah, Loren, I am so sorry you're going through this again!!! I hate prednisone TOO...with a passion! Will be praying for a complete healing. God cares about all of it...everything that concerns you...and will get you through this. Will pray for peace of mind and strength in the meantime. Love you so much.

He & Me + 3

Praying for you and your sweet family my friend. I am so sorry that you are in pain and that you have to be on medication. I hate it when I am not feeling myself or acting like myself. You are loved!

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