Thursday, September 12, 2013

One of those days`

Ever have one of those days where you're adding domino's to the row, just waiting for them to fall?  With every domino added, you hold your breath hoping they don't all fall and crash to the ground?

Yep.  Today was one of those days.  I won't go into details, because I feel like the enemy would like me to pout about them and complain. 

What I am going to do is write tonight, so that I may help someone else along their road sometime.  Maybe just one person, but that is enough.

I am human, and have a hard time sometimes.  I'm sure my raging hormones in the 11th week of pregnancy didn't help my situation today.  Sometimes I feel as though a scab was ripped off and I'm bleeding the same wound over and over again.  What is up with that?  I wanna scream at myself, "Get over it Rachel!"

I know that not everyone I come in contact with knows Jesus, so it's not fair to blame their behavior.  I am responsible of my own choices and my own reactions.  I know that's why my purpose, to share Him with everyone that doesn't know him, is evident.  I also know that my Chazown is to help women find intentional Joy, every day, within every circumstance. 

So today, after a few (hormone induced) tears, I want to tell you this.

If you have had one of those days, know that God is in control.

He loves you. 

The enemy cannot steal the JOY within you.

You have purpose, and an intricate plan for your life.

Don't let the bad days, emotions, or mean people get you down. 

 2 Thessalonians 3:3   But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one

Zephaniah 3:17  The Lord your God is with you,  the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;  in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
And one of my all time favorites:

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I'm going to go eat some chocolate ice cream now.  Have a fabulous night!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


That's right!  We are expecting Cobb baby #3!  We have waited a while for another blessing, and couldn't be more excited about it! 

Sorry that I've been MIA for a while, but I have been so sick with this pregnancy.  I mean, I was sick with the other two, but this baby sure has it out to get me! Wow! I am counting my blessings, because I know that it means my body is doing what it is supposed to do.  I'm counting the days (twelve) until I'm in my second trimester.  Hopefully the nausea will ease up a bit then.

On another note, please be praying with us for a healthy pregnancy.  My doctors said I'd never be able to have children again.  I had written a blog about this a couple years ago here.   If you would specifically pray for my platelets to stay normal during this pregnancy, it would be much appreciated.   Being in a new town, I have a new Doctor.  He is really wonderful and is going to keep a good eye on me.  I believe God answered our prayers and led me to him.  I'm so thankful about that!

Due to having another scheduled C-Section, we will probably have this baby the last week in March, but my Due date is April 7th, my Mom's birthday!  When I found out my due date, that made me so happy! 

Well, I guess that's our news for now!  We are all ELATED!

God is so good to us!

Psalm 37:4  Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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