Inspirational stories come from the writers heart and soul. God put His "heart" in you. He didn't just create you. He invested Himself in you. You are the inspirational story that emerged from the heart and soul of the Father. Who you are is a person worth knowing well.
Yesterday we had a young lady named Jessica come to church and speak about her life as a missionary to Uganda Africa! During her talk I was crying though out the whole thing however one thing really stood out to me! She told a story about how she would always say I love you to the kids in the family home that she works with! These kids have never heard that words I love you! They have never said the words I love you! So it really made me start to think about what would my life be like if I never heard the words I love you!
Never hearing my daddy's sweet voice saying I love you! Never hearing Kate Elizabeth say I love you Miss. Jinny over and over again in a 4 hour period! :) Never hearing my friends say I love you! Never hearing the people I care about the most say I love you! Man how would my attitude be different if I never heard those 3 words!
Here in America we sometimes view those words as cliche words! Oh don't say I love you because you never know what that person might think when you say it! Then there are times where here in American we take those words for granted! But think about thousands of kids who have NEVER hear those 3 words! How would you life be so very different?
Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you never heard the words "I LOVE YOU"
Okay so here is what is going on with my cousin Brooke! Last week they did several tests on both her lungs and her heart. Then they had to wait till Tuesday to hear the results of the tests! She was moved to high priority on the transplant list and is waiting for new lungs. The good news is that the test that they did on her heart came back good so at this point they are not going to need to do a heart transplant. They are hoping that once she gets her new lungs that her heart will be just fine.
They released her from the hospital on Tuesday however her and her husband are staying in a hotel for a few days just to make sure that Brooke is okay to go home! The transplant surgery can be any minute, hour, or day! So please pray with me that they will find a donor sooner the later! They have to match the blood type as well as the lung size! Once the surgery is done they will have to stay in San Diego for 3 months so that she can have regular check ups and so that the doctors can keep a close eye on her. They live in Apple Valley which is about an hour and a half to two hours from San Diego!
Brooke and JJ are both doing as well as can be expected. They both have high hopes and know that God is in control! Please pray for patients, trust, faith, and understanding. As well as for their marriage that Satan will have no foot hold during this difficult time! They are both such strong people who love God so much!
Thank you all so much for you prays it means so much!
This week I am Thankful for a few random things! :)
Last week I told you about our car ride home from California however while we where there I got to see my older brother Matt for about 20 minutes although short it was well worth it! We had not seen each other for over a year which is way to long! So I am so thankful that I got to see him and give him some great big hugs! I am not kidding you I felt like a little kid waiting for Santa clause to come and visit! When he got to the mall I wanted to run and no joke it was running through my mind when I saw him across the store. I didn't actually get into a full on run but you can bet I did jog a little! :) I need his hug for a long time and I finally got it! :) I am thankful for my warm little cozy home that is all mine! I come home to this little place that is quite small but it is my home and I love it! :) I am thankful for silly youth girls that I get to spend a lot of my time with! :) They light up my life and make me feel young again! :) Ashley Coleman told me while we where riding the horses that I needed to not text cause I could get a ticket it really made me giggle really hard! :) I am thankful for the snow although I am so not ready for it! It was so cute yesterday morning when Noah woke up and saw the snow for the first time he said "bubbles" it made me laugh! :) And all day today when he would look outside he would say "bubbles" although he did not want to touch it at all! :) I am thankful for great friends like my pea in my pod! Brenda you are such an amazing women and I am so thankful for you! There is so much that we have both gone through and I thank God that He has brought us together! :) Happy Birthday Tomorrow! :) I am thankful for a heater that works in my car! :) Cause it was really cold this morning at 6:20 am and it is really cold right now outside!
I am thankful for yummy coffee and fun, cute mugs to drink it in! :)
So on the way home from Revolve we where all tired and one of the girls in my car was complaining about how messy the car was so we decided to play the Thankful game which was so much fun! After a few minutes we decided to call the other car which had 7 people in it and have a race to see which car could come up with the most things that they where thankful for in an hours time period! We had a blast in our car we came up with the most random things but we still laughed and laughed and laughed! It truly did change the whole attitude of the car! So here are a few of the 855 things my car came up with while we played that Thankful game.....
4. Ice Cream
7. Road Trips
19. Sun Rise
22. Hot Tubs
23. Seasons (Fall, Winter, Summer, and Spring)
24. Eyes to see
25. Ears to hear
26. Mouth to talk
27. Fingers to touch
28. Nose to smell
Okay I could go on and on and on but I sure can't remember all 855 things we came up with however we did win! :) Always remember to be thankful for the little things as well as the big things! How great is our God!
This weekend Brooke was released from the hospital and sent home because they wanted to make sure that she did not contract any other diseases that might be in the hospital! Well last night she went back to the hospital with some chest pain and a rapid heart beat! The doctors got her stabilized however have decided that she has to at least have a lung transplant if not both a heart and lung transplant! This is very serious and very scary! Please pray with me for complete healing and for a transplant! She has very high hopes and spirits and she lights up any room she is in! Please pray with me for this amazing women of God! Also please consider fasting with me this Thursday for her and her healing weather it be a complete miracle or through a transplant! If you wouldn't mind leaving a encouraging comment below for her and her family and also put where you are from! I will make sure that they get it! How awesome would it be for her to see that people around the world are praying on her behalf! If you don't have a blog spot account you can post as anonymous and just leave your name and place where you live! Thank you all so much for your love and support! :)Also if you happen to have a blog spot and would like to let all your blog followers know about Brooke and ask them to pray for her that would be amazing! :)
Okay I know that it is Friday but we drove 14 hours to California yesterday with 8 youth girls and 4 leaders by the time I got everyone situated in a bed arrangement and got myself in the shower it was already 1:00 am! So here it is a day late but worth the wait! :)
Today I am Thankful For.....
Amazing youth girls who love Jesus
Amazing women who love to love on youth girls and train them to be amazing Women for God
A safe trip here
Fun road trips in a little car with Linn, Emmie, Ashley C, April and Myself
Precious memories that will be made and never forgotten
Internet in the hotel and dark hallways to blog in while everyone is sleeping ;)
Air mattresses for everyone to sleep comfortably
Two bathrooms instead of one for 12 people to use
The beach and shopping
In and Out Burger and french fries up the nose
Sweet laughs and giggles
All 11 girls and ladies who where able to come on this trip
That Linn is sitting next to me writing a blog post as well :) It is so nice to have someone addicted just like me! :)
As I am writing this my eyes are shedding so many tears I can barely see my computer screen! I would like you to meet my cousin Brooke! She is a 26 year old young woman who loves the Lord with all her heart and soul! Today is her 2 year wedding anniversary to a wonderful man of God named JJ. Six years ago she was diagnosed with a heart/lung disease called Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH). She has had a pick line that goes directly to her heart ever since then that helps keep her stable in a sense! There is no cure for this disease and it effects mostly women between the ages of 20 and 40 years of age. It can however effect anyone! In the 1990's the life expectancies was 3 years now they have better medicine but since there is no cure it makes it difficult to say how long someone will live with this disease! Well tonight I found out that Brooke is in the hospital and has been there for 7 days now! The doctors are upping her medicine intake but they don't have much room to work with. So they have brought in transplant papers for her to sign and start working on! If it come to this point she will need a lung transplant and possibly a heart transplant. As I was talking to my Aunt tonight I asked her on a scale of 1 - 10 how bad is it and she said it was between and 8 and a 9! My heart hurts so bad right now! Brooke is such a precious person in my life and someone I love and care about deeply! Please pray with me for God's healing and will to be done! Brooke once told my dad that when God calls her home she is going to be ready! She has such a heart of gold and loves the Lord with all her heart!
Please pray for her family and husband during this time! Also please pray for wisdom and discernment for the doctors and nurses! I trust and believe that God is in control of this whole situation and that no matter what He is a might God who loves Brooke more then I do! Which is hard to even comprehend!
Today is my mom's birthday and how blessed I am that she was born on this day 30 years ago right mom? :) Yeah that would mean she had me when she was 7 and Matt when she was not even created yet! lol Oh well you are still young at heart! :) So today I would like to post a prayer over my mom for this coming year! She has not had the easiest life that if for sure however God has big plans for her life that are still to come and I truly believe that with all my heart!
Dear Heavenly Father, I come before you today thanking you for creating my mom many years ago! I thank you for giving her to me as my mom! I pray that this year will be a year of change! I thank you that you have so many plans for her future and that you have a huge purpose for her still on this earth! I pray that you will show and teach her how to love and trust you again! I pray that you will give her confidence to be the woman you have called her to be! I thank you that you have forgiven her all of her past mistakes and that in your eyes she is totally forgive! I thank you that from this day forward she is going to see herself as a new women in you! That is strong in the Lord and that can do all things through you! I thank you that you are going to take her on a journey of healing and rest! And that she is never going to be the same! I thank you for the women that she is today and the women she is going to be in 50 years! I pray that you will comfort her with your love and peace and that she will know that it is okay to run into your arms again! I thank you for the changes you have made in her life over the last 2 months and for the ones to come in her future! She is such an amazing women, mom, and friend and those who know her are do blessed to have her in our lives! In Jesus name I pray! AMEN
Here is the song that I sing over you today mom! May it feel you with peace and encouragement to leave the past behind and know that WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
You hold my every moment You calm my raging seas You walk with me through fire And heal all my disease
I trust in You I trust in You
I believe You're my Healer I believe You are all I need I believe You're my Portion I believe You're more than enough for me Jesus You're all I need
Nothing is impossible for You Nothing is impossible for You Nothing is impossible for You You hold my world in Your hands
Yesterday I took Kale Palmer on a date day! :) I had taken his sister Kate two weeks before and he had asked if He and I could go on one too! Of course I said yes! :) So that day we made a paper chain that he got to rip one circle off a day until our date! :) He was so very excited! He was beside himself with joy! :) So the day finally came and he was ready to go! He got to pick where we went to lunch and he decided to go to McDonald's even though I tried really hard to get him to go some where else he was stuck on McDonald's! However he didn't want to go inside he wanted to go through the drive Thur cause he thinks it is much more fun! :) So that is what we did! But then came the decision of where are we going to eat it at! It was not the warmest day to have a picnic so we went to Starbucks! We ate our food and then we went to fuzziwigs for some movie candy! :) He was in heaven to say the least! :) Once we had picked out the candy we headed back to Starbucks to give Mr. KC some candy! :) Mr. KC had also made us apple cider which was delicious! :)
Finally it was time for the movie so we headed over to the theater and as we are driving Kale began to talk about will power! To which I replied well what is will power bubba?? And this was his definition..... it is this thing in your body that makes you not eat junk! Oh man was I giggling! :) This little man just cracks me up! :) Later on that night when Jill asked him how he knew what will power was he said that daddy had told him which made it even more funny! ;) Once we got into the movies we got our tickets, popcorn, drinks, and 3D glasses and man was he so excited! We went in and sat down and decided to take some funny pictures while we waited for the show to start! :) Once the show started and the screen told us to put on our 3D glasses Kale kept taking his on and off saying 3D, blurry, 3D, blurry! It was making me giggle! :) Then once Toy Story started he tapped me on the arm and said "Miss. Jinny the things are popping out at my eyes" which again made me giggle! It was so much fun getting to experience the movie through his eyes! :)After the first Toy Story there was a intermission and Kale needed to go potty so we did! Well before I could tell him to stop he ran into the men's bathroom thinking I could go in there with him! So I hear him yell "Miss. Jinny are you coming?" After he was all done going potty I heard the water turn on so he could wash his hand and then I heard it shut off! :) After the water was turned off I heard him say "WOW" so when he came out I asked him what was so cool and he said how he can just wave his hands and the paper towels just come out! :) It was so much fun getting to go on a date with Kale! He is totally different when he is all on his own then when he is with other kids and it really blessed me to get to know this side of him! We had a blast and on our way home he asked he if we could plan another date! :) And he kept saying through out the day how this was the best day of his life and how he would never forget is as long as he lived! :)
THE PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE A PASTORS DAUGHTER! God choose me to be the daughter of a pastor (Me) how cool is that! My parents always raised me that it was a privilege to be a pastors kids! That God has a calling on my life and that He choose me to be a pastors daughter! I am so blessed and honored that God put me into a pastors family! I think it is one of the most amazing and humbling experiences in my life! Thank you Jesus for allowing and choosing me to be a pastors daughter! It is such an honor and privilege!
THE CALLING GOD HAS PLACED ON MY LIFE! There is no other person in the world who can fill the calling that God has placed on my life but me how cool is that! :) Man how much does my God loves me amazes me daily! :)
THE FAMILY GOD PUT ME IN! No matter what trials my family may go through I am thankful that God gave me the Dad that I have, the Mom that I have, and the two brothers that I have! All of the flaws that go with them I love them just the same! And I am blessed to call them my family!
THE PASSION THAT GOD HAS PUT IN MY HEART FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH! How amazing is it that God gives me the time to invest into children and young people who someday will become future senior pastors, youth pastors, children's pastors, teachers, missionaries, and world changers! I am so honor and blessed that the passion He has placed in my heart is burning brighter then ever! :) What an honor it is to serve them!
Let the painting begin and end! This month Emm, Joshua, and I redid our 4, 5, and 6 year old classroom called River Runners! We had a blast however it took forever. I think I calculated how long I worked on the room and it was at least 48 hours! Man it was all worth it! I think it looks amazing! :) Thank you Emm, and Josh for helping me do it! :) I has so much fun! :) Be for warned there are a lot of pictures!
The room before we got started! :)
Still before pictures! :)
The last glance at the old room! :)
Let the painting begin! :)
April and Jinny where here I promise! :)
The first coat, or so we thought lol!
Another angle of the first coat! :)
And another! :)
And the other side of the rooms first coat! :)
Aprils hand is on the left and my hand is on the right! :)
Hehehe! My hand print! :)
Then Emm and Joshua showed up and the paint fits began lol! You better watch out Joshua!
Come on you two lets get to work! :)
Okay one more cute picture then it is back to work for you! :)
This is what I like to see! :)
Then it was time for a coffee break! :) This picture is horrible but oh well we had to show that we went to starbucks! :)
Emm painting in the corner! :)
She did a good job don't you think! ;)
The first coat of blue is done! Lets call it a night! :)
The next morning I was on my own! I had a huge project ahead of me! :)
Second coat of blue is done! :)
First coat of purple is done! :)
Josh and Emm where suppose to be helping me but they where not there so I had to show them some love hehehe! :)
First coat of white on the white board wall! While the purple dried! :)
Second coat of purple! :)
First coat of white on the door! :)
The yellow wall is done! And come to find out I used outside paint on this wall lol! But shh don't tell! :)
First white coat on the green wall! :)
First green coat is on and outside is getting dark it was a little freaky! lol :)
My wonderful tape ball! :)
The solid colors are done! ;) 12 hours and it is finished, well at least for that day! :)
Ready for church the next day! :)
Monday started the polka dot wall! :) This time I had Emm with me! ;)
These are all the pretty colors! :)
Emma's shoes and the pretty colors!
Painting the polka dots was so much fun! :)
We had fun writing in the polka dots! :) Emm must love me or something! ;)
Painting my favorite color! :)
Jinny + Emma = <3
Uganda Africa! Is it God's will???
Just for fun! ;)
Ta Da! :)
Isn't it so pretty! :)
Now it is time to start the strips! :) And Emma thought it would be good to use her feet to help with the straight lines! :)
I am not so good at straight lines even with a ruler so Emma got to have this job! :)
Then a wonderful surprised happened and three helpers came! :) So the three of us painted while.....
These two taped! :)
We did so good and we went along really fast they where such good helpers! :)
Ruthie was here! :)
Josh surprised us and this is what happened! :)
Emm joining in on the painting fun! :)
But don't get her mad or scared cause you never know what might happen! :)
The finished paint with the tape still on!
Now the tape is off! :)
And finally the wall is complete with a new bass board and all! :)
Josh got to do the little green part on top of the cabinets! :)