Monthly Archives: September 2017

Hurricane Harvey 2017

I wanted to share my experience in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.  I am currently in Houston as I type.  But saw some of the most incredible events, heard some of the most sad, horrifying stories.  I was staying with a friend, but during the storm she had to be at her job.  So from Friday, the day the rain started, until Wednesday when the rain finally let up, and the sun began to peak his little head out; and give us a ray of hope….I was by myself with all my thoughts, feelings, the news on from the time I woke up at 8am, until I went to sleep at 3, 4 and 5am.  Talking about tired, once I was awake, that was it.  I mean who could sleep during all the madness Harvey was dumping on Houston. I was within a few miles from Houston Northwest Medical Center, so if it was necessary I would have gone there.  It seem to be the safest place to go. I could use the toilet, have cool air, and maybe some food. Because hanging out at the hotel on the third floor balcony would have been my next option. Me and a backpack I had prepared just in case.

There were cars completely submerged under the water, in some cases water in peoples houses. So my concerns were water coming into the place I was staying at. The rain was continuous, and I could see it coming to the top of the porch. Then listening to my daughter in another state saying “mom, the water is quite.  As hard as you sleep, it could be in there and you wouldn’t even know it;  until it was too late.” So needless to say she was right, But as GOD, would have it.  I didn’t encounter any personal troubles concerning Hurricane Harvey. For that I am Thankful

ENCOURAGE YOURSELF:  Sometimes you have to encourage yourself. Sometimes you have to speak victory during the test, and no matter how you feel, speak the word and you will be healed. Speak over yourself, encourage yourself.  By Donald Lawrence

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Safe in his arms

To be safe in God's arms you must be willing to totally put your trust in Him

In order to be safe in God’s arms you must be willing to totally put your trust in Him. Without doubting His ability to safely see you through your trials and tribulations. Your
assurance comes from your faith and love for Jesus Christ. Note that you can only be secure in Christ if you are a child of the King

Nothing could have been more scary, I’m sitting in the hospital bed talking on the phone, happy and laughing.  When I got up to go to the restroom, my heart did that thing it had done the night before, and the day before that. I was hooked up to a monitor, so the nurses could see what my heart was doing. I sat down on the bed, nurses and a response team ran into my room.

There must have been a dozen folks in my room, doing EKG’s, vitals, and anything else you can think of. One nurse in particular stands out among the rest, her name was Maddie. Man she was right by my side, keeping me calm, telling me its going to be okay.

You know I wasn’t afraid until that day, it was a Sunday evening. I will never forget , because my friends from the church had come by to visit.  I had never felt more love, than I had that day.  It wasn’t until they left, I had talked on the phone, and my daughter was on her way, with the grandbabies. Oh yeah twins (Mark and Tyler) who are my heart.

But to have the response team in my room, let me know just how serious my situation was. Everything was fine again, I had thrown up, as my routine was the two days before. Back to my peaceful night.

Monday morning I had a test down on me that was considered a stress test.  The only difference was that I wasn’t on a treadmill. The tech put leads on me, I drank a barium so they could see my heart, as well as the valves, and the arteries.  It turned out that I had a blockage in an artery near the heart.  I was then prepped to have a stent placed in my artery. 

A stent is like a little mesh tube that’s used to treat narrow or weak arteries. A stent is then placed in the artery which is called Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, it is also known as Coronary Angioplasty, which restores the blood flow through the blocked arteries.

This situation made me see life so differently. In the sense that we can be here today, and gone tomorrow. Also the fact that we won’t also be here on this earth.  The possibility of not being able to see my three grandsons grow up. It’s scary to me, it has made me want to express even more love to the boys, and be kind to everyone I come in contact with. 

It also has made me search myself.  I have now asked the questions, why am I here, what is my purpose, what good am I suppose to do, while on this earth? I have even said to myself that I must get my personal affairs in order.  But most of all get up day with a purpose, and do something productive each day.

ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: It is my belief that God saw me through that time in my life, for which I am grateful. I felt safe in HIS arms.

Safe in his arms…

Nothing could have been more scary, I’m sitting in the hospital bed talking on the phone, happy and laughing.  When I got up to go to the restroom, my heart did that thing it had done the night before, and the day before that. I was hooked up to a monitor, so the nurses could see what my heart was doing. I sat down on the bed, nurses and a response team ran into my room. There must have been a dozen folks in my room, doing EKG’s, vitals, and anything else you can think of. One nurse in particular stands out among the rest, her name was Maddie. Man she was right by my side, keeping me calm, telling me its going to be okay.

You know I wasn’t afraid until that day, it was a Sunday evening. I will never forget , because my friends from the church had come by to visit.  I had never felt more love, than I had that day.  It wasn’t until they left, I had talked on the phone, and my daughter was on her way, with the grandbabies. Oh yeah twins (Mark and Tyler) who are my heart. But to have the response team in my room, let me know just how serious my situation was. Everything was fine again, I had thrown up, as my routine was the two days before. Back to my peaceful night.

Monday morning I had a test down on me that was considered a stress test.  The only difference was that I wasn’t on a treadmill. The tech put leads on me, I drank a barium so they could see my heart, as well as the valves, and the arteries.  It turned out that I had a blockage in an artery near the heart.  I was then prepped to have a stent placed in my artery.  A stent is like a little mesh tube that’s used to treat narrow or weak arteries. A stent is then placed in the artery which is called Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, it is also known as Coronary Angioplasty, which restores the blood flow through the blocked arteries.

This situation made me see life so differently. In the sense that we can be here today, and gone tomorrow. Also the fact that we won’t also be here on this earth.  The possibility of not being able to see my three grandsons grow up. It’s scary to me, it has made me want to express even more love to the boys, and be kind to everyone I come in contact with.  It also has made me search myself.  I have now asked the questions, why am I here, what is my purpose, what good am I suppose to do, while on this earth? I have even said to myself that I must get my personal affairs in order.  But most of all get up day with a purpose, and do something productive each day.

It is my belief that God saw me through that time in my life, for which I am grateful. I felt safe in HIS arms.