We're in the thick of Winter here in the Midwest!
Doesn't it seem that around every corner our friends & co-workers are falling prey to illness?!  My daughter had an appointment with the pediatric neurologist last week (migraines) and the nurses separated the waiting room - healthy kids on one side - sick kids on the other.  We've had our share of coughs and colds at our house, even influenza.  A month or so ago, I couldn't seem to get one kid better before another one was coming down with something.  

The Lord reminded me recently of that verse in Isaiah 53 - "...by His stripes we are healed."  I know that it's referring more to spiritual healing and believe me, I fervently pray for spiritual healing in my children, in myself. But lately I've also been praying those words for physical healings, for financial healings, for relational healings.

And God is faithful.
I am delighted to tell you that after 4 years of unemployment, odd-jobs, and part time work, Steve is back to full time employment!!  It's not in his field. It's not what we would've chosen as a career change 4 years ago. It's not glamorous.  
But oh is it beautiful!


  1. Thank Goodness the Lord can (and will) heal us, whatever needs healing! Congrats on your husband new job! And thanks for a great post.:)

  2. Sorry the family has been ill. We went through all that in Dec. It was aweful, both kinds of flu, back and forth, back and forth. I know exactly how you feel, my hubby was out of work for years too, finally found a steady job, not glamorous, not his field and def not what he used to make, but it puts food on the table. I'm glad yours was able to find something. Wishing you the best all around. Hugs!

  3. How wonderful for your family.... God is so faithful, our family has being riding a similar roller coaster....
    I just keep my focus on Him...

    Blessings for you and yours Polly!

  4. What a wonderful blessing. It does not always come when we want it or how we want it...but GOd brings it just at the right time...So happy for your hubby. I believe all of God's Word is powerful in any part of our lives...by his stripes we are healed spiritually, physically, mentally and financially. Blessings and keep on believeing in the power of the Word!

  5. Congrats to your husband. Mine was out of work three years. He has been back a year now. I am blessed and thankful. Have a great night!

  6. I am happy for you and your family that your spouse has found full time work....it is a blessing and I know what you mean about having sick babes...All my babes are ill right now and they just got over influenza...somedays I have to remind myself that these moments are trying in between all the wonderful ones...

  7. He heals in so many different areas. So happy for answered prayers. Blessings to all of you.
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  8. I am so happy Steve has found work.Praying your children all get healthy and stay well.This time of the year is so hard to stay well.We have had our share of colds and viruses too.

  9. I am so glad to hear about your husband's job. Love your "spoonful of sugar". Hope your family gets feeling better soon.

  10. lovely tender post....wonderful that he has work...God bless you and yours.

  11. I am jumping up and down over your husband's fortune to receive a job! These times are brutal but we have to remember in whose hands our lives are held! Lovely post!

  12. Such a cute idea and a sweet gift for a friend who is under the weather...

    Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
    Count your many blessings, see what God has done,
    Count your blessings, name them one by one.....
    Count your many blessings see what God has done!

    I love that song, and I see that you LIVE that song!
    May Hugs and the Lord's heart continue to sustain you....

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  14. We had to take the G-Son to the Pediatric Neurologist too, Migraines, brought on by Puberty. Didn't realize it was so common until the Doc told me... hope your Daughter is feeling better with treatment? The G-Son is still incapacitated by his headaches, but he doesn't have them as frequently now that he's on a treatment plan. And yes, this has been a harsh Winter Healthwise for a lot of people. The Man is currently Hospitalized with Pneumonia and had a Heart Attack as well... the Grand-Daughter is on breathing treatments every 3 hours around the clock due to Respiratory distress... I've been the only Healthy one in the bunch! So... guess whose been playing Nurse Nightingale and not getting much sleep?! I think here in the AZ Desert our problem has been wild Weather swings... one moment its in the mid 80's and Sunny... then it drops down to 30-40 degrees with high wind and rain! Sending Healing Energies your way...

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  15. PS: Also want to Congratulate you all on the New Career! I'm so Happy for you!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  16. Rejoicing with you for the faithfulness of our awesome God. We took a huge pay cut the week before Christmas and can't believe how well we are doing! No luxuries or frills, but we have definitely more than we need! God is so wonderful!
    Blessings to you and yours,

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