Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Vortex of Swirly Destruction

On the second full day of the conference, which was also day three on a technicality, I was excited to be learning the information pouring forth from our instructors. It was seriously a wonderful time and we still had another day left, fabulous! As we closed for lunch I checked my phone and listened to messages. My sweet boys voice checking up on me to see if I was okay was really saying,"I miss you mom and I need to talk to you". So I called Spencer. I could barely hear him because of the noise in the room so I moved into the hallway, reception plummeted and after a few quick sentences with my son the call was lost. I tried calling him back but I could tell he was trying to call me.

i found myself at the restroom door. I placed my phone in the pocket of my shirt, the kind like a hoodie sweatshirt has that both hands can be in together and entered the restroom. Now this building we were meeting in was owned by, and built by a building company. It has impressive building concepts and photos on the walls, and well built, very nice bathrooms. These bathrooms included industrial level vortex toilets. You know the ones, water source in the wall, stick flushing handle, vortex speed water swirling. I usually flush such toilets with my foot. This is an important thing to remember.

I took care of business and snapped my jeans closed and REACHED to flush the handle. As I pulled back my hand something caught my eye, a black rectangle, and in less than half second it was flushed away. It took a moment to process. I just watched my phone get flushed down the toilet....just like that.If I had blinked I wouldn't know where my phone was at all! I paused for a moment, hoping it would reappear at the pipe.
It didn't.
I was even more impressed with the builders.

I called out my friends name that had been in the room with me moments before, she was already gone. i rushed out into the hallway, found her and told her to go stand in the stall and not let anyone use it. She did! Just like that, she didn't even ask why. I love her deeply for this and I will remember this for when my husband asks me to do something. Don't question, just do.

I found someone that works in the building, told her my tail and she took down my name and asked for my number, which made me laugh. "I won't be able to answer it you know". I gave her the number of a friend at the conference and we put a "do not use" sign on the door of the stall. She was going to call a plumber in case it was stuck in the curve.

No ladies, well, really, anyone. If there is a "Do Not Use" sign on a stall door, DO NOT USE IT. I will say that the first person we say come out of that stall later in the day was from another country. I don't know what happened after that, but everyone decided it was okay to use and tore down the sign. So another tip, just because it flushes once, doesn't mean it's okay to use!!! For all those women knew it could have been leaking water into the drywall or something. I just can comprehend it. I found the lady who works there again and we put up another sign. She tried taping the door, but I should her how the lock it from the outside. She went to find a screwdriver, or in her case, a butter knife. While she was gone I used another stall. When she returned and locked it I overheard another women ask what the issue was, she answered, " some woman flushed her phone down the toilet". i laughed and defended myself, yelling from another stall, "I Didn't do it on purpose!! It was a total accident!"

Seriously, who would do it on purpose?
i am not overly upset, I mean, what can you do but laugh?
The only sad thing is I lost an entire memory card of photos. But, that's okay.

What's the weirdest way you have lost a phone?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Return to Gratitude

This week, a list of things I am thankful for, even though it seems obscure.

1. I am thankful my husband became injured. I am not thankful he was ever in pain, don't get me wrong. This injury set us straight to what is important, what isn't, and WHO is. It gave us more time together, and we realized how much we love hanging with each other.I mean, we married each other because we like each other, because we like hanging out with each other.

2. That I became ill. Again, I am not glad to be dealing with something, BUT, it showed me where I still have problems trusting God and where I need to let it go. It showed me how to deepen my faith in healing as well. It also helped me find a medical profession I actually like and trust.

3. I am thankful that my phone disappeared during the conference I was attending. I am not exactly sure why yet, but I know it will be good. It has been a hilarious story to tell, and makes people laugh, and that's always a good thing.

Oh wait, I haven't told you the story yet, that's for tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A little time with Abba

Not ABBA the pop band. Although now that I mentioned them all I can think of is "Dancing Queen" and other songs off their Gold His album. My mom owned it, and I listened to it when I was home alone when I was in High School. I am not ashamed to admit it. It really is fun to dance to.
But I digress (rapidly at that)...

Abba father, God almighty.
I am off on an adventure today, to learn more about Sozo prayer, to bring healing to many hurting people. I want to be used by God to help set people free from past garbage, to live in His freedom! Life is so much better without baggage and pain, and weird colored glasses. The more I learn the more I realize how much perspective was tainted by the tiniest things. I am willing to shed them to live in freedom. This also can help with physical manifestations too. It's beautiful.

I am looking forward to a deeper time of learning along with fabulous companions, worship and joy.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It Really Isn't Green!

Well, after more time, meds and a 2nd opinion, I most likely do not have Lyme Disease after all.
How great is that?

It's awesome.
And I thank those that prayed, and our God that answered.

I do have something else that has to be dealt with, but it will go away.

And that's okay by me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

And now for something completely different.

I am learning a new way to pray.
It is a way to pray for others, well with others, to help guide them to breakthrough and healing in their lives.

I am very excited.

We are learning this new to use way of prayer as a prayer team, but next week five of us will go to a conference and be neck high in it for 3 days. This is such a good thing, and perfect timing for me in particular.

In the weeks before we started training I told our leader, "I feel like it is part of a destiny that I have been trained for and growing into for a very long time. I don't even know everything there is to know about it, but it doesn't matter.
Part of it scares me, but that doesn't matter.
Part of me is of course concerned with failure, because I still struggle with that...BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER. I refuse to avoid it just in case I fail."

This is growth people.
And now something is trying to get in my way of getting to where I need to be.
Well it can kiss my grits. (Now that's Biblical right?)

I am learning this, going to the conference and eventually helping people in our church and beyond, and nothing is going to get in my way, not fear, doubt and especially not illness.

I am willing to fight for this.
What are you willing to fight for?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's Not Green

Hi blog world.

Since my last post I have been overwhelmed with exhaustion and a plethora of other problems. For a brief time the thought of pregnancy popped up...but I AM NOT. That's about the time what i thought was a bruise on my leg turns into a bullseye.

I am being treated for Lyme Disease. Testing is in the works.
I need POSITIVE stories of over coming Lyme. I have read enough scary stuff THANKYOUVERYMUCH.

So if you had it, or someone you knew had it, and everything turned out okay, tell me all about it!! PLEASE?

My God is bigger than anything else, and it will all be okay.
I just need to keep focusing on the positive.

I will be posting more.
Not necessarily about Lyme,just in general.

Oh, and Aaron is healing very well. Should be walking (with the boot still on) within a couple weeks.