Saturday, January 7, 2012

And if the devil doesn't like it....

Our God manifests Himself in our mangers and muck, our mundane and mess.

Ours is the God manifesting Himself in the unlikely and unbearable, in the surprise and the second-chance. The God Who bears the burdens and brings the hope.- Ann Voscamp

Today I choose joy.

The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed my heritage is beautiful to me. Isaiah 16: 5-6

What I realized today? That my inheritance is the Lord- in entirety. There is no lacking. HE is my portion. Satan will try to steal my joy - constantly, moment by moment. But he can't today. Because today I choose joy.

As things in my life seem uncertain, as my keyboard fritzes out on me, as my computer won't play videos from my camera it plays videos from everyday... In the big things and in the little things Satan tries to come in and make me discontent, angry, get a foothold. He doesn't want me entering the land God has brought me to. He knows God is building me, strengthening me. And you know what? I think he's afraid. Afraid I will let God work in me, afraid that through me God will do big things. Afraid he's losing. 

The Lord- my strength, my refuge- is my inheritance. HE IS MINE. And this land is His plan for me and He supports me there. He doesn't leave. He is more. He is manifest in me. And He is beautiful. 

Satan, you can sit on a tack!

On a side note, I do have two absolutely amazing videos to post of little man. But, as you can see, that's not working out so well today. I'll let you know when I get it working.

Also, we had a visit with the eye docs yesterday. We thought his right eye turned in, but it appears to them that he is alternating which eye turns in. This is a good and bad thing. Good in that both eyes have vision and it does not seem one is better than the other. Bad in that he is only using one eye at a time - meaning his brain is not receiving signals from both eyes at the same time. He also 'seems' to have normal vision in each eye for his age group. And one more thing - the reason he looks up and back so much is because that is where his eyes 'steady' and the nystagmus is almost non existent. They called this his 'noll'; where he sees things most clearly. When he is sitting up by himself he will probably keep his chin down and look up with his eyes to see things. I guess the expression, 'Keep your chin up,' will be no use to him. No need for patching or glasses yet that they can see. All in all good news.

Also he is fitting into more age appropriate clothes lengthwise. He has a check up later this month so we'll see what his length is, but I'm hoping he is catching up. Maybe we can eliminate a specialist. That would be amazing.

I need to go wrangle in my kids so that Ben can get his sleep for night shift. Have a lovely day. Choose joy and make the devil mad!




  1. Amen!! Give the devil a black eye and let God lead you to that place of joy in the journey!! My motto, " Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain!"!

  2. You amaze me, Love T.