Friday, September 17, 2010


I just read the following  on Sonja's blog and it inspired me to tell what has been going on lately. 

When God is going to do something Wonderful
He begins with a difficulty
If it is going to be something very wonderful
He begins with an impossibility

Back in May it seemed like it was one thing after another.  That no matter how hard I prayed things just didn't get better.  Then Chris being in the wreck in July added more stress.  Finally I began realizing that something wonderful must be happening.  And the devil is mad and was coming against us full force. 
Well first Scott was asked to start being the substitute for an adult Sunday School class at church.  Then I was asked to teach 1st-3rd grade Sunday School.  I had always taught Sunday School at the church we attended before we moved.  But we have only been at this church a little over a year.  But I accepted it and I am LOVING it.  Then Scott was asked to be a Deacon, in which the Pastor has approved but the church votes Sunday night.  I look back now and think that is why the devil was fighting so hard to destroy our marriage.  Because if he did, most likely Scott would fall out of church and his children would never have the opportunity to be in church.
Now to bring ya'll up to date on Chris.  I'm sure there may be some that don't agree with what we are doing.  Because of his drug problems in the past.  But if God opens the doors I'm not going to close them. 
We got a call from the hospital Wednesday afternoon and the therapy that Chris needs can be done now as an out-patient.  We spent all day yesterday at the hospital talking to his doctor, physical therapist, speech therapist, and case worker.  He still can't swallow so therefore he needs 24 hour supervision.  Because in his mind he thinks he can eat and if alone, he would choke to death.
He doesn't have insurance to cover medical costs once he's out of the hospital so it would be our responsibility.  We're looking into a couple of options but if anyone knows of medical assistance please let me know.  He could be disabled up to at least a year.  They can't tell us when he will be able to swallow again.  Just that it takes time. 
Therefore since I don't work outside the home most likely he will be coming to live with us.  In which that will put him in a Christian home, something he has never known before. 
He still has a long way to go, he has a body of a 19-year old, but his mind is probably about that of a 10-year old.
There is still consequences to be faced when he recovers, but I know God has it all in control.
Thank you to each of ya'll that have prayed for him.   Sunday will be two months since the phone call that they didn't know if he was going to make it or not. 
And now we're at the point of him getting out of the hospital.  I stand amazed at what God is doing in his and our lives.  


  1. Wow Thena, that is a big undertaking. Hopefully you can find some financial assistance for him, there must be something out there like SSI through social security. Chris is so blessed to have an angel for his Step Mom. With pray and reliance on the Lord, you will get through his very trying time. "If the lord brings you to it, he will get you through it"! God Bless!

  2. I think what you are doing is wonderful!! He needs the love and support he will get in your Christian home. What a blessing you are!!

    Love and Blessings

  3. Thena - will be praying for you as you live out Christ to this young man. Will continue to pray for him as well.

    love to you

  4. Thena,
    God is at work, and you have most definitely chosen to join Him in that work! You are and will continue to bless many through your obedience.

  5. I'd say you've just been showered with a huge outpouring of hope. No doubt you have many questions, but you can at least move forward with confidence. What a good God is our Father!


  6. What a beautiful testimony to God's work in your life. He is giving you blessings that cannot go unnoticed. Opening your home to Chris will be a wonderful blessing to him and pray that he absorbs all of it turning his life around through God and you. Amen!

  7. Thena, I am amazed at your godly attitude concerning all of these challenges. May the Lord bless you abundantly and provide for all you need to care for Chris. How wonderful that he will be in a Christian home where the Holy Spirit abides in you.

    I have to add that Sonja writes from the heart. She has been such a blessing to me. She is the real deal.

    Blessings and love,

  8. I love it how God is conquering all that has tried to come against you and your family! AMEN to you all for being obedient and such willing and godly vessels to do all that God has for you! You are such a blessing to all those whom you teach and now opening your hearts and home to Chris will just be such a wonderful thing for all of you! Continuing to pray!!

    Bless you Thena!!

  9. Thena, you are in my prayers. I am thankful that Chris will be able to recover and get stronger in the presence of your home, where the Lord provides. I am praying for financial provision for the medical care. You are a strong woman. The Lord will continue to strengthen you and give you wisdom.

  10. Wow..there is a lot going on. So thankful Chris is recovering. And thankful he will have the opportunity to live in an environment he hasn't known before. Will be praying...

  11. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Thena! I try very hard when something is going on, to look around because the devil is not happy with something or he is scared. And he should be! Cause we serve an amazing God! Bless you and your family!
    until next time... nel

  12. It sounds like God is totally in control of this situation. I believe better things are yet to come.

  13. glad to hear that there is some improveent with Chris. i will pray for you and your faily. it will be tough. You might check if Chris might qualify for SSI if he qualifies he could medicaid insurance. application is through Soc. Security. He might qualify for Soc. Sec based on work record.I have a friend she is 24 and disabled. If it takes a year or more or even less an application can be done. Hope you don't mind me e mail if needed is

  14. I have offered a prayer of thanks for your blessings. I have also asked God open Chris's heart as you live out your faith by taking care of him. I have also asked for help with the medical bills, and for God to use Chris to strengthen your marriage.

    Remember, no matter what stife comes against you, God can use all things for good.

  15. Well I have been praying - I honestly don't know what else to do. That is so tough. (((HUGS)))


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