Monday, November 8, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The last few weeks have been so difficult in so many ways. The pain has grown more intense (especially at night)...my heart has been fluttering pretty much all day long. I'm not going to lie; it has been pretty scary. Most nights I end up in tears begging God for mercy. Two nights ago, I had a pretty terrible episode. Chris was across the street with our neighbors...and I called him to come home. I thought for sure I was headed to the ER. Every part of me was tingling...my skin was crawling and the pain was so crazy! Chris asked our neighbors to come pray over me. It was such a sweet time...and after the time of prayer my body began to settle down. Why do I doubt God? I know that He is my Healer. I think I am just so overwhelmed. I am tired of having to tell Eliana goodbye every morning. I am tired of laying in bed. I am tired of my feet & legs hurting so much that I don't want to walk. But, I am really trying to hang on and trust that He is in control. Please keep praying for me. Pray for Chris...he has SO MUCH on his shoulders right now. Pray for provision for all of our medical bills!! Pray that the Lord would give me perspective in this season.
You Are My Refuge
With my voice I cry out to the Lord;
with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.
I pour out my complaint before him;
I tell my trouble before him.
When my spirit faints within me,
you know my way!
In the path where I walk
they have hidden a trap for me.
Look to the right and see:
there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
no one cares for my soul.
I cry to you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.”
Attend to my cry,
for I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me!
Bring me out of prison,
that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
for you will deal bountifully with me.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I love coupon codes…and am so excited about this one!! From now until September 7, 2010, you can enter the promo code SCHOOLTEN at the Show Hope store site and get 10% off your order!! So, your kids (and you) can look super cool going back to school while supporting an amazing ministry and cause. Help us spread the word….feel free to post it on your facebook, twitter, and blogs. Don’t forget to send us your pics sporting your Show Hope gear!! I hope y’all have an incredible beginning of the new school year!
Monday, August 16, 2010
I can't even tell y'all how blessed I feel by all of the love and prayers!! Eliana has been SO TAKEN care of....which makes me smile. One of her favorite people in the world is Tori....she plays with her, swims with her, and loves on her. It has been so hard staying in bed and saying goodbye to Eliana every morning....but it has been so good knowing that she is having a BLAST!! Thank you sweet Tori (and Angie)! Thank you Sandra! Thank you Amy! Thank you Dianne! Thank you for the meals Show Hope girls and Ellen! IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!!
Love you all,
Friday, August 13, 2010
We love you so much GG!! You are an amazing momma and grandmomma!! Thanks so much for all of the many ways your encourage each of us. We always know that you have our backs. Thank you for the hours that you spend in prayer for each of us. You are a Godly example....and so much fun!! Eliana loves her GG so much!! We just wish that you lived a lot closer to us. We can't wait for our trip in September....it will be a blast. I hope you feel so loved today. You deserve every bit of it!!
Chris, Lindsey & Eliana
I am so thankful for the Chapman family....and I know this book is going to bring hope to so many people that desperately need it (me included). Let me know what you think once you read it....love you all.
P.S. HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD!!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I have had a few people e-mail me to ask about this disease! Here is a little glimpse into the lives of Lyme sufferers. There is so much controversy...it is really sad and wrong!! Be praying for people's eyes to be opened.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
On another note, thank you "Babycircus" for directing me to the blog Lyme Bytes. The Lord knew that I needed this so much right now. The lady that writes on the blog does a national prayer conference call every other week for people suffering with Lyme disease. Chris and I decided to join the call last night. We spent an hour in prayer with hundreds of other people going through the same thing as me. It brought me so much HOPE!! The pain has really been so intense the last two days....I am praying that means the medicine is killing the lyme. I don't feel alone in this anymore. Thank you Jesus!!
Love you all,
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
(I am so thankful for each and every one of your comments!! I can't wait to sit down and comment back to each of you. Your support gives me so much strength!!)
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Chris, there is no way to tell you how much you mean to Eliana and me!! I literally am amazed watching you love, play and teach Eliana every single day. You are the MOST FUN!! She loves loves loves getting chased and tickled by dada. She loves jumping on the trampoline with you. She loves going outside with you...and taking walks. She loves eating a huge bowl of popcorn with you. Even this morning when I got her up from bed, she said "Hey hey hey, where dada go?" She would love it if she could be with you all day long.
Thank you for so many things. I cry thinking about the way you fought for her....she will never have any idea. I will never forget the time you drove 3 hours to the Memphis immigration office to beg them to approve our form in time....you sat there ALL DAY....and FOUGHT for her!! You allowed me to live in Guatemala with her....even though it ripped your heart out to be away from us. You would do anything for both of us....and I am SO GRATEFUL!! Thank you for being so intentional with both of us. You serve endlessly....you pray for us all of the time...and you love us so well. I love you so much.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Love you all,
P.S. Eliana was a perfect little Show Hope model!! Check out her picture under the "Youth" section.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
that Lindsey Wheeler is amazing in countless ways.
She invests in our girl with the greatest of ease,
she talks to God right on her knees.
Lindsey is a listener to all she finds,
she sees the whole world with compassionate eyes.
She's special-unique-in a class all her own,
the best parts of my days are the moments I'm home.
If you know her you know she knows how to love,
a gift to us all sent straight from above.
To my dear-my wife-my baby-my girl,
Happy Mother's Day to you I declare to the world!
Lindsey I'm so thankful for you! You truly are an amazing Momma. I want Eliana to grow up and be just like you! Thank you for loving her so well. Thank you for the time you spend just reading to her and teaching her words. You make time for the things that matter most. I love how you're always thinking about how we can help her grow and develop and become all that God intends for her! You also make life so fun at our house! You are the best Guatemama and I'm so proud of you!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Share His Hope 2010 Orphan Care Conference
is an orphan care conference held in Asheville, NC March 19-20; hosted by Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church. Chris has been asked to speak.....and I will be there with Show Hope!! If you live anywhere near, you NEED to sign up!! It is going to be great!!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Today we are celebrating our 6th Anniversary! (notice the typo on my sign...I can't spell)
God knew what he was doing when he put us together! No one gets me like you do! No one tolerates my ridiculousness like you do either! Thank you for another year of sticking by me, encouraging me, listening to me, believing in me and praying for me! I have so much fun with you at my side! I'd truly rather be with you than any other person doing any other thing! (By the way, I love how you love the Olympics!) You are an amazing Momma! My dream is that Eliana grow up and be just like you!
You're the best. You're my best friend.
I can't wait to see what God has in store for 2010 and our 7th year of marriage!
I love ye with all my heart!
PS: Close em, Night night, I love ye, Ye Sweet, Where's Fang?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Love you all,
Tuesday, January 12, 2010