Speechless Sunday #6

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Do you remember this post and how I said I knew in a blink of an eye, everything can change? 

Well. Everything did change.

I'm not sure if you noticed my absence, but I've pretty much been off the Internet since Tuesday. With out going into detail, me and my family had our world turned upside down on Tuesday. There are a lot of unknowns right now, and I hesitated even composing and publishing this post -- but I think my family and I could use all the prayers we can get. We especially need the Lord's healing hands, and His wonderful Grace fully enveloped around us. Tomorrow is a big day, and we should know more in the subsequent days. I believe my family is strong, and we have been rallying together since Tuesday, and are trying to be as proactive as we can be in this in-between and "theoretical" time.

I am physically and mentally exhausted, and have been praying with out ceasing. If you could pray, too, maybe, for His hedge of protection, His healing hands, and His strength to completely encompass us as we're facing this giant...we would be thankful.

The weather has been windy, rainy, and stormy, and as a result we've seen quite a few rainbows, even some double rainbows like the photo above. Rainbows make us stop in our tracks and remind us of His wonderful promise:

"When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” Genesis 9:16


"Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise His holy name.
Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all His benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion." 
Psalm 103:1-4


Thank you all to those of you who participated in my latest giveaway. The winners of the Rafflecopter giveaway are: 

Congratulations to Beth @ Running Around My Kitchen Nessa @ Island Style LivingDanielle @ Happy, Healthy, and Strong, and Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem!! I am so excited you three are on the Rafflecopter bandwagon now, and I look forward to entering your future giveaways! Ladies, send me an email as soon as you can to acknowledge your win, and I'll forward the Invitation Links:) 

For those of you who entered and didn't win, make sure you visit Rafflecopter's website and get yourself on their list because every day they send out new invites!

Guess what! Beth signed up with Rafflecopter and they sent her an invite already, so via Random.org the replacement winner is Nessa @ Island Style Living!! Congratulations girl!!


I would also like to introduce my newest button... 

Every Sunday I try to post something inspirational or encouraging to kick start a new week.

If you would like to join in on what I call Speechless Sundays (although most all of my posts are not with out words!) I would like to encourage you to do so by simply adding my button to your Sunday posts and linking your post here!

Post anything inspirational or encouraging regardless of topic, whether it be a picture, a quote, a song, or even your words..there really are no rules aside from being inspirational and encouraging. Check out my "series" page to view all my previous Speechless Sundays posts, if you want a better idea!

If you participate in Speechless Sundays, remember to link your post below, this way everyone will have encouraging blog posts to visit! Let's face it, we all could use some encouragement. The more the merrier, so tell your friends:)      

If you are a reader and haven't yet followed me via Google Friend Connect located on the top right of my Blog's Sidebar, what are you waiting for?! Now is the time to join the party, and leave me a comment while you're at it--I won't bite!

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21 love notes:

Christina @ The Athletarian said... [Reply]

Girl I've been praying and will continue praying. I really hope things take a turn for the better. All my love xoxoxo

Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen said... [Reply]

Oh, you sweet thing, you are definitely in my prayers and I hope everything turns out okay…xoxoxo Let me know if you need anything!

It doesn't feel like the appropriate moment to get excited about winning the contest, but thanks girl! It's actually my very first win :) However I was so intrigued after reading your post about it, that I went online and signed up for an invite and got one! Oops! Can it be re-gifted to someone else? I do love it, I'm using it right now for a contest :)

sarah wagner said... [Reply]

Praying for you.

Victoria said... [Reply]

oh boy, i sure hope things turn out well for you and your family!! prayers being sent your way!!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said... [Reply]

Sending you and your family good vibes.

Elle said... [Reply]

Have been missing you. Sending you best wishes for things to take a turn for the better!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said... [Reply]

I hope everything is ok. Sending good thoughts out to you and to your family!

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said... [Reply]

Praying for you Jenn!! Sorry that you are going through this tough time!

Wym said... [Reply]

Prayers sent sweet Jen! I am so sorry you are having this tough time.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said... [Reply]

Praying for you and your family. Hope things take a turn for the better. You really never know what life is going to bring you.

happy I won the giveaway though, and excited to use it!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

"We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed". (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

God bless you my friend,

Nicole said... [Reply]

Sending prayers and good thoughts to you and your family.

Stephanie said... [Reply]

Sending prayers for you and your family!

{lifeasa}RunningMom said... [Reply]

I hope all is well with you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you did a great thing reaching out and asking for the love. It will make a difference.

DEM said... [Reply]

Thinking of you and your family and sending positive thoughts your way!

Courtney said... [Reply]

sending prayers your way!

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

You know I love you! I'm here if you need anything at all.

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said... [Reply]

Aloha everyone,

I just wanted to send a quick love note to those who subscribed to replies... I've tried to respond to each of you individually to thank you for your support and prayers -- my family and I *really* appreciate it. Each of you mean a lot to me, and I am so thankful to have you in my blog community.

Today (Monday) was a big day, and I'm still on my knees prayers for victory as the week progresses.

That's all for now -- in the event no one ever sees this;) But if you are reading this -- know that I am thankful for you!


Jaymee said... [Reply]

praying for you jenn!

Calvin said... [Reply]

Decided to spend my morning catching up on your blog to learn more about YOU. Is it too late for prayers? Never that! Sending some your way right now!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said... [Reply]

@Calvin Thank you SO much Calvin!! It is by all means never too late for prayers--we truly appreciate them--thank you:)

For those still subscribed to comments on this post, our next big appointment to pray for is 5/11/12 with a follow-up/consult on 5/14/12 ... Praying for drastic improvement and of course the ultimate miracle:)

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