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    What we have to thank God for this week:
    1. That our rent did not change, even after we reported income changes required!
    2. Child support didn't change, and it was supposed to.
    3. My SD's SSI was supposed to change, and it didn't.
    4. The assistance we get for food didn't change.
    5. I was angry b/c my 6 y/o's bike got stolen. We drove home yesterday and I caught the kid that took it riding it!
    6. My income continues to increase and I'm home with my children.
    7. God confirmed some things I've really been praying about for not only myself, but for my husband. It's exciting watching my husband dreaming again!
    8. We have had a revival at church this week, and wow, God. Wow!
    9. That not one, but two of our dear friends and sisters in Christ went home to meet Jesus the past few days. Neither one is hurting anymore, and while my heart is sad because they are gone, I rejoice that they now stand with Jesus!

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    This one is so good, I have to share it here!

    Living In An Open Heaven from Destiny World on Vimeo.


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    Say prayers for DH. He had to let his job go last week. We knew it was coming, as in God had prepared us for this move. He's been working an overnight security job for about a year and half now. That it itself has been stressful on our family. His new site and hours, however, would have taken him out of church all together, and spending that time together is so important to us. We know this is God. Sometimes, we have to let something old go so God can bring us something new!
    Ryan and Rachael
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    ~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~

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    One word from God can change everything in an instant.

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    AF is here. Oh, joy.

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    God is good!

    DH got 3 job offers -- one on the 16th, and two on the 17th. He took the very last job offer. $2/hr pay raise AND the 8-5 M-F job we've been asking God for! It's in collections for a bank and a financing company. That's God. It took him 12 days to get a new job. That's a record for him. But that's nothing short of God amazing us nonetheless.

    We're seeing God work and move in so many ways, and I want to share it all here, but I've got it all written on the annals of my heart and mind right now and I can't seem to get it all out right here. We're seeing God answer prayers that have been prayed for years in our lives. We're watching God open doors for us into ministry that we never thought possible. We are experiencing a true peace within the walls of our home and our family for the first time. We're experiencing God in a way that has just blown us away, especially at church during every service. To feel God's tangible presence has simply left my flesh in a place where it is absolutely worn out. I can't go to church now without coming home completely full of God's peace and joy and needing an actual nap. All I can say is the simplest of things right now to God, and it means the world to Him -- Abba, I love you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.


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    I am freaking tired. I've been working 31 days straight now. Thank goodness we have a conference next week, so I'm taking a much-needed vacay. It's gonna be odd not sitting at a computer for several hours a day next week. lol
    Ryan and Rachael
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    ~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~

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    Yay! Two more transcription files to complete, and it's off to the conference for the week!! I wish it were an away conference, but nope, it's right here in our own town. But still... no work for a whole week. Sleeping in. It's gonna feel rather odd.

    Watched Chase play his very first football game yesterday. Well, rather, I paid for me and the kids to get into a neighboring football game that the team lost... and I watched Chase stand on the sidelines all night. I forgot how clumsy kids are when they're first starting out in football. It was rather entertaining!

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    That conference, that one week? It has changed EVERYTHING in the way only God can. Two years of hell during our marriage? GONE. Fear of rejection, shame, unforgiveness, bitterness? GONE. All dealt with not because of anything I could ever do, but all dealt with on the cross. And you know what? I have a Daddy who loves me. I've never gotten a hug like that from my Father.

    Ah, time to go for now. Just got a transcription job that pays $5/audio minute, so time to get it done.

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    I'm horrible in not getting my journal updated much more often, so I'm going to try to backtrack my last month.

    10/22, AF showed up, lasted heavy until Monday evening, and then, I quit bleeding yesterday morning. Today, light spotting. It's strange. I know I can't get pregnant, but there's always a risk of ectopic with Essure. I'm tired of having nightmares that I'm pregnant. Even DH has those dreams at times. But we're both so done with the baby phase.

    On 10/1 I took Nate in for a follow-up with the Ortho. The bend in his spine has worsened considerably, and his hips are way out of alignment to compensate.

    (UPDATE LATER)
    Ryan and Rachael
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    ~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~

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