WOW/POW/CHOW

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Matthew 6:25-34(NKJV)

Do Not Worry.

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

 

 

Do not fear.

Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

Do not lose hope.

Jeremiah 29:11(NLT)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

 

 

 

Our family does a fun little converstion starter sometimes at supper or at the end of the day.  The girls brought home the idea from http://campkesem.org/ during their “Cabin Chats” and it’s called WOW/POW/CHOW.  Perhaps you guys might like to try it in your own families.  Here’s mine from yesterday:

 

WOW{highlight(s) of the day}:  Light-hearted time with Joy trying on hats, scarves, and wigs,  a short brisk walk in the fresh air and sunshine with John and our dog Marley, feeling well when decorating the Christmas tree while listening to beautiful Christmas music, a nice snuggle with my Hannah Banana, and the spark of joy my Aeroponic/hydroponic Tower Garden loaded with pea pods and blossoms right now brings me.  I love watching veggies and flowers grow!

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POW {hard thing(s) of the day}: I felt awful yesterday from chemo effects: exhausted, body/bone aches, hair shedding like crazy all day, and vomiting (thankfully yesterday was the first day on that one).

 

CHOW {favorite food(s) of the day}  We’ve been blessed with  scrump-dee-a-licious papayas from my friend’s tree (THX again, Nita!).  Because of the low WBC count and precautions I am taking to reduce bacterial exposure,  I soak produce with skin on in vinegar water then peel it,  mostly cooking produce now because of risk of infection but I enjoyed the papaya raw.  YUMMERS!

 

Let’s be watching for God’s Fingerprints today!  :0)

Paula

 

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5 thoughts on “WOW/POW/CHOW

    • Love the concept! Praise first! Face the difficult! Enjoy the yummies you can have and see His provision! Our prayers and love continue! Neal and Carol

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  1. Paula, you have such an amazing spirit! I go for chemo #3 tomorrow. I have been blessed as far as side effects go, usually not well at all for the first week but no nausea so far, then I’m OK for the next 2 weeks. Then the chemo starts all over, but God is great and He has great plans for us! We are survivors and as long as we have Jesus, we have everything we need! You’re in my prayers always, and we’re in this together! Love, Rachelle

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  2. Dear Paula Baby,

    You have such a tremendous attitude. Thanks for sharing your heart and humor as well! I know you hate what you’re going through. Rest in the Lord and his care.

    Love, John 🙂

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