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God provides.

:)

On the 2nd month anniversary of my marriage to Kurt.

I was reminded this morning that God provides.

 

Phil. 4:19 helps me.

I had put it on my bathroom wall before I was married…

I needed it.

I was down to working one day a week with no hope of going back to full-time at my current job. I didn’t have energy to look for another job.

My one day only paid for my health insurance, so every fill up at the gas station was coming out of my savings as well as every trip to the grocery store, every bill, every tithe… Everything I did.

A family member told my Mom almost daily that he didn’t think I’d get married…

I didn’t know myself. I had been single so long. So had Kurt,

and

He had been engaged before.

I already knew that come October,

I had to find a new place to live… even if for some reason the wedding didn’t happen.

My future was unsure.

I KNEW I didn’t have enough to start a new life.

I trusted God.

If He wanted me to marry Kurt,

then

all would work out.

I feel blessed to be married to a man that doesn’t insist that I work full-time. 

God provided.

Faith isn’t always easy.

Sometimes every day feels unsure.

Trust God anyway.

Speak His Word.

Over and over.

Thank Him when you see the answer!

:)

Philippians 4:19
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

19 My God will richly fill your every need in a glorious way through Christ Jesus.

:)

Update:

We are now at 2 YEARS and 2+ months,

I’m down to one job instead of #3,

&

most of the time, I only have to work about once a month.

God provides.

Trust Him.

Follow His Peace.

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on the #9 day allergy-test

I would have gone longer,

but

my nose was swollen and tender from all the Kleenx.

It started because I forgot my daily allergy pill… and I slept better,

a lot better.

I haven’t slept well for more than 2 nights in a row since I got married 2 years ago,

so

needless to say, I was willing to give it a longer try.

I decided to stop taking my allergy pills for over a week…
I was able to breath the whole time (Miracle!),
but my nose did run on occas.,
& I sneezed some.
By the 8th night, I had a headache & ear ache… or was that due to an ‘issue’ with my husband… I don’t think God minds us questioning Him. I ask Him questions all the time.
I wasn’t sure that night, if the symptoms were a ‘sign’ I needed to re-start my allergy/sinus regimen – or – a side-effect of my drinking too much coffee that day?
I had cut back quite a bit lately, going for days without caffeine.
I was resting & sleeping better.
It was glorious!   Then after our marriage class on Sunday (9th day w/o Rx), we stayed at the church where they are teaching it, and the pastor after worship asked for anyone with ear issues to come forward to be prayed for… my husband elbowed me… I don’t enjoy going forward, but I’ll TAKE PRAYER!   As soon as I was anointed with oil, my ear started to crackle… which I realized I had not heard in a few days. Praise God = sinus-fluid is moving AGAIN! I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do about my Rx(s), so I waited even though my nose was swollen & tender …
I woke EARLY in the morning the next day, and decided if I wasn’t going to sleep a full night, then I could end the ‘experiment’ of no allergy meds…
at least for this month.
Whoaknowsa, maybe in a month or two… oh, let’s be real, after the holidays, coffee won’t be as tempting. I’ll try to go off my allergy meds again in a month or so… maybe for a few days… then eventually build up to a few months, and hopefully one day, not need them anymore.
FREEDOM!
I can remember a time I only needed ’em in the fall of the year (almost 20 years ago), so the fact I was even able to do this at this time, while gardening, is a miracle all in itself.  Dust is my #1 allergen (We even have several hens who are currently molting, so LOTs of dust-mites!).
God is so good to help me – even in this! :)
Update:
Since writing this – my other ear has started to crackle… which is actually a good sign.  
December update:
Last holiday is tonight.
I start another sleep study next week – they are paying me this time! God is so cool!
There is NO coffee to be perked in the house…
just a wee-bit of instant left…
chocolate does NOT have the same effect as coffee… I tried yesterday.
I got #5 new hens this week too… so more time with the birds = more sneezing…
um,
maybe I’ll try no allergy pill as soon as I remember to buy the good decongestant at the store and finally have clear, crackle-free ears.
Best to start with a ‘clean’ slate.
I also learned, it’s one of my allergy pills that causes problems with my sleep… so I’m alternating,
as one of the other…  more effective allergy pills puts me into a semi-coma state.
I do remember life without allergies… I’m going to focus on that in the New Year.

 

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On Armor Bearer

This is the second book in a triology,

Titled:

“Chronicle of the Three.”

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The first book,

“Bloodline” was originally released under a different publisher

but

Has been re-released

by

Blue Ink Press.

Here’s the link to my post about that book:

https://peggygates.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/on-tabitha-caplingers-the-chronicle-of-the-three-bloodline/

Or

if you are more into youtube,

here’s a recent review by The Little Librarian:

I have been blessed

with an early read

of book #2

in the trilogy.

It’s good.

Very good.

:)

This time

I did not read

only one chapter

a day

(in an attempt to pace myself),
I indulged,

&

I’m glad I did.

:)

Two & half days later,

sitting by the fire,

I read what I discoverd was the last sentence…

Mercy.

Am I going to have to wait

a year

for book three?!

:(

Armor Bearer starts fast,

&

doesn’t slow down.
:)

The writing is full of wit
– even more than

the 1st book.

:)

There are new characters,

who I like.

:)
As well as more of Maggie,

whom I enjoy.

:)

The plot will stick with you…

I woke up

the 2nd morning

into the read

with this line

from the book

repeatedly running through my head:

The Destroyer has a name

&

even the lowest shadows know it.”

!

There are more than one

love stories…

Need I say more.

:)

However,

evil has a plan,

but

Pride is their weakness.

:)

Those who fight the darkness

have

multiplied.

:)

You find out WHO the Armor-Bearer is.

:)

And before it’s over,

you see even an angel asking for help.

:)

Tabitha Caplinger has a
Very impressive imagination,
Colliding with knowledge,
insight,
years of youth ministry,
family
&
loss.
All surrounded with the unconditional love
&
help
of Our Maker, God.

I’m looking forward to buying this book:

“Chronicle of the Three: Armor Bearer”
(& Bloodline)
for birthday gifts in 2017!

Ps.

I hear there’s going to be a lollipop shirt!

I’ll update when I know more,

but

For now

feel free to browse merchandise

from the 1st book in the trilogy

on the author’s site:

http://www.tabithacaplinger.com/store

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