Many of you know that Lennon was recently diagnosed with Cold Urticaria. This is a rare allergy to the cold. Lennon actually starts having hives in temperatures in the 60s and below (and even 70s, though less severe). He has recently begun reacting to sweating as well as heat from the shower. It’s possible he has both cold and heat urticaria. Urticaria means “hives,” so he develops hives in certain temperatures. Air conditioning can trigger it… cool breezes… wind… rain… sweating… It’s one of the most stressful things I’ve ever had to deal with, but the Lord is helping us the whole way. I never thought I’d have to carry an epipen in my purse, and I’m thanking the Lord I never have to use it, but we’re believing our Chief Physician for complete deliverance from this allergy.
Lennon has missed recess at school for months, except for the occasional warm day he’s been blessed to play outside. He asks me why other kids get to go out and play and why he has to have this allergy. It breaks my heart. What do you say to that? He can’t go swimming… can’t be by large bodies of water (for fear of falling in – which could be fatal). I’m not trying to scare anyone or ask for pity, but please, if you will, help me pray for a miracle God will deliver him from this! (He’s also having blood work soon to eliminate auto-immune diseases as a possibility.)
We are SO happy to be in Spring! I had Lennon do a few pictures yesterday afternoon, with it being in the upper 70s. He did really well… just a few mild hives on his feet. When I post online that it touches my heart to see him play in warm weather… you have no idea how much I mean that. A year ago, Lennon could go out whenever he wanted… in whatever season… He’ll be able to again, in Jesus’ Name. Thank you all for checking in and for your prayers. They mean so much. ❤
(Here is a video I recently made of Lennon playing… at the end you can see what we mean about the hives… https://youtu.be/41MlGFcGADo)
God is still the God of miracles. He listens to us when we pray… He works bad things to good according to His will. It’s been the hardest month of my life… but He never left me… He will never allow me more than I can handle… He helps me to be strong through Him (when I am weak)… I am closer to Him because of the trouble and strife. I rejoice in that. He will always be first in my life. If you are going through a trial… Keep trusting in the Lord. It may not always turn out the way we want it to… but He listens… and He’ll give us what we need when we need it.
❤ to you all…
What a beautiful reminder this is. It’s so easy to get mad over the smallest things, isn’t it? I sure am guilty of it. I love how the Lord always brings me to scripture to help me on my journey. ❤
Be angry [at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], yet do not sin; do not let your anger [cause you shame, nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down. And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin by holding a grudge, or nurturing anger, or harboring resentment, or cultivating bitterness]. The thief [who has become a believer] must no longer steal, but instead he must work hard [making an honest living], producing that which is good with his own hands, so that he will have something to share with those in need. Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak]. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [but seek to please Him], by whom you were sealed and marked [branded as God’s own] for the day of redemption [the final deliverance from the consequences of sin]. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence].
I love coming across old images I’ve forgotten about… My little love. ❤
I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5: 3-5 (Amplified)