“Thank You (For All You’ve Done For Me)”

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I haven’t worked in a year due to my hip issues and the subsequent surgery to first take out my hip, then putting it back in.  The loss of that income, plus my husband being out of work has really had us pinching pennies.  We have been surviving on grace.  Our lights are on, and we have something to eat everyday.  On that alone GOD is worthy to be praised! We didn’t know what else he had in store.  Today, we had an appointment at the bank and he just showed out!!

“But my God shall supply all your need
according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”
Philippians 4:19 (KJV)

Last year I put up a blog post about how CASA, a non-profit, built my wheelchair ramp with no cost.  A couple of weeks ago I got a call from someone checking to make sure that my ramp was built.  At our first meeting last year she had asked us if we needed any minor home repairs.  I had forgotten this conversation until she asked us if we still needed any repairs.  When I told her we did she gave me a number to a local bank.  The bank asked us for information about our income, and later a contractor came to our house to see what needed to be fixed.  We were happy to get any repairs on our home since we wouldn’t be financially able to pay for it at this time. He made a list of all that needed repair and submitted the information to the bank.  Today we went to the bank to sign the paper work, and see what had been approved for repair.  When she took the first sheet out of the folder with the amount we were approved for I had to do a double take. We were approved for a $15,000 dollar grant!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

“And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing;
and I will cause the shower to come down in his season;
there shall be showers of blessing.”
Ezekiel 34:26 (KJV)

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing,
that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
Malachi 3:10 (KJV)

“The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses
and in all that thou settest thine hand unto;
and he shall bless thee in the land which the
LORD thy God giveth thee.” Deut. 2:28 (KJV)

You may feel like there isn’t any relief from your problems, and that they don’t seem like they will ever end.  It isn’t until GOD blesses you that you find out he had you go through the storm so he could have room to bless you.  Hold on and don’t let go.  He will bless you more than you can  ever imagine!  THANK YOU!!

Brandi 🙂 Blessed!


Showers of Blessings

The Lord has been so good to me.  I have been having problems getting into my house due to my surgeries on my hip, and also dealing with arthritis due to my lupus. Some days just thinking about lifting my leg to go up or down stairs makes me hurt.  My husband would have to support my weight while I would try to climb up or go down the stairs. It wasn’t the safest method, but it was the only method we had.  We couldn’t find anyone to build us a wheelchair ramp and no money to pay them for their labor or even buy supplies.  Sometimes I would want to just sit outside on a beautiful day but could not because their wasn’t anyway for me to get down the steps with my wheelchair and I surely couldn’t get back into the house with it.  If we wanted to go somewhere we were unable to get the chair out the house without a whole lot of effort from my husband. I was kind of held captive in my own house.

We called a friend who works with disabled seniors and she told us of an organization called CASA of Madison County.  The came out to our house and interviewed us to see what our needs were.  I received a  handled shower head from the as well as a shower chair.  They put me on a list for a wheelchair ramp but told us it was a very long list but she would put us on the list as a severe need.  We hadn’t heard from the for a few months.  When Alabama was affected by the tornados I knew for sure we would have to wait due to the extreme need in the community.  I just kept doing what I have been doing.  I have improved a lot since the ladies had been out but there were still days those 4 little stairs seemed like mountains to climb when I was having a “bad” day. 

Out of the blue on Wednesday I received a call from CASA that they wanted to come out a build my ramp.  Remember I had figured they wouldn’t be out for a while. Especially after I saw first hand the devastation of so many homes and families.  Those wonderful volunteers came out and built my ramp in one day. The best part of it all is WE DIDN’T HAVE TO PAY A DIME!!! Now I can do something so simple as just sitting outside on a nice day or going in and out my home.  Thank you Lord for hearing and answering my simple request with a tremendous blessing!!

*If you wish to learn more about CASA or would like to donate time or money go to http://www.casamadisoncounty.com

brandi  🙂