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I have been absent from the blog front for awhile. I learning new things about the Lord in the storm. Storms in the past have been all about my husband, my children, our finances, etc…but my life has significantly changed. My heart is learning a new language. I’m on a new battlefront.

My health. I am, as I shared previously been struggling with dizziness, but after a MRI, it has been found that I have no temporal bone on my left side, and little on my right side. I haven’t shared much because quite honestly, typing for long periods of time is challenging. I miss it very much. God is making something new again in me.

I reflect on the past months and my diagnosis makes so much sense to me finally. Hearing my own voice in my head, my heartbeat, my eyes moving, the imbalance, all adds up to a diagnosis of superior canal dehiscence. I can’t even say that word. Yet, I know the diagnosis. I’ve researched, I have looked in to what this could be. I am thankful for the people that have gone before me to pave a trail for hope.  If I had started having these symptoms 15 years ago, I would have been sent to a psychiatrist. Now, in this time…

They can do a surgery on my skull, a craniotomy. I have to go through a bunch of tests before that, but God has been orchestrating it all.

He found me a vestibular therapist who urged me to go to a neurologist. I went to Rush. The MRI done was top notch and found this bone issue. The next morning, yesterday, in fact, found me in the office of the head of the department of Head and Neck Surgery at Rush.  He can do this surgery that he says will greatly improve my life.

Friends, these are the verses of the day. I’ve heard it said that this is for Israel. This blessing is for Israel alone. My friends, I know the Lord spoke these words. I know that …2 Timothy 3: 15-17 MSG: There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.

God is taking care of me. He visits with me, He keeps His good promises to me…He has plans for me, good plans, peace, and why? so I can have hope. I place my hope in my God.

Jeremiah 29:

10 For thus says the Lord, When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you and keep My good promise to you, causing you to return to this place.

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.

Friends, He has good plans for you. It may not feel good when we are going through them. But we are never alone. Never.

2 Corinthians 4: 7-12 If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’ sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. While we’re going through the worst, you’re getting in on the best!

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    Sue said:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Praying for you!


    gretchen said:
    October 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Oh Cara, My heart is heavy for you and your family. As it appears God has clearly orchestrated your path to Rush, to this Dr., I will continue to pray for wisdom and discernment for the medical staff that will plan for your procedure, treat and care for you, for peace and comfort in knowing that the Great Physician is in control of it all. You are blessed to be in a city like Chicago where you have world experts in their fields. That is no accident. We love you and will continue to pray for you all. May God contnue to give you strength and endurance, and of course hope. Thank you Lord for Hope. Gretchen


    livinginhisgrace said:
    October 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I have also been dealing with a health storm recently. I agree that these verses were given to Israel, however in Gal. We are told that in Christ we are seed of Abraham and heirs of the promise! May God continue to give you hope, encouragement and may His blessing rest upon you and bring healing!

    Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ like a garment. 28 There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise
    Romans 4:16-30
    New International Version (NIV)
    16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. 17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.”[a] He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.


    sixbrownbears responded:
    October 14, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Love it! Thank you! Thank you for sharing this with me. 🙂


    sixbrownbears responded:
    October 14, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Gretch, you dear friend. I miss you. Thank you so much for that blessing. We live and breathe and move in Him. May we praise Him especially in the storms. Love you.


    sixbrownbears responded:
    October 14, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Thank you!! Bless you..


    Dave Boller said:
    October 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Praying for you here in Orlando! Stay focused on God. There is a purpose for everything! God bless you! 🙂


    sixbrownbears responded:
    October 14, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Thank you, Dave. Yes, God i faithful.


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