Sunday, April 22, 2012

Catches #25 & 26

Whoops!  My how time flies and birth stories really fly by.  There have been two stories since the last one. However, there won't be too many details, just a quick update!

Adelyn gave birth on April 13.  She came in and had not been able to alert her husband who was on duty that she was going to have her baby because she was out of load!  I texted for her, but he did not arrive until just after birth.  They were non for the worse and so excited for their precious baby boy.  The father's name is Joel, and it seems that they were wanting a similar name, so they chose Jowls Hetor.  I have no idea where that came from!  Gotta love the creativity in names.

Josie, pregnant with her second baby, labored a while and became more anxious to have her baby when another patient delivered before she did.  After her water broke she began making good progress.  Her precious baby girl was born at 8:42pm.  She is named Ellie Marie and weighed 3200g.

So, that's the short and sweet of the birth room.  I'll have a night shift tomorrow (Monday) and maybe there will be another story to tell after that...then again, you just never know with the birth room.

Blessings!  Thank you all so much for praying for these women and their babies.  

Saturday, April 21, 2012

of Kings and Priests

We all face challenges, do we not.  Sometimes amidst these times we can find moments to ponder and dregde the deeps of the situation, of our part, of our heart's attitude and of the heart of God.  Often for those in missions or otherwise being supported (many jobs in "the ministry", as we say) at some point the issue of funding arises, often from the get-go.  Yet, there are so many needs.

My friend just shared a wonderful vision.  Although we are most definitely priests forever in the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 5:6), you might also say that we are all given a priestly ministry or a kingly ministry.  The kings are those who support the ministry of the priests.

Those in a priestly ministry need not to fret though.  For the LORD is the one who raises kings, politically or otherwise!  In truth, God is Sovereign and it is all for His glory.  This is the best part because, hang on to your seat, while we work with each other and "depend" on each other, in truth, we depend on God.  The kings can be extravagant because we have an extravagant God and the priests can be without fear because God is for them, not against them.

Anyone read "Desiring God" by John Piper?  I'd suggest it, if your indeed of a read.  He doesn't actually address this (at least, not up to where I've read), but he does talk about God's Sovereignty.  It's very good as a devotional.  God is so, well, words just don't really express Him well enough.  His Word is the only one that comes close.

That's just a recent pondering as my heart and view of God is expanding unimaginably.

Blessings to you all!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Your Word

Just a few verses as food for thought and for the heart. ~Selah.

Psalm 33:11
"But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations."

Acts 17:28
"'For in Him we live and move and have our being.' As some of our own poets have said, 'We are His offspring.'"

Psalm 37:7 (actually, this is one of my favorite Psalms ever!)
"Be still before the LORD, wait patiently for Him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes."

Psalm 89:15
"Blessed are the people who hear the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance."

Just a few for thought! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Catch #24

At 10:52am a precious little baby boy was born.  His mamma has already had 3 kids and did super!  She took me a litte by surprise, but no problems, just lots of joy and laughter.  When i left shift at 2:00p after moving them to the postpartum area and doing the newborn exam they still didn't have a name for him. It'll be a surprise.

Baby Boy 3000g (6lbs. 10oz)

Alma Jean, the precious mom and her sweet baby!

Catch #23

Announcing the first Ressurection Sunday baby here!  Peter Jr. was born at 2:35am on Sunday morning.  He is one of 4 other siblings.  So adorable.  He weighed 3150g (6lbs. 15oz.)

Peter Jr.

The night crew who brought in Sunday and welcomed Peter Jr.!