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Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's Not About Us

There have been many, many people we've met along this journey. Charlotte's ups and downs have been celebrated and anguished over by many a person, and all too often those people are some we have never actually met.

Today, Hillary and her family mark the due date of their son Shiloh, who was born to heaven at 28 weeks. He should have joined their family today. Or, he should have celebrated his due date in the NICU. There are a whole lot of "should's" that today encompasses for their family.

This day will mean different things to everyone-- but I hope one thing can unite us. I hope that we can come to understand that our experiences, our trials, our own ups and downs-- they are not about us. We, as individuals, we're not much on our own.

It's how we reach out, it's how we accept that hand; it's contributing to, and taking from, the pool of humanity-- that's what it's about.

Shiloh has moved on, in my belief, to a better place. We honor him by making this world a little more like his world; by helping his family experience a bit of his life within their own lives.

And through that, we make our individual experience so much more than a single life-- we make it a series of connections. A tapestry of lives working together to make a piece of art.


  1. I don't deserve your friendship nor this beautiful post. My inadequacies do not diminish my gratitude. Thank you so much! Love you guys!

  2. A beautiful perspective. Hillary-- thinking of you and wishing you peace, I have followed your journey while following Amanda's.

  3. Thinking of you and your family today Hillary. Our prayers are with you. Amanda, I love you!

  4. You're right...its not about us, but it isnt about our perspective so to speak either, or reaching out into the pool of humanity. It truely truely is about Jesus Christ. He is the author and finisher of it all. But, just to let you know, He also shares with us not only the authority He was given, but all the spiritual blessings from Heavens Kingdom. What does that mean exactly? He said in His Word, ask anything in My Name, in faith believing, wavering nothing. That will I do. Who-so-ever shall call upon the Name of the Lord...SHALL BE DELIVERED. Anyone who will knock, the door will be opened. Ask and it shall be given.

    When Jesus died on the cross, He did all that He is ever going to do. He told Adam in the garden, He gave him authority over the earth and told him to subdue it. Well, as we all know,
    Adam forfeited that authority when he ate of the forbidden fruit. That is why Jesus, the Son of God became flesh. To bear the sins of the world, and to give us back the FULL AUTHORITY that we were given in the beginning. It is all about Jesus. In Ephesians 6:12-18 Gods Word declares " for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
    and the next scripture warns us and shows us how to protect ourselves and our family (which includes the whole body of Christ)...
    6:13-...wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.
    14- Stand therfore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.
    15-And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.
    16-Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
    17-And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit; which is the Word of God:
    18- Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
    Amanda, In Jesus Name I bind up the powers and principalities and wickedness in high places that are trying to cause affliction in your family and all those around you, and I loose the Kingdom of Heaven to release the miraclouse healing powers for health, healing, deliverance and salvation, Father, In Jesus Name I command a creative miracle to come upon
    Charlotte Amalie that will cause all who know her to say "this is a miracle from heaven, Jesus healed her." And in that moment Mom and Dad, and witnesses...... drop to your knees, raise your hands in the air and praise HIM!! The name above all names, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The King of kings, and Lord of lords!!

  5. After reading the post, it may appear to be agressive and forceful. It is not my heart to offend anyone, but to let you know. TO KNOW... that you have authority over all of it. Be creative in your thinking, call that which you cant see, into the "seen realm". That is how people write songs, build buildings, draw pictures, bring things into "reality". Songs that people sing. Nobody would have them to sing if it first werent created and distributed by someone, right? Of course. Well, It is that same creative ability that allows us as Children of God to create or bring into the same reality that which does not exist, the miraculous healing power of that which we do not see. But desperately want and need. He told us to do it. call it, ask anything in His Name, and He will do it. We have to subdue it, go for it, and He supplies it or provides it. If it is money needs, He will cause someone to give it to you, a job or whatever that thing is. Or if it's something that no man posses' He will provide it from Heaven. Everything that we know exists, first came from Heaven.
    And guess what, He WANTS TO GIVE IT TO YOU. But you must go to Him in faith believing. Turn that request into a reality. Go get it. He has it, and is waiting for you to go get it.
    I dont know what it is that you need. But you do. You are the over seer's of your baby. You were given the authority over her the moment she was conceived. Take your authority. It is yours. If you dont see or get it today, keep pressing in. press in press in. keep praying. Keep praying. Call that which is not until it IS. In jesus name, amen,amen! Thank you Lord Jesus!! LOVE, YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST