Update on Grandpa Ed

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! I know it’s later than I normally post, but I didn’t get home yesterday until 9 pm. I decided to sleep and write the post up later.
I know some of you are wondering how my grandpa is doing. He is slowly making progress. He is taking baby steps both literally and figuratively.
I believe he finally gets to come to home today, which is a praise. But he still needs strength. Like I said last week, this has been really hard on me. I’m quite some distance away and there is nothing I can do out here in Ohio other than call him.
I called him two nights ago and we were having a normal conversation – only thing that was different was that he was in a hospital.
This week I got a Bible verse sent to me and it really hit home.
Psalm 147: 3-5
” He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.”
My good friend Susie sent me this.
She reminded me God’s understanding has no limit. She was so encouraging to me! I was just encouraged to know that God is so powerful and all knowing that he cares for me. And it really gave me peace in this whole situation
I just wanted to leave you with that verse. I would really appreciate it if everyone could keep my grandpa in your prayers.
I loved what she said that and I challenge you this week to remember that God has no limit to anything. And He is so very powerful. I hope you can remember that this week.
Thanks for popping in,
Raegan

Pray for Grandpa Ed

Hey Guys! I know it’s not my typical post day, but I really just want to share with you guys the craziness that’s been going on in my life. On Wednesday my grandpa had a heart attack and was sent to the hospital. I was really scared because I haven’t had somebody so close to me be in such great danger in for their life. My grandpa and grandma are strong in their faith, and they have a huge support team in prayer. Immediately people were praying for him. On Thursday my mom sent me this.

“They are taking him off this machine today to see if his heart can work on its own.
Several doctors have come by to tell him he is a miracle. He flat lined, and they couldn’t get the artery to clear, so they called in another doctor. He said try pushing from top and bottom to clear the blocked artery. They said he regained consciousness after and started asking when they would be done, he wanted to get going. They were like, “Dude, you just died and by some miracle, we cleared your artery and now you want us to hurry up. “. They were laughing.”
My grandpa has been very antsy and wanting to get up, that’s just his personality. It was great to hear that he was a miracle.
It was crazy to get this text from my mom . I was all over the place with my emotions, but during it all, I was at peace with God.
Yesterday, they tried to take him off the machine that was pumping his heart. That didn’t go as planned.
Quickly we were all praying for another miracle. God granted us another miracle! Grandpa was able to come off the heart machine today:) and they are moving him out of the ICU tomorrow if he continues to do well:)

However, he still has a way to go. Praying for more miracles but thankful for the ones that have happened already. He is not out of the ICU yet. Definitely, the surgery was a miracle, but he is still struggling on his own. His heart is going to need more procedures. He still has a ways to go.

I just want to ask all of you if you can just keep him in your prayers.

Thanks for poppin in this random day,
Raegan

Raegan Reading or Actually Reading? You Tell Me

Hey guys! How is everyone today? Good first couple of weeks of the new year!

I know I am staying busy and that is what we are going to be talking about today; The craziness of life. I will be completely honest with you. Life is wild, and keeps me moving. 

For me , I try to stay in the Word daily. This year my new years resolution was to dig deeper into the Word. However, this didn’t last very long.  

Quite recently Seth asked me if I should read it more. I tried to tell him that I did, but I came to the realization that even though I read it, I don’t “read it”. It wasn’t until this week when I realized what I am reading is either something I knew pretty well so I just read it to read it, or I just didn’t retain the information. I really took a step back and thought about what Seth asked me,

“If I really read it, or if I “Raegan read it” ” What “Raegan read it” means is I skim it and don’t remember anything  I read. I realized that I was Raegan reading my Bible so I started really reading it. I got so much more into the Word this week, I learned so much more from it! Not to brag or say I’m better than anyone, but I have spent probably five hours in the Bible the past two days and it has played such a giant role this week. 

I am going to be honest , this week has been a bunch of ups and downs. However, my spending a lot of time in my Bible has made a huge difference in my energy. Yesterday, I was really negative about my hip. I was at a point where I wanted to cut off my leg. Then I read my Bible and 3 hours later I was smiling when I talked about my hip. 

The verse I have known for awhile but it really hit home this week

“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10

This made such a difference as just a reminder that God is there for me and I need to be still. I need to remember that and it honestly was a game changer. I really read my Bible this week and it helped me so much! 

I challenge you this week to intentionally read the Bible, and not just “Raegan read”.

Thanks for poppin in,

Raegan

Hip update:)

 Hey guys it’s me, Raegan! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day. Today I’m just going to give you a little life update from my whole hip situation. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, I recommend you go check my old post from last week. It gives you an update on what was going on.

I flew out to Minneapolis got to see my family which was a ton of fun! It was a great opportunity to see another doctor and try to get my hip all figured out. It was a very eventful week. I got to go to the Mall of America, which was incredible! I’m a huge shopper, but I didn’t go shopping while I was there. I looked at the amusement area, which made me so happy! It was all cartoons from my childhood. For those of you who are wondering what those cartoons would be it would be WonderPets, The Backyardigans and so many more.It was just so exciting to see that because that’s what I grew up on. However, I was in a wheelchair at the Mall of America, which was very funny.

I am so grateful for Dr. Andy. He worked on my hip for about six hours trying to get it all adjusted and feeling better. The sad news about it though is it could take up to a month for me to show the progress that he made. My MRI has now been pushed back another month, so we won’t know if I need surgery or not till then. We’re seeing where this doctor takes us. And like I said earlier this week, God is just trying to teach me patience. Yesterday I met up with someone and we talked about that and how God is teaching me things the hard way. He is teaching me things in the hardest way possible with lots of struggling, lots of pain, and a lot of confusion. But it hasn’t made me turn from Him at all. It actually is making me more and more grateful for Him because He is trying to teach me something; the easy way isn’t the only way. It’s actually kind of humbling to know that God wants me to learn in a way that isn’t the simplest way possible. I pray for all of you as you’re going through things to just remember that God might not be teaching it to you in the easiest way possible. It might be difficult but it’s OK because you’re going to grow from it and it’s going to make you a different person. And that is what I am learning from my hip!

Thanks for poppin in:) 

Raegan 

Click to See Why I Am Alone at an Airport

Hey guys, I’m currently on a plane heading to Minneapolis. I can already feel the coldness, wish this flight was headed some beach. But it is okay,I’m heading here for a fourth option on “Edna.” I am sure you are wondering who Edna is. Well, she is my right hip. This hip has been through it all. It all started from a car accident. This resulted in a misdiagnosis, physical therapy for six-week. Followed by a second opinion, surgery, more physical therapy for a year. Loss of hope in every playing soccer again after the pain continued. Massages, more techniques to heal (acupuncture, suction cup therapy, dry needling and more). To a third doctor who wants to do surgery again, now this new doctor is goal is to heal me without surgery. I talked about this a few posts ago! 

Flashback to my sophomore year when I learned I couldn’t play soccer few a few seasons. However, I had a hope that I would play another game of soccer, but I couldn’t tell you what game was my last. 

I thought the surgery was exactly how God wanted to teach me patience. Well, maybe it taught me some but God had a different plan. I had surgery and everything following plus relearning how to walk two times. Although, I thought I was done learning patience. I was very wrong as you can tell. During this whole thing and even up to today, I love to remember this verse. I have it up on my mirror so I can remember it in the morning.

‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ‘

Jeremiah 29:11

I know I use this verse often, but it is such an inspiration to me in my life and my whole time with Edna. I hope it can be an inspiration for you too. Because God does have a plan for each and every one of you. I love reading this verse and placing my name in it. Watch,

‘For I know the plans I have for you, RAEGAN” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ‘

Jeremiah 29:11

I hope you have a great day and can place your own name in that verse and be inspired that God has a plan for you.

Thanks for popin in,

Raegan

Tunnel Vision

Hey guys, happy Thursday I hope everyone is having a fantastic day I know for a lot of us in school it has been finals week. And I pray that you have peace while taking these tests. that is definitely something I struggle with when it comes to test. I just pray for God to give you strength to stay calm. Because he gave me the strength to stay calm during my test. However, today we’re not gonna be talking about anxiety and said we’re gonna be talking about keeping our focus on God.

So we are going to start with ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭

 “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

I really just read that last night a couple times trying to figure out what this means in my life. Because I would think that I am not a person who is obsessed with objects. So I’m trying to figure out how this applies to me. In my everyday life. I was thinking that there are a bunch of different things so for one I thought how he could relate to people in

Objects -> and always just wanting more. But I like it said here we should set a reminder on things above, not on earthly things. And objects are very earthly and they can take away from God.

Time -> i’ll be honest with you, I just want to fast forward a couple years in the future when I get married and get to start my own family. But I’m not even promise that time is what I realized last night and I just need to be thankful for every day that I get right now.

This thing is something a lot of young adults struggle with. Its pleasure-> What I mean by this is that a lot of people aren’t waiting for marriage and God made that whole spectrum of stuff for marriage and for it to be good and a lot of us rush that for ourself and it only harms us.

My final point for today. 

And I’ll just talk about myself is I really struggle with just having really bad tunnel vision. And only wanting to be in the future not what’s happening right now. But what I came to realize last night is that because of me wanting the future I’m missing out on things right now. And I am unable to see the good right now because all I want is the future. Which caused me to take initiative in my life about this. I deleted Pinterest because for me Pinterest is where I spend a lot of my time making my boards for my future house or my future wedding and stuff like that. And that’s really not what I should be focusing on I should be focusing on what’s going on in my life right now. 

I challenge you this week to set your mind on things above, non-earthly things. Because it really takes away from my God has in store for you and I really realize that last night.

Thanks for popping in,

Raegan