6 things PRAISE will do to change your life!

My darling daughter Julianna is often photographed with her feet high off the ground. Her joy just lifts her into the air.

I gathered a few samples from my IPhoto to show you but believe me, I could fill an album. The reason she is so often air born is partially because she is such a physical lightweight but also, she is often filled with joy and praise!

She always has been.

Julianna was born at 22 weeks gestation. She was 10″ long and weighed in at a WHOPPING 1 and 1/2 Pounds at birth!

YEP.. 1 and 1/2 pounds–688 grams. Her weight actually dropped to a mere ONE POUND due to some premature birth complications.


She’s the one in the brown vest and jeans with her feet off the ground–holding a BIG trophy that she and her dormmates won last weekend!


When Julianna was born so premature, the Dr’s said that she may not live. They warned us that based upon her birth weight, if she did live, she would likely be severely handicapped and endure great physical challenges. Although we knew that in most cases that could be true, we never believed that for Julianna. We believed what God said in Psalm 139!!

We believed that God had another plan and He did. She is a Junior in College today…winning trophy’s for dancing, and playing brain games, sports and jumping in the air!

Are you facing something today that needs another plan?? Something that needs GOD”S PLAN?? Do you KNOW His plan?


God’s Word says “A merry heart works like medicine” (Proverbs 17:22)

Do you have something going on in your life today that only a miracle can heal or fix or FUND?


Finding things to celebrate brings healing and restoration! It brings hope and ideas. It brings God into the situation.


God says that we are to offer Him a sacrifice of Praise (Hebrews 13:15)…CONSTANTLY and AT ALL TIMES..


Thankfully, acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.

If we do THAT..HE will do THIS….

1) Forgive your sins.
2) Heal all your diseases.
3) Redeem your life from the pit(s).
4) Crown you with love and compassion.
5) Satisfy your desires with good things.
6) Renew your youth!! (I really like this one!!)

Ps 103:1-5 plus!)

What do you think? Is it worth it???
Do you need to offer a sacrifice of praise today??

After you do, stop and see how high you can JUMP!!!

CONGRATULATIONS—Debbie Wilbourn (email me your address Debbie!)

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  1. The joy of the Lord reaches its fullness in us when we are able to surrender, and really completely surrender, our agenda, our stuff to Jesus! It is a daily surrender, oh yes! But it is a wonderful surrender! If you are having a day where you can “leap” for joy ..your surrender has been made….If you are burdened with the cares of this world and your feet are stuck (as in cement, sometimes), then you have not surrendered!
    Oh, how I wish I had 100% surrendered days, but it is my goal to work towards that!
    God bless and keep you in His precious care, my friend!
    Love ya!

  2. Oh, Pat she sure is gorgeous! Great word and one I needed to hear today. I remember when she was born and I can testify that she and my Vinnie are truly miracles and blessings!!!

  3. Hi ladies! Thank you for stopping by today and letting me share my praises about Julianna.

    Jennifer don’t we know, God is all about the business of miracles!! Was this a CPC baby?

    Patty, I was thrilled to see your visit and YES, I remember your Vinnie very well!!

    Pat, Your words are so true!! It is an every day surrender for me as well. I am right there with ya! Some days, I don’t feel much like jumping into anything but under my bed covers!! That is why we need, and HAVE, one another PTL!!! I love you friend. So good to see you here!

    Darling Sister in Love, You are a sweet cheerleader. I love seeing your name on my email…your face would be nice once in a while as well LOL!!

  4. Loved these pictures…so full of life…My 15 year old daughter, mACkENZIE, was diagnosed with Potters Syndrome in my 5th month of pregnancy….no kidneys, less than 1% survival…if she did, severely mentally handicapped, no muscle development….she is on varsity cheer…when she cheers I want to shout to the world….see. the pretty petite brunette with the amazing smile…she is a miracle..when she flys…my heart still is in awe!!!!!!!!!! She too jumps…she flys high…she cheers on the team…me….I cheer outloud…goooooooooooo Mackenzie…you go girl…I love to cheer her on….I will be her “cheerleader for life”..Hooray MacKenzie….great job….Praise you Jesus….great job….TO YOU ALL PRAISE AND GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jodi montoya

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