Friday, January 02, 2009

Prayer Request & Input Needed

Ya'll, I am in the pit! I am suffering from an IBS flare-up and a flare-up of fibromyalgia right now. It's tough. It will probably last about 3 days. I am supposed to keep my almost 3 month old grandson tomorrow and tomorrow night, so I need this to leave me. It's hard to go through these attacks, as I call them. Especially the IBS. I can deal with the pain and fatigue of the fibro. The hardest thing is that I feel like I am such a let-down to my husband. He wanted to go out to eat tonight. He's in the backyard, viewing objects through his telescope, and doesn't complain because he knows my illness and has flare-ups of his own with Tourette's Syndrome. Sometimes tics are worse than others. But I just feel like a flat-out failure sometimes. Please pray that he truly does understand and that I don't doubt him when he says he does. Please pray for me to feel better and these feelings of failure to leave me. I would appreciate it very much. It's why I haven't been on to visit your blog today. I'm so sorry. You're always such an encouragement to me, and here I am, asking for help....

Now, for the request for input...I have this iPod Nano thing. I have a playlist that includes some good songs, and I wondered if you had any suggestions of ones I could add. I was really smooth and just opened up my playlist and copied and pasted it ito my blog, LOL. If you'd like to share, please send some suggestions in the comments. These songs really help me when I'm feeling so bad...

The ones I have are:

About Midnight - Sarah Kelly
Agnus Dei - Third Day
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - Chris Tomlin
Blessed Be Your Name - Tree 63
Bring the Rain - MercyMe
East to West - Casting Crowns
Everything Glorious - David Crowder Band
Falling Forward - Sandi Patty
Give Me Your Eyes - Brandon Heath Give Me Your Eyes
Holy - Nichole Nordeman
I Go to the Rock - Aaron Jeoffrey
If We Are the Body - Casting Crowns Casting Crowns
If You Want Me to - Ginny Owens
Jesus Messiah - Chris Tomlin
Lifesong - Casting Crowns
Love Song - Third Day Third Day
Love Song for a Savior - Jars of Clay
Magnificent Obsession - Steven Curtis Chapman
Never Let Go - David Crowder Band
Open Skies - David Crowder Band
Praise You In This Storm - Casting Crowns
Set the World On Fire - Britt Nicole
Strong Tower - Kutless Strong Tower
There Will Be a Day - Jeremy Camp
Thy Word - Amy Grant
Word of God Speak - MercyMe
You Are My King (Amazing Love) - Newsboys
Your Love Oh Lord - Third Day
I Can Only Imagine - Mercy Me

Thanks for your prayers and any new ideas for songs...Much love,


Joyfull said...

First off, prayers are with you as you go through this attack. You are so right about music and how powerful praise is. I wish I had a suggestion for songs, but over half of you list is what I listen to! There is one song I love, Come To Me by Jesse Rogers which is very worshipful and gives strength and comfort. Love and prayers to you.

Tammy said...

I am sorry to hear you are in the pit. I know how frustrating it can be to deal with chronic pain and feeling yuck with IBS. I will be praying that you feel better tomorrow and that you will be able to trust your dh and take him at his word.

I love your song list!!!! :-) I have a few suggestions:
Grace Like Rain by Todd Agnew
Indescribable by Chris Tomlin
Holy Holy Holy by Paul Wilbur
Shema by Paul Wilbur
Every Time I Breathe by Big Daddy Weave
God With Us by MercyMe
Mighty to Save by Laura Story
Sweetly Broken by Jeremy Riddle

Before I get carried away I better skedaddle!
Blessings and prayers,

Melanie said...

Praying, praying, praying!!

I have so many great songs that I go to! I can't think of them all right now, but here are a few that come to mind. Love ya, Laurie Ann!

Yours by Steven Curtis Chapman
Back in Your Arms Again by Mark Schultz
Unfailing by Chris Tomlin
Your Grace is Enough by Chris Tomlin
How Can I Keep From Singing by Chris Tomlin

Tricia said...

I am so sorry you are feeling bad, I will pray for a quick recovery. My mother suffers from fibromyalgia too, so I understand some of what you are going through, from a daughter's view at the least.

Some of my favorite songs are:
Anything by Dennis Jernigan, I just love his stuff
Bless the Broken Road, You Raise Me Up, You are my Hiding Place, all by Selah
Heal the Wound by Point of Grace,
Thank You by the Katinas
The More I Seek You, You are Still Holy by Kari Jobe
Held by Natalie Grant
One Touch and Redeemer by Nicole C. Mullen
The Anchor Holds by Merrill Osmond

That is probably enough for now! I was getting a little carried away going through the songs on my ipod!


bp said...

I'll be praying for you.

I Will Lift My Eyes Bebo Norman
When the Night is Falling Dennis Jernigan
How Great You Are Kathy Troccoli (I think there is a version on YouTube by Phillips Craig and Dean that I put on my blog back in the summer)
More Matthew West
Matt Redman

Speaking from the Heart said...

Laurie Ann,

I am sorry you are going through pain. I pray that you feel better by tomorrow, and that your husband is sincere when he says he understands.


LAURIE said...

Laurie Ann,
I have said a prayer for you tonight. It's tough when you get down and not able to do the things you love but I know God is with you and He will see you thru. Pop in those earplugs and listen to some of that great worship music on your nano. Allow God's spirit to lift, Laurie

Marsha said...

I'm so sorry you are not feeling well! I certainly will be praying for you. Please don't be so hard on yourself. The stress will only make it worse.

All the ladies gave such great music suggestions. But of course I have some thoughts, too.
I LOVE Nichole Nordeman:
Every Season
My Offering
Just As I Am
This Mystery (JUST AWESOME!)
I Am (Also awesome)

Point of Grace:
You Are Good

These are all on my play list right now.

Feel better soon! Try to rest.

Nicole said...

Dear Heavenly Father please be with Laurie Ann right now. Please heal her body and comfort her and let her feel your arms of love around her. Dear Lord please help her to accept this flare up and embrace it and not fight it. Help her to know that she is right where you want her. We love you. Amen.

Laurie Ann, please don't be hard on yourself if you are not able to visit your friends blogs everyday. This is unneeded stress and I feel when blogging becomes overwhelming then it has lost it's initial purpose! Your heart is genuine and that is not in question!!!

"The more I seek you" by Kari Jobe
"I have been there" I am drawing a blank on the artist.

Many blessings sweet sister in Christ!


Nicole said...

Oh, another song:

"It's goona be worth it" by Rita Springer

Deanna said...

I hope you feel better tomorrow. I am sending up prayers for you now, my friend. Some songs I like are:

Held by Nicole Nordeman

I Am Nicole Nordeman

Revive Me by Jeremy Camp

Only the World by Mandisa

Lose My Soul by Toby Mac

How You Live Point of Grace

I'm Amazed Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Willow said...

Prayers said, Laurie Ann... And they'll continue...

Please don't worry about being a let-down to your husband. My husband worries about that, that he is a letdown to me and he isn't. Every day I have with him, even the bad days with his disabilities, are blessings! I'm sure your guy feels the same about you.

As to songs? Press On by Selah and You Raise Me Up by Selah... They are truly uplifting to me.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Laurie Ann,
I'm praying you feel better soon... sounds like a rough combo of ailments... By Jesus' stripes you are healed!

I think you should add the Revelations song by Kari Jobe it always makes me feel better.

Love ya Sister,
Get some rest... keep the praise on.

Jason and Brook said...

I am sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. You have a great playlist. Here are some more suggestions from my playlist:

Jeremy Camp -
Beautiful One
Wonderful Maker
Let It Fade
Trust In You
Walk by Faith
Aaron Shust - My Savior My God
33 Miles - What Could Be Better
Big Daddy Weave - Fields of Grace
Barlow Girl - My God's Enough
Brandon Heath - I'm Not What I Was
Chris Tomlin -
Wonderful Maker
Famous One
We Fall Down
Kutless -
Better Is One Day
We Fall Down
David Crowder Band - O Praise Him
Todd Agnew - Grace Like Rain
Tenth Avenue North - Love Is Here
Decemberadio - Find You Waiting
Jadon Lavik - Come Thou Fount
Salvador - Heaven
Tommy Walker - Only A God Like You
Robbie Seay Band - Song of Hope
By The Tree -
Beautiful One
Hold You High
Hold You Tighter
Delirious - I Could Sing of Your Love Forever
Matt Maher - Jesus, My Everything
Matthew West - You Are Everything
The Afters - Beautiful Love
Twila Paris - How Beautiful
Sanctus Reel - The Face of Love
Meredith Andrews - Your Not Alone
Frenando Ortega - Give Me Jesus
Hillsong - Shout to the Lord
Jars of Clay - Flood
Caedman's Call - God of Wonders
Avalon - Testify to Love
Michael English - In Christ Alone

Thinking of and praying for you,

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you dear one! And take your hubby at his word- otherwise the devil is just planting the seed of doubt in your marriage and trying to steal the comfort that your hubby can be to you right now.

Feel better soon!

sailorcross said...

So sorry to hear your feeling poorly!! Prayers going up for you!!

Take your husband at his word--I'm sure he understands.

Now, as for songs:

I love Adonai by Avalon--this is one of my current favorites. It looks like everyone else has gotten almost all of my music listed already!!

Oh, what about Knees to the Earth by Watermark. That's a good one!!

Hope and pray you're feeling better soon!!


Melinda said...

Prayers coming your way for speedy healing and good thoughts!

I have a question for readers at the end of my post for today, I hope you'll come by and give me your thoughts.

Cheryl said...

Hey there friend,

Praying for you. I hope by now you are feeling tons better. Praying for peace of mind also.


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

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Michele Williams said...

I am so sorry you are suffering right now.... I totally understand since I suffer from the same thing too... Both are flared up with me too... could it be the stress of the holidays? Please don't feel bad... I understand how you feel, I felt worthless up until a couple of years ago, and then I started to read Scripture on Who I Am in Christ. How He feels about me. I had to come to the realation that God doesn't make junk.. I am special... There is a reason and purpuse for all things... My family has always said it is a privelege for them to care for me... I had to come to terms for that as well.

You are a very special lady... I truly appreciate your encouragement and studies in the Word.


Dawn said...

Hey girl. I hope you are feeling better. I deal with Crohns so I know how it feels to have a flair up and you feel like like you let others down when you're sick. Thanks for checking on my during the holidays! It was so nice to hear from you! I do plan on getting back to my blogging. I've missed you guys!