"If you have faith as a grain of a mustard seed... nothing shall be impossible unto you." Matthew 17:20

Sunday, June 13, 2010


First I want to thank Jill for sharing her love of God and her faith with me And her happy spirit. She has brought such Joy in my life. And also God for leading us to each other and this ministry for women. Jill and I met some wonderful people this weekend. We set up a table at my town's Trade's Day. We gave out some of our Faith 101 cards, wanting to get out and meet some people. Letting them know a little about us and Faith 101. We are still in our infant stages. Needing your prayers. Knowing that we must have faith and trust God to lead us the way he wants us to go.
We also had the honor of handing out free bottles of water courtesy of our church. We enjoyed some good conversation with many people. From many different towns, a few from different states. All from different walks of life. Like my friends said in their testimony at our church today. All were in different seasons of their lives.
Sometimes we think we are doing something to bless others, when in truth we are the one's being blessed. We heard testimony from so many, sharing how God had blessed them, or their loved ones. The battles that with God's help they had won or battles they might still be fighting. Many that were lonley and wanted to have someone to talk to. When our day ended we were hot, and tired, but left blessed with a renewed spirit of how wonderful our Lord is. I believe we touched lives and I know my life has been touched.
And then today some really good friends gave their testimony at our Sunday service. They trusted God with their entire heart and soul. So close many times to losing her life or one of the premature twins. And every step was in prayer.... And How awesome is God, The mother glows and the boys are almost 1 year old. And the father beams. And how much closer they are in their walk with God. As a mother I can see how much trust they had and how hard to watch them so tiny and unable to hold them.

We met so many people who touch our lives in way they or even we may never know...But God knows. Nothing happens by accident. It is in God plan in God's time. And we can chose how we will go through life. Let it make you stronger or miss the message. With God nothing is impossible. So I was the receiver of many blessings this weekend. Praying that I will take these blessings and grow closer to God and quieter so that I may hear his plans for me.
Donna Giger June 13, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Praise and Patience

Last time I wrote here was the night before Wayne's surgery a little after midnight. It is now after midnight the night before Wayne goes home from the hospital. I am believing that will be the case. He had his surgery March 25th at 7:30 AM. The surgery was a success. They had to remove the upper lope of his left lung. He has done so well and test came back on the lymnoids and all 11 were negitive. Praise God. He has protected Wayne and continues to heal him. Keeping Wayne here longer than he (Wayne wanted). Again I believe God is taking his time, so Wayne will heal completely. Sometimes we don't think God answers fast enough. When will we learn it is in God's time not ours? I have been staying at the hospital each night, sleeping on a cot. Makes him feel better with me here and it is a small gift I can give him. For he is the other half of me, In many ways the better half. And this has given us some quality alone time we have not had. He works hard and has been so tired. Falling a sleep many nights before eight. I am watching him now, how peaceful it is to watch him sleep. How proud I am when he is able to do more and more on his own. How honored I am when I see the way the nurses praise him. He is so easy to love. I could not imagine my life without him.
We were not able to go to church today. As they did not release him as we thought they would. Brother John came to visit us and share todays sermon with us and le.It was something I needed. He is a good change for our church, we will be blessed with him and Kay as I know God will bless them.
As I think about this day my mind is amazed. How could it be that Our King would give his life for me? That he died for my sins. Not even knowing me, loving me so much. Seeing the good in me, that I was unable to see. That thru him Wayne was healed and given rest. That I was lead to such a loving caring family of God. This Easter day I want to Thank God for his Son our Lord, To know we serve a living Savior. And with him all things are possible, if we only believe. I want to open my heart and mind to grow stronger in my faith. I know he has prepared me for something wonderful. Help me lord to be still enough to hear you. patient enough to trust you. And Thankful enough for all that you have given me. And for Wayne's growing strength and health. I know you had him from the beginng preparing him for this cancer so that we can see your mercy and healing. Thank you Jesus....for loving us and never leaving us, even when we sometimes fail to talk to you or be quiet enough to hear you... D Giger 1245 AM April 5, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


In a few hours Wayne will be going into surgery. I know I should be asleep but here it is after midnight and I am still up. I'm not worrying. It just when I have something big ahead of us. Usually a trip or company coming. My mind and body does not know how to shut down. I trust God he has blessed me in so many ways I could not imagine. Never having a good relationship with my father or any strong male influence in my life. I could not have dreamed up a better husband or father than Wayne....Isn't it awesome that God knows what we need more than we do. He lead us to early discovery, excellent doctors...A faith support system that blows me away at times. He put Jill and I on the right path to discover each other. And she is as close to me as any daughter or sister could be....Thank you Lord For Wayne my sons and their families for Jill and the wonder prayer warriors you have given to me as friends....I put Wayne in your care and trust you to guide the doctors hands and the healing of the other half of me....
D Giger 12:47 AM March 26, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Looking for Cheese

Funny how it worked out Thursday. I had found this book "Who Moved My Cheese" by Spencer Johnson at Goodwill for twenty cents. I am sure many of you have read it. I have wanted to get the book for a long time. It has come up in many a conversation in many different meetings and programs when we talk about change . I had never read tho. The lady that was going to do the program for our TOPS wasn't able to, so I needed to do one. I decided to read the story. It's not very long but has a great moral and outlook on how we except change or resist change differently. I have at one time in my life been all four of the imaginary characters in the story. Sniff, the mouse.....who sniffs out change early Scurry, the mouse.....who scurries into action
Hem, one of the little people....He denies and resists change afraid it may lead to something worse . Haw, the other little person.....Who learns to adapt in time when he see changing leads to something better.
Tho I mostly relate to Scurry. I rush into action....maybe not always thinking things completely through. But some times we can over analyze things.... But we all have something in common with these characters. We need to find our way in the maze of our lives and the changes we will surely encounter. As I read this story to the members, the more I realized this was another of those "WOW" times that God gives me. I had been running around in a maze trying the same things that weren't working...some how thinking one day they would. Over analyzing or sometimes be a little angry because I just could not figure it out. When all along if I would have stopped and "forgive the pun " Smelled the Cheese" I would have known I have to change myself if I expect to go anywhere. I was going around in circles when, if I had only stopped and listened to my heart. God's been telling me it's not what I need . What I need is to eat to live and receive my nourishment from him. He knows his plans for me...And I can not be afraid to step out. As I told my friends Thursday I have to start out in Faith. My Cheese isn't there and maybe he has a completely New Cheese I have never tasted or experienced in my life. And I am excited about this journey. And we all know we fall short, and I will stumble but I know

"Whose I am " and he never let me fall. I just have to have FAITH and follow his lead in this maze called life.
D Giger 03/20/2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Happy Dance

I believe we learn some of our best lessons from our children or grandchildren. This lesson is from my youngest grandson Gavin. He is 21 months old. He has to be one of the happiest babies I have ever seen. What is so amazing is when he is so tired he goes into this happy dance feet flying and giggling...Just lights up my world. He gives me so much pleasure. I believe he talked to his little brother Ian in heaven. And Ian told him him about his Mom and Dad and that Gavin needed to bring extra laughter into their lives. Because like Ian, little Gavin goes around with this wonderful grin ( like he in on a Great Secret). Wouldn't it be wonderful if we as adults could be more like children. Seeing all the beauty around us, Being happy where we are at, rather than thinking that happiness will come to us wrapped up in a new job, new home, or a bigger paycheck. Whatever we might be looking for. When we are tired, stressed, worn down we tend to get snappy wouldn't it wonderful to kick up our feet in a Happy Dance. A Dance of Praise and Thankfulness of who we are and who loves us even at the times when we are unlovable. I know I will never be able to think of Ian without thinking of hours he stayed up with me at night trying to share his secret.....the one all little children know... Jesus Loves Me
Let's join Gavin and do a Happy Dance...... Not only with it lift our hearts
we might lose a pound or two.... D Giger 03/12/2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The End of the Story

Did you every read a story and could not wait to get to the ending? Thinking if you were the author you know how you would end the story.. We are ourselves a living story, and when we go thru troubles and hardships we want the answer now....What's going to happen? Will everything be okay? Tell us NOW.
My friend Jill sent me something she had found on one of Friends blogs. And Wow.... It is not the first time today that message has come across to me....That I am not suppose to know the end of the story. " Lord, I praise You, for You know the whole story. From the beginning to the end, You see it all. Give me the humility to admit my limitations. For I don't always see the past accurately, my vision of the present is often blurred, and I am blind when it comes to the future,, Help me fasten my eyes on You, trusting Your vision for my life and Your watchful care."
Billy Graham said it this way " Learn to trust God with a child- like dependance on Him as your living Father and no trouble can destroy you.
And Linda Coulter in her Seeds of Faith prayed "Lord, thank you for letting us ask boldly for the desires of our hearts, but help us mean it when we say we'll bow to your authority. We know You love us and want the best for us. Amen

And you will make a new start, listening to God, keeping all his commandments that I am commanding you today. God, your God, will out do himself in making things go well for you
Dueteromy 30:8-9 MSG

I can not say that I am going to trust the Lord if the first time that the answer is not what we wanted. If we truely trust God we will wait to find what His plans are for us.... For God told me in Psalms 139 : 15-16 That He knew me before I was formed in my mothers body. All the days of my life were planned for me and written in His book before I was one day old. He is the Author of my story.
D Giger 3/9/2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mustard Seeds

"Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:6-7

The bible tells us that a tiny mustard seed can grow into a plant strong and sturdy enough to shelter God's weakest creatures. It also says in Matthew 7:20 "I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed you could say to this mountain, "Move from here to there, and it would move. Nothing would be impossible."

I too am so thankful that God brought Donna into my life. She has such joy and such love for life. She is kind and compassionate to everyone she meets and has become in a very short time a wonderful blessing to my whole family and a wonderful friend to me as well.

My pray is that God would continue to take us on this journey of FAITH and reveal Himself to us more each day. I am excited to become closer as sisters in Christ and continue to experience every day little joys (like finding those necklaces with FAITH on them) that have shown us He is guiding us on this journey.
I am praying that our faith, ever if it is as small as a mustard seed, will continue to grow and deepen as we travel this road together.

I am so thankful that God will never let go of us! I am so grateful for His glorious love that He has shown us through Jesus Christ, His Son. I pray the Lord will let His word grow in our lives and illuminate any darkness in us.
Thankful for this journey and the wonderful friendship it has blessed me with.
Thankfully His,


It's it awesome when every day God leads and reaffirms your decisions. It is just so exciting to see his plans fall in place. I had been thinking about this for a long time, but I kept going back and forth weighing the pros and cons about stepping out in Faith, leaving what I know, even tho I knew it was not working for me. I was not getting the feed and was what I needed. In some ways I was in a very negative journey even when I worked so hard to make it positive.
I believe that friends are angels put into you life at the time they are most needed. To have my thoughts and feeling come from someone else's lips....God's been telling me I'm traveling the right road. I am so thankful He put Jill in my life. It is as if we have always know each other. Her children are so wonderful and have excepted me as part of their family.
Jill and I are still being led each week with thoughts, prayers, ideas....It is so funny both Jill's and my mind work a mile a minute...LOL as much as our mouths can too. God led us to strong silent types...both Mike and Wayne have the patience of Job, and God knew they would need it with us. Man would never have paired us......but isn't it awesome Man is not in control God is.
My son William posted he was proud of me...But a lot of who I am I accredit to him. He has helped me grow, maybe more than I have helped him. But until we learn we are the total sum of Body Mind and Soul we will be destined to wonder around looking for something that makes us happy.... rather than be happy where we are. I know my foundation is still under construction it will be an ongoing experience until the day I am called home... D Giger 3/6/2010

Monday, March 1, 2010


Every wonder why we can do so good and then things seem to fall apart.....
It is because sometimes we start with a shaky or faulty foundation. We could build a beautiful mansion. Wonderful from afar.... Every thing we could imagine build into it. But if we do not have a firm foundation, with the first hit of stormy troubles and it can be washed away.. All the hard work and nothing to show for it.
I know when I lost the 100 pounds to the outside world I looked good, but believe inside me I still saw myself as fat, broken and unlovable. I had not fixed the inside. No matter how good I looked, I was not prepared for the problems The Storms of Life. When we build with God as our corner stone, He builds in us a firm foundation. He cleans up the garbage that we have held onto. He sweeps us clean. He refreshes our soul . Build up a support system. So when the storms of life come, doubts try to derail us. We can hold on firmly to our faith in God
We can:
F ollow him and
A llow him to work in our life
I nspiring us to become strong and beautiful not just to the World but to ourselves.
T rust God, that he will see us through any battle....He will be right beside us and he will
H eal us both spiritually, emotional and physically

Because without His spirit in our heart we are like the house built on the sand. Washed away with the first wave.