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Jennifer Jo Weiss

Blog posts December 2006

Everything Happens for a Reason

Today I am posting the testimony of my sister, Sharon.  This article appeared in a local paper only a few months after her surgery.  May it bless you!  Enjoy!"Everything Happens for a Reason" By Amanda Wargo~ April 12, 2006   Many people believe everything happens f…

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The Light of Hope

I received a call this morning from a dear friend of mine requesting prayer for her brother-in-law, Jeff.  Apparently over the Christmas holiday, he was rushed to the hospital and had to have an emergency cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal).  Upon the standard biopsy of the gall bladder, which is…

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Out and About / Firetrucks

Yesterday, we got out and about in the afternoon and visited some of our favorite spots in Kansas City.  We were gone for quite a few hours and had lots of fun.

Before we left, we had a Brunch of a Bunch of Pies!  We didn't eat the 2nd Swedish Tea Ring (we had one on Christmas Day), but Sharon wante…

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My Soul Magnifies the Lord

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior."  Luke 1:46-47Wow!  Did you have a great Christmas?   Will you be eating a lot of left overs like we are here???  At least we have some creative ways to "repackage" some of the leftovers into other …

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Merry Christmas

From all of us in the Big Weiss Family, have a wonderful, safe, peaceful, and memorable holiday!

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Seeds of Faith- Photo by Jennifer WeissYou can't be around me very long until you hear me talk about "consequences".  It's one of those things that God has placed in my heart so deeply that I tend to talk about it a lot!  In fact, I say it so often that people have dreams of me say…

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God is Our Source

Colorado Stream- Photo by Jennifer Weiss"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God."  Psalm 20:7This verse is one of my favorites in the Bible.  I have quite a few favorites, but this one really speaks to me today... "we TRUST in the na…

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Patent Patience Pending OR The Problem with Patents!

I'm sounding off today about an issue that is bugging me:             

A few years ago, I set out to patent an idea that I feel the Lord gave me over 10 years ago.  I had a vision about this device (a medical device) being used on Medical Missions fields around the world.  It's a very s…

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First Day of Vacation

Today marked our first day of Christmas vacation!   The kids and I have been looking forward to this much needed break from the daily routine.  I warned them, however, if I hear "we don't have anything to do" too often, I WILL find something for them to do.  So far, no problems to speak of.

Do yo…

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Just like a Lego set with an intended design, I feel like I am being put back together again when I am able to reconnect with friends that I haven't seen in awhile.

This morning was no exception.  We were honored to attend breakfast with about 200 people from my husband's place of employment, and the…

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Raindrops on Roses & Whiskers on Kittens....

"He satisfies us with good things, so that our youth is renewed like the eagle's."   Psalm 103:5As I tucked the little ones into bed last night, I turned on their radio so that they could listen to Christmas music.  A few Kansas City radio stations play Christmas tunes 24/7 du…

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Alone With God

Our schedules can become hectic and hair bending this time of year, with all the parties, gift shopping, and programs.  This morning in my prayer time, I felt compelled to encourage my friends today that time alone with God is essential in a healthy Christian walk.  Even Jesus found it necessary to …

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Putting on the Garment of Praise

When I was younger, a school friend and I (for no particular reason) found it fun to put on formals occasionally when I would go over to her house.  There's just something about putting on a gown- it makes you feel like a princess; feminine, elegant... and quite the lady!  We would dress up, adorn o…

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Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Here in Kansas City,  Handel's  "Messiah" was often a part of Christmas tradition for many metro families. Performed for years at a local church, the production was made up of local musicians, some local celebrities, and many, many local church choirs.  A few years ago, the productions were ceased, …

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JOY to the World, the LORD has Come!

One of the most recognizable Christmas carols today is "Joy to the World".  This weekend, as I was reflecting in my prayer time, I felt prompted by the Lord to begin praying for joy.  Then a friend stopped by and left a note on my front porch... talking about... JOY!  My devotional that day eluded …

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Beauty for Ashes

The Big Weiss Family's Christmas Stockings

Now that the weather has turned much colder, we have been lighting fires in our fireplace nearly every day.  The kids enjoy a roaring fire, especially if they have been playing out in the cold & snow.  Even Winston (our loyal terrier) warms himself next to i…

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Praising God Today

We are praising God today not only for the water heater that God replaced last weekend (Thanks, Bill for helping install it) but also because last night, we were able to bring home our "new" van.  It is a 1998 Chevy Astro!  It is exactly what we needed, but didn't know it!  Frankly, before a few day…

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Living One Day at a Time

God doesn't expect us to figure out our tomorrows or worry about them.  He doesn't want us to be anxious about anything.  When we fully trust Him, we show our dependence to Him by our faith; not our doubts.  The Word tells us that a person who doubts is like the sea... tossed to and fro.  If we rea…

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Dealing with Grief

Believe it or not, this is a time of year that many people fall into depression.  Traumatic events, such as loss of a loved one can trigger some powerful and sometimes uncontrollable emotions.

Grief is a cycle that cannot be completed in a cookie-cutter fashion.  Each individual is unique.  No one c…

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Coming out of the Dark

Many of you who read this blog are unaware that we have had some major upheaval in the Big Weiss family.  I will not go into the details, but I would sure appreciate your prayers right now.  This has been a major attack, one that will take some time to fully deal with.  To be honest, I am still some…

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