Posts with the category “prayer”

Prayers for General Conference
by Faith Parry on April 10th, 2024
In a short time, people worldwide and news stations alike will be turning their eyes to Charlotte, NC, as the United Methodists gather for the first time in 5 years to handle the general business of the church. More than 800 men and women from around the globe have been elected and are now preparing to represent their Annual Conferences by working with their delegations.The Florida Annual Conferen...  Read More
Seeing God at the Hospital
by Heather Betliskey on February 22nd, 2024
I have been battling with retaining water and kept gaining weight and looked like I was pregnant (I wish), but I did everything I thought I needed to do, and here I amAfter months of trying, frustration, praying, staying patient, and somewhat thinking God was on mute and waiting for God to give me a sign, Mom pushed me as much as she could. Still, I finally got some close friends pushing me to tel...  Read More
34th Heart-iversary
by Faith Parry on November 17th, 2023
In 1989, Heather is believed to be the youngest Floridian to receive a heart transplant at the time. She was 2 years old when she received her new heart at Shands. She contracted a live virus and gave her (cardiomyopathy) her heart was to big and it  was failing. She was the 61st person to receive a transplant by the University of Florida doctors, but one they would always remember because of her ...  Read More
5 in the Morning
by Eddie​ Coppage on October 6th, 2023
I did the challenge on Tuesday and Today, at 5 a.m. both days.I get up at 5 every day, usually filled with worries and anxiety about what the day will bring. I settled in both days, prayed for God to help me, and relaxed and prayed.I felt a sense of peace both days that I usually never feel. As the devotional book pointed out earlier this week, when we pray for others, we are blessed also.I am goi...  Read More
Desperate Prayers Answered
by Amanda Leslie on October 5th, 2023
A little over a year ago, I was in a dark place with my mood and mental health. I was at a low and having passive suicidal thoughts. (Thoughts wishing for death but no plan to act on them. I wished I would die in my sleep or a severe car crash. I just don't have it in me to do that to my family.) My cousin Heather relayed to me how her Christian faith helped her out of a dark period of her mental ...  Read More
Walked Away
by Carol Cunningham on October 5th, 2023
August 15, 2015, was just an ordinary day; I was driving to pick up someone to bring them to a local shop. On the way, I was hit on the side of the car and spun, knocking me unconscious. I was flown by air to Shands Trauma Unit from the scene of my accident and didn't remember anything that happened because I had a slight concussion. The grace of God kept me from having anything major happen. I wa...  Read More
Walking Miracle
by Heather Betliskey on October 3rd, 2023
In November, I get to be 34 years out with my heart transplant. In 2018, I was listed again for a another heart transplant and now kidney, and at the time started having water retention. After a year of tests my heart function improved. Faith and trusting God got me through all the run arounds of being listed and now currently my function hasn't changed. I still am stable, but one day I will need ...  Read More
Heart Received
by Michele Remolde on October 2nd, 2023
I’ve been praying for a 9 year old granddaughter of a friend who had a heart transplant. She coded at least once that I know of in the hospital prior to getting her heart. I prayed for donor family, patients family, doctors, nurses, the little girl and her family etc. She went home from the hospital Friday with a new heart. Miracles happen!...  Read More
Fireman's Tale
by Howard Rieger on September 30th, 2023
I scheduled the hour of prayer yesterday at 3. However, I couldn’t do it at that time because we were busy. When we got back from a call, I went out and rang 3 1/2 miles, that’s when I started my prayer hour. Right when I was finished, we had a call for an apartment fire in Orange Park. I felt different than I have on other fires. No one got hurt. But I actually felt like the God heard my prayers ...  Read More