Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In Honor of Chrissie: A Necklace Released on Her 1 Month Hospital Anniversary!

Here's the special surprise!

Today, May 19, 2010, marks the one month anniversary (31 consecutive days in the PICU) of Chrissie's admission to Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.  Little did we know how God planned to use our precious princess to reach hearts around the world with her miraculous testimony of God's miracles, love, healing, and faithfulness.  Little did we know that we would still be in the PICU on life support machines after one month, but our God is mighty to save, and His presence is mighty indeed.  In honor of our Serbian Sensation, a blog reader has created a beautiful necklace to remind us all to pray for Chrissie and boss our own hearts into His perfect submission.  Without further ado, on this one month hospital celebration of Chrissie's miraculous life and God's mighty to save hand that is ever-present upon Chrissie, I'd like to show you this precious piece of jewelry in honor of our Precious Jewel, "Christyn Joy ("Jewelry") Patterson:

"Boss Your Heart" Necklace, A Fundraiser Necklace in Honor of Chrissie
$50/necklace with $30 from each sale donated to The Patterson Family
Sterling Silver, hand-crafted and hand-stamped with love, pink heart Swarovski crystal
Click HERE to Purchase

April 28, 2010 marked a day of mighty miracles in Chrissie's life.  Many refer to it as the "Boss Your Heart" day.  Click HERE to read the post that describes the miracles that occurred on "Boss Your Heart" day.

Shortly after that miraculous day, I received an email from a pastor's wife in Georgia namd Rachael who had been following our blog.  (This is a person I've never met in real life, but God has a way of bringing together His family in amazing ways!)  Here is part of what Rachael's email said:

"Your princess has pricked the hearts of so many! I love how people are finding Jesus thru her journey! Your a strong momma, and I know that God has amazing things planned for your future!

I won't keep you because i'm pretty positive you probably get a million emails a day.

The day you told your Princess to "Boss her heart" really touched me not because of her physical well being at the time (although that was top priority), but because us chics... US you & Me daughters of the king... sometimes need to stop and "Boss our heart"! We need to stop and tell our heart to line up with the TRUTH of what God has for us!

We believe so many things that don't line up with who God says we are! You have struck a cord in my heart that if more Princess's around the world would stand and boss their heart around we would have a whole lot less messy situations on our hands.... divorce, affairs, thoughts that wonder, speaking death over ourselves thru negative words etc..."

Rachael, this is such a true and profound statement about people bossing their hearts, and I had no idea God would use those words to lead you to create this necklace in honor of our princess.  Scripture tells us in Proverbs 17:20, "A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble."  It also says in Jeremiah 17:9, "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?"  And more issues of the heart are addressed in Hosea 10:2, "Their heart is deceitful, and now they must bear their guilt. The LORD will demolish their altars and destroy their sacred stones."

We need to boss our hearts AWAY from what the world tells us is important and align our hearts with the Truth of God's Word, which tells us our hearts are deceitful above all things.  The surest way to mend our broken, hurting hearts is to ask our mighty God to circumcise our hearts, to remove all the boo-boo's and mend our hearts to be made new in Him.  You've heard me quote my scripture prayer for my personal heart before, but here it is again:  Deuteronomy 30:6, "The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live."

The truth is that ALL of our hearts are broken without the Lord, and we are desperate to have Him repair our hearts.  He is able, willing, and ready to make our broken hearts become brand new.  That's what faith can do.  (Remember Chrissie's song and the lyrics of "That's What Faith Can Do"?!?)  All we have to do is submit to Him and ask Him to create in us a new heart, one which is more like His.

If you're ready for God to boss your heart instead of allowing the world to boss your heart with deceit and lies and barriers that keep us from fully experiencing His perfect goodness, the goodness that comes when we're able to love him with all our heart, with all our soul so that we may LIVE (Deut 30:6), please begin praying this prayer of circumcision found in Deut. 30:6 for yourself.  God will do mighty things to mend your broken heart.  (And it doesn't matter how shattered your heart is, He is mighty to save and He will do a massive open-heart surgery in your heart if you will ask Him and allow Him.)

This beautiful necklace can serve as a daily reminder to allow God to boss your heart with His Truth, His Love and His Goodness, while at the same time serving as as a prayer reminder for our princess. 

Here is a description that Rachael wrote on her site about the hand-crafted necklace, lovingly created in honor of our Princess Chrissie, the Serbian Sensation, who is teaching us all how to boss our hearts!


Sometimes I get the opportunity to "meet" people in the internet world who really touch my heart.

I found and learned about Chrissie, and her amazing family.

Chrissie is currently in the hospital fighting for her life. She was adopted within the last year i believe and just under went open heart surgery and has had several complications.

One thing I love is her Mother's faith and strength.

There was a day where her heart was struggling... you can go to her blog to read about it, but she told Chrissie to "Boss Her Heart". When she did this her levels all started coming up to where they needed to be!

I started thinking about it, and as women we our emotion based so much. We rely on what we feel. What if we took time to "Boss Our Heart" and tell it to line up with what God wants us to think and believe about ourself.

Psalm 147:3 says, “He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.”

This is a portion of an email between Lorraine (Chrissies mom) and myself.

So many of us are broken hearted, and we need Him to bind up our wounds and heal our broken hearts. Our hearts are being deceitful, as we are taught in His word, but unfortunately, the world tends to “boss” our hearts and tell us what to believe instead of allowing His Word to boss us.

This necklace is going to be $50 , and I'm donating $30 of it to Chrissie's family to help with medical expenses and to also help with the commute which is I believe two hours away.

Please read about Chrissie here

About the Necklace: Sterling Silver dainty Ball Chain that has hung on it a beautiful washer shaped sterling silver piece that has the words " Boss Your Heart". Hanging in the middle is a beautiful swarovski crystal pink heart.

This necklace is a reminder to each of you to boss your heart as well as a reminder to be praying for Chrissie!

All necklaces will ship within 2 weeks of order. They will be shipped usps 2-3 day priority.

Anyone who purchases this will also receive a $5.00 gift certificate to my shop for a future purchase.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorraine- I've commented before with my actual login name, but am leaving this'll understand why shortly...

I bought one of the necklaces in honor of Chrissie today. I graduated from college quite a way back now, and since I've been out in "the real world" have found that God wants me to do more with my life than my current 9-5 job. For the last year, unbeknownst to my employer, I've been in school, full-time at night and on weekends, taking the classes to apply to medical school. I want to be able to know that I'm doing something to help people, and not just selling another "widget" to someone. While I know that everything that I will be able to do for people like your Sweet Chrissie will be because of God, I want to be a doctor like your Dr. Porisch...someone who not only fights for her patients with everything she learned in medical school, but also knows that every outcome is God's will; someone who has compassion her patients and their families, and who can offer both medical and emotional comfort. The last year of school has not been easy...I work full-time, and then I am in school full-time, and I sleep what feels like zero-time. But, knowing how hard Chrissie fought for her life, and how brave she was, and how she bossed her heart until the very end, I know that I have to do the same. When I feel too tired or like I won't make it, I will boss my heart to push through, knowing that I will be serving God as a doctor, and hopefully being an example of his love and compassion. And, when I wear the necklace, I will think of your little Serbian Sensation Princess, and will work that much harder. Know that I am praying for you and your family for God to grant you peace during this difficult time.

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