Lingual Braces and a Lisp – By Becca Barner

Hello HumbleBees,

Recently I got braces put on for next phase of treatment to help with my TMJD (Temporomandibular joint disorder), just a fancy medical word to call the jaw joints. The type of braces I got are called Lingual (meaning tongue) braces and they go behind my teeth. Since getting them on, I have a bit of a lisp but it is temporary till my tongue gets use to the proper placement. Lauren and I think it is super cute and she wanted me to record an update. We are uploading it to YouTube and can find it HERE. Once I recorded the video, I asked Lauren if I could do a writeup post with notes from the video. I won’t add too much info because I would love you guys to watch the video. I share a bit of my pain history, current braces status, and I totally laugh and cry in this video. Please go check it out and give us a thumbs up which will super bless Lauren and me!

Here are my main notes:

·        I am grateful:

1.   Grateful for braces

2.  Grateful for the stabilizers to help my bite

3.  Grateful for the pain- God sovereignly used my pain to help show my husband and I the true Gospel

  –      “Suffering saints are living seed.” Quote by Charles Spurgeon


·        A Time for Everything

 Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

§   For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

·        John MacArthur

1.   I was totally wrong on the anniversary of John being apart of Grace to You church lol. I accidentally said 40 years, but J-Mac has been pastoring there for over 50 years now, not the 40 I was saying in the video.

2.  Here is the correct info:

3.  His mercies are new every morning…

Lamentations 3: 22-23

§  22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[b]
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.


Twisted Tuesday – The Hurt of Healing

Today, dear ones, my heart is heavy with the toll these false teachers take on our loved ones. It’s been a rough couple weeks in our home, as an upper respiratory infection took over. At the same time, we all had to bundle up in the negatives for multiple doctor appointments. I am happy to say I’m receiving excellent treatment now for my neurological disorder, you’ll hopefully notice a more organized BiblicalBeginnings writer! I have a phobia of hospitals, ironic that my husband works in them huh? It’s the lights, smells, sounds, all mixed together with telling a perfect stranger about my personal health. We got through it, and I’m very thankful to have a knowledgeable doctor that was so kind and understanding! God has richly blessed me, in the middle of the confusion and frustration, and used the experience to teach, rebuke, and grow me.

That being said, as I’ve mentioned many times before, I have family members who hold to WoF theology. This has caused medicinal issues to go unaddressed, and imperative medication to be neglected. Now, facing yet another life altering decision, this false teaching is causing doubt. The idea that getting treatment shows a lack of faith is one of the most disgusting twists of Scripture today. In light of this, I ask that you would all join me in praying for my family members, that discernment would win the day. I also leave you with Justin Peters Clouds Without Water: The Hurt of Healing. Please pray, beloved, and if you have need of prayer yourself please leave me a note in the comments. Dear ones, you’re a greater blessing to me than words can explain. As always, my brothers and sisters, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.