Friday, May 29, 2009

Prayer Request~

Updates:

Thanks so much to those who prayed!

Travis

Travis came through surgery well, now he needs our prayers for comfort and healing. He will have to wear a brace for 4 months, and it is extremely uncomfortable for him. The whole family needs our prayers. Careys mom (Roxanne)came to help her at the hospital with Travis and she became very ill and they have hospitalized her. Carey is going back and forth to be with her mom and then to be with Travis. I am sure this is exhausting for her.

Braveheart

Yae, good news! He is out of the hospital and recovering well! Fever is gone. They will start back on Chemo now, so please pray for him to feel good through his treatments and for his counts to stay normal.

My Grandma

I went with her Monday to see the Cancer specialist. He is going to run more test including a sample from her bone marrow and then we will know more, next week.

I have had a few prayer updates.

Braveheart

As you see in my side bar, I have been asking for prayer for these dear children. I received an update on Braveheart who has cancer, he is in the hospital with a fever and his counts are very low. His mom said he will have at least a 4 day stay to try and get him better, and for his counts to go back up. Pray also for his family please.

Travis

Travis as some of you know is near and dear to us. He is our Pastors youngest boy, and best friends with my son Blake. After his last surgery(he broke the growing rod in his back) he had a check to make sure he was healing ok, and everything was in place. Well come to find out 2 weeks after surgery, the hooks from his spine had come undone. They told mom and dad to take him home, keep him down and in a brace with minimal movement until they can get him in for surgery (surgery date 6/3). He is doing ok but is having a hard time being down. Well what child would at his age, bless his heart! Blake was able to go stay the night with him and keep him company last weekend, it was a good thing :)

Please continue to pray for this family and Travis. They are truly a blessing to us and have been a HUGE testimony to those around them through this incredibly tough time with their son. We can see God through this, because of their FAITH in our God who's mercy and grace carries us through. I can not even imagine, but I know our God is there by their side, and the prayers of ours can help them through this!

My Grandma
My granmda has been going in for tests because they suspected one of her kidneys were shrinking? Well, come to find out through all the blood work and tests, her kidneys are OK, but her blood work indicates something wrong in her bone marrow. The next step is to see the blood specialist which is in the cancer unit at the hospital. I am praying for this visit that is on 6/4, that God would give wisdom to the doctors and whatever the outcome is ........we would all have peace. They did mention that there is a possibility of cancer, but they have to run more tests to see. God is in control :)
Thanks Friends,
Brandie

Do you see conflict as an opportunity?

To refuse to submit our life to God and be content with His provisions and work in our life is to be spiritually unfaithful to the God Who is sovereignly working in our life. We worry about what people are doing to us and zero in on injustices and mistreatment as though God does not see and deal with offenders who wrong us.

We become agitated when others around us fail and excuse ourselves what we are so readily condemn in others. We do not see conflict as an opportunity to demonstrate faith in God and see God work miracles in our life- we only see the problem and scream and protest as though God doesn't know what He is doing.

In times of conflict we tend to project the worst and predict our doom rather than anticipate the intervention of an all-powerful God whose desire is to BLESS us beyond our imagination!

Did God not show us this in His Word through the children of Israel?

1 Corinthians 10:11-12

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

Eph 2:1-5

And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Happily Married~ Debi Pryde

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Busy Times......





Hello ,


I want to blog, but I have a few chores to do this morning. Life has been very eventful , and a bit stressful as well!


We are wrapping up the school year. I am pushing Austen to get finished by June 17th.

He has Math, English, and a bit of History to finish. I am so ready for summer break.


Yesterday was difficult for Austen and I. I am praying today will be better! Blake has a half day today, so he gets home at 12:00 today. The weather has been beautiful lately. We had company all last weekend. It was good to see family! The kids spent a couple days with my MIL, and had fun over there playing with their cousins.


Wayne and I finally got the headset. We had bought one a few months ago, but it was the wrong set so we had to take it back. This headset is way better, and it was a good deal too:) We were able to take off on the bike and ride, it was good to be able to talk while we rode. Wayne's job has been extremely stressful, so he really needed those 3 days off. I was some what disappointed that he didn't go to church Sunday, but I am going to press on and pray.


My FM has been better since the weather has been nice, I thank the Lord for that :) I do need some treatment but I need to be patient to see what comes of our medical bills first.


Silly me, I love collecting PSP tubes for making my tags, but my goodness, I have an over ABUNDANCE of mail!! It has been taking way to much time to go through.... That is why I have not blogged, but I plan to get back to it, as I enjoy sharing, and participating in some of the memes out there.


I need to also update you all on Travis.....he and his family needs our prayers....that post will come in a while.


Psalm 3:2-3
Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Siggy Test