Archive for April 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Please Continue Praying for Gabe

An update on Gabe...

Ben & Angie received a huge shock last night when they were told that their little guy does in fact have a heart condition. Gabe has Long QT Syndrome and will need to be on medication for life to help his heart from going into arrhythmia. They have been told that he will be able to lead a normal life but will need medication several times a day.

Please pray for these friends and their baby. Pray that God would give them grace to keep trusting in Him and resting in His perfect care for their son. Pray that Gabe would be able to leave the NICU soon and that his body would continue to do well with the medicine. Pray for rest in the midst of the weariness. And pray for wisdom for all the decisions that need to be made right now.

They are grateful for your prayers.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm Weak. He's Strong.

I don't really have anything much to say except that Josh is gone until Thursday evening and that makes for a L-O-N-G week.

This morning I got up very aware that in every way that I can think of, I am weak right now. I'm weak in the "rested" department. I'm weak in the "refreshed" department. I'm weak in the "patience" department and in the "eyes on the cross" department and in the "joyfully serving" department. I don't feel like I've been doing anything very well or very strongly right now. Weak at housework, weak in organization, weak at friendship, weak at devotions, weak in parenting, weak in trusting the Lord. I am weak. And actually, I'm probably always this weak, I just don't always recognize it.

So my cry today has been, "When I am weak, then I am Lord, please be my strength in weakness!" And you know what? He gave me more than sufficient grace and strength for the day. Now all three little people are in bed (for the moment) and I'm grateful that God is so much stronger than my weakness. I'm praying that I remember His strength tomorrow too.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Please Pray for Gabe

Well, I didn't expect to be shooting out another NICU prayer request but...

Please pray for our dear friends, Ben & Angie, and their new little guy, Gabe. He was born Saturday morning and everything looked great until some concerns over his heart rate emerged. Basically, he had a very low heart rate that kept dropping and wasn't raising when he was active/awake. He was taken to the NICU for testing and the results have been very encouraging! It appears that his unusual heartbeats/patterns are beginning to resume more normal functioning.

Please pray that the tests that he is given tomorrow will confirm that he is doing much better and that his heart will function completely normally in it's patterns/rhythms/beats. Please pray for continued peace for Ben & Angie; they are trusting the Lord and declaring His goodness and faithfulness! Pray that peace continues to reign in their hearts when they are able to take him home and for the time in between. I can't imagine how hard it must be to go home without your baby.

If you want to leave any comments for them on here, feel free to do so.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

I'm a bit disappointed that I wasn't able to get all 3 to sit still and smile at the same time...but cute pictures (as fun as they are) aren't really what today's about anyway. So grateful that He is risen!

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