Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/19/16

John 5:24   Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

Ryan’s always lived his life knowing he has eternal life; without fear, without shame, and I know he’d like to encourage you all to do the same. There’s no greater feeling than to know you are a child of the King and that by believing in Him you’ll have eternal LIFE!


Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/16,17/16

COUNTENANCE   noun:   the appearance conveyed by a person’s face

Odds are you’ve not seen a date quite like the one above, huh? Since I wasn’t able to do an update yesterday (hotel internet connection was turtle slow), I thought I’d combine two into one. Not that I have enough material to cover two days (Actually, that’s not true at all. I’ve got plenty of good material to tell; especially when it comes to what God is doing in, through and surrounding Ryan’s life.), but I feel bad when I can’t write something for Ryan…

So, as you’ve probably gathered by now, I was out-of-town on business. It’s been a couple of long, but productive, days. From the reports I got, everything about Ryan’s condition has been normal. And, his countenance when I went in to see him just now, conveyed this to be true; that he is comfortable and doing the best he can in his current state.

I love my boy…young man…and not a day goes by that I don’t pray for him to be restored to full industrial strength…

Lord, Please make it so. Amen

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/15/16

Ryan and I are hanging out watching some Olympics, some American Pickers and Big Bang Theory. Ryan always liked to surf, so I figure I’d give him the rush of channel surfing. Does that count?

He’s been doing well today. I think it’s because he knows his brother is coming back from a trip to Europe. Janine is at the airport picking him up, and they should be on their way home soon. We can’t wait to hear all about his trip and see some pictures.

There are other things I can’t wait for, but it looks like I’ll have to wait for now…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/14/16

“The hardest part of being a parent is watching your child go through something really tough and not being able to fix it for them.”

It’s a good thing, God’s got everything under control…

Jeremiah 29:11   “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/13/16

The Buchanan household is in total balance once again. Why, you ask? It’s because football season has once again begun…Go Raiders!

But even more so, Go Ryan!!

Ryan wants me to share the following with his Aunt Dana & Uncle Jim…
Tom Brady, after living a full life, died. When he got to heaven, God was showing him around. They came to a modest little house with a faded Patriots flag in the window. “This house is yours for eternity, Tom,” said God. “This is very special; not everyone gets a house up here.” Tom felt special, indeed, and walked up to his house.

On his way up the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner. It was a 3-story mansion with a SILVER & BLACK sidewalk, a 50-foot tall flagpole with an enormous RAIDERS logo flag, and a Raiderette calendar in every window. Tom looked at God and said “God, I’m not trying to be ungrateful, but I have a question. I was an all-pro QB, I hold many NFL records, and I even won a few Super Bowls.” God said “So what’s your point, Tom?” “Well, why does Stabler get a better house than me?”

God chuckled, and said: “Tom, that’s not Stabler’s house…. It’s Mine.”

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/12/16

Ryan looked good today. Must be that visit from his close friend Kal yesterday, who for so many years, administered physical therapy to him. In a couple of weeks, Kal will be off to Texas A&M to pursue a career in Sports Medicine; something that Ryan inspired him to do as a result of his injury. Ryan’s injury has caused many of his close friends to find direction and pursue things that they’re passionate about because of their relationship with him. If you don’t believe that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, then you’re missing the point.  It’s in these things that our family finds comfort; knowing God’s plan is perfect, and that our son is being used for His Glory’s Sake. We Praise God for this honor!!

May God Bless Each and Every One of You with Eyes to See His Purpose In and Through All Trials and Tribulations!!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/11/16

Chew on this for a while…

Jude 24-25   To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Really? Despite all my faults, Jesus presents me to God with great joy! With great joy! With great joy!

I would love to be a witness to every single time Jesus presents someone with great joy to the Lord. It would be more exciting than watching ANY event in history; including all of the gold-medal-winning-world-record-breaking events going on in today’s Olympic games and the ones preceding them.

Remarkably AMAZING!!