Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/20/16

As y’all can deduce, Ryan doesn’t get to go to church. Any church he gets these days comes from us playing music for, praying over and/or reading scripture and y’all’s comments to, and people coming to visit him. This is the church he now knows. We (Yes! Us and you!) are his church family. And as his church family, I know he is praying for your needs and requests too. So, keep them coming, and we’ll make him aware of them so he can feel part of the process…

Now, don’t y’all be getting any ideas that Bedside Baptist is a legitimate church, even though Ryan attends on a daily basis. I think if he had his way, he’d choose to go to a different church…

Colossians 1:24   Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.

Ephesians 2:19-22   So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/19/16

Just a chill day around the Buchanan household. Enjoying the warmth of our home while it rains outside, watchin’ a little football and some holiday movies on the Hallmark channel (well, not really enjoying the movies so much). Is it just me, or all of the Hallmark movies the same, only with different people? I know the music is regurgitated…kinda like elevator musak…

I sure hope it clears up outside, because I’d like to spend more time outdoors away from the TV…and those stupid movies…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/18/16

I’ve been asking a lot lately in these posts for prayer for individuals I run across in my life, and this post is no exception. I know you all are great prayer warriors, and that God listens to your prayers, so that’s why I ask.

My boss’ (Randy) daughter Amy is going into surgery next Wednesday (Day before Thanksgiving) to have a tumor removed. The doctors aren’t sure yet whether or not it’s cancerous, so the prayer is that the surgery will go well, the tumor is not cancerous and she can put this episode behind her permanently. We thank you Lord in advance for your healing touch upon Amy.

Also for my boss: that Randy’s house will sell, so he can move to our corporate offices and fully integrate into our company. He’s been living in a hotel for 6-7 months, and it is really difficult on him and his family. Randy is a tremendous man of God, and even though he’s my boss, I consider him a brother and our friendship is growing daily. It’s really nice to have a boss I can respect on so many levels.

As always, THANK YOU ALL for your prayers for Ryan as well as the occasional requests I make on behalf of others. We also pray for you all, that God Richly Blesses You and Yours…XOXOXO

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/17/16

Isaiah 55:8-9   “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

I am so glad that God’s ways are higher/better than mine. And, I’m glad that God is using Ryan the way he is using him. Otherwise, many of us might not be connected to God…

We’re all going to have a great time together in Heaven!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/16/16 Bob The Atheist

Sat next to Bob the Atheist on the plane ride home from Arizona today. His wife of 60 years just past away three weeks ago. Ryan’s situation has made me a bolder Christian; in that I’ve been sharing my faith more freely. I shared with Bob my faith and why I believed in what I believe. His argument for being an Atheist was that he doesn’t believe in a god and/or an afterlife. He claims to have never heard about God and/or Heaven, and that because he’s a good person, if there is a god, that he would be admitted to Heaven; which he doesn’t believe exists. Well, I told him about Heaven, and why I believe it exists, and he no longer can claim that he’s never heard about Heaven; or the Gospel, for that matter. The decision is now up to him. Please pray for Bob the Atheist; that God will soften his heart and accept Jesus as his personal Savior.

There are a lot of people who are like Bob. Please keep praying that they will receive Jesus as their personal Savior. It will be incredible to have the extra people in Heaven celebrating our Lord and Savior! Don’t you think?

When you think about it, it really doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to pray; which can make a whole lot of difference for someone!

Ryan, on the day of his incident, simply stated that he wanted to touch one person for Christ. That simple statement caused God to move on the behalf of several, if not hundreds, of people to accept Christ into their lives.

Believe it! We can move mountains with our prayers!!!!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/15/16

We all know people in our lives that can use our prayers. Please pray for them! The prayer does not have to be long. It does not have to be eloquent. It doesn’t have to be said out loud. It only needs to come from the heart. God will answer our prayers…

That said, He may not always answer the way we’d like him to. He does, however, perfectly answer, and if you look and listen closely enough, you’ll understand the reason He’s answered the way He has.

Keep watching for miracles. They’re happening all around us. And, some of them are the direct result of our prayers. We can move mountains!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/14/16 Prayer Request for Hector

Hi All. Please pray for my close friend and workout buddy, Hector. Today he found out he’s got prostate cancer. It’s in the early stages, so very treatable. Nonetheless, it is unsettling to know you’ve got cancer. Please pray that God will heal him quickly and completely, as well as for Hector’s peace of mind and comfort.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for praying for my friend…

James 5:16   Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/13/16

So the last super moon was back in 1948, before I was born. I’d better get a look at the one tonight and tomorrow, because the next one won’t be until 2034. And, who knows if I’m going to still be around then? Here’s to hoping…

Speaking of hoping: We continue to have a lot of hope for Ryan’s full recovery…

HOPE:   verb:   expect and wish, be optimistic

FAITH:   verb:   trusting in something you cannot explicitly prove

Hebrews 11:1   Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/12/16

We’ve created a “Happy Wall” in our home. It’s made up of pictures and artwork that make us smile. It’s amazing how many pictures of our children make us smile. Pretty much all of them do. I think we’ll be needing some more walls to hang pictures of the kids that make us smile…

Speaking of smiles, have you ever seen Ryan’s? Yeah, it’s one you never, ever forget. You can check some of his best smiles on this site…

Proverbs 15:13a   A joyful heart makes a cheerful face…