Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/11/17 A COUPLE OF UPDATES

First: Thank you all for praying for my dear friend and workout buddy Hector. He had surgery last week to remove his cancer. They got it all, and now it’s just a matter of recovery. He’ll be home for the next 6-8 weeks while he heals. Along with praying for his quick and complete recovery, please pray that I don’t get too fat during that time. I’m already feeling flabby…

Next: Great news regarding my boss’s daughter! They remove the tumor and it was benign! Praise the Lord! We rejoice in God’s mercy!

Next: My boss is not out of the woods yet, however. His house still has not sold, putting a lot of financial stress on him and his family. Please pray that God will bring the right person/s along to buy his house…and quickly.

Ryan slept a lot today, as I heard he had a rough night coughing. Sometimes it happens, so we’re thankful he can rest when it does, and even more thankful when it doesn’t turn into something worse.

Thank you all for your prayers!! We don’t know where we’d be without them…


Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/10/17

1 Peter‬ ‭5:10   “In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.

Pretty amazing if you ask me. And, I think Ryan would agree even though he’s suffered a lot more than most of us ever have and/or ever will…‭‭‬

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/9/17

1 Corinthians 9:24-27   “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”

Galatians 5:1   “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

Romans 8:18   “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Mathew 6:34   “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

This sounds like a pretty good way to live in 2017…

Ryan and I are watching the college football national championship game. We’re enjoying every moment! Why wouldn’t we??

Ryn’s Mircle Wtch 1/8/17

Can you identify the letter/s that are missing out of the heading? That’s great! So can a banana slug. I’m just seeing who’s paying attention.

So, the boys are home alone all week again while Janine’s away on business. We’ve elected to put Ryan in charge since he’s the most sensible one out of the three of us. It may be a bit boring compared to when Jacob is or I am in charge, but at least we won’t end up in jail…

Along with praying for Ryan, will you please pray that Janine has a safe and productive work trip? Oh, and that Jake and I will listen and adhere to Ryan’s rules? Thank you.

Have a wonderful week on and with purpose!


Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/7/17


Ryan’s had a banner day. No problems whatsoever. Just another day full of rest and healing….Oh! And smiling too!! It’s his way of saying thank you to all of you for supporting him. It’s all he’s got to give at the moment, so we hope it’ll suffice until he’s able to say it out loud…

1717 Fun date, huh? Won’t ever happen again in my lifetime…or anytime for that matter. Hope you made the most of this day!

Duct tape can’t fix stupid, but it sure can muffle the sound.

Mark 12:41-44   Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”



Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/6/17

We’re battnin’ down the hatches ’round here, as we reckin’ there’s a major storm a comin’ our way. Don’t know why I’m talking like this, but it gets the message across, I suppose. So, it’s supposed to rain pretty hard over the next several days. I’m worried about the leaky roof, but thankful that we have at least a leaky roof over our heads. There are many that do not, so I pray God will spare them the rain and/or provide coverage for them. Please pray for them with me…

Ryan’s all snuggled up in his cozy bed like a burrito…a chicken burrito to be exact; which is sounding really good right about now. Don’t think I’ll be eating one at this late hour though, because it won’t look good on me in the morning. Extra workouts needed…

Practice kindness this weekend and have a wonderful weekend on purpose!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/5/16

Ryan and I are enjoying watching ‘Beat Bobby Flay” on the Food Network. Ryan’s got a smile on his face, and he even laughed out loud a couple of times. Maybe it’s because I said I could beat Bobby Flay. He knows I was being sarcastic…I think.

Ryan’s been doing so well. Now would be a good time to ask the doctor if we can lower the dose on another med. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t need as much as he’s getting, so let’s see if we can take it down another notch…just a little bit at a time, of course. How low can we go? How low can we go? How









Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/4/17

Someone posted this on FB today…

One Sunday morning at a small Southern church, the new pastor called on one of his older deacons to lead in the opening prayer. The deacon stood up, bowed his head and said, “Lord, I hate buttermilk.”

The pastor opened one eye and wondered where this was going. The deacon continued, “Lord, I hate lard.” Now the pastor was totally perplexed. The deacon continued, “Lord, I ain’t too crazy about plain flour. But, after you mix ’em all together and bake ’em in a hot oven, I just love biscuits.”

“Lord, Help us to realize when life gets hard, when things come up that we don’t like, whenever we don’t understand what You are doing, that we need to wait and see what You are making. After you get through what you are mixing and baking, it’ll probably be something even better than biscuits.”

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/3/17

Lots of rain today, and also in the forecast over the next several days. And, there’s a lot of snow being dumped on the mountains. I remember taking the kids skiing/snowboarding and watching them master their maneuvers. Wouldn’t mind going back in time and reliving some of those moments. If God allows, perhaps we’ll be able to go again someday…That would be nice…

Love the sound of rain hitting the roof. Makes for a relaxing atmosphere, and going to sleep quicker; speaking of which, it’s waaay past my bedtime. Sleep well our extended families…

Psalm 4:8   In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.


Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/2/17

I’m the most blest dad in the world because it feels like Christmas every time I have the privilege of watching Ryan. He is a wonderful gift. And, even though Ryan is a wonderful gift, there’s another that’s even better…

Isaiah 9:6   For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Enjoy the blessings (gifts) that God has given you, and let every day feel like Christmas day!