Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/31/17

While you were waking up today, someone else was taking their last breath. Be thankful for this day, and don’t waste it. Make the most of each day on and with purpose!

1 Timothy 6:12   Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/30/17

My cousin posted the following quote on FB today:

“The difficulties you face in life do not come to destroy you. They come to show you exactly what you are made of and just how strong you really are.”

God posted the following passages in the Bible long before FB was invented:

Romans 5:3-5   Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

AND

James 1:2-4   Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/29/17 Belated

Sorry for not posting anything yesterday. I was out of town on business (yes, both Janine and I were OOT at the same time) and I was too cheap to pay for another night’s internet fee, even though it would have been on my company’s dime. Yeah, I’m cheap that way. So, unfortunately you had to go a day without my worthless babble…

What’s nice about going away for a few days (other than Ryan not having to see me) is that it makes the return home all the greater, because I do get to see Ryan. I’m so thankful that while I/we was/were away, he was taken care of so well by his grandparents and nurses. He looked in excellent condition upon my return. Praise God for His provision!

Oh! Ryan would like to wish his Auntie Dana a very happy belated birthday (March 29th)! He hopes she had the best birthday ever, and that she celebrated on and with purpose! Happy Birthday Auntie Dana!!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/23/17

Isaiah 41:10   Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Matthew 19:26   But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Hebrews 12:1-3   Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

2 Corinthians 4:1   Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/27/17

When we built Ryan’s room, we made sure to put in as many windows as possible in order for him to take advantage of viewing God’s magnificent creation on display; like this picture taken just moments ago. It’s a shame he’s been asleep for the past few hours, and hasn’t looked outside at it…ha ha. He does what he wants, when he wants. But hey, that’s why I took the picture. I’ll show it to him later…

2 Corinthians 4:16   So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Be sure to take as many pictures/videos as you can, because the special moments will pass you by all too quickly. Those moments are really a blessing to look back and reflect upon. The pictures of my kids growing up, as well as those of other family and friends, make me smile hugely (yes, it is a word now)…

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/26/17

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. so just focus, and keep aiming.”

Colossians 3:23-24   Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Aim high!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/25/17

Ryan’s got nice nurses to watch over him, and the one tonight is one of the nicest. She’ll be watching all through the night and until 7 tomorrow morning. But even so, I know the Lord is watching over him, just as he is also watching over the rest of us.

Psalm 3:5   I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

Sleep well y’all, knowing the Lord sustains us…ZZZzzz

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/24/17

Ryan and I will be left home alone (yes, again) for a few days, because his mother is going on a business trip. PARTY TIME!!

I love the following post on FB tonight…

“On Friday nights, I like to welcome the weekend by making questionable food decisions, marathoning TV shows, and wearing clothes that are frowned upon in polite company.”

Everyone enjoy your weekend on and with purpose!!

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/23/17

Ryan’s proud of his little brother for getting accepted to a couple of different colleges. He’s still waiting for more letters of acceptance before making his decision, but this is a good start…Way to go Jacob!

It’s been a very quiet evening hanging out with Ryan. He’s such a joy to spend time with. It’ll be even more joyful when he’s able to converse out loud. Right now, his communication is through body language…Oh! And through his eyes. His eyes say a lot…

Matthew 6:22   The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 3/22/17

Peaked in on Ryan today, and he was just chillin’ par usual. I sure do miss his active self…

I will never give up praying for his recovery…

Galatians 6:9   And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Luke 1:37   For nothing will be impossible with God.

Hebrews 12:1-3   Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Job 23:10   But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.