Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/21/17

Gotta love being able to still hug my 23 year old son. He probably doesn’t care for it much, though. Nonetheless, I’m going to keep on hugging him while I’ve got the opportunity to do so…

“Vegetarian is an old Indian word for bad hunter.”

“It’s better to grow old with a sense of humor, than to grow old with no sense at all.”

Y’all have a beautiful weekend on purpose!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/20/17

Enjoying the evening with Ryan. He’s had a good day. Got some physical therapy from his Grandma Sandy this morning. In the afternoon, he was serenaded by a former American Idol and The Voice contestant, Ashley. She has a beautiful voice, and Ryan really responds positively to it. Ashley is one of the people that works with Ryan an hour everyday in the afternoons. Now, we’re just hanging out in the quiet of the moment…

Hope you’ve all had a great day on and with purpose! Don’t let any moments pass you by…

Psalm 27:4   One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/19/17

Ryan would like anyone and everyone who has ever known him to heed these words. No one knows what will happen tomorrow, so it is important that you make a decision about Christ right now…

Romans 10:9   If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

The Bible promises that no one who believes in Christ will be turned away…

John 6:37   All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

In the closing words of the Bible, Christ invites all to come to Him and receive the promise of heaven…

Revelation 22:17b   …Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

If you would like to know Jesus Christ as your Savior and have the promise of heaven, we would encourage you to receive Him right now wherever you are. Simply pray:

Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I know that You died for me to pay for my sins. Please forgive me and make me one of Your own, that I may live in Heaven with You for all eternity.

PLEASE let me know if you’ve prayed this prayer, so that this group can pray along side you and support you in the choice you’ve made.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/18/17 PLEASE PRAY

This news from my next door neighbor Gretchen…”Holly died this morning. She was alert up to last night when she was having trouble breathing and pain could no longer be controlled on regular drugs. So, the family all said their goodbyes knowing she would sleep under sedation, then this morning she went to be with the Lord.”

This news from one of Janine’s co-workers; a lady I met for the first time while on vacation in England…”My Brother-In-Law Simon drowned this morning while on holiday in Italy, and I need to be with my family to help my sister.”

This news from a friend of mine in McCloud, CA…”Mahri passed away Peacefully in her sleep after a bout with Cancer. Hospice helped to assist making her transition with Dignity.”

I’m at a loss for words. Please pray for the people who remain that are grieving for their loved ones; that God’s love, peace and comfort will overwhelm them. May He grant understanding and answers to what, I’m sure, are some very searching questions. I know I’ve got many…

Praise Him for His perfect plan unfolding right before our very eyes…even though we may not always agree with His timing and/or methods…

Signing off to go and cry now…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/17/17

Found some great quotes/sayings today…

“Be the example that causes people to search out God.”

“If you can’t get someone off your mind, pray for them. You may be the only one who cares enough to do so.”

“Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”

“The beauty of life doesn’t depend on how happy you are, but how happy others can be because of you.”

It’s pretty clear to me that it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to make a whole lot of difference in someone’s life…either positive or negative. I need to make sure that whatever little effort I decide to exert, it’s going to have a positive impact…

I’m going to give Ryan a hug now…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/16/17

Another scorcher today…hit 100+. So, what do we do? We go hang out in a store where they have air-conditioning. After a while, the store staff started to look at us funny, though. I guess it’s not kosher to pull a couple of lounge chairs from the camping section and place them in front of a 72″ HD flat screen TV in the entertainment department. Did we really do this? No, we didn’t. But, if it’s hot tomorrow, I’m not promising that we won’t…

Ryan enjoyed the day from the comfort of his room. I’ll be hanging out there tomorrow with him…and not just because his room’s the only one in the house with air-conditioning…

“I don’t want to brag or make anyone jealous, but I can still fit into the socks I wore in high school.”…posted on FB

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/15/17

It’s been quite warm (mid 90’s) these past few days, and tomorrow is supposed to be a little warmer. Good thing Ryan’s AC is working…

Went to see the Planet of the Apes movie tonight, and invited Ryan to come along. He declined. He didn’t miss much as far as I’m concerned. But, what do I know? I suppose some people like that sort of thing. Me? I’m more of a Spider-Man or Wonder Woman sort of guy. Okay, let’s be real…more of a Wonder Woman guy. Should have gone to see that one instead…

Lord, Please watch over my son tonight. May his dreams be wonderful and please heal him while he sleeps. Amen.

Goodnight all…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/14/17

Psalm 31:14-15a   But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands…

Romans 14:8    If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Very reassuring to know that we belong to the Lord. But, do we actually LIVE like we KNOW this?

Lord, Ryan lives like this. He’s an excellent example for us all. Thank you for allowing me the honor of being his father; that is his father here on earth. I pray that I would live like the example you’ve shown me through Ryan. I know he get’s it from you, because he’s a man after your own heart…Amen

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/13/17

A pastor friend of mine posted this on FB today…

Are you prepared for Eternity, or have you fallen victim to questioning God and His Love for Humanity.
Light heals while darkness steals. Check this Biblical fact out and ask yourself if you are willing to accept God’s Love for you, which is found in His One and Only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.


““For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants. ” John 3:16-21

The question isn’t “Why would a loving God send people to hell?”

The question is “Why would anyone choose hell over a loving God?”

I’m enjoying my time with Ryan tonight. We’re watching episodes of Running Wild with Bear Gylles. If you haven’t seen this show, you should watch the episodes with Marshawn Lynch and Shaquille O’Neal. Had both Ryan and me laughing out loud…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/12/17

Ryan has been doing really well since his elevated temperatures last week. Despite warm weather outside, he continues to look comfortable with all vitals normal. Now if God will only cause him to walk and talk and dance and sing and…life would be just that much better…more like amazing really. Though many years have passed (6+), we still pray for Ryan’s complete healing while here on earth. We know Ryan is already healed in Heaven, but it’s our desire and prayer that God heal him now. We will never EVER stop praying for his recovery, because we understand this to be God’s will (Luke 18:1). This is a lesson to be learned by all of us. Never give up praying for whatever it is you desire. God will answer your request in His perfect time. The answer may be “no”, but whatever the answer, it will be the right one. He knows what’s best for you…but ultimately for His Kingdom’s sake.

Lord, Please heal my boy immediately. If, however, this is not your will, please show me the reasons you allow him to remain in his current state. Thank you for showing me many many reasons already. You are amazing, and so are the miracles you’ve shown me. Please give me the strength and courage to continue to pray and hope and dream and watch your beautiful plan unfold. Amen