I wish there was some way I could take Ryan to see the new movie “I Can Only Imagine”. He sang this song as a contestant in Orinda Idol many moons ago. Check it out in the following YouTube video at around the 3:11 mark…
Didn’t post anything last night because Ryan and I were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and too wasted from drinking green beer. And, if you believe that, you’ll also believe that I can grant you three wishes. Go ahead, try me…
Anyway, all is quiet on the Ryan front. He’s been a joy to watch, although I’d prefer him healthy and out of the house doing what all young men his age typically do. For now, however, I love watching him, and am doing all I know to help in his recovery…Lord willing.
Please pray for Jacob this week, as he is in Cabo for Spring Break. With all that’s going on in the world these days, I feel the need to pray a lot more for the safety of our children…
I hope y’all had a great St. Patty’s Day, and you were or are able to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; or wherever else you could possibly find one. Maybe winning the lottery is in your future?? At the very least, may God richly bless each and every one of you! That alone is worth more than any material riches one could possess.
UMBC just beat Virginia; the first time in NCAA Basketball Tournament history (first tournament was in 1939) that a #16 seed has beaten a #1 seed. And, they beat them by 20 points. WOW! What an incredible game! Of course, I had to go into Ryan’s room and turn the game on and watch it with him and his nurse. I love sharing things like this with the boys…
“The WILL of God will never take you where the GRACE of God will not protect you.”
Ryan’s awake/sleep schedule is out of whack again. He stays awake all night and sleeps all day. Oh wait! Isn’t that what all guys in their twenties do? Never mind. It’s just me being an old man…
Other than the insomnia thing (no, I’m not talking about me), he seems to be doing fine.
“Don’t worry, God has gone before you and prepared the way. Keep walking.”
Nothing messes up your Friday like finding out that it’s only Wednesday…
Ryan had a nice and comfortable Friday today…
An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go a lot quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”
The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”
“Oh, I don’t know”, said the atheist. “How about why there is no God, or no heaven or hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.
“Okay,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics, but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet, a deer excretes pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”
The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”
To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, heaven and hell, or life after death, when you don’t know crap?”
And then she went back to reading her book.
Ryan’s had a few great days in a row. Let’s pray he keeps the streak going…Thank you.
Just got done watching “Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey”. He preached a simple message of God’s love for all humanity, and about having faith and loving one another. As a result, many, nay multitudes, came to know Jesus as their personal savior and have the promise of eternal life with Him.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world…
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Keep it simple folks, and let God do the real work…
Here’s the latest update about Luke:
“At the half way mark…. Just a quick update – Yesterday we had a “check up” appointment with his oncologist and she is pleased with how well things are going. She again confirmed that the PET Scan results were good, and updated us that they will proceed with chemo and no radiation. YEAH!! this is great news! 6 more chemo treatments to go so about 12 more weeks.
He won’t be doing any more scans until after his last treatment. In regards to future scans, he will have one every 6 months for 2 years. She is impressed with his energy level and how he is able to work as much as he is being that it is a somewhat physical job. It’s been a total morale booster for him to be back at work. We are so grateful for the smooth course thus far and thankful for all your prayers and good thoughts. God bless each of you!”
If you see your glass as half empty, pour it into a smaller glass and quit your whining.”
Our close family friend, James Hubbard (like another son to us), asked me this afternoon if I would pray for his friend Katie M. and her family. I immediately began to pray for her, and afterward decided I should request prayers from y’all as well. After all, you are a mighty team of warriors. Anyway, Katie has “brain cancer and has been battling it for the last few months. But it’s not looking good right now. She’s currently in the emergency room and has been having seizures all day. The doctors don’t know what’s going on.”
My heart goes out to Katie and her family. I can only imagine what they are feeling right now. Will you please join us in praying for them?
Thank you, and May God Richly Bless You and Yours!
Ryan doesn’t seem to be any happier that he no longer looks like a sumo wrestler…