Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/15/18

These pics of Ryan were posted by Janine today on her FB page. She took them while watching the World Cup between France and Croatia. For some reason, Ryan thought it was funny when the Russian protest group ran across the field in the 52nd minute. Other than that brief spectacle, the event was extremely entertaining…

All in all, it was a great day for Ryan. Gotta love him. I wish I were half the man he is…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/13/18

Thank you all for your prayers for Ryan. His temperature finally broke at around 2 this A.M. It’s one thing to have a temp of over 100 for several hours in a row over the course of a couple of days, but to have that when it’s in the 90’s outside is quite another. It’s difficult to watch Ryan suffer, as it is for any parent to watch their child suffer…even though I know in my core that this is only temporary…Thank you Lord for your saving grace!

I hope y’all enjoy your weekend. We’ll be enjoying ours on and with purpose…

Matthew 18:13   And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 19:14   Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/12/18

Please pray extra hard for Ryan tonight. He’s had an on-again off-again fever the past couple of days, and it’s not showing signs of subsiding despite giving him extra fever meds (Tylenol, Motrin, etc.). With God’s help, activated by our prayers, he came through it last time, and we believe he’ll do the same this time. Avoiding a trip to the hospital would be nice…Thank you!

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/11/18

Ryan’s temp is a bit elevated this evening. His nurse just gave him some Motrin, and hopefully that’ll work to bring his temp back down to normal. There are no other signs of distress, otherwise, so for now we simply watch and wait. I know y’all are on your knees, so I’ll say Thank You for your kindness…

Luke 4:38-40   Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them. At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.

Lord, We ask that you rebuke Ryan’s fever…and all of his other afflictions. Please heal him completely. In Jesus’ name…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/10/18

WEARY   adjective:   physically and mentally fatigued; exhausted or tired due to great strain or stress

BURDENED   adjective:   bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities

Matthew 11:28-30    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

REST   noun:   a pause for relaxation

EASY   adjective:   posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; free from worry or anxiety

LIGHT   adjective:   demanding little effort; not burdensome

aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…Thank you Lord…

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/9/18

Food for Thought: Wouldn’t it be ironic if Popeye’s Chicken was fried in Olive Oil?

Speaking of fried; it was another hot one today. In fact, it was what PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric…our utility company for those of you who don’t live around here) called a SMART Day. It’s a designated “hot” day when you shouldn’t use any large appliances between the hours of 2 P.M. and 7 P.M. It’s supposed to help prevent Brown-outs (look it up). Well, at around 2 P.M., the power in Ryan’s room went out, causing his bed to deflate and his nebulizer to stop at the beginning of his treatment. Uh oh! Fortunately, after a few minutes of troubleshooting, I figured out it was caused by a tripped circuit breaker. Turns out I had way too many cords plugged into one outlet. For those of you who have excellent taste in movies, picture the tree lighting scene in A Christmas Story. Yep, I’m an ideuht…

Tomorrow has also been designated as a SMART Day. For Ryan’s sake, I hope I can be a little smarter, and not shoot my eye out…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/8/18

It’s beginning to feel a lot more like summer. Twas around 90 today, and all signs point toward more of the same temps all week. It’s funny how the very people who complain Winter is too long and cold, and are begging for sunshine, are the same people to complain when they get what they’ve asked for. I suppose they’re never satisfied. Maybe they should shed that sweater, or do what we did yesterday; which was go to S.F. for its natural air-conditioning…which most of you know is fog. The fog, however, did not appear, but it was still around 15 degrees cooler than it was where we live. Adapt people! Not to be mistaken for “adopt people”…that’s an entirely different subject…

Anyway, we hope y’all enjoyed your Sunday. We continue to pray for those less fortunate than ourselves; for people who have no clothing, shelter, food, transportation, air-conditioning, etc…things we may or may not take for granted.

Lord, We are grateful and thankful for your provision. Please provide for those that need it most. Amen.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/7/18

Keeping it simple stupid (applies directly to me)…

I’m just continuing to pray for Ryan’s complete recovery from the injuries sustained in his incident. In Jesus’ name…

Jeremiah 17:14   Heal ‘Ryan’, O Lord, and ‘he’ shall be healed; save ‘him’, and ‘he’ shall be saved, for you are ‘his’ praise.

Psalm 41:3   The LORD will sustain him on his bed of illness and restore him from his bed of sickness.

 

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/6/18

Ryan and I watched today’s two world cup matches; and what excellent matches they were. I’m always impressed by the sportsmanship of the players after soccer games. Despite battling each other for 90+ minutes, and putting up with some pretty bad calls (at times) from the refs, the players shake each other’s hands afterwards. This also happens after hockey games. This is done out of respect. Each player knows the effort it takes to compete at any given level, each knows the sacrificial toll it takes on the body and soul, and each knows what it feels like to win and to lose.

We’ve all won and lost in life. We’ve faced many challenges. Some challenges are different; others similar, but challenging nonetheless. As human-beings, as God’s children, we need to recognize that we all face challenges, and it’s better to shake someone’s hand, hug them or lend a hand to, in some small way (but what might be considered big to them), let them know we understand their challenges; their struggles…and respect the effort their exerting. A little encouragement can go a long way.

Jesus understands everything we go through, because there’s nothing he hasn’t experienced himself (I’m paraphrasing). Because of this, I bet he’s got a hand-shake and/or a hug for us. I’m counting on it anyway.

I started a new exercise routine. Every day I do diddly squats.

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/5/18

Ryan wants to thank his Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Ray for coming to visit today. He enjoyed their company…well, maybe not the physical therapy Grandma put him through…but, I’m sure he enjoyed the rest…ha ha.

Oh, and his brother Jacob came home for a couple of days to visit.

Needless to say, it was a good day. Wait, aren’t they all?

I never thought I’d be the type of person who would get up early in the morning to exercise. I was right.