Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/31/18

Well, we made it through yet another day, and I’m hoping God will allow us more than a few more.

NEW YEARS RESOLUTION   noun: A “to do” list for the first week of January

I’m not much for New Years resolutions, but here are a few my friends posted:

“To read more, so I’m putting the subtitles on my television.”

“To gain weight, so I can brag about accomplishing at least one goal in 2019.”

“Don’t date a Victoria Secret model. I nail this every year.”

“Save water by doing less laundry and using deodorant.”

Ryan’s noc nurse stayed home sick last night, so I had the pleasure of watching my boy. I don’t wish anyone ill, but I won’t mind if she calls in sick again…

Happy New Year! Be safe tonight!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/29/18

PRAYER   noun:   the act of communicating with God; especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving

The following is the Lord’s Prayer in Native American, so my wife and her father’s side of the family can read/pray it in their familiar tongue:

Tsehehe’tovatsemenoto tsehestoestoveto
he’amo’omee’e, neme’máheono’atamane.


Eme’néheso tseheŝetanoto hetséheno
ho’eva hapo’e tseheso henéheohe

Oeŝeeva nexhoxomemenoo’o.

tseheŝsheseo’óhto’eetáhetse hapo’e

máxhavésevevonóhoha’onetse, naa mato
ne’aseotŝéŝemenoo’o tosa’e

Never give up on prayer no matter what comes your way…




Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/28/18

Fun Facts Friday…with commentary by Ryan…

McDonald’s calls frequent buyers of their food “heavy users.” Get it? Don’t make me explain it to you.

There are more lifeforms living on your skin than there are people on the planet. Eeeww, creepy.

In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child. Only the French would do something this stupid. I hope they at least made bacon out of the corpse.

A single cloud can weigh more than 1 million pounds. So can someone who eats 4 million quarter pounders in one sitting. Do the math. Now that’s a real heavy user.

James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them. Thems Buchanan’s is nice peoples.

Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it. Soylent green is people. Gee, I hope Coke isn’t.

The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime. The key word here is average. Obviously, heavy users don’t.

You cannot snore and dream at the same time. No wonder I never remember my dreams.

That last comment was mine…

Happy Friday Y’all! Sweet dreams…or snoring…



Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/27/18

“There are 363 days till Christmas, and people already have their Christmas lights up. Unbelievable!”

Mine have been up all year long for the past several years because I’m too afraid to get up on the high roof to take them down. Getting older sucks!

Had a great time looking after Ryan today. To most people, it’s not exciting to be with someone who sleeps all the time, but to me, it’s everything just to spend time with him. Thank you all for praying for him. The results are not only good for him, but for us as well…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/25/18

It was a wonderful day celebrating the reason for the season! Ryan and I hung out by ourselves until early afternoon, listening to music and watching Santa poke the yule log, while Janine and Jacob went to our parent’s house for a visit. Then, upon their return, we watched the Warriors get pummeled by the Lakers, and then The Incredibles II. Jack Jack is the best!

Hope your day was filled with love for Him (not Jack Jack) and each other! I won’t be wishing y’all a Happy New Year yet, because it’s too early. And besides, I’d rather continue to wish y’all a Merry Christmas and celebrate that for the days that remain in this year, and for each and every day from here on out…So Merry Christmas again and again and again and…infinity!

Luke 2:11-14   Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/25/18

Too much hillbillyian goin’ on last night to post anything. This year’s Christmas Eve dinner theme was Texas BBQ, so of course we all had to dress the part (except for those who didn’t). No need to mention who, because you can see for y’all’s selfs. Anyway, can someone say Awkward Family Photo? I mean, what in tarnation was my mom wearing??

Not something you thought you’d see on Christmas, huh? Hope it doesn’t spoil your day.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR CRAZY FAMILY TO YOURS! Oh yes, your families are crazy too…some of us just hide it better than others…



Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/23/18

Isaiah 11:1   A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

We’ve been celebrating Christ all year, and it’ll come to a feverish pitch in just a couple of days! We hope y’all are able to enjoy the season! All praise belongs to “the reason” for the season!


Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/22/18

I’m stealing this from Stacie, who posted it on FB today…


Thank you Stacie!!

Deuteronomy 31:8   The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/20/18

Psalm 46:10a   He says, “Be still, and know that I am God…”

I AM has got to be the shortest sentence with the deepest content or substance ever. Shorter still would be I’M. What is God saying here? In this verse, the word ‘still’ means ‘let go’ or ‘release’.

I believe one thing God is saying is not to worry about anything; that He is in control. He’s also saying be at peace; He’s our comfort. The list goes on…

Let Go and Let God!

That’s what I’m trying to do…