Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/27/17

Things that tell the truth: 1. Small Children, 2. Drunk people and 3. Yoga pants

John 8:32    Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

You will also be set free by taking off your yoga pants.

I hope y’all have learned something today…

I’m watching Ryan tonight. He’s got the hiccups. Tried scaring him, but he’s used to this ugly man’s face. Poor guy…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/26/17

Ryan is happy that his brother returned from his trip to Europe yesterday, and glad to hear he had a wonderful time. Jake’s mom and dad are also happy he’s home.

Ryan’s also happy that approval came from his neurologist that one of his anti-seizure meds could be further reduced. Hopefully there will be no negative reaction to this reduction, and it can be reduced even further; and the eventual elimination of yet another drug.

Please pray that we can continue to reduce Ryan’s meds without negatively affecting/harming him, and that God will eventually heal him completely. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/25/17

I asked God to take away my habit. God said, “No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.” I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, “No. His spirit is whole. His body is only temporary.” I asked God to grant me patience. God said, “No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations. It isn’t granted. It is learned.” I asked God to give me happiness. God said, “No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.” I asked God to spare me pain. God said, “No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.” I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, “No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.” I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, “No. I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.” I asked God to love others as much as He loves me. God said, “Ahhh. Finally you have the idea.”

Enough said…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/24/17

“A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don’t change it, you’re not going anywhere fast, if at all.”

Ryan and I are hanging out enjoying the cool breeze of the evening. One thing about living where we do, is it can be scorching hot during the day, but it typically cools down at night. With a little ingenuity (opening windows and the strategic placing of fans), the house cools down quickly and we sleep comfortably.

The birds are out in force tonight enjoying their food, consisting of red nectar for the hummingbirds and seeds for the scrub jays, finches and whatever those other kind are. I need to get the bird book my mom got for Ryan, so we can identify those other kind. I’ll have to snap a picture soon to show you what’s going on outside Ryan’s window…

I hope y’all enjoy a restful night’s sleep. I know we will…

Matthew 11:29   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.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/23/17

Please pray for my neighbor Gretchen, as she has flown to Washington to be with the rest of her family to celebrate the life of her daughter Holly. We know that Holly is with the Lord, and so does Gretchen and the rest of the family. I would pray, however, that any who does not know the Lord would experience His love, grace and compassion in the midst of those who do. Gretchen is such a wonderful woman of God, but she is human, so I pray an extra dose of God’s comfort upon her during this time.

I’m hoping to hear from Ryan’s doctor in the next couple of days about reducing another dose of his medicine. I’ll let y’all know what the Dr. says. In the meantime, Ryan’s been doing well.

Ryan would also like us to pray for his brother Jacob, who begins his journey back from Europe tomorrow. Tomorrow he flies from Madrid to London. Then on Tuesday, he’ll fly from London to Oakland.

Lord, Please grant Jacob safe passage home. And, please heal Ryan. Thank you. Amen

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 7/22/17

Revelation 21:4-7    ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

No more tears…

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…