Ryan’s Miracle Watch 2/3/19

One of my all time favorite hymns, but I admit it takes a lot of inner strength to sing…and mean it. Thank God, He provides all the strength I’ll ever need.

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well, with my soul

It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul
It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, o my soul
It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul
It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 2/2/19

Where did the month of January go??

Just as I can’t sleep on Christmas Eve because of the intense anticipation of waking up on Christmas day to find out what Santa brought, I won’t be able to sleep tonight on the eve of Super Commercial Sunday, because of the intense anticipation of seeing what clever and funny things will be playing on my TV tomorrow between some giant bowl of Boston Ram Chowder…Only the clever will understand what I just wrote. For the rest of you, try eating magic mushrooms and standing on your head next to a pile of wrinkled up aluminum foil…huh? Yeah, that’s what it took to write it…

Thank you for continuing to pray for Ryan despite his father being a complete dork…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 2/1/19

It was a great day to be indoors in Ryan’s cozy room. I opened the windows briefly so we could enjoy the sound of the raindrops outside. When it got too cold, I closed the windows and turned on Sounds of Rain & Thunder on YouTube. I don’t know how, but I prevented myself from dozing off a couple of times. It’s bedtime now, though, and I’m grateful God will be watching over me…and you…

Psalm 4:8   In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 3:5   I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

Y’all sleep well tonight…right after you thank God for sustaining you this day…


Please join me in continued prayer for Luke Souza and his family. This is posted on Luke’s Caring Bridge site:


Journal entry by Vickie Souza

So the results are in….. first off.. very thankful the Dr. was successful in getting the correct and precise samples for the biopsy (Praise God), but unfortunately, the results show that the cancer has returned, the Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  His oncologist is referring him to see a specialist at UCSF and have started the ball rolling for that to happen.  The good news is that it is treatable, it was caught early, and is localized and hasn’t spread.  Praise God.  Thanks so much for all your prayers!  I told Luke this evening and he handled it like a champ and brave warrior!  He really amazes me.  He is looking forward to this weekend hanging out with his brothers in San Diego and going to Supercross.

Of course this news breaks our hearts and weighs heavily upon us, but with the support from all of you…our family and friends, along with our faith and trust in the Lord, we will endure and preserve.

God bless, love, The Souza Family

Jeremiah 17:14   Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/30/19

Proverbs 14:23   All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

I believe this verse is saying “put your money where your mouth is”.

On the day of his incident, when Ryan said he wanted to “touch one person for God”, God took him at his word. As a result, way more than one (of you) has been touched “for God”…and by God. Please make the most of God’s calling upon your life, and don’t let Ryan’s request of God go unanswered…

1 Corinthians 7:17   Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/29/19

Some Tuesday Ticklers:

“All men should make coffee for their women. It says so right in the Bible. Hebrews.”

“Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to check her balance. So I pushed her over.”

“I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. I don’t know what he laced them with, but I’ve been tripping all day.”

“I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surprised.”

“A woman walked into a library and asked the librarian if they have any books about paranoia. The librarian answered, “They’re right behind you.”

“When you look really closely, all mirrors look like eyeballs.”

And, last but not least…

“I couldn’t figure out why the baseball kept getting larger. Then it hit me.”

Ba dum bum..

Anyway, Ryan laughed…and that’s all that counts…tee hee!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/28/19

As you know, sometimes I like to open the Bible and read the first verse my finger lands on. Here is today’s verse:

Psalm 121:1-2   I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

I dare say you can’t ask and/or get any better help than that…

Lord, Please heal Ryan tonight. Amen

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 1/27/19

I think that whoever spelled the word “subtle” with a “b” was very clever; that whoever spelled the word “lisp” with an “s” was cruel. And, when to use the word “whoever” or “whomever” has got to be the most confusing thing ever to me. I’m not even sure the sentence I just wrote is grammatically correct…

Ryan and Jacob, on the other hand, pretty much always know proper grammar, word forms, sentence structures and the like. Unlike me, who just now had to use “spell correct” to change from grammer to grammar…

And that concludes your English lesson for today. Tune in tomorrow for a more exciting subject…I hope…

Psalm 19:14   May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.