Ryan’s Miracle Watch 6/5/19

Here’s the verse Ryan and I memorized today:

2 Thessalonians 1:11   We constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.

God continues to fulfill Ryan’s good purpose prompted by his faith nearly eight years ago, when he uttered the words, “I just want to touch one person for Christ today.”

And, I’m so grateful to be able to see it on a daily basis…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 6/4/19

Summer has finally arrived. It was a scorcher today. Ryan and I took refuge in his room; the only one in our house with AC. Felt good. I’ve got a feeling the electricity bill is going to be a big one this month. It’s a good thing someone else pays that bill…ha ha!

Speaking of heat:

Remember Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego? God didn’t put out the fire. He just put Jesus in there with them. It’s not about God putting out your fires, rather it’s about who is in there with you…

Rest peacefully y’all…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 6/3/19

As Ryan and I continue to read the Bible from cover-to-cover for the second time, we’re beginning to understand the sequence of history, etc. We’ll look at each other and say, “Oh yeah! I remember that now!” and “I think I know what happens next.” We’re so proud of ourselves…

I often think back to my childhood day (I know, since I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast this morning, how could I possibly think back to my childhood days?) in children’s church; those days when I was encouraged to memorize Bible verses. I’d be given a single verse or passage every Sunday, and be expected to recite it from memory the next. As I grew older, I stopped memorizing verses, and have long since forgotten many of them. If only I had kept up the practice (perhaps discipline is a better word), by now I may have committed the entire Bible to memory. Probably not, but I’d like to think so. Well, I’ve heard people spew phrases out like “there’s no time like the present to start something new”, “what are you waiting for”, and “today is the first day of the rest of your life”, and other phrases that elude to some similar meaning. Therefore, starting now, I think I’ll take a lesson from my childhood and do my best to memorize a verse or two each day.

John 11:35   Jesus wept.

One down…

At this rate, I’ll be able to recite the entirety of God’s word in several hundred years. Don’t you doubt me for a moment! Methuselah lived 969 years.

Philippians 4:8   Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 6/2/19

Ryan was worn out from the festivities of yesterday…as were the rest of us. After minimal cleanup, we lounged around to recharge our batteries. At my age, it’ll take more than a day, but I’m not complaining? A HUGE THANK YOU to those who came in person to wish Ryan a happy birthday, as well as to those who sent notes and cards! We read each card/note to him last night…just after he blew out the candles on his cake (well, Jacob really blew them out). Speaking of Jacob: He went back to SoCal today, because he has to work tomorrow. It was nice to have him home, even if it was just for a day. Ryan was happy to see him.

“With the rise of self-driving vehicles, it’s only a matter of time until there’s a country song where the guy’s truck leaves him.”

Y’all have a wonderful week on purpose!

RMW 5/31/19

Tomorrow is a big day for Ryan, so he went to sleep early (around 10 P.M. tonight). I would have taken a picture, but as soon as I went to take one, he woke up. Yep! He’s still a young man who can party all night and right into tomorrow. I wish I could keep up with him…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 5/30/19

It was nice seeing Ryan all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed throughout my shift today. He was smiling, and actually laughed a couple of times. One would usually smirk at someone who is laughing off in their own world; if you know what I mean, but it’s different when Ryan does it…again, if you know what I mean. It’s quite nice to hear. I think we all need to laugh a lot more…even if it is off in our own world. Who cares if people smirk? When you really think about it, if you’re off in your own world, you probably don’t have the mentally capacity to really care anyway…

My wife said I never listen to her, or something like that…

RMW 5/29/19

Prince (May he rest in peace), changed his name to a symbol. Target dropped it’s name, and identify now as just the symbol. Tonight, I’ve reduced Ryan’s Miracle Watch to its acronym…not quite a symbol, but close. It’s not going to be a permanent thing, mind you. I’m just being lazy tonight; although looking back, I should have just written Ryan’s Miracle Watch, because I would have used far less letters than I am in writing this explanation about it. Sometimes, I just don’t think things through. Oh well…

Ryan’s morning started out a bit rough (roughly?). He had a seizure, which subsided 25 minutes after giving him one of his “breakthrough” meds. Occasionally, despite the regimen of seizure meds he’s on, Ryan will have a seizure, also known as a breakthrough seizure. When this happens, a different seizure med is given. Anyway, he settled down, and was a perfect young man for the rest of today. Thank you Lord for comforting my son!

Do you like hot dogs? How about pulled pork? These are just two of the delectable that will be served at Ryan’s party this Saturday. Please bring your appetites with you, because as always we’re going to have way more food than people, and I don’t want to be eating hot dogs up until Christmas…which, by the way, is only 210 days away. I know, y’all think I should be a participant on Jeopardy now because I just rattled that off. The reality is I Googled it. And, unless Jeopardy changes its rules to allow participants to Google answers (or correctly speaking “answers in the form of a question”) while they play, then I won’t be appearing anytime soon…

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 5/28/19

Please pray for the safety of people all across the country who are experiencing bad weather…tornados, heavy rainfall, etc.

Isaiah 41:10   Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Lord,

Please wrap your loving arms around those in the midst of turbulent weather, and grant them peace and comfort. Your will be done!

Amen

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 5/27/19

I’ve been up in the mountains…again with the slowest internet on the planet. Therefore, no posts, no FB, no nothing…Not a bad life…

Ryan was in the capable hands of his mother, his old nurses (not age-wise, although I guess they are somewhat old) and his new nurse, who has indicated he’d like to take all of the open shifts. Praise God for His provision…especially where Ryan is concerned. Thank you all for praying!

So, Ryan has been doing well and is excited about his party this coming Saturday. It’s a costume party (not really), so come dressed in your favorite costume (not really). Just come dressed…or not…

Have a great week on purpose!!