Noticed a lot of pollen on Ryan’s van yesterday, and today he’s been sneezing quite a bit. Not a good thing at all. Please pray we can keep the pollen indoors to a minimum, and that Ryan doesn’t suffer any affects from whatever does manage it’s way into his room.
We appreciate and love you all for continuing to pray for Ryan, and pray God richly blesses you for your kindness. Hope you all enjoy a beautiful weekend!
Love, Janine, Jacob, Bret and, of course, Ryan.
Didn’t post anything yesterday because I had a hegette and decided to go to bed early. Woke up disappointed, because I thought more “beauty sleep” was supposed to live up to its billing. Apparently not, as my mirror mirror on the wall this morning yielded nothing but insults. Note to self: Buy a new mirror…
Ryan was sleeping soundly this morning when I walked in. How come beauty sleep works for him?
Ryan had a small seizure this morning. Thankfully, it didn’t last long, and he seems to be fine…thanks to modern medicine…and God’s loving touch. But, he has been coughing a lot during the afternoon/evening; which has me a bit concerned, as he has a tendency to run a temp when he coughs a lot…and, he can aspirate (not good) if the nurses are not on top of him…which they usually are. The problem is he has a problem relaxing, and we don’t like that for him. Please pray that whatever’s making him cough will just go away, so he can be more comfortable. The young man has enough going on without any added complications.
Lord, Please place your healing hand upon Ryan, and heal him completely. Also, soften the hearts of people who need You in their lives. In Jesus’ wonderful name…Amen
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.
Some wise quotes to get you through the rest of the week…and beyond…
“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.”
“Life is hard. It’s harder if you’re stupid.”
” I always wanted to be somebody, but now realize I should have been more specific.”
” When nothing goes right, go left.”
“I followed my heart and it led me to the fridge.”
” I don’t trust children. They are here to replace us.”
Ryan had a good day today. Please remember him in your prayers…and don’t forget to pray for those you know who need God in their lives…
The four day weekend (even though there’s no such thing around here) has come to an end. We dug holes for and planted 8 fruit trees on the side of the hill. Haven’t done that type of physical work in such a long time, and had a tremendous hegget (what Ryan used to say when he was little) afterward. Didn’t have the strength to write anything, so y’all were spared yet again from my babble. Ended up going to bed at 7. I kinda like that, although I miss out on that extra half hour of life, by going to bed that early…
The good thing is, the next day comes earlier…Is that even possible? Feels like it, anyway. So, we hope y’all enjoyed a long weekend like we did…or even better than we did.
Tomorrow is a new day…one we haven’t seen yet. Make the most of it on and with purpose!
Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
Didn’t plant any trees that would bear fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. I’m allergic…well that explains my dullness of mind…
The weather here has been unusually warm for February…this after the hottest January on record. Hopefully, we’ll get some rain soon. But, I’m not writing this to boringly talk about the weather, for lack of anything better to talk about. I write this, because I want to ask for some preventative prayer for Ryan. For those of you who have been following Ryan’s story for any length of time, you know Ryan is highly sensitive to changes in weather; and especially when warm weather causes the plants/trees to pollenate early. It messes with his allergies on a much higher level than it does on most “normal” people. Please pray that Ryan will continue to have the great days/weeks/months, etc. he’s been having, and be able to withstand anything which might cause him any new unwarranted discomfort and/or illness. We really don’t want him spending any time in the hospital…ever!
Lord, Please heal my son tonight. And, soften the hearts of those who need you in their lives. Amen
I believe nothing would please Ryan more than if anyone out there needing God in their life, would pray the following prayer. It’ll take you less than a minute, and for doing so, you’ll gain an eternity spent in heaven. Speaking as a businessman, there has never been, and never will be, a better return on your investment. Ryan and I pray daily for this for each of you and yours…
I receive You as my personal Lord, King and Commander. I invite You into my life as the Lord and Ruler of my life. I no longer choose to be in charge of my life. I give it to You. I invite You, Jesus, to have first place in my heart and my life. I ask for Your cleansing blood that was shed on the cross to come now and wash down over all my sins. Come make me clean. Restore me to a right relationship as a child of my heavenly Father. Thank You, Lord, for Your cleansing blood! I stand clean and white in Your presence. I put on Your robe of righteousness which You are handing to me. Thank You, Lord.
If you just prayed this, the angels in heaven are rejoicing!! And, we are too!! Welcome to the family!!
Now, continue the chain by praying for people you know who need a touch from God…
GOD’S GOT PLANS FOR EACH PARTICIPANT IN HIS MASTER PLAN. HUMBLY ACCEPT YOUR ROLE TO SEE HOW YOU FIT INTO HIS WONDERFUL PLAN.
At the beginning of my shift each morning, the night nurse usually has the Channel 2 news on. Most of the time, the news is filled with political content (mostly Trump bashing), which, like a soap opera, is the same regurgitated garbage day in and day out. Ryan and I seldom watch more than a few minutes before I either turn the TV completely off, or switch to something much more pleasant…like music. Then, we will peruse FB, where there is more political garbage, where “friends” bash not only the politicians, but each other because of differing points of view. I don’t know about y’all, but to me the toxicity is smothering. We need to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect. Have debates, but do them in such a way as to not tear each other apart or put one another down. God calls us to a higher…scratch that…the highest standard.
1 Timothy 2:1-6 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, …
Ryan had an excellent day today. All days are excellent if you have the right attitude…And Ryan does…