Please pray for my dad, who has had some serious health problems the last day or so. He had some bleeding on the brain, but they found no evidence of anything that could have caused it. We're thinking that might mean that God just healed whatever caused it before they could even look at it. We're still here at the hospital, and I would love for anyone who reads this to pray for him especially.
But even though I'm still worried, because ICU is ICU, it's so amazing to see God at work.
He got my dad to the hospital quickly, even though he was in incredible pain and had to drive himself.
He got my son to sleep last night without Mommy being home.
He got my mom and sister out of an airport right before they were to leave on a 12 hour flight to another country.
I believe He's healing my dad.
We can really feel Him with us, encouraging us, especially through the prayers of His people. We can feel Him giving us strength and hope. We can see Him helping keep my son a happy camper cooped up in the family waiting room.
It's so easy to talk about trusting God. Doing it is another. But by His grace and with His strength, that's really what we're trying to do.
Continue to pray, if you would, friends. We really appreciate it and I know God hears the prayers of His people.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Is it me, or has the last week been about larger than life events?
First, the weather. If you know me, you know that I hate tornadoes with an unreasonable passion. I prayed Wednesday night that God would keep them from us, and He did, for which I am incredibly thankful. But there were lots of communities who were devastated by the storms and their effects. I wish I could help them in some way, other than just throwing money at the Red Cross, which I know is good but I wish I could do something more tangible.
Then, the royal wedding. My sister says I'm a dork for watching, but I totally don't believe her. It was really neat to see an event of that scale, and may I just say that I thought Kate's dress was gorgeous. Beyond all reason kind of gorgeous.
Then, Osama bin Laden is dead. This one I'm mostly going to leave alone because, well, I'm tired of the debates. Suffice it to say that I think it's okay, from a Christian standpoint, to rejoice that justice has been served. But Christians--don't be happy someone has gone to tell, and please, please, please don't disrespect our president just because you disagree with him.
Last, what is it about facebook that makes people completely forget that they're adults? If you can't handle facebook and how easy it is to post something quickly, then get off of it. Watch what you say and remember, Christians, that you're still Christians on facebook. The only difference between it and actual conversations you have are:
1. It's easier to be bold and say something stupid you might not say in person
2. Your words go down in print. This is a big deal, whether you realize it or not.
My sister brought me a mocha this morning, which was a fabulous start to my Monday, and I give the caffeine some credit for helping me have the clarity of mind to sort through all this world craziness. And I'm glad God is still in charge. I would be terrible at the job.
In case this post is too heavy, let me make my confession for the day. I taped the Lifetime movie "William and Kate". And I'm planning to watch it. So there you go.