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Monday, May 28, 2012

Jordan's Healing

I have been away from the internet for the past two weeks but am now plugged back in! 

Jordan Unrau
Yesterday we had a stand in pastor who preached on the why's of God. Why does God not seem to answer our prayers. Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Why does God not heal all of the time? These are some very tough questions which I think Pastor Unrau answered well. You see Pastor Unrau is standing by while his 14 year old grandson is dying from cancer. The family was recently given the word that Jordan only had one medical option left for him and that was multiple amputations along with severe chemo therapy and even with that the chances of survival are very slim. Jordan and his family choose to seek healing from God and God alone. 

Jordan was diagnosed on January 2 2012 with bone cancer caused by quick growth. His parents thought his leg pains were from growing pains and when they went in for tests they were given the word cancer and that changed the course of their lives forever. You can read his story and support him through prayer at Jordan's Healing blog. His family has requested that you pray through victory and they have set up a prayer page with the specific requests. I have copied and pasted it below but you can also read it here

A call for unified prayer for
From the Unrau family
Some of you have expressed that sometimes you just don’t know what to pray so we're sharing with you what we're praying. You can utilize these or just ask Jesus what He is praying and agree with Him.

We believe we are called to pray with specifics so here is what we are praying:

Oh Father, in the name of Jesus, your healing Son, and by whose stripes we were healed of every infirmity, we pray right now. We thank You and praise You first for who You are. You are our Best Friend, our Provider, our Keeper, our strong Tower, our Sovereign Lord, Omniscient, Omnipotent, All Loving.

Jordan has exclaimed over the last month how incredible he finds You. He has said, “What kind of God would give His life for his creation who treated Him horribly! What kind of God you are!” Only you are in charge of Jordan’s situation and we thank You for the quick response of the wonderful, caring and skillful medical staff on His behalf. Bless them Father. We are so grateful for them. Yet they are limited. You are not. We are praying together for the complete, miraculous and total restoration of Jordan’s health.

Thank You for commanding us to pray - to use the authority You have given us through Your Son Jesus. Thank You Holy Spirit for truly being Comforter, Teacher, Healer and Guide.

We command in the Name of Jesus  
Every tumour in Jordan’s body completely removed  
The restoration of every function and sensation in Jordan’s body  
The reversal of any damage in and around Jordan’s right femur and spine 
The cessation of any pain in his leg. Lord, we see in our minds and believe in our hearts Your powerful reordering to correction of every problem in his body right now!  We see the tumors dissolve and disappear. We see Jordan healed, restored to walking and running with total normal function, with joy and without pain - all for your glory!
By the blood of Jesus, we hold captive ever negative thought around Jordan’s situation - especially any well-intentioned but ineffective, wrong-centered, or wrong-minded prayers by any of us for Jordan and especially any fears or any evidences of faithlessness in You by any of us.

Oh God, we receive You Holy Spirit right now, to empower, correct and refine our prayers on Jordan’s behalf and to engage and empower Jordan’s own faith, even for himself for Your Glory.

We loose in heaven, by the power and authority that raised Jesus from the dead, every heavenly power to heal Jordan completely. Oh Father, by faith, we see it! We believe it, and we receive Jordan’s healing on his behalf, and in Jesus’ mighty and precious name, by faith - itself a marvelous gift from you.

We thank You in advance for every good gift you will give...because you have given so much to us as your children already. You didn’t withhold Your Son. We trust You.

o   Thank You for every child of Yours praying around the world right now. We link arms and add our faith to what looks like an immovable mountain, and we say “Move!”
o   Thank You for all the miraculous moments You’ve allowed us to witness even within our own families and communities.
o   Thank You for giving every prayer warrior the will, the discernment, and the clarity with focus to pray effectively on Jordan’s behalf.
o   Thank You for standing in the gap for us over the coming days.
o   Thank You for sending your angels to stand guard over Jordan in every space he has entered and occupied during this challenge.
o   Thank You Father for caring for our bodies which You made and caring for the health of every person reading this prayer and saying it with us.
Heavenly Father we are comforted and assured of Your great faithfulness, Your wonderful trustworthiness and especially by Your love made visible through Jesus.

Thank You again for the powerful prayers of praying friends who continue to pray for Jordan. Friends who pray without ceasing. You hear and You answer.

“The Lord thy God in the midst of you (Jordan) is mighty.” Zeph 3:17 May the living Christ pass moment by moment into your redeemed body, into every cell, filling, energizing, vitalizing it with the presence and power of His own personality and wholeness.

In Your Name, Amen

Pastor Unrau spoke through brokenness and through his message he conveyed how solid Jordan's faith in Jesus is and how now he is questioning God and wrestling with everything that is happening to him.

It was tough sitting through that Sunday sermon watching a pastor of deep faith being broken over watching his grandson suffer. Did Pastor Unrau doubt in God? No, he praised God and thanked Him. He worshipped Him and asked for others to pray for Jordan, to ask God to strengthen Jordan's faith and through this wrestling to come out stronger in God and loving Him more. Now, my friends, that is faith! 

Psalm 107:28-32 NIV
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he brought them out of their distress. 
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
    the waves of the sea were hushed. 
They were glad when it grew calm,
    and he guided them to their desired haven.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love 
    and his wonderful deeds for men.
Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people
    and praise him in the council of the elders.

God Bless,

Friday, May 11, 2012

A New Boy & Updates

Meet Gunner!! Isn't he sweet? Gunner has EB, the same disease Tripp had. Please pray for his family as they endure caring for him and pray Gunner that the doctors will know how to best care for this almost 5mth old baby. 

Emily had good results for her scans. Please press in with me for NED!! 
Results: Scans have appreciably decreased in uptake! The report indicates all of the areas demonstrate decreased uptake as compared to previous examination with no new areas of abnormal MIBG uptake! 

Gary has been having a rough go with flares. He is having steroid pulses and infusions yet still showing signs of disease. Please press in for remission. 

Katie had 3 month scans and they came back clear!!! NED!! Praise God!! Thank you Barbie for updating us. :)

Phoebe had scans and the results are clear!!! NED!! This is so wonderful news. Praise You God!! Please continue to press in with prayer as they are still waiting for the fluid results and as the treatments for this very rare cancer continue. 

Joanna is home! Please pray she can hold down food and the doctors will find out what is causing this vomiting problem. 

Psalm 42:7-8 NIV
Deep calls to deep 
    in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
    have swept over me.
By day the Lord directs his love, 
    at night his song is with me—
    a prayer to the God of my life.

Thank you to each and everyone of you for joining your heart with mine in praying for these dear people. Just a notice that I will not have access to the internet on a regular basis for the next couple of weeks. Please know I am praying and praying and will visit blogs as time allows. Thank you and God bless!! 


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Father Knows

Matthew 6:8 NASB
So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. 

Yesterday, God reassured me that He knows what I am in need of even before I even pray. He met me with this verse, and settled a rising concern before it became too big. Truly He is awesome.

Trust Him to meet your need. He knows us so well and He will come in to reassure you of His caring ways that uniquely fit to meet you where you are at.

I'm linking up with Barbie, Fresh Brewed Sunday.

Have a great Sunday!!

Friday, May 4, 2012


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

My dear blogging friend Barbie, My Freshly Brewed Life, sent me an email with a request to pray for Joanna. You can read her full story here. Joanna is in the hospital after a bout of fever-less vomiting that wouldn't stop. She has been in since April 1 2012 and the doctors have no clue as to why she cannot hold food down. She has a feeding tube in and has lost over 20 lbs.

Please pray for this beautiful young child of God and if you are willing share this request with all the praying people you know.

John 15:7 NIV
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.

James 5:14-16 IV
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Lord, my God You are magnificent and Holy. You are worthy of praise and the highest honour. Thank You that Your eyes roam everywhere and You know all things. You know Joanna!! She is Your child, a daughter of the High King! Lord, I know You love her and are with her right now, increase her faith. Lord, I know You alone are Healer, touch and heal her. My Daddy, Joanna is Your baby and You cuddle and rock her, love on her. Thank You Father that she knows You. Please, my King, touch Joanna's body right now and heal her. Guide the doctor's to know how to treat her. Show them what is causing this sickness, reveal it to them Lord. And also, please send in a Christian doctor, someone who loves You and will pray over her and will pray and ask for guidance in treating her.

Thank You Lord for what You will do. Take this heart of mine, that is strung out for You and line it up with Your heart. Take this prayer and set it according to Your prayer. In the name of Jesus Christ I ask and pray amen.

Please continue to pray with me, thanks!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Progeria: Make a future happen for the Falcone boys

1 John 3:16-17 NIV
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?

Falcone Family
Awareness for Progeria

Do you know anything about this disease? Nathan 6, and Bennett 3, both have this very rare disease and get this, the strain they have is even rarer. They are the only 2 in all of the United States to have it and to make it even rarer than that, they are brothers. Please click on their names, Nathan & Bennett, and meet these boys. You can also check out the other post I did for them here

There is not much known about this deadly disease. It would be really cool if we helped this family raise awareness for Progeria. There are many ways to help but, being bloggers, I thought it would be great to just put up a post about them and get the word out in the blogging community and if you have a facebook account, you could like their page here which will also bring awareness. You can also check out this page and find out other neat ways you can spread the news. Here is something you can do every single time you use your search engine on your computer. It is #7 on the list of how you can help...7. Use as your main search engine instead of Google or Yahoo! Visit and under "Who Do You Goodsearch For?" enter PRF. Every time you do an Internet search, money will be donated to Progeria Research Foundation. Simple! Do this and money will be donated into finding a cure for this very rare disease. You will be helping to fund research in order to extend the lives of these sweet brothers and others who are suffering with Progeria.

Recently, the family did an interview to make awareness for Progeria. Click here to read the article and learn a bit more about the struggles this family deals with on a daily basis. Your can also read Phyllis' blog, The Falcone Family to learn even more about these precious boys and maybe you want to leave her a note and let her know that you are praying for them.  

Cure for Progeria!! It all starts with awareness, are you willing to help? I am only one small person in a big huge world but if we all work together we then become one big huge person in a very little world.

Luke 10:30-35 NIV
In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

Jesus tells us to treat others as we treat ourselves and to look out for our neighbour. Who is our neighbour? The one beside you. The one in need.

Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Garden

Isaiah 58:11 NIV
The LORD will guide you always; 
   he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land 
   and will strengthen your frame. 
You will be like a well-watered garden, 
   like a spring whose waters never fail. 

Where I live we have a ton of rocks and the only way to start a garden without breaking your back is with a mini excavator. Here is the beginning of my garden. 

Here is the very rough dug up garden that has been disked and now waiting for the rocks to be picked...yes that is my job. :)

Most of the rocks have been picked and the soil has been worked through with the rototiller. If you look closely you will see the beginning of the rock wall. 

My beautiful rock wall that I believe by the end of this summer will be well over 4 feet tall! We grow great rocks here. :)

Today, the kids and I went out and worked in the garden. My son, SOTK, worked the rototiller and my daughter, Squeaks, and I picked rocks. It is starting to look pretty good!

Almost no more rocks and now just waiting for the weather to get a bit warmer so we can plant! I do believe, though, the carrots will go in tonight. :) 

This is my garden, my husband's garden is 5 acres and is at the foot of the hayfield. It already has a deer fence around it and a small fruit tree orchard growing. This year in his garden only the potatoes and corn will be planted, the rest of the nummy veggies will be planted here in my special spot.  

Jeremiah 31:12 NIV
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; 
   they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD— 
the grain, the new wine and the oil, 
   the young of the flocks and herds. 
They will be like a well-watered garden, 
   and they will sorrow no more. 

God Bless 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

News & Updates

Marc, Quinn's dad will be running in a half marathon in order to raise awareness for EB, Epidermolysis Bullosa, in Akron, Ohio. If you live in this area and you are a runner why not train for and run this half marathon and join the other Butterfly Army and raise awareness for EB. Maybe you are not a runner but would like to contribute, why don't you advertise this event on your blog and see if there are any others out there that would like to be a part of this. If you are interested in racing, please visit Quinn's blog and leave a comment letting Marc know. You need to sign up with your email address in order to access her site. Thanks!!
Below is taken from Quinn's CarringBride Site.

One last thing that I just didn't think to ask. I mentioned my own efforts to run the Akron Half Marathon September 29, 2012. And then one of my best friends asked if he could train and run it with me and later he said his brother-in-law was going to join us too. And it got me thinking....why not have a whole swarm of butterfly army members all run it together??? How cool would it be to have a whole swarm of purple shirts. Can you imagine the buzz we could create for EB with everyone wondering what all the shirts are about!!!!!!! If you want to be in, start running now, the more people the better. 

Just had some scans this past Thursday and I found out last night they were clear!! Praise God!! His mom, Alison, was concerned because if these scans came back showing new cancer then there would be no more treatment for Ian. Please continue to cover Ian in prayer as he will be having another set of scans in 3 mths. Please continue to pray for NED! No evidence of disease.

Just had scans last Thursday as well and they came back clear!! Praise God!! NED!! Continue to pray for her as well!!

Summer WOOT!!! Praise GOD!! This medicine combination is WORKING!! Her muscles are getting stronger. Please continue to join me in prayer for remission.

God is so good!

Psalm 43:4-5 NIV

Then I will go to the altar of God, 
To God my exceeding joy; 
And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.

Why are you in despair, O my soul? 
And why are you disturbed within me? 
Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, 
The help of my countenance and my God.

Thank you for praying and rejoicing with me.