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Friday, November 30, 2012

Carried by Jesus

I love the faith this family has!! The love and trust they have in Jesus is amazing and just makes my heart soar knowing there are people who can lose a child and glorify and love Jesus all the more. I so want to cut snippets from Jordan's Healing blog and paste them here but that just wouldn't do for me. You really need to just head over to their blog and read it for yourself.

Okay, just one little snippet from Jordan's Healing blog. This is Kim Jordan's dad...
Many are asking about plans for a memorial celebration service - still don’t have any. Too busy worshipping and dancing today. Check back tomorrow. We may have more clarity at that point. One step at a time.

Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland."

Resting in Him,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Not for The Weak In Faith

Please, if you are willing, head over to Jordan's Blog and read what his parents have to say. 

Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Pray With Me

Psalm 118:24 NIV
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Revelation 12:11 NIV
They triumphed over him
    by the blood of the Lamb
    and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
    as to shrink from death.

Today is a day that is either for Joy for against Joy. Please join your heart with many others and pray for a miracle for Joy. This miracle baby needs another touch from our amazing God. Below is taken directly from Joy's Facebook page...

Friday is a make it or break it day for Joy. She can really use a lot of prayer today. I will update as soon as I know something. Thank you!

The Blood of Jesus gives us the victory over Satan and all his demonic guests and Satan cannot hold out against the power of the Blood of Jesus. I hold the Blood of Jesus as a shield against the enemy that is trying to resist the authority of the prayers of the children of God. Jesus, let Your Holy, precious Blood, flow through Joy and heal her completely. Your Word God, is Spirit and life, speak life into Joy and she will live. With all of my heart I believe Your Word God and trust Your decision and know that Your Holy, perfect will be done. In Jesus' name, amen.

Isaiah 53:5 NIV

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.

Praying and praying for you Joy!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

PAIN ~Da Truth

PAIN ~Da Truth
Not the best video but it the song that I wanted to share.

Lamentations 3:19-26 NIV

I remember my affliction and my wandering,
    the bitterness and the gall.
 I well remember them,
    and my soul is downcast within me.
 Yet this I call to mind
    and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
    to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.

Father remember Jordan and keep him close to Your heart and have your mighty healing hand upon him. In Jesus' name, amen.


Right now I hear
But I wanna see
I need you to show me
You bottle my tears
Pain is the key
To making me Holy

Verse 1:
Dark clouds in the sky turn into rain
I know you wanna cry from the hurt and pain
It's hard to see God in the eye of the hurricane
And so you wanna turn away from this chapter in your life wanna turn the page
It's the hard knock life and the earth's decaying
Trying hard not to murmur and complain
It's easier said than than done with those hunger pangs
You can't even buy your son Burger King
Just got laid off so currently
Trying to make ends meet and that's a further strain
I know you're stressed out gotta learn to pray
So God can give you peace for the burdens laid
Down at his feet where the servants lay
He loves you, so don't turn away
You in the fire, but won't burn in the flame


Verse 2:
I know it's cold in the winter months
And I know that that trial you in the middle of
Man I know it might feel like a little much
I know it might feel like a little much
And though deliverance is slow like the little bus
Don't faint stand firm no givin' up
Understand that, God won't give you more than you can bear
Your trials are just little cubs
Big Him, big plan, man little us
I know the season in your life is a little rough
I know you're drinking up strife from the bitter cup
God is painting a picture of
Himself, so it's gotta be beautiful
He's gotta use bright colors and muted tones
Gotta use life's comforts and funerals
I know it hurts, but it helps you to grow
[God is using pain in our lives
Help us grow. Help us get older.]

Verse 3:
Praise God that the Father is forming us
Shaping, making, and conforming us
So at times our pain is to grow us up
Other times my pain is for someone else
Cause death in me is life in you
That's what we see when He died for you
'Cause one man's pain is another's pleasure
Just as one man's trash is another's treasure
'Cause sometimes God will cause the pain
He'll create the fire and the rain
I hear you praying Lord take it all away
But if He won't it's because He knows what it takes
To produce fruit and make his people whole
He knows when pressure is applied to coal
A beautiful diamond is the goal
You're in the fire but you're coming out as pure gold

[See I think it's important for us to have a big picture
perspective on pain. A lot of times, we see pain as a bad
thing; trials, suffering, you see it as a bad thing. But when
we look in the scriptures, we see that God prescribes pain.
He doesn't just allow it he causes it sometimes; read
Deuteronomy chapter 8. But it's so necessary, because in it
He conforms us into the image and the likeness of His Son.
So I just wanna encourage the people of God, please understand
that God is using your pain for His own glory.]


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jesus Take Care of Joey

Dear, sweet Joey has gone home to be with Jesus. Here is what his dad said on his CaringBridge page:

Joey finally met in person (face to face) the person he's loved, trusted, admired, talked to, talked about, and worshipped for years, Jesus, tonight, at 9:35p. Buddy, you loved that song, I'll fly beat me there. Which is not the way it's supposed to be. I will be there soon. I never knew I could love someone like I loved you, son. My heart will be broken until I see you again. You are awesome. I told you often how much I loved you and thought of you. I can only hope to run a race as strong, and focused, and effective as you. In spiritual terms, I look up to you. I love you and am a fractured, torn up person without you. I'll never be right. But I will see you soon. One more time, "Dad thinks you are awesome! You make me happy! I am so proud of you." I'm coming buddy. Pray for me.

Please be in prayer for the family during this very sad time. Thanks!

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NIV
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lucy's Scans

Lucy's scans were clear!! Thank You God! Please keep praying for her as she has a sinus infection and because her immune system is low it could become something worse. Thanks!

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


Friday, November 16, 2012

Cancer Stinks!

Proverbs 4:20-22 NIV
My son, pay attention to what I say;
    turn your ear to my words.
Do not let them out of your sight,
    keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them
    and health to one’s whole body.

Joey Needs a ton of prayer right now as he has taken a turn for the worse. Taken from CaringBridge site.

...things have gotten progressively worse over the last two weeks. What a nightmare. We wanted to again ask for your prayers. Joey can barely communicate w/us, is very tired (from having to breath so fast) and is having trouble breathing (labored). We need God to intervene and stop what otherwise will be a horrific next few days. There are some signs that it might be hours not days. ...

Jordan is in hospice house and is losing the feeling in his legs. Below is taken directly from his blog.

...The reason we came to Canuck Place was to explore two options for pain management until Jordan's healing. Both are harsh but one has become dangerous due to the seemingly rapid progression of numbness throughout his body.  So in many ways we are backed into a corner....

...And what we had thought would be a few days, (I packed for 5 to be on the safe side) suddenly has no end in sight...that all by itself was a tough one....

...In a text I received this morning, Reece asked me if I was scared.  And I was surprised, after checking, that I was more mad/frustrated than scared.  For crying out loud, he just wants to sit up or lie on his side.  And late last night and this morning, eating became increasingly difficult, stealing some of the joy from one of his few pleasures.  This is wrong on soo many levels....

Lucy has been pretty sick and so her scans were canceled  I am not sure when they are going to do them as there has been no information put up yet. 

Scarlett will be having surgery to remove this unknown mass from her brain after the American Thanksgiving. Click on her name to go to her blog and check out the scans. Please pray this is nothing to be of concern. 

Joy had a set back. The following is taken directly from her Facebook page...

Joy is back on the ventilator. She was working very hard to breathe and her sats were getting low. While we are disappointed at this step back, we are not discouraged. We know who holds her future and He will never leave us alone. 
We are blessed.

Please keep these children in your prayers. God is listening and we just need to keep on pressing in with faith. Thanks!!

On another note please keep Israel and her leaders in your prayers as there is now a chance of a 7 weeks war to happen. Check out the post from Joel Rosenberg. Below is taken from the post.

...Israel's Home Front Command has been ordered to tell the nation to prepare for 7 weeks of war.
75,000 IDF reserve soldiers are definitely being called up for action -- up from 30,000 on Thursday, and 16,000 on Wednesday. ...

God Bless,

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We His Flock Praise Him


Lucy is having scans this week and the scan anxiety is setting in on the family. Jack, Lucy's brother is having terrible asthma attacks and it just seems chaos is happening. Please pray for NED (No Evidence of Disease) for Lucy, relief from asthma for Jack and peace in the family. Thanks!!


Phoebe had scans on Monday and they were clear!! There is no evidence of disease but she still must undergo chemo for a while yet. Please keep praying for this precious doll.

Ian has had his scans and they were stable and he is now completed the chemo therapy. He still has many issues to overcome and because the scans were only stable, he will be having follow up scans every 2 months instead of every 3 months. Please keep him in your prayers and his mom too as soon to come on the scene is adorably loved baby number 9. :)

Psalm 95:1-7 NIV

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
    and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God,
    the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
    and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care.

Praising and praying!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Psalm 18:17 NIV
He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
    from my foes, who were too strong for me.

Today is Remembrance Day.
A day to remember all the very brave men and women who fought for us so we can have freedom. I am so thankful for those who cared and who died so my family and I can have what we have today. We are very blessed. 

John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.

Linking up with Barbie, Fresh Brewed Sunday.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Urgent Prayer


Please see the prayer page for details. Thank you! 

Psalm 68:20 NASB 
God is to us a God of deliverances;
And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.

Praying and praying!

Making Intercession

I encourage you my brothers and sister in Christ Jesus to pray all kinds of prayer to Father. We have the promise of the Holy Spirit to intercede for us as we pray, taking our prayers and bringing to Father what we cannot say.

Below is one of my morning devotionals from My Utmost For His Highest that really encouraged me. You can check out the devotional by clicking on the link.

We know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26

We realize that we are energized by the Holy Spirit for prayer; we know what it is to pray in the Spirit; but we do not so often realize that the Holy Spirit Himself prays in us prayers which we cannot utter. When we are born again of God and are indwelt by the Spirit of God, He expresses for us the unutterable.

"He," the Spirit in you, "maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God," and God searches your heart not to know what your conscious prayers are, but to find out what is the prayer of the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit of God needs the nature of the believer as a shrine in which to offer His intercession. "Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost." When Jesus Christ cleansed the temple, He "would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple." The Spirit of God will not allow you to use your body for your own convenience. Jesus ruthlessly cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and said - "My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves."

Have we recognized that our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost? If so, we must be careful to keep it undefiled for Him. We have to remember that our conscious life, though it is only a tiny bit of our personality, is to be regarded by us as a shrine of the Holy Ghost. He will look atter the unconscious part that we know nothing of; but we must see that we guard the conscious part for which we are responsible.


Monday, November 5, 2012

In Need Tonight! UPDATED Joey & Ian

Ian is in need of prayer tonight as he just had some important scans done. Please pray with me that this cancer is gone!! If you feel led, head over to his mom's blog, An Ordinary Mom, and give her some encouragement as she is trying not to be worried.

UPDATED: Ian's scans were stable! Now praying for the next step. Thank You GOD! :)

Joey is having more issues from this cancer. Below is taken from his CaringBridge site.

To boil this down, it seems like the evidence is pointing toward the cancer causing this. If its something else, they aren't telling us. Results of MRI (4p today) come in the morning I guess. Couldn't find a kidney stone but urine/bladder is filled w/amorphous debris. Microscopic (irregular shaped) crystals, as I understand it. Could cause problems and irritation, but not keep him from emptying his bladder. Preliminary results say he does not have bladder infection. Formal results in morning. So every, literally 5 minutes he grabs himself and asks us to get the urinal, and then either tiny bit drains out, or nothing. He is miserable. And I'm losing my mind. I can deal with almost anything in life, and have been through some stuff. What I cannot deal with is him suffering. Can NOT. Urology resident said they won't cath him again until 300 cc's. he's in torment at 75cc. We're doing another bladder scan now. Thx for prayers. Desperately needed.

My posts moving forward are probably going to be just medical facts and updates. For a bunch of reasons, but primarily bc this is heart wrenching, is the spiritual battle of my life, and extremely personal. The MRI showed "a lot" more cancer (in comparison to the one a month ago), all over his brain, and down his spine. She thought maybe his (still) high heart rate was from a new lesion or cluster on his brain stem. We are waiting to hear more, as far as medical options, if there are any. I will post more as I know more. 

THANK YOU for praying!! 

Psalm 27:3,5,13-14 NIV
Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.
For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.
I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.


God Will Never Leave You

I saw this video clip on Tumblr and just wanted to share it with all of you. I have seen this in an email form before, but the short clip with the music in the background is very powerful. Enjoy! :)

Hebrews 13:5 NIV

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Update on Wayne

Update on Wayne:

Chelle sent me an email with an up to date request for Wayne.

Wayne hasn't been able to keep anything down and has become dehydrated and very weak. He has been having to get liquid infusions the last few days. There are four radiation treatments left to go and he will be finished with them. They have intensified the radiation using a much smaller but more powerful beam and that is why he is having so many problems right now. He needs much prayer, and a mighty touch from the Lord, to make it through these last few days of treatment. Pray for Marge also because I know it is hard for her to see him like this. 

Matthew 18:19-20 NASB 
Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask,
it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.
For where two or three have gathered together in My name,
I am there in their midst.

I know there are more than two people agreeing for healing for Wayne and I know God hears our prayers. I declare the mighty power of our Lord Jesus Christ and call Him King and Healer and honour Him above all things. Thank You for hearing and answering Lord. Thank you.

Praying and praying,

Walk in the Spirit

Galatians 5:16 NIV
 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Our flesh fights with the Spirit and we are not to do as our flesh desires but what the Spirit desires. The Spirit of God calls us to love, joy and peace. When we make ourselves focus on the fruit of the Spirit then we will start walking by the Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

I'm linking up with Barbie for Fresh Brewed Sundays.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Starring Scarlett

Scarlett Grace was born with a brain tumor that wasn't discovered until she was two months old. You can read her story here. Since the discovery of this tumor, that had very poor prognosis, she has has had 6 brain surgeries and chemo therapy and has been tumor free for 18 months. Scarlett just celebrated her 2nd birthday and two months ago a spot a MRI was noticed. Here is the report from her mom taken directly from her blog Starring Scarlett

Today we met with her neuro-oncologist.  The new MRI shows that the mystery spot has grown.  It is about the size of  - which food is good for this?? - pumpkin seed, maybe?  A few grains of rice in September, a few more grains of rice now.  It is only visible on 2 of the many slices of MRI images.  In essence, tiny, growing slowly, but definitely growing. ...


...The brightest spot is that they are BLOWN AWAY by her recent development.  Her doctor was taking her own videos of Scarlett crawling just so she could share it with everyone else.  If you didn't know to look, you would never guess how much this little girl has survived.  This tumor picked the WRONG kid to mess with.

Scarlett Grace, by human standards, should not have survived BUT by the hand of God is on this child and she is thriving!

The road ahead is uncertain and very disturbing for her mom and dad. Please be in prayer for Scarlett as the doctors decide what to do next.

Mark 11:22-23 NASB

And Jesus answered saying to them, "Have faith in God.
Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain,
'Be taken up and cast into the sea,'
and does not doubt in his heart,
but believes that what he says is going to happen,
it will be granted him."

Cancer is a mountain and can seem unmovable, but nothing is impossible with God and He has told us to pray about all things. Thank you for supporting Scarlett and her family in prayer.

God Bless,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Praise to God

A prayer request and some praise reports

Psalm 68:19 NIV
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
    who daily bears our burdens.

Information from: Chelle's email concerning Wayne, Joy's Facebook page, Joey's CaringBridge page.


He has been having radiation and will actually be done with it on the 8th. But for right now it is making him sick and unable to eat much. They are hitting the cancer hard and some of the lymph nodes are right beside the esophagus. Sometime in mid December they will do a pet scan to see how things are going. Wayne could really use some prayer today as he is having a hard time right now. 

Thank you Chelle for keeping us up to date.


Thank you all so much for your love, support, prayers, and encouragement. We are humbled by the way our God is using our little girl. Your stories and words speak to our hearts everyday. We are blessed!
Joy is doing well enough for them to try to wean her off of the bypass (ECMO) machine. They have just started doing this now. Please continue to pray for our Joy, we can SEE GOD in this room!

•he has had no more seizures!
• (consequently) sodium holding strong at high 130's with last reading at 140. Really good!
•we just moved back over out of PICU to HemOnc floor. Always the last stop before heading home

We still have concerns and he has benchmarks we need to hit before anybody feels comfortable taking him home, but we are certainly moving in the right direction. 

...Thank you TEAM JOEY for praying for us. 

Psalm 103:1-5 NIV
Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Thank you for reading and joining in to pray for these sweet, precious people. 

Click on the link above and join in with Joel Rosenberg for a 5 minute prayer for Israel. God tells us to pray for the peace of Israel and I found this a neat, quick way to join in with millions to pray for God's chosen people. 

Psalm 122:6-9 NIV
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
    “May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
    and security within your citadels.”
For the sake of my family and friends,
    I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
    I will seek your prosperity.