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Saturday, August 31, 2013



Proverbs 8:22-31 NIV
“The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,
before his deeds of old;
I was formed long ages ago,
at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
When there were no watery depths, I was given birth,
when there were no springs overflowing with water;
before the mountains were settled in place,
before the hills, I was given birth,
before he made the world or its fields
or any of the dust of the earth.
I was there when he set the heavens in place,
when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
when he established the clouds above
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
when he gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
Then I was constantly at his side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
rejoicing always in his presence,
rejoicing in his whole world
and delighting in mankind.
 Wisdom delights in mankind! WOW!

I'm linking this post with Barbie, The Weekend Brew


Friday, August 30, 2013

Believe In God

 John 14:1 ESV
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me."


Isaiah 17:1 NIV
A prophecy against Damascus:
“See, Damascus will no longer be a city
but will become a heap of ruins.

Syria needs our help!



Rely on the Holy Spirit 

Ezra 8:23 NIV
So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.

CPR Ezra 8:23 is a blog for intercession, lifting up requests of all kinds to our Father in heaven, petitioning Him to intervene and act in accordance to His good and perfect will. I, through CPR Ezra 8:23, am not compelled to raise funds for any organization, that is not the point of this blog but I am compelled to spread the word and to pray asking and trusting in Father to provide for those who are in need. 

Philippians 4:19 NIV
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

This morning I came across a blog with a message that Father pressed on my heart to share. Dan King, has a wonderful challenge. Here is a snippet...

Have you ever seen something that you wish you could un-see?
Seeing it means that you are now accountable to do something. Well, maybe not technically speaking. But I believe that ignoring injustice is one of the most un-Christian things someone can do. I don’t want to go on that rant now, but this is kind of where I’m at with what’s going on in Syria.
I almost wish I had successfully tuned it out.

Please, head over and read the rest of Dan's post 'what can (and should) Christians do about Syria', and see if you are compelled by the Holy Spirit to help out be it through financial support, writing support or prayer support. We, as Christians, are commanded to love our neighbour. How can even one of us ignore the need of those suffering in Syria. 

Brothers and sisters please be in prayer for those who are suffering not only in Syria but all over the world. 

Romans 10:1 ESV
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

Praying and praying,

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Phoebe, Jaxson & Sam

Phoebe is doing very well, all things considered. She is tolerating the radiation treatments well, although the side effects will primarily begin to show up in a week or two from now. She should also be feeling some relief from the tumor pressure and that should continue to improve over the next 2-3 weeks. .........
....... We are holding up well, by the grace of God, though sometimes a flash of pain so intense comes over me I can hardly breathe. It’s usually in those moments that I have jumped ahead of God and imagined a life without that sufficient grace. If I stay in the moment, I do well.
Your prayers, encouragement, stories, good works and empathies are a lifeline for us,

Heart surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday the 4th!!!!! Here we go!!!!

Cancer Awareness and Support

Hi! My name is Sam. I'm 3.5 years old and I am a neuroblastoma cancer survivor.
When I was only four months old I was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. I had to have lots of surgeries, take 6 rounds of yucky chemo, 12 rounds of radiation, two stem cell transplants, and antibody therapy which I really didn't like. But the doctors told my mom that my cancer is "stable." But all I know is that I'm awesome!
I hope that you'll donate to CureSearch for me -- or maybe even join my team and walk WITH me! If you can't walk, you could maybe join as a "virtual walker" to raise money on my behalf! That would be so cool!
Thank you for your support and for donating to help me and other kids like me!

Thank you for your continued support in prayer for Phoebe, Jaxson and Sam.

Ruth 2:12 NIV
"May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV
Pray without ceasing,

Blessings in Christ Jesus,

Friday, August 23, 2013

Update Phoebe & Amy

Here is an update on how Phoebe is doing:

She seems to be tolerating the radiation so far with minimal side effects. She sleeps more than usual. She is often irritable which makes it difficult to take her out without a scene, so for now we are sticking pretty close to home if not in Dallas for radiation. Thank you all for thinking of us and praying for Phoebe. Everyone has been wonderful to our family, and we feel blessed to feel so loved.

Here are the scan results for Amy:

Ok So the official MRI results are the tumor has shrunk a little bit but the cyst around it has grown a little bit. So for now we stay on this chemo regimine and scan again after the next two phases of chemo. So our next scan will be around november 7th or so. The doctor said hed rather the cyst get bigger and the tumor get smaller than the other way around. He also said that cyst may become a problem in the future but for right now we continue on this path and try to kill off that tumor some more.

Thank you for your faithful prayers!

Proverbs 3:3 ESV
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.


Blogging For World Help

On August 21st I was looking through my reader and came to Jennifer's blog at Running This Thing Called Life. She wrote a post on World Help and the fact that she was going to blog for them. I felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit pricking my heart and urging me towards this. Of course the first thing I thought of was, "I am not a writer, are you serious Father?" Obediently I prayed about it and kind of left it alone. Then later on in the morning Barbie at My Freshly Brewed Life posted about blogging for World Help. Again I felt that familiar nudge from the Holy Spirit and again I thought, "really Lord? You can't be serious." Again I prayed about it and I felt convicted to check it out and see what this is all about.

I looked through the World Help Website and my heart melted and I knew this is what Father wants me to do. How He will accomplish this writing through me is up to Him, I will obey Him and post as He leads.

I know you guys are amazing writers and can really accomplish a lot for Him through your writing. Maybe you are interested in checking it out. Here are the World Help Blogger Guidelines and the World Help Blogger Application Consider spreading the word and the cause of World Help.

James 1:27 NIV
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Update on Jaxson & Lucy


Here is the latest update on Jaxson:

 I thought I had posted another update but with the lack of sleep I must have forgotten!! Sorry prayer warriors!!! Jaxson is very stable and doing wonderful! He's got a lot of neurological problems but they dont believe it hurts him in anyway. Now we are just waiting to hear from cardio. I think things will be better if they could just fix his broken heart already

Lucy's surgery went well!
Here is the update from Kate, Lucy's mom 2 Kids, a Mini Van and a Mortage...

I am happy to report that Lucy came through her surgery with flying colors.  She was a little sore this morning (and again tonight) but she went to school today and did great.  She will have to take it easy for the next 10 days while her incision heals, but she is going to be just fine.  I just want to thank you all for continuing to pray for our girl.  I know that many more stories of precious, sick children have come your way and it would be so easy to move on from our family.  We know this and we appreciate the prayers that are lifted on her behalf every single day. 

 Lucy will be having some renal studies done during her next week of visits, which is rapidly approaching.  Sept 3,4 & 5 will be our next "hurdle" to overcome.  We are praying for clear scans but we are also praying for fully functioning kidneys and clear tests.  We ask that you please join us.  Until then, we will continue on with life as normal.  Even though it seems impossible at times, with God's help we take it a day at a time.  

Thanks for praying!! 

Hebrews 13:15-16 NIV
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Update on Gunner & a New Prayer Request

Update on Gunner from his Facebook page...

Just wanted to give an update on Gunner and his hand. His attitude is amazing! He is still his same ol funny self and crawling on his hand. But when I come near it, he gets nervous and starts to cry. It is still really tender and yesterday when I was wrapping it, it bled a lot. I have gotten some better tips to tweak how I am wrapping it now from our EB community, and I am going to try that today. Thank you for your continued prayers for our Gunner!

New prayer request from Jaxson Eugene's Facebook page...

I need prayers for my son please!!!! He was turning colors and sweating so I took him to our local E.R. and he had a big seizure, he is now being life flighted to the university of Iowa children's hospital! Pray pray pray!

Jaxson was not supposed to survive pregnancy yet he did and he was born with multiple birth defects. Please lift him up to our God in prayer asking Father to heal this baby and to comfort his mom and dad. Thanks!

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Thank you for your prayers!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Prayer for Gunner

From Gunner's Facebook page, Gunner Our Butterfly Prince...

Tonight Gunner's hand was completely de-gloved. It is so raw and bloody it looks like it did when he was first born. After an hour and a half of a lot of tears, screams, stress, and pain medicine, we got his hand wrapped well enough for tonight. It was so tender to the touch, and this will affect his crawling and playing and everything. It hurts him so bad. I hate EB. PLEASE pray for a cure, and comfort and fast healing for Gunner. Thank you.

Thank you for your prayers! God is our refuge and strength!!

Psalm 41:3 NIV
The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.

Not Hate But Love

Not Hate But Love

At the cross Jesus defeated Satan. He was broken and He surrendered to Father's will in order to rid us of the curse. It was His love for us, His deep, sweet love for us that broke Satan in two. Love is powerful and this verse 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love has a deeper meaning then we understand. Love undoes hate. Love conquers all evil.

Linking up with Barbie for The Weekend Brew.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Prayer for Amy

Here is a prayer request from Amy's mom Etta:...

Just wanted to ask everyone for prayers for Amys upcoming MRI on Mon the 19th. I have alot of "scanxiety" going on and it would make me feel better knowing there are alot of people praying for good scans. It is routine every so often to scan during treatment and there are no signs of anything getting worse but I know this beast and how quickly things can change so please just say some prayers.
Amy and Scotty are at Ronald Mcdonald camp until tomorrow. I cant wait to hug them. I have really missed them alot....yes even their fighting lol. Have to get up super early but im pretty sure i will be chipper about it beacuse i know i will get to see them.  :)
Scottys birthday is on Aug 25th and Im trying to get people to send cards and such for his birthday so if you wanna help out please let me know. Poor kid is always in the shadows of his older sister. Not only because of her tumor but because of the whole singing thing too. We try really hard not to but sometimes he gets overlooked anyways. So im trying really hard to get him flooded with cards and small gifts to make him feel like for once HE is in the spotlight. Thank for the help. 

James 5:14 NIV
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.

Thank you for your prayers!!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Summer time & prayer requests

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. I sure am! Busy!! That is what my summer has been so far, very busy. I'm up early in the morning and the minutes seem to fly by and the next thing I know I am exhausted and ready for bed. I have had very little computer time this summer, and although I miss my online friends, I have enjoyed the break from the screen. School is starting up again in about 3 weeks time and this year it will be a bit different. I don't have any high schoolers at home. My daughter is finishing off her Bachelor of Science program and my son is starting his first year in university. :) He will do his first year at home with an online program and then September 2014 will find me free from the 17 years of homeschooling and on my own. Already I am mourning this soon to happen change.

There are a couple of prayer requests for Phoebe and Lucy

Here is a little snippet from Phobe's blog An Atypical Miracle...

Grief is a strange animal. One moment I’m fine, the next I am blubbering to Benjamin on the way home from the grocery store about Phoebes and life and how it will change. Most days are good; I try to stay in the moment lest I use up these precious hours with pre-mature self pity and sadness. I know it’s God and that yes indeed His grace IS sufficient, because it oft occurs to me that I should be plummeting into the depths of despair right now. There is a super-natural buffer that He is manifesting in my life that keeps me even-keeled and from teetering over the precipice. ...

This is a very difficult time for Amey, Nathan and the family. Please, when you think of them, pray for Father to intercede and carry them through these precious days in front of them. They have one of their sons, Deacon, going through counseling already as he is having a very hard time dealing with the news of the return of cancer in Phoebe. Thank you for your prayers and for your caring hearts!

Lucy, will be having scans on September 4th. Please pray these scans are clear and show no signs of cancer. Thanks!!

Psalm 88:1-2 NIV
Lord, you are the God who saves me;
day and night I cry out to you.
May my prayer come before you;
turn your ear to my cry.

Praying and praying!!