From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16

Friday, February 11, 2011

a stronghold in times of trouble

Psalm 9 9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,
   a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name trust in you,
   for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Yesterday, Dad had a port placed into his chest so that he could start Plasmapheresis.  He had his first treatment yesterday afternoon and tolerated it well.  The physical therapists came into his room and he was wanting to get dressed before his PT.  They made that part of his therapy and, while it took some time, he put on his shirt, PJ's, and even his slippers.  After that, with their gentle help, he walked about 50 steps, out into the hallway and back...with us cheering him on all the way.  It is good to see him making progress.

This morning, at 11am, my sisters, my Mom (and maybe Dad) will be meeting with Dad's medical team to talk about what's next.  Satan is working hard to keep us away.  Melissa has Bronchitis, Stella & Eli are sick, Chris B. is vomiting, Lura has a painful stiff neck that she cannot move, and I'm fighting a sore throat.  God is bigger than any of this and is certainly more powerful than the evil one.  Please pray for us today...for safety to/from the hospital, for Dad to continue to have clarity, grow stronger, keep eating.   Pray that we would make good decisions with regards to what is next for Dad as far as therapy, treatments, etc...  Pray that God, our stronghold and refuge, would be glorified through our lives as we interact with the staff at LGH.  We know that Dad is in a win-win situation (thank you for that reminder BG)...he'll either be healed on this earth or go on to eternal glory beside the Savior who loves him enough to have gone to the cross on his behalf.  To God be the glory...forever.


  1. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7

    God of grace and mercy and compassion, please give Andrea and family strength and wisdom and understanding today. Amen.

  2. It was such a special privilege to be with your Mom & Dad in that hospital room last evening. The Lord Himself is unceasingly there, so it is a holy place. We remain with you through prayer this new day, leaning hard on our great Savior & Lord.