Friday, September 28, 2007

Send-off for David!

As I before mentioned, my brother has enlisted in the Marines. We are wanting to have a commissioning service of a sort, and you are invited to take part. It will be from 14.00.00-16.00.00 hours (ok, 2pm-4pm for those of you not used to military time) at our church, just south of Wilson. You can get directions and more information, at my family's blog, here. We would love to see you there!

Prayer Request - Update 4

John is on his way home today. It is amazing how fast his little body has recovered! We can thank the Lord for His healing touch. Continue to pray for John as his healing is not over, but be sure to thank God for his gracious healing touch as well!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Prayer Request - Update 3

Praise the Lord, John is doing much better today! Last night he even ate his first meal since the surgery. He has been doing some walking, and has spent some time playing in the playroom. The road of recovery is still long, but significant progress has been made. He is still in pain, and is still on pretty strong pain medications. You can continue to pray for healing!

Beautiful contrast!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Prayer Request - Update 2

Recovery from the surgery is still pretty slow. He has done a little walking, but still has been unable to keep food down. Be in prayer especially for motivation to keep trying to get his strength back, and pray for patience for the family. After such a major brain surgery, the road to recovery seems long, especially at the beginning with seemingly slow progress, and so far to go.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Prayer Request - Update

Thank you all for your prayers. The surgery was completed successfully, even though there were some significant complications. You can read more about the surgery here. You can continue to pray as he recovers. They say the second day is more difficult than the first.

Again you can read all the updates on John here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hunting is come again!

O the wonderful season of fall is about upon us, but the wonderful events of fall are already arriving. Saturday was for me the official opening of hunting-- Squirrel and cottontail rabbit hunting opener. Even though there were leaves on the trees, I still had to go out. I ended up seeing a rabbit, and two squirrels, but didn't have a chance to shoot at any of them. On the ground my dog was between me and them, and the leaves hid the squirrels too well in the trees. I hope to go on many more hunts this fall, hopefully with more success!

Prayer Request

We just found out that the son of friends of ours has a serious disorder called Chairi Malformation of the brain. In layman's terms his cerebellum is too big for his skull, so it is pushing the spinal chord down. You can view their updates on him here. Be in prayer as they are going in for surgery on the 21st of this month!

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I am honored now to be able to say my brother has just enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He leaves for basic training the beginning of November. You can join both myself and my whole family as we support him with prayers and letters. I have always respected those men who are willing to commit a minimum of 4 years to serving their country, and now am most glad to have a sibling enlisted. Due to his MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) he will be in training for about 1 year, and will not see overseas duty for about 3. When his first 3 years are done he hopes to train as a scout and serve in the front lines his last 2 years. As I mentioned before, your prayers are always welcome!

Semper Fidelis!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Wow, We Are Fearfully And Wonderfully Made!

Scientists have just discovered that DNA is much more complicated than they thought. They still can't even identify what color a person's eyes will be! I have to say, that if scientists can't with intelligence unravel over multiple millennium the mystery of genes, how could have those baffling genes come into being from a big pot of microbial soup? This is just more evidence for a master designer!

The glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2