Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pray for Connie

It seems I've had a lot of prayer requests lately, huh? But in a strange way, I find it exciting, because it's an opportunity to watch God work!

I know I've mentioned Connie on here before...I believe when her brother was diagnosed with cancer recently. Due to his diagnosis, she decided to get herself checked out from head to toe (she's also been having some problems with her stomach, etc.). Anyhow! They have found a spot on her pancreas, and will be sending her to MD Anderson to have further tests done.

So far, she's handling the news okay. The doctor who found the growth can't tell if the spot is filled with fluid, or is a solid mass, etc. so we don't know if it's cancerous or what.?

Would you please be praying for her peace of mind and her healing?

I'll keep you posted.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Tyler Has Arrived...But Please Pray!

I apologize for the late's been a busy day. In fact, my sister and her 3 girl's came out and visited for a while so they could see their "Uncle Pie." Paul was given that name accidentally by Ashton, my oldest neice, but it was too cute, and has since stuck. Anyhow! That's another story for another time. Onto Tyler...

I spoke with Jennifer earlier this afternoon, and she gave me all the stats:

Tyler Jesse Broadstreet was born today, Friday, January 23rd, 2009 at 9:38 a.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 1 oz, and was 20 1/2" long.

Tyler apparently swallowed some amniotic fluid that they were not able to suction out of his lung, so they currently are watching him in the nursery, and treating him with antibiotics. They're saying as of now, the worst case scenario is that he'll have to stay up to 7 days in the hospital, but Jennifer could be released as early as Sunday. She understandably doesn't want to leave the hospital without her baby, and she asked me to ask all of you to please be praying for his recovery and that he'll be allowed to go home with her.

Thanks for your prayers!!!

Tyler Is On His Way!!

My best friend Jennifer in Indiana is having her baby boy, Tyler Jesse Broadstreet, today! She may even be delivering as we speak? I know she's very excited, and I just had to share my excitement with you all as well!

I met Jennifer in Sunday School, during my senior year of high school. She walked in behind this other girl in our Sunday School class who had a habit of bringing some fellow "band nerds" with her, so I just assumed she was "one of those." :) Ha! We quickly found out she wasn't who we thought, and then we discovered our common love of...Jesus and food!!! :) We walked across the street to the little gas station before Sunday School started and bought 2 of our favorites...chocolate milk and Chili Cheese Frito's! :) Yes, sad to say, that was our breakfast on many, many Sunday mornings at Victoria Bible Church! We went to a mini-carnival in the K-Mart parking lot that afternoon, we made bets on who had the messiest bedroom, and then went to each other's house to see who was right (I WON!), we spent the night at her house that evening, and that was that!

She was a night-owl, and I an early bird...which made for some interesting sleepovers to say the least! :) One time, a bunch of us (meaning her sisters, my sister, and our common friend Sarah) were staying over and doing facials, etc. in her upstairs bedroom, when I fell asleep and they decided they were going to go downstairs and make Kool-Aid.?? She forced me up and told me I could go lay on their bar. :) Well, she indeed woke me up...instead of sugar in the Kool-Aid, she accidentally put 1 c.+ of SALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was the nastiest thing I've ever tasted!!!

I avoided confrontation at all cost, and she taught me how to talk out problems...for which I will be eternally grateful! We've cried together, we've laughed together, we've prayed together...she is a true friend!

Just over 3 years ago, I had the privilege of flying to Florida after she had her first baby, Abbie, and stayed with her a week. Now, in about 6 more weeks, I'll be able to do the same and get to see baby Tyler!!

I promise to post picts. when I get some! In the meantime, please pray for a safe and healthy delivery!

Love you, Jennifer!!!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Special Prayer Request

My friend Phyllis has requested prayer for her new grandbaby, Joshua Tyson, who was born nearly 6 weeks ago, on December 10th.

He is currently in the hospital in New Orleans because he was born with 2 heart conditions.

The first one is that his aorta and pulmonary artery were fused into one-they never separated while in the womb. They had to do surgery on him, and thankfully pulled through that one remarkably well!

The second condition is "truncus arteriosis." I personally have not read up on this, so I can't explain it to you, but he will have to have surgery to correct that as well at a later date.

Please keep baby Tyson in your prayers! If I can, I'll try to post pictures as soon as I get some. ;)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Random Trivia for the Day

I heard this yesterday on the radio, and I thought, "Isn't God neat?" I'm a firm believer that NOTHING in this life happens by coincedence! He is involved in each & every intricate detail of our lives!'s your trivia for the day:

The words, "Fear Not" appear in the Bible 365 times! One for each day of the year.

Cool, huh? Apparently God's trying to tell us something. I pray that we will have the ears to hear Him when He speaks, the heart to accept it, and the courage to obey.