I am sorry for my neglect of the blog.... I hope that you can forgive me. The past few weeks have been.... VERY busy -- basketball started beck up, I had Semester Exams the past week (they cover A TON of information, and require A TON of studying time-), and they are hard to study for when you have basketball practice all afternoon, and I have been trying to wrap up this quarter by getting caught up on some missed quizzes, pop quizzes, and everything that goes along with wrapping up a semester. Those of you that are home schooled probably know what I am talking about!! Anyway, I wanted thank all of you for praying for my Uncle Dave (you can find the info about his injury on my "Please Pray...." post). He is doing much better, but he is still in some pain at times. But the BIG praise is that he is up, and around..... not working or anything to that extreme, but around the house, I mean. Thank you sooo much for keeping him in your prayers, and please continue to pray!! One other thing that I wanted to mention is that we are just a little less then a month from sending the letter out!! Yeah!! =) Again, Emily, and I are going to get back to you about the sending details, but we will get that info to you soon. However, though we are blessed to have a number of letters being written, we would love to have your commitment to writing a letter. If you haven't considered writing a letter yet, and your not quite sure, please pray about it, and consider it. You can find more info about writing a letter on our "Letter Guidelines" page, or our "Example Letters" page, where you can find the letters that Emily, and I have written!!
I read something today that made me really angry...our family recieves the WORLD magazine (their link is in our favorites list), and not too long ago, the magazine sent out an issue about the abortion battle in America. I read a short article in this magazine that reported a Virginia woman gave birth to an infant and then smothered it. Since the baby was born , officials would certainly consider this to be a case of murder, right? Wrong. The child's umbilical cord had not been cut, so Virginia officials did not rule this as murder. VA law requires that the child be "independent and seperate existance apart from its mother before its death" in order for him to be considered a murder victim. So, in their eyes, this was not a case of murder.
This makes me so angry! I mean, this was a living, human being! And yet, people accept the fact that a woman killed her child! But then, why should this suprise me? The murder of America's children happens everday. How can people do this? I mean, whatever your reason, is it really one that is worthy of murder? Hardly! God forgive America...may He give us the strength to fight such a wicked practice and the grace of setting our nation on the right path!
Well, I know that it has been a while that I have been here, but to be honest, I have been going through a bit of a writers block...... I know that that is a pretty bad excuse, but I am telling the truth!! =) Please forgive me!!
I have a prayer request, and I would really appreciate if you would remember it in your prayers daily. My great Uncle (Dave) was cutting trees down in the woods around their house, and somehow (we don't know how) a tree, or tree branch hit him in the head. Fortunately, they had just bought a new set of walkies-talkies, and after being unconscious for some time ( they don't know for how long), he called home and this son, John went to go find him. When John finally found him, my Uncle Dave was staggering around, blood everywhere, and couldn't remember anything except his chain saw getting stuck. Uncle Dave was in, and our several times before the family decided to rush him to the hospital. They found out that he has a crack in his scull, a broken nose, 2 black eyes, some teeth missing, and the doctors thought there might have been some swelling on the brain, but the results of the MRI, or.... something showed that there is NO swelling on the brain which is an answer to pray. Uncle Dave is now at home recovering, but he has pain in his neck, and he is in a lot of pain. BTW, this happened the day before New Years Eve, and the family was supposed to be coming for a visit for New Years, but obviously, they won't be making any trip any time soon.
PLEASE..... pray for the family, and pray that the Lord will sooth the pain, and also that He will comfort my Aunt Cynthia. She has a job, but I'm not sure if she staying home, but I imagine that she is not. And obviously, Uncle Dave will be out of work for quite some time.
Thank you for praying!!
"You walls are salvation Your gates are praise My Deliverer My Deliverer My Deliverer Is the Lord" Chris Tomlin's "My Deliverer"