Thursday, December 31, 2009

Finding Families to Pray With

If you are hoping to find a family to pray for, scroll down to the right side of this page and you will find a list of blog that I follow regularly. Within many of them are lists of families who need prayer and support. Prayerfully make your way through the list. I am sure there will be someone who touches your heart.

Happy New Year!


Finding Families to Pray

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas in the Hospital

I have mentioned this before but wanted to bring attention again to the families who are having to spend the holidays in the hospital with very sick children. Please remember to continue praying for them. Take a minute to leave them some encouragement as well. It goes a long way!

Jeremy Freidrich


Kate McRae

Blessings to you and yours at this time and in the New Year.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Praying for Polly

We are now praying for a new little chickadee. Her name is Polly and she is recovering from brain surgery. Head over to her Mama's blog but clicking her button up top.
Thank you to all you faithful prayer warriors who lift these kiddos and their families up in prayer!

Jeremey Friedriech Website

There is a new website for Jeremy Friedrich. You can visit there to get updates, see more photos and lend prayer support for the family. Please continue to pray. There have been no recent updates but i hope they will post one soon.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Urgent Prayers Needed for Jeremy Friedrich

Please be in prayer for this little four year old boy who had a jump rope accident around the beginning of December. He is still struggling to breathe on his own and his parents have asked for prayer. You can follow his Caringbridge page here. There is also an article in the OCRegister that gives details. Please pray and let them know you are supporting them through prayer.

Jeremy is on the left.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Continuing To Pray For Kate and A Way To Help

Over the past year I have enjoyed spending some time reading. It was just a year ago that I was introduced to Karen Kingsbury through her series chronicling the life of the Baxter family. I was blessed tonight to find letter below on the McRae family site. Please pray for Kate and the family as the prepare for the 5th round of chemo as early as tomorrow.

As Always,


PS Don't forget you can click on the picture or here to get to Kate's page


Like all of you, I've been following the courageous, sometimes heartbreaking, miraculous story of little Kate since her diagnosis with brain cancer this past summer. Kate's family is dealing not only with their daughter's illness, but with the enormous financial strain that has come with it. For that reason, I'd like to place Kate Forever in Fiction, honoring her as a character in one of my upcoming books. Usually this item is auctioned off to raise money for various charities. But in this case, we are trying to raise $25,000 for the McRae family. Here's how it works. Any of you who'd like to help put Kate Forever in Fiction in one of my novels can donate to the Kate McRae fund. With a donation of $100 or more, you will have your name mentioned in the acknowledgments of the book where Kate will be honored. If we have a whole page of your names, that's fine. I welcome all of you to take part in this fundraiser for the McRae family. If we exceed the goal, then that will create a greater relief for Kate's family. Obviously, larger donations will help us reach the goal sooner. Once the goal is reached, Kate will officially become a character in one of my books, where she will be Forever in Fiction. If you'd like more information about Forever in Fiction, visit my website at Every dollar raised by this fundraiser will go directly to the McRae family. Thank you for being a great encouragement, an amazing prayer support, and for standing with the McRae family in their most dire hour. And let's keep praying for a miracle for Kate.  In His light and love, Karen Kingsbury


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Continuing to Pray for Madalyn

Madalyn had another surgery this week and is beginning to heal enough to go home tonight. She and her mother still need our prayers. There are still no real answers to her health issues and as her mother Tami writes, "If I could go back four years ago before all of this, I would have appreciated it more and not taken any of my children's health for granted, but I can't. We move forward, try to find the good in each day, find the giggles, and keep moving."  
Please keep praying for this sweet family and encourage them when you get a chance!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chosen One

Sammie's Mom posted this on her Caring Bridge today.

Chosen One
If before you were born, I could have gone to Heaven and saw all the beautiful souls, I still would have chosen you...
If God had told me "this soul will one day need extra care", I still would have chosen you...
If He had told me "that one day this soul may make my heart bleed", I still would have chosen you...
If He had told me "this soul would make me question the depth of my faith", I still would have  chosen you...
If God had told me "this soul would make tears flow from my eyes that would overflow a river", I still would have chosen you..
If He had told me "our time spent together here on Earth could be short", I still would have chosen you...
If He had told me 'all that you know to be normal would drastically change", I still would have chosen you...
Of course, even though I would have chosen you, I know it was God who chose me for you...
Thank you God for allowing me to be your mommy!

My desire is that we will continue to remember this sweet family in prayer and continue to encourage them with our love. Please visit their site today and let them know you are still praying for them. This is not an easy time of year for illness or grief.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kate McRae on Dr. Phil

This sweet little girl we have been praying for is on Dr. Phil today. Tune in to get to know who you have been praying for!

From Kate's website: I am going to again leave some specific prayer requests... as we have seen some specifics answered this past week. Please continue to pray as always that the tumor will be completely destroyed and never return. Pray for a clean MRI in December. Pray for wisdom for Kate's Dr's and nurses as they make critical decisions and care for her during these treatments. Pray that her hearing and kidney function will continue to hold up during this next round of chemo (as this round will be rough on both). Pray for continued improvement in her neuropathy in the left hand (it is much improved already). Pray for continued strength to be regained in her right side (we had some wrist movement for the first time last week!). Pray for her protection from the various illnesses during flu season and while she is immune compromised. Pray for continued healing in her brain from the surgery and where the tumor was. Pray she will be able to continue to relearn those things lost from the tumor. Pray that her spirits will remain high despite her circumstanc
es and that she will continue to dance through the pain. That we could laugh through the heartache. And that ultimately Jesus would be glorified through a family having to live what they hoped they would never ever encounter.