A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
PRAYER REQUEST SUNDAY
MARCH 25TH, 2012
|Apple Blossoms on our Farm|
I attended a funeral today. The 16 yr. old son of a friend and former student of mine, lost his life Wednesday afternoon on his way home from Golf Practice. Jeremy was so thrilled to have made his first "Eagle" that he called Grandmama on his cell phone to brag. Minutes later, J.R. ran off the berm of the road, jerked the wheel to over-correct, and hit an embankment, ejecting his body from the truck because J.R. wasn't wearing a seat belt. A family is left to grieve. Remember this picture from the tornadoes? My Granddaughter's best friend?? It was her brother who was killed on Wed. Sad how one death, one life, touches so many people.
In their grief, the strength of the Pinder Family's Faith was demonstrated in today's Memorial. J.R.'s life was Celebrated all the while giving testimony to the One who Gives Life! My DIL put it this way, "We Had Church!" That's southern for The preachin' and the singin' was awesome and lives were saved! People left the funeral feeling uplifted and Hopeful!! That's the kind of funeral I want when my time here on earth is over!
Let's pray together for each other this week! Pray for each of us to be encouraged and to be an encourager. I'm resolving to distance myself from toxic people and toxic situations. Life is way too short for negativity. This year on my birthday, I was having a pity party so I decided to write 59 Blessings in my life...one for each year of my life. I started off gang busters but I'm embarrassed to say I had to think hard beginning around 35 or so. It was then that I thought of you Marlene and your 1,000 Blessings project. I went back and read a few of Marlene's posts (StitchinBytheLake)and realized blessings are found in the smaller details of life rather than the BIG or the SHOWY.
Prayer Requests for Week of March 25th, 2012
1. BABY MAX:
Happy Saturday morning! Max had his 6 week post op cath yesterday and everything looked great. They put a tiny stint in one of his other veins to keep it open but there does not seem to be any narrowing of the veins that were reconstructed. Max is doing well on his new formula and gaining weight. The doctor told Gina that she and Max could fly home this upcoming Friday if everything goes well this week. How is that for a testimony for the Prayer Warriors group and of course, God?
Requests prayer for her sister Judy, 11 yrs. older who helped raise her while their mother was sick for a time. Rondell asked me to pray for Judy's procedure on Thursday. Everything went fine with Judy's procedure and Rondell feels a huge relief from the worry and anxiety. Does anyone have a sibling they are particularly close with? Then you can understand Rondell's anxiety for Judy! Rondell feels like God directed her to our prayer group! I most definitely do!! God does not deal in coincidences, He is the author of divine appointments.
3. CATHY, www.followJesusChristAlone.blogspot.com
It's one of those "coincidences" that I even found Cathy's blog. She was lamenting losing her blog AND her followers and having to make this quickie temporary blog until she could figure out what happened. Can you imagine going to your blog like you've done hundreds of time and find it GONE!!! Yep, GONE, NADA, VANISHED, ZILCHO and along with her blog went all her followers. Cathy didn't say how many followers but it wasn't important. She was so distraught because all she had following currently was 8 people. She's trying to email former followers and get the word out about what happened. I would be SO SAD to Lose even one of you! Anyhoo...
I clicked the follow button, wrote her an encouraging note, and in return got the most grateful thank-you. I told her we would pray for her because her blog is all about sharing the Savior. Now who do we all know that HATES having the Love of Christ shared with a lost and dying world??? Sounds like a little spiritual warfare going on to me...if you believe in that sort of thing...and I DO!! So...if you feel led, go visit, Follow and give Cathy some encouragement!
4. PRAISE: Marlene says we can remove her BIL from our prayer list due to his successful adapting to the low vision. Prayers have been answered!
5. JOSIE M.: Has an upcoming Dr. appt. hoping to get some answers for symptoms she's having as well as unexplained weight loss.
Josie's friend Jennifer who has cancer and 2 small children, will begin Chemo soon. Ok Prayer Warriors, this one needs some TNT!
6. PINDER family: Loss of their son, J.R.
We will celebrate EASTER in 2 weeks!! How does your family celebrate Easter? Share with us your family's Easter traditions. Invite your followers to join us each Sunday with their prayer requests.