Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Monday, May 18, 2009

Eli Saylor

Hi everyone! I have still been really busy and had no time to post, but I have some praises and requests to share again.

Praise to God who knows all our needs, and is really showing His faithfulness in my sister's marriage. He is really working in His wonderful ways. Please continue to pray.

My cousin is home, and the baby (a BOY, not a girl, who's name is Christopher Martin) is still tucked away and growing! She is doing much better, and I've had the opportunity to learn to change the dressing in her incision. It is healing fast, and she is feeling well. I am also going to be with her at the birth of Christopher (Lord willing) as her doula. This will be my first "official" experience as a doula. I am in the process of earning my certification, and this is one of the 3 births I must attend and have evaluated to qualify for certification. Please also pray about this! Thanks!

Those who have followed Kayleigh's Story since my last posting know that she was ushered into the arms of the Great Physician, and her healing is now complete. Please pray for her family as they cope with their loss. You can still find her story in my blog list.

And now, please pray for Eli Saylor, He is one year old, and suffering complications from an e-coli infection. His kidney's are holding on to toxins that are causing them to kill his red blood cells. Please pray, and feel free to leave encouragement in his guest book! His family attends the same church as my sister and her husband. He also has a 3 year old brother who is being cared for by another church family.

Thank you so much for your prayers. There has been so much going on in my life lately, and I appreciate knowing that you all are praying with me. In Jesus!

PS one last thing- My little sister (17) is going to be living with my family for the summer. Please keep us all in your prayers as we live together. Please pray that God will give grace and wisdom as Dan and I life out our faith with her, and incorporate her into our family life. We love having her with us, and she really blesses us a lot. We want it to still be true after 3 months! :)


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Prayer requests

This is going to be a quick post. I've been pretty busy lately, but I have a few prayer requests to share with you.

My sister and her husband are struggling right now. Please pray for God's healing in their marriage, and financial provision.

My cousin (who is around 33 weeks pregnant with a baby girl) is in the hospital recovering from a ruptured appendix, and hoping to keep the little princess safely tucked inside for a few more weeks at least.

Also, please see the blogs I follow and check out Kayleigh's story. Pray for the Freeman's and another miracle for little Kayleigh!

Thank you so much. Hopefully things will simmer down here soon, and I can post again! I really appreciate all your prayers and friendship!