Monday, July 20, 2009

Memories & Prayers

It's been a rough week around here. It started with the passing of my Grandma, followed by her funeral and burial. I already miss her so much. It's sad to think about how our little visits are over, but I try to picture her in the presence of Jesus and that brings me great comfort. Here are a few more pictures from previous visits with Grandma Bennie.

We also received news today that one of my uncles has been given a few months to live due to the cancer that has spread throughout his entire body. This past weekend he teamed up with my brother Tomy to play some gospel music at a backyard BBQ following my Grandma's funeral. We were all so blessed! Please pray for my Uncle Larry as he deals with this difficult news and faces difficult days to come.

On top of all that, a dear friend of mine named Bethany has been very ill and hospitalized for the past several weeks. The doctors found some internal bleeding, so they will be doing surgery tomorrow to fix it. Please keep Bethany and her sweet family in your prayers as well.

I am often overwhelmed by the tragedy and pain and loss that we experience in this world, but as Bethany's husband Tom reminded me tonight..."We serve an awesome God. We serve a God who cannot be exaggerated. He is to be praised."

Let it be true of me, Lord. You are Worthy!


John, Kisti & Maren said...

I love how the Holy Spirit works! I felt led to pray for you as I washed my dishes tonight! He knows just what we need:) Still praying...

katie said...

I will be praying hard! I pray that Jesus will bring you peace through all of this. Hang in there. xoxo

Laurie said... have a lot on your emotional plate. I will keep you in my prayers. Only Jesus can bring true peace and comfort!

Anonymous said...

Wow, spiritual Wow! Our families will rejoice in heavenly blessing amid the legacy. So eternally cherished are families with this character, reputation and legacy! C,may the grace and peace of FATHER be with you all in your goings and comings, conversations and thoughts, witness and testimony. Keep Looking UP!