Hebrews 12:1-3

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Beautiful lunch

Well we had a beautiful lunch with the girls, some friends and family. It almost felt normal just sitting around and chatting. Sandra's core strength continues to get better, she can pull herself forward to adjust in herself in bed and her chair. These are early big steps that we are told she is well ahead of schedule( very exciting). Bumps, bruises and swelling continue to appear. She had an x-ray today of her rt ankle because of the swelling, they just want to make sure 100% that there is no damage. Please pray for continued strength and the swelling to go down in her legs and ankles. For those that remember they look like when she was pregnant with Julia The Persad's(from Sarnia) stopped in for a visit and it was great to catch up again with them. Sandra got outside and probably spent 3.5-4 hours total in her chair today ( yes this is a big deal) Mike


  1. The Martin FamilyMay 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Wonderful to hear of the blessings you enjoyed today. You are all so precious and dearly loved. We are praying for you continually.
    Mark, Wafa, Thomas, Phillip, Sarah xo

  2. What a great report, and extra fabulous to hear from you today too Sandra! Thank you for sharing your heart, as always, and reminding us all from where our help comes. We continue to pray as often as we think of you...without ceasing...that God would continue to be glorified through you and that He would continue to work powerfully as the Mighty Healer we know he is. Can't wait to come and see you again soon, maybe with two special little prayer warriors...they have certainly been telling your story! Love you so much, and selfishly can't wait for a Sandra hug soon.


  3. Whooohoooooooooooooo God is Good and Sandra, you Rock Keeping Loving Girlfriend and You know He will and is your Healer and Deliver. Thank you so much for sharing your faith and your testimony during this diffcult time in your life but I see it also a time of ministry and transformation and blessing.


    “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”
    (Philippians 1:6, NIV)

    TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

    Everyone goes through seasons of disappointment or difficulty. We all have unexpected setbacks. Maybe you’re going through something right now that you don’t understand. Here’s the good news: that disappointment is not the final chapter. God never ends in a negative. If you will keep moving forward with your life, God promises that He will bring you to a flourishing finish. Not a defeated finish, a bankrupt finish, a betrayed finish, or a barely-get-by finish. No, in your future, God has a victorious finish.

    That setback, disappointment or betrayal that seems like it’s working against you, God knows how to turn it around and cause it to work for you. The key is that when you’re in difficult times, don’t settle where you are. Don’t put your roots down and think that things are never going to change. No, for every setback, God has already lined up a comeback. For every injustice, He has vindication. For every disappointment, He has restoration. Right now, just begin to thank Him for what He’s going to do. Praise Him for His faithfulness. Rejoice today because He has a plan to bring you into a flourishing finish!


    Father, thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. I choose to cast my cares on You. I choose to trust even when I don’t understand. I choose to believe that You have a good plan and will bring me to a flourishing finish in Jesus’ name! Amen.

    — Joel & Victoria Osteen