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!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wanting back to normal

Sandra's status physically has been fairly similar, sensitivities are about the same. It is difficult on the parenting side, as much as our kids are loved by friends and family it's not the same as home. We just want Sandra home but we have to be patient for the right time. We want to give them everything and protect them, but as we found out we aren't in control This is a season of life but sometimes it feels a little too much like winter and we are ready for Summer. Mike


  1. Praying for you guys - for courage and endurance on this long road before you.
    Jennifer Spears

  2. Can't imagine what you are ALL going through but think of you daily & wish there was something we could do! So...when in doubt we pray & know you will continue to be strong even in the tough times! Love to all MJ & Randy xo

  3. Continuing to lift each of you up in prayer. Rhonda and Adrian

  4. Hi Sandra and Mike and family,
    I was just telling my daughter Christina today that every adventure in life is not "pony rides in May sunshine" (quote from The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings... I can't remember which one). Sometimes life feels like a nightmare I told Christina and we just want to wake up. Today Christina had a major hearing loss in one ear. She has Pendred Syndrome and this can just happen for no reason. She can't wear the one hearing aid now. She has a profound loss in that ear now. She still has mild to profound in the other ear. It is a very scary time for her. She knows her brother lost so much hearing he needed a cochlear implant... and she has Down Syndrome with anxiety and OCD. I know what you are saying Mike when life can feel like winter. May you continue to know that God is sovereign and that He is holding all of you so close. May you feel His presence and see Him in little things each day. May you be strengthened in your faith as you walk this very dark road at times. May you see glimpses of spring in each day. Love Darlene Fast

  5. Hello Sandra and Mike,
    It's not been easy to find out how to reply to you but when I saw Beulah at the birthday celebration of Charles Williams (90th!) she assured me I could send a reply! But I'm just not bloggy, twittery, - haven't a clue what some of these terms even mean! But I do want to thank you for keeping us up to date with news of Sandra's progress as well as how you are all doing as a family. You are on the Met's prayer bulletin so many prayers are appealing to our Father. I find you guys are totally inspiring - your love of God, your love of one another..Bless you all!

  6. Hugs and Prayers...
    Sheri Moffatt