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!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chicago Update!

Well we made it to Chicago and have settled in. Traveling has a few challenge's but Mike and I are becoming educated on what to look and ask for. Accessible doesn't always mean that it's easy. Challenging to say the least. After a relaxing day motoring down magnificent mile we went out for an amazing dinner and headed back to the hotel for a good night sleep. In the morning we walked and rolled just two blocks down to the rehab center. Met with the doctor and the Physiotherpiest. After discussing my medical information and reviewing my records he recommended a few test to establish a base line. For example, a bone density test. Which was made available to me right away. (you gotta love the us) The Physiotherpiest reccommended that I start utilizing a standing machine that would be beneficial for my over all health of my bones, digestive system and many other benifits. She also felt that it would be very good for me to go on a machine that is much like a bike (RT300 Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike) that stimulates your muscles and nerves. The one problem with that is they only have one and inpatients have priority and I would be a outpatient. This was disappointing because this is why we are coming to the us to be able to take advantage of such equipment. Both the doctor and the physiotherpist after completing several tests felt that I would be a good candidate for further treatment. Mike and I are excited and the potential and are looking forward to thursday and seeing what Detroit has to offer. The girls are having a great time with our dear friends the Martins. We were able to face time them tonight which was amazing just to see there faces. We know that God is in control of everything and in all things we want to give Him the Glory. I can't tell you how much it means to me to know that you all are keeping me in your prayers. Hugs Sandra


  1. Hey guys

    love getting the updates. I find myself getting stressed about things going on here, then I read and see the grace, patience and trust that you are showing and living out your faith with.

    I'm learning from you with each new post.

  2. We are praying for you, Mike and the girls as you continue to move forward in the circumstance you are in. Thank you for the continued updates so are prayers can be more specific too. A big hug sent your way. Rhonda

  3. Thinking of both of you everyday as you travel and seek out further treatment. Are you still stopping in GR for a consult too? If not for a consult, then hopefully at least for a quick visit on your way: we're half way b/n Chicago and Detroit. Travel safely. Praying for you and your doctors and therapists.-Anita

  4. Just returned from a speaking engagement in Toronto and it's so good to touch base with you again. Clinging to the hope of a complete recovery and much wisdom for doctors and therapists and everyone involved in it. Above all the Lord's continued intervention and provision for your every need...Much love, Irene

  5. Praying for you every day, Sandra, and asking God to keep you in the palm of his hand as you fight this!! You go girl, if anyone can do it, I know you can. Love, hugs and prayers, Claire

  6. the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121 Lord let your supernatural healing power be manifested in Sandra's body. Send your angels to open doors for her recovery. In Jesus name.