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!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Latest updates

Well today was a good day some plans are coming together. Saturday it looks like we are leaving on our road trip to cover 3 rehab facilities in Chicago, grand rapids, and Detroit. They are using some exciting technology that we would like try and see how Sandra's body reacts. We want to strike while the irons hot and be proactive in her recovery. The basic plan is to check out each place and see where to best fit is then go with it. Sandra is packing for a possible extended stay. Also today Sandra's own wheel chair came in. We are very thankful it is here before we leave on our road trip, it has some great technology and weighs only 22lbs compared to the loaner at 55lbs. This will be a great help in getting around. Mike


  1. Praying for you as you explore the next steps.... Your great attitudes and enduring faith are inspiring as always. One of these days, that big toe will MOVE.

  2. Hi there,

    We have family in GR (including Matt's parents; his Dad is a physiotherapist). If you need contacts or a place to stay, let me know.

    Julia Verbrugge

  3. We love you guys, we just wanted to say that. You're covered in prayer.
    - James and Jen

  4. Lorna (Charles)PowellJuly 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Sad I missed you in church but very glad that you got there. Praying for more strength, endurance and knowledge as you visit the rehab facilities.
    Blessings and safe travels,
    Lorna (Dave, Nate & Audrey)

  5. Hi Sandra and Mike,
    Great to hear of your upcoming road trip this weekend. We are praying that God will guide you to some leading rehab practitioners. This trip will be another part of your journey. Continue to have the trust and assurance that you are in God's hands and in our prayers.
    Eric & Brenda

  6. Best of luck, Sandra, with love and prayers!! Much strength to you, Mike, you're awesome.
    I know it's a long, LONG way away, but Brian went to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and I know they have quite an incredible rehab centre too. I looked into medical treatment there for my hip replacement and related complications. The doctors are top notch. More options, I guess, if you're interested.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Claire (Brian, Jake, Payton and Brynn)

  7. Praying for you as you enter the next part of your journey. May the Lord guide you. It is so good to be able to follow your blog and uphold you in prayer through your journey.

    Lisa (Larry, Isaac, Hannah, Sarah, Josiah, Michael)