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, January 7, 2013

Time marches on!

Christmas has come and gone. The ball has dropped, Happy New Year! The kids are back to school and Mike and I are back on the road to Detroit. Isn't it crazy how time can fly by at times and be as slow as molasses another. Someone was asking Mike how his year was, they didn't know what had happened, but Mike's response was other than for 10 seconds, it's been really good. In a blink of an eye our lives can take a completely different path good or bad but it's up to us on how we choose to live out that change. Its been a crazy 8 months. I've looked back and have seen how God has been guiding us through every step but I've also looked back and have wondered why hasn't He healed me yet. Genesis 18:14 "is anything to hard for the Lord? No!" I was reading in our devotional and this was the key verse. It then went on to say "don't quit. For if you do, you may miss the answer to your prayers" Sarah and Abraham waited for a baby and just as she was too old to have a child she gets pregnant. Gods perfect timing.  I've been praying specifically that God would heal me completely leaving physically only the scar on my back as a reminder. Hebrews 4:16 "let us come boldly approach the throne of our gracious God, where we may receive mercy and His grace to find timely help" So I need to be patient because God knows the perfect time, not too soon, not too late. He'll be right on time. Emotionally and mentally I will never be the same nor would I want to take away what I've learned in this process. I'm so thankful for Mike and the support he has been to me and our girls. He has been an amazing example of what love is. I'm praying that I will keep my eyes focused on God through this process, being diligent and patient waiting for His perfect time to heal me. As we approach Detroit please be in prayer for a lot of positive gains during my assessment. Praying for Gods riches blessing on all of you for this coming year. Hugs Sandra 


  1. Loving your boldness in praying for a miraculous 2013! We're praying right beside you and imploring our God who loves you even more deeply than Mike does...if that's possible. May 2013 be as unforgettable as 2012 was!

  2. I have been checking the blog every day and am so happy to have some news...Charles and I will be accompanying you to Detroit in our thoughts and prayers and look forward to every sign of progress. May you, like Jesus, "never lose sight of where you are headed, and as a result be able to put up with anything along the way"...With much love, Irene

  3. Good morning Sandra and Mike,
    I have been praying for you and for the girls over the holidays.
    Again, over the holidays I dreamt that you were up walking Sandra, that God healed you and you left that chair behind.
    It was a powerful dream and I woke knowing that God is going to heal you. I believe with confidence that God has healing in store for you. I believe it will be in 2013. And when I woke up what was on my heart was to tell you that living out this temporary crisis with the strength, and confidence in Jesus will continue to be such an amazing testimony - this is God's plan. And soon, when you rise up out of that chair, your Lord will say "well done". "Well done" for trusting in HIM no matter what, and well done for being faithful and showing others through your faith what Jesus is and does in your life.
    Be strong Bella. Healing is just around the corner - each day is one day closer to being done with that chair, and one day less to live out your remarkable faith meeting people that God has put in your path while you are on this temporary journey.
    Thank you for being a great example to the rest of us - thank you Mike for loving Sandra through this and being her rock, and thank you Lord for never leaving or forsaking us. Oh - and heaven has no gold ramps, so the chair will be history one way or another soon enough. In eternity accidents don't happen!
    Lots of love and prayers,

  4. I give thanks to the Lord for your faith that he can heal you. I will continue to support you in faith, asking the Lord to heal you completely. He is Jehova Rapha our healer and He doesn't change.

    When the sun was setting, all those that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.
    — Luke 4:40