"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him." -Daniel 2:22
"Do not fear, for I am with you..." -Isaiah 43:5
"...we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion." -Daniel 9:18
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday

We had a great day on Thanksgiving seeing my niece, Amber and her husband, James who were here from North Carolina. My sisters, Sue and Joette came to celebrate the holiday with turkey and all the trimmings. Our daughter, Kim came by with her horde of guys to visit Amber. Al's Dad came by. I really enjoyed having my sister, CJ with her husband, Joey, son Sean and sister Amanda come spend the evening hanging out.
Then we had the trip to the deer lease the next day (see last blog). Al and Justin tried to go to the gun show on Saturday, but the lines were too long. Al would not have been able to stand for that long. I guess it was a God thing, because we got a visit from pastor Bruce and his son, Robert that afternoon. That was encouraging. We all prayed together for the Lord to touch Al's body and to strengthen us both.
I have been trying to get Al up and moving just a little, so that maybe he can sleep at night. There's not much you can do that doesn't require too much exersion. So we went to the movies to see "Bolt". It was pretty cute.
I am thankful that he continues to be able to make it to work each day, even if he doesn't stay all day. That he can still go to church on Sundays, even if all he can do is walk straight from the truck to the back row.
I always hear how great he looks. But looks are deceiving. He feels much worse than he looks.
It seems that nothing is helping to ease his pain, or help him to sleep at night.
We had hoped that he would be doing much better by this time.
All we can do is to continue to trust in the Lord.
"May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!
May He send you help from the sanctuary
And support you from Zion!
May He remember all your meal offerings
And find your burnt offering acceptable!
May He grant you your heart's desire
And fulfull all your counsel!
We will sing for joy over your victory
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners
May the Lord fulfull all your petitions
Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.
Some boast in chariots and some in horses,
But we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.
They have bowed down and fallen,
But we have risen and stood upright,
Save, O Lord;
May the King answer us inthe day we call."
Psalm 20

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