Archive | July 2008

Prayer Request For Nicholas – Urgent Update

Last week I posted the prayer request below and I have an update below from his mom.  Nicholas is having a tough time and we need continued prayer for him and his family.

As of 7/30/08 Nick is still in the hospital and now has a fever of 102.  Nick was in alot of pain ,we are up every hour on the hour!  We were supposed to go home today, but he woke up feeling sick to his stomach, and with a pain on his left side! Dr.Figueroa got really concerned that he might have a blockage, so he sent him to get an ultrasound, and some blood work!  The ultrasound showed swelling that is causing his pain,and a little blockage and his blood work for his kidney function showed a little elevated, so this is what they keep an eye on to make sure your not in kidney failure!  He is in no danger of kidney failure, but if the numbers keep elevating then they have to insert something to drain the kidneys while he is recovering!  He just started a new medicine to help him relax his bladder, and to relieve the peeing every 45 minutes,and the pain and so far it is relieveing some pain, but he is still urinating all the time!  We are all exhausted and have been here at the hospital for 6 days.

 

7/25/08 Dear prayer partners, please add Nicholas to your prayer list.  He is having surgery on his kidney today.  He is the grandson of one of my oldest and dearest friends and he has had health problems since birth.

I don’t really know all the details, but it has to do with a urinary reflux problem and they are believing that this surgery will correct the problem.

Please keep the doctors and hospital in prayer that they will be guided by the Lord as they operate and care for Nick.  Please also lift up his family that they will continue to have faith in Jehovah Rophe that His Will will be performed and that He has a plan.

The blood of Jesus flows through Nick bringing life and healing to every cell, muscle, fibre, organ and tissue in his body.  Sickness has no place in his body and he is healed in the mighty name of Yeshua.  Father, Master and Creator of the Universe, and all that is seen and unseen, place Your loving hands upon Nick and his family and let the peace that only You can bring fall upon them and wrap around them in Jesus name.

In Touch Prayer July Week 4

Praise Last month, In Touch successfully launched the Spanish-language version of Landmines in the Path of the Believer.  This powerful book by Dr. Charles Stanley offers wisdom on how to uncover and defuse nine of life’s hidden dangers.  Please join us in praising God for what He is doing through In Touch’s Hispanic ministry.

 

Prayer Pray that FamilyNet elevision and radio would be available to more households through additional distribution on satellite and cable systems.  Please pray for new viewers and even more family-friendly programming.

Victory Report From The ACLJ

  

I just wanted to share this wonderful report with you…

Dear Briggitte,
These are yours — yours to celebrate:  four amazing victories that have come about through your remarkable support of the ACLJ.
They all reflect the value of your generosity.  Thank you for your commitment to the causes of faith and freedom.
But the struggle is not over yet.  Today, we continue to fight – and fight hard – on many crucial fronts.  I must ask for your continued faithfulness, especially in light of the tremendous opportunity we have with the $450,000 “Campaign for Freedom” Matching Challenge.
We’ve made progress toward the goal – and you have my thanks if you have already responded.  But frankly, we still have a long way to go and we need to fulfill this Matching Challenge, now more than ever.
Please give generously … your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, propelling us forward with twice the impact in each of these important cases and issues in which we are engaged.
Thank you for faithfully standing with the ACLJ.  God bless you.
SUPREME COURT VICTORY – PROTECTING CHILDREN
Combating child pornography was the goal of the Protect Act of 2003 – and now the Supreme Court has handed down a significant decision, upholding the law’s constitutionality.  The ACLJ’s amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court, represented 18 members of Congress – and urged the high court to overturn a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that declared a provision of the Protect Act 2003 unconstitutional.  We applaud the high court’s decision in the important case of U.S. v. Williams (No. 06-694).  Thank you for standing with the ACLJ to protect the most vulnerable members of our society – our children!
SUPREME COURT VICTORY – UPHOLDING YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
In a razor-thin 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the District of Columbia violated the constitutional rights of a city resident by banning him from owning and possessing a handgun in his own home.  The majority decision in District of Columbia v. Heller overwhelmingly showed that the Second Amendment could only be correctly understood to protect individual rights, echoed by the ACLJ in our amicus curiae brief filed in the Supreme Court, supporting the private right to keep and bear arms.  This was another solid Supreme Court victory – and an important one protecting your Second Amendment rights.
VICTORY FOR GINA … AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Gina had perfect grades – until she took a stand for her faith, in opposition to her professor.  Her Intro to Philosophy college professor not only docked her grades, but also repeatedly derided Gina for her faith.  Once notified, the ACLJ got directly involved.  We sent a legal memorandum demanding that the school end its discriminating actions against Gina and uphold her First Amendment rights or face a federal lawsuit.  Gina’s rights were upheld … an outcome we’re certain would not have occurred if the ACLJ did not get involved.  We especially thank the thousands of you who stood with us on behalf of Gina by signing our National Petition of Protest and sending a powerful message to the community college.
GOD STILL WELCOME IN MILLERSVILLE, TN
“Layman Lessons,” a nonprofit Christian ministry, met all of the zoning requirements for the City of Millersville, TN.  However, the city refused to allow the plaintiff to occupy the leased premises.  The U.S. District Court for Middle Tennessee ruled that the city of Millersville violated “Layman Lessons'” constitutional rights.  Larry Crain, senior attorney with the ACLJ, was lead attorney for the plaintiff.  Your support of the ACLJ makes these important religious rights’ victories possible in federal courts nationwide.  Thank you!
MEANWHILE, CASES AND ISSUES STILL UNDER WAY …
Israel Update
We continue the crucial fight for religious freedom in Israel.  Our team has met with lawyers and Israeli government officials, and we are closely monitoring this situation to ensure that attacks on Christians in the Gaza Strip and West Bank do not escalate.
California Homeschooling Case
The California Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear the case regarding Rachel L.  In February, the court issued a decision that, if implemented, would deny nearly all California parents the right to homeschool their children.  The ACLJ has filed an amicus brief in the case, arguing that the right of parents to homeschool their children is derived from both the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment.
Flawed Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
The ACLJ has been active in protecting marriage nationwide and involved in the legal fight to defend the state ban on same-sex marriage through the filing of friend-of-the-court briefs in California.  We’re disappointed that the California high court failed to uphold what an overwhelming majority of California voters clearly understand – the institution of marriage is limited to one man and one woman.  Please commit this important matter to prayer!

God’s Pharmacy

My friend Doris sent this to me.

It’s been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… all before making a human… He made and provided what we’d need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw.  We’re such slow learners…

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

God’s Pharmacy! Amazing!

ATT00409A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

ATT00410A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopene and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

ATT00411Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

ATT00412A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums.  Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

ATT00413 Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

ATT00414Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone st rength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

ATT00415Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this?  It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

ATT00416  Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

ATT00417 Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

ATT00418Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.

ATT00419 Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

ATT00420Onions look like the body’s cells. Today’s research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

 

SUBJECT: Psalm 46:19
‘Be Still and Know that I AM GOD’

ATT00422
This candle was lit on the 15th of September, 1998. Someone who loves you has helped Keep it alive by sending it to you. Don’t let The Candle of Love, Hope And Friendship die! Pass It On To All Of Your Friends and everyone You Love! May God richly bless you as you keep this candle burning. I received this today for the 1st time and I hope it comes back someday again.  Please keep this candle alive

The Lord will never give you more than you can handle!!

How To Live Life

My dear friend Doris sent this to me, so I’m sharing it with you.  Take care and God bless you.

 

Live well, laugh often, love with all your heart!!!


Be Calm… Quiet… Tranquil….

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Bloom as often as you can…
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Stay close to your Family….
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Explore the world around you….
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Enjoy the relaxing rhythm of waves…
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WATCH THE  M O O N  R I S E .
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Spread your wings and take off on your own…
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Then enjoy the comfort of coming home again…

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Life is short.

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Please… While you can…

Take time to enjoy all the little pleasures

that have been provided for you….


If you need some hints….

Go back and read this again!


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Prayer Request For Dylan

I received this from my friend in Yeshua, Daniel and have been given permission to pass it on.  Please lift Dylan and his family up in prayer and pass this on to your prayer buddies

Brother Jerry ,

   Hello I  need to update you on my son Dylan 

We went to Shriners Hospital in South Carolina this week and we need prayer  the good news first Dylan is a Shriner Baby now and his hands are fine for now they are more worried about his feet right now , he wears a Helmet on his head to reshape his head and it is working

His Hips and his Knees are  fine … now the bad news

He has A Joint Condition in his Bones and his feet will either need multiple Surgeries or One big Surgery which is to Amputate half of both of his little Feet and make Prosthetic feet and toes  and he would be able to walk soon with no more surgeries on his little feet.

If we don’t do the amputation he will never be able to walk

I really need Prayer as I decide this and Dylan needs Prayer to get through all of this .

I also need Prayer because my ex ( His Father ) may not agree to the Surgery the way he acted at first and I don’t see as I have any choice but to do the amputation so he can walk ..

Thank you for your Prayers and GOD BLESS YOU

Prayer Request for Nicholas

Dear prayer partners, please add Nicholas to your prayer list.  He is having surgery on his kidney today.  He is the grandson of one of my oldest and dearest friends and he has had health problems since birth.

I don’t really know all the details, but it has to do with a urinary reflux problem and they are believing that this surgery will correct the problem.

Please keep the doctors and hospital in prayer that they will be guided by the Lord as they operate and care for Nick.  Please also lift up his family that they will continue to have faith in Jehovah Rophe that His Will will be performed and that He has a plan.

The blood of Jesus flows through Nick bringing life and healing to every cell, muscle, fibre, organ and tissue in his body.  Sickness has no place in his body and he is healed in the mighty name of Yeshua.  Father, Master and Creator of the Universe, and all that is seen and unseen, place Your loving hands upon Nick and his family and let the peace that only You can bring fall upon them and wrap around them in Jesus name.