Monday, February 23, 2009


Hi Friends,
We hope that you are all doing well. We are resting as often as we can... Hannah is having a hard week, we are hoping to stay out of the hospital, only time will tell. We will see as the week progresses, on how she feels. We had the privialge to help out a friend this week, it was such a blessing... I am praying that God will show us ways that we can help others in our week... I am excited to see God work.
We hope that you all have a blessed week...
Much Love and Prayers.
Lori and girls

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Slower paced week...

Hi Friends,
We hope that you are all doing well. We trust that you are resting in Gods grace and murcy. As we are... Hannah had a dr appt. today, all went well, she has been classified as fever viral syndrome ..? hum.... so well see. We go back to Children's in March to find out more...
Are you showing Jesus to others this week? We are trying to... use each opportunity we can.... hope and pray that you are too.
Have a blessed week, we love you all..
Much Love and prayer's,
Lori and girls

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi friends,
Hope that you are all doing well. Just wanted to wish you each a very Happy day, and send out Love to all, but this is the greates valentines ever:

"For God so LoVed the
world that he gAve his
onLy begotten son,
that whosoEver believeth
iN him
should noT
perIsh but
have everlastiNg
lifE." John 3:16

Much Love and prayer's,
Lori and girls

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

update on Hannah

Hi Friends,
We hope that you are all doing well. We are resting at the moment, Hannah has had here infusion, and it always makes her tired, and she has started running fever. We will have to watch it and make sure it doesn't get to high.
Daddys vehicle has died, so we are using one, so we didn't go to Children's, I am going to reschedule her appointment.
We are thankful to God that it all went well today, and Hannah didn't have trouble with the needles and all. She even helped a little. She likes to try to help her infusion therapist, when she isn't upset. She teared up just a little, but then was ok, it hurts more when she is feeling bad. After the infusion was over we managed a small nature/treasure walk on our street. The girls found lots of treasures, including three keys, one broken in half, several rocks and leafs, three penny's, and a lot of trash. We enjoy getting out on nice days, and I think that it helped Hannah feel a bit better.
Well I better go, hannah needs me...
Much love and prayer's,
Lori and girls

Monday, February 9, 2009

feeling better

Hi Friends,
We hope that you are all doing well. We are all feeling much better. Resting has helped. We are getting ready for another Birmingham trip, Sarah has a follow up with the GI (stomach) doctor tomorrow at Children's... Thankfully it is just a day trip so we will be home to sleep in our own beds... Then Hannah has her infusion on Wed. She has felt better thelast few days, and the weather being nice has helped, and the girls have been able to enjoy the sun and being outside some. They got their new bikes and were able to put them together, and that was fun.
We pray that you all have a good week, blessed with God's love and grace. I leave you with a thought provoking e mail I received recently.... Think about what it says at the end....

Take my Son
A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art.
When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son.
About a month later, just before Christmas, there was a knock at the door. A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands. He said, "Sir, you don't know me but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly. He often talked about you and your love for art." The young man held out this package. "I know this isn't much. I'm not really a great artist but I think your son would have wanted you to have this."
The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured the personality of his son in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own eyes welled up with tears. He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture. "Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me. It's a gift."
The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time visitors came to his home he took them to see the portrait of his son before he showed them any of the other great works he had collected.
The man died a few months later. There was to be a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people gathered, excited over seeing the great paintings and having an opportunity to purchase one for their collection.
On the platform sat the painting of the son. The auctioneer pounded his gavel. "We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?"
There was silence. Then a voice in the back of the room shouted, "We want to see the famous paintings. Skip this one."
But the auctioneer persisted. "Will somebody bid for this painti ng. Who will start the bidding? $100, $200?"
Another voice angrily. "We didn't come to see this painting. We came to see the Van Gogh's, the Rembrandt's. Get on with the real bids!"
But still the auctioneer continued. "The son! The son! Who'll take the son?"
Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room. It was the longtime gardener of the man and his son. "I'll give $10 for the painting." Being a poor man, it was all he could afford.
"We have $10, who will bid $20?"
"Give it to him for $10. Let's see the masters."
"$10 is the bid, won't someone bid $20?"
The crowd was becoming angry. They didn't want the picture of the son.
They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections.
The auctioneer pounded the gavel. "Going once, twice, sold for $10!"
A man sitting on the second row shouted, "Now let's get on with the collection."
The auctioneer laid down his gavel. "I'm sorry, the auction is over."
What about the paintings?"
"I am sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will. I was not allowed to reveal that stipulation until this time. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever bought that painting would inherit the entire estate, including the paintings.
The man who took the son gets everything!"

God gave His son 2,000 years ago to die on the cross. Much like the auctioneer, His message today is: "The son, the son, who'll take the son?"
Because, you see, whoever takes the Son gets everything.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Resting in grace

Hi Friends,
Hope that this finds you all well. We are doing ok, everyone has been sick here, so we haven't been on much, resting as much as needed. Mommy is sick as well, so this makes for a long week. Migranes and sinus ickiness is no fun, Hannah has still got an upset tummy, and starting to cough again. We are watching out for the seal or barking cough, it usually indecates broncitus, so we are trying to avoid that. God Has been so good, we have avoided a trip to the hospital, so that is a blessing. We have been inside a lot lately, and so cabin fever sets in, we did run out to walmart last night for a few groceries, but that was about it, then we were able to go to church this morining, I enjoyed the message, it was on
"God's Super Bowls" Revelation, 15 and 16 : 2-17,
"And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints.
Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for [thou] only [art] holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and [upon] them which worshipped his image.
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead [man]: and every living soul died in the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous [are] thy judgments. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done."

Wow, can you imagine what is in store for those who are left here when jesus comes back.... It really makes me think of unsaved friends and family. I want my life to be one that others can see Jesus through me, I may be the only example of Jesus the ever see. I don't want them to stumble because of me. It makes me want to be positive that everyone I meet is exposed to Gods word, and His plan of salvation. One lost soul for Jesus a month, and be read for the opportunities that God gives me to witness for Him. Will you go with me?
I pray that you each have a blessed week, Keep Jesus first, and serve Him as you go.
Much Love and Prayer's,
Lori and crew