Wednesday, November 26, 2008

As You Offer Thanks.....

If you recall not long ago I asked for your prayers for Melody's sister Mindy and then again for her brother Robert. Now I am asking for prayers to go up for her 9 year old nephew, Taylor. Melody's mother has raised him since he was a baby, for reasons I won't go into. Taylor's teeth had come in crooked and she had taken him yesterday to the dentist to discuss the options for getting them straightened. After doing an ultra sound they discovered that the reason his teeth had come in crooked was because he has a mass in his gums. I was going to wait to hear more details from Melody before I posted this. We don't know yet if it is cancer or not...... So I felt an urgency to get a prayer chain started. I know that prayers make a difference and I know that I can count on all of you to spread the word and get even more prayers going up for Taylor. So please add this prayer request to your blogs and your e-mails and as you sit down at your table tomorrow and offer thanks for the gifts you have received through God's Love and Grace, please ask for God to wrap Taylor in His Healing Love.
As a follow up on Mindy and Robert. Mindy is still struggling with toss the cigarettes away. I quit smoking with the help of Chantix, but taking a drug to assist her isn't an option for Mindy because of her health. As for Robert, his test results showed that he has a fatty liver. There are many reasons why a person can acquire this condition, but none of these reasons apply to Robert. It has the doctor scratching his head, so as a result Robert will be undergoing more tests. I will keep you all posted on what is going on with Robert, Mindy and Taylor. I thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and concern.

It was brought to my attention that Xerox is doing something special for our men and women in the Middle East! If you go to this web site, 'Let's Say Thanks' you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq .

You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!
This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?

No matter what your feelings on the War in Iraq, our military needs to hear from us that we appreciate them and the sacrifices they are making.


julia said...

Stuff just keeps on happening! i'll be looking for your update on Taylor, poor guy.

Do have a great Thanksgiving!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

It seems the enemy is raising up one crisis after another in the lives of us Christians, Jo. I'll pray for Taylor, Mindy and Robert.

I've heard of fatty liver in animals, but never in humans. I wonder what's going on with Robert....

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Jo. In spite of all our prayer requests, we still have so much to be thankful for.

Much love,


Laura ~Peach~ said...

hugs and prayers...and I sent some of those cards that is such a wonderful project!

Lib said...

Hi Jo,
Still praying here and will add Taylor to my prayer list.
Hapyy Thanksgiving to ya'll!

PEA said...

The power of prayer is indeed a wonderful thing and you can be sure I'll add Taylor to mine. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, dear Jo. xoxo