Thursday, June 19, 2008


(A display I made for a Sav-A-Life fund-raiser last fall)

Today I don't have a story or witty illustration or any of those things to bring you. Today my heart is heavy. For those of you who are on my email list you know the reason why. Little three-and-a-half week old Ryder went to heaven last night about midnight to be forever with the ONE who formed him in his mother's womb. He was was born at only 23 weeks and it was actually a miracle that he lived this long. But as King David said when his baby son died, "I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." (2 Samuel 12: 23) That is the family's comfort now...that Ryder is in the presence of God, never more to know the pain and suffering he endured in his short life here on earth....and that they will see him again when they, too, someday enter into the presence of the Lord. Please continue to lift this family up in your prayers.

Now I have another request! Would you please pray for me and the other workers at the Sav-A-Life pregnancy center? I worked all day Tuesday there and it was the most "oppressive" day I've had in over two years of working there! Not much different as far as the work and the clients I saw but it was different in the way I felt and the sadness and feeling of the devil at work in the lives of the girls I counseled with. T., our Director of Development, told me yesterday that she had gone home Tuesday night and told her husband the same thing! She's worked there 5 months now and she said Tuesday was the worst day she's had. I'm working all day again today. We are real short handed this summer in regard to volunteers. And with F. (our director) gone with her family on a 3-month summer missions trip to the Ukraine again this summer we are getting really behind in getting the clients charts put into the computer. That's what I'll be doing today. I have been doing what I can on the days I normally work as a counselor but when there's clients to see I don't have time to work on the computer. Today there is a counselor there with T. so I should be free to just work on the files.

Please pray that Satan will be bound and that God's mercy and grace will be freely felt and received by those we minister to today.

"The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil." Proverbs 19: 23

May God bless you today my friends!



Alene said...

I'll be praying for you. Love the poster. You are doing great things for the Kingdom. Thanks!!!

lori said...

Praying for you!!!

De'on Miller said...

I'm sorry I've just read this, but I will lift you up today. The family has been heavy on my heart. But of course, you dear friend, need my prayers just as much. When we love, we hurt.

I think that Devil is hard at work these days to keep our hearts torn. When he can't tear at our own lives, he tears at us through the lives of the hurting others.

Right now, in the name of Jesus, I take authority over the work of Satan. According to God's Word in Ephesians, even he understands his defeat. We lose track of that because of all the evil that gets to even an unborn child or a girl too young or immature to understand that though abortion may be the easier route now, it may haunt her all the days of her life.

God help us all on this journey of our earthly life. May we not suffer under the illusion of defeat and may He energize us this moment.

Despondency! Get far from us! In the precious name of Jesus and by the blood: We stand undefeated. We are whole, only by the grace of our mighty God. God of Heaven and Earth!

Be comforted, sister. Be comforted. Today, only a few minutes ago, I was tired and weary like you were on this day. I am encouraged now and we will keep up the good fight!!!!!

Much love!