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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Trey Tuesday - February 28, 2012

What's a cleft anyway? 

Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee

The old hymn brings us comfort, yet why?
What's a cleft anyway?

Let's look to the Source: Exodus 33:21-22
"Then the LORD said to Moses, “There is a place near Me where you may
stand on a rock. When My glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover
you with My hand until I have passed by."

God was actually hiding Moses in a crevice, a split in the rock while the face of God passed by.
The cleft protected Moses, it was the hiding place God gave to Moses.
Have you ever felt like you needed a hiding place?
Somewhere where you could forget the daily grind, kick back, watch Disney Jr. Live, have your picture taken with Handy Manny, shriek at the sight of Cinderella's castle, eat pizza and ice cream anytime of day...for free!?!?!?

Praise God He is hiding Trey and his family in His cleft all the time - but especially this week in Disney World on Trey's Make A Wish trip!

Please continue your fervent prayers for health and safety and peace and joy - they are working!  :)
Joe even had his picture taken with a character today!
God CAN do anything!  :)

And please continue to pray for Trey to be healed of his cancer!

We thank God for the cleft of Team Mitlo One - hiding, supporting, uplifting the Mitlo family in Trey's journey!

Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood, from Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure; save from wrath and make me pure.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Trey Tuesday - February 21, 2012

Fat Tuesday!

Well, here we are again!  Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras....the day before Lent begins.
Catholic or not, Lent is a time to get our hearts and our lives ready to celebrate Easter/Resurrection Sunday. essence Fat Tuesday is a time to get ready to get ready for Easter!
Sort of like preschool is a time to get ready for Kindergarten which in turn gets your child ready for elementary school!
How much of your day is spent getting ready to get ready for school or work?

We all know the Bible verse about not worrying about why all the fuss of readiness?
A quick Bible search shows over 100 results for "Get Ready!"
"Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers"  Acts 23:23
"Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?" I Corinthians 14:8
"That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows."  Luke 12:47
"They rose about daybreak and Samuel called to Saul on the roof, "Get ready, and I will send you on your way." I Samuel 9:26
"Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house."  Proverbs 24:27
"And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him"  Luke 9:52

God is
actually very serious about getting ready!

Trey and his family are getting ready to get ready for Trey's Make a Wish trip to Disney World next week!
Please cover them with your prayers as the next few days will pass quickly with many things to do!
First on the list is to get Trey's stomach settled!  Please pray for effective meds, hydrating liquids and peaceful recovery.
Please continue to pray for Trey's complete healing!
And please pray for Joe and Bella and their nervousness and excitement as they get ready to fly to Florida for a week of amazing fun!
And please pray for Jay and much on their plate...they simply deal with one part of the day at a time...
not even getting ready to get ready...just dealing with right here right now....maybe that is a good lesson for all of us!

Thanks be to God for His faithfulness throughout every day!
Praise and honor to Him who provides all that we need - even before we know it!

"Get ready! This is the day the LORD will give you victory...Has not the LORD gone ahead of you?"
Judges 4:14

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Trey Tuesday - February 14, 2012

God started it!  :)

God sent the very first Valentine:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

How do you show love this Valentine's Day?
Something sweet?
Something thoughtful?
Something beautiful?
Something precious?
A large package?
A tiny package?
A surprise?
Or a tradition?

However you wrap up your love, you sacrifice something for the sake of that special someone.
You are continuing the example God gave us in that very first Valentine!  :)
We thank you for taking time this Valentine's Day (and everyday!) to pray for Trey and his family!

Please pray for:
God's comforting Spirit to dwell in each of them as they prepare for their Make a Wish trip!
God's miraculous healing hand upon Trey - to destroy the cancer in his little body!
Joe and Bella to be comforted and encouraged by a strong community of family, friends and school!
The deep, deep love of God to be a sweet aroma to all those in contact with Trey and his family!

And this Trey Tuesday, we send a Valentine to you, Team Mitlo One!
"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the saints,
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:18-19

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trey Tuesday - February 7, 2012

Eli Manning's going to Disney World!

Trey Mitlo's going to Disney World!

I must admit...the irony of the two extremes leaves me feeling a bit jealous and angry.
Eli Manning's Super Bowl win vs. Trey's cancer. 
Different "Game."
Same prize.
For now.

Thank Almighty God, All Powerful King of the Universe that He does not measure our worth based on our accomplishments!
Praise God that the prize of Heaven far outweighs our earthly battles.
Trust and have faith in believing that God's Ways are higher than our ways
and His thoughts are better than our thoughts.  Isaiah 55:9
The immeasurable, vast enormity of God's plan overshadows our miniscule concept of Trey's life.
Yet, the temptation still remains to be afraid and to dwell upon the injustice.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--His good, pleasing and perfect will."  Romans 12:2

And there we can find rest.
Ignoring the clamor of the world and our prideful whining for an easy and comfortable life for everyone....
Renewing our minds again and again remembering God's faithfulness in and through and because of Trey's journey...
Seeking God's will, accepting God's will, trusting God's will....
and knowing His will is good, pleasing and perfect...
on earth as it is in Heaven....
and in Disney World.