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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trey Tuesday - April 24, 2012


Have you ever seen this letters inscribed on a crucifix?

What do they stand for anyway?
These were the letters written above the cross where Jesus was crucified.
The common translation for these initials across the four gospels is
"The King of the Jews."

Those who use Twitter and Facebook use acronyms daily!

(And believe me, it is verrrry easy to mix them up!)  :)

Spend some time with Trey and you will find "his" language difficult to decipher at times!

-especially when you are the one in charge of the remote or You Tube and need to find Trey his favorite shows:
"HandyMannyFreshBeatBandHighFiveNiHaoKaiLan" he easily repeats and repeats and repeats
until you get it right!  (Thank you, Joe and Bella for ALWAYS saving the day!)  :)

Much the same, no matter how hard we try, we just can't comprehend those six terrible letters:

when we look at Trey and watch him run and laugh and dance and play
- so full of life!

Please join me in praising God for so many great stories and victories in Trey's life!

Let's celebrate the lives that have been impacted for eternity because of the faith of one little boy and his family!
Let's offer thanks to God for two uneventful Mondays with Trey's new treatment!
And let's always continue to pray for God to heal Trey, to discover a perfect treatment plan for Trey
and for Jay and Rachel and Joe and Bella to be comforted and sustained by the grace of God!

As we pray for Trey this Tuesday, this week and every week

even if you don't understand red blood cells,
Disney Jr. or anything relating to social media,
please remember and rely on the code that is not top-secret, that God offers us in His Word from cover to cover,
from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21:
"In the beginning God" 
He always was, He always is and He always will be! 
"The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people.  Amen."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Trey Tuesday - April 17, 2012

Day by Day

Remember the lyrics from Godspell?
This song was actually a prayer written by Richard, Bishop of Chichester in the 1200s....long before many of our modern day maladies and illnesses, unemployment and crime, abuse and scandals.
Day by day
Day by day
Oh Dear Lord
Three things I pray
To see thee more clearly
Love thee more dearly
Follow thee more nearly
Day by day.

Wait!  How many things is he praying about?  Three!?!?!
I don't know about you, but there are many, many names on my prayer lists these days!  Way more than 3!
Where is our Young Warrior on this list of 3 "things!?"

As we gather for Trey Tuesday (and Trey Monday as he receives his new treatment each Monday) of course God wants us to lift Trey up,

petitioning God's healing hand upon our Young Warrior!  For God to protect Trey's body through this new treatment!  For Trey to be a #1 success story for this new scientific clinical study!
Of course God cares about Jay and Rachel as they wonder and worry and hope and trust through another attempt at destroying the tumors.
Of course God has set the doctors and nurses and facilities apart for Trey to receive God's very best!
And of course we ask God to surround Joe and Bella with His Shield!

But God has plans and goals for you!
Do you seek to see God more clearly?
Do you long to love Him more dearly?
Do you desire to follow Him more nearly?
Day by day by day by day by day?

"He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice,
to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God
Malachi 6:8

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Trey Tuesday - April 10, 2012


What are you counting these days?
Easter eggs?  Did your kids find them all?
Calories now that YOU have found all the Easter candy?
Days until summer?
The candles on your birthday cake?  :)

We rejoice with Jay and Rachel as they praise God for the opening in the case study for Trey!
Are they counting their "lucky" stars that Trey got in?

As important as counting is to our banker, our nutritionist, our car mechanic, our math teacher and the voting polls, God's love and power and strength
cannot be enumerated!
"I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb."
Revelation 7:9

"I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted."
Genesis 13:16

"Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand."
Psalm 139:18

So of all these things that God doesn't count...He COULD count them if He wanted to....what DOES He want us to count?
"Count it all joy, my brethren, whenever you face trials of many kinds"
James 1:2

No new math here....simply count "it" ALL joy!

Yes, Jay and Rachel rejoice in new hope for Trey!
Yes, a new treatment plan brings an end to their waiting and drives them into action!
And yes, this new unknown territory to face causes the Mitlos to cling to God's faithfulness!

Please pray for Trey - for strength and health and comfort during his tests!
For God to continue to show Jay and Rachel the way He has for them!
For Joe and Bella to be open and honest with their feelings and questions and concerns!
For Trey's treatment to be effective in stopping the growth of the tumor!
And for all of Team Mitlo One, my brethren, to indeed "count it all joy" wherever you are, whatever your "it" is!

"The Joy of the LORD is your strength"
Nehemiah 8:10

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Trey Tuesday - April 3, 2012

Trey says, "Don't worry!  I'm OK!"

Trey is our inspiration in so many ways!
Today's Trey Tuesday is a grown up version of how Trey lives!
Those who are blessed with the privilege of seeing Trey up close and personal know that he has a silly tendency to repeat a few phrases:
"Don't worry!  Don't worry!" Trey says.  "I'm OK!  I'm OK!" he chants after a little slip and fall.
Oh, if we could only seize that spirit of faith and trust and joy!

Good Friday is almost upon us.
We all know what happened.  (If you don't, PLEASE read Matthew 27
Jesus, innocent, holy Son of God, was tortured and crucified to pay for all sins for all mankind!
"They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on His head. They put a staff in His right hand and knelt in front of Him and mocked Him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. They spit on Him, and took the staff and struck Him on the head again and again. After they had mocked Him, they took off the robe and put His own clothes on Him. Then they led Him away to crucify Him."
Matthew 27:28-31

Jesus was made to wear a crown of thorns.
Where did those thorns come from anyway?
Let's go waaaaaaaaaay back to Genesis.
Because of the sin of Adam and Eve, the first sin ever, God cursed the ground and said,
"The ground will grow thorns and thistles for you"
Genesis 3:18

for you.  ouch.
But God used the thorn of sin upon His precious Son's head in order to bring forgiveness of our sin!
See....Trey is right!  "Don't worry!  It IS OK!". :)

Have you ever had a "thorn" in your life?

Do you think it is there to only cause you harm?
PLEASE be like Trey:  "Don't worry!  Don't worry!  I'm OK!  I'm OK!"
God can use ANYTHING ANYTIME for our good and His glory!

Please continue to pray for Trey as his next treatment plan is decided.

Please pray for God's BEST for Trey!
PRAISE God for Trey's joy and zeal and health!
And please pray for Jay and Rachel as they make decisions and trust the doctors' plans.

"For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one Man, Jesus Christ."
Romans 5:17