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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Trey Tuesday - June 26, 2012


This is Trey's first year to participate at Vacation Bible School!
Summer would not be complete without gathering with friends to learn about Jesus, sing some HIGHLY active songs,
make some awesome crafts, eat some tasty treats and learn about sharing the gospel message!
And Trey gets to take part in this wonderful tradition this year!
What a gift!
What a treasure!
What a reason to celebrate!

I'd like to take this Trey Tuesday to share with you the themes Trey will learn about each day at VBS this week at Hebron Church.
See if you could stand up tall and shout out loud that you believe these truths!  :)
MONDAY:  True Peace - Mark 4:35-41 - Jesus gives us peace no matter what problems we face

TUESDAY:  True Riches - Mark 6:30-44; John 6:1-14 - Jesus knows what we need and will provide what's best for us

WEDNESDAY:  True Power - Matthew 4:1-11 - Jesus shows us how to depend on God's powerful Word when we are tempted to sin

THURSDAY:  True Love - Mark 15:1 - 16:20;John 10:1-18 - Jesus loves us so much He died and rose again so we can be members of His family

FRIDAY:  True Hope - Praise in prison - Acts 16:16-40 - Jesus is with us so we can be fearless about our future

And please take some time each day to, of course, pray for Trey and his family in light of these themes:
True Peace - peace and joy for Joe and Bella!
True Riches - Trey's continued amazing-ness!
True Power - continued effective treatment!
True Love - strength and peace for Jay and Rachel!
True Hope - complete healing!

"Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19:14

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Trey Tuesday - June 19, 2012

The Heat is On!

How do you handle the heat?
Maybe you take your morning run a bit earlier!?
Maybe you stop for ice cream and water ice!?
Maybe you move your beach chair a little closer to the water!?

As the summer temperatures rally into position, may they be a reminder to pray for Trey.
The heat is on for Trey on a daily basis.  We all saw that this past weekend.
One minute we were celebrating the No-Crayon Dance and the next thing we knew Trey was in the Emergency Room
with mysterious symptoms!
What a roller coaster ride for Jay and Rachel and the kids!
(And for all of Team Mitlo One, too!)  :)

Let's find refreshment in the still, cool (or cascading, crisp!) waters of the Word of God!
"Whoever believes in Me,' as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”  John 7:38

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb" Revelation 22:1

Please lift Trey to the Lord for many more refreshing days of sun and play and WATER!  :)
And praise Him for every drop of water Trey can play in!  :)
Please ask the Lord for great family times during summer break!
And for quick and complete healing of Trey's bruises from IV attempts!
And please, as always, pray for Trey to be healed from cancer!

"But now, this is what the Lord says—
    He who created you, Jacob,
    He who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you."
Isaiah 43:1,2

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Trey Tuesday - June 12, 2012

That's too bad....but is it?

We've all been there.  Some of us live there. 
Hearing the saga of a friend's life...a lost job, a broken engagement, an unaffordable dream house, a broken down car, etc....
what is our natural response?
"That's too bad."
But is it?
Don't good things come after we suffer through some pretty tough times?
A better job, a wonderful new relationship, a perfect family home and wonderful neighbors, protected from accidents, etc....just ask anyone
who should have been in New York City on September 11.

And a quick peek into the life of Jesus confirms it.
Jesus was tortured, beaten, whipped, spit on and died a terrible death on the cross.
"That's too bad."
But is it?
Of course not!  By His death, the sins of believers have been forgiven and our relationship restored with God Himself!
(Hebrews 10)

Paul and Silas stripped and beaten, flogged and imprisoned unjustly.
"That's too bad."
But is it?
The jailer and his family were saved by their witness!
(Acts 16)

Now, this next example is a little harder to take:
Trey's cancer has grown.
"That's too bad."
But is it?
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD."
Isaiah 55:8

And so we come to pray for Trey this Tuesday with great faith!
And with praise for the great news that Trey will have his Broviac line removed on Thursday!
Please cover him in prayer for a safe and successful surgery!
And for the cancer to stop growing!
And for Bella's rash to subside!
And for Joe and Bella and Trey and Jay and Rachel to be able to enjoy summer days together!
And in all things for God to be praised!
"Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare."
Psalm 40:5

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Trey Tuesday - June 5, 2012

Surf's Up!?

Perhaps you have been to the beach already this summer...or you will be going soon....
Perhaps you plan on making it to the wave pool or to a water park...
Or perhaps you have had so much rain and so many storms that your basement now has waves....
And we know Trey has had many waves/hurricanes/tsunamis in his life!

Where is God in all this?
Our Creator of all that we know is right in the middle of it!

"Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping."
Matthew 8:24

Were things out of God's control?  Had Jesus forgotten His job?
Nope!  :)
Read on....
"The disciples went and woke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 
Matthew 8:25

All assessments of the situation looked pretty bad.
Read on...
"He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm."
Matthew 8:26

Done.  (Notice how quickly and completely nature obeys Jesus.  hmmmm....????)
"The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey Him!”
Matthew 8:27

There are many passages of scripture which remind us of God's power!
We need to constantly, daily, hourly, remind ourselves deep down inside of God's abilities!
Not just over wind and waves, but over our Young Warrior, too!

Please hold Trey close in prayer this week, as you always so lovingly do!  :)
Offer praise for Trey's body accepting this round of treatment so well!
Ask for complete healing from his cancer!
Seek God's favor of great improvement in Trey's CT scan next week!
And always, give honor and glory to our Elohim/Creator of the Universe!

"Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided,
and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left."
Exodus 14:21-22
"By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned."
Hebrews 11:29
"The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground."
Joshua 3:17
"Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground"
2 Kings 2:8
"May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth."
Psalm 115:15