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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Trey Tuesday - August 28, 2012

Jay shares a peek into a tiny part of the experience at the CureSearch walk last weekend:
Joe walked the entire 1.5 miles holding the "Team YoungWarrior" sign above his head. He mentioned once that his side really hurt but he wouldn't let the sign down.
Joe's devotion to his duty is more than remarkable!  It is inspirational!  :)
Who/what are you devoted to so much that you could/would/do deny yourself?
When was the last time you "held your sign high" for your "younger brother?"
Joe is in good company!  Remember the story from Exodus 17:8-16?
"The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.”
So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”
Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner. He said, “For hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord. The Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”
God may call you to be like Joshua:  "Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered"
God may call you to be like Moses:  "I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.'  As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning."
God may call you to be like Aaron and Hur:  "When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset."
Or God may call you to be like Trey, and fight the fight of cancer.
May you and your "altar" boldly declare the victory like Moses:  "The Lord is my Banner."

Thank you for raising a banner to God on your knees for Trey this Trey Tuesday - and everyday!  :)
"So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace."
Judges 6:24

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trey Tuesday - August 21, 2012

A Cure!

"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and
healing every disease and sickness."
Matthew 9:35
The people in Jesus' time didn't have to search far to find the cure for whatever ailed them.
Our passage today says Jesus healed every disease and sickness!
But why was there still disease and sickness in the world?
Remember the invalid in John 5?  Jesus asked, "Do you want to get well?"
Gulp.  I guess the sick person needed to come face to face with Jesus and answer that question for himself!

Over 2,000 years later we are in the same position.  You may face physical disease like Trey.
You may carry emotional sickness like Joe and Bella probably deal with every day since Trey's diagnosis.
You may even battle a fatal spiritual condition.

Is there a cure?  Yes, there is!
Where do you search?

We praise God Team Mitlo One gathers (in person and via cyber) together to pray to our Almighty Healer for Trey each week/day!  :)
Yes, Trey wants to get well!
Yes, Trey's family wants to be well!
Yes, Jesus can heal every disease and sickness either sooner or later!
Yes, Jesus knows exactly what He is doing!  :)

Let's keep on our knees for Trey!

And please also be praying for Rachel and friends as they participate in the 2012 Pittsburgh CureSearch Walk for Children's Cancer!
"I will heal My people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security."
Jeremiah 33:6

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Trey Tuesday - August 14, 2012

It's Time!
It's that time of year...the clock is ticking...we can all feel it!
School, football, leaves, pumpkins, Christmas!!!!!!!!!  :)
Time is a funny thing.  It either moves too fast or too slow.
Hmmm....mid-August...seems that the summer clock is speeding by a bit too fast these days!
Yet, as Jay and Rachel reminded us this past week, time has been Trey's friend.  :)
On that horrible day of surgery last year, August 10, Jay and Rachel (and Team Mitlo One) prayed to have one more day with Trey!
Here we are 369 "days" later!
Praise the Lord!

Please pray for the Lord to continue to bless Trey's time with much great health and strength and progress through his treatments!
And for Jay and Rachel to continue being awesome parents and spouses using time with their whole family in such fun ways!
And for the them to feel God's peace when time seems uncertain!
And for Joe and Bella to forget about time and fear and worry and to trust their earthly parents and Heavenly Father!
What about you?
How is your grasp of time?
Let's learn ANOTHER lesson from Trey!
Defy time - and live!  :)
"I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."
2 Corinthians 6:2

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Trey Tuesday - August 7, 2012

Trey for the Gold!  :)

Summer Olympics - you just cant beat the air of competition, team spirit, American pride and good old fashioned reward for a job well done!

You know, we all have a race to run.....

And of course, Trey paints a beautiful picture in this regard.
In July, Trey was chosen to cut the ribbon opening the Relay for Life in Penn Hills (fundraiser of the American Cancer Society.). Trey and Jay were then invited to join in the Survivors' lap around the track!  :) Trey, however, had had a busy day and was verrrrry tired!  Jay carried him three quarters of the way around the track!  Just when Jay was growing weary Trey turns to Jay and says, "I'm ready to run the race, Dad!"  "Wow!  How poignant," I thought!  Amazing, how spiritual our Young Warrior is! 
Trey's "I'm ready to run the race, Dad" really meant, "I am ready for you to run while you are holding me, Dad!"
Has God ever had you in a "race" that you didn't choose to enter?  Have you ever felt like you couldn't "run" one more step?
Yet begrudgingly, you did.
Listen to Trey's words:  "I'm ready!"  He was choosing to be ready!  He was facing the challenge and going for it - in the safety and strength of his father's arms!  :)
Just like he does day after day after day in his fight against cancer.  Except he doesn't know it.
His family, Team Mitlo One and the grace and mercy of God surround and carry Trey!  :)

Does that sound familiar?
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. "
Hebrews 12:1-3

This Trey Tuesday let's celebrate along with our Olympic winners!

Let's thank God for Trey's awesome CT scan last week!
Let's praise Him for the ever growing supportive great cloud of witnesses: Team Mitlo One!
Let's rejoice in Trey's great health this summer  - allowing Trey and Joe and Bella and their parents to enjoy many fun summer days together!
let's glorify God each time we speak of Trey and all that God is doing through Him! "Run in such a way as to get the prize."
I Corinthians 9:24