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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Trey Tuesday - September 25, 2012

Inside on the Outside

Popular research indicates that our aches and pains can be caused by carrying grudges and bitterness for many years.  A nutritionist friend told me that our outer battles/sicknesses/maladies can be traced back to something going on on our inside.
Most of us, though, trudge through each day without taking/making the time to look that deep.
We treat the surface without looking within.

Trey's outer joy certainly portrays a trust-filled inner peace (except for when he is a Wild Young Warrior!)  :)
Yet cancer tries to wage a war inside him.
But>>>>>deeeeeeep inside Trey, by the grace and love of God, in Trey's tender, young heart he is strong and healthy and alive and well!  :)

How can we "get" that same peace?
Quit looking around you and at everyone else and look deep inside for that pure, clean heart of which the Psalmist, David cried:
"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
Psalm 51:10
After you do that, all will not be well.
All will not go according to plan.
But...Christ our Healer, Redeemer, Counselor and Defender will take it from there!  :)
Release your cares - and Trey! and Trey's CT scan next week! - to His Supreme Wisdom!

"And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God,
to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul"
Deuteronomy 10:12

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Trey Tuesday - September 18, 2012

"And there were also with Him other little ships."
Mark 4:36

A very familiar event told in the Bible is when Jesus calmed the furious squall in the ocean, despite the disciples' doubt and fear.
I consider Trey's cancer a pretty furious squall, don't you?
The effects of Trey's treatments and attention and bills and limitations and thoughts of the future rip through Jay and Rachel and Joe and Bella and Trey's
life worse than any tsunami ever!

But that doesn't discount what you and I go through on a daily basis!
We serve a mighty, mighty God!  He remembers each one of us!
How do we know that?
"And there were also with Him other little ships."

The main stage that day showcased Jesus in the ship, calming the disciples' fears, saving them from the threats looming and commanding the wind and the waves to:  "Be Still!"
"And there were also with Him other little ships."
Jesus calmed the sea for the other little ships as well!  :)
Have you relinquished the helm of your ship to Jesus?
He CAN and WILL calm all that swirls around you!

Thank you for your continued prayers for Trey!
Your love and prayers and support serve as life preservers for him and his family!
Please continue praying for Trey's CT scan coming up in a few weeks....

"He said to His disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!”
Mark 4:40-41

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Trey Tuesday - September 11, 2012

Yes, it has been a day of remembering 9/11....
Beyond that, though, what else causes you to remember?
Birthdays, for sure!
Anniversaries, of course!
Holidays (well, the big ones anyway!)  :)
Under the leadership of Samuel, the Israelites took the ministry of remembering very seriously.  Samuel set up a monument to remind them of God's strong Hand in their victories.  The monument was called an Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the Lord has helped us."  I Samuel 7:12  The stone pillar reminded the Israelites of all that God had done for them.  Did the stones have any magical power?  Did the Ebenezer grant their wishes?  Did it promise success whenever the Israelites faced opposition?  No.  The stones served as a reminder - pointing them to God and His power!  :)
What are your Ebenezers?
Your bank account?
Your car?
Your job?
Your vacation home?
Your health?
Your family?
Mine is Trey!  :)
To see and hear the life in Trey, despite all that he has been through and all that he continues to go through, encourages me to press on in God's power and timing!
To watch and follow Jay and Rachel as they faithfully journey on, I remember the One who is the object of their faith!
To imagine Joe and Bella living day to day in the midst of uncertainty, I hold tight to the trust found in our Rock, Jesus Christ!
Please remember all that God has done for you - and for each of us in Team Mitlo One - beginning with Trey!
Praise God for Trey's great "health!"
Praise Him and remember all that He has done through and with Trey!
And please pray for many, many more great days of remembering!
Trey will have a CT scan in a few weeks - please keep praying for NO growth!  :)
 "Thus far the Lord has helped us."  I Samuel 7:12 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trey Tuesday - September 4, 2012

"I perfect!"
Rachel reminds us this week:  Today is the first treatment of this cycle for Trey...after 4 treatments, Trey will get another CT scan to evaluate what's happening inside. From the outside, everything looks perfect....just ask Trey and he'll tell you "I perfect!"
What confidence!  What truth!  :)  Trey IS perfect!  :)
Can you say the same?
Do you feel the same?
Biblically speaking "perfect" means "complete."  Not that we are ever finished with the refining process of God's
grace and mercy, but that through the work of Jesus, we can rest from trying to fix things ourselves.  In Christ
we are complete:  perfect!  :)  Just like Trey!
This week as you pray for Trey, please seize the confidence that Trey has and go before our Provider God and pray for:
- continued no growth inside Trey!
- continued amazing, fun, joy-filled, silly, sweet, tender times with Trey!
- peace for Joe!
- joy and comfort for Bella!
- wisdom and hope for Jay and Rachel!
- "perfection" for you!
"Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence."
Ephesians 3:12