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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Trey Tuesday - July 30, 2013

But What If You CAN'T Do It!?!

So what if you aren't as fearless as Trey!?!
What if you struggle with doubt and fear?
What if you "can't" jump in to the deep end of life without a suffocating fear of drowning?
What do you do?

Many have tried much....
Try harder?
Read a different book?
Follow another blog?
Eat more protein or less gluten?
Get more exercise or sleep?
Have you discovered that you lack the super powers necessary to obliterate your fears?
God has His Super Powers ready for battle!!  "divine power to demolish strongholds" 2 Corinthians 10:4
Quit trying your own powers and start using God's arsenal!  :)
Trey doesn't realize that there is a power greater than he, but one day he will!  :)
Jay and Rachel cling to the Almighty Super Hero - Jesus Christ, the Healer, the Redeemer, the Deliverer - on behalf of their children!
Trey is beating cancer by God's design and power!  :)
As they are getting older, Joe and Bella are becoming more aware of the Hand of God in their family's journey!  :)
Jay and Rachel are alive and well because they know they "can't" do "it," but trusting in God's promises, they can!  :)

Thank you for sharing in this ministry, this journey of prayer and faith and love and fellowship in Trey's fight against cancer!  Keep up the great work!  :)  God "CAN" do it!  :)
"I can do all things...through Christ."
Philippians 4:13

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Trey Tuesday - July 23, 2013

"I Can Do It!"

Have you ever experienced the sheer grit and determination of a young child?!?
Willing themselves to grow tall enough to ride the roller coaster?
Insisting they are not tired as their head continues to bob while eating dessert?

I was blessed to have spent time with Trey at the public pool - WOW!
Our Young Warrior's grit, determination, will and fortitude splashed all over everywhere as Trey
announced to each life guard:  "I Can Do It!"
Swim in the deep end?  "I Can Do It!"
Dive off the high dive?  "I Can Do It!"
Could he?
Absolutely not!  :)
Did Trey think he could do it?
Absolutely!  :)

As so it is in Christ!  :)
We all know the verse:  "I can do all this through Him who gives me strength."
Philippians 4:13

But do you know what comes before that verse?
"I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."
Philippians 4:12

Do I hear you saying, "I Can Do It!"?  Regardless of what your "it" is?

As we pray for Trey today/this week, praise the Lord for Trey's grit and confidence!
And please ask God for a continued, endless supply for Trey!
God has enough for you, too!  :)
And as always, please pray for continued amazing health for Trey!
And for successful treatments!
And fun and sweet summer times for Joe and Bella and Trey and Jay and Rachel!  :)

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ."
Ephesians 1:3

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Trey Tuesday - July 16, 2013

Let's Celebrate!  :)

Wow!  What a HUGE blessing that we can celebrate Trey's stable scan...AGAIN!  :)
Yes, we need to keep praying for Trey's healing from cancer, and yes, we need to keep praying for Trey's family, but this week, let's also celebrate!  :)

God commands us to give thanks:  "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good"  Psalm 106:1
He tells us to praise Him:  "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord" Psalm 150:6 

God wants us to celebrate:  "Let's have a feast and celebrate."  Luke 15:23
And to rejoice:  "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"  Philippians 4:4
And to be happy:  "When times are good, be happy"  Ecclesiastes 7:14
And God wants us to remember these good times:  "This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD--a lasting ordinance." Exodus 12:14

Let's Celebrate!  :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Trey Tuesday - July 9, 2013

Wherever You Go"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God."
Ruth 1:16

I hope this summer has you traveling to a new and exciting place!
Or going on a traditional family vacation!
Or maybe you are venturing off on a backyard camp out! (The biggest and bravest adventure of all!)  :)
Or maybe you found a good book or movie that transports you to another place and time!

Trey and his cancer and his treatments and his upcoming scan stay front and center despite the season on the calendar.
Thank you, Team Mitlo One, for being with Trey and his family year round!
Thank you for always remembering him in your prayers!
Please keep up the great work!  :)
God is present!
He is listening!

You are never alone, no matter how far you travel or how far you stray!
"And surely I am with You always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:20

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Trey Tuesday - July 2, 2013

To-Do Lists

What's on your Summer to-do list?
Get to the beach?
Host a picnic?
Paint the house?
Grow a garden?
Have a bonfire?
Try every flavor of water ice?
Read a good book?
Cut the grass if it ever stops raining?
Visit every amusement park within a few hours' drive?

And then what?
More to-do lists! 
Gather back-to-school supplies...Then what?
Visit a pumpkin patch....Then what?
Start Christmas shopping....Our work is never done!  We are slaves to this mentality!

But what about Trey?
We prayed for Trey to be saved from his surgery!  Praise the Lord he was!
Then what?
We prayed for Joe and Bella to feel secure in their parents' embrace of comfort!  Praise the Lord they are!
Then what?
And now we pray for Trey's complete healing from cancer!
And for wisdom and strength and health as he progresses with his treatments!

There will always be "something" enslaving you.  This 4th of July week, seek personal freedom.
Freedom from the drudgery of just "getting things done."
Freedom from self-imposed expectations.
Freedom from the would-a, should-a, could-as.
God is the Creator of the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!"

As Jesus said, "The Spirit of the Lord is on Me,because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Luke 4:18, 19