Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Trey Tuesday - March 25, 2014

Trey is soooo....

Oh my!  Yes!  Trey is sooo....everything!  :)

When Trey is happy, he is sooo happy!  There is nothing like the smile on his face!  :)
When Trey is unhappy, he is sooo unhappy!  Forget Mama...If Trey ain't happy, ain't no one happy!
When Trey is in love with a new girlfriend who may have been visiting for the weekend, he is sooooooo in love!  :)
And when Trey fights hard, he fights sooooo very hard (whether he is fighting his parents or cancer!)  :)
And that is just how God would have it!  God's power and strength and might know no end, and Trey and his family and Team Mitlo One have that same spirit!

Let's continue this One Faith, One Family, One Fight for Trey!  :)

Our prayer this Trey Tuesday for Trey and Jay and Rachel as decisions are being made:
"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience" Colossians 1:9-11

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Trey Tuesday - March 18, 2014

It's Everywhere!

International unrest, financial ruin, abuse, neglect, poverty, severed relationships, and oh yeah...cancer!  The brokenness is absolutely everywhere these days!

I heard an amazing sermon this past Sunday, and one sentence struck me hard:
~ Even among Jesus, brokenness abounds.

Think about it - As Jesus walked this earth He spent time among the broken:
The blind - Mark 8:22
The lame - Matthew 15:30
The sick - Matthew 14:14
The sad - John 14:1
The dead - John 11:35
And even the demon possessed! - Matthew 4:24
Yet God was faithful and fulfilled His purposes, even among the broken!

And He is doing the same in and through Trey! :)
Please continue praying for Trey to be healed from cancer!
Please also pray for Jay and Rachel to take their brokenness to God, to remember His faithfulness!
And for Joe and Bella to know that God is always up to something good! :)

And as Easter draws nearer, think on this theme of brokenness....God sent Jesus, wholly holy and perfect, to be broken, sacrificed, you could be made eternally whole!

"This is my body given for you" Luke 22:19

"God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God."  2 Corinthians 5:21

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Trey Tuesday - March 11, 2014

Shhhh....It's a secret!  :)

Jay and Rachel are planning a trip to Disney World for Trey and Bella and Joe!  :)
But don't tell the kids - it's a surprise!  :)

And just as kids would be kids, the Mitlo kids are going about their daily routines, clueless of the bigger picture - they are bickering with each other, complaining about homework and whining at bedtime, ...naive to the wonderful plan being thoughtfully prepared by their devoted parents AND FRIENDS!  (Thank you to all of you who are making this trip possible!)  :)

Isn't that just like each one of us?
God is always busy preparing a beautiful life for us, carefully weaving the events and people in our paths, building a future filled with life and love and hope and happiness!
And what are we doing in the meantime, while we wait for this unseen future?

We're probably bickering and complaining and whining!

The present circumstances didn't look too good for Jesus:
"This man was handed over to you by God's deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put Him to death by nailing Him to the cross. Acts 2:23, but yet we know the next chapter of His story!  "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here."  Mark 16:6

As we pray for Trey this week, please know that God has a Disney World type plan for Trey and his health and his everything!  Beginning with Trey's PERFECT blood work results today!  :)  Thank you, God!  :)  Please pray for the Mitlos to be at peace each step of the way.  Please pray for unity and clarity and much wisdom as Jay and Rachel make decisions for the available treatment option.  And as always, please pray for continued health and strength and joy for Trey!  (And for Joe and Bella, too!)  :)

And speaking of does all this planning fit in to his sweet little life?
How does it fit in to each one of our lives?
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."  Romans 8:28

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Trey Tuesday - March 4, 2014


Major Winter Storm forecast followed by a slight dusting of snow!
Black Friday shopping followed by January credit card bills!
Endless days of sedentary huddling near the heater followed by sweltering days scrambling across the blacktop in melting flip flops!  *I hope!  I hope!  :)
Fat Tuesday followed by Sacrificial Ash Wednesday and Lent!

This Trey Tuesday is devoted to praise!  Praising God that Trey has been enjoying NO extremes!  :)
Same old, same old winter humdrums of cabin fever and rivalry!  :)
Stable bloodwork and scans indicating GREAT "health!"  :)
Normal, every day childhood antics and Trey-isms!  :)

And speaking of extremes....Trey's current treatment option is an extreme one (as is every one!)
Please keep praying for Jay and Rachel as they have decisions to make.
Please pray for clarity and unity.

Psalm 66 for Trey!  :)
Shout for joy to God, all of Team Mitlo One and beyond!
Sing the glory of God's name;  make His praise glorious.
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds for Trey!
So great is Your power that Your enemies cringe before You.
All the earth bows down to You; they sing praise to You, they sing the praises of Your name.
Come and see what God has done, His awesome deeds for Trey!"