Family Reunion September 2014

Family Reunion September 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trey Tuesday - June 24, 2014

'Tis the Season

Vacation Bible School season is upon us!  And with it comes the kaleidoscope of emotions and antics!  Morning VBS breeds bleary eyed, cranky children each morning, reluctant to crawl out of bed and get out the door after days of endless fun in the sun!  Evening VBS brings with it insanely late bedtimes trying to settle down from all the fun and excitement!  All in all, everyone is sad to see the week end after being equipped with fun and friends and catchy little tunes to hide God's Word in hearts and lives! :)  Trey even cries when he realizes that VBS is over, and he asks for it! :)

Have you loved anything that much lately?  You know, despite all that Trey goes through, he loves large, sings loud and dances strong! :)

Please keep praying for improved health (white blood cell count to increase) and strength and weight gain for Trey!
And for the miraculous curing of his cancer!

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desire of your heart."  Psalm 37:4
God is waiting to bless you when you seek Him and delight in Him!
Find a neighborhood VBS this summer and volunteer!  Or take a neighbor or a niece or a nephew!  Sing a catchy tune!  Dance a joyful dance!  "Delight yourself in the Lord!"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Trey Tuesday - June 17, 2014

Super Trey!

Once again, Super Trey/Young Warrior has beat the odds!  Instead of his blood levels dropping after radiation (as they should), Trey's blood levels are on the rise!  And he has gained more weight!

Trey's life really reminds us to expect the unexpected - in a good way!  :)

And so it is with today's scripture.  As Paul writes his letter to the Ephesian church, he mixes up the expectations of the people.  Imagine the religious leaders (like Trey's doctors) reading from a list of facts and statistics (like Trey's doctors), describing exactly how things are going to unfold.  And then Paul (inspired by the Holy Spirit) comes along and preaches and teaches the exact opposite - which just so happens to be Truth!  He uses phrases like:
"power, together with all the Lord’s holy people" - no Lone Ranger Christians!  :)
"how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" - immeasurable!  :)
"love that surpasses knowledge" - yes, all you graduates - LOVE surpasses knowledge!  :)
"immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine" - more than all we ask or imagine!?!?  Yes!  Keep asking and imagining!  :)

Please keep praying for our Super Trey to beat every odd:
- cancer to disappear!
- health to abound!
- strength and peace and joy to multiply!
Immeasurably!  :)
More!  :)

"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."  Ephesians 3:16-21

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Trey Tuesday - June 10, 2014

Because I said so!

How many times have you said that in life? 
Whether you were explaining to your toddler (for the 1,000th time) why not to scrub the toilet with your toothbrush, or reminding your teen (again!) to put the phone away during family dinner, or even getting the dog to stay off the furniture, (good luck trying that with the cat!), "Because I said so" comes in handy sometimes. 

Psalm 107:2 gives us the authority and command to "say so!"
"Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—"  NIV
"Let the redeemed of the LORD say so" KJB

What does God want us to say?  Let's look at the whole verse:
"Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy"  Psalm 107:2
God has redeemed you!  From what?  From who?  When?  Where?
Tell your story!  Share God's Good News in your life - go ahead and "say so!"
Just like Trey and Team Mitlo One!  :)

Radiation did not beat Trey down - it gave him new strength!
The enemy named poor appetite isn't winning - Trey is gaining weight!
Worry and fear are swallowed up in Trey's great numbers from his blood work!
Trey's cancer has brought many to prayer and salvation and community!
That's Trey's "say so" - What's your "say so?"

"Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy"
  Psalm 107:2

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Trey Tuesday - June 3, 2014

Good Old Ebenezer

Trey's journey is an amazing reminder of the faithfulness of God and the help and the hope that is found in Christ!  Trey's last day of preschool picture on Friday warmed my heart (aka made me cry/gasp/smile!)  :)  All that this Young Warrior has been through, and there he is moving through this rite of passage just like any other typical child!  Trey's Facebook friend, Kim Dawson, hit the nail on the head:  Another milestone for our warrior Trey!  :)

God calls us to remember our milestones in life because they remind us of God's never ending presence and love: "Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer (stone of help), saying, "Thus far the LORD has helped us."
I Samuel 7:12

Team Mitlo One is a powerful testimony/Ebenezer/stone of help for Trey and Jay and Rachel and Bella and Joe!  :)  Thank you!!!

Please keep up the great prayers!
- for Trey to gain weight!
- for continued "normalcy!"
- for more celebrations and milestones!
- for Joe and Bella as their school year winds down, too!
- for Jay and Rachel learning and discerning every day!
- for Trey to be healed!

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help"  Psalm 46:1