Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday night

Wet, wet, wet up here. Steady rain for several days now.
Ange and Em and James all in town at a fundraiser for some kids going on a short term mission to Thailand. Georgie and I at home - she unsettled and just had a big fit a little while ago which is unusual.
Had some friends drop out today. Amanda and Ange were both in hospital together when Georgie and her little Holly were born. Holly and Georgie used to do dancing together at Nyngan. It is the most beautiful thing you ever see when your little girl comes out onto the stage in a little tu tu.

We had our home group last night. Was very sad that a number of people in the group do not really know for sure if they are truly saved or if they will definitely get to heaven. One lady feared she would be one of those whom God says "I never knew you" to.
My observation is that when people doubt their salvation, struggle with sin and believe God is not helping them they give up in despair. (and the enemy rubs his hands together because he has neutralised them) Those who accept they are truly saved and nothing can change it get on with the job of the cause of Christ from a heart of gratitude.
1 John 3 v 20 "For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things".

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday 17th May

Can't believe how the year is slipping past.

My boss Chris passed away and i believe now on into glory.

I am reminded of the thief on the cross. He had no life left to give and no time to learn anything he just simply believed and asked that Jesus would remember him. He would have witnessed the saviour on the cross and all He said and seen his agony and his love and heard the things he said. All he said was "remember me when you come into your kingdom"
A turning of the heart.

Georgie been very unsettled and needing some extra drugs the last few days.

Please be praying for Em and James it is a very testing time for them also. They can't get out and do everything they'd like to nor have friends around as often as they would like and I can't even remember the last time we all went to church together.
Not complaining - things could be worse. We have a great deal to be thankful for.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Hi all,
Georgie had a good day.
Ange went with Em and two friends for a day trip to see an open garden. Beautiful days lately.

I went down to Wagga with a mate yesterday to see my boss Chris and it went very well.
His wife Kerry and the two boys were there but noone else so we had a good visit and he was very happy for me to pray with him.
I asked had he put his trust in God now and he said yes mate yes mate simon's friend yes.
I was satisfied he had come through and just encouraged him to keep trusting God now.
I was told tonight he is not so good and he was a bit frightened.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Re Chris

Please pray for Chris for his salvation. I wrote him an email last night explaining our hope and it was taken in by a Christian colleague this morning and read to him. He said Chris completely broke down and wept and later his wife asked if there was someone who was religious or a Christian who could speak to him. My friend Simon arranged for a guy to come and see him. Please keep praying for Chris and his wife and boys.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hi some good news and some bad news for those I've asked us to please pray for.

Georgie is OK.

My friend Luke's Grandson is doing really well. The infection in his liver cleared up, his bile duct came clear and most of the dreadful disease scenarios Drs were looking at as possible causes have now been put aside. He is home now and Drs said they don't expect to have to see him again! Thankyou Lord. Luke was appreciative of the prayer.

My boss Chris' condition has worsened and he has been sent home to Wagga private hospital after his tumour regrowing, his health deteriorating and he picking up some infections. His prognosis is I am told very poor. My friend Simon went to see him today and said Chris is now receiving no treatment and basically saying goodbye to people. We prayed earnestly for him about 7 years ago with leukaemia and he has had no sign of it since just before Easter. He has a wife and two young teenage boys. This is a big shock to everyone in our unit at work especially since our colleague Ken passed away with cancer only very recently.

So many people have told us at times of their tragedy and so many have said "but it's nothing like what you have had to go through" One of the indiscriminant or unquantifiable things about pain and suffering is that no-one knows what you really feel and there is no level, no barometer by which it is measured. I think the negro who said Nobody knows the trouble I've seen nobody knows but Jesus. was right. Thank God we have the Holy Spirit - the comforter.

This verse from proverbs makes a lot of sense.

Proverbs 14 v 10 The heart knows it's own bitterness and a stranger does not share it's joy

I looked up a reference to it and the word in the King James for share is "intermeddleth" which apparently is not used anywhere else in the bible.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday night

A fairly good week no temps and nothing going wrong.Thankyou Lord.

Our Dr came out yesterday for her monthly visit and was happy with everything.

The nursing is working out well now and Georgie seems to be more content at the end of the day. Don't ask me how I know - I can just tell. It has also meant that the home is more peaceful.

For the last three years Georgie has been on a drug called spironolactone to help with fluid removal from the body. We trialled taking her off it for the last couple of months and everything has been working well. So that is one less medication.

We got a letter from Westmead asking could they use a blood sample they had kept of Georgie's to look at immune responses as a possible cause for epilepsy in children. Maybe it will show something up?

Thankyou to all who keep praying.

Acts 9 v 32 - 35
" Now it came to pass,as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden 8 years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him "Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed." Then he arose immediately. So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord."

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sat 1st May

Georgie been ok during the week, a bit chesty today. Ange and Em took her for a long walk.
We have had quite a few visitors lately and it's been nice catching up with them.
People tell us daily that they are praying for Georgie and it's such a great encouragement to us.
We had bible study at our place last night and Georgie was very settled throughout it. It was great to be able to do this and all be together again as we've only had one other since Georgie got sick 3 years ago.
I have not heard any news on Chris.
My workmate Luke's grandson is doing well and the bile duct is unblocked now. They are all very relieved.
Among our friends in our bible study is Paul who we prayed for around 4 years ago after he suffered a terrible bleed on the brain and was found unconscious. The worst the drs had seen. He was in a coma for some weeks but miraculously he came through with no after effects. He went in to see Georgie in her room last night. It must be very hard for him to see Georgie and know that he was there too.
Almost everyone in our bible study deals with something. one girl has only 5 to ten percent vision. A great witness. She loves God and often would walk across town through the dark to get to the hospital to visit Georgie at night and would keep her company for an hour or two then send us a text message saying evrything was ok and we didn't need to go in. I thanked her once for doing this and she said you never need to thank me, when i am in here I feel God's presence like I never feel it anywhere else even in church. What a wonderful God who makes Himself known.

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