Monday, May 23, 2005

please pray...

...for Lauren and her family. Lauren is one of Greg's cousins. They found a tumor on her cerebelum last week and this afternoon she had surgery to try to remove the tumor. They found out that the tumor was not as localized as they had originally thought. They also found a little cancer in the tumor. Lauren is in college, she is an only child, and she is an incredible person. Please also pray for her parents and the doctors that attend to her. God is in control.

Again, I am struck with the facts that sometimes the things I face in my life are so very trivial. While others are dealing with the loss of their child, loss of their husband or their daughter having cancer I am dealing with things of a much smaller nature. I pray that God would continue to bless these people and help them through these tough times. I pray that the Lord would use me any way He can for these people, that I could be a source of encouragement and whatever they need. I will continue to lift these people before my Father's throne in prayer and also continue to thank him for the blessings that I so often take for granted. I am learning more about trusting God. It is not an easy lesson to learn, but the comforting fact is that He is God and I am not. He is in control.
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Jamie, Lauren and Rachel (who are Greg's cousins) at Christmastime 2004.

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