Monday, November 30, 2009

Pictures and Prayers

I just wanted to share some Prayer Request with you all today.

UPDATED @ 6pm Central time. I have to add this prayer request as well.

My friend Kat @ Heart2Heart hasn't blogged in 6 days and all of us that know her ~know~ that is NOT her soooo I called her tonight and talked with her sweet daughter and she told me that Kat is down again with her female issues. I am asking for prayer for Kat. I love Kat so much and it breaks my heart that she is in sooo much pain. First and foremost I am praying for a complete healing but also for Wisdom for Kat in regards to her options and what she needs to do for herself. Please stop by Kats or email her those of you who have her email, and let her know you are praying for her ok!!! It will mean so much to her. Thankyou all sooo very much!

My Friend Beth from An Instrument for HIS Glory and At HIS FEET needs for us to be praying for her sweet daughter Melissa. Melissa just returned from a missions trip in Africa. She was there for 12 weeks and was sick alot of that time she was there. This did not keep her from doing HIS Work or from HIM working in her life ~ NO! Melissa returned home and after a bit ~ she began experiencing that same sickness again. She has been diagnosed with Malaria and is in pain and running a fever pretty continually. She also has liver and spleen issues. BUT! OUR GOD IS IN CONTROL AND ON THE THRONE!!! Won't you please join me and many others in praying for Melissa and asking the Lord for A COMPLETE HEALING in her body!! PLEASE visit Beth and let her know you are praying for their family!!

My Dad. I talked to my Dad over the Thanksgiving break and while he shared none of this with me ~ My stepmom did. She told me that Dad is very weak and is now needing assistance just to get out of bed. She said the Dr. wasn't very hopeful at their last appointment and when chemo treatments don't work that your options start to become fewer and fewer. My stepmom told me that my dads legs are getting worse and to be honest I was so upset that I am just finding out all of this and on Thanksgiving that I really didn't ask any questions or share my heart.....Why are you just now telling me this? Why if he is this bad wouldn't you tell me so that I could have been there for the Holiday? IDK. Is it worse than you're telling me? When I talk to my dad, clearly he is just sharing the good and being upbeat but I want the truth and if he is this bad I want to be there. Would you please pray that I am given some honest answers. Dad is going in for chemo today and if he is strong enough I am guessing they will administer it to him. My prayer is still first and foremost. Salvation. That Dad would KNOW and accept Jesus because I can't even imagine experiencing ANYTHING without my JESUS or the Love of my Father and the comfort of the HOLY SPIRIT.
I KNOW that God is with him ~ of that, I have no doubt whatsoever. I just want my Dad to know it too.

There are many other prayer requests in this bloggy world that are needed and I am just asking that we join in and intercede for those that we know and love that need our prayers today and in the days ahead! Thankyou all soo very much

Here are some pics from our cabin over Thanksgiving :)

This is the first year we took our sweet "tyson" with us and he had soo much fun :) He loved taking walks with us!

My mom AKA "Nanny" with 2 of her grandkids!

Papa. He is a real-estate agent and got a contract while we were away. I shared we had horrible service so this was what he had to resort to just so he could talk on the phone! LOL made us all think of the movie RV ;)

Sunset at our cabin

Love and Blessings to you all



Love the man made phone booth. We had to resort to similar tactics once at Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia.

I am praying for both Melissa and your dad, Doug! and many others!!

As for honest answers....I am going to speak from my heart. I have worked with lots of cancer patients and your dad is giving you the answers he feels are honest. They are doing the best they can to handle what is happening on their end. That being said, you may want to think about another visit. I am only reading btwn the lines of what you said was said....and I am speaking honestly from my heart. I am not trying to upset you or say that it is worse than they are telling you. I love you...I am praying for you to make the decision that is best for "you" and yes, I am praying foremost for your Dad's salvation.
Much love, prayers, and hugs, andrea


I'm praying for Melissa, your Dad and you. Thank you for sharing these concerns. Thank you for sharing your photos as well.

Simply Heather

Loren, I can't imagine the feelings that you're having being away from your father while he's going through this, and of his salvation but rest in God's arms, sister. You know that He is in Control and that your dad's salvation is in HIS hands...I know you know - it's nice to be reminded though. I pray that you'll find assurance of our loving Father's intervention, that He'll show you just what you need to see to be at rest with all of this.

I loved the photo of "Papa - the real estate agent". Oh my's cute. The things they'll do to keep a good connection...."Can you hear me now?" hahaha

My prayers are for you and your father, all involved, Loren.

Love to you, sister.

He & Me + 3

I will be in prayer...lovely pictures...what a beautiful getaway spot.


Oh Loren I will definitely lift these needs in prayer. How hard that must be for you not being near your dad right now. The thing of it is though that I have found over the years to be very true, is you often don't really know how you are feeling cuz it really does change from day to day, and the docs all are only guessing as to what might be as well. I think sometimes the cancer patient themselves remain upbeat so that they can deal with all that is happening, rather they are truly upbeat about it or not. Your pics are really good. This should be a day of prayer I think. I posted a couple of requests as well, and I have come across others. I love the feeling that we can bear one anothers burdens and prayer requests. Hugs to you, Debbie


Loren, I am praying for your Dad, Doug and your friend Melissa. I think about you and your Dad often. I pray you get to visit him again and tell him everything that is in your heart. He knows you love him. I pray for him to know God, and for his peace and comfort. Please update when you can. You know I love you. Blessings, my friend. Audrey


Oh Loren I'm so sorry about the bad report on your dad. I am praying for his healing and salvation.

Your mom is beautiful. Must be the love of the grandkids. :)

I have made a prayer button for Beth (Melissa). It's at my graphics blog if you want one.

Much love to you!


I had left a comment earlier this morning but it must not have gotten through. I don't know what happened...
Thank you for sharing all of those wonderful pics and yes, your "papa's" pic on top of that truck reminded me of the movie RV!!!
The Lord will make a way sister Loren...always...I pray that you will have an opportunity again to visit your dad in His perfect time. Take good care of yourself, too. Love you sister! God bless.

Beth E.

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I will definitely be praying for him AND for you and your family. Praying especially for your dad's salvation.

Beth is a dear person. I had not heard about Melissa's diagnosis. I will be praying for her, too.

Thank you for sharing these requests. May God continue to strengthen and uphold you in the days ahead.



Joining you in praying over these dear ones. I love the pictures.

The Real Me!

Oh my friend. My heart goes out to you about your Dad. It's so hard to feel so helpless and not really know if the truth is being spoken to you.
I will be praying for you and will say a prayer for those others in need!
Love you my friend and hang in there okay?


Prayers and blessings to you!

Steph T.

I am sorry to hear about your dad being weak. I know you desire to be there with him soon. I will continue to pray for him and you also as you go thru this journey together.
Ok...just a noisy question...I think I know one of your that Brittany? She went to school with Brooke for quite some time Mills. Anyway...just curious! What a small world! You will have to ask her about Brooke Thomason!!
Looks like a wonderful relaxing time for your family! We are headed to Branson this weekend for our annual Christmas trip..can't wait!
Praying for all on our list!!

christy rose

Loren, I am so sorry to hear about your dad not doing well. I pray that the Lord directs you and gives you wisdom in knowing what to do in the upcoming time ahead. I pray that the Lord stengthens your dad and helps him to be strong through the holidays.

Thank you for posting about Kat. I was wondering about her. I knew something must not be right since she had not be online in almost a week. I will be praying for her too.

I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time over Thanksgiving. I loved the pics of your family.

The Not So Perfect Housewife

Loren! What a sweet post.
Looks like you had a wonderful time for Thanksgiving. What a beautiful place.

I love the picture of your dad.. too funny!!

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