Sunday, December 30, 2007

Relaxing? Praying? Waiting?

Jim and I are trying to relax while the boys are home over the Christmas break. They went home on the 21st and will return to the ranch on the 2nd of January. One of the boys parents called today and said he was in the Emergency Room with one of our boys. We found out after a ct scan that he has a kidney stone and infection. They will treat the infection and he will need to drink plenty of water to try to pass the stone. Please pray for him, that he will be able to pass the stone with no complications.

We are also waiting for 3 more cows to have calves that are due on the 31st. The dairy barn has been flooded 3 times since the boys went home, our daughter went to the hospital with a false alarm, because she is due on the 11th of January. Her doctor said she will probably not see her at her appointment on the 2nd because she will probably have it before then. So we are waiting for another grandson to be born anyday.

We are also praying and waiting for our friends, they have a 25 or 26 year old daughter, who just had one of her lungs removed due to a growth that was in the lung. She is on a ventilator, in ICU. Please pray with us for this family. God knows who they are, just lift them up with us please.

We really are trying to relax and enjoy our time off.

Isaiah 40:27-31 "Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying,"God has lost track of me. He doesn't care what happens to me"? Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening? God doesn't come and go. God lasts. He's Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out.He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles,They run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind." THE MESSAGE

So pray for us that we will WAIT upon God, get fresh strength for when the boys come back, that we can continue to run this race and that we won't lag behind.

Relaxing, praying and waiting in the arms of our wonderful savior that came to this earth as a babe so that He could die for our sins.


Anonymous said...

Great reminder on the verse from Isaiah 40...

Anonymous said...

Well first of all, Congrats to Cassie and her husband on the new package! And I hope everything goes well. I will be praying for ya'll. But next is a little on the not so joyous side :( I was cruzin the site and stumbled across the Photo Section of "Past and present Boys" I couldn't help but notice that i was not featured on such a page. Oh.....wait. Thats right it's because I am the first on the "Wall of Fame" not the ""wall of Shame" thats ok then. My legacy still stands. Because nobody can take my First spot on the Fame wall! Thanks again for everything guys! God Bless!

MIracles Can Happen Boys Ranch said...

That is right Brian, your legacy still stands and you are first on the "Wall of Fame". So glad you called tonight it is always good to hear voices of past boys. I will try to make sure that one of your pictures is up on the photo section when I redo it in the near future. We are proud of the man you have become! Take care and love on your little baby when he is born also.