Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Solstice

We just endured the longest night of the year. Winter solstice. How appropriate for it to come at this time. 

Christmas isn't always all peace and joy. For many it is a dark and lonely time. Very like that first Christmas. God had been silent for hundreds of years (how's that for a long night??). 

The world was a dark place (do you feel the same of our world today?). Jesus came in a messy and painful way (giving birth isn't all magical-it is messy and painful and hard). It wasn't a perfect, "silent" night. All was not calm and bright. It was dark and lonely and hard. 

Can you relate? Yet, in the midst of such a long and dismal darkness, one tiny glimmer of light can be so bright. Did they see it? Do you see it?

I know so many are enduring hard things. You are lonely, anxious, sick, scared, broken-hearted. It has been a long night. But I'm praying that as you wake this morning, you see the glimmer of light. 

When Jesus came, He didn't make everything perfect and right just yet. He made a way. He brought redemption. And although that redemption is not fully known in our world yet, it is promised to us, just like He was promised to us before His birth. He is coming again! (Oh please come quickly!) This night will not last forever. The Day will come. Take heart. And be ready. Hope and Rescue. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Back in PICU

Well, after waking up this morning at 4:30 and vomiting blood and running a high fever, we took her to the ER and she's been admitted to the PICU with possible pneumonia. She had a bunch of seizures this morning but then sort of stabilized once her fever came down and perked up a bit. She's starting to feel bad again, and wouldn't settle down this afternoon until I picked her up to hold her (last picture). Please pray for her recovery and for our strength. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015



This sweet girl is sick with a respiratory bug today. She started having lots of secretions last night and ended up aspirating. She's been on bipap all day today and running s low grade fever. Please pray that we are able to clear her lungs and prevent a hospitalization. She's also been dealing with recurrent UTIs that we can't seem to get rid of. Pray for healing and strength. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


When your child is grinding her teeth like she does incessantly every single night, don't get cocky and think you can put your fingers in her mouth and not pay attention and escape unharmed...