Easter-Lent Hope

For one of our Lilies, Rena…Hope you enjoy your church experience with your children today. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•Š Pray your travels will be safe. Give thanks for successful breast cancer surgery this week. Give thanks for team of supporters that walked with you and gave of their time in being available in helping hands and praying hearts. I (we) pray that each server in your team will be filled with much wisdom, guidance and many other spiritual inclusions from the throne of God as they continue their ministry that God has called them to.

I (we) pray above all that unity in the body of Christ will be a community Light that shines high on a hill that will cause many to see the good deeds of Mary, Ellen, Pam, Jon, Jean and other ones even though not named. Good deeds and faith and faith and good deeds are the trees of stars that has low hanging fruit.

Our Lily member, Reggie Webb…as he remains in Duke Hospital with his beautiful, caring, loving wife, Nancy by his side and church family and community in concert to give cheers of praise for each step, Small it seems at times but major indeed when God is the Father and author of Reggieโ€™s Book of Life. Healing and compassion becomes the crown upon Reggieโ€™s Head…

A shout out to Carl Smith, Mr Copeland, Mr Hunt and others that are named in our prayers of hope as they heal.

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18 thoughts on “Easter-Lent Hope”

  1. We are getting good updates on Pastor Reggie. Hope to have him back soon teaching and recording the balance of the book of Judges. Hey, weโ€™re still waiting for Samsonโ€™s haircut.

    1. Sara, I would just like to say and pray an “Amen and Amen” to your beautifully written/expressed prayers above for each person mentioned above.
      I will continue to pray for healing for those that need it.

      And I am so glad to hear of the good updates on Pastor Reggie and can’t wait until he is back teaching on Judges!

      The photos of the Cross and the church with that rainbow of promise are beautiful and inspiring.

  2. I understand Mr Copeland, Wendyโ€™s Dad, also receive some good news. He was able to go home with treatment. The family is grateful for prayers.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

    Pastor Reggie very grateful for prayers.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

    Mr Carl and wife Beth sends appreciation for prayers.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  3. Please keep prayers going for Pastor Reggie. He will have a procedure tomorrow, Tursday, March 26, to scope infected area, still serious infection.

    1. Yes, I add my prayers for a successful procedure tomorrow for Pastor Reggie and that the infection will quickly subside until none remains.

      1. Tuesday, 3/26/19 update on Pastor Reggie from procedure…

        โ€œFrom: Bob Brock (Reggieโ€™s church)Reggie’s procedure went well, they were able to clean out most of the source of infection however there is still an infection in his blood that is unidentified. Continue your prayers.โ€

  4. I would like to praise God for the great report I got today that the lymph nodes had no cancer at all and the rest of the report is good as well. All the prayers lifted me up and the prayers of the many brought answers that a miracle happened. With much gratitude I give thanks โ€“ children and adults. Now I press on to encourage others and teach about Jesus to children and wherever He Leads me. Thank you and I bow my head in prayer for those listed in the beautifully written words by Sara on others in need of much prayer who have received answers and are still in need.

    1. So thankful to hear your great report Rena!

      And Sara thanks for sharing the update from Bob Brock on Pastor Reggie. I pray they are able to quickly and correctly identify the infection and treatment for a full recovery.

  5. An update on Carl…..thanks for your continued prayers.
    โ€œWe had a rough night and morning.
    Carl fell late yesterday afternoon. Had to get a neighbor to get him up

    Made it to Therapy at 10…tough but we made it,?
    His assessment is that Carl has been inactive so long . He said it does not appear to be neurological, but sheer weak core and limbs. He recommended intense one on one therapy 3 times a week!, but canโ€™t start til Monday…fully booked.
    He said NO WALKING, only standing always with a chair or bed behind him. He wants him to do that several times a day, He said move from bed to chair to pottty.
    Carl told him he didnโ€™t understand why legs were so weak. He said, Mr Smith, a study was done with 5 Olympic athletes. They were put to bed for one week. It took 4 of them 4 weeks to get back where they were and the 5th one never did fully get back. He said you’re no an athlete and you’re 75 years old and he said youโ€™ve been in a chair or in bed for months…it will be tough but you can get do it and will be able to walk.
    The therapy will work but heโ€™s got to do what they say!!!
    I pray he will. It was tough getting him there and back , but with theLordโ€™s help, we made it!
    I felt better about it after therapy evaluations. Carl
    did not, because he wanted a quick fix and it ain’t happening !!
    God is at work!
    Couldn’t make it without him!!!
    โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

    1. Thank you for the update on Carl. I pray also that the Lord will give him the determination and strength to follow the therapy protocols so that he will be able to walk.

  6. I read this today. Thought it might encourage us as we travel the Easter Journey in our lessons and lives. We are blessed to be in a prayer circle as we pray for and encourage one another.
    โ€œRESURRECTION, the miracle of new possibilities, doesnโ€™t occur without death. We are tempted to bypass the unpleasantness of Holy Week. Itโ€™s just more appealing to go from waving branches Palm Sunday to shouting โ€œHe is risen!โ€ on Easter morning. After all, itโ€™s depressing to sit through dark services recounting the betrayal, suffering, and crucifixion of Jesus. Itโ€™s nice to go from exaltation to exaltation, but life doesnโ€™t work that way. There are interruptions to joy. Heartaches happen.

    Easter occurs not in spite of death but because of it. Christian faith offers hope because it faces death squarely and moves through it, not around it. It means that pain, disappointment, and heartache are not final realities.

    โ€”Rob Fuquay
    The God We Can Know: Exploring the โ€œI Amโ€ Sayings of Jesus

  7. Friday, 29,2019 From: Bob Brock Doctor said they have identified the infection Reggie has been fighting. The have started a new antibiotic. Thanks for your continued prayers.

    1. Big shout out to Duke hospital for finding infection. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป And, Doctors and staff for care and standing by Reggie for answers.

      Also, for Bob, Tammy and others that oversee and carry out updates for prayer chains and support by keeping all updated daily. Itโ€™s a beautiful thing to see faith, good deeds wrapped in love where skill and duty bud, bloom and blossom. โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽผA great church team at work!

      Now, just a side note which might bring disagreement and thatโ€™s OK but I sure hope
      Duke wins that basketball game tonight! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  8. LOOK!! PTL!! From: Bob Brock Our prayers have been answered. Reggie has been discharged and is coming home today. Thank you for your prayers.

    1. Thank you for the update Sara and to those named above who help make them possible.
      I give thanks also that Duke hospital found the infection and that Pastor Reggie is coming home! Will continue to keep him in my prayers that the antibiotic works perfectly and he has a speedy and thorough recovery.

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