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Weekend Worship

Psalm 111

Praise the LORD.

I will extol the LORD with all my heart
in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Great are the works of the LORD;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.

3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
and his righteousness endures forever.

4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
the LORD is gracious and compassionate.

5 He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.

6 He has shown his people the power of his works,
giving them the lands of other nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.

8 They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever — holy and awesome is his name.

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.To him belongs eternal praise.


Photographs taken today at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

still here--just a little numb!

I. broke. for. a. few. minutes. this. afternoon. God has lifted me up on eagles' wings for the past week--a week today since we first knew that there was something seriously wrong with Jeff.

As I cried hot tears that wracked my body, especially my heart, with actual physical pain, I couldn't help but think how good God has been to us through the years--His faithfulness astounds me.

I especially have on my heart all of those mothers and dads who are now in intensive care units all around the world with gravely ill sons and daughters.

I remember the first morning when I took Jeff to kindergarten, drove through the portico and dropped him off (that was standard procedure). I wrote a "post"--journal entry that day in his baby book. The VietNam war was raging and I remember writing that I might as well be sending him off to VietNam. And that is the way I felt. I had always been the one to kiss his "boo-boos" when he stumbled and fell--, the one to rejo…

jeff got to go home

Jeff's blood sugar got down to 240 late today so they let him come home. I researched and shopped off and on most of the day. I took dinner to them and hopefully helped fill their cupboards with some good stuff that will help them in their quest to tackle this diabetes head on.

I can never thank you enough for all your prayers and sentiments. God bless you richly and maybe I will get back to regular posting here in a day or so. At any rate, God is faithful and has so lovingly extended mercy to our family one more time. Thank you, God.

update on jeff

NEW UPDATE: Jeff's blood sugar continues to be around 350 so they have not released him yet--don't know if he will go home today or not.

And speaking of precious sons, if you have never read MCKMAMA, please pray for her son who is 1 year old today. He is in the hospital--very gravely ill. You can click on Mckmama above to read their story.

Just wanted to give you a quick update on our son, Jeff.

They went in to do the stents yesterday. They could not complete the first and worst one they were after. There was 100% blockage and the heart muscle at that point had died. Thank God, it was a very small portion of the heart and they don't think it will affect the overall performance of the heart. They were able to place stents in the next two and they are working properly. Jeff is feeling much better today and is headed home.

He does have diabetes which highly complicates all of this. His blood sugar was still 300 yesterday. He is on insulin shots and pills. They hope someday that …

the hand of god

My husband and I were out of town this weekend visiting our youngest son in another city. We were scheduled to come home later today or tomorrow--(I am writing this late Monday). We found out this morning that our oldest son had suffered a mild heart attack (only 43 years old).

As we were praying in a circle-- my husband, youngest son, his wife, and 2 young daughters, I shed some tears. While others were still praying, I felt the small finger of a five-year old angel softly brush away one tear, then one on the other side and another. Of course, she had to announce to everyone after the prayer that "Mimi was crying."

I said, "Yes, I was crying and for as long as I live I will remember the hand of God brushing my tears away. She held up her hands real high and yelled, "We are the hands of God. God uses our hands."

Later today we found out that Jeff has 5 blockages of 75% or more--the doctor wants to try stints and balloons because of his young age but we may be loo…

Weekend Worship at Beautiful St. Boniface

How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!

My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young — a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Selah

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.

They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

Hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty; listen to me, O God of Jacob. Selah

Look upon our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LO…