Saturday, February 27, 2010


More updates.....

Be in prayer for Jacob and his parents, as they make decision concerning his care.

JJ is having lots of problems with eating, and with is eyes. Keep him in prayer, and pray for healing.

Kate is nearing the end of her treatment, pray for complete healing!

Keep praying for Layla, she is still hanging on. What a strong little girl! Pray for a miracle.

Pray for Mikayla, she has come down with a virus.


Be in prayer for the Shuberts as they wait on more details for their adoption, and for their upcoming court date on March 9th.

Ashley has injured her leg somehow and cannot stand on it. Please pray for quick healing!

Beckham has pneumonia, and is still having tummy troubles. Please pray for quick healing for him as well.

Brayden is experiencing some issues with his latest round of chemo; pray that they do not continue so he can keep up with the chemo.

Pray for Brayden, he has been sick this week with a cold.

Chloe is in need of a new hearing aid. If you feel lead by the Lord, check out her blog for directions on how to give.

Gaines has had his oxygen turned down! Please pray that he cotinues to tolerate it, and that they can lower it even more!!

Pray for Isaiah; he is in the hospital having difficulties. Please pray they get resolved quickly.

More updates to come tomorrow.....

Rebekah is being tested for Crohn's disease. Also she is still havin tummy problems. Please pray for healing!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

URGENT prayer request

Please pray for a friend of mine, and her little girl, baby J. She is two years old, and is in the PICU with a severe head injury. She has severe swelling on the brain and is not doing very well. Please keep my friend and her little one in your prayers!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Resource

I wanted to post about a new resource. This is from Lesli Westfall, and this is her ministry, Dancing Upon Barren Land. Here is a little about it that I took from her website:

"Most women from the time they are little girls dream of having children of their own and becoming 'mommy' some day. Our culture has changed over the decades, women are starting their families later in life. A childhood dream is shattered and the bite of reality stings when the desire for children doesn't come quickly, or at all.

It is estimated that one in six American couples (7.3 million women) are affected by infertility, even more worldwide. Those women who attend church or profess a belief in God, unfortunately, are not immune from these astounding statistics. They leave their places of worship with the need to fit in, to be accepted, with a profound feeling of hopelessness. Where is there inspiration for their confused mind and depleted heart?

Dancing Upon Barren Land - Spiritual Nourishment for the Infertility Road addresses those needs through a Christian online support ministry, whether they are new in their faith in Christ or seasoned believers. The ministry's mission is to inspire belief through Jesus Christ that there is an expected end to the road of barrenness. The monthly disappointments can be turned into God appointments, bringing joy and peace along the journey, as well as offering tools to family members, friends and ministry leaders to support the fertility-challenged, the women traveling to the destination of motherhood."

Thank you, Lesli, for letting me know of your ministry! Blessings on you.

See post below for a prayer list update.

Friday, February 19, 2010



Bronson, who was just recently added to the prayer list, was in a drowning accident and was in a coma. Praise the Lord, he is awake now and totally healed! Thank you Lord for miracles!

Continue prayers for the Shubert's as their court date for the adoption approaches.

Keep Brinley in your prayers, she has been running fevers all this week.

New fundraiser for Christian!

Continue praying for Eden's eye problems. Pray for healing!

Specific prayer requests for Gaines: for his hamstrings to strengthen, and to conquer sitting on his own. Pray for his body and muscles to get stronger!

Joshua still needs lots of prayers, for his blood pressure and shunt problems.

Kate had her stem cell transplant this week. Please pray for her body to take this treatment well, and also in the next few days when they begin radiation.

Please keep Layla and her family in your prayers, she does not have much time left. Soon she will be with Jesus, unless God chooses to heal her little body. Please pray for this family!!!!

Remember Rebekah as they are still trying to figure out her breathing and tummy issues.

I will finish the update tomorrow asap.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Urgent news: Prayer vigil being held tonight for Layla. Please visit her blog for more details. Please pray for this precious girl and her parents! Unless God performs a healing miracle on her body, she will be with Jesus soon. Please pray!!!

Continue to pray for the Shubert's during the adoption process, for their son's health, and also for the birth momma during this difficult time for her.

I found the sweetest blog today, while checking on Brayden. It's called Adaptions 4 Kidz. Here's a little description about it from Brayden's mom:

"If you have a little one with limited mobility or extra special needs, this is the blog to seek out and follow for wonderful craft, game, and activity ideas for our little ones. Junior's mom, Heidi, has some amazing ideas that Junior loves to demonstrate for you through his pictures...​he has an infectious smile so even if you aren't interested in the ideas, you should go check out the pics for a smile to brighten your day!"

So sweet, and I thought it was a great resource!

Eden needs prayer for her eyes. She has a visit with the eye doctor coming up, pray for improvement and a good report!

Please pray for Emerson; she has been very sick this week, and is still recovering. Pray that she is well for her Make A Wish Disneyland trip!

James had a chemo treatment this week and is having a rough time. Please pray for him!

Joshua needs prayers as he is having some difficulties recovering from his last hospital stay. Please pray for healing.

Kate has begun her chemo treatments this week for the stem cell transplant. Her kidneys are not functioning at %100, please pray that this improves, and for protection for her during this time.

Please pray for Lilliana's lungs, that they will get better and she can begin to breathe on her own.

Pray for Lindsay, she has a light case of pneumonia.

Rebekah is also having some respiratory issues, please pray for quick healing for her.

Noah is recovering from the croup, please pray for quick healing.

Gavin has the flu, please pray for him.

Abbey is on another round of chemo, remember her.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New stuff

Ok, so I just finished some changes......I added tabs at the top to seperate all the different categories. It's pretty much grouped the same as when everything was on the sidebar, except the resources page is a little different. I thought maybe this would make it easier, and save a lot of scrolling, because the sidebar was getting quite long! I also tried to keep everything pretty current, and I removed some sites that were no longer active, and some fundraisers that have closed. I hope this helps....comments? Questions?

Monday, February 8, 2010

2 new requests, and help needed

The blog will be under construction until further notice, so please be patient. Some things might disappear and reappear, so just keep checking back. Thanks!

First, I want to post these two new requests:

This is Bronson; he had a near drowning accident on January 29th, and is now on life support.

This is Luke; a request for him was left in the comments:

"Could you please add a little boy from my church to your list? He is only 8 months old and has already had several heart surgeries. He has been doing well but then took a sharp turn for the worse on Friday. Thanks for your prayers."

Second, I would like to request some input from you all. I am in the process of (attempting to!) reorganize the blog, to make it more user friendly. If you have any suggestions of how to make the blog easier to navigate or find particular resources, if you know of any site that would be a good addition, or any new requests, please let me know. Again, thanks for visiting and praying, and as always thanks for the comments you leave about precious little ones needing prayer. Blessings!

Friday, February 5, 2010


This is the rest of the update that I didn't finish from yesterday. Make sure after you go through this one, to check the last two posts: the first half of my update, and Deena's update on our Angel Families. Thanks for praying!

Kate will begin her new chemo treatment on Monday. This will be a long and difficult time of isolation and strong chemo and radiation. Please keep her and her family in your prayers, and pray for a healing miracle! (Also on her website is info about the fundraiser for Kate to be in Karen Kingsbury's novel.)

Remember Maddie in your prayers, she is still suffering greatly from seizures with no relief.

Keep praying for Rebekah as she recoveres from respiratory issues; she is home but still needs prayers!

New link for Tripp's blog!

Jaxson is in the PICU with lot's of breathing problems. Pray for him!

Say some extra prayers for Jonah and his momma this week. Send some encouragement too. And don't forget Jonah's EB Auction!

This one was posted on Lindsay's blog, and I wanted to pass it along:

This is Lilliana. She was born with a sever congenital heart defect, and is in the hospital now not doing well. Please add this little girl to your prayers!

This is Heather. She and her husband are adopting a beautiful baby boy from Taiwan: Nathanael. He is just recovering from penumonia. Please add this family to your prayers!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Continue praying for Baby Sunshine and the situation with her birth parents. Also Elaine has asked prayers for her uncle who had a brain aneurysm. Please pray for him as well.

Audra is in the hospital with breathing issues, and they can't figure out what is causing them. Be in prayer as they wait for news and be in prayer for the doctors.

A few things I wanted to pass along from Brayden's blog:

- Rays of Sunshine: Information and support for families of children with Hydranencephaly.

- If you would like to donate funds to help purchase needs for Brayden for his physical therapies, etc. go to his momma's blog here and look for the PayPal button.

Pray for Brinley this week; she is having a rough time with this round of chemo and steroids.

A few support sites for Brody: (also keep praying for a miracle for him to wake up!)

- WMC Foundation - Brody Johnson

- This artist, Bridget Huhn, is selling her music and half the proceeds go to help Haiti and half go to Brody.

- hugs4ndc: Hugs Foundation for Near Drowning Children; To connect parents of near drowning children with families who are going through the same experiences or have gone through them! (You can find Brody on this site as well.)

You can help raise money for March for Babies by joining Eden's team! Consider donating, or even walking if you are in the area.

Emerson is back in the hospital with infections. Please pray for quick healing!

Please pray for Ethan's momma, she is having surgery next Monday, the 8th. Pray that it goes well and that recovery will not be difficult.

Gaines has RSV and two ear infections, please pray for quick healing for him.

Gracie's mom requested prayer for her 16 year old niece who has been diagnosed with viral encephalitis. Please pray for Mackenzie!

Isaiah is in the hospital with two infections, and is recovering from surgery to fix an abcess above his bladder. Please pray for quick healing and recovery!

Pray for Jacob, he is in the hospital with pneumonia.

Continue praying for Joshua as they try to resolve issues with his shunt.

This is half of an update, I will post the rest tomorrow. Also, please check the post below for an update from Deena on the Angel Families.

Angel Families update

Pray for Kerry and her pregnancy.

Pray for Andie's family. Her birthday is approaching-Feb 19th.
Also pray for and/or donate a beanie baby to Andie's Angel Legacy.

Pray for Ayden's mommy. If you feel led, leave her some words of encouragment.

I'm late on this one, but there is new apparel for Cody's crew available.
There is also a good post on spreading awareness about neuroblastoma.

Pray for Colton's family. His birthday was Feb 2nd.

Pray for Hannah's family, and again if you feel led leave some words of encouragment.

Isaiah's mommy is really needing prayer right now. Keep her in your prayers!

Read more about Chronically Cool Families on Gavin's blog. It is a parent to parent support group for families dealing with chronic illness.

Olive went to be with Jesus. Pray for her family.

Please continue to pray for all of the families. Also, leave words of encouragment or even just an I'm thinking of you to let them know we are still praying and thinking of them.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010


By: Rian

At church a couple weeks ago the pastor said, "Worry is a misery we choose". I had never heard it put that way, but it really spoke to me. I am not a stranger to worry at all, even before fertility treatments and miscarriages. I grew up with a very manic step father. Everyday on the bus on the way home from school I would wonder which dad would be waiting for me; the fun, happy go lucky one, or the angry, mean one? It was so bad that at the age of 13 I was diagnosed with an ulcer and put on medication. Thankfully a couple of years later I got a boyfriend (that had a car!), then got a car and then a job, so I spent less and less time at home.

In my early adult life I really did well not worrying. I realized that I basically had no control over things so what was the point. That all ended after that very first miscarriage. My world was rocked and my naivety about pregnancy was gone. Every pregnancy after that I tried so hard not to worry that things would go wrong. I think I did ok, but worry was always around the corner.

Why do we worry? What good does it do? Can it change the outcome of anything? I'm sure we all know the answers to those questions. Worry really is a misery, or a prison. A place we choose that makes our lives even harder than they are. All of our lives would be so much easier if we could truly lay it all down at the feet of Jesus and believe with our whole heart that He is in control. Wouldn't it be so much better if in those moments of worry we could pray instead? I'm sure prayers are much more productive than worrying, and think of the peace your heart would have.

Matthew 6:25-34

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


After four years of infertility and five miscarriages, Rian was finally able to realize her lifelong dream of motherhood. She now spends her days raising her one year old son, caring for her husband and their home. She is also co-presiding over the Amarillo chapter of Resolve. Rian has a calling to minister to women who experience suffering and heartache.