Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Updates

Writing and emailing all these updates on my Dad and this journey from heart attack through healing has me thinking about spiritual updates!

If I could send out a prayer request email daily updating people on the condition of my heart spiritually speaking, can you imagine how much healthier I'd be? I was driving to the Heart Hospital to visit Dad yesterady when I pulled up behind a truck who had the license plate, "PRAY4ME." I thought that guy's life must be remarkable! I actually prayed for him. Eph. 6:18 says to pray for the saints ALWAYS! Wow, I was on to something. What if I used my blog to beg for other saints to pray for me?

Lately, I've been asking for prayer on here for my Dad and his health and this journey and I'm thrilled to report that he is going home as I type :) I just really got to thinking how important updates are for people who are praying. I'm not going to have this blog become a personal prayer request place for me, but I will continue to use it so that I can monitor my spiritual gauges. What are they set to? Am I hitting the mark?


Today, I feel the "normalcy" of life returning once again with Daddy going home and Nick returning to work. I pray that I give my children lots of love and fun memories today. Tomorrow I'll worry about rotating out the bins of clothes for the change of season and cleaning the house. Today, after all this, I just need to love on them.

13 comments:

Chelle said...

Will be praying for you, and your family. Love this post!

StaceyStace said...

I'm so glad your dad is better and coming home. There's no rest in the hospital, as I'm sure you know!

btw, I fixed the link to your blog! Thanks for letting me know.

Shellie said...

I will be praying for you Rachel

jennyhope said...

I am going to go pray for you now. I pray for myself so much in my prayer journal that I need to focus on others. So glad he is going home and yes love on those babies!

Emily said...

yes, I will be praying for you! your words today made me smile, i can picture you with your girls and i can see real joy in your post today, praise God !:)

Neeko said...

I love praying for you!:)

To all of the other 'commenters', isn't my wife cool?!

sappy but not sorry;)

Dina said...

Prayers for your Daddy. I guess I have a hard time asking for "help" especially babysitting, but I would say Prayers should be easy to ask for. Nobody minds blessing another!!!

Mimi said...

My life throughout this whole trial is evidence of the power of prayer. How many times do you think "Peace" was requested for me? I was filled with peace!! We have not because we ask not!! You are so on track with your need for prayer. Never apologize for that.

Heather said...

Ummmm...I do believe that today (as it is past midnight as I type this) is SOMEbody's birthday...can you help me out with that? Who is it? Is it me? No...it's only my half-birthday! Who is it....hmmmmm....wait...it's coming to me....IT'S YOU!!!!! Happy birthday, my dear friend!!! I think you should celebrate in the evening by helping stuff 2000 easter eggs! :) Just kidding!

Irritable Mother said...

Rachel, I have just "read through" your past couple of weeks. I love your honesty and openness to God's hand along this journey.
I have will continue to pray for you, dear friend.

MamaDuck said...

Thanks for sharing this! I appreciate your honesty. I will pray for you and your family. I just saw your comment from last week. I got a bit behind. Have a wonderful Easter!

Jennifer said...

Wow the kids have grown, Great BLOG by the way...Stay in touch
Jennifer

Stacey said...

HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY, SISTER-FRIEND!

i love you more!
oh, and i love the FEEDS thing! you rock!! (to use a nick term!)