Thursday, November 6, 2008

You Give and Take Away

One of my favorite worship songs is Blessed be the Name. It contains the lines "Blessed be Your name on the road marked with suffering, though there's pain in this offering Blessed be Your Name." and then it goes on to say "You give and take away, you give and take away, but my heart will choose to say, Blessed be Your Name". In that spirit of worship I am filled with so much sorrow. Little Jordan passed away last night. He's now gone to be with his big brother and Heavenly Father. Please pray as you read this for the Buffington family. They have lost two of their five sons in a matter of months. This is Chad's sister and brother-in-law for those who do not know. It's going to be a devastating next few days for the family to have to say goodbye, so again I ask for your prayers. Please Lord, may I not become embittered or angered by yet another tragedy, but fill my Spirit with Your understanding and my heart with Your love so I can truly say Blessed be Your Name.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Prayer Request:

It's been so long since I've blogged I'm sure everyone has given up on me. But if someone does happen upon this, I have some prayer requests. One of my instructors from nursing school was killed in a car accident yesterday. She was only 33 and had a 2 month old. She was unbuckled, taking care of him (as we all have done) and was ejected out of the car. They had waited so long for this baby and there just wasn't enough time for them to have together. Please be in prayer for this family. They are wonderful Christians, but this will still be the hardest thing they have had to endure.

As for me, I don't know if many of you know this, but my 13 yr old nephew was killed back in July. Since then things just haven't been right with me. For the past two years I've lost 3 people that I love suddenly (grandmother, 20yr old cousin, and my nephew) and sometimes it just feels like too much. If you could, just remember me in your prayers and also the Buffington family. My nephew had twin brothers and one has been in the hospital since birth. Jordan is about 7 and 1/2 months old and needs healing. So if you can pray specifically for the healing of little Jordan that would mean the world to me. If I feel overwhelmed, I can only imagine what Ashley and Todd have had to overcome with the loss of one son, an infant at home and one in the hospital. Please pray, pray, pray. Thank you to my faithful friends and family; if you read this and pray.

In the love of Christ