LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Monday, February 04, 2008

Blog Familly Prayer Time

Folks, things to keep in prayer:

Susan's mom goes into surgery today to remove blockage in her neck.

Ongoing prayer for James and Cristina Lush - Jame's continued healing; and Cristina's parent's salvation

For Jonathan and Sharon Moorhead and their baby; also for Jonathan's disertation defence in a couple days.



Blogger jazzycat said...

Will keep them all in my thoughts and prayers.

February 04, 2008 8:37 AM

Blogger Susan said...


Thanks for this.

I just read the update on Jonathan's blog that Miriam was/is doing better. She was scheduled to return home from the hospital on Sunday, I think.

Also a prayer request - my son Gil (20 yrs old) is scheduled to fly from Israel to New Orleans today to work. Prayers for safe travel (and his salvation as well) are deeply appreciated.

February 04, 2008 9:01 AM

Blogger mark pierson said...

Susan, will do

February 04, 2008 10:41 AM

Blogger Gayla said...


Hey, I've got one too.

I visited the ER yesterday, and was diagnosed with colitis. Right now I'm on 2 antibiotics and a pain killer. I'm off work Monday and Tuesday.

February 04, 2008 11:01 AM

Blogger mark pierson said...


Will do, sister.

Please keep us posted. Email me to let me know how things go.


February 04, 2008 11:13 AM

Blogger Baptist Girl said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, thank you also for your prayers.


February 04, 2008 12:58 PM

Blogger Susan said...

I will indeed pray for you.
I'm sorry for your pain.
You're in my prayers.

February 04, 2008 1:12 PM

Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Mark, thanks for adding me to the list. As Susan said, Miriam is doing a lot better and was able to come home yesterday. She slept great and continues to improve.

Please continue to pray for my dissertation defense on Friday, 1030-1230. Thanks!

Gayla, am praying for you.

February 04, 2008 2:22 PM

Blogger Susan said...


I just sent out a general email to most of you, but to any not on the list - my mom made it through surgery just fine and is in the recovery room, where she will remain until being discharged. She is scheduled to leave the hospital Tuesday afternoon, if recovery goes as expected.

She is weak and sick (from anesthesia) and slurring words still (according to her husband - I haven't spoken with her), but all not unexpected after surgery.

Since she's part of the large church family in her local area (Tampa/St. Petersburgh, Fla.), she and her husband have been inundated with calls and visits - for which I am thankful. So I have emailed her to say I'll just get in line and speak with her by week's end - in order to provide her with a modicum of rest and allow her to not have to speak so much.

Her hands probably won't be ready for typing just yet, so I may not know more until the end of the week or next week, but if there's anything to tell, I'll let you know.

I praise God for church family - even long-distance whom I have yet to meet. What a blessing! What a comfort!

February 04, 2008 4:52 PM

Blogger Gayla said...

Susan, great news! I'm so happy and thankful to hear it!

February 04, 2008 5:30 PM

Blogger Baptist Girl said...

I am so happy with the great news, We will continue to pray.


February 04, 2008 9:57 PM

Blogger Susan said...

I'll be praying for your parents' salvation as well.
That is no small matter, and I know it must weigh heavily on your heart.
I pray that the Lord will hear the requests of His servants here and have mercy on their souls.

February 04, 2008 10:48 PM

Blogger Baptist Girl said...

Susan, Thank you so much. I really appreciate it dear sister.


February 04, 2008 11:34 PM

Blogger Susan said...

My mom is apparently still in the hospital. The doctors have a concern about her blood pressure. I'm told she's been put in intensive care. For some reason, I'm also told that she's expected to be released tomorrow.

I wasn't home tonight when my mother's husband telephoned and relayed this news to my husband.

Please continue to keep her in prayer. Thanks.

February 05, 2008 10:06 PM

Blogger Baptist Girl said...

Susan, We will continue to pray. Take care sis.


February 06, 2008 11:22 AM

Blogger Shiloh Guy said...

Hey guys! Just wanted to say "hi" and let you know I'm back in town after several weeks in India. I'm going to try to get back in your good graces over the next few weeks. It's good to see what you're all praying about. I'll join you. Stop by ShilohGuy if you get a chance!


February 06, 2008 12:49 PM

Blogger Susan said...

First of all - many, many thanks for your prayers - from both my mother and myself.

She arrived at her home near St Petersburg, Florida, shortly after 6:30 pm this evening. She called me at about 6:45. We spoke for about 10 minutes, and she sounded very tired and weak, but in good spirits. She noted that "one week in the hospital is about one week too long," so they didn't remove her sense of humor.

She is on blood pressure medication, and she said she has some kind of device to monitor her blood pressure from home. Her husband is taking very good care
of her, and mom told me that everyone at the hospital remarked what a good caregiver he is. I'm so thankful for that, and I told her that had she not her husband, I would have wanted to travel there for the duration so she had
somebody close to her to be near her.

Her voice is terribly hoarse (from the intubation, I presume, for the
operation). She hopes to be able to continue to sing in her church choir, even though someone informed her that she herself was unable to after the same intubation. I told mom to just watch some old Betty Davis movies, study how Betty Davis held herself, and then just strike the same pose and curl up her
lips or face to look the same way, and everyone will think she's just the cat's meow (so to speak) in the choir and that her voice is remarkable. Hey, if Rod Stewart can sell records with that voice, I'm thinkin' my mom can continue to
sing in the choir.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that she's fine, she's home, and she tells me to thank EVERYONE for their prayers.

I told her that even the on-line Christian community I know was in prayer for her, and she was flabbergasted.

This whole ordeal brought a lot of thoughts to my mind, as news went from good to bad to good to bad to questionable to good to not-so-sure to good, etc. I thought that I wasn't yet ready to let her go, although I know that in the
Lord's time, she'll go, and I will have to say like Job: "The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." [Job 1:21b]. I'm just grateful that it's not today and that I still have some time, Lord willing, to talk with her about her own preparedness for leaving this earth. I think that she's saved, for as much as one person can know about another's status of salvation, but I want - if the Lord wills - to address this subject
with her during one of her upcoming visits to our home, which may well be before the end of February.

So thank you all so very, very much again. The prayers of the saints are so very precious.

February 06, 2008 7:44 PM

Blogger Gayla said...


February 06, 2008 8:08 PM

Blogger Baptist Girl said...

I'm glad to hear your mom is out of the hospital and I pray that she continues to heal. I will be praying that you get confirmation about her salvation when you get to speak with her. Parents are so precious.


February 06, 2008 8:20 PM

Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Maalie reports from Girona, Spain that he has been to the Cathedral there with the largest knave in Christendom.

See, he does appreciate churches.

February 07, 2008 4:36 AM

Blogger Susan said...


Your repetitive use of sarcasm grows old and tired; it languishes from lack of any substance or contribution of value. Churches (in the physical sense to which you allude - visits here or there) do not interest members or readers of this blog. Likewise, maalie can and does speak for himself. We don't need you to report for him.

Unless your future comments are relevant to the post topic or contribute in a substantive way, it would reflect better on you if you show some self-control and refrain from continued snarky remarks.

Maybe you don't mind reaffirming the impression you've already left - that the only point of your comments is to insult and degrade.
You may derive a modicum of pleasure in so doing - but the only person you're really insulting is yourself.

February 07, 2008 6:17 PM

Blogger mark pierson said...


Please let us know if your son has made into New Orleans safely.

February 08, 2008 7:34 AM

Blogger Susan said...

I'll let you know as soon as I do. As far as I know, no news is good news. He's not one to call frequently (unless it's on his parents' dime ;-)
Thanks for asking.
I will let you know.

February 08, 2008 8:40 AM

Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Just had a call from Maalie in Spain and I told him your reaction to me passing on his comment to you.

He says, "never mind, tell them I've seen grapes withering on the vine".

February 08, 2008 12:56 PM

Blogger Baptist Girl said...

I just shake me head. This reminds me of child's play.


February 08, 2008 2:11 PM

Blogger mark pierson said...


Cristina, I agree with you - this is child's play at its worst.

February 08, 2008 11:58 PM

Blogger Susan said...

You'll take no heat from me on the decision, Mark. I support the move.
Thank you.

February 09, 2008 8:39 AM

Blogger jazzycat said...

Amen! Comments on topic and respectful. This is not a forum where anything goes.

February 09, 2008 9:56 AM


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