“Desperate dependence on God is a great place to live–not easy–but full of life and power and peace.”  Jo Dee

“My only prayer through this is that God is glorified. I pray that he is seen through me as I walk this journey.”  Christina

“Too many beanies!!”  Linsey

Isaiah 26:3-4 “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

“God does not have to follow patterns.  He’s not predictable.  He can do anything.” Jo Dee

Your prayers are what has made this experience one of unnatural joy, peace, and absolute rest in His sovereignty. Christina

“Welcome to the house of peace. I wish I could have you all over to experience it… maybe we could play a board game? Cranium anyone? Heh heh.. sorry;)”  Christina

“May your heart be drawn closer to God. That is my only prayer. And THAT makes all this worth it.” Christina

“When it comes down to it, healing is truly the worst option, because the other option is paradise”. Dan

“I really want a beer, but I know that’s not the answer” Adam

“You have created me “for such a time as this.”… and I accept it and embrace it only in your strength.”  Christina

2 Corinthians 1:8b-11

We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.  Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death.  But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.  He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us.  On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers.  Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

Filling out a medical form:
What is your condition:  Brain Tumor
What have you done for this so far:  Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Massage, Physical Therapy, Nothing has helped – Christina

“God is not surprised by all of this.  He has known from the beginning what is in Christina’s precious head.”  Tammy

“The body of Christ is working together and it is beautiful to behold.”  Jo Dee

“When she awoke, she smiled, of course, and asked me how my cold was.  A whole lot better than your head, I imagine.”  Jo Dee

2 Corinthians 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles.”

“This floor of the hospital won’t know what hit them.”  Dave

John 15:13  ”Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

“I love the body of Christ.  We are vital to each other!”  Tammy

“I got myself all courageous and went into ICU to see Christina tonight…It was so good to look at her.  She looked at me and said, “You came in!  Are you okay?”  She was concerned about me.  That’s Christina.   She was beautiful.  Have I said that before?  Well, it’s true.  Inside and out.”  Tammy

“…and we have never walked this way before.  It is a bumpy road, but God is so present.  I love Him so.  I cannot imagine traveling this road without Him!”  Tammy

Tammy to Jo Dee: “Repeat after me, ‘I am here for you!’  Jo Dee:  ‘I am here for you!’  Tammy: ‘No!  I am here for you!’  Jo Dee:  ‘am here for you!’

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”