Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TPT4KC This Week!

I love Tony Evan's radio ministry, when I can catch it in the car.  (Sophia calls him the angry guy - but I always tell her he is just excited about God.)  He is currently on a series about the names of God.  

Thus far, I've heard him cover Elohim (Creator God);  Jehovah (Personal God); and Adonai (Master or Owner God).  

Last week, during the message on Jehovah, he said that lots of people believe in Elohim (as in "There is a God.") but not many people have a personal relationship with the God Who has revealed Himself - Jehovah.  That struck me.  Then this morning, he said that you will get more personal revelation of God when you let Him be your Adonai - or Master.  He explained that means giving God complete ownership over your life.  When you limit what you surrender to The Lord, you limit how much of Him you get in your life from a fire hose down to a trickle.  He went on to site Abraham and Moses as examples of those faithful who could not do what The Lord (Elohim as Jehovah) commanded them to do - so they called Him Lord, or Adonai.  

His point was, if we gave over ownership of our life and circumstances to God - then everything we face, especially those situations that we cannot handle in our own strength - we could have peace.  Why?

Because we would no longer be responsible for the outcome.

When we first moved back to the States from Trinidad, we rented a house till we found one we wanted to purchase.  It was an immense relief to me that when things did go wrong - I could call someone else to take care of it.  It wasn't my responsibility to make it better.  I'm not good with repairmen to start with, so to know that a more powerful entity (in this case the property management rep) could negotiate for my relief was a tremendous weight off my shoulders.  

When Evans mentioned this analogy, it made perfect sense.  And something clicked.  If we could put the responsibility for taking us through cancer; for having the wisdom to know what to do in treatment; to put the burden of healing these kids on God's shoulders rather than our own (or those of a medical team) - what a relief!  It might take a leap of faith to do that, but I know that our choice to keep believing in God for Sophia's health, entrusting her to our Master, brought and continues to bring much needed peace to our weary souls.

Maybe you know Jesus personally.  I would encourage you to make Him Lord over everything in your life, your job, your marriage, your relationships, your finances and especially the care of your children - whether they have cancer or not.  As Natalie and I read today in some rare and sweet shared devotional time, the time is short.  The window of opportunity is closing.  Now is the time to trust Him with it all.  It is hard, but He will give you the strength to do it.  He did it for me.

He will do it for you.

Now, let's pray because PRAYER WORKS!

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Doing well, scans in two weeks!  <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – Praise for meeting with new neurologist last week, who determined her symptoms are side effects from treatment.  Pray for relief for Anna from these symptoms!   <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen)

Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – Surgery went well last week and is already home!  <"Team Matthew" on FB>

Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma) – MRI’s every 3 months, with the next one in January!  PTL!

Courtney Pette (16, lymphoma) – Met her on Saturday – she is doing well, in remission and a busy teenager, praise The Lord!  <"Team Courtney" on FB>

Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma)
Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – Has lingering side effects from radiation, as well as thrush that isn’t responding and a stubborn cold that won’t go away.  Pray The Lord will heal his bone marrow to produce more germ-fighting cells and that his family will be at peace till his scans in mid-December.  <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 

Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) She is at home but still having trouble managing her levels.  Pray The Lord reveals the right meds to use to move her out of rejection.  <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 

Braeden Estes (17, Ewings Sarcoma) Praise The Lord that he is out of the ICU!  He is still dealing with stomach swelling, fevers and severe nausea, so please pray The Lord would reveal the best way to help him feel better and get on the mend.  <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>  

Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) – Admitted today and will start chemo soon.  Pray for completion success as well as that tumors will not return! <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB> 

Shelby Adams (Langenhans Cell Histiocytosis) – Shelby had her port put in yesterday, which means she will be sore for a week or so.  She will also learn the process of access and receiving medicine through her port, so pray for quick adaptation and good spirits for her and her family, as well as minimal side effects from chemo, especially as it builds in her system. <”Prayers for Shelby Adams” on FB> 

Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Doing better!  Color is better and blood counts are good.  Pray the bleed he has inside his bum will heal and he will continue to recover to go home!  <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 

Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Went home and received outpatient chemo yesterday but has developed a fever, so was admitted last night.  Pray the antibiotics take effect quickly and they are able to rest and be at peace!  <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 

Ruel Bobet (20, stomach cancer) – Doing systemic chemo for 6 weeks (2 weeks to go) and then targeted treatment.  Pray for minimal side effects and to stay illness free!  

Receiving Treatment this week 
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Traveling, so please pray for safe travel and will be having a procedure tomorrow (Wednesday) for pray for minimal invasion and quick recovery  <"Team Lucy" on FB> 

Madison (3, ALL) – May have started a new round of chemo last week, so pray for relief from any and all side effects and for her good spirits to continue!  <”Prayers for Madison” on FB> 

Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Have research study, radiation check up and receiving chemo tomorrow.  Pray all goes smoothly with no hiccups and continued good health! <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 

Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) She began 5 straight days of chemo yesterday, pray for freedom from side effects and for them to be bolstered by all the support they have received! <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Received chemo again yesterday, pray she recovers from effects of radiation and stays illness free!  <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 

Hunter (1, Ewing Sarcoma) – Continuing radiation this week.  Please pray for his relief from constipation and strength for his parents! <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 

Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma in left hand) Continues to receive chemo weekly, so pray his results from last week's scans were great, he stays healthy and makes it through is treatment with flying colors! 

Zayley Oliver –She in 5th round of chemo and after the 7th, she will undergo surgery to remove the tumor on her liver.  Pray she stays healthy and that cancer is beaten back! <”Prayers for Zayley Jade Oliver” on FB> 

Addison Marshall (18, ALL) – continues outpatient, maintenance chemo  <addiecake on Twitter

Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL) continues maintenance phase of chemo to be concluded in January.  Keep praying for good results and stays on track! <http://www.prayforgrant.com/

On-break or has Scans this week  
Aiden McSpadden (2, AML relapse) – HOME!  His counts were up so he got to go home yesterday!  Pray this marks a new chapter in their lives and he stays cancer-free through his new bone marrow!  Praise The Lord for his donor, a 10 out of 10 match! <"Angels for Aiden" on FB> 

Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – He went home and is able to eat and drink again – Praise The Lord!  <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 

Kory Crowell (12, Tumor on Adrenal gland) At home!  He is still very weak, so pray The Lord will pump up his body to supernaturally heal and regain his strength.  <”lil_dude on carepages.com”> 

Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Home!  And had her 3rd birthday party with Belle in attendance!  Praise The Lord for His unending Love and abounding mercy! <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 

Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Praise The Lord, scans yesterday showed all clear – no growth!  <"Praying for Kristina" on FB> 

Holden Underwood (1, ALL/MLL) – Pray for good numbers and to remain illness free!  <"Holden's Hope" on FB> 

Daniela Owens (9, Ewing Sarcoma) – Doing very well! <”Prayer for Daniela” of FB> 

Sarah Burns (15, Osteosarcoma) – Home and resting on a short hospital break.  Pray for no illness to bother her and no side effects! If you wish to send her a card, her address is on her FB page!  <”Support for Sarah Lynn” on FB> 

Lance McClain (ALL) – Pray for excellent results!  Also, pray for his sister Sophie who had a biopsy and will have a lymph node removed in a few weeks – pray for clear results on that!  <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 

Natalie Fraker (4, astrocytoma) –Her tumor was visibly smaller in her scan last week – PRAISE THE LORD!  Keep praying her treatment will continue to be successful!  <” PRAYERSFORNKF” on carepages.com> 

Kylie Overton (2, Brain Tumor) –<”Prayers for Baby Kylie Overton” on FB> 

Taylor Porter (15, AML) <”Team Taylor – Taylor Porter” on FB> 

Kaylea Stewart (Leukemia, 6) – <"Kure for Kaylea" on FB> 

Hudson Kadlecek (4, lymphoma) - <"Hope for Hudson" on FB> 

Patton Jones (3, Burkitt's Lymphoma) 

Wyatt (2, ALL)

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