Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TPT4KC This Week!

On Friday night, I went to KSBJ's Girls Night Out.  Lysa Terkheurst was one of the speakers and she told a story about how Matthew 5:8 (Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God) applies to her life.  It struck me that I need to see more of God in my life.  I spend a lot of time praying for what I need but not enough time looking to see how He is working in those situations.  Since then I have been praying for my eyes to be opened.

In reading my devotional for today, it struck me what I needed to be on the look out for, specifically.  I'm calling them the 3 P's: Provision; Preparation and Pointing Out.  

You see, I needed to realize that even before I opened my eyes this morning, God has already provided everything I need to be significant and successful in His eyes today.  He has already prepared the way I will walk today - going before me and covering me from behind.  My job is to be ready to point out (to myself and others) when I see what He has done.  His work is complete, mine is ongoing.  It is a revolutionary thought that has taken years to formulate.  And it came to fruition in one moment on an ordinary last day of January in the year 2012.  I guess the point is that I never know where or when He will reveal Himself - but He will and I need to be looking for it!

In the same way, as the writer of my devotional lays out, pray these families will have the confidence to see that God will:
1. Remove them from their circumstances, or
2. Deepen their understanding of their circumstances, or 
3. Give them wisdom to meet their circumstances, or 
4. Give them the grace to live within those circumstances.

All of these things may happen at once or seperately.  Each answer is different, depending on the day - but God does have the answer we need for that day.  We must be confident in our faith to approach Him for it.  We must rely on His provision alone, knowing He has prepared whatever comes to us and in faith, declare His great works.

I want to pray Hebrews 4:16 for our families today:

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Go forth in the confidence of your faith in the Risen One.  Pray these families will find the peace from knowing they are securely in the Hands of their Maker, that He has a plan and a future for them and their children.  I can't think of a better way to see Him work than through the lives of these kids!!!

God is good, all the time - so let's pray to Him on their behalf.  Why? 


Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Next Scan March 2nd.  <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – Doing great!  Pray for headaches and stomach aches to go away completely! <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen) – Doing great!
Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – Doing great! <"Team Matthew" on FB>
Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma) – Pray for scans to be free and clear on next scans later this month!
Hunter (1, Ewing Sarcoma) – In REMISSION & CANCER FREE!  Pray that he stays that way!  <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 
Nicky George (2, Ependymoma) – Currently in remission and next scans on February 23rd.  Please pray he will remain cancer free! www.nickybear.com
Courtney Pette (16, lymphoma) –<"Team Courtney" on FB>
Patton Jones (3, Burkitt's Lymphoma) – finished treatment but there were some concerns around swollen lymph nodes.  Pray all his well and he is healed from cancer and any illness!
Natalie Fraker (5, astrocytoma) – Her next MRI is Feb 6th!  Pray for the all clear and that she recovers fully from any and all side effects!   <” PRAYERSFORNKF” on carepages.com> 
Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma)
Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – The tumor they found is a totally different type – called an undifferientated sarcoma.  They have a treatment plan, please pray his body will respond to it and the family will find peace after dealing with this horrible setback. <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Removing her chest tube today so please pray the fluid build up is over!  Continue to pray for her health to recover as she will have a feeding tube placed in her belly button as she still cannot eat by mouth. <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Ruel Bobet (20, stomach cancer) – Having several procedures this week, including nerve block and had fluid removed from the wall of his chest yesterday.  He has more appointments to come and a possible transfusion.  Pray he covers so he can start on/continue the chemo he needs to fight this cancer off!  <”Sandy Bobet” (his Mom) on FB>
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Still inpatient but has finished chemo!  They get results mid-February, so pray she is healed!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 
Preston Winslow (4, AML) Having bone marrow aspiration this week, so please pray the chemo worked and the stem cells are doing their job as well and clearing out anything remaining, so he can be ready for conditioning for his bone marrow transplant!  www.prestonsleague.com
Carli Simmons (2, Brain Tumor) Inpatient at TCH, receiving treatment

Receiving Treatment this week 
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma in left hand) Please pray he recovers quickly at home and is protected from any side effects or infections, as his counts are dropping this week.
Nate Dinoffira (2, Neuroblastoma) Home until next week when his transplant procedure will begin.  Pray he stays healthy, continues to eat and The Lord makes him strong! < http://supernatedinoffria.blogspot.com/>
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – His counts were too low yesterday to receive chemo so going back in on Thursday to try again.  Pray he will rebound to stay on plan! <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Starting 5 days of outpatient chemo, pray for no side effects and the cancer to be cleared out! <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Tynan Chapa (5, ALL) At home!  Pray The Lord protects him from sickness and that he is coming to the end of his journey with cancer! <”Tynan’s Crusade” on FB>
Wyatt Foster (2, ALL) Received chemo and steroids last week; having issues as a result of the chemo – pray for wisdom and healing!  Pray he continues to respond well as they are coming up in April on the year anniversary of his diagnosis.  Pray for peace and for The Lord to be all over him during his treatment and appointments this week!
Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Having her GI system scoped today to hopefully identify the cause of her stomach pains.  Please pray The Lord will protect her and reveal the issue!  <"Praying for Kristina" on FB> 
Barrett Blake (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Received scans last week and the tumor is stable!  Pray The Lord will allow the medicine to shrink it for the next scans!  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/barrettblake
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Her counts are too low to start chemo, so pray her body recovers quickly so she can continue on plan to her last round!<"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – Did not make counts so will be in clinic this week to check and possible spinal tap.  Pray all goes well and he continues to respond and stay in remission!  <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Will be at the clinic so pray for good numbers, no issues with her body or chemo.  <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Max Low (12, Leukemia) Having trouble from colds and meds.  Please pray for wisdom for his medical team to know how to effectively treat any illness and long term side effects.  Pray he will recover to get off his feeding tube! <”Mighty Max Low” on FB>
Holden Underwood (2, ALL/MLL) – Turned two on Friday! Possible clinic and continuing oral chemo this week! <"Holden's Hope" on FB> 
Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Clinic appointment for counts and chemo tomorrow – pray all continues to go very well and that his side effects will be minimal to none!  <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 
Zayley Oliver –Pray she stays healthy and that cancer is beaten back! <”Prayers for Zayley Jade Oliver” on FB> 
Aiden Rideout (4, Non-hodgkins lymphoma) Has speech, OT and PT today!  <”Prayers for Aiden” on FB>
Lance McClain (ALL) – At school, doing well!  Pray for discernment on any pain he has! <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 
Addison Marshall (18, ALL) – continues outpatient, maintenance chemo and he won the Rudy Award last week!  Praise God for him and his family!  <addiecake on Twitter
Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL) Is on oral chemo for one more week.  Pray for his parents to have peace that he is cured and he will stay that way! <http://www.prayforgrant.com/
Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Receiving outpatient treatment this week, Praise The Lord! <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 
Logan Brant - Please pray for wisdom and healing!  <“Team Logan” on FB>
Kylie Overton (2, Brain Tumor) – she has started chemo again, but the protocol from here on out needs divine intervention to keep the tumors from coming back and no long term effects on her body and mind.  Please Lord, come quickly into this situation! <”Prayers for Baby Kylie Overton” on FB> 

On-break or has Scans this week  
Aiden McSpadden (2, AML relapse) Genetic tests were normal – no cancer!  Pray the transfusion he got on Friday does not cause any issues and that the transplant continues to work! <"Angels for Aiden" on FB> 
Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) – Doing great! <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB> 
Braeden Estes (17, Ewings Sarcoma) Finished 5 day chemo round and is back to school.  Pray for his energy to return and his spirits to come back up after losing his hair again.  Also pray for his brother who is to have shoulder surgery today! <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>
Shelby Adams (Langenhans Cell Histiocytosis) – Doing well and her body continues to respond.  Pray for no issues and her cancer is beaten, with no ill side effects! <”Prayers for Shelby Adams” on FB> 
Daniela Owens (9, Ewing Sarcoma) – Had issues last week but is at home now.  Pray she recovers and stays well! <”Prayer for Daniela” of FB> 
Taylor Porter (15, AML) <”Team Taylor – Taylor Porter” on FB> 
Kaylea Stewart (Leukemia, 6) – Back at school and feeling well!  Pray she is finally cured of her cancer! <"Kure for Kaylea" on FB> 
Hudson Kadlecek (4, lymphoma) - <"Hope for Hudson" on FB> 

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