Tuesday, February 14, 2012

TPT4KC This Week!

Love.  Love.  Love.  Love.  Love.  Love. 

Love is all we need!

(Read that again with the Beatles tune in your head now.  :))

I did just a quick search - because it's Valentine's Day - on the number of references in Scripture to love.   

There are 533!!

That's one of my favorite things to do - regardless of the context - just look at and see how many times The Bible talks about something.  It's fascinating. 

And there are so many about God's love.  So, that's our theme for today.  Not cupid-warm-fuzzy-feeling kind of love or sexy-little-strappy-thing kind of love.  But agape - the kind of love God has for us and these families of the kids in treatment.  He LOVES them.  More than we can ever imagine.  In fact, that is one of the verses I want to highlight, where it talks about the dimensions of God's love for us.... 
You, being rooted and established in love, may have the power...to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge. (Ephesians 3:17b-19a, my paraphrase)
I like the reference to long.  How long has God loved us?  From before the foundation of the world!  He who everything is created for and through loves us with an everlasting love.  Here's another gem to dwell upon...
The LORD appeared to me in a faraway place and said, "I love you with an everlasting love. So I will continue to show you my kindness. (Jeremiah 31:3, GWT)
He will not stop loving us or being kind to us or caring about us or providing for us.  And in that spirit, here is our third and final mediation on love for this Valentine's Day....
Love puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.  Love never dies. (1 Cornithians 13:7-8, MSG)
Don't look back on Valentine's gone past.  Look to this one, because The Lord is doing amazing things in the lives of these families.  They are together - which is a miracle in itself.  They are stronger, even if they don't know it yet.  They are being healed through His love.  Christ took all their burden on the Cross because He loves them and He proved it when He rose from the grave.

Love Never Dies. 

And Prayer Works!

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Next Scan March 2nd.  Pray for healing from bad head cold! <"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!
Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL) Test results from beginning of the month were all good!  He will go 3 months before the next tests, so pray he continues to stay cancer free!  <http://www.prayforgrant.com/
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>
Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) – Doing great! <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” 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) – PRAISE THE LORD, the tumor is smaller!!  Continue to pray for her recovery, in all areas (physically especially)<” PRAYERSFORNKF” on carepages.com> 
Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma)
Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – Out of ICU!  Still in the hospital, but pray his appetite to return and they will have no more issues with his meds<"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 
Preston Winslow (4, AML) Please pray for this family – they are hurting so much!! www.prestonsleague.com
Carli Simmons (2, Brain Tumor) Inpatient at TCH, receiving treatment
Max Low (12, Leukemia) Readmitted to the hospital last week because he is having lung issues.  Pray the doctors identify it quickly and get him on the right meds to get him well! <”Mighty Max Low” on FB>

In Treatment
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Finished her last round of chemo and should be going home, if not home already.  Pray for her body to recover quickly and that she complete the treatment cancer free! <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Aiden Rideout (4, Non-hodgkins lymphoma) Tiring quickly, pray he is healed quickly so he can continue treatment!  <”Prayers for Aiden” on FB>
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Pray he is recovering from chemo dropping his counts and remains illness free! <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma in left hand) Wrapping up his inpatient round, hopefully to be discharged today – pray he recovers quickly and his protected from illness.
Nate Dinoffira (2, Neuroblastoma) Finishing chemo today and getting ready for his stem-cell transplant! < http://supernatedinoffria.blogspot.com/>
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Receivng chemo yesterday and today; pray her body will recover and her counts will not drop drastically.  No side effects to mess with her either! <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Tynan Chapa (5, ALL) On his make a wish trip to Disney!  Pray it is a wonderful break for the whole family and no issues arise! <”Tynan’s Crusade” on FB>
Wyatt Foster (2, ALL) Praise The Lord he went back to school!  Pray for his counts to recover, especially his ANC, and that he gets no illness and his treatment continues on course! < http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/wyattfoster/mystory>
Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Praise The Lord for a diagnosis, she is lactose intolerant.  Pray for a smooth transition away from dairy and that this resolves the stomach issues she has. <"Praying for Kristina" on FB> 
Barrett Blake (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Pray for good health, no issues, quick recover and to stay on course with treatment!  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/barrettblake
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – He did well with his appointments last week.  Pray for no illness and for his treatment to continue uninterrupted! <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Finished with steroids, pray for recovery and her clinic visit this week to be a good one! <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Kaylee Hamilton (6, ALL) – Just diagnosed last week and is home following first round of chemo.  Pray for this family as they transition into life in treatment and praise God for all their support!  <”Praying for Kaylee” on FB>
Holden Underwood (2, ALL/MLL) – Doing well with at home chemo!  Pray it continues to go smoothly!  <"Holden's Hope" on FB> 
Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Going in for chemo and counts this week, pray all continues to go well! <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 
Zayley Oliver –Pray she stays healthy and that cancer is beaten back! <”Prayers for Zayley Jade Oliver” on FB> 
Lance McClain (ALL) – Got counts and a check up yesterday, feeling well!<”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 
Addison Marshall (18, ALL) – continues outpatient, maintenance chemp!  <addiecake on Twitter
Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Went for a check up yesterday, pray all is still well! <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Had a check up yesterday and her foot is hurting.  Pray for dr discernment on that issue as well as the spot on her liver to have resolved so no cancer! <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Ruel Bobet (20, stomach cancer) – Please pray, he is not well and needs his pain issues resolved!   <”Sandy Bobet” (his Mom) on FB>
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Final bone marrow aspiration is Friday and she will also have her central line removed.  Pray everything is clear and thank God for how great she feels!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 
Layton (3, ALL) Pray for her to have no side effects from chemo and to continue on her treatment course till the end!
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>
Braeden Estes (18, Ewings Sarcoma) Pray he continues to respond so well and recover from all that he has been through! <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>
Aiden McSpadden (3, AML relapse) Had some bloodwork done last week – pray for great results that are 100% donor! <"Angels for Aiden" on FB> 
Daniela Owens (9, Ewing Sarcoma) – Tumors are spreading and causing her a lot of pain.  Pray for her release from this cancer! <”Prayer for Daniela” of FB> 
Taylor Porter (15, AML) <”Team Taylor – Taylor Porter” on FB> 
Kaylea Stewart (ALL, 6) –<"Kure for Kaylea" on FB> 
Hudson Kadlecek (4, lymphoma) - <"Hope for Hudson" on FB> 
Logan Brant - Please pray for wisdom and healing!  <“Team Logan” on FB>
Kylie Overton (2, Brain Tumor) – <”Prayers for Baby Kylie Overton” on FB> 

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