Sunday, November 05, 2006


Paul and I went to church this morning. Katy had a good day, yet is still experiencing times of shivering and intermittent fever, but praise God the bone pain is gone. We continue to believe God for His hand of intervention. There were ten of us from our church at our small group tonight and we had a great prayer time for the concerns of our members. As we face this trial we have had many people say, “I don’t think I could ever go through what you are experiencing.” And yet tonight we prayed for a mother of four with brain cancer. She was given six months to live and her husband left her. I believe the church is being tested. We are being asked to become warriors in prayer for one another. You have been so faithful to pray for our family and your notes and comments are carrying us through some stormy waters. Since you are such great warriors can I ask you to pray for this mother, too?

For Katy and me the world as we have known it has stopped. I barely get to the shopping and most of our day is spent in prayer and study. It may seem strange, but we are actually having such a time of refreshing in God’s word that when the ordinary things crowd in on us, like housework, laundry or shopping, we find we can hardly wait to get back to the sweetness of focused time with the Lord and His word. All this is working together for good. Where it will all lead we don’t know, but we are much wiser for the things we have been shown. We have also been encouraged by the scripture that many of you include in your correspondence. Someone recently told me that they have been viewing Katysblog as their daily morning devotional. That can only be said because so many of you are encouraging others with the verses that you choose to send. All of you who call upon the name of the Lord are witnessing to each other! And we thought Katysblog was just the easiest way to keep family and friends informed about Katy’s condition. God had bigger plans. He always does!


  1. Joe Sipe Says:

    Katy, when I got home from Church tonight Candice and Crystal said you were on IM, and you were writing back and forth again with them for about hour and a half. Great news! that you are back to writing on your computer again. I just wanted to share 2 verses that was part of Gary Box message tonight. Proverbs 3: verse 5 and 6.
    verse 5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding:”
    verse 6 ” In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (A)” or will direct your paths.” WE will continue to pray for you and your family.
    Love in Christ
    Joe Sipe

  2. Jennifer :-) Says:

    What a blessing. I’m so happy to hear how the Lord is sustaining you and your family. :-)
    I’m going to try to come see you this week. I’ll call Mrs. Blugerman and try to set it up. Hang in there!!
    With love and prayers,

  3. Aunt Doris Says:

    It is so good to hear that Katy is pain free. I just cannot imagine the pain she has had to bear. Also, it is certainly difficult to imagine the pain you, Dawn & Paul, are going through on Katy’s behalf.

    And while I’ve got the attention of the family, I want to say “Happy birthday, Paul!”

  4. john collmus Says:

    I was thinkng about Phil.3:10 and what it means to know Christ and to know the fellowship of his sufferings and thnk about you all. May you, as Paul also writes in Eph 3:17-19, know Christ in all these dimensions, height, width and depth- brings out the engineer in all of us, as you walk though this time together.

  5. Barbara Walker Says:

    Dear Katy and Dawn,

    I know these times are unbelievably tough but I can see the special moments you are having together that will be treasured memories for both of you. As usual, Dawn, you are making the absolute best out of a painful day - that is so like you!

    Praying for all of you and believing God each day for you precious people!

    Love in Christ,


  6. LInda Burk Says:

    HI Campbells, It sounds like things are getting better. I was so challenged at work today with a new computer program for grades and Kindergarten data. Whatever I go through is only a sidestep compared to what your family is undergoing these days.The story of the young mother with cancer is truly heartbreaking.There is so much pain in world. We all need to take care of each other. I am so happy you have your church family.I know you have been incredible givers for over twenty years. You are a blessing to many.Thank you for being a blessing in our lives too.Love, Linda

  7. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Hey there,
    Just checking in for the night, and I was thrilled to hear that Katy was IMing with the twins!!!! That’s a sign for the better! I’m going to sleep thrilled with that news. I’d write more, but it’s been a long night - yawn. Sweet dreams!

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