Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ribs

When ribs are broken, every movement seems to send a shock wave through the body. Such was the case last night when we worked until two in the morning to find a way for Kathryn to get comfortable. The chair worked for awhile, then we found a way to prop her up in bed in a position that seemed promising. By two-thirty she fell asleep and stayed that way until morning. I am expecting her to be able to use her left arm in a few days, but until then I am helping her shower and dress. I asked her if I should get home health care to help for a few days and she responded immediately that only I would do for the bathing and dressing! That's when I had the idea that it was time for a housekeeper. Her name is Tiffany and she starts next week!

During these sleepless nights we have prayed for hundreds of people. The time of prayer has been rich and filled with blessing. Kathryn is a great prayer partner and we are able to name people who just need to be prayed over. Times are tough for many, and we certainly know that when we pray with even the slightest amount of faith, God does great and mighty things. We hope many of you will see answers to prayer in your lives in the days and weeks to come. Suffering always produces something good. We've seen it too many times to doubt it this time.

Our prayers are with David and Lizi as they celebrate the life and home-going of Val in England today. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4.