Monday, December 29, 2008

More Update via Lisa

It's Lisa again. First of all, thank you so much to all of you for all of your dear comments and sweet words of encouragement. I will be sure to pass them on to Brad Jenny, and I am sure she will read them when she has a moment. Brad had an ok night--actually got at least a little rest, with the exception of a huge coughing episode this morning. Still having much difficulty with breathing, but amazingly, got up into his chair in the living room and even participated in some Trivial Pursuit! His breathing is still quite labored and he is easily fatigued, although the medications do seem to bring some relief temporarily. Please continue to lift him up in prayer continuously--I want God to be bombarded, pestured, and continuously pelted with our requests for healing!! Thank you all.

23 comments:

da momma said...

we will continue to nag God :) thanks for the update. HUGS!!!!

Jennifer said...

thanks for the update. I keep checking back.

(friend's of the Sheltons)

Lisa said...

Lisa - thank you so much for keeping everyone updated...it's so nice to know specifically what to pray about. Praying hard here.

Nellie's Nuggets said...

We can pester with the best! Thanks for the update. Praying for easy breathing.

Kathy and Wayne Zeagler said...

We are continually praying. May you feel God's loving arms wrapping you in his love and giving you peace.

Linda said...

Lisa, thanks for the updates. I know God hears all our prayers, and I know he is getting a ear full on Brad's behalf! Lord, we are continuing to beg for your miracle healing of Brad and thanking you for your love and comfort for this sweet family.

Matt, Kara, and Hank (plus Teej) said...

Thank you for the updates Lisa. Much appreciated.

I am blown away but not truly surprised by the response to this blog. Brad and Jenny are clearly touching the lives of so many by their examples of faith and strength. 62 people commented on the previous update so far. I'm sure many who read the blog don't comment, and there are countless others who hear about the blog and Brad's status without actually visiting.

Prayer is a mighty weapon, and a true blessing. While I'm sure we could never truly 'nag' our loving God, I say we give it a try. As we all find time throughout our days to lift up Brad and Jenny to God, let's make a special effort to do so at the top and bottom of each hour. Our combined shouts of prayer at those times may in fact 'pester' our Father. I think it would also be neat if Brad could look at his watch at the :00 or :30 and KNOW that he has scores of prayer warriors calling out to God on his behalf at that exact moment. Who is with me?

Spread the word. We have about 20 minutes until 2:00. Of course there is nothing preventing us from getting started early. =)

Anonymous said...

Our prayers and love is sent your way...you are all in our every thought!!

Greg said...

We are in! :)... praying in Keller, Texas.
-Angie Lemons
friend of the Sheltons'

AlisonB said...

Thank you for the continued updates. I'm in too - hoping and praying.

Renee said...

Joining Matt and all others in prayer. Continuing to pray without waiver for you all. Thanks so much for the updates.

Anonymous said...

Great idea "Matt, Kara, and Hank" about the group prayer on the hour and half hour. I will be doing just that! We are praying, praying, praying for you all throughout the day, too! Shawna

Perks said...

non-stop prayers going up here.
much love...

Kate said...

Prayers going up non-stop!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the updates. Continuing to pray. Love, Pat G.

kj7 said...

Been praying continuously and not going to stop!

Kathryn

HollyLamb said...

Thank you for the updates. We are continuing to be prayer warriors on Brad's behalf. Prayers are being sent up every chance we get. Love Holly Lamb and family

Mary Anna said...

You know what they say about the squeaky wheel - let's continue to let our wishes be heard!

I was out all morning and am catching up on what's going on. We'll continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Cunningham said...

God hears our prayers and He is hearing The Wimms family a lot as you are being lifted throughout the entire country and around this world. Like many people who you touched, we are spreading the word through phone, email, church prayer chains and word of mouth for grace, healing, peace, comfront and God's love on your family. I join the others in praying for you every 30 minutes.

Your family has touched my life in more than you will ever know as I fight my own battle with cancer. Meeting Brad the first year I taught high school to finding out I had cancer just a couple months after Brad found out about his cancer, his courage has given me strength in my time of need. I bow my head for your strength during your time and ask God to be close to your side.

Your faith, your love for each other and your fight to live is a witness to all. God bless you and know you are in God's healing hands.

Lynn said...

Even that is good news. We are checking updates and still praying.

Linda said...

Thank you Lisa for the updates. I am praying every moment I can. My heart is with you and your family...

Health at Home said...

You are touching lives in a profound way, Brad (and Jenny). I have looked at my children in a fresh way today, intensely aware that I am not guaranteed tomorrow and that each moment with them is a treasure.

Thank you for your relentless, inexhaustible and positive spirit. You have touched and blessed my life forever, and I am praising God for you and your sweet family.

Much love and unceasing prayers and boundless blessings from the Fagalas!! We believe in miracles!

Anonymous said...

"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Still praying and painting and praying and painting. You all are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
SECOC member