Sunday, January 25, 2009

I am loving the colder weather today. I know that some around me do not share my opinion but I am one who believes that it should be cold in the winter. I liked it so much that I didn't even put on a coat or wear any shoes when I went outside (probably not the brightest move being that I am recovering from a cold) but I wanted to FEEL the cold air. It was breathtaking and wonderful. As a Houstonian, I do not always get my way...but I got it today...so I am thankful for this cold Sunday.

Sorry about the long delay between posting this time. I am finally starting to feel better...I think I am about to get over this nasty cold. :)

Brad has been having a good weekend. I continue to be encouraged by the fact that he is needing almost no "extra" medication. He has only needed morphene just a couple of times in the last 9 days. Three weeks ago he was needing morphene numerous times daily. That improvement alone is so encouraging.

Sleep has been coming more consistently...a huge blessing. As Brad has started to recover from the respiratory infection, he has had fewer and fewer coughing attacks. This is one of the most welcomed changes because the coughing attacks often leave him breathless and needing morphene.

This afternoon we were blessed by having our life group and our church praise team come join us for worship in our home again. The singing during these gathering has been our favorite part of worship and it has always been great....but today....WOW! It was AMAZING to have such a wonderful group of singers circled up in such a small space. Brad turned to me afterwards and told me how much it reminded him of devo singing with the AFC. It was so powerful and so uplifting. Words cannot express how greatly we appreciate the sacrifices that are made by others so that we can be a part of worship together with our friends and family. It has meant so much to us both and has truly been the highlight of our week.

I continue to be amazed at the wonderful works that God is performing in our life. Brad continues to improve with each day and I am excited to think about how well he will be doing by this time next week.

Trust-In HIS Timing
Rely-On HIS Promises
Wait-for HIS Answers
Believe-in HIS Miracles
Rejoice-in HIS Goodness
Relax-in HIS Presence

Come Near To God & He will come near to you.
James 4:8

(we received this on a card recently....I like it so much...I decided to share it)

19 comments:

Angie said...

AMEN!

Nellie said...

Glad you are feeling better, Jenny! And, of course, it is wonderful to read of Brad's improvement. We continue to pray for complete healing and that each day brings more and more improvement. Love you all!

Anonymous said...

Let God's blessings be heard and felt. He is so good. I am so happy for all of you. My prayers will continue for thankfulness of all the good things and for continued healing from the Almighty - until Brad is given that clean bill of health!!! Jenny, glad to hear you are feeling better. I hope all of you have a wonderful week. Much heart felt love sent your way. - Jennifer G.

Renee said...

We give thanks to the Lord and continue to pray for health renewed.


Praying without waiver.

Lynn said...

Soldiers of Christ ARISE! God is good and blessing the life of the Wims family in ways they can't even realize in their exhaustion. Prayers are so powerful and I think now I realize it more than ever after reading your blog. You guys are something else....what a family.

HeatherJ said...

It's wonderful to hear how Brad is improving each day. And great that you are feeling better from your cold. I'm trying to get rid of one myself.
I am very happy to send cold weather from Sweden in exchange for some warm Texas weather.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news. Our prayers continue. Nancy Williams, Charlotte

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

So happy to hear the positive report. What a great way to start the week. Glad you are both feeling better. Thank you God! We are still praying praying praying.

Matt

da momma said...

i love the cold too! Thank you for the update. I wish I could be there on Sundays to listen to the singing. I miss the AFC devos!! What a neat time for your kids to witness....Praying all the time, whit

Sarah said...

We're so grateful for good news! I'm glad that you are feeling better too! We'll keep praying for God's gradual miracles! love you guys!-s

Ryon and Rachel said...

I am so thankful to our Almighy God for the blessings and the healing that we have seen in Brad's life. I praise Him for the allowing me to witness Him at work!!! I am continuing to lift all of you up in prayer and thanksgiving to our Father, Healer, Lord, and Savior!!!

Anonymous said...

Jenny, so happy that you are feeling better. Also, Brad, so pleaed to hear of your improvemet. We are continuing to pray for complete healing. Love all of you. Pat G.

Ashley said...

Im glad you are feeling better and Im so happy Brad is doing so well!! Ill keep the prayers up!!

Anonymous said...

Jenny and Brad,

I got this quote on my daily thought and thought of you and your families. I am so glad to hear that Brad is doing better and that you are well!! Keep lifting each other up to God! May he continue to be with you and bless you!
Love,
Regina Sugg

"Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger people! Do not pray
for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come
to you by the grace of God."
By: Phillips Brooks

Lisa said...

J - I'm so glad you're feeling better and am praising God for Brad's continued improvement. You are teaching so many people about waiting on God's perfect timing. Keep the faith.

Jean Cates said...

Thank you, Jenny for the update.It is truly encouraging!! So glad you are feeling better. I become uneasy when too many days elapse between your entries. Do take very good care of yourself as well as Brad. Who else on this planet could keep all those pills straight?
Prayers and Blessings,
Great Aunt Jean

sarahdawn said...

Praise God for his merciful healing. We've been fighting a nasty cold here as well and it is such welcome releif when it gets better. I am so encouraged by Brad's improvements. The Ladies' Class on Wed. mornings here has me update them every week. I can't wait to let them know how well you are both doing! Praying daily......

Shawna - Round Rock, Texas said...

We are still praying for you in Round Rock, Texas. We, too, have been following your blog and are so glad to hear that you have all been feeling better. May God continue to bless your family with continued healing!

Trent and Kaylynn said...

Great news! Have you heard of The Gerson Institute? www.gerson.org
I heard about it today through a friend!

Kaylynn & Trent Wolfford