Monday, April 6, 2009

Esther Travis Update & Salad Plates

PRAISE GOD!! He is good, all the time! Here is the latest update from the Travis family:

BIG NEWS! I have been holding on to it for a couple days to make sure it is true. ESTHER HAS FOOLED THE MEDICAL PROFESSION FOR THE SECOND TIME!!!!!!! This time last year she was in ICU dying of Liver failure, a week later she walked away recovered, this year Kidney failure with hours left to live and a week later she has recovered! The radiation they are zapping this big tumor with will end Friday. It will be two weeks until they will rescan. Lord willing we will resume the Philly clinical trial we were working on. Due to the amount of tumor I don't think they expect us to get there, we'll see. All things are possible with God.
In His Hands, Jennifer

Now that I have that awesome, awesome praise out. A few other things. Thank you to all who have been praying for my grandfather in Mexico. Please don't stop. For those who don't know. My grandpa who lives in Mexico had an aneurysm and stroke last week at his home in Mexico. As of the last update I heard, he was trying to speak and moving his left leg. Praise God for His grace and mercy!!

House update: sheetrock is up everywhere but the bathroom! We have chosen colors for every room except for the living room. I told Vaughn I was going to mix all the leftovers from the other rooms together and use whatever I get...hehehe, I don't think he was too thrilled about that idea. We are still trying to find like-new quality, used black appliances for the kitchen (stove, fridge, dishwasher), a brown sectional sofa for the living room and a queen or king sized bed if anyone comes across some at a used furniture store or a rockin yard sale.

While we're talking about yard sales, keep your eyes peeled. When I last ate at Montana Mike's, I fell in love with their salad plates. They're pretty simple actually, just a square metal plate, kinda rounded on the bottom. Anyway, I have looked all over the internet and CANNOT find them...ANYWHERE. So please, if you come across these illusive metal plates, please give me a shout. I will be your best friend forever!!

Now last, and probably most important: God has laid this passage of scripture on my heart today:

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

God's will for us is to rejoice, pray and give thanks. He loves us and wants more than anything for us to be happy. This world is corrupt and in it, there will be strife, pain and sadness, but in Him, in His loving arms we can find peace, rest and joy. So today will you take the time to rejoice, pray and give thanks?

If I can pray for you, please let me know!

1 comment:

Sandi C said...

Sounds like the house is coming along~ tell your man to hurry up and get the texture up and well come paintin!!! I am sooo glad Ester is doing so well! Praise the Lord! I hope you are feeling better today!
See ya tomorrow night!