Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Skylar and Fasting
My little cousin, Skylar (age 4), fell off the monkey bars yesterday and broke her arm really bad...a complete break. It was pretty bad. They drove her to the ER in one town where they couldn't reach the surgeon on call. They were going to take her to a children's hospital in another city (about an hour away), but were told by them to go home and come this morning (wha??). They ended up going to yet another hospital in a different city (also about an hour away) by ambulance. By the time they got there, they could no longer find a pulse in that arm. She was rushed to surgery with the very real possibility of amputation. It was a VERY scary time.
We are praising Jesus today that once they got in and got her arm set, the pulse returned...no amputation required. Thank God!! I think all of the family (and friends) are still just on cloud 9 with all the relief we felt.
She is recovering in the hospital now. I don't know lots of details...just that her arm has pins in it and she will be staying 1-2 days there in the hospital. Please be praying for her and for her family. We are so, so thankful that God spared this sweet little girl's arm!! And we pray she has a simple, uncomplicated recovery.
Now on to the fasting topic...
Since I have had that 6 year stint of being pregnant, nursing, or both, I have not done a complete fast since then. Wow...that's a long time. There are several reasons that I feel led to fast right now and I'm really excited about what God is going to do through it. Good things always happen when we really get in a desperate, humble place with God.
If you are new to fasting, here is a great article with great information about it. God told us to do it...I think that means we are supposed to do it. There are many different ways to fast...check out the article or do a google search yourself. Fasting is very powerful...I encourage you to ask God what He would have you do about fasting.
I'm telling you this because I am going to be unavailable for a few days. If you need to get in touch with me, just email Joel (our contact info. is available at our website; link at right, in the first paragraph of the sidebar)...I won't be available on the computer.
Signing off. Have a great few days. And remember, keep Skylar and her family in your prayers. Thank you, Jesus, for hearing our cries concerning that sweet little girl.
Sweet Skylar meeting Cass.
Belly laughing with Grady at a basketball game.
The whole gang. Skylar (in pink) playing with us at our little house in the states with her big sister, Kiley (in purple and pigtails) and little brother, Shane (in blue).