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Sunday, September 11, 2005

More of the same---and worse!

Just a quick note. Evan has had many more outbursts today. While he used to only have them only at home, he is now exposing the world to them. He has been saying some crazy things. He's been so angry, hitting and trying to hurt our feelings. He says we aren't his parents. Tonight, he had an episode where he couldn't remember our names,our dog or our address and phone number (which he's known since he was 3). This is so scary!

Please keep on praying. I am so grateful our church is beginning 40 days of prayer together. Our family has really been on our knees together. Drew is having a hard time understanding why "God would do this to us." He is really struggling. Please remember him in your prayers as well.


At 9/12/2005 8:10 AM, Blogger Steve said...

Please know that you are all in our prayers. Reading what has been going on, I can really feel the frustration and anxiety that I know you guys are feeling. This morning your verse of the day said "Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!" How well we know that it is hard to rejoice always, but God certainly knew that would be the case, maybe that is why he caused Paul to repeat the directive.

At 9/12/2005 8:53 AM, Anonymous Jan said...

Sorry this is sort of long...but I just wanted to share this mornings devotional from Oswald Chambers with you.

I feel the same as Drew in saying "Why would God do this to us?" Sometimes I feel that way with what we are going through right now and as I read your post I think the same about your family. Although we may not understand I know we still have to keep the faith. At times like these it's easy to say but hard to do. Please know that we are praying for your family everyday. Jan

September 12, 2005


Ye know not what ye ask.

Matthew 20:22

There are times in spiritual life when there is confusion, and it is
no way out to say that there ought not to be confusion. It is not a
question of right and wrong, but a question of God taking you by a
way which in the meantime you do not under stand, and it is only by
going through the confusion that you will get at what God wants.

The Shrouding of His Friendship. Luke 11:5-8. Jesus gave the
illustration of the man who looked as if he did not care for his
friend, and He said that that is how the Heavenly Father will appear
to you at times. You will think He is an unkind friend, but remember
He is not; the time will come when everything will be explained.
There is a cloud on the friendship of the heart, and often even love
itself has to wait in pain and tears for the blessing of fuller
communion. When God looks completely shrouded, will you hang on in
confidence in Him?

The Shadow on His Fatherhood. Luke 11:11-13. Jesus says there are
times when your Father will appear as if He were an unnatural father,
as if He were callous and indifferent, but remember He is not; I have
told you - "Everyone that asketh receiveth." If there is a shadow on
the face of the Father just now, hang onto it that He will ultimately
give His clear revealing and justify Himself in all that He

The Strangeness of His Faithfulness. Luke 18:1-8. "When the Son of
Man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?" Will He find the faith
which banks on Him in spite of the confusion? Stand off in faith
believing that what Jesus said is true, though in the meantime you do
not under stand what God is doing. He has bigger issues at stake than
the particular things you ask.


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