Sunday, September 11, 2005

Bj had a restful night. His Cvvh machine (pulls impurities out of the blood) clotted off 3 times. It is uncertain what they are going to do about that right now. They have not restarted it again. Consequently, his swelling will increase.

I met the vascular surgeon who will mend Beej's veins when the canulas are removed. It cannot be done yet as he cannot have Heprin for a couple more days (due to the chest procedure and potential bleeding). He said the surgery to repair his vein works about 50% of the time, and clotting will be a concern.

His numbers remain stable and we are so very grateful!

Have a blessed service...lift your hands to the Lord with Thanksgiving for his miracles!!


At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you this morning!

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lifting you up.

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to check before I headed out to worship. I will continue to bring you all before the throne of grace. God has continuously shown us all His mercy and grace.

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! God just continues to show his glory! I'm so thankful BJ had a restful night. I pray that you his family can find rest as well, in Him. I know you all must be physically and emotionally spent but the Lord will continue to carry you. We all love you and will keep on praying! Kirk, Kim, Kyle and Kaleb (Carmel, IN)

At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will be praying at service this morning.

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Jane Dickerson said...

Continuing to pray and praise God with you for His mercy and grace and continuing presence in your lives. What a testimony you family has been to so many of how to face adversity with total commitment to God trusting in His will and sovereignty, resting in His grace. I continue to claim Psalm 118:17 for BJ "I will not die but live, and proclaim what the Lord as done."

Jane Dickeson - Deer Park, TX

At 8:44 AM, Blogger Jeannie Hilfiker said...

Father hear our cries, heal your servent BJ. Give rest to Brent,Deanna,Whitney,& Lauren.
John & Jeannie
Indpls., IN

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We still continue to pray for BJ and his wonderful Family.
Randie Case Yukon,Oklahoma

At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank the Lord for rest! We hope you are getting some, as well. We will rejoice in His Goodness, Sing His Praises and Lift up our Hands in Thanksgiving and Praise in service this morning.......but we will be envisioning you, Mom and Dad, up there in front of us leading the Praise Team in musical worship!

John, Jamie, Corrie and Ellie Fillio
Indianapolis, Indiana

At 8:50 AM, Blogger phil4yahshua said...

18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that[i] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

More Than Conquerors
28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,[j] who[k] have been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."[l] 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[m] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Of this I am certain......the Hand of Our God is very present and guiding the doctors tending BJ. There are NO surprises with God. His plan for BJ remains!!!! Take your strength from these scriptures and while we go to worship this morning our every thought and every prayer will be for BJ's total and complete restoration. We LOVE you!!!
The Ackermans.......Fishers, Indiana

At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God be with you this morning! I'll be praying!

Tara (Liberty MO)

At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a parent, I can not imagine the pain that is in your heart for your son BJ but I know that God will supply all of your needs. So thankful for a good night's rest and we will continue to lift BJ up in prayer for more miracles to occur as he goes through each new process to recovery. Keep the faith and be encouraged. Our Lord is in control and it amazes me how He has shown His glory over and over. What a witness to the medical staff. Take care and God Bless you and your family in a mighty way.
Our love and prayers,
Glen and Jean Peters in Santa Claus, Indiana

At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys this morning.

Jonathan Haag

At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus for your protection over BJ...We ask your continued blessings to pour over your child....We are given strength through you...we praise your name on high and higher and higher..Father we ask for your arms to be felt by this entire family,comfort and keep them.
We love you,
Lora J @cobytown

At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we wil continue to pray for bj!
Mandy Carpenter
Bixby, OK

At 9:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE are thanking GOd for a the restful night He has provided. Continuing to give praise and thanksgiving.
Glen Carbon, IL

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Christina said...

Our service is over and we have and will continue to pray for you all. We praise the Lord for providing thus far. We cannot stop now. BJ has come so far. God is awesome.

We will pray specifically that BJ's blood clotting (not to) and for the swelling to be minimal. Do not give up hope. Keep us posted.

Thinking of you,


At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our congregation is lifing up you and your family

At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying in Kosciusko, Mississippi for you all!

At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear BJ and his family,
My name is Tara Ryan. I am a friend of Ashley Reagan's sister. I am a Freshman at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. I just wanted you to know that Emily Reagan and I have made efforts to post information about BJ's condition around the campus. People have already spread the word to pray for BJ. We know that you dont know us, but we are on bended knees for you. I have no doubt that the Lord is bigger than this and His will will be done. BJ is blessed beyond measure to have a family that gives praise to the Father even through the darkness. Continue to hold steadfast to the Word of God and we will continue to steadfastly pray for BJ here at OBU. MAY GOD BLESS YOU!

At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still praying! I love you Beej! Don't give up! The Lord has enabled you to fight this thing...keep fighting!


At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also just checking in before we leave for Sunday morning worship with Harvest Bible Church in Rolling Meadows, IL - we will continue to pray & ask the church to as well!

May God give you all a few quiet naps today.

The McMahans
Hudson, OH

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Nancy Post said...

Praying for wisdom for the Drs and a miracle from God.
Still pryaing.
Tulsa, OK

At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying for BJ... and for you, his family. I've spent my share of time in hospitals and they are no fun. May God shine so bright in the wing of the hospital that you are in that even the nurses and doctors have to wear sunglasses :) God is working... even when it's hard to see.
Emmy Lou Harris... Lincoln, NE

At 10:23 AM, Blogger laura said...

We are still praying and will continue to pray in bakersfield, california. We will make sure and lift him up this morning in our worship service. God bless all of you.


At 10:38 AM, Blogger Nicia said...

This morning BJ and your family were spoken of in a sermon I preached on wisdom. Working from James I shared of the need for wisdom in those painful moments.

The brothers and sisters of La Fuente and Torre Fuerte churches of Guayaquil, Ecuador will continue praying for you all.

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isaiah 40:28-31
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.

Praying for you & BJ.
Indianapolis, IN

At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you here at Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City, MO.

At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am always so encouraged by your positive and worshipful attitudes! My friends and I will continue to pray for BJ and thank God for what He has already done.
Mary in ATL,GA

At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Lincoln NE....God is good all the time. All the time God is good. To know He knows us best ~ wow, how awesome is He. I continue to keep BJ in my prayers knowing our Father is holding him close and all of you too.

I went to our bookstore last night..found "Don't Waste Your Life." Thanks, BJ...without you I might now have found it.

At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our God is an awesome God! May he be with you today!

At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been following BJ's progress and praying for you all for about a month now. Trusting that God's glory is BJ's greatest good, hoping for healing and full recovery. It is wonderful to see God's thumbprints all over your lives. Thanks for the updates. Shelley Placentia, CA

At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of our favorite refrains from our weekly hymns, is "Our God is awesome God". Our thoughts and prayers are with BJ and your family daily. Hold onto your faith...

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Ashley Reagan said...

I'm praying for you all today. Keep looking up.

Ashley Dawn (peru 04)
Bixby, Oklahoma

At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello from Haiti!

We on the MercyMe boards are remembering and praying. Hiya from the mission field BJ, keep at it!

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We prayed for BJ in church this morning, and I continue to keep he and his family in my prayers.

Christa - Ewing, MO

At 12:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you today!

Karen in NC

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just keep remembering God's love for your son and your family as you go through this trial. I am praying for you all, for BJ's healing if it is God's will, and for your peace as you await the outcome.
This was my devotional verse a week ago, and I'd like to leave it with you.

Romans 9:35-39 35 "Can anything seperate us from the love Christ has for us? Can troubles or problems or suffering or hunger or nakedness or danger or violent death?
36 "As it is written in the scriptures: For you we are in danger of death all the time....
37 But in all these thnigs we have full VICTORY through GOD who showed his love for us.
38 "Yes I am sure that neither death, no life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers,
39 nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else the whole wrld will ever be able to seperate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Be assured that BJ is in the hands of our Almighty God. Keep praying, keep your spirits up, and know that no matter what happens, you have people who love you and are praying for BJ.
May God bless you and keep you.

-Nova Scotia, Canada

At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faith is a wonderful gift our Father has given us. We are praying for your family.

Karla Frei & Family

At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will be praying today - and everyday!

Indianapolis, IN

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend is one of the nurses caring for BJ and she emailed and asked me to pray. I have passed your prayer onto my entire congregation here in Michigan. Please know that BJ is an inspiration to us all here in Michigan and I follow his website daily. Please know you are in a lot of prayers up north.

At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marcie Hanchett from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

I am praying for BJ and his family and doctors. I pray that God continues to heal BJ, gives his family strength and guides the doctors to make all the right decisions for BJ's recovery. God is great! It sounds like BJ is a great person too! How old is BJ??? I will continue to pray for a full recovery for BJ. All my love! Marcie

At 3:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ is on my prayer list. I try to stop in each busy day to share my prayers in a special way for him with God about BJ.
We always seem to want a "quick" fix to everything, but God knows best and sometimes asks us to accept his will in a patient manner.
I am sure God is carrying BJ in his loving arms as he recovers.

At 3:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ is on my prayer list. So are you, his loving family.
Mary Snow, Three Rivers, Mi


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