Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Thank you Beth for sharing from your heart and the inspiration of His message through you. I too believe that the Lord would have us surrender our all, daily. In light of these circumstances, I believe the POWER of His message is truly for all who read this, and beyond. Let Him begin by convicting our family of having our "hands too full" when He has much for us to do. Like the disciples, lets drop our nets, and follow... (BJ's family)

BJ's stats are encouraging - staying in the mid 80's and some low 90's, his blood pressure too is good. He opened one eye slowly for me this morning! That was very exciting. It's so very comforting to know he's aware, at some level.

Shelby and her parents came by to visit a few minutes ago. She is doing well, just had a check up and also taking time to visit some of the staff on this floor. She is such a doll!

Thank you again and again for your unceasing prayers. We give thanks and praise to Jesus for renewed strength.

BJ's mom

49 Comments:

At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord for improvements day to day!

 
At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise be to our Father for the calm of the day! May this time be a time of healing and rest for BJ and the family! Continuing in prayer!

 
At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD DEANNA!! I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND BJ AND KNOW THAT GOD HAS HIS HAND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.GOD IS JUST BEGINING TO DO A WONDERFUL WORK WITH YOUR FAMILY TO REACH OTHERS. LOOK WHAT HE HAS DONE SO FAR. THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATES AND SHARING. RC- INDIANAPOLIS

 
At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May all praises be given to our God and Father. Thank you, Lord, for the progress being made. We glorify you, Lord. I ask you, Jesus, to continue to blanket the Higgins' with peace and comfort and wisdom.

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger Mrs. Youmans said...

Praise Jesus! I know your heart just fluttered when BJ looked at you:) I hope you all have a restful day and a quiet evening. We are constantly praying for you - even on days when things are "quiet." We love you so much - Love,
Jes, Todd & Andrew Y.

 
At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One eye opened...isn't that awesome! Go BJ, go!

 
At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God!!! Sometimes when I read your postings, I get goosebumps, and thinking of how you felt when BJ opened his eye, I felt them again. We will keep praying for good news, and more goose bumps!

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PTL for the good progress of the day! We're praying for many more days of improvement. Great job God!

Prayers in Gray,Ga.

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing everything that your family is going through. We give our God all the praise and thanks. Thank you Jesus for a good day.

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

Father, we praise you for the progress today. Thank you for BJ being able to open his eyes. Thank you for that gift to mom and dad.

Father may you continue to keep your hand on BJ. May this be a calm day FILLED with progress, be they little steps or big.

Please allow healing in his body, allow his kidneys to function, keep the swelling down, and keep the fever and infection at bay.

Keep this family close to you. Bless Lauren and Whitney today. Father they need rest and reassurance as well. Help them as they try to attend classes, help them to keep their focus. Meet their needs today Father. Maybe they need a laugh, a hug, a good cry. Whatever it is today, God I ask that you would grant them that mercy.

Thank you for their testimony and faithfulness to you. Rest their fears and give them peace. Give them the strength needed to walk this road not only with BJ but with their parents.

Shower your blessings and care over the medical staff. Thank you for putting the right people there with this family. Everyone is in place according to YOUR PLAN. Thank you for their talents and skills. Thank you for their kindness with each family member.

Be with each family represented on this unit. Father we love the Higgins family and know that need, but here are others there that we do not know that need You today. Be with them.

Grant new mercies to Jayden's family. They have not been forgotten in their grief.

We love you, God. Thank you.

In Jesus name I have asked these things knowing that you hear me. Amen.

Debbie
Indy

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger Sheila said...

Have you heard the new Casting Crowns CD "Lifesong"? Listen to the second song...Praise Him in the storm...He "is" right there by your side...He holds every tear in His hand...He "is" God of all!

 
At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

October 1, is BJ sixteenth birthday. Why don’t we “bloggers” set a goal on that day BJ receives 1,000 birthday cards. The address we need to send it to is:

BJ Higgins
C/o PICU
St Vincent’s Hospital
2001 W86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Get your youth groups, families, senior adults group join us in
Project “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ.”
PS I think that day everyone should wear their “prayforbj.com” T-shirts.

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deanna,
Like others have stated, I get so excited because you are excited for that brief moment of "connection" with BJ. I realize there are probably times when you and Brent are really tired of posting blogs, or just don't have the energy or even know exactly what to say...so thank you for doing it anyway. Those of us who aren't in Indy feel connected to you. I really do appreciate this avenue for all of us to pray for all of you.
My prayer right now is that his stats continue to stay where they are and that God will remove the infection completely.
I always pray for God's grace and encouragement for your family.

Susie
Evansville

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger phil4yahshua said...

You are God and we praise You. You are Lord and we worship you. You are Almighty Father, All creation Worships you .....Oh Worship the King all Glorious above and gratefully we sing of His Power and His Love. How can anyone who is on this journey not be on their knees in thanksgiving? Heavenly Father, we thank you for your Grace, for answering the prayers of your Body. You ARE Able more than Able to to take our dear brother, BJ, and totally restore him. My eyes fill with tears as I see your Spirit watching over BJ, as well as Deanna, Brent, Lauren and Whitney. I see you protecting them from harm. Oh Lord God if it be your will continue BJ along this road of recovery. Amaze the doctors and nurses by bringing BJ back to us quickly.

I also pray for the not mentioned needs the family must be facing day to day. Show us how we can meet those meeds Lord. Until that day comes when BJ walks out of that hospital I pray you surround him and protect him. We take authority over any further attacks that they be blocked at the door. Might all the Higgins draw strength from a Loving God who will not allow them to endure more than they can bare. May they sense our love surround them & help bring them peace...In Jesus Name
Amen.....

Phil & Paula
Fishers

 
At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad that he is doing much better today! Thank you Jesus! Will be praying without ceasing! Have a wonderful day!

Linda Anderson
Willows, California

 
At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord - thank you for allowing BJ and his mother to "connect" this morning. What a blessing for her!

We will keep our eyes on You, and continue to ask You for intervention in his recovery. Please start those kidneys.

Bless the medical personnel...we continue to ask You to guide them.

Bill
Indy

 
At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God for even the small stuff! He is Awesome!

Utah

 
At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traduccion en espanol.
Spanish translation

Los numeros (medicos) so parecen merjo - quedando en las 80's y las 90's, su pression es bien tambien. BJ abri un ojo descpacio hoy para mi este manana! Estuve muy emocionado. ME da paz saber que en un nivel si esta alerto.

Los papas de SHelby y ella vinieron hoy para visitar. Ella esta bein, pero queria venir y hablar con nosotros y los doctores/enfermeras aqui.

Muchisimas gracias por continuar a orar. Damos gracias y honor a nuestro Jesus quien es nuestro fuerza.

La mama de BJ.

 
At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are continually praying for BJ. Thank you for the updates so we can know more specifically how to pray. Praying that he would shower you with His PEACE today!

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger LisaTeegarden said...

Thank you Jesus for some positive things today. Out hearts are warmed...and our prayers remain steadfast. Thank you that you are in control

Whitney...that writing was extra special today. Love you all muchly....Lisa (aunt)

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger LisaTeegarden said...

Thank you Jesus for some positive things today. Out hearts are warmed...and our prayers remain steadfast. Thank you that you are in control

Whitney...that writing was extra special today. Love you all muchly....Lisa (aunt)

 
At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to leave the house before your first post this morning so I was thrilled to come home and find good and positive news! Praise the Lord and thank you Jesus! It is funny how reading through the comments I have begun to feel connected to so many others who blog. Sometimes it is because I have prayed a similar prayer, or like your cousin Beth, I read Streams in the Desert and often pray for all of you as I am reading. So much good is already coming out of this time of trial. God is being glorified and we are experiencing unity in the Body of Christ. It is a privilage to continue praying for all of you. Thank you for sharing your hearts and lives with all of us. We are blessed indeed.

In His love,
Toodie
St. Charles MO

 
At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is so great. It is very refreshing to be able to see answers to prayer. We'll be praying for continued wisdom and guidance for the doctors and nurses.
May we all learn to turst Him more,
Kayla

 
At 1:54 PM, Blogger Christina said...

I love it when I can share your good news with my husband and children. We are perfect strangers, yet we feel led to pray for you all constantly. My little Ben prayed for BJ this evening and prayed that our Lord would make his "not sick anymore." Thank you for allowing us to grow and learn with you. BJ is continally in our prayers. Know that you are loved and supported in Latvia!

Christina

 
At 1:54 PM, Blogger Lynn Andrews said...

Hello BJ's Mom! So excited to hear you got that "wink" from BJ this morning! We celebrate and give thanks with you in each and every step forward! I was looking at some of BJ's pictures here the other day - what a handsome young man with the most beautiful smile, and those eyes - you can just see the light of the Spirit in them. I also saw a picture of you and BJ together on the website of FBC - it's nice to be able to put a face with the names when I talk to God!

Cousin Beth is right - I too am learning so much from this.

Praying everyday (several times a day) for BJ and all of you. Thank you for sharing your mother's heart!

Lynn Andrews
Macon, GA

 
At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! Thank you Lord for drawing us near in many ways. You are faithful, even we are not or even when we arejust plain tired. Help us to be like Abram when the Lord said "GO" and he just went, even though he didn't know where he was going. May it be credited to us on a daily basis.

We love you and continue to join you in lifting up our Lord, in Jesus' name.

The McMahans
Hudson, OH

 
At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What great news! Continued good SAT's and one eye opened. Somehow, I got the immediate mental picture that BJ's looking at Mom with one eye and God with the other. Rock on, BJ! All of you guys are in our prayers.

Nancy & Craig

 
At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that you're still on my heart and in my prayers. The Lord is Good!!!

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give God the glory for His mercy upon you. We are praying for you here and I'm sure that He that has started this will perfect his healing in your life. Amen.

Adebowale Ibtoye from, NIgeria

 
At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent and Deanna and Lauren and Whitney,
You are in my prayers every day and usually numerous times every day. Thank you for being such a positive witness to the love of Jesus and to the faith that helps us get through tough times in this life. Jeannine and I love you,
Steve

 
At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am blown away by God faithfulness and grace , but not only that by how you continueous lean on Him daily. BJ is in my prayers each day. May God continue to bless your family.

 
At 2:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying today.

This peace really does surpass all understanding. I pray that you all would feel it as we pray over you and BJ.

God Bless You All,
Charissa Six

 
At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

October 1, is BJ sixteenth birthday. Why don’t we “bloggers” set a goal on that day BJ receives 1,000 birthday cards. The address we need to send it to is:

BJ Higgins
C/o PICU
St Vincent’s Hospital
2001 W86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Get your youth groups, families, senior adults group join us in
Project “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ.”
PS I think that day everyone should wear their “prayforbj.com” T-shirts.

 
At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know God will reward your faithfulness and praise of him through this experience a thousnad times over

 
At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend Kelsey talked to me yesterday telling me that B.J. wasn't doing as well. It was so encouraging for me to get online today and see how the Lord pulled him through the night! I will pray that the Lord continues to strengthen his body to fight this infection, and that he will reveal what it is to the doctors so that they will know how best to treat it! Know that my family and I, and many others in Texas are praying for B.J. and his family!
Because Of Him,
Katie V.

 
At 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so thankful that BJ opened one eye for you today...what a blessing.

Phil. 1:6 "I am confident of this, that the One who began a good work in you will bring it to completion"

May the Lord continue to touch BJ and your family.

Youngstown,OH

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger Glenna said...

To Bj's mama, We have been praying for all of you. However, I fell the urgency to let you know that as I am alone in my truck with God, I put in my Natalie Grant CD and worship. You must know I could never understand the highs and lows you are experiencing yet, you must know that there is a song from Natalie "HELD". I feel you when I hear this song. I hope that on the lows you can cling to this for a bit more comfort. My heart just fluttered when I heard bj opened his eye to you. Praise the Lord!! Oh how that must have felt. I will continue to pray for all of you, bj, but especially for you, from mother to mother. All the strength you need I will be ferevently in prayer for you. God bless each moment. All my love, Glenna (dj's mama)

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Kaeli Cockrell said...

That is one of the best things that ive herd all day. Even though we wish we would never have to say it. Still praying.
Kaeli

 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for all you today. Praising God things are calming down. STAY STRONG.

IN HIM
Jonathan Haag

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger . said...

O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is your name in all the earth,
O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is your name in all the earth,
O Lord, we praise your name
O Lord, we magnify your name
Prince of Peace,
Mighty God,
O Lord God Almighty!

*****************

Still praying for BJ, Higgins family, and medical staff....

P.S. Brent, I assume Lauren knows Josh?

 
At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! Isn't he awesome! I know you can't wait for BJ to open both eyes and give you that cute grin he has. We continue to pray, stay strong! God Bless, Evelyn G. - Indy

 
At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, please accept our prayer for BJ's full recovery. May you cover over Him with your Love, give him the rest he needs and his family the encouragement they need. Thank you Lord for your goodness. In Jesus name we ask,

 
At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

October 1, is BJ sixteenth birthday. Why don’t we “bloggers” set a goal on that day BJ receives 1,000 birthday cards. The address we need to send it to is:

BJ Higgins
C/o PICU
St Vincent’s Hospital
2001 W86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Get your youth groups, families, senior adults group join us in
Project “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ.”
PS I think that day everyone should wear their “prayforbj.com” T-shirts.

 
At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 Tesaloniceni 5
16Bucuraţi-vă întotdeauna. 17Rugaţi-vă neîncetat. 18Mulţămiţi lui Dumnezeu pentru toate lucrurile; căci aceasta este voia lui Dumnezeu, în Hristos Isus, cu privire la voi.
Peter, Romania

 
At 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know we are thinking of all of you as we go about our day. I am glad BJ responded to you, Deanna. When they are so sedated like that, it is easy to lose touch with them. I read what your cousin Beth had written, pretty powerful. We struggle with that everyday in this household, surrending ourselves, giving up everything to God. That has been one of my constant prayers along with the healing of BJ. This blog site has been such a blessing, I thank you guys again for starting it. It is like a Bible Study & prayer meeting rolled into one. I pray you all are getting as much blessings from it as we are. It really is creating a unity and family of believers from across the world, pretty neat. Well, my quick note has turned into a long one, you can tell Scott is out of town, I don't have to worry about starting supper! Please take care of yourselves, we love you all and continue to pray for God's will.

Love, Nancy

 
At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ seems to be doing so good right now! I'm so overly excited! It is amazing to have watched BJ go through this....I am so happy that you could feel comforted from BJ opening his eye! That is so awesome! I will continue to pray for you guys!
Lots of love,
Lauren

Encintas, CA

 
At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for continued peace and strength for each of you. Lauren and Whitney ~ you are the best big sisters a 16 yr old brother could have! I am praying for lots of peace and comfort for each of you!!
Cheryl
Hilliard, OH

 
At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Father, God, for bringing/binding us together in ways that we don't need to understand. We look to you, as the Author and Finisher of our faith. We yield all to you, show us where to go, and what to say, we are your willing servants. Thank you for your Word, that we may build on our faith at anytime. Thank you for blessing all your children today. Thank you for an extra measure of your grace and healing touch to BJ today...(letting go, and letting God, in LV, NV.)

 
At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOLA BJ. SOY HIJO DE TITO SEVILLA SOLO QUIERO DECIRTE QUE TE QUIERO MUCHO Y QUE TE RECUPERES PRONTO. TU AMIGO DANIEL

 

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