Thursday, January 27, 2011

Another big day...

Today I am enjoying having a "guest blogger" on my site. She is a very special young lady and she has lots of good things to say. :o) 
Please welcome Miss Ella Mae McPherson:

i had a great day at children's. keep praying for me. i was great.

Reprogramming her shunt...

My girl...

Snuggling with daddy...

Waking up! All done...
 As my guest blogger stated above...the day went really well! 

We are very thankful, yet again, for the Lord's goodness displayed
-in our little girl...
-in the doctors & nurses at Children's...
-in His grace for another day to enjoy together as a family...
-in His continued guidance & wisdom in every circumstance...
-in the prayers of His church that sustain & encourage all of our hearts.

The day included MRI with sedation (to check her spine & brain), xrays, talks with her neurosurgeon, spina bifida specialist, and orthopedist.  It was full. It was heavy. It always is. 

And it was good. No news that we weren't expecting. No devastating diagnosis.
But it was still hard. Still challenges. Still tough to see our little girl dealing with these things.

And yet we are thankful, encouraged and blessed. So thank you for your prayers dear ones...we are so very grateful. 

And in Ella's words:
"keep praying for me."

(all pictures, decorations, colors and "fancy stuff" were picked especially by today's guest blogger, Miss Ella Mae. "It is so much prettier now Mom".)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Some encouraging words...

I am thankful for another wave of grace today...every day. 
And I am incredibly thankful for the sacrifice of the cross...on my behalf. 
Not for anything I have done.
Simply grace. 

These words washed over me today as I sat and watched a video of hymns with my kids. It's good theology to fill their minds with at this young age. And it's good for mine as well. 

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh! precious is the flow

That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

(words found here...words & music by Robert Lowry, 1876)

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year from our home to yours...

As I do every year, I'll be setting some goals for soul.
It is always good for me...refreshing, redirecting, refocusing. Exactly what I need!

Blessings to you all...may the Gospel transform you this year and may you rest in the unfailing love of the Savior!