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3253 - sandra s. brooks
Sunday, August 19, 2007 20:38
dear lynette, james and sydney, i have been forwarding all your updates to my church prayer group and we all feel like you are our best friends, and we continue to keep you guys in our prayers daily. you guys have faced more than most people face in a lifetime and with such faith and trust. sydney continues to be an example of courage and perseverance and those are two characteristics that i deeply admire, and i have learned there true definition through her. lynette and james remember that you have so many people standing in the gap for you in prayer and love, so just keep resting in the arms of Jesus and he will keep gathering people to lift you up. love from OKC
3252 - Catherine G.
Sunday, August 19, 2007 20:32
I was at church this morning and the priest was saying that in order to really follow Jesus --and not just be a fan of his,but a real follower -- you have to have conviction, courage and testing. I thought of you immediately. You have all three, but most of all courage to continue so faithfully to trust in God's will. I admire your strength and courage so much. You truly are an inspiration to me and so many others with your conviction. I will continue to pray for you, Sydney and all of your family and friends.
3251 - Linda Grant
Sunday, August 19, 2007 20:16
I am a teacher friend of Becky's. We are starting back to school tomorrow and I am sad that Becky won't be there. When I heard the news, however, I was grateful that she was able to resign and be close to her family. Family has to come first. I have followed your website and continue to pray for a miracle for Sydney. I marvel at your faith.... the faith of Job. My son was born with spina bifida and had 30 surgeries growing up. He now is 27 (this week) and just moved to his first apartment. Miracles do happen! I will continue to pray for one for you. Please give Aunt Becky a big hug. I hope that I can see her again to give her one for myself. I will miss her this year; we shared a common bond, I think, for our students.
3250 - susan & steve esco
Sunday, August 19, 2007 09:21
Last night Steve and I read James' entry from the 17th. Our hearts are aching and yet we stand with you with hearts of hope and agreement that God will and has restored Sydney. I looked at my Streams in the Desert (Aug.17th entry) knowing Lynette has read it often. It begins, "I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me."(Acts 27:25) Then she tells the sory of George Mueller... We are among the large audience of believers who are before the throne speaking your names to our King...We believe the fog is lifting!
Love you all! Susan & Steve
3249 - The Millers
Saturday, August 18, 2007 23:57
I am comforted by these encouraging words from Charles Stanley, "No problem is outside his love, wisdom, or sovereignty. God understands the present state of your life and you can rest in his sufficiency and sovereignty." We are praying for you and your family fervently! We love you and sweet Sydney. I have faith that God will restore her. Much love, Julie
3248 - Catherine G.
Saturday, August 18, 2007 20:45
Hi Lynette and Sydney,
I just wanted to let you know that we are still praying very, very, very hard for you both. I hope you are okay today. Love and peace, Catherine
3247 - sara fry
Saturday, August 18, 2007 17:53
We are still here praying, hurting and hoping along with you. It has been a long struggle and I know you are growing weary. Thank you to James for voicing his prayer to God reflecting how we all feel at times. It is difficult to bow the knee to God's will but we believe He is in charge. I pray for a speedy resolution to Sydney's illness--whatever His will is. May the God of mercy and healing show his face to you daily.
3246 - Wendy Howard
Saturday, August 18, 2007 17:17
My heart ached last night as I read James' update. Our hearts are pouring out in petitition for supernatural strength for you to persevere. As I prayed with my dear friend, Wendy, here in Florida, the Lord impressed 2 verses upon us:
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Isn't that amazing--we can be filled with joy and peace when we BELIEVE that we can ABOUND with HOPE during a time such as this--I was lifted powerfully by that truth and pray you will be, too!
and Hebrews 6:19:
"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast . . . ."
An anchor in our raging storm. I picture Peter walking on the water with his eyes directly on Christ. Only when he turns to look at the storm around him does he start to sink. Keep your eyes straight ahead on your Savior and walk on that water, dear friend!
3245 - The Stones
Saturday, August 18, 2007 17:14
I was doing my devotional a couple of days ago and when I read something, it made me think of your family. "It requires much more courage to stand and wait and still not lose heart or lose hope, to submit to the will of God, to give up opportunities for work and leave honors to others, and to be quiet, confident and rejoicing while the busy multitude goes happily along their way." I am praying specifically for courage and strength--not just for Sydney, but you and James also. Please know that while our lives are moving at a completely different pace that yours---we never lose thought of your sweet family and the challenges you face. Remeber His will is perfect and we will pray you can keep that thought above all others. Thank you for keeping us informed--it is an honor to pray for you all.
3244 - Mary Lamar
Saturday, August 18, 2007 10:34
Dear Lynette and James,
We lift your family up in prayer daily and thank Him for the privilege of knowing your family. I have no idea if you can feel the prayers of all who love Sydney - and your family - but please know that so many are praying with you and for you. Your witness to all of us is amazing... You're a perfect example of Isaiah 26:3.
"He will keep in perfect peace all who trust in Him, whose thoughts turn often to the LORD!"
We love you,
Mary and Alex Lamar
3243 - Cindy Hering
Saturday, August 18, 2007 07:59
I continue to pray for Sydney. I also wanted to share my daughter's experience with you. I pray it gives you some peace. Samantha had a tube down her throat, going to the stomache. During that time, she didn't move a muscle. She too seemed to be incontinent. Samantha was tuned out of what was going on around her and made no attempts to communicate. When the tube came out, Samantha was alert and not incontinent, but still didn't want to communicate with others. A child psychologist visited her a couple of times each day, but Samantha would not even give her eye contact. Within three days, however, she spoke freely. Samantha said she didn't want to move because it made the tube hurt her, and she didn't talk when the tube came out because her throat was still hurting. Samantha said she didn't want to look at people because then they would want her to talk. I pray Sydney reports the same when her tube comes out. Kids figure out what works for them:)
3242 - Sencie (http://servingtheking.net/dasblogce/default.aspx)
Saturday, August 18, 2007 00:44
It's so heartbreaking to hear how much Sydney and you (her family) are going through, but you are strong! Of course you have moments of weakness, but the Lord is right there lifting you back up!! I know He is there always walking through this with you. His heart is full of compassion and mercy for Sydney and all of you!!
Sometimes I wish we could see into the spirit realm to see the warfare going on. I think there are many times we are about to give up and if we could just see that the battle is almost won it would renew our strength! We can never give up!! Whether we need to fight many more battles or give the enemy one final blow, we have to stay strong. The victory will come!!! The enemy is defeated and the Lord will get all the GLORY!!!
As you continues to fight for Sydney's life, for her healing, I too will continue that battle with you. And oh how sweet the rejoicing will be the day we get the news she's completely healed!!!
Pslams 27:14 is a scripture I'm hanging onto right now for a battle I'm fighting in my own life.
"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the Lord."
I love you and I'm standing with you, waiting on the Lord! He will not fail us!!!
Father, fill Sydney and her family with your supernatural peace. Renew and refresh them with your rest. Surround them with joy that their strength will be renewed. Let them see that the victory is near!! Father we've asked you to heal Sydney with your mighty power and we've seen so many battles won. Fill our hearts with hope and faith. Father I ask that you give Sydney and her family a miracle... that the entire hospital staff will see... that many will come to know you as Lord because they see your power in Sydney's life. God, we thank you for Sydney's life!! We thank you for your mercy, compassion, and healing power. We know you're stronger than any enemy we'll ever face. Nothing can stand against you!! Even as we stare the enemy in the face, we know You will prevail!!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! In Jesus might name!!!
Lynette sweetie, God sees how weary you get some days and He understands. He loves you so much!! He's always there with you. He's never left your side. He is your strength and your peace. Let Him carry the load and just rest in His arms. His mercy and glory are hoovering over you and Sydney. Victory is near!!!
3241 - Katherine Cosimano
Friday, August 17, 2007 23:19
Dear James and Lynette,
I just wanted to let you know that I am continuing to pray for Sydney and your family faithfully. I wish I had words of comfort. I just know that there are so many who care about you.
3240 - Holly Podkowa
Friday, August 17, 2007 23:14
Sydney, you are swaddled in the love of so many, near and far, but above all in God's love. Rest well in His protection as you regain your health and strength. And remember: your platypuses love to hear you giggle--it makes them purple-y-er!
3239 - Marea and Judd Jones
Friday, August 17, 2007 16:44
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We know that the Lord will give you and Sydney the strength you need. Marea and Judd Jones
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