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2743 - Anna Armstrong
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 11:17

Dear Lynette,
You are a strong woman and Sydney is a strong little girl! I can not imagine how you and James and Sydney are holding up. It is evident to see that God is carrying you all through this storm and giving you the strength to persevere. I know there is going to be a BRIGHT light at the end of this long, dark tunnel. You and your family are in my prayers each day. Continue to stay strong and rest in the arms of the Lord.
Much love,

2742 - Lamar
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 11:05

David and I are praying for Sydney and all of you daily. We love all of you so much!

Lamar and David

2741 - nancy heffner
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 10:55

Dear Lynette and family, we have been praying for precious Sydney and for you all. "Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation." Psalm 68:19 We are beyond thankful to God for the news from yesterday that Sydney was better. we pray for His strength for all of you, for Sydney to keep her God-given spark and zeal. We praise God for His great mercies and that His steadfast Love never ceases. We are blessed by your faithfulness to cry out to Him and trust in Him, and for being honest in your journey and letting us know how we can pray. we love you. Our hearts ache with you and rejoice with you. "The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him. The Lord is the strength of His people, He is the saving refuge of His annointed. O save thy people, and bless thy heritage; be thou their Shepherd, and carry them forever." Psalm 28:7-9 " May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Hopy Spirit you may abound in hope." Romans 15:13 love, nancy

2740 - Mindy Butler
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 10:53

I am a friend of Susan Esco's and have been praying for your family for many months. I, too, have a daughter named Sydney and when I read about your Sydney, I am greatly moved. I love and continue to think of you and pray for you often. God is moving in the heavenlies on your behalf especially and it is a privilege to join with the saints and see God's provisions. He is good...all the time. Interceding joyfully, Mindy

2739 - Cherryl Makatura
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 10:15

We keep praying - we obey Jesus' words in Luke 18:1 to keep praying and not lose heart. We will continue to pray for healing for Syndey, rest for Lynette and super natural grace for each one of you. Thank you for sharing with us.

2738 - debi meyers
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 10:01

lynette and james, i am a friend of susan and steve escos in okc. i know marcy and grant but not well. i had cancer too, but have been cancer free for a year now. a roller coaster is the only way to describe it. i see that you all too have been strengthened by god in a way you never thought imaginable, into a journey you could not have imagined! many days are spent at my computer screen in tears and prayer for your precious sydney and you two as well! it is my privilege and honor and i will continue to pray and praise god on your behalf! thank you. debi meyers

2737 - Molly (Franklin) Wright
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 09:50

Hi Lynette,
I've been sitting here trying to think of some great words of encouragement but it has just made me realize that lately when I need encouragement, I've been turning to the updates from you and James! I have written down a couple of bible versus from your updates that I have pinned up by my computer and one in particular I try to keep in mind all day is Proverbs 3:5-6 GǣTrust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.Gǥ I all of a sudden feel very selfish for turning to you for strength in my own life, especially when my challenges are so tiny compared to Sydney's, but I hope you realize how powerful your messages are and the affect your faith has had on all those following Sydney's illness. I predict, and hope, one day your messages of faith will reach and affect the lives of millions of people!

My family has been continually praying for Sydney, you, James and the boys and you are all constantly in our thoughts. I pray that Sydney is healed, that the pain rapidly diminishes, that her body continues to fight back and regain strength and that she continues to endure the battle inside her. I pray that you and James continue to have faith and be blessed with the supernatural mental and physical strength you've been surviving by month after month. The words of encouragement that keep coming into my mind is something my dad always said G GǣKeep fighting the good fight!Gǥ -- and that definitely seems appropriate right now! You are an amazing family and I hope to see you all together in Dallas one day very soon. Much love, Molly

2736 - Neatice Warner
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 09:37

"May the God of peace be with you." Romans 15:33

2735 - Dee Ann Payne
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 09:07

Dear James and Lynette-
Many prayers this morning for Sydney to have a good day. I hope her body can rest and renewal will begin today. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. love, Dee Ann

2734 - Cindi Rapp
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 09:07

Your sweet friend Susan Esco alerted many of us at Crossings Community Church in Okla. City about Sydney. I have been praying for her for about 9 months. All along I have been praying for the blood of Jesus to cover her and a hedge of protection around her. I think the thing the Lord keeps bringing to my mind is the blood of Jesus....there is a song "There is power, power wonder working power in the blood of the lamb. There is power, power wonder working power in the perfect blood of the lamb." Those may not be the exact words, but I think you get the idea of the song and the strength of its' meaning. I know Sydney has had her set backs, but don't be discouraged. Keep your eyes focused on the lamb, he loves you so. In His precious name, Cindi

2733 - Susan
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 07:26

I pray God will deliver Sydney from the illnesses and that He may be glorified in all situations. Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power! Below is a very helpful resource from Purpose Driven Life that I renew my mind with regularly and pray you'll find strength in God's word. Actually April 30th's is very good but I couldn't find it!!!

April 25, 2007

A long, thin line
by Jon Walker

GǣWe look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen. The things which are seen are temporal and the things which are not seen are eternal.Gǥ (1 Corinthians 4:18 NIV)

When life begins to squeeze us, what we truly believe is revealed through our attitudes and actions.

And, if the truth be told, most of us live by sight more than by the hope and certainty of our faith. It's as if there were a long, thin line threaded throughout the realm of reality that divides the seen, the temporal, the things surrounding us, from the unseen and eternal. Shoved by our circumstances, we become distracted from the eternal and focus below the line G on those circumstances.

But God tells us repeatedly that we're out of focus when we're looking below the line. As Christians, our focus should be above, on the unseen, eternal kingdom of God. That doesn't mean we should deny or repress what we see happening around us, but we must also be led by the Holy Spirit to look beyond the seen and temporal into the unseen and eternal.

You can see references to this line throughout the New Testament. As people approached Jesus, talking about their circumstances, he would say: GǣYou're looking for bread, but I am the living bread. If you eat of me, you'll never go hungry again. You're looking for a drink of water, but I am living water. If you drink from me, you'll never thirst again.Gǥ

We can't trust what we see, and when we're focused below the line, we become trapped into thinking that what we see is truth. We become prisoners to our perceptions. Time and time again we see Jesus moving the focus from the seen to the unseen, from the temporal (the temporary!) to the eternal. He knew that for those who walk by faith, appearances are never the ultimate reality.

Are there parts of your life that have you discouraged or depressed, that have you wondering where God is? Consider this gentle reminder that God is present, even in the midst of your confusion and pain. He's tapping you on the shoulder, reminding you to look up beyond the horizon into eternity.

So what?

-+ You can't trust everything you see G God, Jesus, and heaven are reality, even if they are unseen for now. The things we see are temporary; the things we do not see are eternal. (1 Corinthians 4:18 NIV)

-+ Put life in perspective G Realize that your emotions will fail you, and stop allowing them lead you. When your perceptions begin to take you down a depressing path, challenge them. Could there be another way to see? To feel?

-+ When you become discouraged G Stop and ask God, GǣAm I seeing this situation through your eyes, or my own?Gǥ The Message paraphrase renders Colossians 3:2 this way: GǣDon't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ G that's where the action is. See things from his perspective.Gǥ

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2732 - Carol Andersen
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 06:48

The love of God surounds you the light of God enfolds you
wherever you are God is and all is well. Amen in the name of The Father The Son and
The Comforter. God Bless love Carol

2731 - Sonya Featheston
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 00:58

Dear Sydney and family,
Our family is praying and fasting for you. Blessings, The Featherstons
Psalm 77:10-f Then I thought, to this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most high. I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. 2Chronicles 20:3-4, 6,12
O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you... we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do , but our eyes are upon you., vs 15, 17 Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's...You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you. (2Kings 6:15-16) And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do? Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them... and behold the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. Psalm 77:10-20
scripture taken Joni Eareckson Tada's book Secrect Strength.

2730 - Beth
Monday, May 7, 2007 23:27

I was reading in Isaiah and praying for Sydney-

Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. ISAIAH 41:10

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying
"This is the way; walk in it." ISAIAH 30:21

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. ISAIAH 40:31

We are praying for the Lord's comfort and peace for Sydney and His strength for you.

2729 - Wendy Howard
Monday, May 7, 2007 23:14

Hi Sweet Lynette,
Today during prayer at Providence, the Lord reminded me of the words of Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the LORD;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear
And will trust in the LORD.

It's all about how the Lord puts a new song in us so that others will trust in Him. I will be praying that you, dear Lynette, are filled with the Lord's patience so that you can continue to draw others to Him.

Amen! Praying, Praying with you!


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