Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body.
~Romans 12:5 (Msg)~
From Gail Ballard Leggett MADY UPDATE from her mommy: Mady is still staying strong. Still breathing completely on her own. Waiting on X-rays of her neck before vent can be removed! She looks great. I got to see both eyes open today!! Not sure how much she can see but at least she can open them!! Time is on her side!! Please LORD place ur healing hands on my babys eyes and restore her vision!
I’m finally finished with all my test. The leads that were on my head have left sores because they were on so long. Mommy and daddy are putting medicine on it so hopefully they will heal quickly. I was discharched from the hospital around 6:00 pm. Mommy and daddy brought me to an italian restaurant across the street from the hospital. I loved it and ate a lot of food. I was so hungry after they starved me all week for all those test. After that daddy surprised us with a hotel room. Now we get to sleep in a comfortable bed and we have our own bathroom. LOL On to my PET scan results. The PET scan gave the same information as the other test did. My seizures are coming from the left hemiphere but they can not find a focal point. So I do not qualify for surgery at this time. As my brain develops I might qualify in the future. So far now we have to try and control these seizures. Dr. Bourgeois came to visit me this morning. He said he wants to try Banzel before Vagabatrin. So I started Banzel tonight. I will continue to have my eye exam so I will be ready to start the Vagabatrin in case the Banzel doesn’t work. Hopefully the Banzel will work and then I won’t have to be on the Vagabatrin. So please pray that it will work!!! Our flight leaves at 8:30 in the morning and we will be back in NOLA at 11:00. I can’t wait to see my brother Jacob.
Oct. 29th – One day! One deed! One difference!
“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow…” Philippians 2:10
Alan Smith – Editor
ROBERT THORTON RELATED the following incident from his childhood…
“In the middle of one of my parents’ more memorable disagreements, my father jumped up from the table, grabbed two sheets of paper, and said to my mother, ‘Let’s make a list of everything we don’t like about each other.’ Mom started writing. Dad glowered at her for a few minutes, and then wrote on his paper. She wrote again. He watched her, and every time she stopped, he would start writing again. They finally finished. ‘Lets exchange complaints,’ dad said. They gave each other their lists. ‘Give mine back,’ mom pleaded when she glanced at his sheet. All down the page dad had written: ‘I love you, I love you, I love you.'”
In the the long ago, Peter prayed,
7 “But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”] 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:7-11
Please pay special attention to what Peter said about love. We are to have love above all things. It is to be first. Furthermore, please note that it is to be fervent. It is not to be lukewarm. Finally, please note that it is to be flourishing. It must cover a multitude of sins. Perhaps, it must cover them on many occasions.
How easy it would be to make a list of things that we do not like about one another. However, what we really need is to give love its proper place in our relationships one with another. Wade Webster, “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You,” The Searcher, August 15, 2010, 1
4 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Have a great Lord’s Day!