She has been throwing up a lot lately, and Michelle and I have had quite a few sleepless nights this week. Very tired. We appreciate your prayers for strength and health.
The throwing up appears to be from the very harsh chemo she has had (four days last week, four days this week). She is getting platelets tomorrow. We'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, here's a few photos we hope you like:
SpideyLandis SERIOUS about his training.
This is his best "don't mess with me" look.
Abby is "cool breeze" but SpideyLandis is about to pounce.
The tongue is out for a reason. You know what
the orange junk on his mouth is, don't you?
"Bubba, quit kissing me. Boys are GROSS! (except for my 62 boyfriends)"
Abby loves her gifts and all the cards and messages.
Doing chemo again. Serious stuff.
Any wonder why we love her so much. No matter
what she goes through, she is happy and blessing.
Your guess is as good as mine... but it's got to be bad.
I'm thinking some bad chili, or a serious spideywedgie.
It could be that Abby is really happy,
or it could be she just got busted sneaking into the drawer.
Signs of the Times By Brent
I was driving down the road when I saw a truck passing me that said "Kingdom Alarm Systems". I kind of chuckled to myself thinking about how "out of business" they will be when we are in the real Kingdom.
Traveling along I began to recall some of the names that well-meaning Christians have labeled their businesses without really thinking through the implications.
Agape Wrecking Service. Does this mean they unconditionally love all wrecks and towing? Or that they have a Godly love for destroying things?
Believers Polygraph Systems. Is this a service that can only tell if Christians are lying? Or perhaps it's a machine that can tell by your answers whether you really are a believer or not. Maybe it means that believers will pass the test even if they are lying. Or maybe it means you have to believe you are actually taking a polygraph. Or you believe polygraphs work.
Heavenly World Travel Agency. Could this be where angels can book a cruise to the Bahamas? Or where people who are experiencing "hell on earth" can plan a change of scenery? Do you have to die first in order to "come aboard"? Is it ONY one-way?
Covenant Arbitration Group. I wonder if they list Moses as one of their clients? It would be a little scary to have to subpoena the Creator of the Universe as a defendant. "Mr. Creator Sir, did you understand the terms of the contract? Did you read the fine print?" Exactly who would you turn to to enforce a monetary judgment against the Almighty? Is part of their service involve sacrificing animals or putting out fleece overnight?
Exodus Home Builders. It would kind of stink to spend six months building your dream home and then immediately have to pack up and walk away from it. At least you might get some cool gifts from your neighbors on your march out of the neighborhood. Maybe it means that once they are done building, the builders leave the house. Or maybe the houses are constructed with bricks made from straw. Hard to figure.
Narrow Way Road Construction. I just hope you're not in a hurry. I'm pretty sure they did they highway our to our one-stop-sign town.
Abundant Life Weight-Loss. Maybe the abundant life is the problem in the first place. A better name might be the Living Sacrifice Weight Loss... on second thought people might just take that ("living sacrifice") to mean "grill more hamburgers"... poor cows. (not the people trying to lose weight, the actual cows that the hamburgers came from! Ooohhh, I'll get some ugly emails for that one. Hint: I'm not exactly skinny, so I can cut jokes about it.)
And finally the one that puzzles me the most but I see it everywhere I go: "Wine and Spirit".
At first I used to think this was a store where you picked up Communion supplies but I'm beginning to wonder if those really are Bibles they are hiding in them there brown paper sacks.