March 26, 2005

Happy and Sad

This blog entry is about someone that I'm very proud of. His name is Josh and he is my sister-in-law's brother. I have been praying for him.

At my church, we have what we call "prayer of three" and we choose three people that need salvation to pray for. Each person in our cell group chooses three...then we share names and pray for each other's three. Josh was one of my three.

He went away some time ago to boot camp for the Marines and just graduated last week. While he was away, he got saved! I was so tickled! And I am so proud of him for so many reasons.

Josh is such a sweet person. He has been as long as I have known him. He stands up for what he believes in, he is family oriented, and he is sticking his neck out to fight for our country. Do I need to say more?

In a couple of weeks or less, he will be going to Fallujah. While I beam with pride, my heart is burdened to pray for him constantly. Please help me pray for his safe return. He will be a new father soon and will need to come home to resume that role. We all love him and look forward to that day.

Posted by Barbara at March 26, 2005 06:39 PM

I am glad to hear some good news in this week of sorrow and sad, sad news. I will pray for Josh.

Posted by: Jan at March 26, 2005 08:10 PM

I know that you are sad about the Terri Shiavo rulings. I believe that it is truly sad. We really do not know what she would have wanted. There is nothing in writing and they are taking what her husband said for truth. He has an entirely new family with a new "significant other" now. I hardly see how they could take his word for it.
If nothing else, it has caused a lot of people to discuss what they would want if they were in the same situation. J.B. has said to pull the plug if we are sure of severe brain damage and no recovery. I told him to keep my momma happy. Whatever makes my momma happy at whatever cost. That is what I want. :o)

Posted by: Barbara at March 26, 2005 09:20 PM

Barb, you may want to have a talk with your mom about your wishes. There's at least an outside chance that she may want to take them into account when deciding your fate.

Posted by: smijer at March 27, 2005 11:08 AM

You don't read my blog.

Posted by: Barbara at March 27, 2005 01:27 PM

Besides, my Mom knows me and I still believe in the power of prayer and miracles.

Posted by: Barbara at March 27, 2005 01:29 PM