Friday afternoon Jerard came down with a fever and slight cough.

By yesterday afternoon his fever was continuing and his cough much worse.
He has been sleeping a lot this weekend and today. His appetite is down, too. We've had to work at pushing fluids so he doesn't get dehydrated.
He's been letting us know he does not feel well.

Today he was started on a strong antibiotic for pneumonia.
It is also such a blessing to have a great Christian doctor across the street from us!

Keep Jerard in your prayers. Thanks!


Mikayla has been playing basketball on the High School Girls team.

Recently she'd been experiencing some heart racing and skipping beats while exercising. Tuesday she came home from practice a bit scared due to her symptoms.

I took her to the doctor on Wednesday. He ordered a stress echo test. That was done yesterday. Today we picked up the results and discussed them with the doctor.

The results show she has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome which is basically an extra electrical pathway in the heart that can cause fluttering and racing of the heart especially during exercise. It is not life-threatening and she can still play basketball, soccer, run, etc.

Keep her in your prayers. Next week the basketball team travels up to Baguio for an International Schools sports competition. She will be gone for 5 days.

I told her that when I was in my 20s I was diagnosed with the same thing. It seems as I've gotten older the occurrence of symptoms has lessened. She seemed relieved to know her Mom had been given that same diagnosis and was still alive to tell her about it!

Thanks for praying for Mikayla - for healing, for peace.

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...the everlasting arms....

This picture of Kurt holding Ben securely on their zip line ride reminds
me of Deut. 33:27 'The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.'


Ben and I made a rope ladder this weekend.

It's been fun to swing on it and climb!

Let Brotherly Love Continue....

As I clicked this picture the verse from Hebrews 13:1 was going through my head.

Well, the bond of unity is enhanced by sharing a t-shirt together!

Ephesians 4:1 .....walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.