Friday, August 31, 2007

the prayer of faith....

In James the Bible says 5:14 And the prayer of FAITH (KJV), and the prayer offered in FAITH (NIV) will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.

Do we believe that. My question to all of us is are we praying the prayer of faith or are we just praying because that is what Christians do. The prayer of FAITH. Later in that chapter it says that the effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous availth much. That means to me that we must have the unfortunate ability to also prayer NON-effectual, and unfervent prayers. I was asking the Lord to show me how to pray effectual, fervent prayers. Tracie just recently told me of a revelation she felt the Lord gave her----let my word do the work. SO I SAY LET'S PRAY THE WORD.

We have been praising God in each and every small accomplishment. Wednesday George ate seconds of squash. Yesterday, he took less pain medicine. I can't wait to see what we will be praising the Lord for today. With hope look to tomorrow.

God is moving,

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

drain tube

Yesterday George had a drain tube placed in his side. This is to help with any fluid build up in his abdomen. We believe that all of the symptoms are on the decrease and that soon he will be walking in the fullness of his healing. God spike to my heart weeks ago as I was praying for restoration for George that he would be better than that man. He would be better than the man he was before all of this. I believe it and look forward to the day George is fulfilling his purpose. This is just a step along the journey.

Keep testifying, because I believe that in that we will see our faith increased and our expectation level rise.


Monday, August 27, 2007


Please use this blog to testify of what the Lord has done. If it was something the Lord did yesterday at church or something the Lord did days, months, or years ago, TESTIFY!!!! They overcame by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their Testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death. Let's get the word out that JESUS is alive and well and is READY, WILLING, and ABLE to take care of the things we lay before Him. He is not a magician looking to perform He is our GOD, our FATHER looking to have relationship, wanting us to trust Him.


Sunday, August 26, 2007

stand still and see the salvation of the LORD....

WOW!!! The Lord Jehovah, the Great I AM made an appearance today in our church service. He is always there desiring to be acknowledge and glorified, and our services are always powerful, but today something happened in the SPIRIT that manifested in the natural. FAITH was expressed and people agreed in unity and DARED to trust without doubt the MIGHTY word of GOD. I really sense that the word of the LORD from FRIDAY thatI posted on the blog is the heart of GOD. How HE longs to have His children TRUST HIM. We say DAD we not only trust you will deliver us, we know it. As I watched the young children praying for George today my heart was so full because I felt that that was the kind of faith God is looking for. So simple, not cynical, not doubtful, expecting that if you pray for the sick they will recover because the Bible says so. I am basking in that childlike faith. When God moves you just want to stay in the moment and today was no exception.

George's mom was so blessed. She made the comment that the people of Hosanna are extremely caring and committed. We have been talking about the move of God all afternoon.

George's aunt had gone to her church in Alabama on Wednesday night and a visiting preacher used for his text John 11:4 "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it." She called Granny and was telling her how it seemed the preacher was preaching George's story. We have said all along that this journey is not about us. It is about all of us coming to the place where we stop playing church and realize that there is a lost and dying world out there that needs to know Jesus. This healing is not about staying alive to make more money and retire someday. The healing is about the Son being glorified. Just as Jesus called forth Lazarus, we stand and call forth broken marriages to restoration, we call forth the prodigals, we call forth those who are spiritually dead men walking, we call forth those who are lost in sin, we call forth all who have lost hope. We say trust in God, trust in God, trust in God.

Thanks to all of those who shared their testimonies of God's healing power. Let's continue to worship our Lord in spirit and truth. Lift our eyes to the hills from where our help comes from. We love you all and with you we're STANDING STILL and watching the redemption of the LORD.

George send his love and hopefully soon he will share some words.

Friday, August 24, 2007


He is on his way home..


As of now George is still in the hospital. Dr. Patten talked about putting in a drain tube that would allow the fluid to drain while at home. That could be done outpatient on Monday or they may keep him in for the weekend and then do the procedure on Monday. Of course, he would like to come home. I am waiting for the phone call to see if he is staying or coming home. His parents are with him now and I am at school waiting on Lauren.

As I have said many times before. We do not grow discouraged but wait on the fullness of time that is in the Lord's plan. If we truly trust the WORD of the Lord are we willing to lay our faith on the line to see if what God said He would perform, He actually will. Stepping out on the water for Peter was certainly not logical, however he was watching Jesus do the very thing that IS impossible. It defies the laws of creation for man to walk on water; however, Peter was allowed that opportunity because he was willing to say Lord , "If it be your will bid me to come." When Jesus said come he did just that; he went. And there Peter was, doing the IMPOSSIBLE. A man walking on water. His eyes were focused on Jesus and he was doing the IMPOSSIBLE. All I know is that by the power of the Spirit the Lord has dropped belief of the IMPOSSIBLE in my heart.

The Bible says that God is not man that he would lie. However, I think many times we believe the lie of the enemy, therefore negating our faith's ability to see the truth that the Lord has promised. We do not experience the fullness of the promise because we have settled for the lie, as if it were the will of GOD. I do not believe that just because something happens it is the WILL of God. If I believe the lie of the enemy and therefore experience the consequences of accepting that lie is that the WILL of God for my life because it happened. No, it is what happened because of choices I have made. Was it God's will for the children of Israel to wonder in the wilderness for 40 years. No, but because of the unbelief of the 10 spies and the people they convinced to believe that lie they did not experience the promise which was God's will. I want the will of God, the truth of God and the plans and purposes of God. The enemy does not run our lives and does not have hold of our eternity, but he is there with his demons trying his best to make us believe a lie and sidetrack us from the truth and the promise.

More later

Thursday, August 23, 2007

more fluid

Today they drained more fluid and decided to admit George into the hospital. I guess they want to keep an eye on him for a couple of days. Hopefully they can give him some stuff to help him gain some weight. I am getting some clothes and heading up to stay the night. My mom is with him right now.

Keep the faith.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Ascites update . . .

Hey everybody, this is George having to re-learn how to type again! Update on the fluid situation. The left side “ascites” (an accumulation of fluid (serous fluid) in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling) was scanned and drained although it did take quite some time. It actually can be anywhere in the abdomen, it was just more dominate on the left. A total of approx. 2.7 liters were drawn off. There was more to get, but due to location it was considered more of a risk. More fluid was seen around the left lung, but we knew about that. I can say it is a relief to lie down now. My lower back and center of the spine is still very sensitive, especially while in a vehicle, but if I can get in a fairly comfortable position, I tell the driver to ‘drive on’!.
Then I’ll get to the Dr.s office and get comfortable until they call … and so it goes until I get back home.
I am still fighting the big “H” throughout the day. That is a challenge of another kind. But all things big and small must be handled by faith. I am also battling fatigue, so when you pray, well, I guess when the healing comes there will be no more fatigue!!! Praise God.
Sorry it’s so short, but I need to get horizontal as I used to say. Love you all! Really. Thanks for all of the prayer support and other support to me and mine.


Please continue to pray for DR. Hackler, Robin's cousin Barbara, Mark Johnson, Kayla Smith (gunshot wound victim) and my Dad's friend Ronny M. (boat explosion). Thanks

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Yesterday was a long day for George and his parents. He started at the Dr. with an 8:15 appt. and didn't return home till almost 5:00 in the evening. He had almost 2 liters of fluid drained from around his right lung. Needless to say, he can breath much easier and feels much better. He does have some fluid in his abdomen but they said they would take care of that at another time.

This morning he had his breakfast outside visiting with his mom and aunts. It then started getting warm so we made our way inside. We knew George was feeling better because he was steady barking orders to me, his mom and aunts from the sofa.

Aunt Eva has whipped up some banana bread and we are having a great time visiting. There is nothing like having family around.

Hope to see some of you tomorrow at church and if you don't go to Hosanna, as George says, make it a point to visit your or a house of worship. I am sure George will be up in the balcony taking it all in. There is no better place to be on Sunday morning. Need or no need in your life, you need to find a place where you can grow spiritually, make lasting friends, and serve others. Thanks Hosanna for being all of that for and with us.

More later, Robin

Thursday, August 16, 2007

dr update

The test went well. The doc said that the colon looked great except for the hemorrhoids. That is good news. Now to deal with some fluid build up on his right lung and some fluid in his abdomen. I think if that were drained it would decrease the pain level. He meets tomorrow with one of the oncologists at Mary Bird. Dr. Patten is out of town.

All of your words of encouragement and scriptures have been so timely. Thanks Bill for your words about the fullness of time. That is the key. Only God knows what that point in time is. We, as those who trust him just have to be convinced that in the fullness of time the promises will come forth. Think of Joseph and his dreams. Man, God showed him something years and years before it was to come to pass. That is because, who Joseph was when he received the dreams was not the Joseph that He could use to fulfill the purpose of saving Israel from starvation. The promise was true and God was true to the fulfillment of that promise. As the events unfolded in history, and Joseph was made ready by the trials he had to endure they coincided with the fulfillment of the dream. WOW God only You know what all that is about. Only you know the times and the seasons and what needs to happen and who needs to be involved in the purpose You have PLANNED for George's healing. May your glory be revealed is all I can say. Just like Jesus told Martha, "Did I not tell you that if you BELIEVED, you would see the glory of GOD." The issue is not can God heal, will God heal, the issue is do we believe in the ressurection and the life and the promises He has given in His word.

Sunday I was up in the balcony worshipping and I was standing down on the walk way by the banister. Hanging over the banister are many banners all with the different names of God. Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Jirah, Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Rapha, and others. Well as I was worshipping at one point I felt the need just to stand in a still, resolute posture. I was praying and worshipping and realized that I was standing directly behind one of the banners.(You can't read the banners from standing in the balcony they are draped over the banister and you can look up and read them from downstairs.) Anyway, my first thought was, wouldn't it be funny if I was standing behind the Jehovah Rapha banner, I felt the Lord prompt me, "Look over the banister and see where you are." And sure enough I was planted right behind the Jehovah Rapha banner. How sweet is God. That may not mean much to some but to me it is the Lord at His finest. Orchestrating, moving leading, confirming that He is in control and He knows where we are. You GO GOD!!!!!!


Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Tomorrow George will be having a scope lower GI to see if there is a reason why he is struggling going to the bathroom. You know George always shares every detail and has never held anything back so I guess I am just letting y'all know what's going on. That is part of the reason he has been as weak as he has been is just all that back and forth to the potty. So now he is dealing with the pain of hemorrhoids. This is giving him a great deal of pain. The discomfort is excruciating and the pain is wearing him down.

He had at least 11 friends come in from River Ridge to visit on Tuesday. What a blessing!!! George was so excited to see them. We have eaten at my mom's and boy that has been nice. George's parents and aunts are in so that will be a blessing to have them around. They will be taking him to the appt tomorrow.

Body of Christ, we need each other. You have truly been the hands extended of our Lord Jesus Christ and you have poured out His love on our family in ways that only heaven will adequately record. Thanks again for all you do. Your prayer covering is the difference maker. The battle is ultimately the Lords but we do take up battle positions and stand our ground like David did as he faced Goliath.

Yesterday as I was praying the story of Jesus calming the sea came to mind. Immediately I thought oh Lord I do not want to hear you say You of little faith.....I want to know who is in the boat with me. I want to speak forth with the authority that is in Jesus name because the Holy Spirit lives in me. The ressurection power that raised Christ from the dead resides in me. So I began speaking to the storm PEACE BE STILL. I am still speaking to the storm PEACE BE STILL.

I will be in touch later with more info.


Monday, August 13, 2007

me again...

Hopefully tomorrow George will feel like catching you guys up with a few words of his own. I know y'all really like to hear from him.

Well today was the first day of school for me and the kids. WOW!! It was a great day. It was the first day of Lauren's Senior Year. I can't believe the time has flown so quickly. I know many of you have already walked this road with you kids and many have little ones. Just hold on to every second. Easier said than done. I remember with Bryan thinking how the time had escaped me with Lauren and I tried my best to make special note of things he would say and do. The problem is that time has a way of erasing some of those subtle moments that you think you will never forget. That is why video cameras are so great. They can capture those special moments.

We again purpose by the leadership of the Holy Spirit to live our lives ONE DAY at a time. God's grace is so sufficient for that one day. His power to sustain in the midst of the storm is beyond comprehension. Winds blow, tears flow, but God has a way of centering us with such an abiding peace. Stay the course, keep the faith, and when you have done all to stand...STAND.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

he's home...

After two intense days of driving George and his parent's have made it home. It was so good to see him. It has only been a week but it seems like forever. He is napping right now and I know it will take him a while to catch up after such a busy week and all that riding. Thanks to Granny and Paw-Paw for hanging in there with him and driving the whole way. They are so awesome. Although the Drs. don't have much to offer we know that the Blood of Jesus is the best offering anyway. We cried out in our distress and he heard us. He sent his Word and we were healed and saved from the grave. paraphrase Psalm 107:19,20.

Last night several of us had a great time of prayer at the Delaunes. We worshipped and prayed and the Lord revealed himself in a mighty way to strengthen each of us. Many times we must come to the place where we must resolve again to stand. That is what we have done. We stand, therefore armed with the belt of TRUTH the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS, the GOSPEL shoes, the helmet of SALVATION, the shield of FAITH and the sword of the SPIRIT,which is the word of God. Setting our face like flint, fixing our eyes on the author and finisher of our faith. God bless and we will be in touch.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

coming home.....

I talked with George today. He has had a weeks worth of tests and Dr.'s appt. He met with the oncologist today who said that the care that George has received here has been excellent. He stated that he wouldn't have done anything any different. So it seems that he really didn't have anything to offer George.

George sounded great on the phone. He has resolved that his miracle is coming and he is excited about coming home. They are leaving tomorrow so they will be home sometime late Saturday or on Sunday.

We have stood believing since the beginning of this journey and we don't intend to change our posture now. If anything we stand stronger. We expect to see God do something that only He can do. Knowing that we have a church body that is willing to stand in the face of adversity and hold the line with us is so encouraging. It truly is warfare. We must hold the line as the enemy insists on grabbing what is not his. This is kingdom stature and kingdom dynamics. If we truly understand that there are kingdoms warring then we would be quicker to see what is necessary to stand our ground instead of accepting things the enemy is doing around us and to us .

Let me make this clear. Although God may allow things in our lives and use things for His glory and teach us things if we are willing to learn, disease is wicked. Cancer is wicked. The Lord has shown me a comparison of cancer and the devil. Cancer is known to cloak itself so the body cannot recognize it and defend itself against the invasion. Cancer is the bodies own cells that have been reprogrammed and replicate themselves and eventually kill the whole body and itself in the process. Cancer has a will of its own and does not submit to the health of the body. Do you see the correlation. There is nothing, not one thing good about cancer. But I will admit that there is good that can come from the journey if your submitted to God.

We have specifically prayed and ask you to join us in prayer that the cancer cells reveal themselves so the body can fight it. We have commanded in Jesus name for the cells to submit to the authority of Christ. God created the concept of the cell. The design is His. We have done, and will continue to do warfare on many levels. We have prayed about things in the spiritual realm, and natural realm. And above all pray for souls and the advancement of the kingdom of God. I have gone back and read some of the old posts from last year and have found much encouragement in them again. I had forgotten some of the things over time and found strength for the journey in remembering things the Lord said last year.

I love you,

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


The Bible says the two shall become one.... Well tonight I was giving George till 8:00pm and if he didn't call I was going to call him. So I dialed his number and as I was hitting call the phone rang and he was calling me. What timing. He had a very busy day today. He saw several different kind of doctors...natropathic, nutritionist, dietician etc. He said he has had mind overload with all of the info they have given him so far. He will be there the rest of the week because he has several more appointments.

Tomorrow he has a CT scan and bone density scan and he will see the oncologist on Thurs. Just keep praying. It has been difficult not having him here. The kids and I have been busy getting things together for next week when school starts.

Our God is faithful and we must TRUST Him...

Monday, August 06, 2007


I talked to George today. He met with a Dr. and had some preliminary tests run. Blood work, ekg, etc. He really has no news as of now because they are going to run more tests. He sounded good. I know it is hard on him being away from home but he is with his parnets and his mom is waiting on him hand and foot he said. I am going to talk to him later tonight to try to get more info because I was on the way home when we were talking and I was having a hard time understanding him.

More later

Friday, August 03, 2007

Where in the world is.....

George and his parents left this morning headed to Zion, Illinois to Cancer Treatment Centers of America. It was a rough start just because he had to wake up and make sure he had every thing, change his pain patches, and get going. As I sent him off it was very difficult for me. I have been with George all along the way and now he was going off without me. I know I am supposed to be here but it was hard to see him drive out of the driveway.

I talked to him several times throughout the day. Every time I spoke with him, he sounded so strong and like he was having the best time with his mom and dad. They made it to Marion, Illinois and will be driving the rest of the way tomorrow. I feel so good about this trip I am so encouraged. George said to me tonight, I am surprised I have felt so good today. I said you're just walking out your healing. God is good.

Thanks for your prayers, more tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What a day! I had a very tough start from early a.m. with the pain again until about 8 am – then was able to on/off catch some zzzzz’s till around 12 noon. We lined up our reservations at the hotel in Zion, Illinois, faxed some more important medical record stuff to CTCA and also received a packet from them which they had sent overnight to us. Robin hit Wally world, the library, and we both moved our stuff back to our house again.
Church was awesome! The worship as well as the word; and what made it even better was that I was able to sit up or stand up almost as well as everyone else! I have not been able to sit through a whole service in several months. Praise God.

Later this evening Robin’s parents and the kids made it in from Colorado. They have been gone a little over two weeks! Boy was that some good hugs we got from them two crumb pickers! They also have some stories to tell.

My parents are coming in tomorrow and then we 3 will be going to Illinois on Friday. Robin and the kids will be between her parents and our house I am sure while I am gone.
We don’t know if it (the medical assessment) will be for 5 days or 3 days (just yet). I am not looking forward to such a long drive, but I am looking forward to getting some more options as we look and pursue God for the healing we have asked Him for.
I read a neat quote in a book (Grace Givers) my cousin Sandra and her husband John sent to me for my 43rd birthday:

“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb.
That’s where the fruit is.”
(H. Jackson Brown)

I am sitting here dozing off, so I had better get horizontal while I got the chance!
Love you all. George and Robin.

P.S. Please continue to pray for Dr. Hackler, Barbara (Robin's cousin), Debbie (from CVT), my mother Patsy, Ronnie - injured in the boat explosion, Kayla Smith who was shot and paralyzed from the waste down at the Downtown fireworks celebration July 4th- she is now in a rehab hospital in Chicago. Also, her friend Rob - we do not know if he is still in a coma or not. He had been shot in he head.