Father’s Day

Sunday was a day that many treasure. We are putting ours on hold and its ok. It’s SO ok because God is going to give my girls the biggest Father’s Day present of them all…their Dad…HEALED.

These girls are growing so much in their faith in their Lord Jesus. They are together seeking God each morning as we read Jesus Calling…just from different states.

Several years ago, God let us in on a secret. He was going to use our girls for His Kingdom. There is no doubt in my mind that this will happen. These girls believe the Word of God as Truth and are no afraid to tell you about it. They also understand that these people out in Texas have this medicine that is going to make Daddy’s boo-boo go away. It just how our God rolls.

One of the BIGGER things in Texas!
He has always done things BIG for us. I don’t necessarily understand this. Which is one reason why we keep saying, “they just do things BIGGER in Texas.” { Yes that is an armadillo!}

Monday’s devotional said the following:

“You are my beloved child. I chose you before the foundation of the world, to walk with Me along paths designed uniquely for you. Concentrate on keeping in step with Me, instead of trying to anticipate My plans for you. If you trust that My Plans are to prosper you and not to harm you, you can relax and enjoy the present moment.

….Sometimes I grant you glimpses of your glorious future, to encourage you and spur you on. Bur your main focus should be staying close to me. I set the pace in keeping with your needs and My purpose.”

I have been filled with Awe in how God communicates to me. It is nothing special. I just cry out to Him and He answers. It is what He promises He will do.

Psalm 86:7
“I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me.”

Isaiah 64:24
“I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!”

We have met up with a friend of mine that I knew when I was 12 years old. She was 23 and volunteered with the youth group at our church. She and her husband were dear to our family while they were stationed in Valdosta.

She has walked a tough road. Life has not always been a bed of roses. She knows Jesus and his healing mercies even in the midst of pain.

Now, 20 years later, our paths have crossed and there is no doubt that meeting up with her is part of God’s plan. She has helped us out in so many ways to which words can not express how grateful we are. From loaning us a car, and allowing us to stay with her at her home while our apartment comes available, she definitely operates in the gift of giving and hospitality.

We visited their church Sunday and totally felt the presence of the great God we serve. The music ministered to our souls. The scripture and teaching was profound and encouraging.

We then had a relaxing afternoon at their home watching tv. Just to have different smells was a treat. They said we would get tired of hotel and hospital smells. They were right.

We have been overwhelmingly blessed with people that we have connected with through friends and even family. These are God’s angels that have been sent for a special purpose.

Kevin’s brother Jamie has been here with me since one hour after we arrived. That has been HUGE for all of us.

Kevin and his brother Jamie

Jamie lives in Alaska so it was no piece of cake for him to get here as fast as he did. He has brought laughter as well as many good discussions about all of this new territory for all of us.

Jamie likes to research everything…I like to take it one step at a time. We have blended well over these last 10 days! Words will never be able to express how much I love him for making the sacrifice to be here.

He journeyed back to Alaska on Monday. That was hard to put him on an airplane. Just knowing you had someone else with you to help make decisions was a relief.

God has grown my confidence in driving around the big city of Houston. And…it is BIG! I feel like I am wearing my big girl panties well. 🙂

We are currently staying with my friend and her husband. Their home brings comfort.

We hope to be in an apartment in the next couple of days which will help us begin getting into a routine. This is one thing that many people have suggested to us that are walking this same road. You never realize how routines bring peace. I guess that is why God said He is the author of peace and not confusion.

You know, I thought about this this morning…Kevin and I very rarely take trips just for us. This is not the way I had envisioned doing this. Not. At. All.

But in between the treatment times, we have some down time to actually see some really neat things here in this city. They are doable things while he is getting his energy back.

Map quest on our phones is our very best friend, along with FaceTime and Skype are features that we are becoming ole’ pros at! My girls have already mastered it!

I want to leave you with a video that they showed at church on Sunday. It spoke volumes to us. Kevin and I are so blessed with incredible fathers. They go way beyond the call of duty in loving us, helping us out and giving all the love and encouragement we need.

We are in awe of our earthly fathers this week, but also our Heavenly Father in the way they give, direct, love and provide for us.

Thanks to both of our Dads! You are our HERO!


  1. Even as you walk this road, y’all are making Daddy and me so proud. There are good things at the end, I can almost see it in sight.. Here at home, ther are so many people lifting you before the throne of our mighty God. You are NOT walking alone!

  2. I pray that God will continue to pour out his blessings and strength to all of you. Thanks for sharing the devotional.

  3. Thank you for sharing. I think it is so neat how youth counselors are there for you out there. I still remember how special the Coopers, Godwins, Bueschers Etc. were to me and what a gift they
    were at the time. So great that this couple is continuing to minister to you years later. I don’t know if my crazy older sis is on this blog but she did live in Houston for a few years (and loved it) and could help you out if you had any questions. I will fb message you her cell number just in case. Tell Kevin he is in my daily prayers. I truly believe our prayers for full healing will be answered.

  4. My prayer for Kevin and you today,
    Heavenly Father we love you and praise your name above all names. Please hear the cry of hurting hearts. Lord we ask that you intervene and bring healing. We don’t fully understand why things have happened the way that they have, but Lord please let your glory shine.
    Please bring your peace, courage, strength and the power of the Holy Spirit as your anointed presence surrounds Kevin, Amy, their girls and extended families. Send your angels to protect and comfort these dear hearts that are hurting. We ask for patience and courage to wait upon you with our faith and trust. Let us know that no matter what happens we ask this, “not by our will” but by “Your will” be done.
    Please give us the “strength of faith to trust” that “you are” in control of all circumstances. That your righteousness prevails. We wish to see through spiritual eyes full of faith in the face of all these trials and troubles. Lord let us see your truth of what lays beyond these troubles. Let us keep our minds and hearts focused upon you and Heaven to come. We love you Lord and give you the glory, In Jesus Name we ask all this. Amen.
    Love you, Cynthia

  5. I just talked to Rusty and got an update. It was encouraging. We are praying for for all of you.

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