John 7: 37-38
“On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’
(When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given,t because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)

This is a scripture that keeps coming up in everything we read, and even hear.

These Rivers of Living Water is what God is teaching us about. I will share more as God teaches us. Phenomenal stuff!

We are now moved into our temporary apartment, for while we are here in Houston. It has been so nice to have a full kitchen and washer and dryer right where we are. I have an exercise room where I can go and ride the bicycle and walk on a treadmill. I am taking everyone’s advice and taking care of myself too.

We have found the best grocery store, CVS and even other necessary spots right around the corner. I know it may not seem like a lot to some, but to have somewhat of a routine does wonders for our spirits. I praise God that there is some comfort.

Saturday and Sunday were hard emotional days for both of us as we realized that the routine by-product of Chemo had arrived. Kevin’s hair was beginning to fall out.

We have been down this road with me 10 years ago. I lost 80% of my hair after having pancreatitis. It was the most humbling event I have ever had to go through. To a woman, it is in many respects her identity. God showed me my identity was in Christ not my latest hairstyle. I didn’t think it would affect a man the same way, but Kevin has lots of curly hair!

Monday morning we decided it was just time to do something because Kevin was shedding like we were with 5 hairy dogs in the apartment.

He called a friend who had been through cancer a couple of years ago and got his advice on whether to just buzz cut it or just go for the full deal? Todd said – “Oh, come on – let everyone see your cranial defects.”

Kevin called another friend who is a very buff African-American man that he worked with several years ago that has always been bald. Kevin said Eddy had always worn his baldness proud. Eddy said, “We can ebony and ivory! Just do it!”

{To some this may seem crass, but this is just how God wants us to have a sense of humor through the “stuff”.}

Kevin jumped another hurdle. Not me… Him. I was so proud of him and can see how God has been working in his heart in the last couple of days. So we headed to the barber shop at the medical center. They give free haircuts! 🙂

As we sat for one hour in the waiting room at this salon, we met the most amazing people. I was so nervous for Kevin. I couldn’t read him while we sat there.

There was a Peace that descended on that Salon. As we waited, we laughed, we were encouraged. We even told one lady that we would be praying for them by name. It was all Kevin doing this. Him reaching out to others. He had such a light heart in all of this.

Yes, it is just hair and it will come back. But even through this, God is working mightily!

Kevin wanted me to tell all of you that he no longer has the curls up top to hold onto when he is thinking so intently. (many of his friends will get this.) Oh and by the way, it was his idea to do the mohawk and take pictures. The hairstylist loved the idea and even gelled him up!

We are learning that the old astringent “SeaBreeze” that we used back when we were 12 years old is now being used to help with those that are losing their hair. It was also recommended for us to put castor oil on his head to bring relief for the dry skin. When we walked out – Kevin said, “Now what was that shine stuff for??” We had to laugh!

We are headed out today to buy a new hat. Kevin likes his hats to fit right! And by the way, he doesn’t have very many cranial defects! He is just perfect.

I want to share two things with you that was sent to us by one of God’s ministering angels. That is the Body of Christ…YOU.

It is a poem that God delivered to a friend of mine that I have just recently met through a prayer group I am apart of. It spoke volumes to us. We have read it multiple times since receiving it.

The Prayer

In the stillness of the night
I am praying to YOU on behalf of my friends
Knowing that YOU are meeting their needs
Before my prayer even begins.

Lord you are all-knowing
You have healed the sick and the blind
I have such an unwavering faith in your abilities
To heal whatever the doctors find.

Father watch over them in this journey
Remind them that your mercy is for all
To handle your ANSWERED prayers with grace
And to willingly surrender to your call.

Remind them that eyes are watching
Because of this journey…changes in lives shall come
And they will testify to your mighty works
By sharing how far they have come.

Let them find the soothing peace
That passes all understanding
That their love lessons will not be in vain
And that you are still the healer and King.

Release their courage through ministry
Let the two become more one than ever
And form a powerful force for you Father
That will build your kingdom forever.

You said all good and perfect things come
To those that wait and love the Lord
So I call upon your wonderful name
So let them rise up, witness, and not be ignored.

Faith comes through your heart
Not though our eyes
So let all that know and love them
Resonate the same healing cries…

In this battle you’ve equipped your saints
With a powerful shield and sword
All which finds it way to the infallible truth
That our God IS able, for He is our Lord!

In the future, when the dust is settled
And the weariness of these past days are slain
We can thank God for all the miracles
That were preformed in your Holy Name!

Here is a song also that I had forgotten God revealed to me back in February at a women’s conference for our church. When we sang the song – God’s power was all over me. I could almost feel His hands wrapped around me as we sang it. He impressed upon me to immediately type the words into my phone as I would need it later. Only God knew it would be 4 months later. I woke up Sunday morning with the urgency to find this song.

See how our Father prepares us before hand…it just blows me away.

Find Blessings my friends! Keep up the prayers. We have more hurdles to jump. God is good.

(there is really no visual – just audio. Sorry, but I think the words will be clear enough for you guys to get the depth.)


  1. Kevin and Amy,

    Kevin, your American Indian roots are showing. Excellent Mohawk! Think of all the shampoo savings. Continuing to think and pray for you both! Thanks for the great attitude and witness.
    blessings and love.

  2. you are so special We are Grateful to GOD for you testimony…..Trusting you have David Jeremiahs’ Bend in the Road….sounds like you in the midst of the Shikina Glory His protection is yours….:)

  3. What an awesome God we serve and your man ain’t too bad either! What a great sense of humor he has! Rock on Kevin! Still praying!

  4. Amy, as I listened to that song it brought me right back to the woman’s retreat, that was so powerful. Thanks for sharing that and being such inspirations to us all. Praying for you all.

  5. Those songs- each song speaks right to my heart on so many levels! Awesome. Kevin looks great! The hair was not the first thing I saw in the picture- it was that smile. Praying and praising God for you and your family!

  6. Kevin & Amy, I have been silently following your blog, keeping up with the challenges you are currently facing. I had to laugh out loud at the thought of Kevin not having his hair to pull when he’s thinking. I saw him do this many times at work! I just wanted you to know that there are so many more people then you know that are praying for you. Keep up the fight and thanks for sharing this with us.


  8. Hello Amy! My name is Heather Barfield and you do not know me personally but I am a good friend of someone you do. They shared your story and this blog and God laid it on my heart to start reading it Monday. I have cried with you and want you and Kevin to know I am lifting you up to our heavenly Father!! Even though this may bring heartache, God is faithful to bring many blessings to it for HIS greater purpose! I see God working in you and Kevin in a big way. Thank you for sharing God’s greatness and allowing HIM to guide you 🙂

  9. While I don’t post every time I read the blog, you must know that I am encouraged and inspired DAILY by the lessons I am learning from reading about your walk and journey on this path. Bless you for your transparency and insight. Kevin and Amy, I remember reading the emails when Amy was sick and losing her hair. I couldn’t believe how beautiful her hair was when it came back curly with a new look. I can tell that Kevin may just have a perfect “cue ball” with impressively no cranial defects, but one thing is for sure, with his eyes and a smile like that, he will wear it well. I can see the GLORY OF GOD in his picture, and I can see that you are taking good care of him, and he is encouraging you for you to have the confidence and freedom to share on this blog. What an amazing couple you two make. May God bless you and your girls mightily.
    Experience God’s Love for you every day: “And we know and believe the love God cherishes for us. GOD IS LOVE and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him. 1 John 4:16
    Your blog (along with the journals you and the girls are keeping) will serve as a book of remembrance of the special things the Lord does for you. Thank you for recognizing GOD’S LOVE, and celebrating it with thanksgiving. My heart is with you.

  10. Kevin and Amy,
    We having been reading your blog and praying for you every step of the way. Your Faith is such an inspiration! Tell Kevin, Robert has been sporting that doo for years…….. cool in the summertime!!!

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