Sunday, May 17, 2009


Today has been a day where small encouragements were given throughout the day. The first came through a very, very heavy heart this morning at church. I sat annoyed, and barely able to sing at all because I knew the words of praise would not be heart felt and honest. Somehow through the teaching this morning this verse stuck with me.

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet without sin. let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
--hebrews 4: 14-16

We left church and headed for the hospital.

While visiting Mom today, one of her nurses made a casual comment about how Mom reminds her of her Mom. I asked "how so?"

Apparently she had an aneurysm years ago. I asked if she had also suffered strokes because of it.

She said yes and all the doctors kept telling her family there was no hope for her. The strokes had left her in an almost vegetative state...just like Mom. They finally sent her home, and she told us that her dad said that wouldn't do. They were not going to give up. They began working with her. Slowly "like a baby" she learned everything again.

The nurse's mom was currently watching her grandkids and fixing dinner for her family.

Hows that for some hope.

A little dose of mercy...and It was just what I needed.


  1. I love you, Leigh! Praise God for little bits of hope.

  2. You may not remember me, your dad will. My husband, Orlan and I went to FBC Eustis when your parents did. Orlan went to work for PrimeSource when your dad worked there and he's still there. Anyway, just wanted to say that we have been praying for your sweet Mother. All things are possible with GOD!!! By faith, stand by your mother's bedside and speak healing into her. Tell her she will be well!!! Talk to her about what she's going to be doing with you and the grandchildren when she is healed. Don't ever give up!!! Jesus died so that we might have abundant life and her life is NOT abundant right now. This is not God doing this!!! So stand against it in faith, knowing that you are believing for what God wants for her. God wants her well! Remember God is a good God!!!

    Give our love to your dad.

    Sheila Thomas

  3. Leigh, I truly believe that your Momma is just resting and not ready to wake up yet. I do not believe this is it. I am claiming it! I love you!