Thursday, July 1, 2010

Studio Shots, a Prayer Request, and a Short Message

Even though I'm married to the most wonderful photographer in the world, occasionally she prefers to have the boys' picture taken at a studio...on Monday we took the kids and had their pictures taken.  It was quite an adventure but the boys did great - here are two of Wendi's favorites:

 Jack Jr. is such a blessing to us - we are so thankful that God placed him in our lives 3 years ago.  His tenderness for his brother is a testimony in itself.

On another note, please be in prayer for Christopher Hartley (age 3, PNET tumor like Cash) - his family received news yesterday that his tumor is spreading in spite of the treatment.  Pray for strength, understanding, and peace as they process this new information and continue to fight.

We will cherish and enjoy each day the Lord gives us with our children - after hearing the news about Christopher yesterday, I was brought back to my early days in Catechism (thank you Rev. Joostens for making sure I knew this!) - Lord's Day 1:

Q. What is your only comfort
in life and in death?
  A. That I am not my own,
but belong--
   body and soul,
   in life and in death--
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

   He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
   and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
   He also watches over me in such a way
   that not a hair can fall from my head
   without the will of my Father in heaven:
   in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.

(Taken from

Cancer is a result of sin and thank God that Jesus paid for all sin with his death on the cross.  While I don't know when I (or anyone else) will leave this earth, it is a tremendous comfort to know that our salvation has been worked out through Christ's blood and when that day comes we will be free from sin (and cancer) and death and live with God forever...

Thank you for your continued prayers and I hope everyone has a blessed long weekend!


  1. Jack,
    What a testimony of faith! Also, it was so good to see Cash eating out of the yogurt container by himself. Beautiful blessings!!
    Take care and we are still praying....

    Jim and Leanne

  2. Adorable photos! Love those two brothers together. Beyond precious! Thinking of you guys this weekend. Love you, Sarah xo

  3. My heart is touched! Beautiful post! Our prayers for your family and Cash continue.
    Saralee Lathrop