Monday, February 9, 2009

~Bringing You Up To Date~

Good Morning Dear Bloggy Friends!

It has been a busy week since this time last week. I wanted to give you a couple of updates on things in our life and hopefully, get to post an entry later today. Time is very short this morning as my job is screaming for my attention!

Dr. Trent Pierce:

He is still in The Med in Memphis, TN and is recovering very well considering all that has happened to this sweet man.

Per our local paper on Friday...Dr. Scott Ferguson, colleague and best friends with Dr. Pierce stated that he has definitely lost the sight in his left eye and the doctors are optimistic that his right eye will regain good vision once it heals. His appearance is much better. They have cleaned the burned skin off and there is healthy, pink tissue showing. The doctors have said that is was a flash burn and did not burn deep so the skin should heal well. He was scheduled to have surgery either Friday or Saturday to fix a broken wrist and leg that he sustained in the blast.

The interview stated that his family was still at the hospital as of Thursday afternoon and were holding up as well as could be expected under the circumstances.

Another report in the same paper states that they have increased security at the Pierce's home, hospital and at his office. The one responsible for doing this horrendous act hasn't been caught. They have about 150 leads and are following up on all of them but yet they don't have any suspects or made an arrest. It was also states that security at the Pierce home was 24/7 as the some of the family was getting ready to return there this weekend.

Please pray for peace in the face of all their fears. I can't begin to imagine what they are going through knowing someone tried to kill their husband and father. The fear has to be enormous and knowing you will have to return to the house, even if it is only to retrieve personal items and clothing. This person wanted to mangle or kill Dr. Pierce and destroy his family's peace of mind and security. Their world has been turned upside down.

God can give them the peace that they need in the midst of such terror. Please pray for the peace that passeth all understanding for Dr. Pierce, Melissa and their children. Please pray that anyone who might have seen anything will come forward regardless of how small or insignificant it might seem. Pray that God will give these investigators increased insight into the bombers profile and to know who they are looking for.

Winter Jam:

Oh, my...the concert was awesome! We attended the Winter Jam concert on Thursday night starring Toby Mac, Hawk Nelson, NewSong, Brandon Heath, Francesca Battistelli and Tony Nolan, as the guest speaker. It was amazing...over 1,000 accepted Jesus Christ for the 1st time. Praise The Lord! It was so exciting to see that many people in one place...especially, all the teenagers....with hands raised in worship and singing His praises in song. I tried to video it with my cell phone and post it but you couldn't understand the word and the lights were so bright that you couldn't see the singers on stage. We had awesome seats...Wow!!! It was great!!!!

The Fast:

This year...I have been struggling to stay on the fast...faithfully! I have slipped a couple of times but got right back on the next day. I already feel like I have grown closer to the Lord and I am seeking His face in many areas of our lives. God knows my heart and He knows that my heart longs to draw closer to Him, put the focus on Him and not the food that I am eating or not eating. We are believing God for great things as a result of our fasting and praying.

Bloggy Anniversary

I love and appreciate each one of you for all your words of encouragement for nearly a year now. I am closing in on my 1 year anniversary in the bloggy world...February 20th. I am going to be doing a giveaway of a beautiful cross (wall hanging) that I found for my 1st bloggy anniversary.

If you want your name in the drawing for this beautiful cross...leave me a comment here from today until 2/19/09. If you leave a comment, then your name will be in the pot for the drawing. I will be drawing a name on Monday, February marriage anniversary of 18 years. :) We will be out of town for our anniversary from the 19th - 22nd...that is why I won't be drawing until the 23rd.

Praying that you have a blessed week!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. Thanks for the update on the DR. I will continue to pray. How fun that you got to go to the winter jam...was my girl Meredith Andrews there? She is awesome.
    congrats on it almost being a year for your blog..that is awesome.

  2. Ohh.. thanks for the update. The MED is relativevly close. You should go see him and we can have lunch! ;)

    Congrats on the anniversary. Definitely sign me up! :)

  3. God can give them the peace that they need in the midst of such terror. Please pray for the peace that passeth all understanding for Dr. Pierce, Melissa and their children.amen amen amen I pray in agreement with you, Matthew 18:18-20. I started to cry when I read your prayer that you had written out for them here...peace in the midst of the terror, and peace that passeth all understanding. Philippians 4:6-7 I cover this family!!

    Blessings sweetie,,and you won a little 'award' at my place. Don't worry if you can't do what is asked, just accept the award, just because...((Hugs))

  4. I am glad to hear Dr. Pierce is doing better. I will pray for his family. I know it must be scary. I just don't understand people now days. This is the kind of people that our husbands deal with at work.

    OOOOOHHH! We're going to Winter Jam too!!! It's part of my birthday,though Mike will be working. Daniel LOVES Toby Mac! I am telling you he loves his music! So my 2 SIL's,Daniel,and I are going this Sunday!!! Whoohoo!!

    I am so glad I met you through blogging. :)

  5. Thanks for all the updates! I'm glad Dr. Pierce is doing okay for the most part and am praying for him and his family.

    Over 1K committments for Christ! How awesome! Can you imagine the rejoicing in Heaven that took place?

    Happy upcoming anniversary! Steve and I will celebrate 18 in May! Congrats on your blogoversary, too.

  6. Happy Anniversary. -love, Laurie

  7. Thanks for the update on the doctor. I will keep him and his family in my prayers. I pray they catch the person behind this.

  8. I've appreciated your updates on Dr. Pierce. Such a crazy thing... like something out of a movie. I'm in prayer for him and his family.

    I hope you and your husband have a wonderful anniversary!

    And Happy Blogoversary as well! May God continue blessing you as you share Him with us!! :-)

  9. Thanks for the update on Dr. Pierce, my prayers continue. So glad you got to go to the winter jam, very awesome. Happy bloggy anniversary, love you.

  10. God bless this doctor and his family. I pray they find the person responsible.

    Praise God for all of the souls won at the Jam!!!

    And YIPEE for a giveaway. hee hee I'd love to have my name in the pot.

    Love you!

  11. I am so glad you did the all the updates!! I have been praying for the Dr....great encourement in the fast thing...i never thought about if you slipped being able to get back on it!!

  12. Thank you for the update on the doctor. What a terrible situation! May God work His miracles!

    I will pray for you in regard to your fast. He will give you the strenth to hang in there.


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me at "Through the Storms of Life".


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