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I am back now. We returned from PA Sunday night. I clung to God and prayer many days while I was in PA. We were there for a week. Tears filled all of us while we were there. My family (in laws) comforted one another with love and support and I grew closer to them through it all. I held my husband, my sisters and mother in law, as we cried and they saw the love in my heart I have for Carl as we grieved together.

We shared our stories of laughter remembering Carl, the things he said, and did. The times he gave and the times he laughted, and the times he cried. This past week we grow as a family remembering God and praying for his support and grace.

Thank you all for your prayers. They meant so much to me. While I was in PA, at times I thought about my Spark family saying prayers for me, and the people I love so much, my dear family who is in so much pain.

Thank you, thank you so much.

Dear God, as always you were there foe me once again. You know what I have been through, I do not need to share any details so the pain, and sorrow , or circumstances we endured. You were with us the whole time. Through my tears you comforted me. Thank you for ALL that you do for me. I praise your name as you are good to me in all times, and in ALL ways. In my joy and in my pain Lord, in my sickness and in my health my God is there with me, and in suffering, and in exaltation...you are my friend, my companion, and you surround me in with your love. How grateful I am of how you were with me and my husband and my family each day this past week. Thank you dear God. You are always with us as each tear drops. You brought us comfort in every way. For you give us your support, your love, your grace, and your strength. We were in pain, yet you lifted us up through your grace, you filled us with peace as we came to you in your name. Not our will was done but your will Lord, and through it all you were gloried! We all said that we accepted your will, and Carl's life was glorified through you! All who came, and all who read about Carl, knew of Carl, and those who went to the funeral learned more about Carl and his service through you! Carl's love shined through you, and his life was a wittiness of you and your kind and loving heart!!! Thank you dear God for giving us this wonderful man. We are blessed knowing he is with you now. As our hearts mend help us during this year as there will still be times and moments our hearts will be tender. As we cry missing this dear man, be with us and magnify our grace within us. In Jesus name I pray amen.

Below is Carl's obituary. Last names have been deleted in respect and for privacy:

Carl L. _____
May 10, 1932 - Jan. 30, 2011
February 1, 2011
Carl L._____, 78, Altoona, died Sunday afternoon at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.

He was born in Water Street, son of James L. and Anna M. (____) _____. He married Phyllis ______ on June 1, 1957, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Juniata.

Surviving are his wife; and five children: David L. of Everett, John . and wife, Michele, in Ohio, and Lisa . _____, Deanna . _______ and Marsha L. ______, all of Altoona.

He was preceded in death by a brother, T. Eugene; and a sister, Norma J. Kephart.

Carl was a 1950 graduate of Juniata Valley High School and attended Shippensburg State Teachers College. He served in both the National Guard in 1952 and the U.S. Army from 1952-54, stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., and attained the rank of corporal. He was employed with Brumbaugh Body Co., where he custom built fire trucks for 33 years.

Carl was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Juniata, serving as Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school and men's Bible class teacher, Congregational Council president and lector. He also was a 50-year member of Logan Lodge, where he served as chaplain for numerous years, and belonged to the Jaffa Shrine, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Altoona Consistory, Alexandria Sportsmans Club and Tyrone Sportsman's Association.

He enjoyed hunting, bowling, trap shooting, attending Curve games and knitting hats and scarves for various charities which he did during the time he had cancer and continued doing so there after.

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I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones. You are in my prayers.

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I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. I pray that God continue to be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Keep your spirit up and know that God is always there for you. Psalm 121.

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Hello my dear friend I along with all here are praying for you and your family. I thank the Lord for your call and I was honored to pray with you and John during this difficult time. May the Lord protect you both as you travel comfort you and bring you peace. Much love to you

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Hugs and prayers, Shelly! My heart goes out to you and your family. The only thing I know to do from here is pray.
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Sorry Shelly...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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I am so sorry for your loss. Your father in law was a special gift from God. Your family is in my prayers.


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Shelly. I am so sorry for your loss. I do not know what to say....To know he was happy and having a good day when he passed is a great relief, he was not suffering in a hospital bed.
I have said a little prayer for your family.
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Dear Shelly, I'm just so sorry, especially after all he went through with the cancer!! And so unexpected, too!! My heart, thoughts & prayers go out to you and your family!!
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Shelly -

I am SO sorry to hear about Carl. The Lord obviously has a different plan for him, and I know it doesn't lessen the pain you must be feeling.

Know that you, your Husband and family are all in my thoughts and prayers.

May you find your tears of sorrow one day replaced by smiles of fond memories of your 14 yrs. with Carl.

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If you go back to the beginning of this post you will see that back in Oct. of last year I asked for prayer for my father in law. I love him with all my heart! Yesterday afternoon he died of a heart attack. It was such a shock to us all and I am still in shock, although it has sunk in...you know, it is hard to describe all my emotions right now.

I have posted this thread, although the information is old, to honor this great man's life! He was a true man of faith, and he lived in and through his faith until the end!

If you look down back to to 1/13/11 you will see my last update. It is something I want everyone to be able to read if you want to. The things I shared describes my father in law and our relationship.

I praise God for healing him of his cancer and giving Carl much peace, knowing he no longer had cancer. Carl was feeling really good the day he died. He was planning on going out to a banquet later this week. He was with two of my sister in laws looking for a sports jacket at a dept. store when he dropped to the floor from the heart attack.

I praise God for allowing me to be in Carl's life for 14 years. I am blessed to have been able to be his daughter in law, and know he loved my as one of his own. Although I miss Carl terribly, I praise God for how he died and when he died. I believe he was having a great day, and although I wish he would have lived for so much longer I know that God took him when Carl was meant to be with Him. I can have peace within my heart, although it hurts at this time. God is helping my family, he is strengthening us as we seek Him trough our prayers and through our tears.

Matthew 11:28-30

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Dear God thank you for ALL that you do for me. I praise your name as you are good to me in all times, and in ALL ways. In my joy and in my pain Lord, in my sickness and in my health my God is there with me, and in suffering, and in exaltation...you are my friend, my companion, and you surround me in your love. How grateful I am of how you are with me and my husband always there through every step and in every way. For you give us your support, your love, your grace, and your strength. I am weary from pain, yet you lift my face up, you fill me with peace as I come to you in your name. Not my will but your will Lord, and through it all YOU WILL BE GLORIFIED!

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Update January 13, 2011

Hi dear team,

I shared with you back in August of last year that my father in law found out that he had cancer. If you read below (way below) you will read that I was heartbroken, but soon become strengthened and renewed by God. It wasn't long before I felt inside my spirit that God had healed him. It was actually the day after we found out he had cancer. Then that same week Missy (yatmama) and a team member, Griff wrote on this thread which verified God's healing. I have been at peace regarding my father in laws cancer, knowing that God completely healed him, that the healing will come to the surface in HIs time

Well, we went to PA for Christmas a few months ago. One morning while we were there I woke up because I had to go to the bathroom. Sorry to be so open about EVERYTHING LOL- it is just the way I am!!! Anyway, after I crawled back into bed I started talking to God. I can't remember how the conversation started but I was just saying hi to Him. He told me while we were talking that He wanted me to go down stairs and tell Carl, my father in law, that He had healed him. Now, my family, they have a strong faith, but they don't talk about God too often. I have said things in the past and no one says much of anything. They are kinda reserved. Nothing wrong with that, but I am just explaining because.... well, I was kinda uneasy about what his reaction would be (me telling him this). However, I will do anything for God. So, I got out of bed, and I was not sure what time it was but it was dark outside. As I walked through the hallway I thought, what if he is not up? I was still not feeling comfortable with what I knew I was about to do, but I knew I was being led by the Holy Spirit. I walked into their living room and saw a dim glow from a light which was on. My father in law was awake! This gave me encouragement, and I asked God to help me get the words out and say it the correct way.

I love my father in law dearly. He is like a big teddy bear. We are close. I bent down next to him and at first did not say a word for a second. Then I started out saying," I want to share something in my heart that I know to be true. I want you to know that God has healed you." I gave him a hug and I felt him close to my heart. He said, "I am going to be alright," as he shook his head up and down. Then I said yes, God wanted me to tell you so.

Carl began to share with me things that had happened to him in the past 2 years. How he had GBS (Guillain Barre Syndrome) and had to learn how to walk again. Afterward as many months passed just as he was becoming stronger and was walking again, within that same year he broke the same leg two different times. I knew and remembered all of this and it was good to sit there and listen. As he told me about all of it he kept saying how all the prayers helped him. He continued to say how God helped him through each thing that happened to him.

It was when he was once again getting stronger and able to walk better again (after he had broken his leg two different times) when he found out he had cancer. As he began to share with me things about his treatments with radiation and chemo he said that God gave him strength and he has taken away his pain! He said that he knew that God had healed in a while ago!

It was all a blessing from God in so many ways. We praised God together and it was a moment I will never forget! The Holy Spirit was with us and I am just honored and humble to be used by God in this way. I praise God again and thank him so much for all that he does and for revealing this to Carl in His heart.

Carl still is being treated, but he said that he believes that the mass has decreased. He knows that in time God will reveal to the doctors that he has been healed. In the meantime he waits on God and is given peace by his loving grace!

Thank you dear God. I just thank you for working through me and giving me all that you do. Thank you for this team and their prayers and love. Dear Jesus be with all those who are wounded and broken hearted. Heal them spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Allow them to use this time to grow closer to you as they find the blessing within their pain. We give all things to you and know it will be worked out through you. In Jesus name I pray amen.

This is my orginal post back in Oct. '09

I was sitting in the living room on our couch when I heard the words. John was on the phone talking to his mom; gradually I realized something was not right. Then I asked John, is everything alright? He was in the kitchen sitting at the table. Then he said it…“My dad has cancer.” I gasped in shock! Pain filled me and I was full of despair. This man, my father-in-law has been through so much in the last two years, you just don't know and now this!

This man is more than my father- in- law, he is my dad. Do you know what I mean? I love him THAT much. Since the first time John took me to his parent’s house I had a special place for him in my heart. He is just one of those men; he is the sweetest thing ever!

I tried to stay calm; I told myself it was going to be alright. Slowly I recovered from the shock. I wanted to ask John a million questions, but he was still talking to his mom. I was on my lap top when I heard the dreaded words. I was writing on the Take It thread. I finished my thought and then wrote this prayer request. I know the love in this team, and I know the power of prayer warriors on this team!

My husband got off the phone and I realized that he and the family did not know very much. I heard my husband talk about God with his mom while they were on the phone. John told me what they said. They both agreed that God knows what He is doing. They trust God, and believe that regardless of whatever happens in life, whether good or bad- God makes good things happen out of it. That God works good into everything, no matter what the circumstances are. No surgery will be done; chemo and radiation will be scheduled.

We have accepted God's will, we have prayed for healing, peace, and grace. We believe that God will heal him. This like many other things will make us stronger in God through our reliance upon him.

My family just found out tonight, everyone found out today. I can't describe the emotions I felt a few hours ago. I just got back on the computer I wrote the prayer request on Wednesday at 9:34 pm. My emotions have changed so drastically since then. I found out at Wednesday 9:15pm and it is now Thursday 12:45 am.

GGod has given me peace within a sort period of time and I am so grateful for that! I almost have to search my brain to remember the pain I once felt.

I am full of peace now!!! I called my friend Griff, about twenty minutes after John got off the phone and she prayed for us. I put her on speaker (we have a speaker phone) and my husband, Griff, and I all prayed together.

After we got off the phone with Griff tears slowly ran down my checks, as I thought of my dad suffering, going to each appointment, waiting in the doctor's office. My thoughts turned to my dear mother-in-law and my sister in laws. They all have been watching their father in pain, and going through so many hard times, which has exhausted all of them. John held me and comforted me.

As I sit here typing for the first time in a few hours I am brought back to pain as I remember it so clearly. As my husband comforted me, thinking back to it, I remember the love that was there, which I received from him. Now, the love of God just brought me back to peace as I type these words right now!!!

God, how amazing He is, my love for Him pours from me!!!

John said, let's pray. He started the prayer and I finished the prayer. I love listening to His words while my husband prays. I can't remember my whole prayer as we sat on the couch. I remember tears were still running down my checks and I had to open my eyes and grab a tissue. I also remember telling God. "I know of your GRACE AND PEACE. I KNOW THAT YOU WILL GIVE US ALL YOUR GRACE AND PEACE." WITHIN ECONDS SOMETHING MIRACULOUS HAPPENED. MY HEART ONCE LOADED DOWN WITH INCREDIBLE DESPAIR WAS NOW AT PEACE!!! My tears and heavy ridden sorrow within my heart; which once was the result of pain and suffering became full of unbelievable peace and gratitude, His grace and peace filled my entire being!!!! And more remarkable, although while writing these words, at times I was brought back to being able to feel the sorrow, God would not let me remain in those emotions. It is amazing, just amazing. What a compassionate, loving, unbelievable Lord we serve! God did this; it was not the result of will, sweet food, or alcohol, for I did not fill my body with any thing but 2prayers. I did not will this to happen, I did not read instructions from a book to feel this way, I prayed to God and received His PEACE and GRACE!

Are you in pain right now? Has the unthinkable happened? Friends, please take my words into your heart and accept the grace of God, for God wants to hold you in His arms and give you love, grace, and comfort for it was written:

Matthew 11:28-30

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."



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PRAISE GOD is right! Thanks for the "update" and for the good news of what God is doing in your Father-in-Law's life and yours.

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Update January 13, 2011

Hi dear team,

I shared with you back in August of last year that my father in law found out that he had cancer. If you read below (way below) you will read that I was heartbroken, but soon become strengthened and renewed by God. It wasn't long before I felt inside my spirit that God had healed him. It was actually the day after we found out he had cancer. Then that same week Missy (yatmama) and a team member, Griff wrote on this thread which verified God's healing. I have been at peace regarding my father in laws cancer, knowing that God completely healed him, that the healing will come to the surface in HIs time

Well, we went to PA for Christmas a few months ago. One morning while we were there I woke up because I had to go to the bathroom. Sorry to be so open about EVERYTHING LOL- it is just the way I am!!! emoticon Anyway, after I crawled back into bed I started talking to God. I can't remember how the conversation started but I was just saying hi to Him. He told me while we were talking that He wanted me to go down stairs and tell Carl, my father in law, that He had healed him. Now, my family, they have a strong faith, but they don't talk about God too often. I have said things in the past and no one says much of anything. They are kinda reserved. Nothing wrong with that, but I am just explaining because.... well, I was kinda uneasy about what his reaction would be (me telling him this). However, I will do anything for God. So, I got out of bed, and I was not sure what time it was but it was dark outside. As I walked through the hallway I thought, what if he is not up? I was still not feeling comfortable with what I knew I was about to do, but I knew I was being led by the Holy Spirit. I walked into their living room and saw a dim glow from a light which was on. My father in law was awake! This gave me encouragement, and I asked God to help me get the words out and say it the correct way.

I love my father in law dearly. He is like a big teddy bear. We are close. I bent down next to him and at first did not say a word for a second. Then I started out saying," I want to share something in my heart that I know to be true. I want you to know that God has healed you." I gave him a hug and I felt him close to my heart. He said, "I am going to be alright," as he shook his head up and down. Then I said yes, God wanted me to tell you so.

Carl began to share with me things that had happened to him in the past 2 years. How he had GBS (Guillain Barre Syndrome) and had to learn how to walk again. Afterward as many months passed just as he was becoming stronger and was walking again, within that same year he broke the same leg two different times. I knew and remembered all of this and it was good to sit there and listen. As he told me about all of it he kept saying how all the prayers helped him. He continued to say how God helped him through each thing that happened to him.

It was when he was once again getting stronger and able to walk better again (after he had broken his leg two different times) when he found out he had cancer. As he began to share with me things about his treatments with radiation and chemo he said that God gave him strength and he has taken away his pain! He said that he knew that God had healed in a while ago!

It was all a blessing from God in so many ways. We praised God together and it was a moment I will never forget! The Holy Spirit was with us and I am just honored and humble to be used by God in this way. I praise God again and thank him so much for all that he does and for revealing this to Carl in His heart.

Carl still is being treated, but he said that he believes that the mass has decreased. He knows that in time God will reveal to the doctors that he has been healed. In the meantime he waits on God and is given peace by his loving grace!

Thank you dear God. I just thank you for working through me and giving me all that you do. Thank you for this team and their prayers and love. Dear Jesus be with all those who are wounded and broken hearted. Heal them spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Allow them to use this time to grow closer to you as they find the blessing within their pain. We give all things to you and know it will be worked out through you. In Jesus name I pray amen.

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Shelly -

I have & will continue to pray for Carl, John, you and the rest of your family. Knowing that God has got each of you in His hands. May His presence overwhelm & give each of you peace.

In His Awesome Love & Healing Power-

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Thank you for your prayers.

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* Update
October 30th

My father in law in in the hospital. He was taking water pills and became dehydrated. He also got a urinary track infection. He also has heart problems and he is in there to have that looked after these things are treated.

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These prayers have helped!!!

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thank you for the update. I will keep him in my prayers.

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Update Oct. 21st

When I was in PA I gave my father in law, Carl, a prayer quilt from our church. His eyes filled with tears as he said, this is beautiful, thanks.

Carl is doing very well. He has a lot of support from his family. He has two adult children that live with him and his wife. He feels God's peace, and he is comforted by all of the prayers which are being poured out to God for him.

He just finished his radiation treatments. He has taken chemo. He will wait for about two weeks or so and then take his 2nd dose. Thank you again for all of your prayers, please keep praying.

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Update:

Oct. 7th

I wanted to share with you what kind of cancer my father-law has. It is called, Myeloma, also know as Multiple Myeloma.

My father-in-law started radiation this week. He has cried a few rimes, but is in good spirits. He knows the power of prayer and is blessed by God in many ways through this.

My husband has had some hard days this week. I have been trying my best to comfort and support him.

I know God has healed Carl, and I thank you all for keeping him in your prayers and adding him to prayer chains. Carl is on at least 6 prayer chains! Thank you all so much!!!! I can't say it enough!

We will see him and the rest of the family when we are in PA. It will be good to give Carl a nice big hug. Like my family my extended family knows how to give a person a hug. You know what it is like to have someone hug you, and you can feel the love through their arms? Well, that is what it is like to be embraced by them and my immediate family (sisters and mom, and dad).

Carl's doctor has told Carl and the family he is expecting a full recovery! It was nice to hear, but In had already gotten my conformation from God. But God knows what each person needs to give them peace and love, and grace. I am no better than anyone else, so by me saying I already got my conformation from God, that is not to say anything, but, that I already knew he was healed through God.

I will continue to update you. When his healing takes place I will be writing a mass team emil so that I can proclaim God's healing through His name!!!

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I am in Chicago, but I am checking in to say hi. I want to give you an update and to also let you know we are all doing fine. My father-in-law's name is Carl.

The type of cancer my father-in-law has is called, Mylenoma. He starts radiation Monday. He is 78 years old. He has a strong faith, and knows from experience the power of prayer. From the team alone 5 people have put him on a prayer list. We have also put him on a prayer list. My husband has told his dad this and he was very pleased. Thank you all so much for all of your prayers love, and support!

You know, it is hard to go through such things, but I am grateful for the spirituality which my family has within them. My husband loves God completely, my sister and brother, mother, and father in laws, all have that same undeniable faith. In times such as these it is important to have a foundation of strong faith to sustain you when "life gets real", do you know what I mean?

I want all of you to have the kind of relationship in place, that when real life hits you, you can rest in God's arms from having the knowledge from experience, that God's "got your back".

However, we all have to take that first plunge, and get "cut". I am making myself clear? Let me explain. We all have to go through the mud, we all have to experience pain to get to the point that we once and for all realize that no matter what happens in life we will be ok, 'cause God is going to take care of it. We all need to know that not only will he take care of it, He will take care of us in the process. (While it is going on.)

Well, I better be going.

Thanks again for your prayers. Thank you so much SLS-NY2IN for dragging this thread out again, and for asking how Carl, my father in law is doing.

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Have been wondering how your father-in-law was doing. I never thought to hit the see more before. I am always learning something at SP
May he be healed in Jesus name.

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I pray for a special healing for your father in law. The big "C" word can totally change your life as I have learned in the last couple of months. Hang in there and trust God.

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I am going to share with you what kind of cancer my fther in law has, however, I have to check with my husband about a few things first. Thank you for your prayers. emoticon You are the emoticon

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Beautiful.
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How amazing is this? I just received an email from Missy whom typed me about this very same thing, however, she like Bobbie wrote stripes of Jesus (re. the abuse he endured before He went to the cross.) Which I believe is the same thing as strikes, just different wording. I want to share a portion of her email,"I heard the most wonderful thought this week (from PepperLeah). Because we are healed by the stripes Jesus bore, cancer is an ILLEGAL weapon of Satan's against the children of God. Isn't that awesome?! .." How much more proof do people need? I love how God is showing us His place is this!!!

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I have peace within me and I know within my spirit that my father-in-law has been healed. I felt so this morning. I believe that sometimes we feel something inside, or and hear God tell us something, or God gives us a sign, then it is confirmed, by a comment/s, or through your verses in the bible. I know this to be true because it has happened throughout my life.) Look below at Bobbie's comment) My friend Griff called me today and told me that when I told her about my father-in-law on the phone she thought about the strikes Jesus took before he went to the cross. She believes that when certain things which happen to us in our live, they are healed or corrected through Jesus strikes He endured for us. Now, Bobbie mentioned the strikes Jesus took as well, and proclaimed my father-in-laws healing! I am reading the Psalms. Now, look at what I was meant to read today!

Psalms 52:8-9

But I am like an olive tree in the house of God. I trust and confidently rely on the loving kindness and mercy of god forever and ever.

I will thank you and confide in you forever, because you have done it. I will wait on hope in and expect in your name, for it is good in the presence of your saints.

You see, it says we are to hope in and expect in your name. We are to pray AND BELIEVE. God's will is God's will, and your faith resides in His will, however, we are to pray and believe our prayers while ACCEPTING his will. I know and believe this. However, when God tells me He has answered my prayer, or I feel it within me, I proclaim it as fact & rest within THAT! Amen!!!

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I will be praying for you and yours,and your father- in- law.

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I praise and am so thankful to God for his promises of healing. Thank you, Jesus, that you bore the stripes for Shelly's father-in-law's healing on your body. I accept your gift a healing for him and make demands on your promises. I pray continued peace and grace and even the joy of the Lord to be upon Shelly and her family. In the precious name of Jesus I pray. I plead the blood of Jesus over her and her family also!

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He is healed because God says he is healed by the stipes of Jesus and we have to praise Him and thank Him for healing your father in law.



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I will be praying for him. Also for you and his family.
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I have received in my spirit God's healing upon my father-in-law. I will claim it and say in God's will my father-in-law has been healed! Thank you for all your replies here and through email mails. I will return an email as soon as I can. And I will write about my fahter-in-law more in the future.

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I was sitting in the living room on our couch when I heard the words. John was on the phone talking to his mom; gradually I realized something was not right. Then I asked John, is everything alright? He was in the kitchen sitting at the table. Then he said it…“My dad has cancer.” I gasped in shock! Pain filled me and I was full of despair. This man, my father-in-law has been through so much in the last two years, you just don't know and now this!

This man is more than my father- in- law, he is my dad. Do you know what I mean? I love him THAT much. Since the first time John took me to his parent’s house I had a special place for him in my heart. He is just one of those men; he is the sweetest thing ever!

I tried to stay calm; I told myself it was going to be alright. Slowly I recovered from the shock. I wanted to ask John a million questions, but he was still talking to his mom. I was on my lap top when I heard the dreaded words. I was writing on the Take It thread. I finished my thought and then wrote this prayer request. I know the love in this team, and I know the power of prayer warriors on this team!

My husband got off the phone and I realized that he and the family did not know very much. I heard my husband talk about God with his mom while they were on the phone. John told me what they said. They both agreed that God knows what He is doing. They trust God, and believe that regardless of whatever happens in life, whether good or bad- God makes good things happen out of it. That God works good into everything, no matter what the circumstances are. No surgery will be done; chemo and radiation will be scheduled.

We have accepted God's will, we have prayed for healing, peace, and grace. We believe that God will heal him. This like many other things will make us stronger in God through our reliance upon him.

My family just found out tonight, everyone found out today. I can't describe the emotions I felt a few hours ago. I just got back on the computer I wrote the prayer request on Wednesday at 9:34 pm. My emotions have changed so drastically since then. I found out at Wednesday 9:15pm and it is now Thursday 12:45 am.

GGod has given me peace within a sort period of time and I am so grateful for that! I almost have to search my brain to remember the pain I once felt.

I am full of peace now!!! I called my friend Griff, about twenty minutes after John got off the phone and she prayed for us. I put her on speaker (we have a speaker phone) and my husband, Griff, and I all prayed together.

After we got off the phone with Griff tears slowly ran down my checks, as I thought of my dad suffering, going to each appointment, waiting in the doctor's office. My thoughts turned to my dear mother-in-law and my sister in laws. They all have been watching their father in pain, and going through so many hard times, which has exhausted all of them. John held me and comforted me.

As I sit here typing for the first time in a few hours I am brought back to pain as I remember it so clearly. As my husband comforted me, thinking back to it, I remember the love that was there, which I received from him. Now, the love of God just brought me back to peace as I type these words right now!!!

God, how amazing He is, my love for Him pours from me!!!

John said, let's pray. He started the prayer and I finished the prayer. I love listening to His words while my husband prays. I can't remember my whole prayer as we sat on the couch. I remember tears were still running down my checks and I had to open my eyes and grab a tissue. I also remember telling God. "I know of your GRACE AND PEACE. I KNOW THAT YOU WILL GIVE US ALL YOUR GRACE AND PEACE." WITHIN ECONDS SOMETHING MIRACULOUS HAPPENED. MY HEART ONCE LOADED DOWN WITH INCREDIBLE DESPAIR WAS NOW AT PEACE!!! My tears and heavy ridden sorrow within my heart; which once was the result of pain and suffering became full of unbelievable peace and gratitude, His grace and peace filled my entire being!!!! And more remarkable, although while writing these words, at times I was brought back to being able to feel the sorrow, God would not let me remain in those emotions. It is amazing, just amazing. What a compassionate, loving, unbelievable Lord we serve! God did this; it was not the result of will, sweet food, or alcohol, for I did not fill my body with any thing but 2prayers. I did not will this to happen, I did not read instructions from a book to feel this way, I prayed to God and received His PEACE and GRACE!

Are you in pain right now? Has the unthinkable happened? Friends, please take my words into your heart and accept the grace of God, for God wants to hold you in His arms and give you love, grace, and comfort for it was written:

Matthew 11:28-30

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

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I will be praying for your family.
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I will pray. Keep us posted.

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I am so sorry to hear that. This is an evil attack of the enemy and we know above all others and all else that your father in law was healed 2000years ago and we have to stand on those promises of his healing. God does not want him to suffer we have to claim his healing and stand on the word of the Lord and praise Him for being healed by the stripes of Jesus. The Lord will love and comfort you entire family through this attack. In the name of Jesus we establish his healing into this earth by the words of our mouth and the faith and belief that we have in the truth of the word of God. emoticon emoticon



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My father-in-law just found out he has cancer today. I just found out a few minutes ago. Please pray for him. There is not going to be any surgery, for some reason. I don't have much information that has been givrn to the family. I love him as my own dad. I am grateful that my in lwas have a close relationship with God. They are replying on His strength and support. I will definatly keep you updated on this. We know and trust God will do what needs to be done.

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