Saturday, August 18, 2012

Resolute to Speak Life

Although many outward signs would declare otherwise, we here at Rambellwood are fighting the good fight.  The call to declare life.   Proverbs 18:21:  "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits."  

...If you all could see Bonny now.  She loves life and will speak no evil. (1 Peter 3:10)    Please understand that we are not denying the possibility of death, only choosing to give God full reign in our home and lives.

We have moved Bonny downstairs to the parlor and into a hospital bed to make things more comfortable for her.  She also had to have a catheter put in.  There was some kind of blockage that would not allow her to urinate.  Also, it was painful for her to be moved to the bedside toilet.  This has been somewhat hard for her to adjust to emotionally, but she is doing better.  We all like her downstairs. Since she cannot walk or use her right arm, we move her around through the house with a wheel chair so she can be a part.  Her pain level is stable.  She is eating three balanced meals a day and taking some very high quality supplements.  Johanna has been very diligent in applying essential oils to needed areas and other regimens for removing toxins.

I continue to be her primary caregiver, which requires me to be at home most of the time.  Any who would like to help with current expenses or outstanding medical bills would be greatly appreciated.  Hospice is a great support, coming in about four times per week. We cannot express enough how much your love, prayers and support mean to us.  This is where the body of Christ really shine. 

Loving life... from Rambellwood


Saturday, August 4, 2012

God's Kingdom and Purpose

Jesus's kingdom is NOT of this world (Jn. 18:36).  If we are His, only He knows the purpose we are here for.  Here lies our faith in God, and continues to be our focus as we enter into more uncertainty concerning Bonny's health and future here on earth.  Many signs point in an undesirable direction from our perspective.  His will and purpose is what we seek.

Bonny has weakened to the point of barely being able to walk.  She has not been downstairs in almost two weeks now.  She needs continual care and better pain management.  I love to care for her but have felt unsure of how to manage the pain.  As a result, we have gotten hospice involved.  This, by no means, defines the end of her life (God has numbered her days)  ...Only a way to get help with managing the pain.  So far, transition from one drug to the next has been somewhat difficult.  Hospice has also provided necessary equipment for dealing with her lack of mobility.  We are hoping to get her downstairs today for a time of worship with the family.

Our trip to Cancun in July was amazing. We are so glad we went when some were telling us not to.  We were both ministered to in every regard.  The Lord knew just what we needed.

Your prayers are not in vain.  Regardless of the earthly outcome, we will praise Him.  This is the cry of Bonny's heart.  Please lift my name to the throne as well.  I need God's strength more than ever.  Also, all seven of our kids.  They are such amazing people, trusting in God and keeping a good disposition.

We love you,