My Photo


Blog powered by Typepad

May 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

« Missing Roger | Main | I'm Still Here »

April 14, 2012


Ruth Gilbert

Oh are dealing with SO much! I can feel the suffering you are going through about your Dad. Just remember that you have "friends" who care! I read this quote from Oswald Chambers' book, "My Utmost for His Highest" and it helped me so much I thought it might help you: "Cast your burden on the Lord..." You have been bearing it all, but you need to deliberately place one end on God's shoulder." That just gave me such comfort visualizing God on one end carrying my burdens.
Love you!
Ruth from Texas

Shanna Locker

Thank you so much for sharing what is going on in your life with those of us who care about, and pray for, you. Overwhelming sounds like a good word for your life at the moment. Isn't it sweet to know that our God is never overwhelmed?!?! I pray for you daily and am also remembering Cheryl Arneson as she deals with her grief. It is an honor to intercede for fellow Believers - even ones that I've never met. Stay strong Debbie and stay very close to God!
Praying for you, ~Shanna Locker~


Thanks for sharing Debbie, been thinking and praying for you lately. You have so much on your plate, but continue to praise God! You are such an inspiration to me, you ae amazing. I hear so well how hard it is with your dad. My mom is almost 94 and we are keeping her at home, and her needs are so high. It is over whelming at times, she is the sweetest mom and none of us can see putting her in a nursing home. She is looking so forward to going to Heaven. Please take care of yourself too, you are so loved by so many of us.


I need to get the book by Oswald Chambers, that Ruth from Texas mentioned. Sounds like something I need to read. Thanks Ruth for the input.


We appreciate you sharing your life with us, so that we can pray for you. As I was praying today, and you came to mind before I read your note, God seemed to tell me that He so much wants to GIVE us His amazing Love, His amazing Grace and His amazing Peace. We just have to accept it all. Continue to accept all His help and blessings and you (and all His children) will remain in His firm grip, because He will never leave you nor forsake you. And that's a promise!

C turnbull

So sorry you are dealing with so much in your life right now. I cling to Isaiah 41:13 in my life. I know that the Lord always holds me by His hand. We don't have anything to fear when we turn it ALL over to Him. Take a deep breath, trust in Him, and see what God brings you through. You will look back on these trials one day knowing God never left your side. God is good and He loves you so much. I am praying for you.
Cheryl/Lenexa KS

Ann Woodward

Hi Debbie,
So glad to hear from you and that your kids are well.
I's so glad we have a heavenly Father who cares and comforts and meets our needs. I pray your family is touched with the energy and love and direction from Him as you care for your Dad.

Becky Arvin

Deb I read your message today and I cried. I was the care taker for my mom, dad, and brother. They are all in heaven now but I so related to all in your message today. I was a daddy's girl also and totally crazy about my mom and brother. It is hard to see them not be the way we know they want to be. We will just keep praying and trusting the Lord to do what is best. We are just so blessed to have been able to grow up with such wonderful parents and family. I don't take that for granted i was truly blessed.I just miss them all so much. I am glad the kids are doing ok and I too only have grand CATS but they are precious. I know Isaiah brings you so much joy and I am so thankful that he has that time with you. I will be praying for all of you and checking in to see how you are doing. Know that we love you and thanks so much for the love you share with us. Your KY friend Becky



You are facing what so many of us are facing - the sandwich generation. We have parents to care for and children and grandchildren too. It is very overwhelming! Try to take time to pray and read God's work even if it is only five minutes. Also try to listen to Christian speakers when you are traveling in the car. The more we hear from His word and the more we focus on Him, the smaller our problems become. Thank you for sharing your heart with all of us. We care about you and are so proud of all you have already accomplished! Nothing is too hard for our Lord! In all thy ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. We love you and are keeping you in our prayers!


Hello Debbie,
So glad to see your post with a report on all that is a part of your life. Sorry to hear that your dad isn't well. I totally understand your prayer as my mom is nearing 97 and tells me she is tired and doesn't understand why the Lord allows her to stay. As her health declines I ask that God will allow her to slip away in her sleep when the time comes. I am just so thankful that I have been blessed for 70 years of having my mom. Not everyone is so fortunate to have a parent that long.
Sounds like Chelsea has made many friends around the world and that she stays very busy..Hope that all goes well with Jessica and her new job..very exciting. And, Isaiah....what a lucky little guy he is to have you. I know he lights up your heart and keeps you busy...
Will keep you and yours in my prayers..especially your folks along with the "care givers". Thanks for sharing with us..You are loved.
Judy Hicks

Linda in Ohio

Oh Debbie, how sneaky our minds are. I have just been dealing with giving something very hurtful to the Lord asking him to take care of it for me. Thinking I had left it there with him I am then am so surprised to find out later on that here I am with that hurtful thing again. I have found Jason Crabbs son "thru the fire" so helpful to me lately. When the adversary says give in--just hold on. Our Lord will show up and he will take us thru the fire again. Just hold on Debbie. Our Lord will show up. Praise his name.


Thanks for reminding me that God is in CONTROL. My mother passed in January and the executor title has gone to his head. I had to get a court order to get my childhood and personal effects out of the home. In addition, care taking of loved one can take a toll. However, I hope everyone will pray that I have a great outcome and the Lord will have his angels for protection.

Eugene McCammon

Thanks for all your updates. Roger was a favorite friend. I often think of him.

Eugene McCammon

Steve & Becky Robbins

Dear friend;
I've never left a comment here for you, but my husband and I have been following you/Roger since the beginning. The road you have traveled has been a bit rough, but GOD IS FAITHFUL. Keep your head up and continue to be the Daughter/Sister/Mom/Mom-in-law/Grandma/Friend He created you to be. Phil.4:9
You are loved. ;)


I also posted 2x last week on the day you wrote but for some reason neither posts are appearing. I just want to tell you I am praying for you through all of your "junk" of life. How wonderful to think this "junk" as stressful as it may be and it is!...we only have to deal with it on a temporary basis. Blessings to all of you and for your daddy to be healed very soon either on earth or in heaven.
Becky In Wisconsin

Rebecca Gardiner

Thank you so much for the update. I know that life can be very crazy at times, but I can also see that God is continuing to work in you life. I can totally understand your pain with your dad. I am 100% daddy's girl and it is very hard for me when is sick or hurting. Definately will continue to pray for you!
Rebecca Gardiner
Psalm 98:1

glyndene deaton

Hi Debbie,
Just a quick note to say we are praying for you and your family. Your Mom is such a precious person and surely needs Christian's to pray for strength for her as she cares for your Dad. He is definitely in a sad condition.
We are remembering you as you deal with life's trials.
Bobby & Glyndene

Pamela Keller

Debbie, it was so touching reading your note about taking care of your parents.....I too am a caregiver, to my parents and now my dying aunt....and though I wouldn't have it any other way, it does get very taxing on the body, mind, and nerves.

I knew Roger a long time ago, but I never had the pleasure of meeting you or your parents. I was singing with a group out of Walnut Ridge, and Roger would come to some of our practices, because he knew our piano player.....this was when he was still in college!....anyway, just wanted to say hello, and God bless you for what you are doing for your parents....prayers for your family, for the loss of you just helps to know that we'll see them again someday.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Check out these sites!

What I'm Reading Right Now

  • Ron Mehl: What God Whispers in the Night

    Ron Mehl: What God Whispers in the Night
    Ron Mehl is a hero that I never met. A friend gave me this book a couple of years ago and it really touched me. Ron was suffering with Leukemia and had written several wonderful books before this one "Whispers" really got to me. The main thought is why is it that God who IS light, who created light, does so much of his work in the dark? The answer, because that's where WE are. We struggle in darkness, our weakness is more pronounced in the darkness and we feel so alone in our darkness. But....God is not intimidated by the dark! He invades it and speaks to us there! You should read this book asap. (*****)