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Prayer Request. October 18, 2013

“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5

With a heavy heart I am asking my followers to pray for Jordan and her family. Jordan has battled and won the fight against leukemia three times in the past six years. She received a bone marrow transplant in March where she thought her fighting would end. Unfortunately while she was still healing, Jordan got the flu and pneumonia in September. She has been on life support since.

As someone who has battled cancer and its consequences, I cannot imagine in the slightest what Jordan and her family are going through at this time. So please pray for all of them as Jordan continues to fight. God has miraculously healed her three times before.

Jordan is such an inspiration to cancer fighters everywhere. I’ve never heard her complaining. She is such a Christian role model. She inspires everyone that meets her. Please prayer for her now and every other time she comes across your mind.

“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,” Psalm 103:2-4

—————————— UPDATE 10/19:¬†——————————

Jordan passed away last night. She has gone to be with the Lord. She is no longer suffering, and she is stronger than she’s ever been now that she’s in Heaven. I truly appreciate all of your prayers. Please continue to prayer for her family and all of the many lives that she touched. You will be forever missed, Jordan. Thank you so much for all that you’ve taught me!

 

The Married Life. October 16, 2013

Filed under: Love,New Things — Courtney @ 9:27 pm
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“Well, I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love”
“I Won’t Give Up” Jason Mraz

For those who are unmarried, let me give you a heads up: everyone will ask you, “How’s the married life?” for, as far as I can tell, at least five months. I have been asked this question many, many times. My usual response is, “It’s great,” or something along those lines. But if these polite people wanted my true answer, they’d be listening to me for a while.

There’s the cliche “waking up to your best friend” business, which, don’t get me wrong, that’s definitely on the list of what makes ‘the married life’ great. But it’s so much more than that. I am constantly saying, “it’s the little things.” Because it is. That phrase has never meant as much to me as it has in the past five and half months. What makes the married life great? It’s when he watches one more episode of The Office with me and misses the first twenty minutes of the Red Sox game. It’s when he makes me a pb&j because I just think he does it so much better than me. It’s when he tells me to buy the Cosmopolitan magazine that I’m staring at while we’re waiting in line at Wal-Mart. It’s when he randomly reaches for my hand. It’s when he comes home and surprises me with gummie bears or gas station hot dogs (trust me, that’s more romantic than it sounds). It’s when he answers all my clueless baseball and football questions when he watches a game. It’s when I come home to find the living room neat or the dishes put away. It’s when he works super hard to make sure to use the right towels in the kitchen, because they all have a specific job. It’s when he does all of these little things and so many other big things that he does on a daily basis.

So, in case you haven’t already picked up on things, the married life is truly amazing, and I could not ask for a better man to share this crazy life with. Thank you for being such an amazing husband, Chris. You are my world.

 

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person”
– Mignon McLaughlin

“Look around
There’s no one but you and me
Right here and now
The way it was meant to be
There’s a smile on my face
Knowing that together everything that’s in our way
We’re better than alright”
“Between the Raindrops”¬†Lifehouse