Power of Prayer and Positive Thought

O never star
Was lost; here
We all aspire to heaven and there is heaven
Above us.
If I stoop
Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud
It is but for a time; I press God's lamp
Close to my breast; its splendor soon or late
Will pierce the gloom. I shall emerge some day.
-- Robert Browning

I am a huge believer in the power of prayer and positive thought energies. It is my hope to use this blog to encourage more prayer, more positive thought, more hopeful energy.

Monday, November 20, 2006


My father-in-law was scheduled for routine test today. Instead, he's been admitted to the hospital with heart problems. He has severe blockages in 2 arteries and is, right at this moment, going a through a procedure to put in 2 "kissing" stents. Besides this, he had a large lymphoma removed from his head last week. It was biopsied, they took a bone marrow sample & did several other tests, and gave him a full body scan. He will get the results of all this on the 30th.

Bless Tad with calm and assurance, his family with strength and peace and comfort, his doctors with wisdom and skill.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


My uncle is in surgery to have a brain tumor removed from his left frontal lobe. The doctors are pretty confident it's benign but won't know for sure until the biopsy comes back. His daughter said that his humor is very good. This, I believe, is key to survival and recovery.

Pray for strength and comfort and calm for both Jack and his family. Let their love support each other. May their attitudes remain positive and light and full of humor and joy in life, as this will speed recovery.

update: 11/20/06
The biopsy results show the tumor to be malignant and invasive. He is opting against chemotherapy and radiation. They give him a year to live.

May they be blessed with love and joy of family and strength to say good-bye when the time comes. May they remember that life is eternal and that death is simply a passing from view, and that we are never truly parted from those we love.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Early morning on November 4, this young man - a teenager - was involved in horrible auto accident. He's been in the hospital miles away from home. His family and doctors hope he can go home this week. He suffers from a broken clavicle, fracture pelvis, air around his lung & countless scrapes, cuts & bruises. He will be confined to a wheelchair for quite some time before he'll be able to graduate to a walker.

Bless Jordan and his family with strength and courage. Their love for each other is strong and will see them through this challenging time. May Jordan heal completely - physically, emotionally and spiritually - from this accident, that he may love life even more than he does now.

Bless his family, that they will remember they are not alone. They have the love and support of their extended families as well as many caring friends. Help them to remember that a sense of humour, even in the most challenging of times, can heal even the most frightening pains.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006



Yesterday, this little girl was taken from her home. She is only 5 years old. Please, send your prayers and positive energies that she might be found.


Thursday, March 02, 2006


Gordon is the beloved uncle of a friend. He is suffering from kidney failure as a result of diabetes. He needs a kidney transplant and is on the donor list. His family is all being tested for living donors, but no match has been found for him.

May he continue to know the love and support of his family. May he find comfort and strength in them. May he know the kindness of others. May others know the joy of selfless giving. May his doctors find the answers and provide the life-changing gift.

Friday, January 06, 2006


My cousin George had a heart attack yesterday morning and is in the Intensive Care Unit. Please, send prayers and positive energies to him and his family for strength and a rapid and complete recovery.


Please, let her find her way. Help her know how truly wonderful she is - how beautiful, talented, intelligent, miraculous. Give her strength to find her way past the pain and to rediscover the love and joy that life has to offer her.

Monday, November 28, 2005


My oldest daughter came to us last night & asked us to pray for her best friend's father. He's had back problems for years, but has now completely lost the use of his legs and is no longer able to work & support his family. This family has no rainy day fund at all. The oldest son is even contemplating dropping out of high school to work full-time in an attempt to support the family (I know ... NOT a good idea).

Pray for them - send out positive thought energies for them - that they may find a way to survive financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.