Wednesday, November 26, 2008

aidyn's blog

There has been some good news in regards to Aidyn's surgery (see previous blog). Updates can be found at this blog: Pray For Aidyn.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

please pray for aidyn

Aidyn Wooley is our pastor's oldest daughter and has been a part of the edge (a pre-teen youth group Kari and I are involved in) from the very beginning of the ministry (about a year and a half now). She is a fun and godly 10 year-old bundle of life, and we have grown to love and adore her during this time.

For a short time now Aidyn has been feeling weakness on her right side (arm, hand, leg, etc.), and her parents took her to the doctor this past Friday (11/1). The doctor ordered some scans and tests, which indicated a tumor near the base of the brain / top of the spine that will need to be removed. The team of doctors believe the tumor is cancerous but will not know with certainty until a few days after the surgery. Aidyn will have surgery to remove the tissue on Wednesday, November 26 at 8:00 AM.

Our hearts are hurting for Aidyn and the Wooleys as they go through this painful experience. Please pray for them with us.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

it's gotta be close

I've heard a lot of comments lately about the end-times being close. Most of them have been in reference to the recent election. I wasn't very convinced until I saw the UA basketball game last night.

The end has gotta be close.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"a loss for words"

In case you haven't read it, I wanted to draw some attention to Kari's latest blog. It is a beautiful expression of her heart in the midst of the painful experiences of three miscarriages. While, as the guy, it has been easier for me to process things and begin to move on (hence my blog not even a week later than the last miscarriage), it obviously has been a different experience for Kari. But I think that as a result there has been a deeper quality to what she's been able to process, which is evident in what she's been able to express.

Monday, November 10, 2008

one-issue politics

It's pretty interesting how Obama's election has sparked so many heated conversations among Christians about abortion. I'm pretty quiet when it comes to politics, but I couldn't help but share this great article by John Piper: "One-Issue Politics...", also posted on my friend Justin's blog. Piper has a gift of making confusing issues seem so clear.