Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Words For Wednesday: Prayer & Community

"Prayers go up and blessings come down." Yiddish Proverb

We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats.

Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter.

A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free. - Starhawk


A friend, family member and Diabetes On-Line Community member really needs our prayers right now, BIG TIME.
Meri over at Our Diabetic Life is a pillar of strength, inspiration, laughter, tears and knowledge.
She's the mother of four boys (3 who have type 1 diabetes) and the wife and sweetheart of Ryan.
Meri shares her life and her struggles and always reaches out to others when in need.
Meri makes me laugh and learn and become and she inspires all of us daily.
And Meri and her family need our positive thoughts vibes and prayers.
Regardless of your religious beliefs, denomination, etc., PLEASE, PLEASE pray for many miracles for Ryan Schumacher and his family every day, but especially this Sunday March 4th.

This past Sunday Ryan was rushed to the hospital and 6 tumors were found in his brain and multiple tumors were found in his lungs and abdomen.
To quote his wife and our wonderful friend Meri: "We are asking all of you for your continual prayers, and ask if you will join our family in praying this Sunday March 4th, for Ryan. Please pray specifically for a miracle, because that is what we stand in need of at this moment.
Please spread the word to your churches, prayer groups, friends and families. All religious denominations everywhere. We have a strong belief that we need to bombard the gates of heaven with prayers for Ryan on Sunday...and beyond."

To learn more about what's happening on March 4th and to follow Ryan's progress, please click on the link to The Schmmacher Family's Miracle facebook page and "LIKE IT."
And PLEASE send them lots of prayers, positive thoughts & healing vibes - And tell everyone you know to do the same!


Cara said...

Prayers are being sent up from all over the world now. I know they are. I've passed info along to at least three other chruch families in two other states besides my own. A miracle can happen and I am so blessed to see the D-OC pulling together at this time. We are such an amazing family of people who are linked by diabetes.
Thanks for posting this on your blog. The more people who read, the better!

Meri said...

Thank you for this. Love you.