We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine


Please pray

I have tried not to use my blog for personal prayer request, but I believe this is warranted. I do realize that so many go through so many trials that are greater than I can imagine, so please know that I am not trying to be selective but there is something I believe we can learn from Tracey. For those who don’t know what is happening, Chris Klicka, homeschool speaker and author, father of seven, and husband to Tracey, is dying currently away from home in Colorado Springs. He collapsed after flying to CO for homeschooling event. Chris has suffered with MS for several years now, but was doing much better this past year. Just a few days after attending the conference, Chris’s life hangs in the balances. He has chosen not to extend his life through artificial life support and is resting with his wife by his side, and family and friends nearby staying in friends home, with hospice care, in the Springs. Please pray for them, especially as his son is flying today to see his dad. Below is Tracey’s letter this morning, it is precious to read: THIS IS THE AIR I BREATHE…YOUR HOLY PRESENCE LIVING IN ME! 6am–As I write, I’m listening to Michael W. Smith’s worship song, “Breathe.” For those of you up with me right now, I wanted to give just a short update and ask you to pray for & Chris… He’s been sleeping pretty good through the night, but early in the morning now has developed some more phlegm in his throat. He’s trying to cough a little now and then and is still able to sleep mostly through the congestion in the back of his throat, but it would be good to be able to get some of that phlegm out of the back of his throat if possible. Please pray that the suction machine would either work to bring relief (which I just tried using but doesn’t seem to be the right thing to use–his congestion is too far back, I think, to use the suction tube), or that God would just supernaturally enable Chris to swallow this mucousy congestion down into his stomach. John is just about to leave Dallas and arrives into CO Springs around 10am. I so want John to see his daddy and for them to connect with each other. Thank you for praying! This is the air I breathe; this is the air I breathe; Your holy presence living in me. This is my daily bread; this is my daily bread; You’re very Word spoken to me. And I’m desperate for You; and I’m lost without You.
Please also pray for a young man named Koban, who after an accident left him paralyzed, is hoping and praying that the Lord would bring strength to his limbs. Please also pray for his mom and dad, they are carrying quite the weight. “May Jesus return today!”

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