Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A prayer to spare.

Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, 'What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.' Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope.

Vincent Van Gogh

If you have a prayer to spare, there are a few folks in need.
• A sweet boy and a fellow fighter in the battle against PNETs, Ethan Grimm, and his family of Council Bluffs, IA, really need our spiritual support as it seems his cancer has grown.
• Kyrie's new baby cousin, Dalton, has been diagnosed with bronchial ocular facial syndrome, which means there are multiple surgeries in the near future to repair bronchial holes, a membrane covering his eye and his cleft palate & lip.
• The Halley family of Maryville, Missouri, as Brian, his wife, Jenni, and their children endure his showdown with melanoma.

... and so I must still have hope.

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