Monday, December 10, 2007

Mommy Blogging Makes for Fast Friends and Miracles!

For those of you who show up here sometime during your busy day, you know us as the Miracle Trio...Dawn, Mimi and myself...friends pulling out all the stops to help make a miracle happen for Mimi's dear little Julian! (if this is your first visit to my blog, please read the last two posts) I don't think I have shared with all of you HOW I have come to be blessed with these lovely two women whom I have referred to quite often on my blog as "friends." This is what makes this story even more of a STORY! Dawn, Mimi and I have never laid eyes on one another except through photos sent via the internet or when Dawn (the show-off - just kidding) was on ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT. We have built our friendship, created a spiritual support system, and shared much laughter and tears through blogging, Without the internet we would never have met. Welcome to the 21st century of MommyNetworking. What a blessing! But because of this just-by-chance meeting, we have been feverishly drumming up support through worldwide prayer, an auction and PayPal (see donation button on this page) to make this Christmas the BEST ever for little Juju who has been struggling this last year with Medullablastoma. I have been completely HUMBLED by the outpouring of love, prayers, and giving from thousands of people WORLDWIDE! I have even had people tell me that they have contacted Oprah to fill her in on our plight for Julian. We are now praying for a Christmas Miracle...and through the help of many other Mommy bloggers who are spreading the word with links to my blog and with the idea from Mommy blogger, Shellie, we are calling for a WORLD WIDE FAST! Wednesday is the last day of our auction on ebay and we will all be fasting and praying for Juju's miraculous recovery! A reader told me to look up Mark 9 in the Bible so I wanted to share it with you... Passage Mark 9:20-29: 20So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. 21Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered. 22"It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us." 23" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes." 24Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" 25When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again." 26The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead." 27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up. 28After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?" 29He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer ad fasting." Isn't he worth it?! Do you think you could give SOMETHING UP on Wednesday to "fast" for Julian? Fasting can be dangerous for some people with certain health conditions so please use your best judgement. Our church encourages people who want to fast but cannot/shouldn't/ don't want to give up food to fast dessert, TV, technology or anything else that would be a sacrifice. When you feel "hunger" for food or otherwise...PRAY FOR JUJU! FAST FOR A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!! and leave a comment that you are "in" so we can track HOW MANY people are with us!

23 comments:

Tara said...

I am with you all on Wednesday! Praying for Julian's miracle!

Sherri said...

I think that what you are doing..the three of you...is amazing!!!

Pam said...

I can't fast since I am nursing my little man still...but I will give up something for that day. I tend to 'rely' on soda to get me through work and the day. So I am going to give up soda on Wednesday for Julian!

Heather said...

I'm in for the "fast" starting on Wed. I will be giving up sugar through the end of this year. That means NO SUGARY TREATS whatsoever even with the upcoming next 3 Christmas parties I'm invited to. Can't wait to see everyone else's creative sacrifices on behalf of Julian. May God bless us for obedience to Him.

kay said...

i'm in!!! i'm going to fast from technology. no tv, no computer, no phone. i'm sure i use these things so often that i will be sending up prayers on a minute by minute basis.

Becky said...

I'll be fasting Wednesday, too! May the Lord bless and heal little Julian.

Continued prayers for his healing and comfort and peace for his family during this 'storm'of life.

manda said...

Michelle, Dawn and Mimi - count me in. Lots of prayers still flying Julian's way.

Cheryl said...

I will absolutely join you in fasting and praying for Julian on Wednesday. I'm praying already, and trusting God for a miracle. My sister just received an amazing answer to prayer in her life, and I have been praying for her for months. God CAN and DOES do MIRACLES!

Lisa said...

Our family will join in on the fast on Wednesday.
He is in our family's nightly prayer intentions as well.

Tracy said...

I'm in on the fast too!

I just want you to know how wonderful I think the three of you all are. You have truly inspired me!

As in FYI, although I didn't think of Oprah, I did send an email to the Ellen Degenres show. I sent it last week when you announced that you would be selling your "holy cheese" on ebay. I wish you all the luck in the world and I'll be praying for a miracle!

Shellie said...

I'm in of course, thanks for giving me the heads up. I just posted on my thoughts about the fast, so I hope those who visit will join in as well.

Aly said...

count me in on the fast. my mother "got her wings" from chronic meyeloid leukemia february 2006 - 11 days after my 40th birthday. losing a mother can never compare to losing a child, and juju is so beautiful. i'll pray, and fast, and send up healing vibes into the universe. may she respond, even in a small way.

blessings.

Gina from Texarkana, AR said...

I am with you all the way. We love you baby boy! You have made a differance in my life . . . FOREVER!!

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

I'm in

Jeana said...

I will fast for Julian's miracle as Icontinueto trust God for my son Noah's freedom from autism and epilepsy. That same passage in Mark 9 has been foundational for us as we have walked in faith for Noah. May God's power gifts of miracles and healing be manifest for these precious boys this Christmas.

Your sister,
Jeana <><
Luke 12:34
Taylorsville, KY

Aleta1314 said...

I've been praying and will be fasting on Wed!! God Bless Julian and his family.

coffespaz said...

I can't fast all day, but I will give up my mid-day meal for Juju. I think what you are doing is just fantastic and I am blessed to have found you.

My Semblance of Sanity said...

I am blessed to be acquainted with those of you who read my blog. I AM BLESSED to be acquainted with those faith-filled women who will "give up" on Wednesday to "lift up" our sweet Julian and pray for a miraculous recovery.

I am humbled by you all!
May God bless you and yours doubly this holiday season!

Too Little Time said...

Amen - All things are possible in Christ who strengthens me. God is Good in All things - Karrie

Anonymous said...

Count me in.
KR

Misti said...

I will be fasting Wednesday and praying for Julian. I sent out an email to everyone I know to encourage them to do the same.

Misti

T. Farkas said...

I woke up this morning and the Holly Spirit reminded me that this is the day of fasting for Julian.
I believe in complete healing for you Julian!" Those who go to GOD Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you can hide. His truth will be our shield and protection. The Lord is your protection, you have made God Most High your place of safety. Nothing bad will happen to you, no disaster will come to your home. He has put his angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go. The Lord says: Whoever loves me I will save I will protect those who know me. They will call to me and I will answer them. I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them. I will give Julian a long life and they will see how I can save." (Psalm 91 NCV)

Sasha said...

I'm in big time!