What A Great Week

What a great week.

Last week wore many of us out both physically and emotionally, plus the little excitement this morning when Pastor said his heart hurt which had the medical staff rushing around and just about put me over the edge. I feared Pastor had thrown a clot or had a major bleed. After the dust settled I’m not sure Karla was as excited as she was last night about Pastor being able to talk, but that’s just an observation on my part.

This morning we brought church to Pastor Mike. Scripture reading from Psalm 95, followed by a few comments and prayer. I thought about singing, but Pastor’s had enough trauma for one week.

At 1 A.M. this morning I woke and began to reflect on the week and was reminded of Psalm 139: 13-14 “For you formed my inward parts: you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works: my soul knows it very well.”

For 44 years, Pastor Mike’s brain has managed to navigate around his AVM, which turned out to be the size of a peach. Pastor Mike excelled at sports in High School and College in addition to his sharp mind. His brain’s ability to literally rewire the neurological pathways all took place without his knowledge or help.

We are truly “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Tomorrow will be a very busy day for Pastor, please continue to pray for his speech, movement in his right arm, shoulder and leg as the therapists work on each of these areas. If everything goes well he could even get some broth. Pray for Karla as she has opportunity to talk with other families and share what God is doing in their lives.

On behalf of Pastor, Karla, and their family, thank you for your prayers and support. With each day Pastor makes progress and his body continues to heal. We serve an awesome God that hears our prayers.

God Bless



3 thoughts on “What A Great Week”

  1. Praise the Lord for the progress reported. We feel relieved, and yet still compelled to pray for a full recovery. It has been great to see all the folks out there in the world responding–especially people from high school, Summer Games, etc. that I have not seen or thought of for some time. Praise God for His mighty and ever expanding chain of grace!



  2. Oh, the complexities of the human body. We are amazed at them and we are so grateful that God has placed such brains in people to understand even the tiniest bit of how we are made. We are grateful for the doctors and nurses who have the gift of mercy.

    Blessings to all and I can just hear the sweet sound of the church coming to the hospital to witness and celebrate life.


  3. Pastor Mike & Karla, We have been reading your blog to keep up on what is going on and have been very happy to hear of your successful surgery and improvement since surgery. “The Lord is our Rock”. We just wanted to let you know that your name and family have been brought forward at our church the past few weeks for prayer. We will update your progress to our church family again on Sunday. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family.


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