Occasional updates regarding her brain cancer journey...Pray, Cry, Laugh, Share...
Dave, We've been lifting Kate in prayer all week, but especially throughout the day today. I'm a night owl, so I'm assigning myself this time slot to pray for you right NOW. If you are not sleeping, I pray for comfort, peace and sleep for both of you. Father restore Kate completely, give her comfort, relief from pain, healing, and restore her left side.Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I AM WITH YOU; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.In His Love,Lynne Pogue
Continually praying for you Kate and Dave. Praying you two through this storm. Please God give Kate some pain relief so her body can start healing and allow for good rest. Lord please help Dave as he stays by Kate's side and allow him to get some rest also. Danielle
Holding you all in my thoughts and especially my prayers. Cari
I am up with the kids and thought I check on you guys. Thanks so much, Dave, for the updates. They help me know how to pray. I'm thankful for the Lord who never slumbers or sleeps.
I'm sure most blog readers had a restless night of sleep with Kate on our hearts, but that gives us all extra chances to pray for each of you. Thanks for keeping us posted.
Dave, I'm in Korea (13 hours ahead) so I've been able to pray for you all through your night. The Lord will carry all of you.Bill
It's taken me 3 tries and over 30 minutes to get this blasted laptop to boot up, initialize, or whatEVER it's called, but, FINALLY, I'm able to peek in on the Snodgrasses so I'll know how to direct the AM prayers. Dave, it's like you two are living in a fishbowl and we're all gawking at you from outside the globe of glass...thank you for your vulnerability. We love you. SO glad for time zones and 24-hr-round-the-clock-prayer exravaganzas, allowing for you two to be lifted up (or perhaps propped up at this early hour) over and over again. Laura Joback
Good morning Champ, this is your Dad. I just woke-up and read your last two entries. I've been on my knees praying for Kate and for my four Snodgrass boys. I'm sure that this is just a temporary swelling thing but I was hoping we would all wake to the good news that Kate now had full use of her left side. Maybe it will be revealed why Kate has to suffer without pain meds but for now all we can do is pray that our good and loving Lord will heal her very soon. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I can be there within a few hours if needed. Just be assured Grammy and I will continue praying and once I inform the Cajun Prayer Team of the situation you can be assured the prayer volume down here will me turned up to the maximum.I love you so much!XXXOOODad (a.k.a. Pop Pop)
Praying for you in Alabama!
Praying for tremendous comfort for both of you, Dave, for physical rest, relief of pain and return of movement for Kate, for the peace that passes understanding. Praying for your precious boys and for the doctors involved, and thanking God for the privilege of knowing you all and bringing you before the Lord.Erika B.
Dave, I've been praying for Kate since I woke up this morning, specifically for movement on her left side and for relief from the pain. For you, my prayer is that God will use whatever amount of sleep you got last night to give you great strength and endurance for today. You are both so loved, by all of your bloggers but mostly by our great and powerful God.Psalm 143:1 with a little customization: "O Lord, hear our prayer, listen to our cry for mercy; in Your faithfulness and righteousness come to Kate's relief."In Him,Stacey Preis
Stopping in again from Atlanta to see how the night went. I pray now that you will have the strength and energy to get through the trials of today. May you both feel the love and prayers around you and lean on them during the day. Lifting you up in thoughts and prayer and still believing God is in control. ~ Christi
still praying... and have posted about her on my blog. Rest assured that all of my readers are in prayer for her too.Please tell her that.-H
Finishing up the 6-7 prayer slot for you guys. It is an honor to lift you before the Lord.Psalm 73:26, 28 "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.But as for me, the nearness of God is my good,I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,That I may tell of all Thy works."May you be carried and sustained in the intense love and grace of Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord our HealerJamie Hartke
When Roy had a brain aneurysm bleed three times three years ago, Dr. Forget performed his surgery. After going home and doing some research, Dr. Forget came into ICU and told Roy that he didn't understand how Roy's outcome was so good. He was baffled and didn't even have any statisics for why Roy had no side effects. His words were "God must have been watching over you." We are praying Dr. Forget will have the same conversation with Kate very soon. Jeremiah 32:27 -- "I am the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?"Roy & Cindy Williams
Good morning Dave and Kate! Jimmy, Hannah, Holleigh and I have been praying intensely for immediate relief of the swelling and comfort and wisdom for you to help Kate through this.... Hopefully you got a little rest last night.Patty
Dave and Kate,I have been praying for you all week. I have prayed that you have that sweet "peace that surpasses all understanding", that every corner of the ICU room Kate is in will be filled with peace. I have prayed that Dave recieves strenght, and wisdom and comfort. "Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
I too am praying and thinking of you all morning. Love, Angel
I am still praying and will continue to do so!
Dear Lord, Please allow Kate to feel relief. Father I pray that this extra situation will be resolved so that Kate can rest more comfortably. Father, please let Kate's left side begin to move. Give the Doctors continued wisdom. Please let Dave rest, even for a few minutes at a time. For your strength will cause Kate and Dave's weakness to mount up on wings like eagles.I love you LordMarnie
Father, I ask that your will be done in this situation. I ask that you place your hand on Kate’s heart and the heart of her precious husband. I ask that you calm their spirits and fears. I ask that this be only a temporary situation, and that she will regain full function on her left side. I ask that her personality still be intact. I pray for her boys, Carter 9, Cole Patrick 7, Stuart 3. They are so close to my kids ages. I know how hard this must be on them, I know how Carter and Patrick must feel, my Easton and Elijah are almost the same ages. I ask that you protect their hearts and their minds. Protect Stuart as he goes thru the following days with out his mama. Give his grandma, Sandy, the words to say and strength. I pray for Dave. I pray that you would calm his spirit and give him peace. I know how hard this is for him, for I watched my husband go through it. Please comfort him, and let him know that it is okay not to be strong sometimes. Help him lean on you, and draw strength from you. I pray for my dear friend Kate. Just calm her heart and her fears. Keep satan out of her thoughts. Give her a peace that passes all understanding.Amen
Prayer Team chiming in...It would be great for anyone who is able (realizing all of our schedules are different! :o) ) to have some specific, focused, lengthy' (as in 1/2 hour or 1 hour) prayer time in the next 48 hours (or more) to pray for the specifics of getting Kate's left side to move, for reduction of swelling, and for God to reverse any negative effects of the surgery that may have caused this to happen. If you are able, please either contact me (see sidebar on front page of blog for my email address) and I'd be happy to assign you a time period--and of course feel free to assign yourself :o) a time today/tomorrow as it fits in your schedule. I'm not a doctor so feel free to correct me on this, but I feel like these post-op hours are crucial. I know Dave will keep us updated on specific 'physiological/medical' ways to pray. Keep up the great spiritual warfare praying on behalf of Kate, Dave and the boys! "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective! "
Praying...Jack Collins family
p.s.My Aunt Lila and Uncle Kenny (missionaries in Japan) have been praying throughout our night, since it was daytime there.
been praying through the night for you guys while I was up with my little one. you are on my heart and I will continue to pray through out the day. if you read this dave let kate know that Maddie(my daughter who LOVES Mrs Kate the song lady at church) has been praying too for God to help Mrs Kate feel better. So sweet!! hope you were able to get some rest.carrie clark(gene's daughter) :)
Dave and Kate, I have been praying since I got up this morning. This is one time when there are just no adequate words, and I know that's okay. Here instead are God's words.Ps. 40:5Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to usward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak them, they are more than can be numbered.
You don't know me, Dave, but I thought you might want to know that there is yet one more praying for you and Kate and the whole family. May the Lord grant you healing, rest, and peace for your bodies, minds, and hearts.Sue Winkleman, a member of Kate's CBS core group
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and hope, which we don't deserve, comfort your hearts with all comfort, and help you in every good thing you say and do. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17Lifting you all up to the Great Physician. All my love.
Jesus, speak restoration into this situation, into Kate's body. Restore to this family what the enemy has attempted to steal. Give strength to Dave's body and peace to his mind. Undergird him with Your strength and power.
Hi, Dave and Kate ~We have continued to pray for your peace and to be showered with God's Grace, even in the smallest of gains in these early hours after the surgery. We know you and your family are surrounded in His love and care and comfort.
Thankful Kate got some comfort and rest. I pray for strength on Kate's left side. Praying the rest will bring forth recovery.claven68
Praying for you...Love, Julie
HUGS AND PRAYERS from Maui....
I can't be there to sing to Kate, so you can do this, Dave. Not knowing the depths of your musical talent, you may want to read it. . .:)O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Spread His praise from shore to shore! How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore. How he watches o'er His loved ones, Died to call them all His own: How for them He intercedeth, Watcheth o'er them from the throne. O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Love of every love the best; 'Tis an ocean, vast of blessing, 'tis a haven sweet of rest.O the deep, deep love of Jesus, 'tis a heav'n of heav'ns to me; And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee.O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Love of every love the best; 'tis an ocean vast of blessing, 'Tis a haven sweet of rest. O the deep, deep love of Jesus, 'Tis a heav'n of heav'ns to me; And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee.Text: Samuel Trevor FrancisMusic: Thomas J. Williams"What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear, What a privilege to carry; everything to God in prayer."We are carrying all of the Snodgrass Family to God in our prayers.
Praying for your sweet family.
Dave & KateOur internet is down (groan) and I'm actually checking this blog at Kinko's...doesn't sound as psycho as it COULD be...I had to come her anyway to copy our Christmas letters. Stacey is supposed to call me on my cell if you update the blog, so I can pray AND praise (that's faith talkin' there) for any changes. All support and prayers for you...Laura Joback
Still praying for you, Kate and Dave. I'm eager to hear how things are going today and will be checking as often as I can from work.Love you,Tiffani G
Continually praying for you and Kate! Especially early this morning. Know God is with you through this, every moment!Diane and Steve (CTA)
Father God, we KNOW you have Kate and this whole family held tight in Your arms. We praise You, God, for You never sleep...we can come to You any time day or night, and You love us more than we can love ourselves or anyone else. You DO have a hope & a plan for Kate and her family. I pray for healing on her left side right now Father God. I am thankful the doctors said the surgery went well. I pray for complete healing of the cancer and for this whole trial to be glorifying to You, Father God.In Christ Jesus' Precious Name, Amen.The Stark's
You don't know me, Dave, but I thought you might want to hear that there is yet one more praying for you and Kate and the whole family. May the Lord bring healing, rest, and peace to your bodies, minds, and hearts. Sue Winkleman, a member of Kate's CBS core group
Dave:I woke up off and on all night praying for you and Kate, that she will be a conqueror through this and that you would have physical and spiritual rest. Praise God for what He is doing as he carries your precious family through. Remember, there are many who are bearing your burdens so that you can perservere. blessings, carol
Dave, I was hoping we'd all have better news today. It's a temporary roadblock but I know God is healing Kate. It's just a matter of HIS timing. We'll just all wait patiently and pray that Kate gets meds and is out of pain!!I'm blocks away so please let me know if I can be of any assistance at all. I'd be happy to let the boys come and hang out, play with Joshua and Nic Nic, go for a visit...whatever you guys need. Just let me know! Praying for your rest and Kate's strength back. Stacy
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