Friday, November 23, 2012


We are in a waiting period...waiting for the RSV virus to pass, waiting to speak to the surgeon, waiting to see the outcome, waiting...

"To wait in the biblical sense means to gather, to watch, or to expect. It is never passive; it is active. Such waiting is never wasted, but productive." I must say that we are gathering (with friends and family), we are watching (sweet baby Ava Jane), and we are expecting (big things, full healing, complete wholeness). This waiting is forcing us to rely fully and completely on the Lord, it's requiring us to dig deeply into the faith that we hold fast to, and its so good to be there, in that place of sole reliance because things are completely out of our control, but completely in control in the hands of God.

Tonight, a pastor friend came and annointed Ava Jane and prayed the most precious prayer over her...what a blessing that was! He read from Psalm 27:14 "Wait on the Lord; be of good courage; and He shall strengthen your heart." How amazing is that? How perfectly worded specifically for us, is that verse? We have a little girl who we are most certainly waiting with and who needs her physical heart strengthened...we are waiting, and expecting God's great provision for her.

I got an email today with a precious prayer that said..."Truly praying with you all; also reminded of two things: one, for the LORD to reveal this at Thanksgiving, He has His goodness in store for this precious family; and two, I love how Ava means "life." Be encouraged that the Giver of Life is giving her new life. I bet Courtney and Adam truly had no idea how prophetic her name would be, but God chose it through them."

Mrs. Woodruff, we had no idea how prophetic her name would be...that makes me want to cry just thinking about it! He is the giver of life, the giver of all good things, we are blessed beyond measure and so grateful for a God who gives life over and over again. He is mighty to save and He is the great Physician. We look to Him today and in the days to come.

ava jane


  1. Thinking of you today, friend!

    Ava Jane looks like Peyton to me in this picture!


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