Saturday, December 8, 2012
Dear Partners and Friends, Things have changed rapidly in the last several days. In response to the questions from many of you I wanted to give a quick update. if you visit the www.caringbridge.com website you may know some of this. After three (3) rounds of chemotherapy which did not produce any desired results over the last 15 weeks, as I left the hospital and Denver last Saturday one of the doctors came in and smiled to say I think I have some good news for you. She said we don't understand the reasons after no response this long, but his numbers (good ones ) have jumped. They wanted an ANC count of 500+ but which been 3-25. the whole time. She said it has jumped to 200. I did say politely I understood because we knew "The Great Physician" who was in charge and hundreds of people have been praying for this child and God's grace was allowing it. God doesn't work this way in all lives but with Collin He has chosen to at this point. By that night it was 600 and the next day it exploded to 1800. The first exciting news we had! So we are rejoicing. This does not mean everything is solved, but now the doctors can and have proceeded to the next step to a bone marrow transplant to be initiated. No one in the family was a donor match, but one has been found through the national donor bank. It appears he will be able to be home for Christmas day if he stays well and then start the transplant. The family really wants to be together on Christmas instead of 2 places. He went home yesterday to be able to see the new baby brother ( first time off hospital property in 15 weeks). Once the transplant starts and takes place he will be in the special unit for 40-45 days under strict germ protocol then the following 90 days have to be within 20 minutes of the hospital which means he still can not go home, but if he stays well can stay in "Bretts Place" an apartment for children under transplant. So, it is far from over yet, but encouraging as we see the next step. The caring bridge site is: www.caringbridge.com. The visit site collinfrye. The password is collin. Thank you for your concern and prayers. Frank -- Frank Frye Priority Associates "Developing Leaders from the Inside Out"
Saturday, December 1, 2012
JESUS' DEATH - 60 SECONDS ~~~ 60 seconds with God... For The next 60 seconds, set aside whatever You're doing and take this opportunity! Let's see if Satan can stop this... THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty. At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was Even more dreadful for Jesus, for unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion, Jesus was nailed to the cross by His hands and feet, rather than tied... Each nail Was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails Were driven into His wrist. Not Into His palms as is commonly Portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that Extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew That when the nails were being hammered into the Wrist, that tendon would tear and Break, forcing Jesus to use His back Muscles to support himself, so that He could breathe. Both of His feet Were nailed together. Thus He was forced to Support Himself on the single nail that Impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could Not support himself with His legs for long because of the pain, so He was forced to alternate between arching His Back and using his legs just to continue to Breath. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the Suffering, the courage. Jesus endured this Reality for over 3 hours. Yes, Over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of Suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water >From his wounds. From common images we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side... But do we remember the many wounds Made to his body. A hammer Driving large nails through the wrists, the feet overlapped And a nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. And... Before the nails and the spear, Jesus was whipped and Beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the Flesh from His body. The beating so horrific that His Face was torn and his beard ripped from His face. The Crown of thorns (two to three inch thorns) cut deeply into His scalp. Most men Would not have survived this torture. " He had no more blood To bleed out, only water poured from His Wounds.The Human adult body contains about 3.5 liters (just less than a gallon) of blood. Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into His Members; a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond That, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His Chest.. All these without Mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying His own Cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his Face and threw stones (the cross beam was almost 30 kg of weight, to which His hands were nailed). Jesus had to endure this experience, So that you may have free access to God. So that your sins can be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception! Don't ignore this. JESUS CHRIST DIED...FOR YOU! For you, who now read this e-mail. Do not believe that He only died for others (those who go to church or for pastors, bishops, etc). He died for you! It is easy to e-mail jokes or silly photos, But when it comes to God, Sometimes we feel ashamed to forward a message about Him on To others. We are worried of what they may think. Accept the reality, the truth, that JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE WORLD. God has special plans for YOU! Share this with all your friends... About what He went through to save you. Really think about it! May God bless you!