Saturday, March 30, 2013

He Has Risen - BELIEVE

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I originally did this post on May 13, 2009 and this is a repost from April 21, 2011.  If you havn't read it, I hope it will Bless you, and if you have,  I hope you will rejoice in all of the Lord's Blessings and Believe that He does perform Miracles everyday.

Sometimes it's hard to remember that the Lord is always in control and He knows the beginning and the end. It's also hard to believe that an event that is your worst nightmare can also be your biggest blessing. Let me explain these comments.

Two years ago this July my oldest grandson was in a horrific auto accident and was ejected. He suffered a very serious Traumatic Brain Injuury. He was in a coma for several weeks on total life support. His left arm was badly broken, but he was so unstable they couldn't do surgery and it was agreed that life was more important than limb and if they had to amputate that was ok. His prognosis was grim at best if he made it at all. Each time the doctors gave us a deadline of things that he had to be able to do, the Lord met that deadline one day before, starting with breathing on his own as the first milestone. Gaining conscienceness, learning to swallow, talking, sitting up, standing, learning to walk again - all of these were miracle milestones. You see the accident had shirred his brain and they didn't think he would be able to do any of these things. We had hundreds of people praying all over the world and the Lord was so faithful to answer every prayer.

My grandson's name is Keith. At the time of the accident he was just a few classes away from graduating from ASU. This wasn't going to be a cake walk because he still had some of his toughest classes to finish such as advanced courses in Physics and Nuclear Technology. The doctors didn't think he would be able to resume his studies. He spent several months in the hospital in rehab and then several months at Barrows Institute for more rehab. Every day he became more whole. They were able to do the surgery on his arm a few weeks after the accident and put in a 9" rod from the shoulder down to the elbow. He has worked very hard and has full strength and use of this arm with no signs of the injury except where you can see the scars where the screws were put in.

Why I say the miracle is complete is because tonight he will graduate from ASU with his Engieering Degree with his major being in Nuclear Physics. Wednesday night he sat with all of the ASU students as President Obama delivered the Commencement Address. The Lord completed his healing several months ago, but for some reason seeing him walk across the stage and receive his diploma will be the period to the sentence to me. He has a couple of scars on the back of his head and that's all there is to see that he was ever in an accident. He is completely healed with no signs of ever having any kind of brain injury at all. His doctors openly admit that he is a miracle. People that meet him today really can't believe he ever had a brain injury. He is just exactly the person he was before, no bodily scars, no side effects, no signs at all that anything ever happened. When the Lord healed him, He healed him 100% in every way.

So when I say one event can be your worst nightmare and your biggest blessing, his healing and graduation is such a blessing. It is the Lord's way of showing the world He was in control all along, and that He still does miracles every day.

Keith believes the Lord saved him for a purpose, and often wonders what it is the Lord has in store for him. I can't wait to see the rest of the Lords plan and His many more blesssings He has yet to reveal.

This is a pictue of Keith at his Birthday Party a couple of weeks ago. His face got really red as all the waiters and patrons at the restaurant sang to him.

  Waiting his turn to walk up on the stage and receive his diploma.  Thank you Lord.

We are BELIEVING for another Miracle as another of my grandsons marries his special gift from heaven tomorrow.  She has MD and is confined to a wheelchair.   The Lord has a plan for these two also.
  (P.S.You can see some of their wedding pics here. )

Thank you for listening to my story.  I wish you all a Very Blessed Easter and sincerely pray the Lord completes all of your Miracles in His perfect timing. 

P.S.S.  Since this post of 2011, we received another Miracle.  Another of my grandson's crushed both legs in a horrific Ski accident, while in a race with the U.S. Ski Team.  After several surgereies, bone graphs, two rods and several pins in each leg, the Lord guided the surgeons and therapists hands to deliver another Miracle. He's totally healed also, and up Skiing again. You can read about that miracle here.  (He is constantly reminding me to BELIEVE, and with all of these grandson's, ( I still have one more ), He has a lot of material to work with.)


  1. All honor and Glory goes to our Heavenly Father.
    Happy Easter and lots of love, bj

  2. Wow.. Praise God!!!
    He is so good - all the time!
    Happy Easter!


  3. What wonderful examples of God's loving grace and mercy to heal your grandsons so completely!! This post is a real encouragement to me as my husband and I wait on the Lord for his intervention.
    Mary Alice

  4. Tears! The Lord is so good! His mercies endure forever! Thanks for sharing Marty! Have a blessed Easter!

  5. These are wonderful illustrations of how God works His miracles. Your grandsons are all so handsome. You know, at Easter it is important to reflect and remember what Jesus Christ did for us sinners and the fact that He died and rose again is, of course, the greatest miracle of all time. How blessed we are! Have a beautiful day with your sweet family tomorrow.

  6. Oh Marty! I just thanked God and thank you for sharing this miracle. Very touching. I am so glad for you and the family and so glad you shared as a witness to God's loving miracles!

  7. Hi Dear Marty! Yes, our God is still in the miracle business! I'm so touched by these stories and praise God for all He does. I wish you and your family a blessed Easter.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  8. Such a wonderful testimony to the greatness and love of God!! What a mighty God we serve! Happy Easter sweet lady!

  9. Oh my dear Marty, you have been given so many miracles, with your handsome grandson Keith graduationg, when only two years ago you only wished his life was safe!! Praise the Lord! He is always there making miracles for us, every day in our lives, we just need to realize it as you and your family do! May our sweet God bless the new couple too, as I think your grandson is the miracle this lovely couple needed. Thank you so much for sharing your touching family story and blessings. May you all continue to be blessed this Easter and always.

  10. Miracles do happen.

    Have a blessed Easter.

  11. Marty, your story makes me think of Job. You have been sorely tested and still kept your faith. Happy Easter!

  12. Marty, your grandsons are very special to have a wonderful grandmother like you. God has given them wonderful miracles. May God bless you and your always.
    Have a wonderful Easter.

  13. Marty - your stories really spoke to me today. My oldest granddaughter was seriously ill for seven months in 2010/11. She still has difficulties and we had decided that she may have issues the rest of her life. How silly of us! Miracles do happen and your family members are the living proof. Happy Easter to all of you.

  14. Marty,
    This reminds me of the Scripture...
    "For I know the plans I have for you..."
    I am so~o~o very grateful for your miracles!
    Have a Blessed and Glorious Easter, dear friend!!!

  15. What a wonderful story Marty! God is so good, even when bad things happen. Hope you have a blessed Easter tomorrow.

  16. Wishing you a blessed Easter from Still Woods Farmhouse!

  17. Marty, thanks so much for sharing this with us, and I loved seeing you give God the Glory for those miracles. He is such a good God and Father. I don't know what I would do without Him. Loved hearing about your grandkids being overcomers. :-)

    Happy Easter to you and yours...



  18. Marty, your family has been truly blessed. I believe God has his plans for each of your family members, have a blessed Easter!

  19. What a miraculous story Marty. God is so good and what a special day for all of you to celebrate his graduation. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Easter.

  20. Happy Easter to you, too, Marty.

  21. Hallelujah, Marty! These truly are miracles. They've all turned their tests into testimonies. I've heard it said, "People don't believe in miracles until they need them." Well, I certainly believe in miracles. And I believe in a risen Christ. Happy Easter.


  22. You have been blessed ! Hope you and yours have a Happy Easter !

  23. It is great to serve a miracle working God! Happy Resurrection Day!

  24. What a wonderful story (stories)! Sometimes I think we really don't believe in miracles and then when something happens, we start praying for a miracle. When our great-grandson Landen was diagnosed with cancer, we prayed, as did so many faithful people, that he would be healed. When he wasn't, I realized that that little four year old touched more people for the Lord than probably I had in my much longer lifetime. So, the word believe, is a very special word for me also.

    I know that graduation must have been quite a celebration.

    Thank the Lord for miracles such as these.


  25. Beautiful true miracles indeed!
    Rejoicing in an empty tomb. May you and yours have a very Happy Easter!

  26. What an awesome testimony of God's faithfulness, Marty! Thank you so much for sharing this.


  27. In looking back over my blog for a certain project, I came across your comment made five years ago. Just to see if you we're still blogging, I looked you up and found your current Easter post. What blessings The Lord has provided your grandsons and all His believers.

    Just to share, The Lord took away all bitterness toward a family member who was at our table yesterday. That, to me, was also a small but significant miracle in my life. I awoke today with a joyful spirit. Praise to Him.

  28. What wonderful stories, Marty! I do believe in miracles, you have a very blessed family!
    Have a great week!

  29. Thank you for sharing your amazing stories of God's wonder-working hand. Praise his name!!

  30. What beautiful miracles, Marty. Thank you for opening your heart to all of us.


  31. But we must remember that God is faithful even if our prayers aren't answered exactly as we would like and even if the person isn't healed. God is faithful!

  32. I just found your blog and am going through each page for the first time. I am always blessed and love God for having believers who are not afraid or ashamed to share the goodness of our Lord on their blog. God's continued manifested blessing to you and your family.