Angel Update 7/24pm

A quiet day that began around 4am with checking vitals, glucose, labs, etc through around 7am. All teams made their rounds beginning with Neursurgery (PA Justin, Dr Hazzard). Quote PA Justin to Adam, “Same shirt as yesterday?” Dude, I don’t even know what day of the week it is. Funny moment. Dr McCollough (Plan’s are steady), Cardiology (Dr Dupont – looks good) . There has not been one drop in care through nursing shift changes. Thank the Lord for quality medical care. Took 2 walks down the halls.

Thank you for a great visit from Bro Mark and Ms Amy Stroud. Thanks for smuggling in the Steak n Shake. Also a sweet visit from Mary Beth Cole (Chick Fila Enabler). So many calls and messages of support and prayer. BIG Thank you to bro Les Butler for featuring prayer for Angel on his Music & Ministry FB Live today. “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Pro 17:17) KJV

PHILIPPIANS 4:19 GoFundMe IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Bro Dustin Bonham, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church Wartburg, TN who organized the GFM effort is going to update the goal one more time. His initial goal of $5000 was met and surpassed early. The bump up to $10,000 was met earlier today and folks are still contributing. The decision has been made to bump the goal one last time to $15,000 and shut down the GFM Monday evening. Bro Bonham has consulted with us and we agree that this is the reasonable thing to do. We have no words to express the gratitude to Bro Bonham and all of those who have given gifts to help defer our medical expenses and supply our household expenses in the time that we will be off the road. But, make no mistake, the LORD is going to get us back doing what HE has called us to do. PLEASE share this info for any who would like to make a final gift. (Phil 4:19)

PRAYER: No seizure activity. Surgery stays on schedule. Family and friends who will be on hand Monday; safety and comfort. Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace. Comfort and courage for Abby & Addy who have been absolute troopers through this whole ordeal. Maturity, Grace and Character all parents pray their children will develop and display. Tumor Disappears – Decreases – Defunct. Rest tomorrow in preparation for Monday.

STRENGTHENING: In the Songs of Degrees, Psalms 125:1-2, “They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.” The psalmist describes those who trust the Lord as a mountain. Don’t miss that. As the mountains pictured below from Israel around the area of Jerusalem display, we are that lesser mountain of faith surrounded by the greater mountains of our Lord. A storm may wash away lose dirt, a fire may come and burn away brush but the mountain will remain, protected by the strength within and the mountains on all sides.

Angel Update 7/23/21 pm

Thank you for taking the time to check in on Angel. We are going to begin using this blog format for those who do not have social media accounts and also create a journal of this experience that others may be able to draw strength and direction as they may travel these same roads.

Today started at 5am with a wake-up call to get ready for an MRI. The tech came to pick her up at 6am. Throughout the morning all the various medical teams made their rounds; Neurology (seizure activity), Cardiology (new Heart Echo), Mobilty nurse (walk the hall), Nurse Manager (how we doin’), Hospital Dr (overall care), Neurosurgical Team (MRI, Surgery plan), Nursing staff and Techs (all day care).

Prayer Plan: Rest and Preparation over next 2 days, Surgical staff (Dr Winegrad, Justin, Catherine), Dr McCollough (Hospital Dr), Dr Bashir (Neurology), Dr Voltz (Cardiology), Dr Tanna (Oncology), Tumor disappear – decrease – defunct, No Seizure activity

Strengthening Points: Times like these are why it is important to be right with God, so we can pray without hinderance of iniquity in our heart. A constantly updated prayer list is important. It is important to be a friend and show ourselves friendly. Family and family relationships are crucial. Church Family is Family that we need. Young people approaching the thought of marriage need to study the difference between Love (Eph 5) and attraction, infatuation, and lust. Nobody says I do thinking, “I will stand by you through disease and failing health, I will bathe you, I will comb your hair when your hand doesn’t work, I will keep my vows when they are called to account, I will make hard decisions, I will walk by your side when you don’t have the balance to walk on your own, I will wipe away your tears and your slobber. I will do whatever it takes no matter how long it takes. I will love you more than I love myself, I will pray with you and for you.” I do is our version of God’s I AM.

Right about now 43 years ago…

On the the night of July 13th 1978 at Noah Baptist Church in Cherokee county Alabama the Lord saved my soul. Brother Frank Sharp preached from Isaiah 53 on the lost sheep. The Holy Spirit began to deal with my heart as he had been in days just before and showed me my sinful condition and told me I needed a savior. That seed fell on fertile ground. I found myself in the altar calling on the name of the Lord to save my soul. And he did. Hallelujah Glory to God? Thank you Lord for saving someone like me who you knew would sin and make mistakes and yet you extended mercy and grace unto me a sinner and saved me by your grace. Thank you Lord for all you’ve done and I trust you for all you’ll do in Jesus sweet name, Hallelujah glory, Amen.

Riches From The Pages: Nothing Better Than Jesus Part 3

Riches From The Pages

This is part 3 of 3 from the message, Nothing Better Than Jesus preached at Smyrna Baptist Church, Starke, FL in 2021. Make a note in your weekly calendar to hear these messages live every Monday at 11am ET on If you do miss the live broadcast you can always find these messages archived on our RFP podcast page on