I know there are policies and etiquettes regarding taking text from another blog, but in this case, I don't think there will be any offenses - and since I don't know how to create a link, and am not always sure it's the best way to convey information as people don't always hit the link, I'm going to go ahead and copy a post directly.
This post is from a blog written by our pastor's son, Brent. He describes in this post the need his dad and family have for prayer due to the terrible health condition of his dad, our pastor. I haven't touched on this topic at all yet, but our church could definitely use prayer in general for the transitions that are occuring and our future ahead - but, most of all, for the physical health of our current pastor who is about to retire (and sadly, may not even have the opportunity at the pulpit again, due to his health, before that official retirement date).
Enough of my descriptions - Brent does a much better job than me: (this was Saturday's post, the latest update I have is that he is responding somewhat to antibiotics - I'll put his blog's web address in the comments if you want to stay up to speed...)
I'm Asking For Prayer
Some of you have followed along on either my blog or my wife's blog. If you have you know that my Dad has had a rough year health wise. He has been fighting an extreme case of Lupus. It has taken it's toll on him. Today he went back into the hospital. About 2 weeks ago he had a massive seizure caused by his fight with lupus. During his seizure, he aspirated and now is fighting pneumonia. We heard from my mom tonight that he is not well. The doctor's are concerned as he is needing to have an angiogram done as soon as possible to possibly put stints in to alleviate stress on his heart due to the damage lupus has caused to his arteries. Things have been progressing downhill over the last couple of months and I don't like to think negatively, but things are not getting better. The doctor's are concerned he will make it through the angiogram, because his system is so weak. They need to get him in on either Monday or Tuesday and the pneumonia is holding them back. He is 6 weeks from retirement, brought on by his health. I don't have a specific to pray for, just that as God leads us through this time that we would be patient, sensitive to His Spirit and that we would know how to provide for my Dad and my Mom in all of it.