Monday, April 11, 2011

Meet Richella

One of the highlights of Blissdom, for me, was meeting this precious woman, Richella, who writes "Imparting Grace."

To say that Richella and I had a couple of things in common would be an understatement. Suffice it to say that we hit it off right away.

But that's not the purpose of this post.

If you are a praying person, would you please lift up Richella and her husband, Jack, tonight and tomorrow? Jack is having a second (yes, second!) open heart surgery on Tuesday morning. The surgery is to last several hours. I know that Richella is very concerned (who wouldn't be?) but she is trusting the Lord for her husband's health.

I want more than anything to be there, to hold her hand, to pray with her, but I can't. And so I will do the only thing I can do--I will pray from here. And I will ask you to pray too.

Thanks, friends. I'll let you know when I have word about the surgery.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Update: Richella sent an email this afternoon saying that her husband made it through surgery very well. He will be in the surgical intensive care unit overnight and then on to a regular floor. Thank you for praying!



  1. Shelly, I just happened to be logged in to my Blogger account when I saw this post. THANK YOU so much! I appreciate you so much! I especially thank you for praying for Jack. You're right--I'm scared! But I am trusting God. That's a lot easier to do when when I'm surrounded by people who are praying for us!

    Bless you!

  2. There is so much need for prayer today. I'm praying for Richella and her husband.

  3. I am praying for your beautiful friend.