Kim's Prayer

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." --2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Monday, August 20, 2007

In trying to make sense of this

A poem I read this morning during my devotional spoke to me.

Does Sorrow lay his hand upon your shoulder,
And walk with you in silence on life's way,
While Joy, your bright companion once, grown colder,
Becomes to you more distant day by day?
Run not from the companionship of Sorrow,
He is the messenger of God to thee;
And you will thank Him in His great tomorrow--
For what you do not know now, you then will see;
He is God's angel, clothed in veils of night,
With whom "we walk by faith" and "not by sight."

I'm so overwhelmed by all of your love! Thank you to my sweet friend for allowing me to spend yesterday with my sister. I wish there was someway I could tell you how much that meant to me. As Mark and the kids walked into church yesterday, "Everlasting God" was the opening song. The special music was Mercy Me's "Jesus Bring The Rain."

I don't really have to say much more do I?

Love to all.


At 8/20/2007 08:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kim,
WE know your bin law Daniel and he has asked us to pray for you and Karen. As a mother my heart breaks to think of the pain you must be in some days. But as a believer I know God has his hand in your life and in Karen's. My prayer is for a total healing. We are praying for you and will email our church to pray for you.
Tona and Tom Wiegel
Parker, Colorado

At 8/20/2007 09:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You continue to amaze me on this incredible journey with your commitment, love and open heart. I "walk by faith" with you and my love is unending.
I love you, BIG!

At 8/20/2007 09:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am continuing to pray daily for you and your family. I think you are such an amazing person, and have touched so many lives with your faith, strength, & courage. You inspire me to be a better Christian, Mom, and wife - I have learned that we can all see God's hand in our lives, regardless of the circumstances, if we just look, take our eyes off ourselves and fix them on Him! Let me know what I can do to help you and Mark (errands, food, school, etc.) and I will keep on praying!
I love you - Allison M.

At 8/20/2007 09:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your faith is the most i have ever witnessed. And the love and concern you show for everybody else still amazes me. I thank the lord for you, because once again you have helped me. You have showed me true faith. Love you and will pray for you.

At 8/20/2007 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I returned home about an hour ago from the mile prayer for you and your family. How awesome to see all those people out praying just for you! You are so loved and you have brought people together in faith and prayer. You have done God's work and I believe He will say to you "Well done, my good and faithful servant." I will always think of you as a flower no matter whether you get the miracle I am praying for or not. You are a flower because you are so radiant and so fragrant - a fragrance of God's love. And, you know, a flower's fragrance does not stop after it is no longer living. A pressed flower still has a wonderful scent. And, you have left such a mark on this community through the hands of God using you that your own fragrance will continue on and on and on and on. What a beautiful flower you are! Ephesians 5:2 says "and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." You have done just that, Kim - lived a life of love that so many of us feel. I think of you often and pray for a strength like yours. God's blessings on you all!
Amy Roscoe

At 8/20/2007 12:52:00 PM, Blogger Alicia said...

Dear Kim,
I am thinking of you & Karen and your sweet parents and families so much today. I love hearing about the mile of prayer - how awesome! It sounds like you have such wonderful friends which is no surprise. As the saying goes, you can tell a lot about someone by looking at their friends. I see unshakeable faith and overwhelming love. I pray your world and the moments in it today are beautiful. I pray your children have a blessed day at school today. I pray the Lord will touch you and yours exactly in the way that is needed today. Sending lots of love and hugs,

At 8/20/2007 01:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying!


At 8/20/2007 01:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said... on the walk it reminded me how much are loved... by so many.......just wanted to let you know that you and your family are still... and will always be in my thoughts and are still my hero.......your courage and strength has touched so many......I can honestly say that I have learned a lot from you ever since the first day I met're a perfect example of a good friend and a good person...........just wanted to tell you again how much I love ya....Leigh Ann

At 8/20/2007 02:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim, you have people praying for you that could not make it to the Mile of Prayers walk for you today. Many of us prayed for you and your family this morning in our private time with God. How I wish I could have been there to see the love walking around in circles! Must have been like a prayer whirlwind!

My love goes to you and yours!

At 8/20/2007 03:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are such an amazing person. I have only met you that one time that you came to consult with me at the radiation clinic, but I could just sense the love you have for people. Thanks to Mrs. Carol Bishop for telling you about me. Some of the comments you said to me I will never forget. You told me not to question God, but to thank Him for giving us another day and asking Him what He wants from us today not tomorrow. I have shared that with many people because I know you were absolutely right. You are such an inspiration to so many people. Thank you for sharing your journey with me. My prayers are with you and your entire family.
Misty Edmonston

At 8/20/2007 08:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim and Mark,
I just saw a picture of your beautiful family on Karen's blog. Karen looks exactly as I remember her! Your children are beautiful. I am amazed by you all and the love of so many for your family. It speaks of the power of the Lord to unite people even when we cannot understand why some things happen. Please know I am here and praying for you all. I would do anything for you!

At 8/20/2007 08:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kimmy Sue!
You are my inspiration. I wish everyone could have the opportunity to read your blogs and be touched. You are so special! I wish for an afternoon for us all to get together and just laugh and you's the little things..I'm amazed at what God has done in your life and everyone elses that you've touched. Thank you for being you. I love you! Teresa Neece Gavan

At 8/20/2007 10:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are such an incredible person! Thank you for sharing your journey and being such a constant source of strength with your inspiring words and amazing courage. I love the poem you posted today - it is a message that provides much peace and understanding.
Susan Christian

At 8/20/2007 11:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"God loves you. He wants you to know He is with you no matter where you go. He will see you through. God loves you." Do you know that song? I enjoy hearing it every time because it radiates such a calming assurance of His everlasting, all-encompassing love. Psalms 121, The Living Bible: "Shall I look to the mountain gods for help? No! My help is from Jehovah who made the mountains! And the heavens too! He will NEVER let (Kim) stumble, slip or fall. For He is ALWAYS wtching, never sleeping. Jehovah himself is caring for (Kim and her family)! He is her defender. He protects her day and night. He keeps (Kim) from all evil, and preserves her life. He keeps his eye upon her as she comes and goes, and ALWAYS guards her." be it. I love you, and God loves you. Blanche

At 8/21/2007 07:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Kim,

I sure wish I could have been at the prayer walk, but work conflicts interferred. I did get to drive by, and it gave me chills (it did again thinking about it, too!). The track was full of women and kids, walking and praying for you, Mark and the kids. What a physical outpouring of love I witnessed! You are an inspiration, even though you didn't ask to be. Thank you for your vigiliant walk with Christ.
Much love,
Diana N.

At 8/21/2007 08:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night on our way home, we passed the "Y" and my son yells from the back seat..."look mom someone is still walking for Kim...". How right he is...we are still walking and we'll continue to walk and pray. All my heart--I love you.

At 8/21/2007 08:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so wished that you could have been walking with us yesterday. I miss seeing you and sharing a laugh about something silly one of us has done. Your sweet smile is forever embedded in my heart. Sweet, sweet Kim. I love you.
Amy E.

At 8/21/2007 08:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim & family,
I am amazed at the outpouring of love I know that you must feel from family and friends and even those who may not know you well. I am inspired by your faith, love, and geniune concern for others. You are certainly an excellent example of what we all aspire to become: kind, gentle, loving, and a true servant of Christ. I have been thinking and praying for you and your beautiful family daily.
Kimberly Minton

At 8/21/2007 10:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim - I wish I had words to inspire you as you have inspired me and so many people. Mo and I are continually praying for you, Mark and the kids. Emma Mae wanted me to let you know that you are in her prayers too. You are like a full moon on a clear night. You reflect the "Son" fully for all to see. God's love shines through your eyes and that contagious smile of yours. You are amazing and a true hero.

Deanna Warren

At 8/21/2007 10:50:00 AM, Blogger Alicia said...

Hi Kim,
I hope you are feeling well today. I just passed your mom in Karen's car as she was dropping the kids at our church for mother's day out and of course I started thinking of you and Karen. Love you both and your families. This is the day that the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it! I know you are glad and rejoicing in what is today. Take care, Alicia

At 8/21/2007 12:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim and Mark,
Thank you for your witness, your faith, and Christian walk. They have touched us deeply, and God has used your walk to speak to us. Thank you for your inspiration. We continue to keep your family in our prayers.
All our love,
Cristina George and Ana

At 8/21/2007 12:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are truly 'courage on the cross'. The love and faith you show for God even in your weakest moments inspires me each day. You are such a lovely, graceful woman. As so many who know you...I pray for you and your family daily.

At 8/21/2007 03:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim I love you and am constantly thinking and praying for you. God be with you always,
Much love, Shirley and family

At 8/21/2007 04:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you, we are blessed to have you as a friend. Your faith is amazing

Love You


At 8/21/2007 04:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim- your amazing spirit continues to touch and teach all of us. Seeing you back-to-school shopping and enjoying it!- made me slow down and realize it's not the big things we accomplish in life that people will remember. It is how we face the big and small things in life that define us. You have done it with a smile, a kind word and a joyous heart, always praising God!

Praying for all of you-
Jackie Carter

At 8/21/2007 07:03:00 PM, Blogger C DePriest said...

Kim---I am amazed in your strength and positive nature. I have been following your words with many tears and emotional awe. My how we have all grown since the Chi-O House. You have angels all around you! What a witness you are of God's Love. You seem to take the negaitves and turn them into bursts of positive energy! It is a special gift. You have the gift of words and delivery. I can only imagine how many peoples lives you have touched. I pray for you and your family. I pray that you don't suffer from pain. I pray for a sense of peace. You ARE a Godly Being!!! He is Alive, he is Alive in YOU!! Love to you-Cindy Fordyce DePriest

At 8/21/2007 09:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Living in Florida, I'm out of the loop and did not realize the physical suffering you are enduring. We tried to grab Lehman the last time we came to Jonesboro and now I know why we couldn't get ahold of you. I am sad for you and your family.
I was talking to some of my new coworkers about faith a few nights ago. Interestingly, everyone exchanged stories of a miracle or two in the ER they had witnessed over the years which "proved" to them God is real. I found it shocking that we all (myself included) had to witness something extraordinary as proof to verify God's existence. How foolish we are!
When I realized this phenomenon, I immediately thought of you. While you hope for a miracle, you don't expect it for proof that God lives. You know that His plan is a miracle in itself. Your faith is so strong that I look at you in awe and I had to share your story with my new coworkers.
I smiled when you said in your blog "...God is not going to leave me now." This is because God has made you and your family His example of love and faith so the rest of us will know what we're supposed to do.
Don & I are praying that your lymph nodes shrink with the radiation and that your strength returns soon. We will also pray for Lehman and the rest of your gang.

Karen Roe

At 8/21/2007 10:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kim,
Matthew 11:28-30 says, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." I pray that you are resting physically. But I know that you are resting in the promises of Jesus. Thank you for living out your faith so openly. I believe that your witness has brought countless people to Christ. There is NOTHING more important that that. I still have so much to learn from you. Thank you for showing me true faithfulness. Thank you for showing me love. Thank you for your indescribable grace. Thank you for your excellent example. Thank you for encouraging me when I should have been encouraging you. I love your pure heart and your beautiful face. You are a princess, the daughter of the King.

Catherine Averitt

At 8/21/2007 10:47:00 PM, Blogger Mary-Margaret said...

Dear Kim,
Thank you for living every single day as an offering to the Lord. Who knew you'd grow up to be a missionary in Jonesboro and all over the world wide web?! You are the real thing--one whose walk matches her talk. A light in the darkness. You must be the apple of God's eye! How He must delight in you! Thank you for your unbelievable example of faithfulness through the fire, amazing humility, and the most beautiful grace I think I may have ever seen.

When I think of you and the beautiful life you lead, Proverbs 31:28 comes to mind. "Her children will rise up and call her blessed."
What a legacy your precious children have in their mom!

I praise God for you, Kim. Thank you.


At 8/22/2007 12:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim, I hope you had a peaceful night. I just wanted to tell you again how special you are and that Benny sends his love also. You are the greatest and i am on my knees praying for you as soon as i sign off. Love you sis.

At 8/22/2007 08:04:00 AM, Blogger Alicia said...

Good morning Kim,
My thoughts are with you today and I pray for the sun to be shining upon the McNabbs today. My bible study group will be praying for you and everyone in your family tonight when we meet and we are giving thanks for how well Karen is doing. You are all so dear. The Lord's way is perfect. He is a shield to you because you trust and take refuge in Him. For who is God but the Lord? And who is a Rock except our God? (2 Sam 22:31-33)Let Him be your rock today Kim. I love what your friend Mary-Margaret said above - your children will rise and call you blessed! Yes they do and yes they will. That passage describes you and the way you lead your life so well. Take care and much love, AB

At 8/22/2007 10:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your daily testimony has made us all stronger and more faithful. Thank you for touching the lives of our entire community! I'll continue to pray often for you, Mark, your children and your family! Love you!

At 8/22/2007 12:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do not know me but I have been following your story for quite a while now. You have truly touched my heart. I am so sorry be read about your sister but know God is at work in her recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you...

At 8/22/2007 01:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark & Kim,
I love you both and think of you constantly now. My own faith has multiplied as I watch your journey from a distance. What a precious gift you are giving to others. Thank you.

At 8/22/2007 01:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have followed your blog for sometime and you and your family have been in my thougts and prayers. I admired you when I was growing up and I am in awe of your spirit and faith today. You have been an inspiration to me as well as many others and I thank you for that. I hope you are having a peaceful day.

Leigh Ann Schmidt(Daniel)

At 8/22/2007 04:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DeColores!!! We love you.

At 8/22/2007 06:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Kim!
I hope your blog space is as helpful and meaningful for you as it is for me and your many friends! Think about how many people are focussed on things of the Lord because of you! Countless people are praying for you and your family, people are maturing in their faith because of your example, families are growing stronger because people are taking the time to appreciate the blessings that they have, groups of women are gathering and praying collectively in your name, and christians have an opportunity to show the lost world Christ-like love and support for a sister in Christ and I can only imagine that people will be saved as a result. Doesn't everyone hope to be of as much use to the Lord as you are? I love you and your precious family very much! Our whole family is covering you all up in prayer every day and we know that God's will...His perfect plan to become closer to you and His other children...will be, although we are not able to understand it now. A dear friend once shared an analogy with me that has helped me in my struggle to grasp what is happening with your life. She said that life is like an exquisite needlepoint...we are on the back side viewing all of the knots, strings, lumps and splotches of color while God is on the front creating a perfect, beautiful picture. Your life is a part of His beautiful picture!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Tara

At 8/22/2007 06:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are truly God's instrument. He has blessed us all with your wonderful ability to share your journey of faith. You are the example that we all should strive to be. Your grace during the most difficult of struggles has been a true inspiration. I am praying for you and your sister every day.

Love and peace,
Janice Fletcher

At 8/22/2007 07:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Kim,

Even though we've moved from Jonesboro, I continue to follow your journey through your blog and our former Sunday School friends.

You have always been such a genuine person -- your faith is honest and true, and what a blessing you are to so many. I'll never forget how you remembered my name the second time I ever saw you. That small gesture meant so much to me, and it's just one tiny example of how thoughtful you are.

Know that prayers and hugs are stretching to you and your family from North Carolina. I thank you for being such a strong witness for Christ.

In Him,
Molly Phillips

At 8/22/2007 09:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the very first time I met you, the most outstanding quality was and is the way you show love to your family and to everyone around you and the way your love just shows. It is in your eyes. You have a gift to express that love in your words and to share your faith. We are blessed by your gift. Praying for you everyday that you will be blessed and strengthened and joy will be your walking companion.

At 8/22/2007 09:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How pleased God must be with you! You truly live what you profess to believe and that is awesome to witness. Your life displays that your heart REALLY belongs to God and you have continually praised Him in this storm. I love you and will continue to pray for healing.
I want to be like you when I grow up.

In Christ,

At 8/22/2007 10:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will all truly go on living through the hearts of those who love us. You are loved by and in the hearts of thousands and thousands. You continue to spread so much love and joy to others, even in your struggle of your own. Thank you, precious lady, for your Walk of Faith as a living example for all of us. I continue to pray for you and your family, for God to hold you all in the palm of his hand, to bathe you in the light of his love. God bless you, sweetheart.

At 8/22/2007 10:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Kim, I just wanted to say hi and let you know that I continue to pray for you and your family daily. You are such an amazing witness and a true blessing to know. Lots of Love, Tina Cook

At 8/23/2007 06:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Pray for your strength, comfort, healing and peace! This is a time when I want to put GOD in a box and tell HIM what HE needs to do-but GOD is GOD-HIS ways are not our ways!
I can see "Jesus" holding you in his arms and telling you that HE loves you!!!!
I love you too! cb

At 8/23/2007 08:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Storehouse the other day and right by the door was a t-shirt that said "Faith:verb". You are faith in action...and have touched more souls than we will ever know. You remind me daily of the big picture. The prayer walk was wonderful and a snapshot of all that you have done!!!
We love and pray for you, Mark, Oliver, Lehman, Jackson and Mary Claire.
Angie M. and family

At 8/23/2007 10:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though I do not see you often, please know I am praying for you and your family daily. You are an inspiration to us all!
"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
We Love you Kim! Virginia Cox

At 8/23/2007 11:31:00 AM, Blogger Alicia said...

Dear Kim,
"I have not stopped giving thanks for you and remembering you in my prayers. I ask that the glorious Father give you (and your family) the Spirit of wisdom and knowledge, that you might know Him better" Ephesians 1:16-18

I am here today, checking in and giving thanks for you, your family and your faith. I hope your day together is filled with joy & peace that only He can provide and that, as you said in a recent blog, He touches your life today in a way that you can know Him better and see His ways.
Your friend,

At 8/23/2007 08:36:00 PM, Blogger Blanche said...

Dear Kim & Mark, Oliver, Jackson, Lehman, & Mary Claire, I'm sure you kids have heard the story of your mom & dad's closing music for their wedding. I don't believe I've ever attended or been part of another wedding which used "You Are My Sunshine" for the was perfect, too. I know why you two big McNabbs have such a bright aura around you - it's the Son-shine we see. Thanks for sharing your journey with us all. May the peace that passeth all understanding be yours. Love you so much. Blanche

At 8/23/2007 09:45:00 PM, Blogger Fran said...

Praying for you in TN! May His peace and love cover you!

At 8/23/2007 09:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does God let bad things happen in the world?
This question is probably as old as religion itself. It is a stumbling block for some of us, and for many more at given moments of tragedy. There are as many answers to this question as there are people who care to engage in theological dialogue. One understanding is that yes, God allows "bad" things to happen; God does not cause them to happen.
Most "bad" things which happen do so because God gives a radical freedom to God's people; we are free people, not puppets on a string. But God does not cause "bad" things to happen. God loves us and grieves with us in our pain when "bad things" happen.
Therefore, we might best respond by saying that God does not will "bad" things to happen in life. Rather, "bad" things happen in the freedom that comes with the gift of life. When "bad" things happen to any of God's children, God is grieved and suffers with us, experienced most vividly in the hurt and suffering of Jesus the Christ for all humanity. Any "bad" thing which happens is never the last word. Rather, God is the deepest and last word, and that word is love and eternal life with God.
--The Rev. Dr. Douglass M. Bailey

At 8/23/2007 11:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim-I don't know you but have heard about you and have been praying for you and your family. Our little girls are in the same class at Ridgefield and in art class together. I am praying God would just touch you and heal you completly! My cousin Teresa Neece-Gavin knows you and said that you ran around together in high school. We will be praying and believing! Love-Amy Willhite

At 8/24/2007 11:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kim,
I hope you are having a good day. Do know that I think of you often and pray daily that you will be much better.
Aunt Virginia

At 8/24/2007 12:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kim and Mark,
I pray last night was restful.You are both so amazing. We are here praying for peace and comfort for you all. Thank you for teaching us all so much through this. We are blessed by having you in our world. Much love, Janis

At 8/24/2007 01:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know you and your entire family remain in our continuous thoughts and prayers. We are still praying and claiming peace and healing!
Kim and Gene

At 8/24/2007 02:01:00 PM, Blogger Alicia said...

Dear Kim,
I heard that yesterday was a good day, and am so thankful for that. Yes Lord! Thank you for this.
In thinking about what to say today it hit me that some of the most comforting words I've ever read/heard came from you! You are such an inspiration to me and to so many. I know you didn't ask to be and I'm sure there are many times you wished you weren't in the position to be, but you have been so obedient in this journey. It reminds me of this scripture:
"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.....for out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks"
Luke 6:45

Thru everything you've been through you've praised Him, given thanks to Him and trusted Him. There are so many things that you've said that have touched me forever, but in your April blog you were talking about your life and how, right at that time,in the midst of news that you didn't want to hear, everything was perfect. You said "it is peace beyond understanding, and today I choose to rest in it". Kim, I pray that today you are still feeling that way. And I want you to know I'll never forget you saying those words - and I pray that when I am facing something I don't understand or like in my life that I will have as much grace, courage, peace and obedience as you do. Your mouth has spoken what is in your heart.....and it is good and pleasing to Him.
Praying today is another uplifting day and that you feel the love that surrounds you from near and far. Love, Alicia

At 8/24/2007 02:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone told me today that my 6 year old prayed for you in his class. I am so glad he has the faith that you have. Our family prays for you and your family every night! You are on my mind all the time. I hope you have a good day!!
Love, Marci Stracener

At 8/24/2007 02:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Everytime I visit your blog I am amazed by how many people leave messages about the way you have touched them- God has truly given you an amazing ministry through this! Your story of faith has spread so far, and has brought God so much glory. My prayer is that He will bring you complete physical healing and rid your body of cancer, and that through His healing and your testimony, many people will come to a relationship with Him. But even if His plan is different,I know that it is just that- HIS plan, and that because you are living in His will and allowing Him to work through you,somehow all things will work together for good.

Brandon, myself, and my parents are praying for you and your family constantly. I love you so much, and am so thankful that God brought you into my life- almost ten years ago. Can you believe it's been that long? I sure can't! I have so many wonderful memories and will always think of you all as family.


At 8/24/2007 02:24:00 PM, Anonymous Stacey Johnson said...


I just want to give you a hug from me and tell you that you are on my mind and in my prayers constantly. I had a good visit with Mark yesterday in the line at school. Please know that you are loved with an everlasting love and underneath you are the everlasting arms. (wish that was original--I got it from Elisabeth Elliot :). I pray that your rest today will be peaceful and your fellowship with your loved ones sweet.


At 8/24/2007 03:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Rice's song, Untitled Hymn(Come to Jesus) says "cry to Jesus,and live" "dance for Jesus and live", "Come to Jesus,and live", "fall on Jesus, and live","'fly to Jesus, and live", "sing to Jesus, and live" I know you have experienced all these in your life and in your battle. God bless you, angel, for holding steadfast to your faith and for bringing others closer to Jesus through your journey. Praying for peace and love to flow over your family.
Cindy Paul

At 8/24/2007 04:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ran into Troy Grooms in Jacksonville today. As Troy spoke about you there was a radiance in his countenance that gave me goose bumps. You are such a beautiful witness of our Loving God. I thank and praise Him for your great faith. I praise Him for the countless number of people (including me) He is touching through the testimony of your life. The Burns family continues to lift you and your family up in our prayers. We love you!
Buddy Burns

At 8/24/2007 06:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It did not take long upon your family's arrival to Beebe for me to realize that there was something special about you all. As a little girl I looked up to you then, and now as a young woman I look up to you more than ever. You truly are a Godsend. Your faith is such a testament to God's endless love. I will continue to hold you and your family in my every prayer. I love you.
Jordan (Burns) Lawson

At 8/24/2007 07:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim & Mark,
I just wanted to say hello and let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. I try to keep up with things through the blog & through the Sunday School Class. Always know that you are with me in my heart. I keep reading scriptures that speak to me and whenever I read them, Kim, I think of you and something that you said in C-Team. You get up in the a.m., get your coffee and go to your computer to get your encouraging word of the day. Because of what you said, I try and do that too. I am not nearly as good at it as you, but I hope to be someday! Several lately have really touched me. Psalm 4:8, In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. Luke 18:27, What is impossible for people is possible with God.

Love in Christ,
Tracy Fisher

At 8/24/2007 08:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are in my prayers both day and night! Many nights I awake and pray for you. You have touched so many lives including mine. When I lose the strength of faith I only have to think of you.
Love, Jeannie Bonds

At 8/24/2007 09:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to thank you for our visit yesterday. That smile on your face was so rewarding. It meant alot to ALL of us. Peace to you and Mark and your beautiful family.
Love, Karen Sage

At 8/24/2007 10:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 8/24/2007 11:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily. You are a champion! Thank you for being such a wonderful example of a woman of faith. I love you and will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer.

At 8/25/2007 03:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim, you and your family are in our prayers daily. You are truly an amazing strong spirited women. Just remember, ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING. Your friend, Kyle Pace

At 8/26/2007 08:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim, you and your family are in my prayers daily. This verse keeps coming to mind when I pray for you so I thought I'd share it with you.
Isa. 43:1-3
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name, you are mind. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; When you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

At 8/26/2007 12:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have missed you in C-Team, but it was great to see Mark and your dad there today. Your dad offered such an eloquent prayer during our closing circle. We are all still praying for your comfort, peace and healing in Jesus' name -

Jon & Jeannean Rollins

At 8/26/2007 08:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kim,
I pray that you and your family have had a wonderful day today. Love, Alicia

At 8/26/2007 09:58:00 PM, Blogger Brigette Nelson said...

I can hear your laughter just like yesterday. I cherish the memories of our friendship in Pocahontas and can almost feel your smile. I wish I could be there to hold your hand and comfort your family. Know that we are praying hard and hope that you are doing OK today. We wish you a restful night and will keep you in our thoughts.

love, Brigette

At 9/04/2007 09:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You, your sister, Mark and your family continue to be in our daily thoughts and prayers. Mike & Lynda


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