Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Matt Chandler's surgery

Matt Chandler's brain surgery began 15 minutes ago. He is having a brain tumor removed from his frontal lobe that was discovered late last week. Please lift him up in prayer right now.

Matt is the pastor of The Village Church in Dallas. Lex & I have enjoyed deeply his teaching for the last 5+ years via his podcast. We have many close friends who belong to the family at The Village Church. We are stirred to get on our knees for this congregation, his friends & family, and for our dear brother in Christ.

To our friends who personally know the Chandlers-we are praying that your hearts & minds would be turned to Christ & the truth of His sufficient grace would penetrate the marrow of your bones. I pray that you would be faithful in your words to one another & prayers for Matt and the family during this time....may they all reflect the beauty of the cross.

To Lauren-As a wife and mother myself I am encouraged by the peace & joy you have demonstrated as you watch your husband go through this. I am praying against fear in your family. Praying for the Spirit to draw you so near to one another that Satan's forces cannot begin to penetrate the walls of truth & light surrounding your home.

To Matt-As always, you encourage us by pointing us to what this life is about. Your words this morning are more than comforting to those in the Body who are battling alongside with you at this very moment. Praying for precise surgeons & brilliant doctors. Mostly, we pray that you & all those involved would witness the glory of God in these tender moments of surgery & recovery.

Here is a link to a blog post he posted this morning before his surgery.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


It's snowing in Lubbock, Texas. Big fluffy huge white flakes.

I love it.

My heart smiles when I look at it.