Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15th 1 PM

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
He makes me to lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside the still waters,
He restores my soul.

Our souls are tired and weary today, but we put our trust in God, the Author & the Finisher of everything.  I just wanted to let you know what I am telling Micah today so that you can pray with us.  There is a storm going on in his brain and I know that Jesus is in that storm trying to lead him out.  What I'm telling him is to keep looking for Jesus that he is there wanting to hold you and bring you out of this. 

Blessings to you all.


  1. Just wanted to let you guys know that I have this blog set up to automatically update me whenever a new post is made so that I can keep the staff up to date. Thank you for making so much information available for us so that our prayers may be more detailed. God bless you all.

  2. From your neighbors Larry and Judy Pratt.
    We are praying for you each day.
    Is there anything we can do for you let us know.

    Larry and Judy Pratt

  3. I just found out what horror your family is going through. Deb and I are praying for Micah's swift recovery and we are also praying for each of you that God may offer you comfort and peace of mind. You know that our friendship with the Varughese family have always meant much to us. We are here in Nashville if you need us in any way. Just call 615-210-2109 anytime day or night.

    Vic and Deb Watkins

  4. "you shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst. you shall wander far in safety, though you do not know the way....know that I am with you through it all." (words from an old hymn). He is always right by your side, and will carry you through.

  5. We are praying for you. May you find comfort and peace throught our Lord at this time.
    The Lacy family

  6. Hey Thomas & Tina! I was just praying this for you...Ps 75 You say, "I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly. When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.

  7. Hi Thomas & Tina,
    My heart goes out to you. My prayers go up to our Father who loves us more than we can even imagine. He will get you through this no matter the outcome. You will be stronger in your Faith and be a blessing to others. He is drawing you all closer to Him, so no matter what comes, You will Trust in Him and Him alone. How precious a Father that reveals Himself to us. He is Alive. Our God is not Dead. May You feel his presence through this. Your in My Prayers. Love yas,
    Jane B from IL

  8. "And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea,
    Peace, be still.
    And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm"
    (Mark 4:39)
    Loving you and praying for calm in the storm.
    Tony & Tina

  9. When sounds the world's threatening cry,

    And roaring of their thunder.

    When you feel the heaving of your life,

    And see the foaming water.

    Then from the midst of this swelling sea,

    A voice so calm and clear.

    Twas, "Peace be still," that reached my ear,

    Calmed my heart, and allayed my fear.

    Oh, words of a Savior that gave me Peace,

    Though the world round me roar.

    Safe in Him, my peace complete,

    There for evermore.

  10. Mohan and Tina,
    We are believing with you for His answer to our prayers. God is able, more than able to meet Micah's need for His healing touch.love you, Abrahams.

  11. We are praying fervently for God's comfort, rest and healing for your family. Although this is an unimaginable situation, you are God's, and He has all of you in the palm of his hand.
    Hope & Kimbrough Cooper

  12. keep looking for jesus, for he wants to take you out of this. everyone I live with are praying for you. the Lord does anwser prayers, let's hope this is one of them. I also want to give peace to the family that with faith, he will get though this with perfect health.
    Phillip collins

  13. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit." Ps.34:17

  14. Praying very specifically for your son tonight. May our Lord bless you and keep you all.

    -glenna (veteto) marshall-

  15. Thanks for the updates. let us know of we can help. We are praying everyday.

    Jeremy and Becky Calhoun

  16. Thomas & Tina...As always, each day I am uplifted by your strength and faith. The verse that comes to my mind at this time is one of my favorite...."And they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; and they shall walk and not faint" Isaiah 40:31. God is renewing your strength and not only yours but all of those you come in contact with at the hospital and through this blog. You all are touching an enormous amount of people and I believe God is very well pleased with how you are handling this. May God bless you all and give you rest. May He continue to heal Micah's body and restore him whole again. God bless you. I'm still praying.

    Lottie Long (JEA)

  17. Thomas and Tina:

    Our prayers are with you this night. When we have a break during the day, we are thinking and praying for Micah and for the whole family; Maclin and Aaron are praying individually as well. Look at your regular email; my sister Joanna is praying for Micah and sent some encouraging news that I emailed you there.


    Julian, Sheila, Maclin, and Aaron Williamson

  18. Thomas and Tina, our prayers are with you and Micah. May the Lord be with you and Micah during this storm. May He grant you peace and rest. His perfect peace.

    In His Love
    Terri & Brent Taylor

  19. Your struggles have touched our heart but it is your remarkable faith that has touched us more than you will ever realize. I hear conversations from a variety of individuals on a daily basis that marvel at the absolute faith in God you have demonstated.
    It is understandable to be weary. Jesus was weary after being tempted in the wilderness and after overcoming the trials before Him, He was ministered to by angels before returning to begin his ministry. Take time for God to restore yor souls and allow His servants here on earth an opportunity to meet your physical needs.
    You mention that our efforts lift you up, but it is you that encourages us to become closer to God and understand a relationship with Him that transends personal desires and enables a trust in Him that He will work all things for good. Already God is taking tragedy and working things for good to His purpose. Your life is a witness to many, an inspiration to us all. May God's love and kindness restore your souls as you journey beside Him and may He demonstrate His power through Micah that all things are possible in Him if we only believe with a child like faith. Our thoughts and prayers are contiuously with you. Sam

  20. I don't know what is going on and I know we have not been in touch for many years, but I had to let you know of my love and prayers for you and your dear family and for Micah especially.

    Love, Blessings, & Prayers,
    Richard Holloman
    Matthew 22:36-40

  21. Thomas and Tina,
    I was praying with Lauren, and I often try to pray her prayers aloud. I mentioned Micah and she squealed with delight. I asked her, "Lauren, are you praying for Micah?" Very slowly and clearly she nodded her head, "Yes." I replied to her, "Keep praying, baby." She smiled her big smile in response.
    We love you and continue to pray with you!
    Patrick, Lana and the girls

  22. thomas and tina,

    we too continue to pray individually and with our family; we know God is mighty and LOVES you guys so much.

    glad you put a pic up; many of my friends haven't met you , but are praying.

    When micah is a bit better, dad wants you to know he'd love for your to come rest at his home; it's available if you want it.

    we love you guys so much,

  23. Thomas and Tina, Sharon Sargent Pettit here.
    Tina it was so good to see you. I am so thankful that we are always brothers and sisters in Christ. I am here in Nashville and anything you need please call me. I will be back to see Thomas. Micah is strong but God is stronger and we need to understand that God has a plan for Micah and that plan will be revealed in God's time, not ours. I am thankful he is at Vanderbilt because it is an excellent facilty. LOVE TO YOU AND ALL YOUR CHILDREN

  24. Mohan & Tina, we printed some of the updates and shared them with the kids for the evening prayer so they can also be blessed and be aware of God's work in all of our lives. Your postings have been a personal blessing for us, we have grown. May God continue to do His great work in and through Micah's life. We're constant in prayer. May His strength and grace be upon you. love you. Shanti & family

  25. We are continuously praying for the entire family: strength, health, peace, joy, love, grace, provision, knowledge, wisdom, understanding and rest. We love all of you. Be encouraged. Not by Might nor by power but by MY SPIRIT saith the LORD of HOST.

  26. I have been praying for Micah, since I met him last Thursday. I luckily received this web address from one of our hospital chaplains. Our entire PICU unit has Micah in our thoughts:) Wendy Moore, Clinical Manager, PICU/PEDS, West TN Healthcare

  27. Hi Tina and Thomas, We have not stopped praying for Micah very frequently. I pray for him earnestly through the day and as I turn off the light by my bed there is a small wooden cross that dangles from the switch. I hold that cross in the darkness before I sleep and ask our Lord to draw Micah out into wholeness.

    This morning Psalm 18 seemed to speak to me so much for you and for Micah. Here is some of it...

    1-6 "I love Thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. The cords of death encompassed me. And the torrents of destruction terrified me. The cords of Sheol surrounded me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple. And my cry for help before Him came into His ears."

    I have prayed Tina's birthing image for Micah and these next verses remind me so much of that idea!

    v.16 "He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters."

    We feel connected to you not only through dear Stephanie but from having your family in our home with us. (I still have to say it, minus Samuel and Lydia...)

    May God give you His strength and peace this day as you stretch out your hands to be caught by Him and may Micah experience today the presence and healing power of the God of the whole universe.