Skip to comments.FReeper Jeff Head - in need of prayer - Cancer surgery (GOOD NEWS update @ #1638 1688 1931! 2059)
Posted on 01/04/2010 2:45:21 AM PST by DollyCali
You can find him on line at places other than here.. at Facebook he is Jeff Head
Jeff's Web Page - (check out the neat stickers he sells)
Jeff's FR Profile
Jeff's blog on his Cancer
Father we pray for our friend Jeff. May he find your perfect peace as he continues to trust you with his life. Give the surgeons and medical personnel wisdom and perfect skill in treating him. Please keep him close to your heart as his body responds to treatments and to surgery. Help us to love him as our brother and give support and strength to wife Gail and their large and loving family. In the name of our Savior and Creator. Amen.
Thank you for keeping us updated. Stay strong!
Prayers, hugs and smooches for you.
We may not control all the things that come upon us in life, but we can determine how we react, and I am determined to seek God's will and Hand in this, and then confess that Hand, give Him the praise, have absolute faith in His will, and then testify of that will to all I can.
In the mean time...we must all keep fighting for our constitutional republic and the liberty that comes from adhereing to the fundamental principles of liberty. For my family, my kids, my grandkids, and generations yet unborn.
Thank each of you for your prayers, faith, and kind words on my behalf and that of my family. God bless each of you for so doing, and God’s speed to you and yours.
Phillipians 4: 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableif anything is excellent or praiseworthythink about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in meput it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Thanks for Their Gifts
10I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
14Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid again and again when I was in need. 17Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account. 18I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
20To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
God has called us to pass through these experiences and confess His hand, and witness His will in the process and we shall do that full of faith, knowing He and His Son love us, have a perfect knowledge of our condition, and have the abolute best in mind for ourselves, our family, and loved ones.
I am detemined to witness that truth to all I can...and continue fighting for our constitution and republic in the process.
Words cannot express the gratitutde, and all glory be to a merciful Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, for the outpouring we are receiving...and may they, along with each of us, work tirelessly to preserve our Republic, our freedom, and our way of life.
As in all things, God's Hand is in this and I confess that and bear witness to it.
May He bless each of you ten fold, even a hundred fold for the faith, prayers, and kindness you are extending on our behalf at this time.
Gotta go now...but will be back later to continue thanking each member of our FreeRepublic family on this thread.
God bless you and yours, Jeff! Keep on fighting!
Hey Jeff! I wish you well. I did read up on your condition, the good new is that it IS a slow moving type. I hope your appointment(s)with your surgical team go well and that we will soon be receiving a very positive post-op prognosis. Sending prayers and positive healing thoughts your way.
You did a great job, but you wouldn't let me get a word in edgewise - which is rare! ;-)
Courage, my FRiend. COURAGE.
We could ill-afford to lose Jeff, one of FR’s best!
Knocking on the Lord’s door this minute!
God hears our prayers and your prayers Jeff.
In Jesus’ name we’ll keep praying for you.
Jeff, for some reason your facebook link just takes me to my own facebook page - strange!
Praying for your recovery!
Prayers up for you and your family, Jeff!
Merciful Heavenly Father,
We place before you our friend, Jeff Head, and request your divine intercession in the health challenges he is experiencing.
Father, you created us and all of the components that make up our bodies, right down to the cellular, molecular, and atomic levels. Lord, we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
We ask, Father, that you would intercede in the life of Jeff Head, that you would place those atoms, cells, electrons, and microscopic building blocks of this man’s body into perfect alignment and funtionality. We lift him up to you and know and trust that if thou wilt, and by his own faith and our own, according to thy Will, he can and shall be made whole.
Overshadow the doctors, nurses, and all other medical professionals as they work on his behalf. Let all treatments, surgeries, medications, and interventions be 100% effective and all be guided by you.
Assist this man who has inspired us for so many years be granted inspiration and the expansion and full flowering of his faith during this time. Hold him and his family and friends and all of his loved ones in your arms and let this matrix of divine love be charged with your healing power for him and all tied to his heart.
Let us see around those affected tissues and cells your white light of the purity of our Lord Jesus surrounded by the most intense penetrating blue of the perfection we see of your handiwork in the sky or a bluebird’s wing. Encompass that with the emerald color we associate with the soothing healing green. According to thy will, let this light of the Holy Spirit consume the cause and core behind this thing we are seeing and calling “cancer.” Dear God, it has no ultimate power, for you ARE the only power in the universe. We do not elevate this thing called “cancer” to the level of belief that it cannot be cured. That would make it God, and that, of course is not so. You are our only God and our beloved Father.
You are the one who has the divine plan of this child of yours in your heart. We seek your Will and affirm that your Will is Good.
We are grateful that you hear us, and that when we call to you as our Father for bread, you will not give us a stone. You will intercede as much as your own Great Law and Vision for him will allow.
In loving expectancy we look for your miracle of healing with thanksgiving. We praise you for your power and mercy and wisdom and tender care and love. Let this which we call forth for Jeff be done as well for any and all who have a similar situation of need according to thy will.
We do ask all of this in the name of your beloved son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
You’re amazing, Jeff! In the midst of this trial, you pause to direct us to patriotism. God Bless you, Jeff Head. We pray the Lord will leave you with us for a while longer. We need your strength, Brother.
So very good to see you here my dear FRiend Texokie. (((HUGS)))
I am praying for you, brother. Your witness is strong because your foundation is firm. Thank you for your proclamations unashamed. May the God of peace comfort you.
Dear Heavenly Father, humbly praying please hear TEXOKIE’s beautiful prayer, in accordance with Your Holy Will, as it is repeated from each of our hearts. Asking in the precious Name of Thy Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.
Amen to your powerful prayer,(((TEXOKIE)))
Please have mercy on Jeff and his family. Please forgive his sins and heal his body.
Thank you dear Jeff.. thinking of you, praying for you, praying for Gail, praying for all the medical people who will attend you..
I hope you don't mind if I pray for you right now...Heavenly Father, we thank you so much for Jeff Head. He has been such an encouragment to conservatives over the years, and a warrior for your cause. Lord we need such warriors in this fight. We need such encouragement and wisdom. Lord, I pray for this man, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Return to him the encouragement that he has given so many. Give him peace, hope, and joy in every circumstance. I pray that you would bless him with comfort, and free him from pain. Lord Jesus you said you would bear our burdens, and our brother has a big burden now--take it from him, we ask. You took stripes to heal us. Please Lord bring healing to Jeff Head, and to the nation that we all love..For yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever, Amen.
----------- 10th Entry January 9, 2010 6:00 AM -----------
We now have all the info for our appointment at MD Anderson. It is next Thursday, January 14th, at 8 AM. Our initial consultation will be with Dr. Araujo, a physician there who is in the Sarcoma department that deals specifically with these types of tumors. We will leave the Denton, Texas, area (and the wonderfu hospitality of my brother Lee and his wife Brenda) Wednesday to take the 4-5 hour drive down there.
We have been told to expect that that 1st meeting will be to inform us of MD Anderson's take on all of our current information including the clinical notes, the MRI, and the pathology from the biopsy which were all done in Idaho. Then, they will outline a series of tests that MD Anderson itself will want to do in order to further and more closely clarify the nature, location and size of the tumor. This will probably include more MRI and CT work.
At the end of that process which we are told will take 5-7 days itself, depending on what they find, they will then develop a treatment plan and present the options for treatment to us.
We are grateful to be able to have the opportunity to be treated at MD Anderson. The more we read and the more others talk to us who have either themselves been treated down there, or know others who have, the more we realize how blessed we are to be able to be availed of the Doctors and facilities.
I am anxious to get started. The pain is pretty strong and the neurological complications are mounting. I do not like to take the pain medication because of the way it makes me feel and its own complications, but am grateful to have them because as time goes on I find that those concerns are less and less consequenial to not taking them.
Oh well, as I say, I am anxious to get the ball rolling.
Gail is looking for and finding places for us to stay through the first week or so, and then for the longer term once they decide the course for the treatment. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for her compansionship, love, and comfort. I look back on the 32 years of our relationship and all we have experienced and shared together and I know that the good Lord and my Father in Heavenhas blessed me in this regard beyond my capacity to receive or fully understand the blessing. Yet, I am grateful for the understanding I do have, and the ever growing knowledge (a growth that will extend into the eternities I am sure) of what that love means and how much of a reflection of our Savior's and Father's love it really is...and I am committed to more fully emulating it.
We are both grateful beyond words for all of the help, kind wirds, wishes, and thoughts of all of our family, relatives and friends. Many of whom have contacted us on facebook, on FreeRepublic, elsewhere on the web, via email, phones, notes, even their own journals of their own history with various forms of cancer. All have been helpful, all have bouyed our hearts and spirits.
Most especially we are grateful for faith and prayers and the power that is within them. A power to help us each more fully understand and know God's willl for us, to accept it and testify in faith of it to others.
So, we are several days away from that first meeting at MD Anderson. Unless something develops between now and then, I expect my next entry in this journal/blog will be after we receive that intial consultation.
Sincerely, and in Christ,
PS: Keep the faith with our nation, our constitution, and our fundamental values and way of life. Down with the traitors and hoorah for all who cherish our Republic and its foundation:
If I have am blessed to have any sort of legacy at all, let it be my love and dedication to God in Heaven, my Savior Jesus Christ, my wife, my children, my family, and my love for the Constitution of the United States of America and the fundamental principles upon which it was founded! And, Dear God in Heaven, my eternal Heavenly Father, let it be reflected in the lifes of my childern and grandchildren!
Thanks for the up date jeff.
We are all praying for you.
Thank you brohter, for your faith and prayers...and for your service to our Republic. Some of us have not, and will never forget. Hard to believe we have been conversing here for going on 12 years, huh? I am trying to get a thanks to all who have posted and hope to continue that effort today.
My thoughts are with you jeff.
Today you are alive, live it.
I survived cancer in 1970 and
here I am. Sure changes your outlook.
Thank you so much for all you have done
here on FR to make people aware of what
is being done to our country.
The democrats edge us closer to a tipping point
with each totalitarian step they make.
If Brown wins this election but is kept
from voting on health care by democrat manipulation
will be such a line crossed.
My best to you.
You and your family are in my prayers.
God Bless you, Protect and Heal you.
Thanks for the update, Jeff. We are all praying for you.!
Been praying for you every day Jeff, I just know our prayers will be answered and you’ll be just fine. We need you so much.
We need more, not fewer, Jeff Heads.
Good Morning Jeff!
There is no question in my mind, that the Lord Jesus has His Hands upon you, we as Christians are promised that He will never forsake us, that nothing and no-one will ever pluck us out of His Hands, the Blood He shed for us is all-encompassing, from start-to-finish, ‘alpha-to-omega’, there are no exceptions whatsoever, and “By His stripes, are we healed” and I am lifting that up in prayer, in your behalf.
Doctor Jesus as we all know IS that Great Physician and this trial that you are passing through is being used to bring Glory to His Name, that Name above every name, for He is King of kings, Lord of lords and Doctor of doctors and He will deliver you, of that I am certain. Your testimony is powerful and stands as an example of how we are to face adversity. I admire your courage Sir.
I could say ‘The Lord be with you’ but it is powerfully evident that He already is, and has been, and will be.
God Bless You Jeff! (and Gail and all your family!)
Prayers going up for you and your.
Prayers for Jeff and family.
Always a comfort for me.....and I know it is for you also.
My best, Leni/MinuteGal
You’re in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery, FRiend!
Thanks for the ping Dolly.
Thanks for the update Jeff. We are pulling for you.
Not a Canada ping...update from Jeff Head at #580.
Thank you, Jeff, for taking the time to post this update. Have been thinking of you and praying for you every time I do think of you each day. So glad you are blessed by your wonderful wife and family and being able to go to this fine medical center for evaluation and treatment. Prayers continue.
Just want you to know that we are thinking of you!
A Shepherd’s prayer
Lord, I am walking your way, let me in.
For my feet are sore, my clothes are ragged.
Look into my eyes, Lord,
and my sins will play out on them as on a screen.
Read them all, forgive what you can,
And send me on my path.
I will walk on until you bid me rest.