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Continuing to pray for all of you. Always love.the specific prayer requests to concentrate on. He has been so Faithful to y'all. Hugs.

Kim Feth

Honored to cover your prayer requests.
Kim Feth
Apex, NC


Is that the National Day of Prayer Event in Denver? I think my SIL is the event manager for that. Mariah Smith...if so she is wonderful and just so sweet. Your story will be amazing. This is the Kimberly Smith who is the SIL of Dan hook up with you all a couple years back when my husband was sick.

brenda corsi

Toben, you are both in our thoughts and prayers daily! Miss you all so much. Give lots of love to those Heim girls for

Jennifer White

Joining you in prayer and celebrating the coming answers!

Linda Hughes

What an honor to be asked to speak, twice! God has equipped you for such a time as this. I remember a kindergarten teacher saying once (as the kids were complaining about the color of blocks they were given and different color was what they wanted. She told them "you get what you get and you don't complain". Isn't that how life is, we want what we don't have... I also heard a single mom raising three boys once say, life is hard and then you die :). I lost my right arm 13 years ago to cancer. It took a while to learn how to get along with one arm, but I remembered what Elisabeth Elliott used to say, "in acceptance lies peace".
You are going to do a great job Toben!
Col 3:23
God Bless,

Child of God

Hi Toben,
Paying!! :)

Not knowing what is next is always tough but it seems to me this is the way God likes to work, last minute. :s One thing I do know is God's way is always right and always turns out for the best. Keep trusting in Him to provide for He will do so.

Praying and praying,


Asking God to help you manage to pay for Audrey's mouth. That's an expensive one (even with God on our side!!). Praying that Gran has a safe trip to and from England and asking that God Blesses her life during this time. Also,praying God is with Audrey's class as they go on their trip. And praying for you Toben as you try and decide what to say at an 8th grade graduation. Praying your family finds a comfort zone with getting back to "norm" (whatever that might be for your fam). Just remember God is good all the time!!!


On a more pragmatic note - Have you checked with the University of Colorado Dental school? It really is good care and much more affordable for the big stuff. Best of luck with all of your upcoming events! We have never met, but we live not far from you and I keep your family in my prayers.


The dental work costs sound way out of line... I had a root canal done a number of years ago and it wasn't cheap, about $900 and even with inflation and a crown, that still sounds off. Will be praying your prayers will be answered!


Another lady quoted "Life is hard. Then you die." I've heard that saying many times but in fact, I believe "Life is hard...and then you DON'T die." You're LIVING proof of the on-going work of stayin' alive, stayin' alive, becoming "more than conquerors" in spite of the pressures of "the world, the flesh and the devil."

Thank you posting your prayers and praises. Glad some of the dental work is behind you and hoping the bills will soon be a thing of the past as well!

Here's a favorite verse, very appropriate for springtime.

"But for you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in His wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture."

Malachi 4:2


I completely concur with what SJ suggested. I had my wisdom teeth removed and some other extensive work done at the Baylor University Dental school. It was extremely affordable and I never had a bit of trouble. The students are closely supervised by their instuctors so no worries!

At the very least, get a 2nd and 3rd opinion, especially about the cost and the timing. A few years ago, I had a root canal and then didn't get my crown until quite awhile later. Just spreading out the cost can make it feel more affordable.

Sandi in MN

Joanne and Toben,
I read Lisa Terkeurst's blog today and it really impacted me. She talked about emergency ear surgery she had last week, that did not correct her hearing. In it she talked about the word "impossible" and how she's been seeing it different lately. When you add an apostrophe in the front it becomes "I'm possible" and God is I AM so with him all is possible. Maybe you've heard that before, maybe not, I was so excited about it I shared it with my family at dinner tonight, my kids thought it was pretty cool too. BTW, one of them is a soon to be seventh grader, maybe something like that would work for the 8th grade graduation speech.....nothing is impossible with God...nothing.

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