Please Pray

A wonderful woman and mentor-friend of ours is very close to death…she’s been fighting brain cancer since February, and though the tumor has not grown, she’s suddenly contracted a viral or fungal infection in her lungs and she’s too weak to hang on.

Please pray for a miracle and that God will hold her family close during this time. Her name is Gail, she’s a wife, a mother of six and only in her early 50’s. An extremely precious woman to all who know her.

You can read about her at their update blog.

Here’s a heart-jerking excerpt from their blog post today:

This morning, Dad called for Kate and the rest of the boys (Jonathan, Scott, and Will) to come see Mom. (At this juncture it is hard to tell how much more time she has but at the rate she has been going, it may just be a day, or two, or three left). So, all 8 of us gathered in Mom’s little ICU room and had the most tearful, precious hour together just praising her for who she is and how she has let God work in her life and in the lives of us. With tears in her eyes she told all us kids who were gathered around her bed that her only word of admonition for us was to continue loving the Lord with all our hearts and to follow Him no matter what and that she loved us. She then asked if we had any words for her. Each one of us kids shared a little something that the Lord had put on our hearts to tell her. My word was…”Mom, several days ago you told us that your favorite verse in the Bible is, ‘Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart’. Your life has been all about delighting yourself in the Lord, and now the Lord has given you the desires of your heart – that all your children come to know the Lord and live for Him. Mom, your life verse has come true.” Then some of the other kids shared other verses of comfort about trusting the Lord and His will even if it’s hard. So, as you can tell, it was an emotionally-stirring time together knowing that unless something miraculous occurs soon, Mom’s time on earth here is drawing shorter by the hour.”

Thank you for your prayers on their behalf.

Stuffed Grilled Zucchini

Friday is Bible class day at my house…my dad feeds us spiritually at 9 A.M. and my mom physically at 11 A.M. Dad taught on the Father’s glorification of the Son, and mom brought tossed salad, seasoned cukes, grilled cheese and Dungeness crab on wheat and stuffed grilled zucchini! Yum…I’m so spoiled by both of them!

She was kind enough to send me the following recipe.

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Stuffed Grilled Zucchini

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 5 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 TB chopped red onion
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs*
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella* cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 TB grated Parmesan cheese

Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4 inch shells. Brush shells with 2 teasp olive oil, set aside. Chop pulp in large skillet, saute pulp and onion in remaining oil. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer Add bread crumbs, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from heat. Stir in the mozzarella cheese, mint and salt. Spoon into zucchini shells. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Grill, covered**, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until zucchini is tender. 4 servings

* I substituted other ingredients and omitted mint which I did not have

** I put in oven instead of grill

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Another tasty way to use up all that zucchini in your garden! Besides being delicious, they’re beautiful…little boats of zucchini fluff!

Happy Summertime!