Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Remember

Please remember the Evans and Bond families in your prayers today. Pray for comfort, for strength and for peace that only comes from our Heavenly Father above.
Leslie and the twins' service will be at 1pm today at Alameda Church of Christ in Norman.
Cry Out to Jesus by Third Day: "To everyone who's lost someone they love, long before it was their time. You feel like the days you had were not enough, when you said good-bye. And to all of the people with burdens and pains, keeping you back from your life, you believe that there's nothing and there is no one who can make it right. There is hope for the helpless, rest for the weary and love for the broken heart. There is grace and forgiveness, mercy and healing, He'll meet you wherever you are. Cry out to Jesus. Cry out to Jesus."

35 comments:

  1. Will be praying today (in Grand Rapids, Michigan) and I will continue to pray for this family in the weeks and months to come. That God will surround this family with love and support and whatever it is that they need to get them through this terrible storm that has struck their lives.

    Psalm 34:17-19
    The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all

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  2. Many prayers of strength and comfort for this dear family. I have been following for 2 weeks and feel heartbroken for you. May God wrap you in his everlasting arms.

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  3. I have been constantly thinking of you all. It has consumed my mind and my heart actually. I am praying (from Bentonville, AR) so hard on this final day with your Leslie and your precious babies. God will take care of you all!

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  4. Leslie will never be forgotten.

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  5. Although I do not know this family, they have been in my heart and prayers constantly. It's hard to see through our tears, but even when we can't see, God has promised to be there..loving us and strengthening us, giving us what we need to face each day. May this beautiful family hear His tender words being spoken to their hearts. "I am God, and I will be your comfort.

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  6. Thinking of all Leslie's family & friends today and in the days & months ahead. I dont know leslie or her wonderful family but my heart aches for them. Its such a heartbreaking time for this family and I hope they find comfort in Leslie's wonderful memory and in the Lord. I hope today goes well for everyone. Thinking of you all and praying from Canada.

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  7. I don't know them, but I am praying for the family!! Rebecca

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  8. Another special prayer is coming your way from Canada. This tragic story has touched so many hearts! The blog is a wonderful tribute to Leslie and her family, and the person responsible for it has done a wonderful job.

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  9. My heart breaks for this family! Although I don't know you personally, you've been on my mind and in my prayers frequently over the last week and a half. I am SO sorry for the loss you are enduring right now. Many prayers for comfort and grace that only our Heavenly Father can give to this family that has already endured so much loss. May God wrap you in His loving arms!

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  10. Natalie in Atoka, OkOctober 12, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    I did not know Leslie, but I found this link on facebook. I've watched the video on youtube several times now.. and her voice is soo beautiful. I could not keep from crying as I read her story. She's left such a sweet and beautiful legacy. I will continue to pray for Leslie's loved ones, because I know it must not be easy losing such a beautiful soul.

    *Hugs*

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  11. Beth in Conneaut, OHOctober 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    I am praying for this beautiful family. Although I do not know any of you personally this story has touched my heart. The love of the Lord sure shines through all these blog entries. What a wonderful witness to our Lord and Saviour. May God continue to keep his arms around each of you and comfort you as only He can do.
    The tributes to Leslie and the beautiful video with her singing are awesome. I am sure it will touch many lives.

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  12. Praying for the families today. Praise the Lord that Leslie and her babies are safe in the Father's hands today. May God be glorified in her legacy....

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  13. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that prayers are being sent for your family to find comfort in the coming days, weeks, and months.

    "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand." John 3:17

    Monica Guerra

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  14. Father God I know you will be with Mark, the children, family and friends today... you say in your Word that you will never leave us or forsake us... Hold everyone in your loving arms and give them your peace, give them the strength to get through this sad, sad day... be with us also, the ones who can't be there, but have prayed their hearts out for Leslie since the news was told... We will all be there in spirit as one heart together Loving Leslie ♥ Linda D'Angelo and Family

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  15. I've been following this blog, although I never knew this family. I'm so very sorry for the loss of Leslie and her babies...I can only imagine the pain everyone who knew and loved her must be feeling. Leslie seemed like such a bright light - I know she will be missed.

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  16. My heart is full of sorrow for your family's profound loss. May you all continue to look to God for comfort, which only He can provide. As so eloquently stated in Natalie Grant's song, Held, God's promise is to hold us when everything fails. Know that my prayers are with all of your family and that somehow, someday, brighter days are ahead.

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  17. my heart goes out to the bond & evans family. i am praying in georgetown, texas. -with love ashley wonderly(snu chorale member with leslie)

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  18. Our hearts are heavy for you and all who were touched by Leslie's Godly presence. I did not know her personally. She exudes beauty. She has the voice of an angel. Thank you for sharing her love and life with us. Along with Leslie, Mac and Marissa join our babies that we lost to miscarriage. And our God of all comfort promises that we will join them. Mark, Marli, Marcus, and Manning you are special to have been chosen to be a part of Leslie's life. She is blessed by you. I can't imagine the heartache. I wake up often in the night and lift up prayers on your behalf. Even our 4 and 5 year old are praying. May you find the Lord's comfort and His peace. Sharing this journey of love has been a huge reminder of how fragile life is and to Love like Leslie loved. We will continue to lift you up.

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  19. Even though I know your hearts are breaking, please remember all the good times each of you had with this wonderful young lady. I pray God gives all of you strength in the coming days, weeks, and months. God Bless you. JW Granbury, TX

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  20. (taken from Spurgeon)

    Canst thou suppose that He (the Holy Spirit)has undertaken what He cannot or will not perform? If it be His especial work to strengthen thee and comfort thee, dost thou suppose He has forgotten His business or that He will fail in the loving office which He sustains towards thee? Nay, think not so hardly of the tender and blessed Spirit whose name is "Comforter." He delights to give the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Trust thou in Him, and He will surely comfort thee till the house of mourning is closed forever, and the marriage feast has begun!

    Praying!

    Knowing grieving as well but a little different road, mine is one of a 3 yr. old little boy, our Joel with the Lord 1/23/07. He is Faithful! He will be to you too!

    Cindy Morris

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  21. It was my honor & privilege to have cared for you wife, mother, daughter, sister & Gods servant on the Intensive Care Unit. I have thought of her so often, & prayed for your family. "Blessed are they that mourn, for they will be comforted". Matthew 5:4. Cynthia Smith, RN, Norman Regional ICU/CVICU

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  22. Today, Leslie was laid to rest; What a beautiful service to honor her. To Rusty Tugman; I was truly touched by your compassion, words and wisdom. To the friends who sang; Your songs were harmoniously inspirational. To Leslie's family; Thank you for sharing her one last time. I will continue to pray for comfort that can only come from our heavenly father.

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  23. I try to hold on to this world with everything I have
    But I feel the weight of what it brings, and the hurt that tries to grab
    The many trials that seem to never end, His word declares this truth
    That we will enter in this rest with wonders anew

    But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
    That there will be a place with no more suffering

    There will be a day with no more tears
    No more pain, and no more fears
    There will be a day when the burdens of this place
    Will be no more, we'll see Jesus face to face
    But until that day, we'll hold on to you always

    I know the journey seems so long
    You feel you?re walking on your own
    But there has never been a step
    Where you?ve walked out all alone

    Troubled soul don?t lose your heart
    Cause joy and peace he brings
    And the beauty that?s in store
    Outweighs the hurt of life?s sting

    But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
    That there will be a place with no more suffering

    There will be a day with no more tears
    No more pain, and no more fears
    There will be a day when the burdens of this place
    Will be no more, we'll see Jesus face to face
    But until that day, we'll hold on to you always

    I can?t wait until that day where the very one
    I?ve lived for always will wipe away the sorrow that I?ve faced
    To touch the scars that rescued me from a life of shame and misery
    O, this is why, this is why I sing

    There will be a day with no more tears
    No more pain, and no more fears
    There will be a day when the burdens of this place
    Will be no more, we'll see Jesus face to face

    There will be a day with no more tears
    No more pain, and no more fears
    There will be a day when the burdens of this place
    Will be no more, we'll see Jesus face to face

    There will be a day he will wipe away the tears
    He will wipe away the tears
    He will wipe away the tears
    There will be a day

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  24. I was never able to meet Leslie but its very obvious that she was an incredibly special person. It's so hard to trust God when things like this happen. A beautiful woman was taken, as well as her two babies. It's very unfair. The only comfort left is knowing where they are. Embraced in the arms of Jesus. At least there is this. I will pray for this family every night and I guarantee that I will cry every time I do. She has touched a lot of people and even through her death, I'm sure many will come to Christ. Because she loved him so much and it is very obvious.

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will hold your hand and touch your heart and you will have peace that only God can give. I will continue to pray for you.

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  26. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for comfort for today, the road ahead, for peace and comfort. We never know what each day brings.

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  27. This story has touched so many...so many that did not know this family, but together in Christ, we gather through hearts to say Goodbye to Leslie, and the twins. We seek comfort from our Father for Mark and the children left behind, not by just one wife and mother, but a second wife and mother. We will lift you and your family Mark, in prayer to our Father, from who all comfort, peace, knowledge and understanding comes. While we may never understand, God the Father, all knowing, always knows best for us, and for those around us. May he comfort your family, may he bless you and your children, may His face shine upon you, may He be gracious unto you, and may He bring you peace.
    Blessings from the Richards' family,
    Sweet Home Oregon

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  28. I am so very saddened by your loss. Though I don't know you, I want you to know that I've been praying for you and will continue to do so. I heard about your story from a friend who knows you and I've shared your story with others so that they too can pray for your peace and comfort in this difficult time. As an OB nurse, I can tell you that we hope to never lose a baby or a mother, but when it happens, we are all affected by the loss. May God give you peace, comfort, and strength.

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  29. I cannot imagine. You are all in my prayers.

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  30. Prayers continue--for strength and hope in the future and healing hearts that overflow with your love for her.

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  31. I worked with Leslie for a year in LifeTools for Kids at Crossings. She had an amazing love for the children and was always so positive. Her smile and her awesome attitude were always an inspiration to me. She would always stay late and write cute and encouraging postcards to the kids. I remember how excited I was to see her on the praise team and singing solos at Crossings. Her voice was so beautiful, and she exuded a contagious joy. She has left a legacy of love that will never be forgotten by those who knew her. “Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:8. May the Lord carry her family through this time of excruciating pain, and may the love and prayers of people from near and far constantly surround them, comfort them, and sustain them until they are reunited someday in Heaven with Leslie, Mac, and Marisa. My prayers are with all of you.

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  32. Prayers for strength, love, support, and guidance in the days ahead for all the family.

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  33. I did not know Leslie but as a mother of twins myself, you soon find yourself a member of a very special club. I know in my heart Leslie knew what a gift from GOD she had, even before she met her babies in the kingdom of Heaven. She and her family are always in my thoughts and prayers. No words that I could possibly write could express how deeply this family weighs on my heart. The rewards waiting for us in heaven are great!

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  34. God has been the difference in my own life during times of loneliness, heartbreak, and pain. I know too well what it means of not getting encouraged by others and the hurt that comes from that. I've found that only God always offer encouragement and hope, much better than any human can offer. I can only imagine how it feels to be widowed. I have the taste of having a soul tie broken- I've gotten dumped in the past and it's hurt me so much in the past. The Bible teaches that a sexual relationship (whether marital or premarital) results in the man and woman becoming one (a soul tie). I believe that even emotional involvement (without having sex) also creates soul ties, but to a lesser degree than a sexual soul tie. Rejection and abandonment are all painful things. King Solomon said that everything in this world is vanity, everything is meaningless- a chasing after the wind. Eventually whatever we gain in this world (relationships, success, wealth), we lose them all at some point. There is something you can never lose though- God. God surpasses everything in our lives. Our thirsting for things in this world (especially human relationships) is evidence that we need something greater than those things to satisfy us because everything except God will end up failing you in some way. God has promised us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. God can't die on us and leave us in a state of loneliness. God won't cheat on us, dump us and go off with someone else. Whenever you feel lonely or feel that you're missing something in your life- realize that God wants to fill that void in your life. So many times I've been ignorant about the Bible. We're trained from our birth to live by our 5 senses- thus we look to perceive God with those senses. Most of the time, we can't perceive God with our 5 senses as He is a spiritual being. God has wanted me to develop my spiritual senses and rely on His word (the Bible) to experience Him. I've learned to always see God's word as alive, powerful, and relevant for each day. When I've failed to see that in the past, it's robbed me so much joy and peace. I've learned to look at the Bible as a powerful and active gateway/portal to God. We can try to occupy our minds with so many different things in this world to try and fill the void in our lives or suppress the pain, but all of those things will keep us still hungry and thirsty. God has promised us that if we reach out to Him, He will give us rest, quench our thirst, and satisfy our hunger. If you haven't done that, I hope you will give God a chance. I further hope that God will use you to go and reach others with His word, just like He has used me to reach out to you. Many people in this world are hurting just like you. Many are just looking for a simple act of kindness or a word of encouragement (words are powerful- they can heal and motivate or when used in an evil manner destroy others) which they don't receive from others. Ultimately, many even end their own lives because they feel hopeless and want to end their pain of torment- all because they've failed to see God was nearby all along and they failed to perceive Him with their spiritual senses. God loves you more than any human in this world! He wants to be your companion today and take care of you and your family's needs. I hope you see and explore His love for you today through the Bible- the Bible is the secret source for unraveling peace and joy for you when you can't find them in this world. I can't give you physical copy of the Bible right now, but you can freely access it online at (www.biblegateway.com). May God bless you, heal you and strengthen you and your family. Continue to write and help others for His glory. Claim God's promises to you from His word today. Humans will likely fail to encourage you when you really need it, however, God won't fail. All you need to do is turn to His word. It is available 24/7 whenever you need it- to experience God.

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  35. Please read these verses when you get the chance- Isaiah 55:11-13; Jeremiah 49:11; Psalm 146:9; Psalm 68:5; Isaiah 54:4-6; Revelation 21:1-7; Jeremiah 17:5-8; Isaiah 2:22; 1 Corinthians 7:29-35.

    http://theantisatan.blogspot.com/2015/10/what-must-you-do-to-be-saved.html

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