Thursday, October 10, 2013
Pete DiMartino and Rebekah Gregory were both seriously injured in the April 15 attack on the Boston Marathon that killed three people and wounded 275 others. They survived, but this year has been a trying one. Their love, however, could not be destroyed.
"You’re my best friend and I love you." Pete only started dating Rebekah a year ago, but he knew she was the one.
Pete lost 90 percent of his right Achilles' tendon and suffered multiple broken bones in his ankles. He spent months in physical therapy, learning to walk again. He has also had surgery on a ruptured eardrum.
Rebekah has undergone 14 surgeries as she still battles to keep her left leg. She can't put weight on it, has faced the idea of amputation multiple times and struggles with her situation every day.
This couple went through an incredible amount of hardship together, but even before that they knew they were meant to be together.
"Going through an experience like the marathon makes you realize how short life really is and how we don’t really know how much time we have left. And I know that with my time there is nobody else I would want to spend it with," Rebekah said of her fiancé, who she met while on a work trip to Rochester. "It made me realize how much I cared about him and how much he was the only person for me."
So Pete got down on one knee beside Rebekah's wheelchair and asked her to share the rest of her life with him. True love cannot be stopped.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
God's greatness is limitless. It destroys barriers. It crosses cultures, races, creeds and religions. Whether sung in Spanish, English, German or Swahili, "How Great is Our God" is the anthem of every Christian!
Chris Tomlin and worship leaders from around the world sing
"How Great is Our God"
From faithit on Facebook
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Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunflowers always face the sun. In the morning they face east. By evening, they have turned west. They follow the sun as it crosses each day's sky, so they can gather in as much sun as possible. We can be like sunflowers, and turn to the SON, Jesus Christ, and gather spiritual light from Him. A sunflower seed will grow most anywhere. You, too, can bloom and grow where you are planted. By desiring to believe and by studying the scriptures prayerfully, you will nurture your personal gospel seed.
As the sunflower grows, small buds will soon appear, surrounded by protecting leaves. Like those leaves, your parents, leaders, and teachers surround you, and love you, and protect you, and help your budding testimony grow. As a sunflower grows taller, its stalk grows thicker, for it must support the large flower that will soon be full of seeds. So as your spiritual stalk must grow, and your testimony will grow stronger as you prayerfully read the scriptures that teach of Jesus Christ and strive to become like Him.
When the sunflower bud opens, bright yellow petals form, and its head becomes a golden crown. The blessings of its growth at last begins to show. And, having been born of a seed, it now produces seeds of its own that nourish people, animals and birds. Your testimony will likewise produce its own new seeds and you will nourish family, friends and others who will see the Son reflected, like a golden crown, in you, for you have become like Him.
So, turn to the Son. Open your heart to His light. Seek it first thing each morning. Follow its warmth across each day's sky. Let its comfort be the last thing you feel each night. Then as the evening of your life's last setting comes, you will arise to a glorious new morning and turn again to Him and He will see His image in your countenance.
By Melanie, at Sugardoodle.net