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Gayle Hubbard Arnold said in August 26th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

May God grant you peace and comfort as you wait for His coming!

Standing with you in love and prayer.

"Uncle Bob" said in August 26th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

On a cold blizzard-like day in Whitesburg, Kentucky — the kind of day that felled trees with the burdens of ice and snow–I saw two small sparrows standing just as close to each other as physically possible. They survived the day, the night, and the following day; eventhough the landscape of Whitesburg would never quite look the same. May God’s angels surround you in just such a way. May your family learn the lesson those two little sparrows practiced! May God’s empowering, sustaining, and victorious hands hold Mark and Mark’s loved ones now and forever. We send love!

Uncle Bob

Doug and Patsy said in August 26th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Julie, I have been on the 8th floor visiting with Gladys Hurt for the past few days and she was talking about your family. She loved you all and said you were wonderful neighbors. She told me how Mark cut back her rose bush and told her this would be beautiful flowers again soon and true to his word the roses were beautiful again. He has touched so many people at the hospital that were talking about you and him and your faith in God. We are here when you need us to do anything. We love you and never stop praying the prayers that you have asked for. Doug and Patsy

Sissy Faulkner said in August 26th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

What can I say, Mark is witnessing to us all. Even in that bed he is sending everyone a message including me! Thanks Mark! We love you. Thanks for the updates Julie.
Continous Prayers
The Faulkners

Vada Huffman said in August 26th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Julie, can’t even begin to comprehend what you, Mark and your children are going thru, but like others I continue to trust that God is in control and He alone knows His purpose in all of this. But I am reminded of the promise in His Word that I received after my mother died and even thou I did not comprehend it’s complete meaning at the time – eventually I did. That promise was in Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” 8-35/39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in sll creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” I found these verses to be very comforting for me because it lets us know how very much we are each loved by our Heavenly Father and how He will protect us and help us to be conquerors in any and all situations.

For whatever reason that only God alone knows, His follower, Mark, is still running the race that has been sit before him and when he has completed the purpose for which he was created – it is then that God will usher him home.

We are a Blessed people to be so loved by God and blessed to have known and been touched by Mark Walz. Indeed his testimony lives on in all of us that have been blessed to call him friend.

Our love and prayers

Vada, Bruce and Hadley

michele said in August 26th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

His fight amazes me everyday. What a wonderful description of your words, Julie, and what a beautiful picture I have in my mind of Mark right at this moment. You are so right. Jesus ALWAYS wins. And what a man he has made of Mark.

John said in August 26th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Some time ago, Mark lamented the fact that our trials involving our home were so difficult. Despite his own battle that was greater than ours, he was more concerned with a friend than he was himself. He told me how he walked the cancer unit in Lexington to uplift other patients. Some absolutely brightened when they realized that the Chaplain that came in to offer words of encouragement, also had the very disease they bore. He told me often how humbled he was to have so many individuals tell him how he inspired them. He truly has the heart of a Pastor.
My week would not be complete without his laugh and his counsel. John & Le Anne

Cristina Holub said in August 26th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

In His own time God will release Mark’s spirit from the burden of his earthly body.

There is a peace in your written words now that exudes love and faith and brings us peace, also. Everyone wants to be strong for you and your family, yet you are sharing your strength with us, helping us grow our faith. Thank you.

May God bless Mark with peaceful transition to His mansion.


Mark and Sande Shepherd said in August 26th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Julie, we have been praying for you so much. God bless you in this very difficult time. Mark has been such a wonderful part of our family of faith. Give our best to all your family.

The Doughtons said in August 26th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

All we can do is trust God and know He has a purpose in allowing Mark to continue to live his life here. There is nothing that God would want more than to have Mark with Him, but there must be a greater purpose at the moment to leave him here a while longer. Just know that God loves you! He does not want to cause you any unnecessary pain. There are times we don’t understand and those are the times we just need to trust the Lord with all of our heart.

Jane Wells Amos said in August 26th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Jesus paid the ultimate price for Mark and for us all. If we could only plumb the depths of the meaning of that sacrifice! Jesus paid it all, in full. I continue to believe only the best for our friend, and for you all as well. Loving you all. Jane and Hal Blake

Sue said in August 26th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Julie thinking of you and your children……You are amazing……. God Bless all of you as you WAIT!!!! HE is still in Control!!!!!

Cyndee said in August 26th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I love you Julie…and AMEN! Mark WILL win this battle!! With dark, curly hair, warm smile, and his famous electric blue suit! Although, I did also love to see him in his beautiful pink tie, as well! And we can’t forget his jewel-filled crown that will light up the sky! (not just “2 jewels”!):):)

Sandy Douglass said in August 26th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Thanks again, Julie, for posting some of the most inspirational, heart-felt testimony I’ve ever read! The Lord clearly spoke through you today!
sheree and sandy

Tori said in August 26th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Dear Julie,
Thinking of you tonight. Praying that God will grant you peace and some rest. That soon it will be God’s appointed time for Mark to be welcomed into the heavenly kingdom…where you know he will no longer have pain or suffering.

Georgia Anderson said in August 26th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Your words paint wonderful pictures in my mind’s eye. So eloquent, and so true. He has fought the good fight, the victory is his, the Lord will proclaim…Well done thou good and faithful servant….enter into the kingdom of Heaven.
God Bless you tonight as you continue to watch and wait. We wait and pray with you.

Paul Cummings said in August 27th, 2009 at 7:21 am

Julie, my wife Sylvia and I prayed for you all this morning. We have prayed for you all a lot and will continue to pray. It would seem that the Lord is saying, “No” to our prayers for healing. We rest in Him as we wait and trust. When God closes a door, he opens a window. This sounds trite at this time but it is a truism.

May God’s presence be very real and very near.

Paul (& Sylvia) Cummings

SandyJohnson said in August 27th, 2009 at 8:18 am

Still praying…..

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