Sometimes the best encouragement we can get is the encouragement we give away. One of the mysteries of this life is how we can touch those we've never even met through the power of prayer. Today I'd like to ask you, my reader friends, to encourage a couple of my other blogging friends who are going through some really hard things. First I'd like to ask you to pray for Kari & Kijsa, who have lost their dad. He collapsed at a family cookout last Sunday night and then went into a coma for a few short days. Theirs was a precious and sweet relationship and any prayers or words of encouragement you could send their way will help them through this difficult time. Next, I'd like to ask you to pray for Barb's (The French Elements) family. Just days ago Barb's daughter-in-law walked into her mother's home to find her mom had passed away. Also, Barb's other son has been having some health challenges as well. Please keep them in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. And while you are praying, please lift up my dad who will be having a heart catheterization on Tuesday morning at 10:30. I am sure there are others out there who need prayer. Feel free to leave any requests you might have in the comments. I'd like to pray for you, too.