Dear Friends - Six months ago today, with the help of a couple people much younger, I dropped a clicker on this blog. Since then, it has received 127,688 "hits." Thank you for visiting here some and for considering my rantings and ravings. Twenty-five days ago I left a desperate message as I ran out the door to head to Cook's Children's Hospital in Ft. Worth. Right now, most of that evening is a fog. I remember, as in a dream, hearing about the wreck, finding out that Chris was in it, later hearing that one of the children had died, gathering with the other families in a waiting room at Hendrick, being called by our friend who is an ER doc, looking at my boy and not recognizing his face, whispering in his ear, hearing that the preliminary CT scan was better than expected (given the trauma to his face), learning that he would be flown to Children's with one parent, and running home to pack a few things before Dickie and Becky drove me over there. It's just a dream . . . or a nightmare. I've forgotten most details. But I remember a desperate sense that I didn't have much prayer in me, so I stopped at my computer long enough to type out those few sentences. Within hours, there were responses from six continents (hey, what's with you people in Antarctica?) and from all over the States. Even now, I can't come up with words to describe what those prayers mean to Diane, Matt, Jenna, Chris, and me -- and to the other seven families. Some have commented that a sort of cyber-community has developed through the months. There are limits to what such a "community" can do, of course. But there are some things we can do. And prayer is clearly one of them. For the most part, I've been the recipient of your prayers. This morning I'm wondering -- are there things we can pray for you? I'd like to invite you today to leave a note here if you'd like other readers to be praying for you. If you just can't get the comments button to work (or are a bit technologically challenged and can't figure out how to get registered), I've created a temporary e-mail address, BlogPrayers@aol.com. If you'll send your prayer request there, I'll type it into the comments here. May the love of God encompass you, my friends, as he continues forming you in the Way of Christ.