Update on Jeff and Karen

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  1. Babylon's Dread says:

    Grace and peace to you from God our father and our LORD Jesus Christ

  2. Bob Sweat says:

    Jeff,

    My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Michael says:

    “We may indeed for a time be subjected to all the vicissitudes of fortune and of the world; we will nevertheless always have this consolation, that God will, eventually, openly manifest how dear our souls are to him. ”

    Calvin

    Ҧ You have kept count of my tossings;
    put my tears in your bottle.
    Are they not in your book?”
    (Psalms 56:8 ESV)

  4. Isaiah56:1 says:

    Our prayers are with your family. May the Lord gift you with grace and comfort!

  5. Captain Kevin says:

    Singing…that’s how it should be. God bless you, Jeff.

  6. Sarah says:

    Praying for you all….what a wonderful way to go into the arms of Jesus. Lord, be merciful to your servants…

  7. Tim says:

    Praying for you guys…may you experience God’s blessed peace and strength.

  8. Please Note says:

    Jeff-

    May you feel His presence now more than ever; continuing to pray for His arms to be around your family.

  9. Scott says:

    Abraham Lincoln wrote these words to a mother who lost a son. As I read them again, I can relate to his sentiments:

    “I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming…I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost…”

  10. Shaun Sells says:

    Jeff –

    I am terribly saddened and sorry for the loss of your wife. I am praying for you and your family. Although I am blessed to hear of her salvation and reunion with her Father in Heaven that doesn’t remove the sting of death felt by those left behind.

    Grace and peace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  11. His Kid says:

    Praying that you all may be immersed in His Loving Presence and feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

  12. ( | o )====::: says:

    May God’s presence and the love and touch of family be your comfort.

  13. jlo says:

    So sorry for your loss, will continue to keep you and yours in prayer, may be you rest in the great Comforter.

  14. Believe says:

    Praying…can’t imagine it…not looking forward to my turn someday. God is the only one who can help a broken heart…so sorry Jeff and family.

  15. Kevin H says:

    Jeff, so sorry.

    Lord, bring your grace and comfort to Jeff and his children and family.

  16. Jeff Jones says:

    Praying for you and your precious family Jeff. The next several weeks will be tough duty. We’ll be asking the Lord to cover you in the multitude of His mercies. Our hearts go out to you!

  17. nancy says:

    Jeff,
    Praying you feel God’s power … His sustaining strength & never failing love like never before …

  18. BrianD says:

    Jeff, my thoughts and condolescences to you and your kids, and all of those who love you and them and Karen.

  19. Jeff,

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and the family will be in my prayers.

    God Bless You Brother!!

    Phil

  20. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    I can only moan my prayers. So sorry to hear this. Karen has passed into rest from the Church Militant to the Church Triumphant.

  21. Reuben says:

    All my wife and I can do is cry with you.

    15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

  22. Erunner says:

    Jeff, I’m sorry for your loss. God bless and keep you during this difficult time.

  23. Not Alone says:

    In prayer for you Jeff……..

  24. London says:

    Sorry for your loss Jeff

  25. centorian says:

    I can’t think of a kinder, more selfless thing than to minister to a departing loved one by signing them into the arms of Jesus..

    My heart, deepest sympathy, and prayers go out to you Jeff and your family.

    May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

  26. Linnea says:

    Jeff,
    What a wonderful way to usher your wife into Jesus’ presence….from here to heaven and all the way carried on the praises from ones who love Karen.

    Praying for you and your family….

  27. mrfixit says:

    Jeff and Family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your life partner, wife, mom, friend.
    You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.
    God comfort you, carry you, heal you in these difficult days and weeks ahead.
    Paige

  28. Bob Middleton says:

    “I declare to you brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
    “Where O death is your victory? Where O death is your sting?”
    The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”

    Dorinda and I are praying for you as well Jeff….

  29. brian says:

    My deepest sympathies to all the Family. God be with you.

  30. filbertz says:

    praying for you all.

  31. Em says:

    in my prayer tonight – for all grieving here

  32. Jeff Stewart says:

    Thank You all so much, what a wonderful community this is……sitting at home surrounded by people we love and enjoying the evening

  33. Michael says:

    Jeff,

    Blessings on you from the whole PP family…

  34. Dusty says:

    Jeff, praying for you and your family. (((hugs)))

  35. brian says:

    Jeff if you need anything please let us know.

  36. Mike Quesada says:

    Blessings, Jeff.
    Blessings to you and your family…

    Rev 1:17-18
    “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen.

  37. ShowMeWhere? says:

    John Stewart,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences…

    P.S. Please note his name is John guys…

  38. Michael says:

    Um…we’ve known Jeff a long time…we have his name right.

  39. Jeff Stewart says:

    Its a little known fact that I introduced Ryan Couch to the PP….and the first month of Mr Potato Head it was both Ryan and I …..often on two different threads while talking to each other on the phone:)

    It is so funny to think about now, and I am so glad to be Jeff Stewart on the blog now, glad that Ryan is himself but every now and then I miss Mr Potato Head:)

  40. ShowMeWhere? says:

    Jeff,

    I’m sorry, I was mistakenly told that it John Stewart, not you, who had lost his wife Karen. I am very sorry for your loss…

  41. Concerned says:

    Jeff, You don’t know me but after hearing about your wife’s illness, and being a mom myself I have been following and praying for you all.
    I will keep your family in my prayers. It brought tears to my eyes reading about your family telling their mom how much they love her. That is so special and many families never have that opportunity.
    May God give you all comfort.

  42. Shaun Sells says:

    Jeff, I shared with my wife about your loss yesterday and we prayed. I did not realize it, but she met your wife at the pastors conference the year she was diagnosed and they prayed together. It was the first year my wife was able to attend a pastors wives conference and she was blessed to meet your wife and feel welcomed by her.

  43. Dave Rolph says:

    Oh Jeff. I am so sorry for you and your family. I am mourning with you, but not as those who have no hope. She didn’t die; just moved.

  44. Michael says:

    Jeff,

    Even I didn’t know that! 🙂

  45. Jeff Stewart says:

    Michael, thats funny, I am pretty sure that Ryan and I were arguing with you at the same time in 2 different threads 🙂

    Show me where…..no worries @ all

    Concerned……thank you so much……when Karen was nearing Jesus— I asked everyone to give the kids and I a few moments, we had such a sweet time praying for her, telling her we would take care of each other, and that we would hold on to Jesus……also I was able to tell the kids again what she told them many times……that her greatest concern from the moment she was diagnosed was not dying, but rather her greatest fear was that the kids would be angry with Jesus for taking their mom, and harden their hearts toward Him.

    Shaun….that retreat I drove Karen there, got us a hotel room drove her to the conference, picked her up whenever she was ready , took her to eat, prayed with, cried with, and loved her then took her back for some more time with the pastors wives….and I will never forget her telling me that they had a little prayer time with the ladies seated near each other, and one of the pastors wives, said wow my husband saw a prayer request for you on the internet (phoenix preacher) and we prayed for you before i came, she then prayed for Karen again, and it really blessed our hearts and was the first of many times we were made aware of the multitude of people praying for us, many of whom we had never even met….please tell your wife what a blessing she was to Karen

  46. Concerned says:

    Jeff,

    My daughter has been asking me why God allows so many to suffer and have so much pain. I know the answers from a biblical perspective, but in my heart it hurts so much.

    I could not imagine living through that -I saw you both on some TV show online awhile back and I was inspired.

    Perhaps the Lord will use your family to give others strength to face their own trials.
    Seems your kids are walkong with Jesus and that they have a strong foundation at a time when other kids are going astray and are not touched by God in the way that yours has through this. Sorry if I said too much.

  47. Jeff Stewart says:

    Karens Memorial Service is Friday June 11th @ 11am @ Calvary Chapel Chino Hills 4201 Eucalyptus ave, chino, ca 91701

  48. Jeff Stewart says:

    Concerned, please dont apologize, Karen and my greatest desire is that Jesus would use all of this to help point others to Him 🙂

  49. Shaun Sells says:

    Jeff @45 – brings tears to my eyes that you would remember that little moment. I will share that with my wife, and many others to remind them of the personal importance our little prayers have in the lives of others, even if they aren’t answered as we hoped.

  50. paigemom says:

    Jeff,

    Continuing to hold you and your family in prayers……

    God bless and carry you,

    Paige

  51. Captain Kevin says:

    Jeff, continuing to pray for you and the kids.

    I have the picture in my mind of you and Ryan “playing” Mr. Potato Head. LOL!

  52. Erunner says:

    For those who mourn.

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