I saw this dance last year on “So You Think You Can Dance”. The powerful choreography and moving song ‘Fix You’ from Coldplay touched me the first day I saw it and it’s still remembered deep in my heart to this day. In this dance I see myself as Allison… sick & broken while Robert portrays my friends, family and all those praying for me as well as The Grace, Mercy & Love of Christ Jesus, the intercession of Our Blessed Mother & all the saints in heaven!
Thank you to all of you who are praying for me & carrying me… I wouldn’t be able to walk without you!
Posted by Cecilia
You know how the saying goes and it is pouring on the Rodriguez-Schwartz household!
Our dad was admitted to the hospital on Sunday with chest pains. Tests were inconclusive as to the cause, but there was some evidence of some blockage. So he is scheduled for a heart catheter on Thursday. If there is blockage, a stent will be put in. Dad has to go in tomorrow to test the coumadin level in his blood stream. If his blood is too thin, they won’t be able to proceed with heart catheter. Please pray that his blood will be thick enough to perform the test on Thursday so we can find the cause of the chest pains.
Last month, Rosario spent over two weeks suffering from kidney stones. We were under the impression that there were no more stones left in her system. But today she started feeling pain in her left kidney. It was dull at first, but soon escalated. Rosario is still in New Jersey. She and Angelica were supposed to go home this week, but Rosario was asked to share her story at a retreat this weekend and at another event the following weekend. Pray that the stone will pass quickly so Rosario will be able to attend this weekend’s event. This is an extremely frustrating time for her, as she was looking forward to these opportunities.
We really believe as a family that these kidney stones are a spiritual battle. Please pray for protection, strength and healing for Rosario and our family.
**UPDATE Wed 1:00pm – Thank you all for your prayers! As of now the pain has lessened and I only have tinges of pain. I have no idea if the stone has passed or if it’s just not moving. But I’m praying/begging God that it has passed and that I can recover and be present to minister to these hurting inner-city girls at the retreat this weekend.
It seems every time I have an opportunity to share my miraculous testimony I end up with kidney stones or in extreme pain. I called my dad very frustrated last night and he reminded me that God is bigger then a bullet, He’s bigger then kidney stones, He’s bigger then heart problems, He’s bigger then satan and He WILL WIN!
God is Sovereign!
**UPDATE Wed 9:05pm – I was feeling A LOT better all day. Almost pain free so thought I’d passed it but then 5pm and PAIN!!! Have been having pangs of pain all evening. Praying this ends asap… like I mentioned above, I have tons to do here in NYC! ~RR
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Last Tuesday & Wednesday there were hearings where the defense is making their appeal for a new trial and the district attorney is objecting. The judge has asked the defense attorney and the DA to put together a memorandum of their reasons & objections to a new trial and then they will give their oral arguments at a hearing on Sept.2nd. Hopefully that won’t take too long! If not the judge will decided to accept or deny the defense’s appeal for a new trial. If the judge deny’s it then the defendant will be sentenced at that time.
Praying that this ends soon and that the defendant will be sentenced! Please continue to join me in praying for the conversion of the defendant that she may know the incredible Love, Mercy & Forgiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ!
God is Sovereign!
Filed under Trial, Update
My sister Cecilia blogs about all the fun we’re having in the city on her blog “She Laughs At The Days To Come”! Read all about it & check out our photo’s here: Musketeers Take Manhattan
There was another hearing today but the defense didn’t finish their appeal for a new trial so there will be another hearing tomorrow morning. I’m praying that tomorrow the appeal process will be wrapped up, that the judge will deny the defense their appeal for a new trial and that the defendant will be sentenced and Justice be served!
Please continue to pray for all involved. Especially for the conversion of the defendant… that she may know the incredible Love, Mercy & Forgiveness of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
Filed under Trial, Update
“Sometimes God’s greatest miracles come in our darkest hour”
~ Gary Stratton
Here’s a beautiful blog post by Gary about the two year anniversary of when I was shot: Two Handed Warriors