To help financially during this time of great need, please forward your offering to Tom's sister:
Darla Wexttsen, 16738 N. Tolle Lane, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
checks may be made payable to "Grace Community Church"

There is also a deposit account set up at US Bank to help defray Deb's uncovered medical expenses.
Visit any US Bank branch office to make a deposit in cash or by check for "Deborah A. Smith Memorial Fund".
Please be sure to mention Charity Paddock or Nellie Haverkos to be sure the gift is properly deposited.

If you use this link to join, then go shopping there, as much as 26% of your purchases will help the family.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Deb is home

Nellie reported today that our dear sister Deb is home from the hospital. But it seems the morphine drip line came out or got pinched sometime Tuesday night. A visiting nurse had to stop by today to get things straightened out.

Thank you to all who are offering advice and information on nausea relief during cancer treatments.

Nellie has been trying to help Charity with the kids. With the 4 kids and Charity running back & forth to the hospital they could use some meals and other assistance. If live in the Cincinnati area and you are able to help with meals, please e-mail Loving Deb Smith, or let Charity or Nellie know directly (see the left side bar for their contact information).

In fact, if you like to do the meal thing and you would like to help Deb and Tom in this way, surely that would be great as well. Their contact information is also in the left side bar.

Please continue to keep them all in your prayers, expecting God to Love.

1 comment:

Paula Clouse said...

I would be glad to fix Tom and Deb a meal or two...I'll get in touch with Darla to find out the particulars.

Also, I've had some ideas for creative ways people can express blessings and prayers for Deb and Tom and give them something tangible in the process...

I suppose you might consider this "Paula's Paraphrase" of Hebrews 10:24: "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds."

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Showers of Blessings

Decorate both sides of a regular playing card. Write a prayer or blessing on each card. Hole punch at the top and insert a key ring through the hole (10 or fewer works well) to hold the cards together. Voila! A handy, clever, inexpensive way to pass along blessings and prayers to those you love!

An entire deck too great an undertaking? Call together a few praying friends and split the deck accordingly. Allow each friend to say a prayer for Deb & Tom before you end the evening. 52 cards (an entire deck) is one prayer for each week of the year! Cool, huh?

Not creative you say? Then skip the "art part" and just gather together to pray for the entire Smith family..especially in light of Hal's recent hospitalization.

Write and/or Draw colorful pages in a journal expressing your love and appreciation for Deb & Tom. Include a small photo of yourself (with Deb & Tom in the picture if you have one) Photocopy the pages and snail mail to their home. (snail mail address is on the left side of the blog)

On the computer all day? Send a quick e-card of encouragement to the Smith family. They are free, pre-written, and instant! Try,, or

Purchase a small, solid color umbrella. (You can find them at any Dollar Store). Open the umbrella and write (with a permanent marker - perhaps silver or gold?) creative, loving words that describe Deb & Tom (underneath as well as on top). Let dry. Close the umbrella and create a tag that says, "Showers of Blessings" Next time it rains, they will be reminded that they are loved!

Prepare a meal and pray blessings on Deb & Tom with each ingredient...include the recipe for your special dish ..along with a prayer on the recipe card!

It takes very little time and money to creatively bless someone and make their day!