Man, this picture is a blast from the past! The goofy looking toe-head is me, and the kid with spiky mullet is my big brother. We were rocking out the leisure suits in '88. It seems weird to say this picture is twenty years old, but it is.
I am asking everyone out there in BlogLand to please pray for my brother. No, unfortunately the problem isn't that he is still suffering from this tragic hair. It's something far more serious.

He has battled substance abuse addictions off and on for many years now. Based on a conversation I had with my father today and a gut feeling that I've had for a while now, I think my brother has reached a dangerous point in this struggle.

Please pray that He is consumed by God and that he surrenders every aspect of himself to Christ so that he finds freedom from the bondage of addiction. Pray that he role model for his son that any obstacle can be overcome with the grace of our heavenly father.

Also, I'd appreciate prayer for my parents. This has been a roller-coaster for them for around fifteen years now. Please ask the Lord to grant them peace of heart. They have been wonderful parents to both of us.

Lastly, please keep my nephew in your prayers. My brother's struggles have taken a toll on all of us, but mostly his son. He is a great kid and it would be awesome for him to see his father's transformation through the power of Christ.

Thank you.

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Comment by Ron Ragsag on December 10, 2008 at 5:35am
Hey man, most definitely prayin for your family especially your brother and nephew! I truly believe in the power of prayer and how it transforms lives. Peace & grace to you and your family! ...ron
Comment by ~Gentle Rain~ on December 10, 2008 at 5:49pm
Nathan, I will be praying for you and your family. I lift prayers for your brother, that God will be able to reach thru the pain and addiction and lift him up to higher ground. I pray peace for you mother and father, strength and unconditional love be poured out from them to your brother.. For your nephew, I pray insight into what is happening with his father and wisdom to not choose the same path, and for you, I pray comfort and peace as you watch and wait for your brothers transformation. It is a difficult situation when a family member chooses the wrong path, either with drugs or alcohol. I watched my family in both situations. unfortunately, it usually takes hitting rock bottom before one turns around. I will continue to pray. Please continue to keep us updated. God be with you
Take care.. and know... I care....
aka: Gentle Rain
Comment by Elizabeth ; Baruch Hashem Adonia on December 11, 2008 at 7:26pm
I feel privaledged to pray for your family & for deliverance from addition to drugs. I to pray for my brother who is in the same place bachslidded 4 years on drugs. we agree that Jesus deliver them and put them back in the fold of believers. God bless Rrefreshing Waters


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