Friday, September 17, 2004

Changes to the blog

Words cannot begin to express my disgust in a comment that someone posted early this morning. I have removed the offensive comment and have changed the blog settings to require a blog account in order to post comments. If this doesnt work, I will make comments by invitation only.

To the person who posted the comment, I cannot believe the insenitivity of the question you asked and it just goes to show you have no idea of what my family has been through. My only hope is that God will speak to your heart and you will repent for such a stupid and insenitive question that does not even deserve being answered.

To all of you that have shown such great support, I can only say I am sorry for having to make this kind of change, but I will do whatever I have to protect my family and their feelings.

Luke's Dad


Chelsea said...

We continue to pray for Lukes full recovery. Thank you so much for keeping us updated on his progress. Chelsea- Centralia

Bert said...

Thank you Gordy!! This world would be such a better place if there were more Godly, protective men like you. Your awesome!

Julie in NC said...

Lukes heart sunk as I read that post...we have been praying for that very issue. I am sorry that you had to change things. That is the last thing you need to deal with. I do not really understand the blog but signed up for it. I really feel like you and your family need to know that we are hear praying for you. Blessings and prayers for Luke and family..Shane, Julie and Children praying in NC

ScrapbookRomance said...

General question, nothing to do with your son. But why do you make such a big deal about God doing everything and helping him?

Katie said...

So sorry about the rude comment - I signed up for a blog so I could let you know we are continuing to pray! I've set your blog as my homepage so we can all check on Luke everytime I sign on. The kids (10, 8, 6, 4, 1.5) crowd aroud each time to hear the updates. Please know you all are in our continued prayers!

The Lundquists in CO

renajoe said...

We are also signed up for an account in order to continue to offer our love and support. Obviously, someone who is in a lot of pain left that comment - we will pray for them as well. We love you guys, and you are doing an amazing job. God bless!
Auntie Rena & Uncle Joe

Tom, Kim, Kyle, and Lucas said...

Thank You Gordy, for continuing to blog even after today's offensive comment.

Mommy_2 said...

Praise the Lord that you are such a faithful father! We continue to hold Luke and your family up in prayer.

Robert&Roi said...

Gordy, You rock!

Julie Ward said...

Guess I missed something, sometimes ignorance is bliss I guess, but I know Gordy would only do what it takes to keep things on the up and up, bless you Gordy!! family first always!I am so inspired by you and Sue , everone here posting really, but you two have been amazing!! God bless!

Teena from GA said...

Dear Gordy & Sue, my heart hurts as I read how someone said some hurtful things. I joined the blog just so I could keep up with Luke. I thank you for allowing my family to walk along side yours ... as we pray for you and talk about you in our daily lives. As others have said... my children ask about Luke.. want to know about Luke... are praying for Luke. Please keep our email just in case you have to go to only by invitation because we sure want to continue to hear and pray right along with all the rest. May God continue to strength Luke and all of you. I will check back later...
all our love,
your friends from GA
Billy, Teena, Michael 19, Mandi 15, Dakota 11 ,Alyssa 7, Wyatt 2 1/2, Wesley 14 months

AmyVA said...

Just wanted to say that our family is praying for all of you. I've set this site as my homepage as well, and have been reading and praying since the accident.
God Bless all of you

Mary said...

Hi to Lukes family-
I was so surprised at the note that was left on your message. I do not understand how someone could be so cold and unfeeling. You are all going through so much at this time. Take care of each other. My prayers and those of all my family are with you and yours. God Bless always Mary :)

Lundquist's said...

I am sorry that you had to deal with some ignorant person's comments today. I am thankful that you took the time to change the site so that they can not write, and also so we can keep up on Luke's progress. That last report you gave on Luke was very helpful. As we get the little updates, it is hard to see the big picture. We continue to pray for you all and Lukes recovery. It was funny to see a Lundquist in relation to us. Love you all,
Kim, Rick, Ricky and Jimmy Lundquist in IL

Cox Family said...

We got an email from the Morks last week and our hearts went out to you. Your family is in our prayers every day.

Chris, Leslee, Adrianna and Brandon Cox
Sheppard AFB, TX

reverandswife said...

Hi Luke's family,

I've been checking on Luke's progress every day now for about a week, and praying for him of course! I will continue to lift all of you before our Heavenly Father.

In His Amazing Love,
Holly Johnson - Yale, Michigan
Wife to Jeff, Mom to Jake (12), Nick (10), Emily (9) Julia (6), Josiah (2) and Samuel (6 weeks.)

Leon said...

We are all here commenting because Gordy allows us to participate in his blog. Commenting is a privalege not a right. Check the tone and focus of the blog and act accordingly. Respect those who read these comments and especially Gordy and Sue who write the blog.

Bob said...

Although blogs are public, the owner does have the right to censor. Hopefully only supportive and caring people will care to contribute and the insensitive can blog their own messages of hate elsewhere. This forum is for Luke, and we can overcome the hate with love.

Go, Luke! You and your family are blessed!...

LoFenton said...

I just want to thank you Jesus for all that you have done for our family and that You are the Great Physician and Healer!

Love you all,

Lori and Lonnie

Nancy said...

I really don't have a clue about blogging but I singed up so you and your family would know that folks from near & far are praying for you and your precious baby. May God give you comfort and strength.
Nova Scotia

Cyndi M. said...

Hi Gordon,
Your friends in Merchandising at work are still with you spiritually and following Luke's progress. We are appalled that anyone could do or say anything to upset you and your family at this time (or ever!!). Please know that you have our prayers and support.

Krystal said...

Hello, I've been following your blog for a while, found it on someone else's blog. I don't think that person meant to sound harsh or rude in their question, maybe they just wanted to know what happened. Yes, I did catch that comment before it was deleted. It's no one's fault, and it's great Luke is doing well. It's a miracle that he lived through that experience and I'm sure you all appreciate more time with him. I hope he continues to get better in his progress, and that while they're changing his medications over he doesn't have anymore seizures.

Karen in VT said...

Gordy, and Sue--
I am sorry you had to read an offensive comment. I signed up because I want you to know that we are praying for Luke and your family. I also want you to know how very impressed we are with the grace you and your family has shown in the face of such difficulties.

Julie in NC said...

Gordy and Sue....I have not called you by first name...that is so hard for me to do as I do not know you and I do not want to impose on your family....saying Lukes Dad seems less personal. But as I read you post today the hurt and the longing for Little Luke to be healed got passed to you both. Not that I have not hurt for you both....I have hurt and prayed for you both so much .....but that you have added hurt, got to my heart. We will be praying for you all this weekend. I pray that you have peace, rest in you spirit,soul and mind...I pray that the Lord will bless you hours of carry you though the day. Little Luke ....sweet boy, I so love your picture and that sweet face! I pray often that while Mommy is holding you and looking at you that you will flash that sweet smile at her. You know someone said that they are understanding what it means to bare one another burdens and I think the same rings true for our family when it come to your sweet family. Blessings and Peace to you Luke. Shane, Julie and Children

Teresa H said...

Hi Gordy and Sue! Mom and I have made it to Baltimore. I finally was able to come online to check on how Luke is doing. I am glad to see he is still progressing well. We are still praying for him. I will be happy when we hear that he is heading home.

I am so sorry you all had to deal with an insensitive comment. But i am happy to register with blogspot so i can post to you all and encourage you.

We leave tomorrow to head for Florida and then next weekend we should be in Texas, so I probably won't be able to post again until next weekend. I will have Lawrence keep us updated though on Luke.

Many blessings on all of you! -Teresa

Cam & Kristen - Osaka said...

We love you, guys! Glad I didn't see the comment! Glad the fever is down! Our prayers are with you for wisdom for the right nursing situation at home, and other prep for Luke to return home. Glad to hear Daniel's transition is going well. We are hugging you with our prayers!!!

Jill said...

Isn't it just like the enemy of our souls to take something that has brought such encouragement to your spirits' and twist it around. he is such a liar and thief! But, greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world. Hallelujah! I find it interesting that on this same day we also have someone questioning why we make such a big deal about God doing everything and helping him. Just as David did in the Psalms, in the midst of all his trials, we will continue to flee to, and give praise to, the One who is our Maker, our Rock, our Defense, our Refuge, the One who's lovingkindness is better than life. We will praise Him among the people, we will bless Him and lift up our hands in His name, we will rejoice in the God of our salvation. Psalms 57 - Psalms 63 (Just for starters) "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being;..." Acts 17:28a

All my love and prayers,


Michelle TX said...

I was very sorry to read that you have had to deal with inconsiderate people. To the person who posted the question about why you include God in everything I just had to post this. If you do not know why God is included in everthing I must conclude that you do not have a personal relationship with him and I pray you will seek one out. The words to a song by Avalon came to my mind about how Christians feel about the Lord. They are as follows.
You're everything to me, you're more than a story , more than words on a page of history. You're the air that I breathe, the water I thirst for and the ground beneath my feet, you're everything, EVERYTHING TO ME!!
My family continues to pray for Luke's complete recovery and continued strengh for your family. May God continue to richly bless you.

Sue Olson said...

We continue to pray for your family. It is wonderful to witness the love and faith being poured from the hearts of those who love the Lord. I pray that the love seen in this blog will impact the lives of those who question the hope that is within us, and cause them to seek the truth. We will look forward to new miracles from our Heavenly Father with each new day. Much love, The Olsons

Jasmyn said...

To ScrapbookRomance:

We do this because we are Christians. We believe in the bible and what the bible says.
In John Chapter 11, Jesus raises Lazurus from the dead:

43When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" 44The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, "Take off the grave clothes and let him go."

Just as we know that our GOD raised Luke! Luke was not breathing for half an hour! I believe (as do many other people on this blog, including Luke's Dad), that God had his hand on Luke and breathed the breath of life into him just like he has done plenty of times in the bible:
Ezekiel 37:6
I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD .
I'm not sure if Gordy posted this on the blog...or if Pastor Tom spoke about it at church. But after Luke was on his way to the hospital...Daniel, Amy and Natalie were all praying for Luke. Just praying and praying.
AND YOU KNOW WHAT? Luke's here now - and I believe that it was God.

That's why we give God credit for everything that is going on in little Luke's life. Because he is our creator and Luke's creator - and he "recreated" Luke. He knows every hair on our head - and he knows every hair on your head to.
Don't ever forget that God loves you. (John 3:16)

Bart Nelson said...

I, too, am saddened by anyone who would be less than encouraging to you. Unimaginable is more like it. As one person said, we know it comes from our enemy - we don't wrestle against flesh and blood. We also know there is no condemnation in our Lord, again, only in the enamy.

Those who have been truly broken know better than to impart anything that would injure someone else. Mt. 12.20 A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends forth justice to victory; 21 and in His name Gentiles will trust. Ps. 34.18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Ps. 51.17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart—these, O God, You will not despise.

Lord be near to the Searles toniht with Your comforting presence. Love and blessings to you all -- Bart

CF in AZ said...

Dear Gordy and Sue, I emailed you last night then accidently hit the trash can and deleted the whole thing!!!! I was too tired to rewrite. We have grown to love your sweet family so much and a day doesn't go by that we don't pray for precious Luke and your family. As I have written in the past my precious nephew Zander went to be with Jesus in May 2003.(drowning) So my heart fell too, when I read that comment. In the last year and a half the Lord has taught my sister and brother in law to use grace with people like never before. Innocent comments and questions were made, leaving them with many different feelings. (I am NOT referring to the question left as innocent, because that was not done with a heart of love). Other people avoided them and dropped them as friends. God has provided the sweetest body of Christ that has held them up with love. It is very evident you and your wife are very spiritually mature in your walk with Christ. BUT at a time like this I know you must feel very vulnerable. Remember we stand before God and Not man. I so agree with the comments made about the spiritual warfare that we face. This site is so glorifying to our Savior and the enemy is not a happy camper. Your family radiates Christ, stay focused on Truth and don't give the enemy one ounce of your energy. We love you and are praying CF in AZ

Colleen Smith said...

Gordy and Sue, you just hang in there and keep on doing what you are doing. God has given Luke to you and will continue to heal him. I pray for him everyday and have all of my online friends praying for him as well. His story is now circling the globe. Know that you are not alone in this!

God Bless,
Colleen Smith, Guam

Anonymous said...

you don't know me but i have been reading on your blog about your little boy Luke and how you are coping so much with what has happened to him and your whole family.
i am not a Christian really...God wouldn't like what i do and i really am not good enough or have enough faith but i believe in God and sometimes i pray... I have been praying for Luke and Your family. i'm not sure if my prayer...being a really bad prayer...will do anything but i still pray sometimes for you.

just wanted you to know that even thought i am not a good Christian i still think Luke's story is sad yet amazing and i pray for him.