Peter got one dose of radiation on Friday. He will get another each day Monday to Friday. The swelling is less and he is feeling better. He should be out of the ICU and back on the oncology unit in a couple days.

Yesterday and today we have had friends visiting. They drove down from Washington to be with us and take a vacation during their spring break.  Peter has been having fun with them. He reminded me today that when we stayed with them for a night last summer his friend set the alarm for 5:00am so they could get up early enough to play Minecraft together before we hit the road.

This morning Peter was his usual silly self. It’s hard to be sad when he feels so good.

I would say today’s pig is less puffy and more perky than yesterday’s.

A gallery of mostly silly photos:

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This evening a family that used to lead worship for our church in Delhi, CA came to visit. Thirteen people in an intensive care room is technically not supposed to happen, but we got away with it. We played a couple ridiculously long rounds of the game Things. They led worship for us in the hospital room. I’ll just say what I feel about these visits: it’s good to be loved.

Tomorrow while the younger kids are at the school room in the hospital we will begin serious Bible study and discussion about heaven, the resurrection, and the kingdom of God. Reading C.S. Lewis’s Last Battle helps jump start our ability to imagine the kingdom.

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Radiation and Silliness

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  • April 2, 2017 at 10:58 pm
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    Thank you so much for sharing, Zeke. Praying for healing. For you and the rest of your family to be sustained by Him.

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  • April 2, 2017 at 11:35 pm
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    So happy to hear Peter’s feeling better Zeke. He’s a special young man to get to break hospital rules and have so much love and support visiting at one time. Peter, who wins at Minecraft when you and your dad play? I think I have a pretty good idea 😉 Lots of prayers being sent your way.

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    • April 3, 2017 at 10:39 pm
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      Minecraft looks like digital legos to me, so Peter has never played with me. We have been playing an unusual cooperative game called Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. Up to three of us at a time work together to blast space creatures and rescue bunnies in outerspace. Your name in the comments shows up as “Someone,” so I’m not sure who the Minecraft fan is.

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  • April 3, 2017 at 1:31 am
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    you are in our thoughts prayers and all points in between

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  • April 3, 2017 at 4:09 am
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    So glad you are feeling better Peter! We are here in Virginia with our son and daughter in law and last night we had a campfire with some friends of theirs and we prayed for you and your family around the fire under the stars. I bet you would have liked the s’mores.

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    • April 3, 2017 at 11:32 am
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      Thanks for the message. Peter has really enjoyed seeing your grandchildren.

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  • April 3, 2017 at 7:48 am
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    Peter, we are praying for your and your family (my girls & I) each night before we go to bed. Last night I woke up several times and prayed for you each time. The Lord brings you to mind often.

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  • April 3, 2017 at 8:38 am
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    Me too! God keeps bringing you all to my mind. Praying…

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  • April 3, 2017 at 8:43 am
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    Thank you Zeke, for sharing such precious pictures and feelings. It’s a blessing for me to see him looking good and comfortable. Praying for glorious, God-filled miracles for Peter. <3

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  • April 3, 2017 at 11:18 am
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    Hi, Peter! I hope you love reading The Last Battle as much as I did. The Narnia Chronicles helped me think about God in my life in really helpful ways. (I also really enjoyed The Horse and His Boy. In fact, I just picked up another copy at a garage sale. Maybe you’ve read that one, too)
    I’m thinking you have been given a very special family. Keeping you all in my prayers!

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    • April 3, 2017 at 11:29 am
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      I read the Narnia books to Peter and his older brother several years ago. I’m now going through them again with the younger two, which got Peter interested so he just read through them all again on his own.

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  • April 3, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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    Zeke I am so pleased to share the info and pictures with Harmony staff. We all were so sad to hear of Peter’s latest set back. These pics will bring a smile to us and a praise Jesus it looks like prayers are being answered. Many of us include you all in our prayers. We will keep up prayers for you all. Give Peter a big hug and tell him he makes a really cute piggy.

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  • April 3, 2017 at 10:30 pm
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    Hi Peter ~ I’ve never met you, but my boys went to school with your dad! My boys are dads now, too. My husband, Greg and I also went to your mom and dad’s wedding. The most special people we know the best are your grandpa and grandma – Sheri and Jim to us. Your dad is a great writer, and we’ve been getting to know about you and your family through his blog. I think “blog” is a funny word for writing . . . too much like “Blah.” I haven’t read all of the Narnia books, so I feel challenged to read the one you’re reading now. Greg and I are praying every day for you and your family and the doctors that know how to treat you. The Bible says that God will give wisdom to people . . . the kind of wisdom that won’t be found in books – but through the Holy Spirit. I keep a candle on my kitchen table – it’s the Peter candle, so you are reminding us to keep praying! Lots of love to you and your parents and siblings! Lavonne Simmons

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  • April 5, 2017 at 8:28 am
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    With you in these depths, in prayer, Zeke and Rebecca and your family. We were just talking about Narnia yesterday. So glad for silly and respite moments like these. Thank you, thank you, for sharing all of this with us. It brings more than you know to us. Love to you, and please know we are at the ready to come if you see that would be good. Love, Susie and David

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