Saturday, June 14, 2008


Milton, here for Kristy

Yesterday Kristy had her best day in over a month. She was more alert and clear in her thinking and could talk more than she has since before going to Hospice. It was truly amazing.

I read the blog to her from yesterday about sharing her secret make-up. She grinned all the way through it, but when I finished she said, "Is that all?"

It kinda hurt my feelings. I was looking for some writer affirmation and she thought there should be more to it. We all laughed and laughed. I've had her red line my articles in the past and blood was everywhere. She's a tough cookie. Well, really she just likes it RIGHT!

One time yesterday, I stood at her door to check on her. She said, "Come here and give me a kiss."

"Oh, Kristy, here I come," I said.

Her clear moments were longer and very, very sweet.

Over a month ago, the doctor estimated she would live maybe a week. Today she is better than she was then. We are trusting in God's loving care. He is faithful. The doctor and nurses are doing a great job and we are grateful, but we are also resting in One who has everything in control.

Terry asked Kristy if she was still covered with a cloud of peace and resting in her chair of strength?

She said, "Yes, God is with me."


At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this post doesn't bless the socks off of everyone who reads it, we need a heart transplant! God has the last word, and who can know the mind of God? We will continue to pray His will over Kristy, and know that nothing can top that.

Fanny Crosby's precious old hymn, PEACE TO MY SOUL is a good one for today:

O Jesus, my Savior,
All glory to Thee;
Sweet peace in believing
Thou givest to me.


Peace, peace to my soul
Flows like a beautiful river;
Peace, hallowed and pure,
Constant abiding forever.

What heights of enjoyment,
What rapture is mine;
While faithfully trusting
Thy promise divine.


Should sorrow o’ertake me,
Thy Word is my stay;
Should trials befall me
Thou guidest my way.


O loving Redeemer,
Whatever Thy will,
In tempests or sunshine,
I’ll follow Thee still.


God bless your sweet family!

At 9:07 AM, Blogger pastorc said...

Hey Brother Milton,
What great news on this beautiful Saturday morning! I never have posted here, but I read your blog daily and pray for Kristy,you, your family and church.I have always admired you and Kristy-all the way back to the 1990's when you were the HM director in the district office. I know you have been an inspiration to many. This blog confirms again your commitment to the Lord and sharing His love and involvement in our lives. You and Kristy are often in my thoughts and in my prayers. Our church is lifting up constant prayer for you.

At 9:29 AM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

Praise God for Kristy's good day yesterday! When there was no post I thought maybe it wasn't such a good day.

God is surely in control. Praise Him who knows much more what we need that we do!

At 11:39 AM, Blogger DayleShockley said...

Excellent news! Prayer changes things.

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Jesus raised the dead with just three words, "Lazrus, come forth!" I firmly believe that the "prayer of faith" still raises up the sick, as James 5:13-15 tells us. When James and John went to the temple to worship, they found the crippled man asking for alms. In faith, they reached for the man's hand and told him to rise up and walk in the Name of Jesus Christ and he did. Wow! Can you imagine the ruckus that caused?

Who was it in the Bible who sent all the people out of the room before praying for the young girl who had fallen ill, then died? I wouldn't want anyone near Kristy who had a single doubt that she was going to be healed--right here on earth!

Bless you, my friend. I've followed your blog and marveled at your strength.

At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do believe that it is ok to doubt, Kristy may have some folks along her way that have doubted, but that doesn't make them bad people, they may just be folks who aren't aa far along the road of faith that everyone else is. God is doing the best job of all with Kristy!

At 1:23 PM, Anonymous milton dykes said...

There is so much we don't understand about healing while we yet believe that He heals today!

Kristy framed it well for all of us when she said right up front at church just less than an hour out from her initial diagnosis. She said to me and our church loud and clear, "God will heal me. He can heal me here on earth or He can heal me in heaven. I will put my trust in Him.

We aren't quiters nor doubters, but we are praying and believing in One who loves us more dearly can we can imagine. We rest in Him.

I am grateful for every once of faith that is pointed our way.

Thank you for all your daily comments and prayers. They all boast our faith.



At 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for Kristy's good day, each and every good day she has, her strength and improvement, and keep praying. He is the one in control, and His will will prevail. I pray he decides to use Kristy in such a way that He blesses her with a healing miracle here on earth, so she can continue to further His kingdom, but if that is not His will, her writing will continue to further it, as will her legacy. We are all blessed to have known such a writer. I only know her from reading her writing and her Blog, but I'm blessed, as I know many others are as well. Thank God for Kristy Dykes from sunny Florida and may she keep sending us her sweet Florida sunshine.


At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Nicole said...

Just to let you know . . . the One who never slumbers or sleeps awakened me at 2 AM (PDT)to pray for Kristy. He loves her so much.

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Kristy's is truly an amazing journey. She'll go home when God is ready for her and not a moment earlier.

It's so wonderful to know that none of us will leave this earth too soon. It might feel too soon for those of us leaft behind, but then we're only left here for a short while, to complete out journeys.

As always, I'm praying and praising God for all He's teaching me through Kristy's Amazing Journey.

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Carrie Turansky said...

Dear Milton and Kristy,
How wonderful to hear Kristy had a good day yesterday and was able to enjoy conversation and time with you! I am praising and thanking the Lord.

Happy Fathers Day to you, Milton. I know your family and your church appreciates you! You have been a wonderful example to all, and it's been great to get to know you more through this blog.

I think of Kristy and you all several times a day, and turn those thoughts into prayers. God is faithful. He is sending His peace and grace to you all.

Please give Kristy a hug for me. Tell her all her ACFW friends send their love.

Love and prayers from,
Carrie in NJ

At 9:02 PM, Blogger Mary Connealy said...

thanks for letting know about a great day.

At 12:30 AM, Blogger Margo Carmichael said...

I'm listening to this as I read and write here: "Spirit Song."

Praising God for Kristy's good day! Let there be many more, yes, please, Lord, in the mighty name of Jesus!


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