Today is my birthday. For those that know me, I usually try to fly under the radar when it comes to my birthday. It has always been just another day for me. This year is different. As most of you know, I experienced a beautiful miracle and healing on November 3rd. So this year, I want to celebrate not only my birthday, but I want to celebrate all that God is doing in my life. I am still amazed that God is allowing me to walk through this season of miracles and healings. Today I celebrate the new life God has blessed me with in the past month. I celebrate the new chapter in this crazy beautiful journey. ~OC
The last time I ran was in March 2009. Shortly after that my body started shutting down. For the last ten years, I have basically been fighting for my life. The dream of running again was just that. A dream. The mind was willing, but the body was not.
Then on November 3, 2019, I experienced a beautiful miracle. During a prayer and healing service, several people prayed over me. I instantly felt my body was being healed. Being Restored. I was able to eat and speak again. Could I possibly run again? Could that dream become reality.
Yesterday 11/30/19, I went to the store to buy a new pair of running shoes. I wanted to see if this dream could become reality. Later that day, I decided the time had come. I needed to see if I could truly run again. Below is the video of my first run in over ten years. God is still the God of miracles. Never give up praying and believing. ~OC
I encourage everyone to live out the beautiful miracles and victories in life. ~OC
Here is my story of healing. ~OC
Prayer Warriors are needed to pray for a dear friend to experience a miracle. A group is meeting at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida this morning 11/7 at 9:30am. I know most people reading this cannot physically be there, but I ask that you would pray for my dear friend and her family at 9:30 this morning. Please feel free to share this with your family and friends. Thank you. ~OC
Hello everyone. Last Sunday morning, God woke me up and shared this past week would be a week of Healing and Miracles. During the week, I also felt God calling for me to asked people to pray for my throat and stomach. As many of you know, I have not had an appetite for almost 4 years and have not been able to speak without the assistance of a voice amplifier for about 3 years.
Last night my wife Laura and I attended a Prayer and Healing Service. During the healing part of the night, God blessed me with an appetite and allowed me to talk without the assistance of my amplifier. God is so good. I am overwhelmed by His incredible love for me.
Since I had an appetite, a bunch of us decided to go celebrate Jesus. So the picture below is my first meal in 3 years. I was able to eat a little chicken salad and fries. I also had a few sips of sweet ice tea. I am thrilled to share, I did not choke or throw it up. That had been a major problem in the past.
I encourage everyone to never stop praying for Jesus to move in your life. You never know when the Holy Spirit is going to show up. Keep Believing in your Miracle. ~OC
I believe in miracles. For the past 17 years and counting my life has depended on them. You see, I really should not be writing this post. . I should not have taken a breath this morning. But here I am. Still fighting. Still able to tell my beautiful bride Laura, that I love her more today than I did almost 20 years ago. God continues to give me life. He continues to give me strength. God continues to use me to encourage others. What an amazing life I am living. Today if you are dealing with your own storms, I encourage you to keep believing in miracles. I do. ~OC
My life has been full of miracles. From being healed of cancer, running a 1,000 miles in one year, to surviving multiple Myasthenia Gravis Crisis. Today I experienced another miracle. Last week I had three medical tests that Emory ordered. I have had these three tests in the past. They have always come back positive. A few weeks ago, I asked my doctor what would happen if the tests come back negative? He said “Todd, your test never come back negative.” Today my tests results came back and all three were Negative. That, my friend is a miracle. A Huge Miracle! I have had these same test multiple times in the last 4 years and they always came back positive. What does all this mean? I will probably not be a candidate for the G-POEM procedure. I am not crying over that one. I will continue to try drinking the Ensures and see if I can graduate to solids at some point. From the research I have done on Gastroparesis, it can go into remission. I truly believe God is going to completely heal me of gastroparesis. It will be another amazing miracle in this crazy/beautiful health journey.
So if you’re waiting on a miracle, don’t give up. Surround yourself with amazing friends who love to pray for you. Change your thinking. Part of me started believing I would never eat or drink again. Get out of your daily routine and watch God work. I truly believe going to Atlanta in June helped me to hear what God was trying to tell me. I needed to get out of my comfort zone. Also never be afraid to share your prayer request with others. I believe the prayers of many are the reason my test results came back negative. The prayers of many are the reason I have been able to drink some Ensures. People want to pray for you. People want to help you. You just have to be willing to aske and accept that help. We are all on a crazy/beautiful journey. A journey none of us should be traveling alone. ~OC