Ekso Skeleton Neeeded

Would love Ekso Skeleton with 24 related PT appointments at a cost of approximately $170,000 not currently covered by insurance as just recently approved by FDA but with great results with “Thoracic” level injuries. My level of injury is rated at T-9 in doctor speak. 

Eksoskeleton bionic device helps restore muscle memory at cost of $150,000 with 24 appointments for specialized PT and facility cost.

Maybe good idea to see about setting up nonprofit GoFundMe to see about making this happen…? 
https://www.facebook.com/inthefosslane/posts/10203010254692383

JC 4/22….

April 22

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer… 

Listen to Me continually. I have much to communicate to you, so many people and situations in need of prayer. I am training you to set your mind on Me more and more, tuning out distractions through the help of My Spirit.

Walk with Me in holy trust, responding to My initiatives rather than trying to make things fit your plans. I died to set you free, and that includes freedom from compulsive planning. When your mind spins with a multitude of thoughts, you cannot hear My voice. A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control. Turn from this idolatry back to Me. Listen to Me and live abundantly!

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
—John 8:36

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
—Proverbs 19:21

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
—John 10:27

Dear God,  thank you for setting me free help me to trust you and know you are with me help me live abundantly in you trusting in your purpose for me, in Jesus name, amen.

April 21

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer… 

Let Me control your Mind. The mind is the most restless unruly part of mankind. Long after you have learned the discipline of holding your tongue, your thoughts defy your will and set themselves up against Me. Man is the pinnacle of My creation, and the human mind is wondrously complex. I risked all by granting you freedom to think for yourself. This is godlike privilege, forever setting you apart from animals and robots. I made you in My image, precariously close to deity.
Though My blood has fully redeemed you, your mind is the last bastion of rebellion. Open yourself to My radiant Presence, letting My Light permeate your thinking. When My Spirit is controlling your mind, you are filled with Life and Peace.

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
—Genesis 1:26–27

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.
—Romans 8:6

Dear God,thank you for helping me learn to control my mind and do your will according to your peace that passes all understand, in the name of Jesus, amen. 

April 20

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer… 

Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Hear Me saying Peace, be still to your restless heart. No matter what happens, I will never leave you or forsake you.Let this assurance soak into your mind and heart, until you overflow with Joy. Though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, you need not fear!

The media relentlessly proclaim bad news: for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A steady diet of their fare will sicken you. Instead of focusing on fickle, everchanging news broadcasts, tune in to the living Word—the One who is always the same. Let Scripture saturate your mind and heart, and you will walk steadily along the path of Life. Even though you don’t know what will happen tomorrow, you can be absolutely sure of your ultimate destination. I hold you by your right hand, and afterward I will take you into Glory.

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
—Mark 4:39 nkjv

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
—Deuteronomy 31:6

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
—Psalm 46:2

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
—Psalm 73:23-24

Dear God, thank you for walking by my side leading me into heaven asurring me that I cannot earn my way into heaven and your unconditional love makes me rest knowing you have paid the price for my sins past, present and future and nothing can take you away from me because of your grace, thank you Lord Jesus, amen.

April 19

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer… 

I love you regardless of how well you are performing. Sometimes you feel uneasy, wondering if you are doing enough to be worthy of My Love. No matter how exemplary your behavior, the answer to that question will always be no.Your performance and My Love are totally different issues, which you need to sort out. I love you with an everlasting Love that flows out from eternity without limits or conditions. I have clothed you in My robe of righteousness, and this is an eternal transaction: Nothing and no one can reverse it. Therefore, your accomplishment as a Christian has no bearing on My Love for you. Even your ability to assess how well you are doing on a given day is flawed. Your limited human perspective and the condition of your body, with its mercurial variations, distort your evaluations.

Bring your performance anxiety to Me, and receive in its place My unfailing Love. Try to stay conscious of My loving Presence with you in all that you do, and I will direct your steps.

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
—Jeremiah 31:3

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
—Isaiah 61:10

Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
—Psalm 31:16

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
—Psalm 107:8

Dear God, your unfailing love is based on what you have done for me, not based on anything I may think I am doing for you. Thank you for your salvation and the peace you have granted me and all who believe, in Jesus name, amen.

April 18

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer… 

Peace is My continual gift to you. It flows abundantly from My throne of grace. Just as the Israelites could not store up manna for the future but had to gather it daily, so it is with My Peace. The day-by-day collecting of manna kept My people aware of their dependence on Me. Similarly, I give you sufficient Peace for the present, when you come to me by prayer and petition with thanksgiving. If I gave you permanent Peace, independent of My Presence, you might fall into the trap of self-sufficiency. May that never be!

I have designed you to need Me moment by moment. As your awareness of your neediness increases, so does your realization of My abundant sufficiency. I can meet every one of your needs without draining My resources at all. Approach My throne of grace with bold confidence, receiving My Peace with a thankful heart.

Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Each one is to gather as much as he needs.’ … No one is to keep any of it until morning.”
—Exodus 16:15-16, 19

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God… will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus… And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 4:6–7, 19

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
—Hebrews 4:16

Dear God, thank you for providing me with all that I need and keeping me aware of your guiding presence in my life, in Jesus name, amen.

April 17
Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer… 

I am training you in steadiness. Too many things interrupt your awareness of Me. I know that you live in a world of sight and sound, but you must not be a slave to those stimuli. Awareness of Me can continue in all circumstances, no matter what happens. This is the steadiness I desire for you.

Don’t let unexpected events throw you off course. Rather, respond calmly and confidently, remembering that I am with you. As soon as something grabs your attention, talk with Me about it. Thus I share your joys and your problems; I help you cope with whatever is before you. This is how I live in you and work through you. This is the way of Peace.

He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
—Psalm 112:7

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
—Isaiah 41:10 nkjv

Dear God, you offer continuous love and support, help us grab hold of you and your word accepting your grace through Jesus Christ that we may receive the calling of the Holy Spirit and know you are with us, in Jesus name, amen.

April 16

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer… 

I am calling you to a life of thankfulness. I want all your moments to be punctuated with thanksgiving. The basis for your gratitude is My sovereignty. I am the Creator and Controller of the universe. Heaven and earth are filled with My glorious Presence.

When you criticize or complain, you are acting as if you think you could run the world better than I do. From your limited human perspective, it may look as if I’m mismanaging things. But you don’t know what I know or see what I see. If I pulled back the curtain to allow you to view heavenly realms, you would understand much more. However, I have designed you to live by faith, not by sight. I lovingly shield you from knowing the future or seeing into the spirit world. Acknowledge My sovereignty by giving thanks in all circumstances.

And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
—Isaiah 6:3

We live by faith, not by sight.
—2 Corinthians 5:7

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
—1 Thessalonians 5:18

Dear God, help us to understand, you have created us to live by faith and follow your word. Thank you for your love and guidance and please help me follow the path you have set before me to the best of my ability in love and faith, in Jesus name, amen. 


April 15

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer… 

 Me, and don’t be afraid.Many things feel out of control. Your routines are not running smoothly. You tend to feel more secure when your life is predictable. Let Me lead you to the rock that is higher than you and   your circumstances. Take refuge in the shelter of My wings, where you are absolutely secure.

When you are shaken out of your comfortable routines, grip My hand tightly and look for growth opportunities. Instead of bemoaning the loss of your comfort, accept the challenge of something new. I lead you on from glory to glory, making you fit for My kingdom. Say yes to the ways I work in your life. Trust Me, and don’t be afraid.

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”
—Isaiah 12:2

From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
—Psalm 61:2–4

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
—2 Corinthians 3:18 nkjv

Dear Lord, help me to have faith in you and know all things work for good to those that love you. You have kept me Alive for a purpose, help me heal so that I mY fulfill that purpose according to your will, in Jesus name, amen.

April 14

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Heaven is both present and future. As you walk along your life-path holding My hand, you are already in touch with the essence of heaven: nearness to Me. You can also find many hints of heaven along your pathway, because the earth is radiantly alive with My Presence. Shimmering sunshine awakens your heart, gently reminding you of My brilliant Light. Birds and flowers, trees and skies evoke praises to My holy Name. Keep your eyes and ears fully open as you journey with Me.

At the end of your life-path is an entrance to heaven. Only I know when you will reach that destination, but I am preparing you for it each step of the way. The absolute certainty of your heavenly home gives you Peace and Joy, to help you along your journey.You know that you will reach your home in My perfect timing: not one moment too soon or too late. Let the hope of heaven encourage you, as you walk along the path of Life with Me.

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
—1 Corinthians 15:20–23

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.   
—Hebrews 6:19

Dear God, thank you for keeping me alive to continue to explore your world and Your word. Help me to learn and grow in your way, in your time, according to the path you have set before me that you may delight in the path chosen and arrive in heaven to meet you and those who have gone before me, in Jesus name, amen.

April 13

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

 I give you no special guidance, stay where you are. Concentrate on doing your everyday tasks in awareness of My Presence with you. The Joy of My Presence will shine on you, as you do everything for Me. Thus you invite Me into every aspect of your life. Through collaborating with Me in all things, you allow My Life to merge with yours. This is the secret not only of joyful living but also of victorious living. I designed you to depend on Me moment by moment, recognizing that apart from Me you can do nothing.

Be thankful for quiet days, when nothing special seems to be happening. Instead of being bored by the lack of action, use times of routine to seek My Face. Although this is an invisible transaction, it speaks volumes in spiritual realms. Moreover, you are richly blessed when you walk trustingly with Me through the routines of your day.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
—Colossians 3:23

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
—John 15:5

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
—Psalm 105:4

Dear God, help me appreciate alone time with you as often I can get caught up in this life keeping busy almost just for the sake of being busy. Thank you for your message of love and understanding knowing all is well in you, in Jesus name amen.

April 12

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trusting Me is a moment-by-moment choice. My people have not always understood this truth. After I performed miracles in the wilderness, My chosen children trusted Me intensely—but only temporarily. Soon the grumbling began again, testing My patience to the utmost.

Isn’t it often the same way with you? You trust Me when things go well, when you see Me working on your behalf. This type of trust flows readily within you, requiring no exertion of your will. When things go wrong, your trust-flow slows down and solidifies. You are forced to choose between trusting Me intentionally or rebelling: resenting My ways with you. This choice constitutes a fork in the road. Stay on the path of Life with Me, enjoying My Presence. Choose to trust Me in all circumstances.

Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the Lord made a decree and a law for them, and there he tested them.
—Exodus 15:22–25

But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
—Psalm 31:14

Dear God, you have been testing me for months with things I thought should be almost automatic have not been so and just as I begin to give up hope, slowly I see you at work helping to make things right. Thank you Lord, and help keep me by your side, in Jesus name, amen.

April 11

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

This is the day that I have made. Rejoice and be glad in it.Begin the day with open hands of faith, ready to receive all that I am pouring into this brief portion of your life. Be careful not to complain about anything, even the weather, since I am the Author of your circumstances. The best way to handle unwanted situations is to thank Me for them. This act of faith frees you from resentment and frees Me to work My ways into the situation, so that good emerges from it.

To find Joy in this day, you must live within its boundaries. I knew what I was doing when I divided time into twenty-four-hour segments. I understand human frailty, and I know that you can bear the weight of only one day at a time. Do not worry about tomorrow or get stuck in the past. There is abundant Life in My Presence today./span>

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
—Psalm 118:24

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 3:13–14

Dear God, You have made this day and everything in it for a reason, thank you for giving me time and space in this world and thank you for working through my situation with eyes fixed on you so that I may be drawn to you and follow in your path for me, the strength and the will to follow in your way and delight in your will, in Jesus name, amen.

April 10

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trust Me in every detail of your life. Nothing is random in My kingdom. Everything that happens fits into a pattern for good, to those who love Me.Instead of trying to analyze the intricacies of the pattern, focus your energy on trusting Me and thanking Me at all times. Nothing is wasted when you walk close to Me. Even your mistakes and sins can be recycled into something good, through My transforming grace.

While you were still living in darkness, I began to shine the Light of My Presence into your sin-stained life. Finally, I lifted you up out of the mire into My marvelous Light. Having sacrificed My very Life for you, I can be trusted in every facet of your life.

“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”
—Jeremiah 17:7

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
—Romans 8:28 amp

He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.
—Psalm 40:2 amp

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
—1 Peter 2:9 nkjv

Dear God, you have been continually teaching me that all things happen according to your will and I need to focus my energies on trusting you and seeking forgiveness while thanking you for sending your son to pay the price as the perfect sacrifice for our sins and grant us a right spirit within you that we may receive forgiveness through your son our Lord and Savior, in Jesus name, amen. 

April 9

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

You are Mine for all time; nothing can separate you from My Love. Since I have invested My very Life in you, be well assured that I will also take care of you. When your mind goes into neutral and your thoughts flow freely, you tend to feel anxious and alone. Your focus becomes problem solving. To get your mind back into gear, just turn toward Me, bringing yourself and your problems into My Presence.

Many problems vanish instantly in the Light of My Love, because you realize you are never alone. Other problems may remain, but they become secondary to knowing Me and rejoicing in the relationship I so freely offer you. Each moment you can choose to practice My Presence or to practice the presence of problems.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
—Romans 8:38–39

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
—Exodus 33:14

Dear God, thanks for being with us and granting us your presence, keep my eyes focused on you that I may walk in your light and have my problems vanish in the light of your love becoming merely bumps in the road compared to knowing you. Thanks for dying for our sins, help us to accept your grace and know we are forgiven, in Jesus name, amen.

April 8

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am with you and for youyour constant Companion and Provider. The question is whether you are with Me and for Me. Though I never leave you, you can essentially “leave” Me by ignoring Me: thinking or acting as if I am not with you.When you feel distance in our relationship, you know where the problem lies. My Love for you is constant; I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is you who change like shifting sand, letting circumstances toss you this way and that.

When you feel far from Me, whisper My Name. This simple act, done in childlike faith, opens your heart to My Presence. Speak to Me in love-tones; prepare to receive My Love, which flows eternally from the cross. I am delighted when you open yourself to My loving Presence.

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
—Genesis 28:15

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
—Romans 8:31

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
—Hebrews 13:8

Dear God, thank you for being ever present with me never leaving my side. Help me feel your presence and continually strive to stay close to you day in and day out, when I sin, help me to ask forgiveness and come back as you are my rod and my staff to I pray that I may do a better job of representing you and your glory, in Jesus name, amen.

April 7

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am the Potter; you are My clay. I designed you before the foundation of the world. I arrange the events of each day to form you into this preconceived pattern. My everlasting Love is at work in every event of your life. On some days your will and Mine flow smoothly together. You tend to feel in control of your life when our wills are in harmony. On other days you feel as if you are swimming upstream, against the current of My purposes. When that happens, stop and seek My Face. The opposition you feel may be from Me, or it may be from the evil one.

Talk with Me about what you are experiencing. Let My Spirit guide you through treacherous waters. As you move through the turbulent stream with Me, let circumstances mold you into the one I desire you to be. Say yes to your Potter as you go through this day.

Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
—Isaiah 64:8

My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.
—Psalm 27:8

Dear God, thank you for calling us to you. May our hearts and minds seek your face and do your will that we may be molded by you and love oneanother, as you have loved us, in Jesus Name, amen.

April 6

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Bring Me the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Take nothing for granted, not even the rising of the sun. Before Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, thankfulness was as natural as breathing. Satan’s temptation involved pointing Eve to the one thing that was forbidden her. The garden was filled with luscious, desirable fruits, but Eve focused on the one fruit she couldn’t have rather than being thankful for the many good things freely available. This negative focus darkened her mind, and she succumbed to temptation.

When you focus on what you don’t have or on situations that displease you, your mind also becomes darkened. You take for granted life, salvation, sunshine, flowers, and countless other gifts from Me. You look for what is wrong and refuse to enjoy life until that is “fixed.”

When you approach Me with thanksgiving, the Light of My Presence pours into you, transforming you through and through. Walk in the Light with Me by practicing the discipline of thanksgiving.

I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.
—Psalm 116:17 nkjv

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman.
—Genesis 3:2–4

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
—1 John 1:7

Dear God, thank you for this day and all that we have. Thank you for sending your son to live amoung us without sin that we may be purified by his blood, cleansed from all sin. Help us to walk in your light with oneanother and focus on the many gifts that we do have rather than focus on a specific item we may not have. Grant us your peace that passes all understanding that we may walk in the true light with you, in Jesus name, amen.

April 5

 Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Let Me fill you with my Love, Joy, and Peace. These are Glory-gifts, flowing from my living Presence. Though you are an earthen vessel, I designed you to be filled with heavenly contents. Your weakness is not a deterrent to being filled with My Spirit; on the contrary, it provides an opportunity for My Power to shine forth more brightly. As you go through this day, trust Me to provide the strength that you need moment by moment. Don’t waste energy wondering whether you are adequate for today’s journey. My Spirit within you is more than sufficient to handle whatever this day may bring. That is the basis for your confidence! In quietness(spending time alone with Me) and confident trust (relying on My sufficiency) is your strength.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
—2 Corinthians 4:7 nasb

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”
—Isaiah 30:15

Dear God, thanks for providing your son who died on the cross for our forgiveness that we may be forgiven if only we have faith and ask for forgiveness flowing from your living presence, in Jesus name, amen.

April 4

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I meet you in the stillness of your soul. It is there that I seek to commune with you. A person who is open to My Presence is exceedingly precious to Me. My eyes search to and fro throughout the earth, looking for one whose heart is seeking Me. I see you trying to find Me; our mutual search results in joyful fulfillment.

Stillness of soul is increasingly rare in this world addicted to speed and noise. I am pleased with your desire to create a quiet space where you and I can meet. Don’t be discouraged by the difficulty of achieving this goal. I monitor all your efforts and am blessed by each of your attempts to seek My Face.

“Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”
—Zechariah 2:13

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”
—2 Chronicles 16:9 nkjv

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
—Psalm 23:2–3 nkjv

Dear God, you make yourself available for me a lowly sinner, you take away my sins and grant me peace. Thanks be to God as you are there for me day in and day out granting me strength and solitude to spend time with you Lord that you may work in my life, in your way, with your will being done, in Jesus name, amen.

April 3
Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

 Me you have everything. In Me you are complete. Your capacity to experience Me is increasing, through My removal of debris and clutter from your heart. As your yearning for Me increases, other desires are gradually lessening. Since I am infinite and abundantly accessible to you, desiring Me above all else is the best way to live.

It is impossible for you to have a need that I cannot meet. After all, I created you and everything that is. The world is still at My beck and call, though it often appears otherwise. Do not be fooled by appearances. Things that are visible are brief and fleeting, while things that are invisible are everlasting.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…

—Ephesians 3:20

Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.
—2 Corinthians 4:18 amp

Dear God, you complete me.  Thanks for sending your son to live a perfect life and yet still be willing to die for my sins on the cross. You died that I may live and all who are called, thank you as you fulfill my every need, in Jesus name, amen.

April 2

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I have promised to meet all your needs according to My glorious riches. Your deepest, most constant need is for My Peace. I have planted Peace in the garden of your heart, where I live; but there are weeds growing there too: pride, worry, selfishness, unbelief. I am the Gardener, and I am working to rid your heart of those weeds. I do My work in various ways. When you sit quietly with Me, I shine the Light of My Presence directly into your heart. In this heavenly Light, Peace grows abundantly and weeds shrivel up. I also send trials into your life. When you trust Me in the midst of trouble, Peace flourishes and weeds die away. Thank Me for troublesome situations; the Peace they can produce far outweighs the trials you endure.

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 4:19

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
—2 Corinthians 4:17

Dear God, thank you for providing peace that passes all understanding that I may know all of my needs are met, I do not need to worry about my  situation or doubt you believe and you shall be saved ask and it will be given unto you, knock and the door shall be opened. I trust you Lord Jesus to lead me through this life and know one day I will be reunited with you, in Jesus name we pray, amen.

April 1
Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am calling you to a life of constant communion with Me. Basic training includes learning to live above your circumstances, even while interacting on that cluttered plane of life. You yearn for a simplified lifestyle, so that your communication with Me can be uninterrupted. But I challenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an uncluttered world. Accept each day just as it comes, and find Me in the midst of it all.

Talk with Me about every aspect of your day, including your feelings. Remember that your ultimate goal is not to control or fix everything around you; it is to keep communing with Me. A successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch with Me, even if many things remain undone at the end of the day. Do not let your to-do list (written or mental) become an idol directing your life. Instead, ask My Spirit to guide you moment by moment. He will keep you close to Me.

Pray continually.
—1 Thessalonians 5:17

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
—Proverbs 3:6

Dear God, help us stay focused on you as we strive to take each day just as it comes, trusting in you, while there may be many things to get done, I need to stay in constant communication with you so that my life does not become an endless set of chores to do rather than putting you first in my life, in Jesus name, amen. 

March 31

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Taste and see that I am goodThe more intimately you experience Me, the more convinced you become of My goodness. I am the Living One who sees you and longs to participate in your life. I am training you to find Me in each moment and to be a channel of My loving Presence. Sometimes My blessings come to you in mysterious ways: through pain and trouble. At such times you can know My goodness only through your trust in Me. Understanding will fail you, but trust will keep you close to Me.

Thank Me for the gift of My Peace, a gift of such immense proportions that you cannot fathom its depth or breadth. When I appeared to My disciples after the resurrection, it was Peace that I communicated first of all. I knew this was their deepest need: to calm their fears and clear their minds. I also speak Peace to you, for I know your anxious thoughts. Listen to Me! Tune out other voices, so that you can hear Me more clearly. I designed you to dwell in Peace all day, every day. Draw near to Me; receive My Peace.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
—Psalm 34:8

“So she called the name of the Lord Who spoke to her… the Living One Who sees me.
—Genesis 16:13–14 amp”

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”
—John 20:19

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
—Colossians 3:15

Dear God, I trust in you as you have led me through much adversity, but never leave my side. There is much to be thankful for on a daily basis. Keep me steadfast in your love always knowing you are by my side as you strengthen and renew us in our daily walk with you. In Jesus name, amen.

March 30

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am taking care of you. Trust Me at all times. Trust Me in all circumstances. Trust Me with all your heart. When you are weary and everything seems to be going wrong, you can still utter these four words: “I trust You, Jesus.” By doing so, you release matters into My control, and you fall back into the security of My everlasting arms.

Before you arise from your bed in the morning, I have already arranged the events of your day. Every day provides many opportunities for you to learn My ways and grow closer to Me. Signs of My Presence brighten even the dullest day when you have eyes that really see. Search for Me as for hidden treasure. I will be found by you.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
—Proverbs 3:5

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, “Destroy him!”
—Deuteronomy 33:27

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
—Jeremiah 29:13–14

Dear God, help me to continually Trust in you, help me to see your blessings , acknowledge you and give thanks for being alive to receive such blessings and know I can trust in Jesus and all will be well, somehow, some way, in Jesus name, amen.

March 29

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Stop trying to work things out before their times have come. Accept the limitations of living one day at a time. When something comes to your attention, ask Me whether or not it is part of today’s agenda. If it isn’t, release it into My care and go on about today’s duties. When you follow this practice, there will be a beautiful simplicity about your life: a time for everything, and everything in its time.

A life lived close to Me is not complicated or cluttered. When your focus is on My Presence, many things that once troubled you lose their power over you. Though the world around you is messy and confusing, remember that I have overcome the world. I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have Peace.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.
—Ecclesiastes 3:1

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
—John 16:33

Dear God, help me to stay focused on you, one day at a time, remembering to praise you and give thanks for the many things you have done for our salvation and continue to do on a daily basis. Keep me strong and steadfast in your love that is full of forgiveness and grace if only we ask and believe as children, praise God, in Jesus name, amen.  

March 28

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am a God who gives and gives and gives. When I died for you on the cross, I held back nothing; I poured out My Life like a drink offering. Because giving is inherent in My nature, I search for people who are able to receive in full measure. To increase your intimacy with Me, the two traits you need the most are receptivity and attentiveness. Receptivity is opening up your innermost being to be filled with My abundant riches. Attentiveness is directing your gaze to Me: searching for Me in all your moments. It is possible to stay your mind on Me, as the prophet Isaiah wrote. Through such attentiveness you receive a glorious gift: My perfect Peace.

But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.
—Philippians 2:17

“I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
—Mark 10:15

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
—Isaiah 26:3 nkjv

Dear God, you call us to be yours, help us to accept you with child like faith that we may enter Into the kingdom of heaven according to your will, in Jesus name, amen.

March 27

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Be still in My Presence, even though countless tasks clamor for your attention. Nothing is as important as spending time with Me. While you wait in My Presence, I do My best work within you: transforming you by the renewing of your mind. If you skimp on this time with Me, you may plunge headlong into the wrong activities, missing the richness of what I have planned for you.

Do not seek Me primarily for what I can give you. Remember that I, the Giver, am infinitely greater than any gift I might impart to you. Though I delight in blessing My children, I am deeply grieved when My blessings become idols in their hearts. Anything can be an idol if it distracts you from Me as your First Love. When I am the ultimate Desire of your heart, you are safe from the danger of idolatry. As you wait in My Presence, enjoy the greatest gift of all: Christ in you, the hope of Glory!

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.                       —Romans 12:2

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.
—Revelation 2:4

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
—Colossians 1:27

Dear God, spending time with you is important so that Christ may be in us. Help us to seek you in all things and not simply what you can do for us, but have us focus on you and your will for us rather than the many distractions of this world, in Jesus name, amen.

March 26

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Waiting on Me means directing your attention to Me in hopeful anticipation of what I will do. It entails trusting Me with every fiber of your being, instead of trying to figure things out yourself. Waiting on Me is the way I designed you to live: all day, every day. I created you to stay conscious of Me as you go about your daily duties.

I have promised many blessings to those who wait on Me: renewed strength, living above one’s circumstances, resurgence of hope, awareness of My continual Presence. Waiting on Me enables you to glorify Me by living in deep dependence on Me, ready to do My will. It also helps you to enjoy Me; in My Presence is fullness of Joy.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
—Lamentations 3:24–26

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
—Isaiah 40:31

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
—Psalm 16:11 nkjv

Dear God, help me to remain faithful to you oh Lord, remembering your promise to return again in glory to judge the living and the dead that we may one day rise up with you and glorify the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that we may be one as brothers and sisters in Chris, in Jesus name, amen.

March 25

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Let thankfulness temper all your thoughts. A thankful mind-set keeps you in touch with Me. I hate it when My children grumble, casually despising My sovereignty. Thankfulness is a safeguard against this deadly sin. Furthermore, a grateful attitude becomes a grid through which you perceive life. Gratitude enables you to see the Light of My Presence shining on all your circumstances. Cultivate a thankful heart, for this glorifies Me and fills you with Joy.

And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.
—1 Corinthians 10:10

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
—Hebrews 12:28–29

Dear God, thank you for being with us, continually help us to see your hand in everything that happens in our lives. All things happen for good to those that love you, yet being human we need to focus on one day at a time seeing the gifts you shower down upon us that we may receive them with a grateful heart and pray to you regarding all things as you take pleasure in hearing our prayers we need to keep a thankful attititude in all things with your glory shining through, in Jesus name, amen.

March 24
Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

This is a time in your life when you must learn to let go: of loved ones, of possessions, of control. In order to let go of something that is precious to you, you need to rest in My Presence, where you are complete. Take time to bask in the Light of My Love. As you relax more and more, your grasping hand gradually opens up, releasing your prized possession into My care.

You can feel secure, even in the midst of cataclysmic changes, through awareness of My continual Presence. The One who never leaves you is the same One who never changes: I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. As you release more and more things into My care, remember that I never let go of your hand. Herein lies your security, which no one and no circumstance can take from you.

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.
—Psalm 89:15

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
—Hebrews 13:8

“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
—Isaiah 41:13

Dear God, thank you For holding on to my right hand and giving me strength and willpower to get back up in my wheelchair while staying calm and askin for your help, without cursing you, you were there for me and following the  reading from yesterday 

…”I take pleasure in hearing your prayers, so feel free to bring Me all your requests.” …

this was just another request, answered as you kept me calm, knowing your presence was with me and all would be well with Jesus by my side who sent the Holy Spirit to watch over me and grant me strength and peace trusting in Your steadfast love. Please help me to always know and trust in you, all the days of my life,  in Jesus name, amen.

March 23

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

I am a God of both intricate detail and overflowing abundance. When you entrust the details of your life to Me, you are surprised by how thoroughly I answer your petitions. I take pleasure in hearing your prayers, so feel free to bring Me all your requests. The more you pray, the more answers you can receive. Best of all, your faith is strengthened as you see how precisely I respond to your specific prayers.

Because I am infinite in all My ways, you need not fear that I will run out of resources. Abundance is at the very heart of who I am. Come to Me in joyful expectation of receiving all you need—and sometimes much more! I delight in showering blessings on My beloved children. Come to Me with open hands and heart, ready to receive all I have for you.

How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
—Psalm 36:7–9

I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.
—Psalm 132:15

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
—John 6:12–13

Dear God, if it be Your will, continue to grant me healing and guidance along the path you have chosen for me. Work through me to do your will and please grant peace, love, understanding and serenity in my life and those around me, bring my family and friends to you that they may receive you and know your love. There are a number of questions to be answered with respect to healing and what shape that may take, guide me and the healthcare providers to lead to the best possible outcome according to your will, in Jesus name, amen.

March 22
Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

 and be thankful! As you walk with Me through this day, practice trusting and thanking Me all along the way. Trust is the channel through which My Peace flows into you. Thankfulness lifts you up above your circumstances.

I do My greatest works through people with grateful, trusting hearts. Rather than planning and evaluating, practice trusting and thanking Me continually. This is a paradigm shift that will revolutionize your life.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
—Philippians 4:4

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
—Psalm 95:1–2

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
—Psalm 9:10

Dear God, thank you for reminding me to seek you with a joyful heart, for ALL things happen for a reason to those that love you. Help me to understand your ways are infinitely greater than mine, and rather than worry about tomorrow, I will stay focused on you trusting in you and continually giving thanks for all that you do for me and ask that you bless my friends and family that we may all come to you in a spirit of thankfulness for all that you do, in Jesus name, amen.

March 21

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trust Me and don’t be afraid, for I am your Strength and Song. Think what it means to have Me as your Strength. I spoke the universe into existence; My Power is absolutely unlimited! Human weakness, consecrated to Me, is like a magnet, drawing My Power into your neediness. However, fear can block the flow of My Strength into you. Instead of trying to fight your fears, concentrate on trusting Me. When you relate to Me in confident trust, there is no limit to how much I can strengthen you.

Remember that I am also your Song. I want you to share My Joy, living in conscious awareness of My Presence. Rejoice as we journey together toward heaven; join Me in singing My Song.

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
—Isaiah 12:2–3

Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
—Psalm 21:6

Dear God, thank you for inviting us to trust your unlimited strength and provide joy in our lives as we journey together as brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, amen.

March 20

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Thank Me for the glorious gift of My spirit. This is like priming the pump of a well. As you bring Me the sacrifice of thanksgiving, regardless of your feelings, My Spirit is able to work more freely within you. This produces more thankfulness and more freedom, until you are overflowing with gratitude.

I shower blessings on you daily, but sometimes you don’t perceive them. When your mind is stuck on a negative focus, you see neither Me nor My gifts. In faith, thank Me for whatever is preoccupying your mind. This will clear the blockage so that you can find Me.

Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
—2 Corinthians 5:5

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
—2 Corinthians 3:17

Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High.
—Psalm 50:14

Dear God, thank you for sending your spirit to be with us until you come again in glory with a sword in your right hand to judge the living and the dead, you shower us with gifts daily , help us to see your hand in our lives as we give thanks and praise and follow your guidance, in the name of Jesus Christ, our lord and savior, amen.

March 19

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

 speak to you from the depths of your being. Hear Me saying soothing words of Peace, assuring you of My Love. Do not listen to voices of accusation, for they are not from Me. I speak to you in love-tones, lifting you up. My Spirit convicts cleanly, without crushing words of shame. Let the Spirit take charge of your mind, combing out tangles of deception. Be transformed by the truth that I live within you.

The Light of My Presence is shining upon you, in benedictions of Peace. Let My Light shine in you; don’t dim it with worries or fears. Holiness is letting Me live through you. Since I dwell in you, you are fully equipped to be holy. Pause before responding to people or situations, giving My Spirit space to act through you. Hasty words and actions leave no room for Me; this is atheistic living. I want to inhabit all your moments—gracing your thoughts, words, and behavior.

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
—Romans 8:1–2

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
—Colossians 1:27

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.
—1 Corinthians 6:19

Dear God, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, to complete us and make us whole. Continue to teach me to think before responding to various situations so that your light may shine through me. You give me strength and will guide me so that I am not consumed with worry or guilt, though not perfect, your grace has set me free, in Jesus name, amen.

March 18

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Trust Me one day at a time. This keeps you close to Me, responsive to My will. Trust is not a natural response, especially for those who have been deeply wounded. My Spirit within you is your resident Tutor, helping you in this supernatural endeavor. Yield to His gentle touch; be sensitive to His prompting.

Exert your will to trust Me in all circumstances. Don’t let your need to understand distract you from My Presence. I will equip you to get through this day victoriously, as you live in deep dependence on Me. Tomorrow is busy worrying about itself; don’t get tangled up in its worry-webs. Trust Me one day at a time.

Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.
—Psalm 84:12

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
—Matthew 6:34

Dear God, thank you for teaching me to trust you one day at a time, keeping me alive while learning, healing, and accepting that depending on you in faith is better than obsessively worrying about circumstances; in faith accept what you have in store for us. Thanks for touching my life in a way that I know it is you and can feel your love for me, in Jesus name, amen. 

March 17
Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

Come to me for understanding, since I know you far better than you know yourself. I comprehend you in all your complexity; no detail of your life is hidden from Me. I view you through eyes of grace, so don’t be afraid of My intimate awareness. Allow the Light of My healing Presence to shine into the deepest recesses of your being—cleansing, healing, refreshing, and renewing you. Trust Me enough to accept the full forgiveness that I offer you continually. This great gift, which cost Me My Life, is yours for all eternity. Forgiveness is at the very core of My abiding Presence. I will never leave you or forsake you.

When no one else seems to understand you, simply draw closer to Me. Rejoice in the One who understands you completely and loves you perfectly. As I fill you with My Love, you become a reservoir of love, overflowing into the lives of other people.

Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.
—Psalm 139:1–4

Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
—2 Corinthians 1:21–22

No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
—Joshua 1:5

Dear God, thank you for helping me to understand and to live and love accepting your healing in time if it be your will. Continue to draw me close and help me and others understand a personal relationship with you is more important than all the gold, fame, and fortune this world has to offer. Strengthen us, renew us, and keep a right spirit within us knowing we are yours, if only we accept you and your grace, in Jesus name, amen.

March 16

Jesus Calling with short Andy prayer…

It is good that you recognize your weakness. That keeps you looking to Me, your Strength. Abundant life is not necessarily health and wealth; it is living in continual dependence on Me. Instead of trying to fit this day into a preconceived mold, relax and be on the lookout for what I am doing. This mind-set will free you to enjoy Me and to find what I have planned for you to do. This is far better than trying to make things go according to your own plan.

Don’t take yourself so seriously. Lighten up and laugh with Me. You have Me on your side, so what are you worried about? I can equip you to do absolutely anything, as long as it is My will. The more difficult your day, the more I yearn to help you. Anxiety wraps you up in yourself, trapping you in your own thoughts. When you look to Me and whisper My Name, you break free and receive My help. Focus on Me, and you will find Peace in My Presence.

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
—Philippians 4:13 amp

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
—Proverbs 17:22

Dear God, thanks for putting me in a  where I look to you to be my strength and my salvation on a daily basis. I have been blessed to see much of what you have been doing for me and can accept the path you have set for me knowing I can know you laugh and enjoy life based on the blessings to be discovered throughout my days according to your will, in Jesus name, amen.

Lucky to be Alive God Shots Work!  

Good thing I was wearing my Snell rated full-face Shoei R1200 helmet the evening I went down rather than the DOT Bell helmet shown here. My surgeon told my brother Barry that rather than being up in surgery for 10 hours, since I was an organ donor, they would have been “parting me out.” “God Shot” So if you do ride or ride on the back of a bike please remember this as lots of damage done without full face Snell rated helmets. Usually Shoei or Aria, if Snell rated they actually do safety testing to confirm quality of keeping your brains from getting rattled.


Notice that shirt on the wall says “Firefighters Kick Ash” I purchased this at a fund raiser for firefighters the year before and was the actualq shirt I was wearing underneath my leather jacket the night I crashed. Notice they cut this off of me on Friday, September 7, 2012. 

I had been a volunteer firefighter 21 years earlier. To get to the “God Shots” I was talking about, the guy who called 9-1-1 was Vladimir, who knew my older son Ben and was going to meet up with Ben’s good friend Alex Prokopchik. On top  of that, Vladimir’s friend who was driving saw my bike down the road but did not want to stop, Vladimir said he saw me on the rail and said Stop, I see him on the guard rail, and even jumped out to call 9-1-1 even before the car stopped.

He tells me I took my helmet off and said, “Help, help, my name is Andy, help me.” Of course I don’t remember this, thank God…probably in lots of pain as I had seen years earlier when responding to motor vehicle accidents, people in traumatic shock, spared pain you think they should be feeling.

Battalion Chief of Station #62, Dave Mataftin, was first to respond. “God shot“, he was a resident at Station #26 in Des Moines Washington, back in 1990 – 91. I was born in 1962 with my mother born in 1926, “God Shot” so that I would know His hand was in this and I am alive for a purpose as He is not done with me yet!
(Dave Mataftin, Batillion Chief Station #62 South King County he is in white shirt center behind Terri with black hair. I had served as a volunteer firefighter in Des Moines Station #26.)

Russian boy, Vladimir, asked 9-1-1 operator if they should do CPR as I appeared to be going unconscious. They told him to wait for firefighters to show up. Moving me may break my back if not already broken. I stopped breathing and when Dave showed up, he had boys help take me off guardrail, if I was not breathing it really would not matter so much about back as brain damage occurs when not breathing, so they took me off guardrail and I began to spontaneously breathe “God Shot.” When they laid me flat and then later put me on Medic One unit I was blessed with unit respirator, technology has come a LONG way with improvements in the past 21 years! They put me on respirator which kept me breathing and even put a trachea tube in to keep airway open and breathing, another “God Shot.” Also, heart monitor with defibrillator/afibrulator on aboard, they were able to provide atrialfibrulation on way to hospital and once at the hospital. “God Shot,” 34 broken bones. Right femur, hardest bone in the body to break, was snapped so that right foot was up by my right ear as I tried to pull myself off guardrail. Is amazing when you look at X-rays as Titanium rod looks like shock absorber in my leg with Tibia and Fibril bones broken with titanium replacement parts in, Pelvis broken and bolt going across from left side to center with a scar marking the midpoint of my abdomen with eight titanium screws, 4 on each side of my butt, to help hold pelvis together for healing and screws for my radius and ulna are used to attach them to my left humerus which broke. My shoulders were fractured with my left collar bone broke at the sternum, and 7 ribs (4 on left side 3 on right, I think) 4 vertebrae T5 – T8 which are held together by a plate in my back with injury is rated as T9 in “doctor speak.” They put me in traction at Harborview Hospital and stabilized back and then went to work on my pelvis. Technology and skill and wisdom of Harborview Red Team another definite “God Shot.”
(Here I am in ICU at Harborview.)

When Vladimir gets to Redondo to meet up with friends, he apologizes for being late and explains they were delayed calling 9-1-1 as a guy on a purple bike crashed on Dashpointe road. Alex says “Did you get his name? Ya some guy Andrew Foss”, he replies. “That’s Ben’s DAD!” Alex then calls Ben who is working at Safeway “throwing freight” with his phone off as busy at work. Alex leaves voice message “God Shot.” He then calls my son Dan who did not want to go to Al-Anon meeting and was at my apartment “God Shot.” He then picks up Dan and takes him to St Francis Hospital in Federal Way where they are told, no for something that serious you need to go to Harborview Hospital and Alex then takes Dan all the way up to Seattle about 40 miles one way to the hospital “God Shot.” They then text my former wife, Shannon, and she heads up to be there for both Dan and I “God shot.”

Ben finally gets message just before end of shift and lets his boss know and asked if he could leave early to head to Harborview, of course “God Shot.” Ben is 18 years old at the time and as adult closest relative, gets to go through doctor speak regarding me and anticipated procedures to be performed, “God Shot“, which he handles quite well I am told. He then gets to sign for permission for elected procedures “God Shot.” I, of course, now get to tease him, that since he signed for it, he gets to pay for it! Right?

Ben remembers many of the specifics that I would not know for weeks and weeks as I barely remember being in Harborview Hospital even though there for almost 3 weeks or so, I believe. I was then transferred to Regional hospital where we worked getting breathing tube removed from trachea and began some physical therapy. “God Shot

Can get around pretty well, but would like to continue improving muscle memory with Eksoskeleton! ⚡😇😊🤙🏽