The Name Above Every Name

My dad found this picture this week and texted it to me. Wow. We look young, don’t we? Well, Clay looks young, for sure. I look about the same, right?? Ha! When he saw it, he said, “Oh my gosh! Babe, you look sooooooo young.” I forgave him because, after all, he does have a brain tumor. (In case you just gasped, we have done our best to keep laughing right now. Laughter can be good medicine. Clay has the biggest sense of humor of all of us. Praise God.)

No matter where you are in your life tonight….young or old….love on the people you love. You never know when your entire world will be changed. Enjoy every moment. Laugh. Kiss. Love. Hug. Be sweet. Be mushy. Make everyone around you gross out, if you have to! Make sure the people in your life know that you love them. This picture makes me cry, but it also makes me smile. We’ve been so blessed and we’ve had so many good moments like this one. I love this man. I am believing for God’s will and my hope is that His will is life.

We see the Neurosurgeon and Radiologist tomorrow. Our first appointment is at 9:30 CT. I expect to be at the hospital most of the day. I’ll let you all know what happens as soon as I can.

We were trying to leave the house today by 2:00 pm. But, a few things happened that made us late. Well, it’s a good thing. Just as we were walking out the door, the McLin family drove up with goodies and games for the road and they blessed us with gas money. Then, we were pulling out and the UPS guy pulls in. I stopped to see what he had. Oh my gosh. It was a huge box of Christian CD’s that an old friend of ours, Charlie Hubert, sent us. We were set. Food, music, gas. Then, when we arrived in Houston, we had dinner at Pappadeaux seafood. A dear sweet lady, who does not know our family, has been reading our blog and she sent me an electronic gift card. Are you kidding? I couldn’t believe it. We had a delicious, and healthy, dinner. My dear cousin is sharing his house with us so we can stay for free this time.

We are so blessed by all of you. We feel your prayers. The trip over here today was different from the first trip, but equally as emotional. I’m actually not sure what I’m feeling tonight. It’s strange how sometimes you can just feel blank. That’s how I feel right now. So, I choose to meditate on this scripture as I close my eyes tonight….

Philippians 2:9-18

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

All we need is the name of Jesus. Amen. Goodnight.

10 thoughts on “The Name Above Every Name

  1. Dale Morris says:

    Clay, it has been years since we last spoke. My how time flya and yet it aeems.like yesterday that I walked into Immanuel and you welcomed me with open arms. Brother I want tou to know that you are in my prayers daily. When you are better ( and I know you will be) we will have to meet up and talk over some coffee. Until then God bless and keep you. See you soon.

    In Christ,
    Dale Morris

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  2. Grace says:

    We heard about Clay through our niece, be encouraged the time here in Manchester England is 09.22 26th May so we are a little in front yourselves time wise our fellowship are lifting you up in our prayers and will continue to do so.

    Much love in our Lord and Saviour
    Grace wild

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  3. Cindy Keith says:

    Phillipians 2:9-18 is your life now….how comforting is God’s Word. Your faith has been a light unto the world. Love the picture of you and Clay when you were younger, but honestly neither one of you have changed much in looks. I see the love you have for each other in that picture and even more today. Praying for a blessed trip in Houston. You have been a blessing to all of US!!! Love you guys!! Cindy

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  4. Melanie Way says:

    Dear Kristy and Clay – thank you for so bravely sharing your story with us. I always think I look young until the pics come out! Dear God – please bless this family and their medical team with your guidance and I pray with all my heart to perform a miracle and give them life. Love, Melanie

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  5. Kathy Galbo says:

    Dear Clay and Kristy, our family is praying for u! Thank u for sharing updates. Clay was always so nice to me at Victory Academy when ours boys went there years ago! We know that we are brothers and sisters in Christ! We are lifting your names up to The Great I Am on a daily basis!! May He continue to give you everything you need as you walk thru this season. We won’t stop praying!!

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  6. Susie Hoffpauir says:

    We are praying for strength, grace, continued peace and all the things the Furlow family needs on this journey. We also pray that all of the medical professionals at MDA are gifted with the knowledge necessary to help Clay and all that are being treated there.

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  7. Amanda Walke says:

    I do not know you personally I have follow your blog through Melanie Cooke and all I can say at this moment Believing in the lord and having a relationship with the Lord he can get us through anything in life and you sharing, Builds my faith more and more Bless you and your family. Praying for more blessings in y’all life and a miracle to happen and I believe their is one for Clay!

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  8. Alice Turner says:

    I read your blog today that was sent to me by my new friend Kimberly Fetteroff. She has spoken of your family and our Bible Fellowship class is praying for you all. Your message today reminds me of God’s daily blessings and how sometimes we miss out on the wonderful moments & gifts as we rush through the day on our own schedule and control. As He teaches us to slow down and Hear His voice, He also wants us to slow down and experience Him… His blessing, goodness and above all gifts….we so undeservingly receive. – May you be encouraged by the gifts knowing He is right there beside your family … All the way on this journey called life and your unique suffering journey. He will never leave is or forsake us. Especially when we slow down and turn to Him.
    With love and appreciation for sharing your story which I will pass along to other friends. Alice T – Alexandria, VA

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  9. Alice Turner says:

    I read your blog today that was sent to me by my new friend Kimberly Fetteroff. She has spoken of your family and our Bible Fellowship class is praying for you all. Your message today reminds me of God’s daily blessings and how sometimes we miss out on the wonderful moments & gifts as we rush through the day on our own schedule and control. As He teaches us to slow down and Hear His voice, He also wants us to slow down and experience Him… His blessing, goodness and above all gifts….we so undeservingly receive. – May you be encouraged by the gifts knowing He is right there beside your family … All the way on this journey called life and your unique suffering journey. He will never leave us or forsake us. Especially when we slow down and turn to Him.
    With love and appreciation for sharing your story which I will pass along to other friends. Alice T – Alexandria, VA

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