UPDATE: 8:30pm. Although the post below tries to inject some humor into this situation with Eagle, it is important for us all to realize that he is still very sick and in need of continuing prayers and support. Dee from Wartburg Watch lives a few hours away from the hospital where Eagle is, and she is an RN and her husband a doctor. They are very concerned about Eagle’s condition and want to make sure he is supported as he continues to deal with his medical issues. So, Dee will be traveling to see him tomorrow. She called a little while ago and asked for prayers for wisdom and discernment as she tries to help our friend. Please join us in seeking the Lord for his guidance, direction, and continued manifestations of his loving, healing power.
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It seems there’s a competition of Olympic proportions afoot here. It’s Internet Monk vs. Wartburg Watch in a battle for who can show the most concern and attention to our friend Eagle!
I received this from Dee this evening:
So you think you can out do us, huh? This means war!
5:30 PM Wed – Leila drove 90 minutes to get to Eagle. Thank you for being so kind! Where did all these wonderful people come from on our blog?? However,she brings word that the good people at Internet Monk are attempting to outdo us. Never fear! We glam blog queens will not take this lying down!!!
“I had a delightful 90-minute visit with Eagle today. Once he felt comfortable I wasn’t some strange internet stalker, we had a great time discussing theology, our observations and experiences with churches, and more. He is such a kind, gentle soul and for a fellow as sick as he is, I never would have known he was in great pain. He was sharp as a tack and not the least bit grumpy — which makes him a much finer person than me, because when I’m sick I’m not nearly as articulate or personable. He did say he was so bored that even listening to a John Piper sermon would be a treat.
“We found many common points of interest besides theology, not the least of which is that he’s a history buff like my husband, and that every now and then he gets to Annapolis (where we live) so we might get together in the future. He showed me his leg – yowza!!! His nurse, Matthew, is a Christian and seems to be the perfect person to be taking care of him.
“While I was there, a box of chocolates and flowers arrived from the crew at Internet Monk. [cue crowd wildly cheering]
“Anyway, thought you’d like to hear that his spirits seem pretty good and that the love and prayers of the internet community are really blessing him.”