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Understand That I am He

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"'You are my witnesses,'declares the Lord, 'and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know an believe me and understand that I am he'" Isaiah 43:!"
Good morning! I thought I would just take you along with me this morning as I study this verse in Isaiah. Several years ago I did a bible study called Breaking Free by Beth Moore and it was life changing. About a month or so ago, I took the workbook back off my shelf and began again, this time just me and God, no video and fellowship with friends BUT in more freedom, more believing, more knowing and more understanding, JUST LIKE Isaiah 43:10 says. Take that bible out and read Isaiah 43 today, let it speak to you. Even if you do not understand, these words are life. Yes, I am this excited about God's word at 5:45 am in the morning..smile! Okay...I am gonna tell you like I tell Abby and Luke...how do you get to KNOW someone??? You spend time with them, right? That's what Jesus wants us to do. Ma…

A Time For Every Matter

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"For everything there is season, and a time for every matter under heaven:" Ecclesiastes 3:1

It's fall, Ya'll! My very favorite season and I know I am not alone on that one!The mums out front (pictured)are just getting ready to bloom, to show their colors, at just the right time. The right time, the right place, the right soil, the right light,all have to take place so that little bud can have "it's time." Is it just me or does God have to drive that point home over and over and over and over? Life is a process. Each season of life is a process. I am learning to be content in the current season as I wait for the next. Right now, that season is very focused on motherhood!! I seriously try to tell my mother every chance I get how much I appreciate all she did for us... I was in eighth grade when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was forty-four and Stage 0 and amazing!And here we are now...spending a Saturday together!GiGi,as the kids call her, bough…

A Spirit Of Unity

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"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus," Romans 15:5

Dear family and friends,
Thank you so much for the "spirit of unity" you have shown the past week in going to the Lord in prayer on my behalf (for the tests) and then rejoicing when the results were ALL CLEAR. I typed, texted, emailed and said those two words quite a bit yesterday!I am honestly telling you though, I had a peace and stayed in faith that, no matter what, cancer or no cancer, I am healed and I am free!! At the Cancer Support Meeting at church Wednesday night, we had quite a large list of people with cancer to pray for, it can be overwhelming at times. It is only with the strength of God that we can sometimes keep standing in battle. And I was rejoicing in good results yesterday, I heard about a little boy named Evan who had been fighting cancer (and won), he went to be with the Lord and my heart immediately broke for…

We Wait For You

<b>"Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts." Isaiah 26:8

>Brain MRI was normal today!!!!Praise God...now, Hey friends!I apologize for being unable to post until now! Maybe last night's title "Eternal Weight" had a hidden prophetic meaning "eternal wait"...ha, ha!I am sure you can feel the relief in my voice. Unfortunately, pet scans are read at 5:00 am so I won't get those results until in the morning! If the reader only knew that I would be up at that time, they could call and we could discuss over coffee! Anyway, it was a looooooong day but Jeff and I made the best of it.
My verse this morning was "O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch." Psalm 5:3 For those of you who followed my cancer diagnosis, you learned one of my weaknesses is chlostraphobia, especially in MRI machines. Well, even that has bee…

Eternal Weight

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"For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison." 2 Corinthians 4:17

Hey there, good evening (and almost goodnight for me;)! I hope your week is going well as we cruise into hump day tomorrow. Today was quite rainy, alot rainy, in Birmingham and as the day went on, I proceeded to more drenched, heels included! At one point I was on the highway and could barely see the car lights in front of me, at 1:00 pm!But I kept truckin' on...as wet as I could be..smile!Luckily I had declared this a ponytail day because we all woke up late. It was one of those days. A good day, but it sure was good to get home! Yesterday was equally as busy, went with Jeff to get his cast on, he chose crimson red! Then Abby to the orthodontist, the braces are coming in November! And seeing doctors in between for work...so I am telling you all this to say... I have not had much time to think about the MRI tomorrow, or the scan and when I do, I…

IS Safe

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"The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe." Proverbs 29:25
Two more white crosses in the sky...Friday, September 16, 2011 9:00 am

Whoever trusts in the LORD is safe. Not a little safe, not maybe safe, but IS safe. This is the truth of the Lord and I believe it. I am safe, you are safe. Isn't that at the top of our list of necessities..safety. Okay friends I have much to say this early morning and I pray that God will streamline my words to speak to you. Much has happened since I last posted about friends and by the way thanks to all of you who have commented and emailed (maybe we can all get a tutorial about how to leave comments on here or receive an email when I have posted...any of you who are bloggers, I need a tutor..ha). HMMM...not streamling too well yet, smile!

On Friday, I went to my sixth month check-up with my oncologist, Dr. Cara Bondly at Bruno Cancer Center, St. Vincent's Hospital. My appointment was supposed to be tomorrow bu…

As I Have Loved You

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"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12

Good evening Friends! This has been the first chance I've had all day to actually sit down and write.Although I decided early this morning that I wanted to share what I read about friends in John 15:12-15. I took this picture of my pink NIV Women's Devotion Bible because this was where I discovered the greatest friend ever, Jesus Christ. My parents gave this bible to me in 1998 and it was then that I actually began reading and studying daily. I realize that I probably need to stick to writing as my photography is not the best (ha) but I do like a visual!!! And how about that it's pink, all is connected. Anyway, I think of these posts as letters,and there's nothing better than writing to a friend except receiving a letter from a friend! In fact this scripture, written in red, as Jesus' words,is a letter. It says "This is my commandment, that love one another as I have l…

Set Their Minds

"For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit." Romans 8:5

Good morning, my friends. I pray you wake with this morning with a mind that is set on "the things of the Spirit." I heard someone say, "I used to say oh God, it's morning, now I say good morning God!" I think it was Wynona Judd as she spoke of her life transformation.So this morning I say "Good morning God."

My story this morning is the tale of a Monday afternoon, a late afternoon, as I was trying to get "all my ducks in a row" as my Mom says. Monday nights are my yoga night at Susan G Komen. To leave at 6:00 pm on any given night is quite a task..dinner to be done beforehand and homework done (one of the two happened, they ate atleast..smile). However, there was one thing I had not done and that was, buy a yoga mat. Yes, I had been out and about work…

Not As the World Gives

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"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27"

Good Sunday morning. It is September 11, 2011, ten years after the tradgedy and loss of more than three thousand lives. Lives of people in this world who were mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends. People who were loved and were by others. These "others" were left with a change of circumstances, in just a moment.


I couldn't have asked for a better weekend. With the cooler weather, we have taken full advantage of our patio. When summer began the flowers out there were so beautiful. Rows of white and pink impatiens, pots of red and white petunias and yellow lantana. . By August, my days were busier and they got watered less and less. This is a nice way of saying, the sun scorched them and I forgot to water!!
However, we are about to begin a new season, so mums and pansie…

Abundant in Power

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"Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure." Psalm 147:5

Power has been all the buzz around here this week. It's on facebook comments, it's the topic of conversation in most places, and it has caused some disruption! The "lack of" power that is. We heard on the news of this Hurricane named Lee, who was not supposed to effect us that much. We knew it was coming, the rain began and then..the lights went out!!!!The sun did not shine it's face for three days. And quite honestly, no lights and no sun can make one feel a little blah, agree? So yesterday, I went for an early morning walk and prayed and had a little talk with myself..ha!Really more than blah, I think it was just a cluttered mind from an extremely busy week!As I was almost home, I saw two power trucks headed on our street. (Let me confess, our power came on Tuesday afternoon, but most of our neighborhood still had none yesterday.) And as I headed down the hill…

Pray Without Ceasing

"Pray without ceasing" 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Tonight I am sharing a story and asking for prayer for a prayer request....

Here goes...

We left early on Friday afternoon to Smith Lake to enjoy some sunshine and Alabama Football! Our friends, the Hengers, also joined us as their lakehouse is being remodeled. My very favorite time at the lake is (you probably already guessed) early morning. The sunrise there is beautiful, always. The water was still and I so enjoyed my reading and writing time. Ahhh...And the stillness before all the little peeps arise and begin the questions...can we swim yet, can you take us on a golf cart ride, can we make cinammon rolls? So after we made the cinammon rolls, rode on the golf cart..it was around 9:30 am. I was still in my PJ's and we were sitting around talking, watching the kids from the window, as I drank yet another cup of coffee.

We heard the four of them come screaming (which is not unusual) and Abby and Sophia were saying at the same …

His Handiwork

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"The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." Psalm 19:1

This is the very first thing I wrote on Caringbridge as I began telling my story..(January 2009)"On Sunday, as I was getting ready for church, I decided to take off the bandage from the biopsy. When I peeled it off, I was holding two steri-strips that made a white cross----at that moment I knew that this is not about me, it's about Jesus Christ and by His wounds I am healed. By no other way, He is the way, the truth and the life!(John 14:6)."

What do YOU see here? A beautiful blue sky, trees, certainly the beauty of God's creation...Notice the white cross in the sky? This picture was taken on Wednesday in Gardendale, Alabama. My job took me there, at that time and at that place. We had a Health Fair at the Gardendale Civic Center and I wheeled up to the front entrance to unload all the TherapySOUTH goodies. My car was packed, I have learned that much is needed to pul…