"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
Empty shelves and empty walls and lots of full boxes is what is going on at our house right now. And I can hardly move a muscle at this point (smile) so this is post will be short and sweet. Please remember our family this week as we move. I rest on my life verse "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding but in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6 What a blessing! Night ya'll!
"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly above all that we think, according to the power that works in us."Ephesians 3:20
Many people ask God "why" when they find out they have cancer. I never ask Him that question, His word says "I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world." John 16:33 (Living Bible) However, there came a point when I ask Him "How?" That question came on the day I met with my new oncologist and one of the nurses. Being given so much information about different medicines, side effects and a time frame of a year, led me to honestly ask in prayer "How Lord? How will I do this for a year and still be living a somewhat normal life?" I got my answer pretty quickly...".. Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit." Zechariah 4:6 And. It. Was. So.
"People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God."Matthew 4:4
Cancer is brutal but CHRIST IS BOUNDLESS!
I remember this 26th day of January every year as a marker in my life! An encounter with the Lord, face to face and truly beginning to live a life surrendered to His plan, not mine. For the past year I have revisited some of the same quietness I experienced while going through the cancer process. Sitting at His feet.
Leaning in closer. Close enough to hear Him whisper the next step. Sitting still, unable to move beyond the written word on the page speaking to me right where I was. And I needed the time with Him. I needed less time with other things. I wanted to make my home with Him. "Jesus answered him, "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." John 14:23 Through it all, there has been so much freedom in letting go. That was perhaps the greatest…
"The Lord will guard you as you come and go, both now and forever."Psalm 121:8
Happy Halloween! I haven't dressed up in years but today I am dressed in pink from head to toe, large hat and all! I smiled as I put that hat on my head full of hair. I chose to wear it, not to cover up but with the intention of STANDING UP AND STANDING OUT! I was always uncomfortable with hats because I felt like I stood out. Wigs were just plain uncomfortable and scarves were my covering of choice but oh when the day came for the buzz cut look...happy day...gi Jane..gi Suz!
I will never forgot the day (8 years ago), I was working at the hospital making calls in doctors offices, finally feeling better. I had sported my "buzz cut" look other days, but for some reason was just not feeling the confidence that day. Those who have been through losing your hair know all too well... it gets exhausting. The looks. The eyes down. The explanation. And my friends with alopecia, they are the…