Things

“My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do.
My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do.
The mountains are his, the rivers are his, the stars are His handiwork, too.
My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do, for you!”

I’ve been a little sick lately so haven’t blogged as much as I would have liked. It seems like a lot has been going on so here is the good, the bad, and the ugly…

Last week Yaacov’s car broke down and we learned it had been sparking. The workers said it was amazing that it hadn’t caught on fire. They say “amazing”, I say, “miracle”.

“My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do”

A few days after that, Yaacov’s brother’s house burned down. Yes, for real. Their precious dog Nana woke them up so they were able to get out of the house with the three girls without harm. Unfortunately, Nana and their two cats did not survive. However, we praise God that He sent Nana to save them. Details about the fire, etc. are here: http://thepetschers.blogspot.com/

“My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do”

Some of you have heard about the Anti-Cancer diet Yaacov and I are on and I wanted to explain a little more. I spent a long while praying and reading about different options for healthy lifestyles to fight this battle. I finally found peace, joy, and relief when reading Anti-cancer (sent to me by Lindsey Parsons, thank-you!), so that’s what I went with. I was waiting to start it until after the Texas trip in case they had different recommendations, or some sort of fancy tests where I’d want to be measured at baseline. They had nothing to recommend besides a casket size there, so we just started the diet upon our return. But I don’t want people to think we started a diet as our solution to doctor’s inability to help me. Anyway, I like the diet because there are data behind aspects of it. Not a lot, but enough that it won’t hurt anything to try as long as it doesn’t interfere with my pursuit of God and His will.

“The mountains are his, the rivers are his, the stars are His handiwork, too.”

I have mentioned a few times that a positive attitude is really important for fighting diseases. There are a lot of data out there, but one illustration is from a study in which people with the very same ailments but different reports of them were tracked over time. Those who said they were in excellent health lived much longer, healthier lives than those with the same ailments who said they were in poor health. Those with critical minds will remind me that these data are just correlated, not causal. But so what? There is still a reason these people do better, so I’m going to do what I can to make sure I always feel like I’m in excellent health. Before the diet I decided I would select “good” health on a questionnaire. Since reading that I have tried to exercise every day, get rest if I do feel crummy, and follow my diet. I felt excellent for a few days, but chemo did bring me down a bit. I think when I shake this cold I’ll be back up there.

My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do, for you!”

God has been working in so many ways it’s hard to describe. I have lost a bit of my oomph and excitement about the upcoming PET scan but that’s just satan bringing me down. I know God has tons of miracles and surprises up His sleeve and I can’t wait to see them all come together. I also can’t wait to hear about what He’s been doing in everyone else’s lives. One of my favorite things these days is to get your emails or notes about that sort of thing.

I have been praying a lot for everyone who reads this and feel it’s important we all remember there’s no prayer to big or too small for God. If you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can move mountains in His name! If you have a stupid stubbed toe that’s driving you crazy, He will relieve that too! Don’t insult our creator by keeping Him locked up until you finally find something you can’t do on your own. This is His world, we are His people. Believe what He says, today and always. Let Him comfort you today. Let Him wipe your tears and blow the ashes off your lovely face. Accept the crown of beauty He has for you. You deserve it, not because of who you are or what you’ve done, but because you are His child. Now, and forevermore.

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
   because the LORD has anointed me
   to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
   to proclaim freedom for the captives
   and release from darkness for the prisoners,
 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
   and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
   instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
   instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
   instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
   a planting of the LORD
   for the display of his splendor.

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6 thoughts on “Things

  1. Thanks for posting Erin. I try to read your blog when I get the chance and I am always blessed. Keep trusting in the Lord. HIS GREAT AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT HE CANNOT DO. I am praying for you. Your fellow MOPS mama -Rosemary

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  2. Sweet Erin………..GOD IS GOOD
    You never fail to Bless me with your Blogs……Keep blogging, Heaven's host are cheering you on!!!!
    God's people are on both sides of you holding up your arms in prayer.

    We love you

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  3. Erin I'm praying for you and good results Thursday. My daughter sang that song at her preschool last year, I always loved it!! It is a short version of truly how amazing God is to us.

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  4. Erin – praying for you and your sweet family. Thank you for blessing us with your testimony to God's grace at work in you! I like to think of Paul's words sometimes – “My life is hidden in Christ…” I want to trust Him with my whole life, even when the way is difficult and I can't see very far ahead. It's okay when I know I am in His hands and no one else's! Love, Linda Perry

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  5. The diet, exercise, and “good health attitude” are all positive things you are doing, Erin, and don't detract from faith & prayer AT ALL. Don't let Satan feed you lies. God IS in control and HE is GOOD, ALL THE TIME!

    Please pray for my cousin, Karen Kirtley. She lost her 37-year old daughter, Kara Louise, suddenly last Wednesday. No cause of death has been established. Karen and family are grieving; nobody expects to outlive their child(ren.)

    Bless you!

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