I had chemo #7 (third Taxol treatment) Thursday, and have the next one this week. That marked the halfway mark for the 20 total weeks of chemo. I’m doing better with the fears and other issues, because for the most part I avoid thinking about them. God helps when I do. I’m not going to talk much about them because that makes me think, and … Continue reading Weakness & Chemo #7
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:3-4According to Beth Moore’s daughter, the Greek word for humility in the NIV means, “the quality of not being overly impressed by a sense of one’s self-importance”. That’s beautiful to me for a … Continue reading Humility
I had my second Taxol treatment yesterday and it went better than the first. I didn’t get sick or fall asleep. I was so prepared to pass out that I barely brought anything to do, so it was really boring. Fortunately, there were big things on my mind so there was plenty to pray about. After posting about love the other day, it became abundantly … Continue reading Becoming Fluent in God…and Chemo #6
I can’t believe God is teaching me so much about love on Valentine’s Day! It started yesterday when I went to a cancer support group that teaches patients how to look better. The woman I sat by was really nice and proud of herself for how well she’d been dealing with the cancer. I have no idea why, but instead of building her up, my … Continue reading Love
I’m a little late on this one. Had my first Taxol treatment yesterday. There were a lot of upsides–Rassam felt my lump again and reported, “there’s nothing there”. I think he meant “virtually nothing” though. There’s still fibrous tissue there that needs to be removed, regardless of the number of cancer cells that might have been hiding in there (I believe 0). More good news was … Continue reading Chemo Treatment #5 (Taxol 1/12)
I don’t believe there are any true miracles without naysayers. In Exodus 4:8-9 God told Moses how to convince His own people that He had spoken and it took 3 supernatural signs. “Then the LORD said, ‘If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second. But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to … Continue reading For the Naysayers
Abi and me posing after the news Family photo: All of us, including Buddy Bear wearing silly mustaches The girls and me in our matching hats I have a lot more pictures from the celebration, but we need to figure out how to post them all. I’ll post a link if we put them on a website instead. Continue reading Silly Pics
Hello friends!Thanks so much to all of you who came by the park yesterday to share in our joy and celebrate God’s goodness! To be certain, God is great all the time, but it was an amazing chance to reflect on His most recent miracle.A lot of people were there so I didn’t have a chance to get very deep with anyone. That probably wouldn’t … Continue reading He reigns!
I know this isn’t a very formal way to invite people, but we’d love to celebrate God’s healing with as many people as possible. We will be at Tom Brown park Friday (tomorrow) from about 4-6pm. That way kids can play, we’ll have food and lots and lots of joy. There may be dancing. Consider it canceled if it rains. We picked that time to … Continue reading Celebration!
Well, well, well! When it was finally time for my appointment I was called back to the nurse’s station to get my vitals. Dr. Rassam walked by and said, “Your PET scan! It’s all gone, your cancer is gone and I can’t explain it!” I jumped up and asked him to repeat it and he said, “well, there’s a little in your lungs still.” We … Continue reading Results!