Thursday, May 22, 2008


On Tuesday, our good friends Dennis and Valda Johnson from Albany, Oregon came by to have a meal with us. They also gave me a prayer cloth that had been prayed over on my behalf in their home church. I'm still believing for a miracle. I believe God has promised me many more years.

It is so refreshing to be with long - time friends. To pick up the threads and renew the old bonds with new memories. The older I grow, the more I cherish friends...old and new. They enrich me with fresh insights and outlooks, causing me to grow and stretch.

I'm learning to live with the chemo treatments and side effects. Learning to anticipate the next phase of discomfort and to forestall it with antidotes. Thank you for your prayers and comfort. For you do comfort me....more than you can know unless you too have suffered. We suffer in many ways in life, but He is the God of ALL comfort. Bless His Name.

Have a wonderful day today and may God enrich you with friends like yourselves.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Doctor's Report

I finished the initial 8 - week cycle last week. The CT Scan showed a 2 mm shrinkage of the tumor. Dr. Kolevska said the shrinkage would increase as the tumor mass shrinks. We are moving in the right direction.

Still trusting HIM.

On Mothers' Day morning the Lord gave me this scripture.

There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun (Israel), who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places. Deuteronomy 33:26 - 29

How Awesome and Mighty and True and Consistent is OUR GOD!!!

Love you all,


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mothers' Day

For twenty six years I have enjoyed this miracle called Motherhood and the manifold emotions and responsibilities it has brought. My children are my greatest joy and accomplishment. I have learned more from them than I have taught. One lady asked us many years ago, "How does it feel to be raising kids that are smarter than you are?" And she was right! I pray daily for my four that God will go with them and reveal Himself to them. I know He loves them more than I do and that brings GREAT comfort to a mom who feels her limitations. Thank you, Kids, for all the wonderful memories.

Happy Mothers' Day to all my friends who have given to a child in any way. Love you all.


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Ocean and Roses

My husband and I 'ran off' to the coast last week for a couple days. What is it about the restless sea that settles my spirit and speaks peace to me? I grew up in Monterey County and the beaches at Pacific Grove are my refuge. As I was walking along the boardwalks at Asilomar Beach I could feel the weight leaving me. I think it is because the ocean is SOOO big and our God holds it all in His hands. I feel safe there, knowing God is holding me as well.

I came home and, of course, went out to my garden to check out the flowers. My roses are so gorgeous this year. Especially beautiful and fragrant are my Mr. Lincolns. They are as big as a salad plate. Thank you, Jesus, for roses and lilies and daffodils...

Thank you to all my friends for checking in with me. I love you all and we'll will make it through this valley together.

Your friend,