- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Jesus Calling [excerpt]

Jesus Calling [excerpt]
It is good that you recognize your weakness. That keeps you looking to Me, your Strength. Abundant life is not necessarily health and wealth; it is living in continual dependence on Me. Instead of trying to fit this day into a preconceived mold, relax and be on the lookout for what I am doing. This mind-set will free you to enjoy Me and to find what I have planned for you to do. This is far better than trying to make things go according to your own plan.

Don’t take yourself so seriously. Lighten up and laugh with Me. You have Me on your side, so what are you worried about? I can equip you to do absolutely anything, as long as it is My will. The more difficult your day, the more I yearn to help you. Anxiety wraps you up in yourself, trapping you in your own thoughts. When you look to Me and whisper My Name, you break free and receive My help. Focus on Me, and you will find Peace in My Presence.

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
—Philippians 4:13 amp

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
-Proverbs 17:22

I miss driving my own self to wherever I want to go. I crave my independence. I am finding it a struggle to not feel trapped in my house, life, cancer-y circumstance. [whiny me]. So much to be grateful for, time to focus on that! Time to "lighten up and laugh" instead of grumble and groan.
But I do really miss independence and doing things according to my own personal timeline rather than appointments and medical rules or side effects and such and drivers and helpers and stuff. [shrug]


  1. What a great Jesus Calling. I especially loved this part.... 'Don’t take yourself so seriously. Lighten up and laugh with Me. You have Me on your side, so what are you worried about?'
    We have been walking in a fog for four months and the moments we share laughter and smiles are the moments that feel the most empowering! Love you lots, and praying for many more smiles & laughter on this journey!

  2. You all rock! I hope to share some smiles & laughter with you next weekend :)


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