Saturday, February 17, 2018

Trust and Destruction

I lie down on the radiation table 
and look at a machine 
that can destroy cancer cells 
or destroy my life. 

I close my eyes 
and pray 
and worship 
the God who gave me life 
and is a shield protecting me. 

It is a choice that I must make...

every morning
Monday through Friday
at 9:30 in the morning. 

I make the choice to trust daily, 
but it didn't start there.

It started weeks ago
when I chose to trust God for radiation.

It started months ago
when I chose to trust God for chemotherapy.

It started nearly a year ago
in April when I found the lump 
and chose to trust 
God with my future.

It started years ago
when I chose to trust God 
with my eternity and my salvation.

Thank you God for giving me peace 
and banishing fear.

Make your choices now...
before the crisis...
or in the crisis...
but choose now whom 
you will trust and serve.

I will trust and serve the
creator of the universe
who is awesome and loving
and who gave his life for me.


I am trusting
that the right things
will be destroyed
and trusting
in God's protection
for He is a shield to me.


I am entering my last two weeks of radiation.
I am feeling the effects. 
I need rest.
I will probably not write much for awhile.
Thank you for your prayers
and your notes.
God keep you all.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

REVIEW: THE MAYFLOWER BRIDE, Daughters of the Mayflower Book 1, by Kimberley Woodhouse

From the Publisher, Barbour Publishing:


Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ February 12, 2018

As I write ...  Monday Afternoon

The weather.... If I'd written this yesterday afternoon, there would be ice everywhere. Today, it's sunny and growing warmer, so the ice is melting.

Right now I am... sharing a Snickers candy bar with my daughter. Thank you Amy!

Thinking... that I need to leave for errands soon.

A quote to share... 
On my reading pile...   
Favorite blog post last week...  
Something fun to share... 

On the menu for this week... Once again, mealtimes will be at odd times. I wonder if this is how it will be for the remaining years of adult children at home?
Last week, my husband went to the store and bought canned soups, easy foods, salad and sandwich fixin's. I am going to "go with the flow" this week, also, since I'm still taking my radiation treatments. I have chicken let quarters thawing in the fridge. They will most likely become a soup in a day or two. I also have ground chuck thawing. I'm thinking about meatloaf. It's an old-fashioned favorite.
On my to do list... 
  • Do some things on my bucket list.
  • Radiation daily
  • Laundry - I didn't get it done last week.
In the workbasket...  Oh so much to do!
  • I finished garnet hat to leave at the chemo center. I am currently working on a yellow cotton hat. I hope to have at least three hats to donate when I go to treatment next week. I also hope to pick up some yarn that was donated to the center so that I can make another hat or two. It's a way for me to give, to practice my knitting skills, and be thrifty all at once. Believe it or not, when I finish this yellow hat, I will have only one skein of yarn left! I've knitted and crocheted through everything else! Imagine that! No yarn stash!
  • I need to hem my husband's jeans which have been waiting for me for months. Blush!
  • I have a few items in the mending pile.
  • If I finish all of these things, I may cut out a simple skirt.
  • Oh, I just remembered, I started an apron months ago before I was diagnosed. I'd forgotten about it. I think I may need to find it. 
  • I can always work on the little quilts for donation.
  • I can always hand stitch my Emily's quilt.
Looking forward to this week...
  • Tuesday - Knitting group at The Brew coffee shop
  • Wednesday - Church  
  • Thursday - Lunch with my friend Sherry
  • Friday - Homeschool co-op
  • Saturday - bowling 

Looking around the house...  My motto has become, "I can only do what I can do." My daughters have helped me this past week. Most notably, the floors all got mopped! Yay!

From the camera... 
Constant Comment is my very favorite tea.

On my prayer list...
  • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
  • Wisdom, health, and protection for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their families. 
  • Healing for our country so that we may be ONE nation under God.
  • Radiation will not harm my heart or lungs, and that I will be brave.
  • Cancer will die the death in my body. My heart, brain, organs, spleen, and healthy cells will be protected. I will live and not die and declare the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 118:17

My prayer for you, my reader...

Jesus, I thank you that you hear our prayers. Father, I thank you for sending Jesus. Holy Spirit, I thank you for being our comforter and our teacher. Lord God, three in one, I thank you that you personally know each one of my readers. You know each one's needs, fears, hopes, problems, pains, and illnesses. I ask you God to speak directly to each one, to meet each person's needs, and heal each physical problem. Bless each spiritually, physically, socially, and financially. I ask it all by the power of the Blood of Jesus, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Thanks for dropping by!
Please say hello.
Trusting in God's timing, provision, and healing power

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