Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Wings Of Eagles (Soar)

I felt this verse was appropriate as Jan is in her 7th month of fighting brain cancer. She has just finished testing tonight and will see her oncologist tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. She is in need of renewed strength. Please remember her in the days ahead as she continues this very difficult journey.

First, please pray that Jan's results tomorrow are excellent. Please pray that our family will remain steadfast in our Faith and that we will not give in to Fear. Nothing can rob you of joy, confidence, optimism and opportunities more quickly than a spirit of fear.

When Jan and I talked Monday night she mentioned and I saw she also put on her blog how tired she was. She explained to me that her cancer wasn't painful. It is just emotionally exhausting. I can't begin to imagine how it is from where she sits. But it absolutely breaks my heart. She said she didn't want to live to be really old, but she wasn't finished yet.

I must say, we praise God as she hasn't lost her sense of humor. I made the mistake of taking Ripley out to "do his business" without his leash while I was on the phone with Jan. Ripley loves for me to chase him. I don't. He thinks it is a game. Ripley has been couped up almost as long as Jan and he's rather tired of the crate. Well, Jan tends to agree with Ripley. She's tired of doing much of nothing and wants to escape and run with wild him. I'm so thankful for these small things.

He could have taken her on November 13, but he didn't. That leads me to believe that Jan's work here is not finished.

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Nancie said...


Seems like God is saying the same thing to us today :) How we need Him to renew our strength in Him daily!

I am praying for your family and Jan. May God continue to strengthen all of you with His peace and joy as you wait upon Him. Take care.

Blessed WFW!


Tracy said...

Thank you for sharing this. I will gladly pray for Jan, for her husband and for your entire family. May God's presence be unmistakeable and may He sustain and strengthen the faith of all of you during the course of this journey.

Joyfull said...

What a powerful and encouraging verse! God will sustain us and provide everything we need. We will keep Jan and the family close to our heart and in our prayers.

Laurie Ann said...

What a beautiful graphic for such a promising Scripture. I will definitely be in prayer for Jan. My uncle is fighting brain cancer (melanoma) as we speak. May God bless both of you.

Anonymous said...

A very encouraging verse! I love the power of it!
I'm praying for Jan.

God Bless!

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Sweet Sister, I am praying for Jan and your family. May His peace and His presence fall on Jan and you, Cheryl as you wait, trust, and hope in im. May His strength and His rest fill you.


Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I believe God crossed OUR paths ON PURPOSE. I STAND IN FAITH with you, and FOR Jan. Your verse today: WAS MINE as well this past month. STAND ON IT!!! I just cried out to God FOR YOU ALL... I am putting you in my blog list and will daily PRAY. I WILL!
I have to tell you something: when My angel Mother was fighting lung cancer.. the day that "I" had to start giving her morphine, I went home that night and cried out to God with WHY HER? WHY GOD... SHE LOVES YOU!... and in EVERYTHING I read in the WORD HE SAID: IM HERE. IM WITH YOU... JUST TRUST ME! I told My Mom what God put in my heart the very next day... and she said, "WELL PRAISE THE LORD." AND THAT IS WHAT SHE DID ... AND NEVER TOOK HER EYES OFF HIM. Sorry this is so long.. but I HAD to write you. Keep trusting, and WALKING IN FAITH.

Tricia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier, and I love that verse you used today. Just reading it seems to infuse me with strength!

I will pray for your sister, what a hard time this must be for all of you...


Farm Chick said...

Oh dear sister in christ, what fears must lay heavy on your heart. I will be in prayer for you and your family.

Your WFW really uplifted me, thank you.

Blessings to you