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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