Wednesday, July 30, 2008

~Thankful Thursday~ Rejoice~

Psalm 5:11 ~"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you."


1. Jan returns to M.D. Anderson on 8/5/08 for lab work and MRI to see how this new chemo is working. Please pray the chemo is shrinking the tumor. Please also pray for minimal side effects, if any.
2. Last week I came to you with an unspoken prayer request. Would you continue to pray.
3. I've been training this week for my job. It is very different from what I'm used to. But it's been good and challenging to learn something new. I'm rejoicing to have found this job.
4. My cousin got great news at her visit with her oncologist. It has been decided that she will continue on the same oral chemo for now. We are very thankful for this news. Some of her counts were up just a bit and others were within normal range. Thank you for praying with us. The following is a portion of her email to me (in bold). "
So much to take in, but I feel that God has answered our prayers and sent the answer we have prayed for. Nothing is too big for my God nor impossible. I feel that He has looked down on me and heard all of the prayers that have been sent heavenward on my behalf and has answered them. What a glorious God! And what a great bunch of bloggers that have interceded in my behalf - I can never thank them enough."

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Iris at Sting My Heart.



sharon said...

Sweet Cheryl, I am humbled and amazed each time I come to your blog. You are special and He has you nestled right there in the center of his palm...

God bless you,

Susan said...

Hey Cheryl,

Wow, you got a new job, what an answered prayer.

I was thrilled to read Jan's bone scan came out clear...

Continuing to pray for her next apt. and for the Lord to continue to give her the strength to keep pressing on.

Rejoicing about your cousin.

I'll keep your personal prayer request in mind.

Blessings to you Cheryl

"Nevertheless I am continually with thee." -- Psalms 73:23

Peggy said...

Bless you precious Cheryl and your cousin's beautiful email! Thank you for the Words of Psalm 5 as
a prayer and such a grateful answer and update to many prayers on behalf of you, Jan, mom, cousin and friend's mom, Joyce! It is such a blessing to hear how God is

I love the beautiful flowers with the scripture! and
your aMazing specifics for us to keep in prayer! Staying with you
in prayer!

Come over and join me on Friday for a special day (or on the weekend if that is better for you).
Pray for me to have Divine safety
in travels in weekend to the border and back! Thank you!

Lynn said...


Oh Cheryl.... I see the Lord moving through the prayers of the saints in your behalf. I have prayed for you.. The Lord has listened.

I am always encouraged each time I visit with you. God bless you.

Serendipity said...

God listens and God answers! So glad to hear that. Will continue to pray for Jan.

Denise said...

May you be sweetly blessed.

Blessed One said...

I have lifted you and your family up in prayer. God really does hear us, doesn't He. I hope for continued good news and blessing for you. May God bless you richly!

Kristi said...

Blessings to you this day, sweet Cheryl.

Nancie said...

Cheryl, Thank God for answering prayers for you and your loved ones! Continuing to pray for you and them. Thanks for sharing that portion from your cousin's email. It is encouraging to see the way our Lord is sustaining her and encouraging her in this difficult time. May God bless you and your loved ones always. Take care and God bless!

Anonymous said...

hi cheryl, praying for jan... God bless you.

Jenn_N_Luc said...

Hi is so great to hear your cousin's good news. I pray we hear the same for Jan on Tuesday.

Have a great day!!

Tammy said...

I am so glad that we can lift up our concerns before our Father in heaven. He hears & answers according to His will & His time...
Blessings & prayers,

Gina's Public Diary said...

Oh Cheryl!!! You got the new job!! I'm so happy for you.

Darlene said...

Thanking God for answered prayers! So glad to hear good news.
Still waiting to hear about my job. Thanks for praying...keep praying.
Keep pressing on,

Erica said...

Praise the Lord. I was praying about your job last week and this week you are training. Yeah! I will pray for your sister and the rest of your family. Thank you for sharing your heart so transparently. Have a blessed day!

Melanie said...

Hi, Cheryl. I am so thankful your new job is working out, that Jan's bone scan is clear and for the good news from your cousin! Wow! GOD IS GOOD!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Technonana said...

Praising God with you!!! Will keep you and these request close to my heart!!!
I hope your new job gives you joy and peace. May you find renewed strength as you minister to others!!

Tänia said...

Oh my... I have not been here before... what you are walking through at this time... what Jan is walking through. I am adding you and Jan to my prayer list.

Blessings to you sweet Sister in Christ!

Tänia of

Natalie said...

Those flowers are radiant! Blessings to you today, Cheryl!

Angie said...

YES! We will continue to pray! The Lord is ever present---hears and answers. I have had you on my mind---have been praying for you while traveling back and forth to work.
You are a blessing Cheryl---your faith is a sweet testimony of love, grace and mercy from a Father who loves us and calls each one of us---His daughters!

Peculiar said...

Cheryl, we rejoice with you. Always good to hear good news.

Many continued blessings to you and your family.

Tracey said...

Great list! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Laurie Ann said...

Still praying for God's blessings & praising Him for where He has been so faithful to answer thus far. Your posts always bless my heart, Cheryl. *Hugs*

Sheryl said...

Cheryl-such an encouragement to me to see you thankful in the midst of the storm. Sometimes we miss the answers along the way while we're waiting for the biggie!

Asking God to bring your requests to my mind,

Cheryl said...

Great post Cheryl! Thanks for sharing with us your Thankful Heart! God Bless you and your family!

alihsee said...

Thank you for your faithful & thankful heart :)

Colored Heart said...

"Nothing is too big for my God nor impossible. I feel that He has looked down on me and heard all of the prayers that have been sent heavenward on my behalf and has answered them. What a glorious God!"

Oh,sister! My heart pours out for your relatives stricken by cancer. My mother-in-law is in chemo as well so I understand how difficult you all are going through. I praise God for an opportunity to intercede for them. It is a joy to witness the awesome power of corporate prayers We truly have a glorious God! Stay hopeful, Cheryl! {hugs}

Technonana said...

The puppy is precious... what kind of dog is he???

Tracy said...

Hi Cheryl!
Thank you for sharing this update! I'm rejoicing with you in the answers to prayer. As always, continuing in prayer for you personally and for Jan & your Mom as well. Your tender heart never fails to bless me! = )

P.S. Those flowers are incredible!