Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Philippians 4:6-7 kjv

The last two days have been rather stressful, but I'm now ready to begin a new chapter. I'm working on some short term goals/ideas, as well as long term goals/ideas. I knew I was miserable before all this came about, but I didn't realize how miserable until today.

Please pray that I allow God to work here as he chooses. I would ask that you pray for Peace, Guidance and Wisdom as I move along.

Also, Jan had her testing yesterday and is seeing the doctor at this time to find out the results of her MRI and if she is a candidate for this new trial. Please pray as God directs them, as well as NO GROWTH in the tumor in the last 2 weeks. Update ~ Let me tell you how awesome our God is! Jan originally had a larger tumor (which they were able to take part of it out) and then 2 spots. After her initial treatment, one spot was gone, the original tumor had shrunk considerably and the other spot was there, but appeared to have over radiation. Her results 2 weeks ago showed very minimal growth. TODAY, after being on NO treatment for 6 weeks, her results show the original tumor HAS SHRUNK. The other spot has very minimal growth. This type of cancer is so aggressive that without treatment and sometimes with treatment they can grow so much in 2-3 weeks time. She is a candidate for this new clinical trial. The chemos and clinical trials often have so many potential side effects. Please pray that God places a shield around Jan so she is does not have any long term side effects and very minimal side effects while on treatment. We are absolutely thrilled today with these results!

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Tracy said...

Hang in there, sister. Know that you're in my prayers as you begin this new chapter. I suspect God's grace had something to do with why you didn't realize how bad things were until now looking at it from the other side.

Still praying for Jan.

Blessings, sweet friend.

Sheryl said...

Sorry to hear it's been stressful. Will be praying for God's direction and peace.

Still praying for Jan.


Melanie said...

Isn't it great that God gives us peace even in the most stressful situations? All we have to do is turn it over to Him.

Happy WFW!

Kristi said...

I am praying today. Thanks for letting us come along side of you.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful photo and I love the verse (i used the same one today). Saying a prayer for you.

Joyfull said...

This is one of my favorite verses! I pray it often in times of stress and chaos. Prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing.

Natalie said...

In the midst of stress and tension, God is our stability and strength. May you find peace in knowing you are not going through this alone!

amydeanne said...

this seems to be the verse/theme today!

Hugs and prayers!

Christina said...

This has made me so happy to hear. I am praying for Jan and that God sends angels to protect her during this treatment and to keep the enemy away. I can't wait to see her possibly healed by this new trial. How awesome that would be.

lori said...

You know a friend called today to tell me of her dear friend who had 3 spots on her mammogram...She is a 10 year cancer survivor and to face that it very well could be back is overwhelming....THAT verse is what we all are clinging to!

Again....I was reminded! Thank you for the timeliness of it!Perfect...
God will grant us peace in our days...even the most unbearable ones...
Praying for you too...for direction and peace..all in His will!

peace, lori

ellen b said...

Thankful for the good news you've had today. Praying right now for all of you as you support Jan..

Darlene said...

Love the picture and scripture!
Praising God for the great report.
God is so good. Try not to worry about a job. I am sure you will find a job at the right place.


Laurie Ann said...

Praise God Praise God Praise God!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy ya'll got such good news! I'm still praying for Jan. Bless her heart! Isn't it amazing how God's timing is always perfect?

Nancie said...


Thanks for sharing these encouraging verses and lovely picture. They are great encouragement to me.

I am praying for you. May God strengthen you with His love and presence daily, and grant you much peace, guidance and wisdom. Praying for Jan too. Praise God for His mercies to her.

Hugs and prayers,

Denise said...

You will be in my prayers.

SharonB said...

Praise God for His working in Jan!! what an awesome God we serve.

Keep your heart focused on your God, He alone will help you with your goals etc... And God alone will give you peace...HIS peace.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Cheryl,
Beautiful verse today and picture.
Sure will be thinking of you and lifting up prayers...
It must be really difficult at times..
Keep lookin UP
Much Love,