Okay, what's it been, like 10 months or something since I've popped my virtual head around CB? Ugh. Not to say that CB has ever been far from my heart, because it certainly hasn't. This ministry is a blessing to so many of us around this rock known as Earth. I just re-read the last blog that I posted on here. It was right after we moved into the new home that God blessed us with having. That completely seems like a decade ago, even though it has been only 10 months. Now, the road of my life has taken a few more turns that will lead to more glory for God. I have faith. I cannot see what is in store, but I can see that God is in control. My doctor and I (along with God's guidance) are trying to figure out if I have bowel cancer or not. The results of the last three blood tests have not given us hope that I am not in jeopardy. So, tomorrow I go for a PET scan. Whatever the results may be, God is in control. I am now among the ranks of the laid off and unemployed. Believe it or not -- I'm relieved. How could I have continued to work in a place where it seems that I had to compromise my values for the sake of "not rocking the boat"? Jesus stood up in a boat wracked by the pounding waves of a stormy sea and stepped out. I have stepped out with him. Whatever the next wave brings, God is in control. I am not concerned about what my future holds because God holds my future. Now, since I have a WHOLE lot more time on my hands I should be able to be around here much more often. Father God, You are STILL on the Throne. GLORY! YSIC, Virginia
We have so many twists and turns in our lives. THANK God, He is in control!
You will be in my prayers as you go through your tests tomorrow.
Always good to have someone as critically vital to this place at one time as you back with us. Time does fly doesn't it? I can't believe it has been 10 months since you last graced us with your presence.
I will be praying for you to maintain the attitude you have toward everything, especially your health issues. What else can we do at times besides just give it all to God and walk in His joy and peace for as long as we can.
I am reading this just as I have learned that my two-year post-cancer mammogram came back negative. I am remembering all the encouragement you gave me back when I was going through chemo and radiation back in 2008. I am remembering how God protected me and brought me through that ruptured brain aneurysm six months ago.
You are right, God is in control. He has us covered... no matter what.
During my worst "chemo night" I wrote these words on a pink slip of paper and taped them to my computer monitor.
[quote]God is bigger!
He makes my darkness light!
The joy of the Lord is my strength! [/quote]
Over my piano, I have these words written:
[quote]That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
2 Cor. 4:16-18 (NLT)[/quote]
Remembering that the VERY best is yet to be,
I would say "welcome back' but to me you never left. you were and continue to be in the prayers of my family.i didnt even delete you from my friends list.you were on of "the orginal 10or 12 people that welcomed me to this ministry. so it's now fitting( man what"shakesperian lanuage) that i now say"it's good to see you"and the place at the table still has the stain where you spilled your coffee lol. be blessed