Don’t Ever Forget It

Curve Ball
Sometimes life throws you curve balls. It’s how you react that matters.

I am constantly being taught how to be flexible and not let things ruffle my feathers.

We have had some “ruffling opportunities” come our way during this trip to MDAnderson this week. Nothing major, but since we were anticipating smooth sailing, those little things caught us off guard.

I’ve been learning this same lesson for the last year…guess the good Lord thought I needed more practice at it. With Raising children and running a household you learn either to be flexible or be in a bad mood all the time. The latter just doesn’t work for me.

We have had to resolve some issues with the PICC line and the infusion therapy team that deals with that….is challenging to deal with. I am not sure if I adequately showed my Jesus side to a couple of nurses.

The great news that we wanted to share with you guys, our prayer warriors, is that we had a great visit with the surgeon. God has certainly hand-picked him for us. During our appointment, we talked about Jesus and how He can minister to all of us in our fears…even fears of being cut on when surgery could be in the future. We didn’t have the CAT scans till after our appointment with him so he could not give us any more information than that. We will hear from him and the oncologist later this week when they decide the next course of action.

{Another learning opportunity to hurry and wait.}

Kevin’s two primary tumor markers have stabilized at a near normal level. White blood cell count continues to rise and red blood cells have been slower in this healing process which explains the continued fatigue, awkward breathing and inability to focus. They were encouraging in telling us that this would continue to get better.

The CAT scan results did show that the lymph nodes in the abdomen region continue to shrink – which is a HUGE answer to prayer!!! Our Healer’s hand is on Kevin is massive ways. We are so thrilled with all of these results this week!

Beyond words.

The doctors were encouraging in the fact that his energy will return as his body has time to heal.

We took these appointment time to testify to both of these physicians to about our faith and how we believe in the miracles that God wants to do, but that we also have great respect for their authority and decisions that they make toward the next steps of surgery.

Kevin says they were touched by our words but did not seem to buy into the notion of eliminating the surgery option to remove the dead tissue in his abdomen.

We still believe that God is sovereign in all of this journey He has us on. We have had many God opportunities to encourage others as we rode on airplanes, as we waited for doctor appointments, and even as we had lunch with friends while in Texas.

God was around every corner.

Monday morning as we waited so early for our doctor’s appointment I read the following email devotional from our friend Chris Musgrove. It spoke confirmation to us on so many levels.

Jeremiah 1:8 says, “Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD.

Hebrews 13:5 says, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”

II Corinthians 9:8 says, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all-sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”

Out of these 4 verses are two powerful truths that will stir your faith.

One, God is with you and two, God is able. Those two truths based on the 4 verses stated above will get you over some rough places in your walk with God.

The devil wants you to forget that God is with you and that God is able.
But don’t ever forget it.


There is a song that I have decided is our theme song for this journey…and it is only appropriate that the Almighty didn’t reveal it till now.

We are learning that we are normal and it is ok to doubt…but learning our tactics and spiritual tools of warfare is critical. Learning how to stay in the battle with the Word of God and proclaiming that out brings amazing results with our faith.

We have walked more days in conflicting feelings where in one moment we are being overwhelmed by pain, struggles and even wavering faith and then moments of speaking strong words of beliefs and remembering the great and mighty works of God and how He reminds us through His Word that He still does the miracles just as long ago.

This song does just this. I love it!

Keep praying for:
* Continued healing physically, emotionally and spiritually.
* Continued focus
* PRAISE – the PICC line is coming out Friday!
* pray for LIFE as it happens around us…that we will be in the moment and present among this healing process. {God will know what this means.}

Your prayers are flooding our souls with strength! Never doubt the power of your prayer for the body of Christ! It is incredibly powerful!

In the Palm of His Hand,

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