March 31, 2009

Chemo Tomorrow

Tomorrow is another day of chemo for my dad. He will have 3 more 48 hours chemos and then we will have another scan to see if this chemo is working. Please pray that it is. Pray also that he will have strength and the chemo will destroy the bad cells and leave the good ones alone. My family and I can't say thank you enough for your prayers. We feel them and there are times when your prayers are the thing that keeps us going. Please countinue.
Just wanted to put a verse at the beginning of this blog because it has been a real comfort to me during this season and journey in my life. I hope and pray that you will know you can walk through this journey called life without fear because God is with you. What a great comfort to know that He promises to never leave us or forsake us. Also, don't know if you know this but 365 times in the Bible it says do not fear. If you think about that and then how many days are in the year that is one time for each day. Everyday that you take your head off your pillow God is telling you not to fear today because He is with you.
We can either choose to see the fire in our life as burning us or refining us. I choose to let it refine me and let it help me to become the person God has made be to be. Even when the fears start to come I choose to remember that my God is with me and I don't have to fear. Although, the word fear is a small 4 letter word it is one that can keep us from living our lives. I will not let it keep me from living my life or stealing my joy. I will run to God with everything in me so He can calm any fears that I may have. Will you do the same? God doesn't want us to carry them but instead to come to Him and remember that His burden is light and His yoke is easy.
Going to the Calmer of the storms,

March 30, 2009

Making and Taking in Memories

Today I am just thinking about my family and how much they mean to me. From the time I was little my parents were and still are faithful in teaching me the importance of family. I am blessed to have a family that is always there for me. We love just being together.
I don't know exactly how I am able to appeciate them so much. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I live 4 hours away from them. Maybe it is that fact that it is something I have been taught. Maybe I am realizing how special every day is with the ones you love since I found out that my dad has cancer. Maybe the greatest of all is being thankful for what God has given me.
Maybe you are somebody that has a great family where you know you belong and are loved or maybe you have become known as the black sheep in your family. Whether you have a supportive family or not we have a God who accepts and loves us more than any family will.
I encourage you to treasure the moments you have with love ones. Life is something that is precious and short. We need to hold on to the memories we make with the people in our life. We are not promised tomorrow but we are promised this moment. I choose to live in the moment and treasure every second I get with the people I love. Will you do the same?
As for as an update on my dad goes he is doing good. He does have his days where he is tired. We had the blessing this weekend to where he felt good enough to go shopping with my mom and I. Then we went out to eat. Please countinue to keep him in your prayers. He will have another round of 48 hours of chemo on Wednesday. Pray for energy and strength for him. Also, pray that the chemo will destroy the bad cells and leave the good ones alone. Thanks again for prayers as we countinue to look to God as our comfort, strength, hope, and guide.

March 26, 2009


This a place where I will be blogging about what is on my heart. Also, on this blog I will be blogging about how my dad is doing with his cancer. You can come and check this site and know how to pray for him and our family.

This December we found out that my dad had cancer. He has had chemo now for a few mounths. He is doing good and we countine as individuals and as a family look to God as our strength, comfort, and guide on this journey.

This blog I hope will show you that in even when life does not turn out the we think it should or the way we want to we can still say blessed be the name of the Lord. In the good and bad times in your life I pray that you will join me in praising God in the storms that may be come our way on this journey called life. And in the hard moments that we will hold on to our hope that endures.

I pray more than anything that when you leave this blog you will know that God loves you just the way you are despite what your circumstances may look like. His love is everlasting and will be the thing that will carry you in your darkest moments. He has plans to give you a hope and future and it's my prayer that you will take hold of those plans and let Him do what He does best and that is making our lifes into something beautiful. God will take your what may seem like ordinary life and turn it into something extraordinary. Bring your broken pieces whatever they may be and whatever the story behind them is and let Him shine in your brokeness. For it's when we are weak He is strong.

Resting in His love,