What does “by faith,” “standing in grace,” “hoping in the glory of God,” look like when the downpour of loss and grief and life’s “hard” pelts, relentless?
Jacqui and I were drenched in metaphorical truth this morning.
Why blog after 16 months of nothing? Because we all get pelted – despite our best efforts.
P.S. Quick Update
I’m learning what it looks like to rejoice when facing all kinds of grief. Breast Cancer #2 launched three years of life’s “hard.” Currently grieving the loss of my Mom. (July 18, 1940 – May 19, 2018 – two years after we lost Dad)
Good News! All six-month mammograms have been clear!
Daily Tamoxifen (meds to keep cells from feeding on estrogen) seems to be working – no metastases – but the sleep disturbances and memory issue side-effects have been life-altering.
Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days! Psalm 90:14
Feeling “Dearly Loved!” I passionately declared “But God is BIGGER!” in the Stories of Lasting Change video Harvest produced last spring. Four minutes worth seeing! Inspiring (and you’ll want a “But God” tattoo!) May my life show this truth – more and more!
Dear Family and Friends,
When a cancer survivor experiences stomach pain daily for nearly a month, her oncologist orders a CT to “make sure we didn’t miss anything.”
But if that cancer survivor has recently watched the entire Sherlock series for the first time, she might dig for a less obvious (and more benign!) explanation for her pain.
Tim is calling me “Sherlock,” and I like it! (You may recall: Sherlock is actually a girl’s name.)
After some investigation and experimentation, I have been pain free for a week. And I think I’ve discovered the source.
A friend from school told me her church prays for me every morning, and last week I met a handful of people who said, “You don’t know me, but I feel like I know you. I pray for you every night.” I am so encouraged when you remind me, “We’re praying for you!”
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