In addition to my Bible and other current reading, there is a little book I keep on my nightstand,
I read it every evening before bed, and then look up the Bible verses she references. The way Sarah Young has written each daily devotional, it's as if Jesus is speaking directly to me, like the loving Father Redeemer Healer Counselor he is. It's so comforting and reassuring. (Hello my Midgey Midge, don't go buy this, I already bought one for you and will mail it, kiss kiss)
For those following Cara's story, she recently marked the milestone of her one year "cancerversary" as we call it in the business, one year out from diagnosis and a year of the wild roller coaster that is leukemia treatment. We are grateful and praise God that Cara is in remission, but her treatment continues and has been full of very challenging side effects and collateral damage. Most recently she suffered a bout of shingles and was back in her old stomping grounds at UCSF for a week. She is home again now, and I know her beloved at-home nurse and furry angel is very happy to have her home.
|Cara and Sunny|
|My son Adam aka Batman and his girl, Cara|
|Alaina and Becca, making my blanket|
I seem to be getting stuck in my head, revisiting the hard parts, and sometimes I still grieve for what I went through, what I lost, and for a body that still is so foreign to me. I pray that God will strengthen my resolve, keep me hopeful and trusting, and give me the physical strength to endure a long surgery and several days in ICU. I'd much rather be going to a different kind of Club Med, but I'm blessed that the Club Med I'll be going to is Stanford University.
Will you pray for me, that my fear and dread will be replaced with trust and faithfulness and I'll find my courage again? I seem to have lost it.
|Little Muff, Big World|
|John 16:33 I give you peace, knowing I have overcome the world.|
Thank you Lord.
I surrender to you Jesus, every worry, every fear, every problem, every heartache, every ouch, every thing that does not serve You. I surrender to you, and open myself to Your perfect plan to take all this mess of my sacred ordinary and turn it into Your glory.
when others see me,