Today I am just feeling the need to write this down.
Life is a journey. The longer we live on this old planet, and the further we get down the road in our travels, the more we learn about what the true meaning of L-I-F-E is. For those of us who know the Lord, it is so much easier. It is not easier in the context of a comfortable and carefree life. By no means. A Christian is called to "pick up a cross daily." If you understand that word picture, as it was played out in the life of our beautiful Savior, then you know we are asked to take the Hard Road.
I believe that every single one of us will have a "different" cross we will be asked to pick up and carry daily. And it may change through the different seasons in life...or not. It might be the same cross to bear throughout your entire journey here.
Jesus Christ was asked by God His Father to come to earth and lay down His life in order that any of us who believed the Gospel truth about that sacrifice...would be saved. We will rise again from Death. We will go to our eternal destiny which is Heaven...our real home.
Not because I can prove it to you. Because I have a faith given to me that IT IS SO!
Don't ask me to deny what I know in my soul. You'll have to kill me. And then...I will know my faith was secure. I WILL be in Heaven.
That being said...I want you to know that all of you out there who believe this with me...you are simply put...my beautiful sisters. Woot! We may not spend time together here and now, but we sure will in heaven. Can't wait!
So why am I writing this here in my personal little blog today? Because I believe that of all the ingredients that are mixed together in our daily walk here on this earth, the two MOST essential ones that can NOT be left out are....FAITH and PRAYER. The final product will NOT be what it should or could have been if you leave these two out of the recipe.
Faith is believing in what you can NOT see. What you can see, you do NOT need an ounce of faith for.
Prayer is our pipe line to the ONE whom we know is in control of our lives and is listening to every word we bring to HIM, because HE CARES! (and that takes faith too!)
This is what I want to post today. It is my testimony. It is my life. It is what I stand on, and when my little corner of the world gets shaken, it is what holds firm for me. I am still standing after the rattling stops. I thank God.
My mom had a mild seizure Thursday night. She has been in a battle with cancer since '95. Yeah, her doctor calls her one "tough lady". But then...her name is Zoie, which means life in Greek.
We found out that the cancer has spread once again. Breast, lungs, vocal cord, pelvic area, and now, brain. She has already begun as of yesterday at 5 pm ...a regiment of 12 aggressive radiation treatments (whole head) to try and slow down OR eradicate the masses so that she will not lose the use of her left side and her vision. (she lost her left peripheral vision on Thurs. nite, but some of it had come back by last night, after steroids) PTL!
I don't know where all of this will go, but I know my mom will go out swinging. She is a trooper in every since of the word. She loves life, and has never, ever thrown in the towel. She is inspiration to many many people...especially others who are fighting this horrible beast of a disease.
We love her. We hate to see her suffer, though she just keeps on smiling. I would ask you...(if you have gotten this far... :-) .... to please add her to a prayer you might whisper on any given day...when you think of her, maybe when you are praying for Justin, our Marine in Afghanistan...if you are already gracious and kind enough to be doing that. Her journey is in God's hands. I thank you, all of you for the sisters that you are, though miles may separate us.
I will be hit and miss for a little while. My dad is also having hernia surgery in less than 2 weeks so they will need us a bit more than normal. But I am still visiting!!! I may not have time to comment everywhere, but I will try to keep up with you ALL!!, and praying for your prayer requests.
Thank you all. Good friends in life are TREASURES. We are so rich in this life.
God is good....all the time ....GOD IS GOOD!
Thank you for prayers lifted up for our honorable military fighting to preserve our wonderful life over here, and to help others who can only wish for it.