Monday, February 23, 2009

People who are crucified with Christ have three distinct marks:
1. they are facing only one direction,
2. they can never turn back, and
3. they no longer have plans of their own.
--A.W. Tozer

Monday, February 16, 2009

And Satan trembles when he sees, The weakest saint upon his knees. --William Cowper (1731-1800)

I woke this morning to find that once again my throat is filling up with phlegm from infection. That means the remicade i take for crohns only works for the crohns in my throat about 1 in a half weeks. I've been coughing through the night so i am not sleeping well again. I do not want to take my sleeping pills because it makes me so crabby with my kids.

I have one more week till i see my gastroenterologist. I am desperate for answers. I do not want to go back to feeling the way i did during Christmas. It was almost unbearable.

I have been amazed although I'm not sure why how God has gotten me through this time. I spend unsleepable nights in prayer to him about friends and people I've never met on flickr. I talk to him through the day about pain. And his scripture gives my life meaning. How do people make it through this life without Him? They don't.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.~Corinthians 13:7-8

~~Happy Valentines Day!~~

~“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

~but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Jesus, My Saviour, Lord there is no one like you, All of my days, I want to praise the wonders of Your mighty love.

My comfort, my shelter,
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing,
Power and majesty, praise to the King!
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar,
At the sound of your name!
I sing for joy at the work of your hands,
Forever I'll love you, forever I'll stand
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

I got some news yesterday and would like to share it with you. The biopsies from the tissues in my throat came back with NO cancer cells! We are so happy and full of thanks! They did find chronic ulcerations that have lead them to believe that i am one of the 1-2% of people that Crohns disease in their throat. Many of you know i have had Crohns since i was 12 years old. This is just a new experience for me. God will give me the ability to handle it and manage it. I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks to find out what medications they are going to try. Then in 2 months they are going to redo the CT scan on my throat to see if any of the lymph nodes have grown. If they do they will have to biopsy those at that time. But we will take one day at a time. Remember: Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. -- Corrie Ten Boom

Monday, February 9, 2009

My strength is made perfect in weakness. ~II Corinthians

God's strength IS made perfect in myweakness. I am finding this out daily. Many of you know i am going through some difficult times with sickness. They are doing some biopsies today on my throat and i have some swollen lymph nodes that may have to be looked at also. But all this said.. I am strong because I know that my God is already there! He is already planning for the moment they tell me what is wrong! I have no reason to worry..his plans are greater than me. I can be assured of His strength when i am weak!