Sunday, April 10, 2011

Big, Huge Things and a Request

This picture continues to bring tears to my eyes every single time that I see it. You probably recognize Ashley and Brian, my sister and BIL. But, the man that they're hugging is likely a stranger to you. He's Pastor Emmy of Parental Care Ministries. He's just traveled to the United States from Uganda for the first time - a huge answer to prayer. And, we all feel so honored to have the opportunity to meet him. Brian and I will have our chance in 24 hours. Can't wait. Check out www.pcmonline.org. Is God leading you to be a part?

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In other praise, I have to boast of God's provision in our house. The skilled concrete crew poured our slab early Saturday morning. Y'all, this was an incredible thing for me to experience. Just to watch the very early stages of the home coming together. All I could think was, "Christ is the cornerstone and the capstone. He's the first, the foundation, the solid ground. And then, He's the last, the Omega, the grand finale. He's it." The construction of a house is a very tangible illustration of Chris't character. He's teaching me a lot through this process. And, we continue to be in awe of His provision.

We had a few special visitors on the site that morning, too. :)







We marveled at creatures, both big and small. It was an exquisite morning, full of blessing. Thank you, Lord, for reminding us of your glory.

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Finally, I need to rejoice in the Lord for His perfect care and health for me. Y'all, I feel stronger and stronger each day, my hair is starting to reappear, and I'm more confident every day that He is HEALING me. He is Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals, and we are standing in faith, believing that He is doing just that in my body. I feel it. :)

But...

I do need to rally my praying troops. I'm headed back to MD Anderson for a check-up on Tuesday morning. It will be a day of blood tests, PET scanning, CT scanning, and an MRI. Then, on Wednesday, I'll see the oncologist for a review of the results. I'd be a liar if I acted like this doesn't bother me. It does. I don't want to go. In fact, a few weeks ago, I almost cancelled my appointments. But, I know that's not smart.

So, would you pray for me on Tuesday and Wednesday? My tests start at 10:00am Tuesday, and my results' appointment is at 10:40am Wednesday. Pray that the peace of God would surround me and protect me. Pray that my mind would be steadfast on Him and that I would be deaf to Satan's lies to steal, kill, and destroy me. Pray that He would hold my thoughts and that He would grant me unspeakable joy, because He IS trustworthy and good.

Thank you, friends. I couldn't fight these battles without you.

And, I'll be back with you on Wednesday afternoon. I'll be shouting God's glory and power over cancer, and I'll be rejoicing in His miraculous healing. You mark my words. :)

10 comments:

Painting 4 Him said...

Hey darlin' I will be praying! I am so excited to hear of God's amazing provision for you all! Bless you guys, Vic

The Monogrammed Mrs. said...

I set an alarm on my phone to pray both days. You're covered with Christ's love and authority.

Cheech said...

It is an honor to pray for you L. and as a matter of fact I have already been praying.Our paths crossed for a reason and Iam sure this is apart of it! Safe travels and i will hear from you on Wed. Love,Renee

Whitney said...

You know I'm praying. Love you!

Waiting for Bulgaria said...

Will be praying for you. God will see you through this have no doubt.

Ashley said...

We are praying as always, love! I love the pics from your house, and the kids loved being there. Hensley's cute - even in her tacky little gown. :) Thanks for doing a PCM shout-out. I fully believe that people cannot hear this story and not be stirred to action. Looking forward to your chance to meet him tomorrow night!

Alabamamom said...

Praying!

Anonymous said...

Prayed and will pray. Looking forward to celebrating and rejoicing with you. May His peace that passes all understanding be evident in you and Brian.

Judy said...

I'm praying, praying, praying and looking forward to rejoicing with you over the great test results!

Corey Ann said...

Lots of praying going on!