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Topic: Spiritual Support
Posted By: Admin
Subject: Spiritual Support
Date Posted: Oct 07 2009 at 1:53pm
Please use this topic to talk about Spiritual Support ideas and options



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Posted By: TexasGal
Date Posted: Oct 07 2009 at 6:01pm
Thanks to Admin there is now a place for those of us that gain support in sharing our spiritual conversation.


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 07 2009 at 6:41pm
I will post our scripture of the day here, starting tomorrow morning...
 
 
 


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 08 2009 at 2:28am
Good Morning and welcome to our new forum. I pray God's blessing on this site. And I wonderful day for each of you.
Star
 
 October  8, 2009


VERSE:
   Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who
takes refuge in him.
    -- Psalm 34:8
      THOUGHT:
   Some aspects of faith are indescribable: they can only be
experienced and known by doing them. Taste the Lord. Sample his
goodness. Lean on his grace. Take refuge in his care. We are
blessed to find him near and take our refuge from life's greatest
dangers and death's greatest fears.

PRAYER:
   Help me, dear Father, to know you better. Open my heart, dear
Lord, so that I will more fully entrust myself to your care. Open
my eyes to see just how gracious you are - not to impress me, but
to share in your grace. Thank you for your goodness. In Jesus'
name. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Oct 08 2009 at 5:33am
Praise the Lord from whom all Blessing Flow....

Love in Christ,

Lillie

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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 09 2009 at 4:04am
Good Morning eveyone! Rainy day here in W. Tn. The topic today is a little different...but it's a question a lot of have..what is meant by the "fear of God". Star 

                                                      October  9, 2009


VERSE:
   Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack
nothing.
    -- Psalm 34:9
      
THOUGHT:
   "Fear of the LORD" is one of the great themes of the Old
Testament. The phrase is particularly hard to translate, especially
in light of the repeated message of the Bible to "fear not" and
John's reminder that "perfect love casts out all fear." It means
more than "hold God in reverence." Generally, "fear of the LORD"
means that we remember our place in the order of things. We know we
are deeply loved by our holy Father in heaven. We recognize that we
are weak and sinful in comparison and are saved by God's mercy and
grace. We acknowledge that his majesty and holiness are far beyond
us and that we pale in significance before God. We come to God
acknowledging our need for him and our unworthiness to demand
anything from him. The incredible reality is that when we approach
God with this sense of awe and profound respect, he in turn
welcomes us with open arms and brings us close. (See Isaiah 57:15)

PRAYER:
   Holy and Righteous Father, God Almighty, thank you for your
mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Thank you for your love,
faithfulness, and justice. I come to you on my knees, recognizing
that you are holy, majestic, awesome in power, and righteous in all
that you do. Without your grace and the gift of your Spirit, I know
I could not come into your presence with such boldness. Righteous
Father, forgive me for my sins and empower me to be a person of
integrity and grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 10 2009 at 3:58am
Good Morning...and thank you all for your support.Star
              October 10, 2009


VERSE:
   The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD
lack no good thing.
    -- Psalm 34:10
      
THOUGHT:
   While even the fiercest hunters cannot ensure their security and
nourishment, those whose hunger is for God will find themselves
nourished, blessed, and sustained.

PRAYER:
   Thank you, Father, for the promise that you will never leave me
or forsake me even though friends and partners may betray and
forsake me. I confess that it is sometimes hard to fully
comprehend, much less believe, that you are always faithful.
Confusing and hurtful times come and I waver in my confidence in
your grace. Please forgive me and renew my hope. I do believe, dear
Father, that you love me like no one else can. I do believe,
Almighty God, that you care about my wounds and worries. I recommit
my heart this day to trust in your daily care, provision, and grace
for me. In Jesus' name. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Debbi
Date Posted: Oct 10 2009 at 8:36am
Great scriptures and reminders of who God is and who we are.
I'm so thankful He is my tender Shepherd these days.


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DX TNBC 9/09; Stage III,Gr 3.
4 rds Taxotere/Avastin.
2 rds A/C/Avastin.
Bi mx 4/10, 4/7 pos nodes.
33 rads.3 more Avastin.
5/11- 4 excisional biopsies,NEG! MX revis
6/16 Mets to bones and pleura


Posted By: kmartin
Date Posted: Oct 10 2009 at 2:50pm
My thought all through treatment was....Lord, bless me and keep me all the days of my life.
 
Only He knows how many days we have, and trusting Him calms me and helps me find peace.
 
Kathy


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Found Lump, 2/8/08
Bx IDC, Stage 2, Grade 3, TN
Lumpectomy, axillary node dissection 3/11/08
4/33 positive nodes
TAC x 4, AC x 1
RT x 33-finished 10/14/08
BRCA 1 & 2 Negative


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 10 2009 at 4:02pm
What a wonderful prayer. I will remember it and use it.
 
Love, Hugs and Prayers,
 
CarolStar


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 11 2009 at 3:42am

Good Morning. This is one of my favorite scriptures. My daughter gave me this verse when I first started this cancer journey. It really helped to get me through all this. I hope it does the same for you.

                                    October 11, 2009


VERSE:
   "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be
terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be
with you wherever you go."
    -- Joshua 1:9
      
THOUGHT:
   While these words were spoken to Joshua when he took over for
Moses, they are also applicable to us. Take a moment and read Psalm
139 out loud and see that God's promise to be with us is for all
who truly call upon him. Listen to Jesus' words in Matthew
28:18-20, as he promises his disciples to "be with them always,
even to the close of the age." Remember God's promise, reiterated
from an Old Testament blessing in Hebrews 13:5, "Never will I leave
you, never will I desert you!" Let's be strong; our God, our
Father, our Shepherd is always near, even if it doesn't seem so. We
cannot go anywhere without his presence being near us and in us. We
are not alone. We don't have to be afraid. In fact, not even death
can separate us from his love (see Romans 8:35-39).

PRAYER:
   Be near, dear Father, not only in your promise and not only with
your presence, but also in my awareness. I need to know you are
near when I respond to the incredible opportunities before me. I
need to be confident in your help and sustaining love as I face the
rigorous challenges in my life. I trust in your unfailing love. In
Jesus' name. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Oct 11 2009 at 9:32am
I can read the eighth chapter of Romans and be so spiritually nourished, my cup runs over. The exhortation! The promise of salvation, the gift of Grace, the promise of being with him always, of never being separated from his love!

What a Joy! Amen and Amen!

Love in Christ,

Lillie



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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 12 2009 at 2:11am
Good Morning. Hope everyone has a glorious, positive day!
 
 
                                        October 12, 2009


VERSE:
   Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
    -- Psalm 119:105
      
THOUGHT:
   So often, those of us who have received the blessings of faith
and the guidelines of the Word of God don't fully appreciate them.
Can you imagine what it is like to try to define ones worth,
clarify ones values, and establish ones sense of purpose without a
standard of truth? Imagine what it would be like to be lost without
a map and without a compass? Remember what it was like to wake up
in an unfamiliar place as a child in the pitch black darkness
totally disoriented? We don't have to worry about that now, do we?
God's Word -- both Scripture and his Son -- light our dark paths
and show us the way home!

PRAYER:
   O LORD, my Abba Father, thank you for not leaving me in
darkness. Your Word lights my path and your Son, the Light of the
World, lights my life. Thank you for not leaving me alone to find
my way. In Jesus' name. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: indomitable1
Date Posted: Oct 12 2009 at 9:52am
Carol-Thanks for letting the Lord use you to minister to our souls and to remind of us of whose we are.


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 13 2009 at 1:58am
Good Morning...I just want to thank everyone who is praying for me and my bout with depression. I am feeling much better and I know it's due to your support. Love you all!
 
 
                                   October 13, 2009


VERSE:
   Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
    -- Psalm 119:105
     
THOUGHT:
   So often, those of us who have received the blessings of faith
and the guidelines of the Word of God don't fully appreciate them.
Can you imagine what it is like to try to define ones worth,
clarify ones values, and establish ones sense of purpose without a
standard of truth? Imagine what it would be like to be lost without
a map and without a compass? Remember what it was like to wake up
in an unfamiliar place as a child in the pitch black darkness
totally disoriented? We don't have to worry about that now, do we?
God's Word -- both Scripture and his Son -- light our dark paths
and show us the way home!

PRAYER:
   O LORD, my Abba Father, thank you for not leaving me in
darkness. Your Word lights my path and your Son, the Light of the
World, lights my life. Thank you for not leaving me alone to find
my way. In Jesus' name. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Oct 13 2009 at 5:04am
Dear Carol,

I know how important intecessary prayer is. I thank God that the miles between you and us does not hinder prayer.

You are a special person and may the Holy Spirit be with you and in you as you travel through this "rough patch".

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth bur a moment; in his favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but "JOY" cometh in the morning.

Thank you for the Spiritual Food you offer us each day.

Love in Christ,

Lillie

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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 14 2009 at 5:22am
Good Morning....I am going to something a little different this morning. Hope you enjoy!!
                                           
 
                                              October 14, 2009
 

 I Am a 'Kept' Woman?
You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind,
But GOD
kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3)
There were times when I thought I could go on no
longer,
But the LORD
kept me moving. (Gen  28:15)
At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong,
But the LORD
kept my mouth shut. (Ps. 13)
Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough,
But GOD has helped me to
keep the lights on, the water on,  The car paid, the house paid, etc.., (Matt. 6:25 -34)
When I thought I would fall,
HE
kept me up.
When I thought I was weak,
HE
kept me strong! (I Pet. 5:7, Matt.. 11:28-30)
I could go on and on and on, but I'm sure you hear me!
I'm blessed to be '
kept.'
Are you...
I'm Kept by the Love and Grace of God!
I am indeed a 'kept' woman and praise God for it!

                                          God Bless!



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Sunris
Date Posted: Oct 14 2009 at 7:21pm
Dear Carol,

I am KEPT!! Without his graciousness, I would not have been able to do many things.

Thank you for taking time from your day to provide this inspirational support.

Hugs,
Dawn

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Dawn

Age 43 at DX

DX 3-09 IDC 3.9cm

TN-Stage2-Grade3

Taxolx9, FACx2, halted TX,

Lump.8-25-09..rads x 8wks.



Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 15 2009 at 1:18am
Good Morning..Another rainy day in West Tennessee. BUT...."This is the day the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalms 118:24
Star 
 
                                     October 15, 2009


VERSE:
   The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are
attentive to their cry...
    -- Psalm 34:15
      
THOUGHT:
   We are righteous because of God's grace. We are remembered
because of God's faithfulness. We are heard because of God's
faithfulness. We are blessed because God is God.

PRAYER:
   Thank you, Father, for seeing my needs, hearing my cries,
answering my prayers, and coming down to save, comfort, and bless.
In Jesus' name. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 16 2009 at 1:39am
Good Morning!!
Please everyone, feel free to share your faith with us.!!!Star
 
                                     October 16, 2009


VERSE:
   The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them
from all their troubles.
    -- Psalm 34:17
      
THOUGHT:
   Deliverance! A great theme of the Bible is that God is a God of
deliverance who keeps his promises and faithfully shares his grace,
mercy, and justice. Let this promise stir you to righteous living
and to cry out to God in all your troubles. One way to do this is
to read through the Psalms regularly, letting these inspired words
from so long ago offer a rich topography of prayer from which you
can call to God. Whether you use the Psalms or not, however, cry
out to God with the praises, questions, and wounds that life
brings. Let his presence be real to you and your heart open to him.

PRAYER:
   Father, our world needs your deliverance. In your majesty and
power, please destroy the plans of the wicked. In your mercy and
grace, please raise up your people who find themselves facing
hardship and trouble. In Jesus' name. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 17 2009 at 4:01am
Good Saturday morning! I am thinking about starting the ark. Just waiting for God to say GO FOR IT!!
 
                                        October 17, 2009


VERSE:
   The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are
crushed in spirit.
    -- Psalm 34:18
      
THOUGHT:
   The LORD is ... ... near! ... present! ... close! How do I know?
He came close in the manger. He walked among us in ministry. He
suffered with us and for us at Calvary. We know that in tragedy,
trial, heartbreak, and brokenness he is near to us to save us. So,
will our hearts be open to him and will we be seeking him to come
near? Don't let troubles or heartache lead you to pull away from
God or doubt his nearness. Let him draw close to you.

PRAYER:
   O LORD, please be near me today. Make your presence known in my
life. Father, I also ask that you bless those I know who are
struggling with their faith, and with broken and disappointed
hearts. Please be active in their lives and make your presence
known in their lives. In Jesus' name. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 18 2009 at 3:42am
Good Morning, this beautiful Lord's day. The sun is finally shining but it's 29 degrees in West Tennessee. Hope all of you have a great day no matter where you are!
Star 
                                       October 18, 2009


VERSE:
   A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers
him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will
be broken.
    -- Psalm 34:19-20
      

THOUGHT:
   We know that the righteous can have troubles, but how do we
understand that God delivers us from them all? How do we understand
that he protects all our bones, especially in light of recent
tragedies and the persecution of believers in many places in the
world? Paul demonstrates the answer: whatever happens to him will
turn out for his deliverance -- whether it is through his death to
be with God or whether it is through his release from prison to
continue ministry (Phil. 1:19-23). Our deliverance is secure. We
are conquerors in Christ. Nothing Satan can do to us can steal us
away from God's love, not even death (Romans 8:32-39).

PRAYER:
   Father, please give me the faith I need to believe that whatever
happens in my life will not steal me away from your love and
deliverance for me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 18 2009 at 7:19pm
Hello....I will be late posting in the morning. I am having my port removed at 7am and I'll get it here as soon as I can.
 
Love, Hugs, and Prayers,
CarolStar


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 19 2009 at 7:31am
Good Morning or afternoon whatever the case may be...
Well, my port is out and hopefully, won't ever need it again! Clap  
 
                                    October 19, 2009


VERSE:
   The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are
attentive to their cry...
    -- Psalm 34:15
      
THOUGHT:
   We are righteous because of God's grace. We are remembered
because of God's faithfulness. We are heard because of God's
faithfulness. We are blessed because God is God.

PRAYER:
   Thank you, Father, for seeing my needs, hearing my cries,
answering my prayers, and coming down to save, comfort, and bless.
In Jesus' name. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: unklez
Date Posted: Oct 19 2009 at 7:36am
Hi Carol,
Did you bring it home or did you chicken out?


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Wife Dx: Jul/09. Age: 37. Size: 3cm. BRCA: -ve. Lumpectomy: Aug/09. Micromet 1/9 node. Chemo Start: Sep/09. E5103. DD ACB-> DD Abraxane (Taxol reaction). Zometa (S0307). Canadian Fraction Rads.


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 19 2009 at 7:39am
I got it...I got it...I told them I was going to frame it like Ozzie Ozbourns wife did....got a laugh anyway...Thumbs%20Up

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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: unklez
Date Posted: Oct 19 2009 at 7:43am
Originally posted by Carol (Tenn) Carol (Tenn) wrote:

I got it...I got it...I told them I was going to frame it like Ozzie Ozbourns wife did....got a laugh anyway...Thumbs%20Up


Awesome!!!



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Wife Dx: Jul/09. Age: 37. Size: 3cm. BRCA: -ve. Lumpectomy: Aug/09. Micromet 1/9 node. Chemo Start: Sep/09. E5103. DD ACB-> DD Abraxane (Taxol reaction). Zometa (S0307). Canadian Fraction Rads.


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Oct 19 2009 at 8:28am
Hi Carol,

Congratulations on getting the port out. I pray all went well with the procedure.

Thanks for the uplifting scripture today. I was up in the Virginia and West Virginia mountains last week and looking up into that beauty makes me know that "only God could make a tree". What beauty...

Love in Christ,

Lillie

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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 21 2009 at 5:01am
Good Morning...talk about withdrawals....sure do miss this when it's not working. Does anyone know what happened? Star
 
                                       October 21, 2009


VERSE:
   Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in
all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with
the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
    -- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
      
THOUGHT:
   We are comforted because we are heartbroken. We are comforted
because we need a blessing. We are comforted because God loves us.
We are comforted to comfort others. While each of the above
statements is true, the last is the most crucial one. There is
something about comfort that cannot be fully realized until it is
shared with someone else. It is that final step in the healing
process of grief, disappointment, hurt, and loss. Until we share
the comfort we have received, until we pass it on to another, our
comfort is weak and shallow and limited. Comfort, pass it on!

PRAYER:
   O LORD, God of heaven and earth, Creator of the universe, thank
you for knowing my heart, caring about my concerns, and comforting
me when I am wounded. Help me to share your grace, mercy, and
comfort with someone else today. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 22 2009 at 8:57am
Good afternoon...I'm not sure if this working or not but we'll try anyway...Star
                                          October 22, 2009


VERSE:
   May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other
and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
    -- 1 Thessalonians 3:12
      
THOUGHT:
   "I'm not sure I can love them any more! My supply of love is
gone, my capacity to love is exhausted." Yes, there are times when
it seems others will exhaust our ability to love, either because of
their need being so great or because of their unwillingness to love
in return. How do we go on? We need a community of love; other
believers who will support and love us. We need brothers and
sisters in Christ who will pray for God to increase our capacity to
love. We need to trust that in response to all of our prayers, God
will pour more love into our hearts through his ever-flowing stream
of grace, the Holy Spirit (cf. Rom. 5:5). When love is low, don't
withdraw or give up. Draw near to God and draw near to his people
asking for his grace to help in your time of need (Heb. 4:16).

PRAYER:
   Dear Father, graciously pour your love into my heart and pour
your love into the hearts of those in my family and church family.
We need your help to love those around us more. In Jesus name I
pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 26 2009 at 7:22am
Good Morning Everyone!
A special good morning to the administors of this site!
Thank you so much for restoring us! We can imagine how hard you all worked to bring us back...We are soooo grateful...Star
 
                                                   October 26, 2009


VERSE:
   For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be
holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be
adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his
pleasure and will.
    -- Ephesians 1:4-5
      
THOUGHT:
   God wants us as his holy children. That was his plan for us even
before the world began. God paid the huge price, the sacrifice of
his Son Jesus, for our adoption into his family. God's motive in
doing this? His desire and delight in loving us.

PRAYER:
   Loving Father and Holy God, my words cannot adequately express
my thanks for your love and grace. I am honored to be one of your
adopted children and want to bring you joy in the way I live.
Forgive me for the times I have disappointed you by not living up
to what you desire of me. I want my life to be a holy thanksgiving
to you for your grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 26 2009 at 7:57am
Just wanted to let all of you know that I will be on vacation for the next few days. I will continue the posts when I return. (maybe Thurs)
 
You all be in my prayers each and every day just as you are now!
Love, Hugs and many many Prayers,
Carol


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Nancy Bell
Date Posted: Oct 29 2009 at 2:19pm
Carol,
Right now I am thanking God for you. And I am so pleased that this support area has been added. I haven't been here in awhile but when I saw the changes and read your daily devotions I was praising God.  I could not have gotten thru without the Word to sustain me everyday. Staying focused on the Lord made my ordeal manageable.  When I look at the suffering He did for me (and everyone) I am in awe.
 
The first thing that came to mind when I received diagnosis was...
 
Consider it pure joy, my sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.   James 1:2-4
 
Some thought I was crazy but this is what the Lord has used in my life in a mighty way. He gave me the strength to stand up boldly, an understanding of what it is to trust Him completely, and to apply 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (which you did a devotion on).  I was able to teach about Joy. He encouraged me to write.  And enriched me in a way that I can hardly put into words. 
 
Again, thanking God for you.
  


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dx 8/17/2007 IDC Grade 3 Stage2
lumpectomy 9/19/2007
1.2cm w/extension into multiple intramammary lymph nodes
SNL 0/1
Ki-67 81%
Dose Dense AC/T completed 2/21/08
37 rads completed 5/02/08


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 30 2009 at 8:25am
Good Morning everyone. I am home from the mountains and what a spectacular pallette the Lord gave us. The colors were so vibrant and beautiful. Little River is beautiful with cascading water. I love the sound of it as it splashes over the  huge rocks. Cades Cove was gorgeous (running out of adjectives). It was a perfect day with the sun shining and about 70 degrees. Every time I go there I come home renewed in faith knowing that if God can take care of something so huge and complicated and beautiful, He will have no trouble taking care of me. 
 
Nancy Bell,
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. Please feel free to add anything you feel led to share. This site is for all of us!
Love, Hugs and prayers.
Carol

                                                      October 30, 2009


VERSE:
   You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and
surround me with songs of deliverance.
    -- Psalm 32:7
      
THOUGHT:
   Out of the attacks of evil come the victories of God and the
victory chants of God's people. Let's find our strength and
protection in our holy God! Let's make God our hiding place, our
source of security, and our hope in times of trouble.

PRAYER:
   Father, thank you for the confidence I have in your power and
your might to deliver me from every attack of the evil one. You are
worthy of all glory, honor, power, and praise. In the name of your
Son and my Lord, Jesus Christ, I thank you for deliverance and
praise you for your might. Amen.
 


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: lrderedita
Date Posted: Oct 30 2009 at 1:07pm
Praise God that he strengthens me through this trial. What a blessing friends, family, food and forums are!!

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Age 46-5/06 lump ACT, Rads; 5/08 Rec bi-mast,Etopiside/ Cisplatin; 11/08 Rec Rads/ Gemzar(rad dose); 7/09 supraclav nodes Avastin/ Abraxane Sept09-current
Joyful in Christ through all circumstances!


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 30 2009 at 1:13pm
Praise His holy name!!
Thank you God for being You!!


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Oct 31 2009 at 11:56am
Good Morning..I am having server problems. Please bear with me.
This scripture is sooooo true. The advisary will do anything and I mean anything to keep us from the joy of God's grace. With us, he has it easy...all he has to do is plant fear, doubt, impatience, any of those. But I think his greatest tool with us is FEAR! What did Roosevelt say, "there's nothing to fear but fear itself." It's just a handy tool for the devil to use against us.
I'm not saying that I don't fall prey to him, because I do. We all do. We can't let him win!!!!!
 
                                                      October 31, 2009


VERSE:
   For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world
does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We
demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against
the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it
obedient to Christ.
    -- 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
      
THOUGHT:
   In our battle against evil, we use the spiritual weapons of God
that enable us to know the truth and the freedom that the truth
brings. The devil's greatest tools are deception and death. God's
grace allows us to see through the deception and demolish its
falsifying grip on the minds of men and women and on ourselves.
God's power has broken through the barrier of death and given us
victory in Jesus Christ. Our task in this victory march? To obey
our Lord and help others to do the same, finding his grace and
power sufficient to help us overcome all that we face that could
defeat us.

PRAYER:
   Father, please use me to defeat the power of the devil and his
influence on the lives of the ones that I love and on myself. In
Jesus' name. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 02 2009 at 9:28am
I am still having problems with my server. Hopefully it will be corrected today.
                                               
                                                           November 2, 2009


VERSE:
   Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may
bring forth.
    -- Proverbs 27:1
      
THOUGHT:
   Humility about the future! We don't control tomorrow. At other
times in our lives we may have taken tomorrow for granted; not so
anymore. Tomorrow may not come. Tomorrow something horrible could
happen. Tomorrow everything we possess could be gone. In the face
of these discouraging possibilities, is there anything positive we
can hold onto? Absolutely! We know that God holds tomorrow in his
hands. We know that because our life is hidden with Christ in God
(cf. Col. 3:1-4) our tomorrow is secure. It might not be what we
expect. It might not go as we planned. But, it will go as God
determines and it will end up with us sharing in his comfort,
victory, and glory.

PRAYER:
   Father, my tomorrows all rest in your hands. I ask that I can be
useful to you today; courageous enough not to worry about tomorrow,
and loyal enough to not waver in my love for you and my commitment
to you. In Jesus' name. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 03 2009 at 8:27am
Good morning everyone. It is a beautiful day in West Tennessee.
It is my prayer that we can use this forum to encourage each other as Christians. We all have difficult times so to be able to come here and air our concerns with people of like mind would be wonderful, uplifting and draw us nearer to God and put our trust in Him.                             
 
 
                                                              November 3, 2009


VERSE:
   I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my
God, in whom I trust."
    -- Psalm 91:2
      
THOUGHT:
   "In God we trust." That's the phrase written on much of the
money in the United States. It's a great reminder. The financial
climate ebbs and flows, always vulnerable to instability in the
world. Only God is our refuge and fortress during the storms of
life. He is eternal. He desires to bless us. He has earned our
trust.

PRAYER:
   Heavenly Father, I am so thankful that I can trust my life with
you. Mold me and use me in ways that are a blessing to others. You
are my source of security and strength. Please continue to make
your presence known in my life. In Jesus' name. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: lrderedita
Date Posted: Nov 03 2009 at 9:12am
I was just thinking about "In God We Trust" on money. In today's world of debit/credit cards, I haven't thought about this. I had to double check the $20 bill to make sure it was printed on it :).
My thought is that when I pay my $45 copay each week, I will now be reminded, yet again, that it is God I trust...that I am not turning over my trust to the oncology staff but that God is providing, watching over and guiding me with these medical needs necessary at this time in my life. I am always thankful for the care the oncologists give and the compassion and humor of the chemo nurses. Praise God!!

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Age 46-5/06 lump ACT, Rads; 5/08 Rec bi-mast,Etopiside/ Cisplatin; 11/08 Rec Rads/ Gemzar(rad dose); 7/09 supraclav nodes Avastin/ Abraxane Sept09-current
Joyful in Christ through all circumstances!


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Nov 03 2009 at 9:30am
Good Morning Friends,

I love poetry and I hope this poem by "Helen Steiner Rice" will lift you up today.

NOT BY CHANCE NOR HAPPENSTANCE
Into our lives come many things to break the dull routine,
The things we have not planned on that happen unforeseen,
The unexpected little joys that are scattered on our way,
Success we did not count on or a rare, fulfilling day -
A catchy, lilting melody that makes us want to dance,
A nameless exaltation of enchantement and romance -
An unsought word of kindness, a compliment or two
That sets the eyes to gleaming like crystal drops of dew -
The unplanned sudden meeting that comes with sweet surprise
And lights the heart with happiness like a rainbow in the skies...
Now some folks call if fickle fate and some folks call it chance,
While others just accept it as a pleasant happenstance -
But no matter what you call it, it didn't come without design,
For all our live are fashioned by the HAND THAT IS DIVINE -
And every happy happening and every lucky break
Are little gifts from God above that are our to freely take.

The small, unexpected things that brighten my days are what keeps me going.

Steve - What a joy for you to meet Pam. I will be praying for her today.

Love in Christ,

Lillie

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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 03 2009 at 9:37am
Lillie,
I LOVE IT!!
Thank you so much for posting that wonderful poem.
This is exactly what I meant...sharing...tears in my eyes...thank you so much!!
Carol


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 03 2009 at 9:45am
Irderdita, (tell us how to shorten your name lol)
 
This is a poem I wrote for my chemo nurses..Maybe you would want to share this with yours
 

To Holly, Mandy, Andrea and Casey

“Unsung Heroes”

This has been a long tough journey

We wish no one had to endure.

And we pray each and every day

That soon they find a cure.

But until that wonderful day happens

And we no longer need this place,

We know that when we come through that door

We will be met by a smiling face.

They have a special calling, God put them in this place

They take care of all of us with smile on their face.

I call them my “unsung heroes”, because that is who they are

They sometimes go unnoticed, but they are a shining star.

They make this time of treatment as good as good can be,

They laugh and joke , but always doing their job with efficiency

So my “unsung heroes, you are special to us all.

God will surely bless you as you continue in His Call.

Carol French

 

 



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: lrderedita
Date Posted: Nov 03 2009 at 9:52am
Oops, I did forget to sign my name! It's Lynne.
Love the poems. Thanks for sharing :)

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Age 46-5/06 lump ACT, Rads; 5/08 Rec bi-mast,Etopiside/ Cisplatin; 11/08 Rec Rads/ Gemzar(rad dose); 7/09 supraclav nodes Avastin/ Abraxane Sept09-current
Joyful in Christ through all circumstances!


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 04 2009 at 4:02pm
Again...still having problems with my wireless. I will post when I can and hopefully this will all be cleared up soon. I had dial up prior to this and at least I could get online. This is exasperating.
 
                                               November  4, 2009


VERSE:
   We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that
God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
    -- 1 Thessalonians 4:14
      
THOUGHT:
   Jesus' resurrection was just the beginning! His resurrection
means that those of us who have faith in him, who trust in the
Father that raised him from the dead, can have confidence that
those who belong to him, whether they are living or dead when he
comes, will also share in his victory over death.

PRAYER:
   Loving Father in heaven, thank you for giving me the victory
over sin and death in Jesus. I know that just as you raised him
from the dead, you will also raise me up at the great day of Jesus'
return. Please use that resurrection power in me to help me live
more victoriously today. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Nov 04 2009 at 4:15pm
Hi Carol,

You picked one of my all time favorite scriptures today. I have so many favorites, that is hard to do.

Anyway, I win, you win, we all win if we claim the resurrection power of Jesus. I tell you; I want to meet Him in the air. Hallelujah!!

Thanks,

Love in Christ,

Lillie

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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 05 2009 at 6:50am
Lillie, there is a song by Gold City called Midnight Cry. It is my favorite song. The main theme is when Jesus comes to take his children home. I'd love for you to hear it.
 
As for this trouble I'm having with staying connected to the internet, I believe we have the devil's hand in this. Do you think he doesn't approve of this forum???? YA THINK???
 
                                             November 5, 2009

VERSE:
   ... those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
    -- Romans 8:14
      
THOUGHT:
   The Holy Spirit is God's seal on us. The Spirit lives in us and
his presence in us means we are God's temple. The Spirit works to
transform us to be more like Christ. The Spirit helps us produce
the virtues of Christ -- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, gentleness, self-control, and faithfulness. The Spirit
intercedes for us when we pray, communicates the groanings of our
hearts when we don't have words, and fills us with power when we
worship. In addition, the Spirit is our assurance that we are God's
children. We are his. His future, his blessings, and his grace are
ours.

PRAYER:
   Dear Father, thank you so much for living inside me through your
Holy Spirit. Thank you for the assurance of your love, your
presence, your power, and your guidance as I try to make the
decisions and face the challenges of my daily life. Dear Father, as
I yield my heart and my will to your Spirit's transforming grace
and power, please help me develop more of your character and more
completely display your grace today, and every day, as I face the
tasks before me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
 


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 06 2009 at 6:12am
Good Morning....hopefully my server problem has been solved. The weather here in West Tennessee has been gorgeous. Thank you Lord, for providing the beauty of the day.
 
                                                      November  6, 2009


VERSE:
   So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be
afraid. What can man do to me?"
    -- Hebrews 13:6
      
THOUGHT:
   How can we be confident in what happens today? What is our
assurance for tomorrow? Where do we muster excitement about
eternity? The Lord is our helper! Fear will not be our master
because our future, our destiny, our eternity rest in the hands of
the eternal Lord.

PRAYER:
   Almighty God, my Father and my helper, I place my trust in you.
As the Alpha and Omega, I trust you for all of my tomorrows and
place my trust and dependence in you for today. In Jesus' name I
praise you. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 06 2009 at 6:15am
One more thing...Please feel free to share you concerns and your prayer requests. I know we have some great prayer warriors on this site.
We have had over 600 hits on this site in the short time we've been here. Let's pray for each other!


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Nov 06 2009 at 6:07pm
Today I volunteered at the oncology clinic where I received my chemo three years ago. It is the "Southeastern Medical Oncology Clinic" SMOC in Wilson, NC.... I mostly do laundry (blankets and examination gowns) and fill syringes with heparin and saline.

Today I went in at 10 am and left at 3:30 pm. I am coming to the realization that God is opening doors for a type of ministry there. Just getting people a warm blanket or something to eat or drink opens up opportunities for sharing with the patients and caregivers who are so afraid and when they learn that I too have had cancer they want to talk. The nurses are "wonderful", "compassionate", "caring", but not a one has had cancer.

Please pray for Jo Ann diagnosed with breast cancer. She had her first treatment Thursday to try and shrink a base ball size tumor. She is afraid and worried about losing her hair. Don't know if it is TN, just know that she, her husband, and a son are scared.

Please pray for Betty who is getting treatment for colon cancer. She was taking a three week rest from her first chemo and the tumor grew larger than it's original size. She is very scared because the new drug they are trying now is causing so much nausea and she is worried that her body is not going to tolerate the drug.

Please pray for Cathy who was getting her second DDAC treatment for breast cancer. She is having emotional and fatigue problems. We all know how that is. She is taking a short term disability leave from her job and is worried that she will have no job to return to.

Also another JoAnn who has lymphoma. She was getting her fourth treatment today and was telling me how scared she is getting because she is trying to continue working, but having fatigue issues also. She is so brave, but scared about her job.

So you see I come away with a whole list of names to pray for. There are many more than I have listed here. Not all of the people are so scared. They are optimistic and need our prayers as they finish treatments and hope for the best in the future....

Let us be prayer warriors for all these people and for each other. There is so much Power in Prayer.

Love in Christ,

Lillie






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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 07 2009 at 8:47am
Dear Lillie,
You are exaxtly what I am praying for on this site. Actual people seeking God and prayers for all those women that are so scared of the unknown.
 
Please, everyone that visits this site pray and post. Follow Lillie's example and post your requests or just let everyone know you have been here and care.
Carol
                                                             November 7, 2009


VERSE:
   For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to
fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry,
"Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that
we are God's children.
    -- Romans 8:15-16

THOUGHT:
   Ab-ba. Listen to a baby and you will hear these basic early
sounds. Incredibly, Jesus showed us, and the Spirit enables us, to
speak to God with these syllables of familiarity, trust,
vulnerability, dependency, and intimacy. The Spirit is our
guarantee that we don't have to be afraid of God, but that we can
approach him as our loving and tender Father who always listens to
our hearts and seeks to bless our lives.

PRAYER:
   Abba Father, you are glorious and majestic. Your deeds are
awesome. Your power, O LORD, is unfathomable. Your grace, Almighty
God, is wonderful. Thank you, Holy and Righteous Father, for
allowing me to approach you as my always near and ever present
Abba. Please make your nearness clear in my life today, and every
day that follows. In Jesus' name. Amen.
 


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 08 2009 at 6:02am
Good Morning.
Thank you Lillie for your post. What you are doing is surely a ministry. I think I will look into my cancer center to see if they have a volunteer program. I really don't think so because I didn't see anyone but the nurses when I was going. But we will see.
 
                                                              November  8, 2009


VERSE:
   If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the
Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
    -- Romans 14:8
      
THOUGHT:
   We are the Lord's. He bought us out of bondage to sin and death.
We have voluntarily placed our lives in his hands. No matter what
we do or where we go, his grace goes with us. He has promised to
never leave us. He has assured us that nothing can separate us from
his love. So let's live with a sense of excited anticipation,
looking to see where the Lord will lead us. Let us face difficulty,
and even death, with the assurance that we will not face tough
times alone.  We are the Lord's.

PRAYER:
   Father, thank you for sending your Son to redeem me. Lord Jesus,
thank you for coming to earth, paying the price for my sin, and
sending the Holy Spirit to be your presence in me. Take my life and
use it to your glory. May my faith not fail in the face of life's
worst challenges. I pray that you be glorified in me.
In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: lrderedita
Date Posted: Nov 08 2009 at 9:23pm
"...with the assurance that we will not face tough
times alone. We are the Lord's."
I love this. He knows what we are all going through and provides peace and comfort to us. I am trying to spend more quiet time, listening for His peace and wisdom, so that I am not burdened with this disease. Instead, I want to wake up everyday in excited anticipation that the day will be good in my Lord's love.
Thanks, Carol, for spiritual support :) Make it a great week everyone!

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Age 46-5/06 lump ACT, Rads; 5/08 Rec bi-mast,Etopiside/ Cisplatin; 11/08 Rec Rads/ Gemzar(rad dose); 7/09 supraclav nodes Avastin/ Abraxane Sept09-current
Joyful in Christ through all circumstances!


Posted By: lrderedita
Date Posted: Nov 08 2009 at 9:24pm
Oops, i always forget to sign my name...Lynne (lrderedita)

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Age 46-5/06 lump ACT, Rads; 5/08 Rec bi-mast,Etopiside/ Cisplatin; 11/08 Rec Rads/ Gemzar(rad dose); 7/09 supraclav nodes Avastin/ Abraxane Sept09-current
Joyful in Christ through all circumstances!


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 09 2009 at 6:42am
Good Morning everyone...another beautiful day in West Tennessee. Is it really November?
Lynne, thank you for posting your thoughts. It it so comforting knowing that we are HIS! Our faith and courage in fighting this terrible disease helps others to see where their true support is well as us. The more we rely on God to help us through, the stronger our faith.
Let's continue to join together in prayer for these requests and others. I love each and every one of you and pray for you daily.
Carol
 
                                                      November  9, 2009


VERSE:
   Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all
your crops.
    -- Proverbs 3:9
      
THOUGHT:
   Honoring God comes first in everything. We don't give him the
last, the least, or the leftovers. He gave us his best, most
precious, and most perfect of gifts -- his Son Jesus. Thanks be to
God for his indescribable gift! How could we give him anything less
than our best, our first, and our most precious?

PRAYER:
   Gracious God and loving Father, thank you for every good and
perfect gift you have lavished upon me. Please accept the offering
of my heart which I freely give to you. Soften it and make it
gracious and generous like you. I commit to give you and your work
in the world, my first and best. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 10 2009 at 6:56am
Good morning...This scripture is one of my favorites...Everyone has burdens of one type or another. It may not be cancer for everyone but whatever it is we don't get through this life unscathed. But we do have hope and through the grace of God we will endure and overcome our burdens....Remember..WE ARE HIS!.......... hope everyone has a great day...
 
Lillie, let us know how your patients are doing.
 
                                                  November 10, 2009


VERSE:
   Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give
you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle
and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my
yoke is easy and my burden is light.
    -- Matthew 11:28-30
      
THOUGHT:
   I guess we could call it the irony of discipleship. To follow
Christ means that we give up everything and follow him. To follow
Christ means that we receive untold blessings in this life and
eternal life with God in the life to come. So is it hard? Yes,
sometimes it is. But life is hard. Is the burden light as Jesus
promised? Yes, because we know our lives are not lived in vain,
that we are living life as God intended it, and when life is over,
it isn't really over! We get to go home and be with our Lord!

PRAYER:
   Give me courage, O God, to face the challenges that I must
confront. Give me charity to deal appropriately with those I meet.
Give me thankfulness for all that you have done to bless me. Give
me clarity to see that living for Jesus is the best of all choices.
In the name of the Lord Jesus I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Nov 11 2009 at 9:26pm
Hello All,

Has anyone heard from Carol?

I missed her devotional today -

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

Oh! What a Promise!!!!

Lillie



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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 12 2009 at 6:26am
I am still having wireless problems. Couldn't get on  yesterday at all.
I'm not sure this will post at all..but here goes
                                                      
                                                  November 12, 2009


VERSE:
   For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be
holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be
adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his
pleasure and will.
    -- Ephesians 1:4-5
      
THOUGHT:
   God wants us as his holy children. That was his plan for us even
before the world began. God paid the huge price, the sacrifice of
his Son Jesus, for our adoption into his family. God's motive in
doing this? His desire and delight in loving us.

PRAYER:
   Loving Father and Holy God, my words cannot adequately express
my thanks for your love and grace. I am honored to be one of your
adopted children and want to bring you joy in the way I live.
Forgive me for the times I have disappointed you by not living up
to what you desire of me. I want my life to be a holy thanksgiving
to you for your grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 13 2009 at 7:38am
Good Morning....this is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.
 
This verse reminds me of all of you who so graciously and unselfishly give of yourselfs to help people who come  here scared, bewildered, and overwelmed. I know God is looking at you with thankgiving.
Carol
                                                          November 13, 2009


VERSE:
   For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be
holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be
adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his
pleasure and will.
    -- Ephesians 1:4-5

THOUGHT:
   God wants us as his holy children. That was his plan for us even
before the world began. God paid the huge price, the sacrifice of
his Son Jesus, for our adoption into his family. God's motive in
doing this? His desire and delight in loving us.

PRAYER:
   Loving Father and Holy God, my words cannot adequately express
my thanks for your love and grace. I am honored to be one of your
adopted children and want to bring you joy in the way I live.
I want my life to be a holy thanksgiving to you for your grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 14 2009 at 7:17am
  Good morning everyone.  This is the day the Lord hath made. we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24                                                         
 
 
                                                           November14, 2009


VERSE:
   Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in
all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with
the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
    -- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
      
THOUGHT:
   We are comforted because we are heartbroken. We are comforted
because we need a blessing. We are comforted because God loves us.
We are comforted to comfort others. While each of the above
statements is true, the last is the most crucial one. There is
something about comfort that cannot be fully realized until it is
shared with someone else. It is that final step in the healing
process of grief, disappointment, hurt, and loss. Until we share
the comfort we have received, until we pass it on to another, our
comfort is weak and shallow and limited. Comfort, pass it on!

PRAYER:
   O LORD, God of heaven and earth, Creator of the universe, thank
you for knowing my heart, caring about my concerns, and comforting
me when I am wounded. Help me to share your grace, mercy, and
comfort with someone else today. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: lrderedita
Date Posted: Nov 14 2009 at 8:55am
I love today's prayer. I'm afraid I get "stuck" in my world of health and I don't make the time to ask about and take care of others, not just cancer patients but other friends, as well.

Help me to share your grace, mercy, and comfort with someone else today. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Lynne


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Age 46-5/06 lump ACT, Rads; 5/08 Rec bi-mast,Etopiside/ Cisplatin; 11/08 Rec Rads/ Gemzar(rad dose); 7/09 supraclav nodes Avastin/ Abraxane Sept09-current
Joyful in Christ through all circumstances!


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 15 2009 at 6:08am
Lynne,
I think this happens to all of us. We have received the shock of our lives when diagnosed. It's difficult to think of anything else. But as time wears on we find ourselves opening up to others and this is always a good thing.
Today's scripture says just that. Through all  that we are experiencing we forget there are others out there who don't even know Jesus.
As Christians we learn to lean on Him through all things, not just cancer. We wonder how others without this relationship with God and His Son can make it. So let's share this morning with showing how easy it is to accept Him in our lives.
Love and Prayers,
Carol
 
                                                         November 15, 2009


VERSE:
   "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They replied, "Believe in
the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-you and your household." Then
they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his
house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed
their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized.
    -- Acts 16:30-32
      
THOUGHT:
   Faith in Jesus is the absolutely crucial response to God's grace
and is such a life-transforming blessing. For the jailer, faith
meant hearing the gospel of Jesus as Lord and responding by
believing that message, being baptized immediately, demonstrating a
life change, and sharing in fellowship with other believers (cf.
Acts 2:42-47). Imagine going from being the jailer over men to
washing their wounds in your own home! Think about being
responsible for the painful incarceration of men, then having these
men baptize you and your family that same night! Imagine locking in
chains men who would later sit at your table sharing a meal! Isn't
God incredible! Isn't his grace indescribable! No wonder we rejoice
when those who are lost truly believe! Life is forever different.

PRAYER:
   Father, thank you for the surprises you have brought to me by
your grace. Please bless me as I try to share your grace by
presenting the Gospel of Jesus this week to those I love. In the
name of the Lord Jesus I pray. Amen.



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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 16 2009 at 7:29am
Good Morning everyone! "this is the day the Lord hath made we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24
Satan has given up on trying to keep from posting here by destroying my wireless. It is working great. So I guess I'd better watch out...he will try something else I'm sure. In the meantime, I am so grateful for having Jesus in my life. How could I face the challenges of everyday living much less this disease. Praise God for giving us your Son!!
Love and Prayers,
Carol
 
                                                  November 16, 2009

VERSE:
   Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all
circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    -- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

THOUGHT:
   Want to know something you can do that will please God? Rejoice
in his grace. Pray for others. Give thanks for your blessings. It's
simply something that he wants us to do.

PRAYER:
   Heavenly Father and Almighty God, I am thrilled at the very
thought of being your child. Abba Father, please hear my prayer of
concern for several people who are on my heart today ... Loving
God, thank you so much for the blessings you pour into my life each
day. In Jesus' holy name I pray. Amen.

 


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 16 2009 at 4:29pm
Why do I feel like I'm the only one here...ever....
Please guys...post...let me know you're here.
 
Thanks Lynne and Lillie for your contributions


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Nov 16 2009 at 9:07pm
Today was one of God's "Masterpiece Days" here in North Carolina

Dear Carol,

You are not alone. I just checked and 866 people have looked at this site in the past few weeks.

A few have stopped by and left a post.... Many have read and received comfort that they needed.... Many have read and are not yet ready to believe or respond....

But, rest assured that there are those of us who are supporting you 100%. You just keep putting those beautiful scriptures, prayers and devotionals on this site (sowing the seeds). Most times we never know when the harvest is reaped from the seeds we sow, but God knows.

In Christian Love,

Lillie

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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 16 2009 at 10:49pm
Lillie,
Thanks I needed that...a slap back into reality.
I just let my insecurities show.
I know all the things you said, just needed to be reminded.
Love You,
Carol


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: unklez
Date Posted: Nov 16 2009 at 11:22pm
Dear Carol,

DW and I are not Christians nor do we practice our own religion but we still appreciate what you are doing in the form of these scripture quotes. At their very core, all religions are saying much the same. A daily reminder of such positive, simple, uplifting thoughts is helpful and supportive.



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Wife Dx: Jul/09. Age: 37. Size: 3cm. BRCA: -ve. Lumpectomy: Aug/09. Micromet 1/9 node. Chemo Start: Sep/09. E5103. DD ACB-> DD Abraxane (Taxol reaction). Zometa (S0307). Canadian Fraction Rads.


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 16 2009 at 11:26pm
Thank you Unklez and Onty
 
I appreciate the support.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: unklez
Date Posted: Nov 16 2009 at 11:40pm
No, thank YOU dear Carol......



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Wife Dx: Jul/09. Age: 37. Size: 3cm. BRCA: -ve. Lumpectomy: Aug/09. Micromet 1/9 node. Chemo Start: Sep/09. E5103. DD ACB-> DD Abraxane (Taxol reaction). Zometa (S0307). Canadian Fraction Rads.


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 17 2009 at 9:03am
Good rainy morning here in West Tennessee. "this is the day the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 Everyday that the Lord gives us is a good one. One more day to enjoy our family and friends and to worship the Savior!
 
                                                        November 17, 2009


VERSE:
   The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will
take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will
rejoice over you with singing.
    -- Zephaniah 3:17
      
THOUGHT:
   God is with us! That's the great message of the story of Jesus
(Matt. 1:23). That's the message of hope Zephaniah gives the
defeated people of God. God is among us. He is mighty to save. He
loves us. He delights in us. He stills the storms of our hearts
with his loving touch. He sings us lullabies of joy. God longs to
be close to us and invites us to draw near. What will your response
be?

PRAYER:
   Father, strengthen my resolve as I seek to draw near to you. I don't want any imitation relationship with you. I don't want some artificial symbol of you. I want to know
you. I want to experience your presence and to be used as your tool
of grace in the lives of others. I need your presence to settle the
disquietude of my soul. Thank you for being near. In Jesus' name I
pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Juliadsmith
Date Posted: Nov 17 2009 at 9:49am
I can do all things through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.
 
Julia


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Dx 11/2006, IDC/DCIS stage 1, triple neg, 5cm, 6 rounds ACT, 48 rads, 8 boosts, partial mast. Lymphovasular/veinous invasion present. No lymph node involvement.


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 17 2009 at 10:13am
One of the many scriptures I claim as mine...Wink Phil 4:13

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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 18 2009 at 4:21am
Good morning. And I mean morning...it's just 3:20am here. Wish I could sleep better. Go to see rad MD this morning. Just a follow up. Hope everyone has a blessed day!
 
                                                      November 18, 2009


VERSE:
   But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
    -- 2 Peter 3:18
      
THOUGHT:
   Where do you need to grow in your walk with the Lord? How about
keeping the tandem targets of grace and knowledge together as your
goal. So often we pursue one or the other. But something seems to
come unhinged in our soul when either of those becomes more
important than the other. Let's keep grace and knowledge together
because we see them together in our Savior.

PRAYER:
   Holy God, I want to grow to be more like Jesus. I know I cannot
do that without your Spirit's power and my heart's desire. In
addition, dear Father, I want to grow in being a gracious person. I
want to know and experience Jesus' presence in my life. Please
bless me in this holy quest. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Nov 18 2009 at 1:38pm
Hello Carol,

Sorry you couldn't sleep last night. Those check-up jitters are the pits... "fear of the unknown"

I pray all goes well with you check-up today and you can sleep like a baby tonight.

Thank you for the reminder that knowledge by itself is nothing. But, seeking the will of God for our lives prompted by the acceptance of the "gift of grace" is the only way.

Love in Christ,

Lillie

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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 19 2009 at 7:04am
Good morning. Hope everyone is doing well this morning. It's always a blessing to hear good news and that's what Caryn got yesterday. God Blessed.
I had my appt for follow up with rad doc and all is well with me too. Again God Blessed.
I posted an update on my grandson's friend on the Prayer Request thread. Please take a look. Again, God Blessed.
 
                                            November 19, 2009


VERSE:
   Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in
all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with
the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
    -- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
      
THOUGHT:
   We are comforted because we are heartbroken. We are comforted
because we need a blessing. We are comforted because God loves us.
We are comforted to comfort others. While each of the above
statements is true, the last is the most crucial one. There is
something about comfort that cannot be fully realized until it is
shared with someone else. It is that final step in the healing
process of grief, disappointment, hurt, and loss. Until we share
the comfort we have received, until we pass it on to another, our
comfort is weak and shallow and limited. Comfort, pass it on!

PRAYER:
   O LORD, God of heaven and earth, Creator of the universe, thank
you for knowing my heart, caring about my concerns, and comforting
me when I am wounded. Help me to share your grace, mercy, and
comfort with someone else today. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 20 2009 at 5:38am
Good morning!! Fall is in the air. (it's about time)...I love the changing of the seasons. Thanks to those of you who prayed for my daughter's friends husband who passed away yesterday morning. He was only 37 years old.
This scripture deals with what plagues all of us. Anxiety. Who of us is not at one time or another anxious about a test result or symptom or whatever. Knowing our God is always there to strengthen us and give us courage is a wonderful thing.
Carol
 
                                                        November 20, 2009


VERSE:
   When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy
to my soul.
    -- Psalm 94:19
      
THOUGHT:
   God is our comforter, sustainer, and Lord. Only his gracious
presence and tender blessings can bring consolation and comfort to
our restless and discouraged souls. So let's turn to him, honestly
confessing both our sins and our sorrows. Let's ask him to take our
anxiety away and restore to us the passion, the joy, and the
confidence of our salvation.

PRAYER:
   Almighty Shepherd, in the noise and confusion of many thoughts
burdened by many concerns, minister to me through your Holy Spirit.
I need your comfort and peace. I ask for your presence and your
grace. In Jesus' name I ask. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 21 2009 at 6:39am
Good Morning. Happy Saturday! One good thing about Saturday is that usually there aren't any test or doc appts on Saturday...Clap
 
                                                          November 21, 2009

   Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask
or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to
him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all
generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
 -- Ephesians 3:20-21
      
 THOUGHT:
   What grand "Kingdom dreams" do you have for God's glory? What
incredible ideas can you imagine requesting that God would bring to
fruition? What are your expectations of heaven with God? Now that
you have stretched mind, challenged your imagination, and loaded up
your expectations, are you ready for some down to earth truth
straight from the Marvel of heaven? God is able to do far more than
any of that. His power is at work in us to do his glorious will and
accomplish his eternal purposes. So let's not set our sights too
low and expect too little. Live for his glory and expect to see it
at work in your life.

PRAYER:
   O LORD, God of heavens and earth, my Abba Father and loving
Shepherd, please stir my thoughts by your Spirit to dream bigger
dreams and have higher hopes than my earthbound and selfish brain
can imagine. Give me a sense of wonder and expectation as I live
for your glory. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 22 2009 at 9:41am

Good Lord's Day morning! Hope all of you are well enough to go to the church of your choice.

 November 22, 2009


VERSE:
   Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify
ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit,
perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
    -- 2 Corinthians 7:1
      
THOUGHT:
   God has blessed us with so many wonderful promises. He has
secured them through the sending of his Son "to conquer death and
bring life and immortality to light." He will "transform our lowly
bodies to be like his glorious body." He will take us home to be
with him eternally, but until that day, he will live inside us and
reveal himself to us. He will make us more than conquerors and will
not allow anything to separate us from his love. So what should our
response be? Yes, surely we should offer him praise. But, we must
not limit our praise to words. God wants our lives to be pure,
staying away from what is evil, vile, putrid, and corrupt. He wants
us to do this, not so we can claim some moral superiority, but so
that we can show him our adoration and reverence. In our desire to
offer God praise, let's not forget that one of the greatest ways to
praise him is to seek him in purity and holiness!

PRAYER:
   Forgive me, Heavenly Father, for my sins. Purify my heart and
cast out any foothold the devil may have in me because of my sin.
Empower me to holiness and accept my life as an offering of praise
and thanks to you. In the name of Jesus, I offer you my heart, my
life, and my all. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 23 2009 at 5:54am

Good Morning. I love this verse! Where is my power, where is my strength, where is my courage, where is my hope. MY LORD!!

                                                              November 23, 2009


VERSE:
   Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful,
but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all
you who hope in the LORD.
    -- Psalm 31:23-24
      
THOUGHT:
   Love the LORD! Be strong because of your hope in the LORD. In
other words, recognize where your strength is. Acknowledge your
source of grace. Give praise to God for his abundant mercy and
power lavished on us through his Holy Spirit. The LORD God does
preserve his people. He does honor faithfulness even if it is
mocked in this world. The LORD will bless his people and deal
justly with those who mock and abuse them.

PRAYER:
   Give me strength, O LORD, for I find myself in trying times with
enemies at my door and opponents on every side. Please give me
wisdom to see your grace that leads me. Please give me courage to
stand up for what is right, pure, and holy. Please give me vision
to see the things you want to use me to do for your glory. Please
keep my hope passionately alive as I wait for your work in me to be
accomplished. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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St 2 Gr 3, A/C/T, DD
Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 24 2009 at 6:18am
Good Morning. Have you ever stumbled?? I have, again and again. What's so great about God's grace is that it's always there. What if God didn't give us unconditional love? What if when we stumbled that was it?? Thank You God for your unconditional love and grace!!
 
                                                          November 24, 2009


VERSE:
   If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with
his hand.
    -- Psalm 37:23-24
      
THOUGHT:
   I don't know about you, but I've stumbled my way through much of
life. I've tripped at some of the most embarrassing moments. I've
stumbled over my own feet, shoelaces, curbs, and just pure air --
both spiritually and physically. However, I am confident that in my
spiritual life, even though I have stumbled from time to time, God
has not let me completely fall. When I think I'm going to plunge
into the depths of the abyss, the Father's love, care, concern,
Scriptures, Holy Spirit, servants, and helpers have kept me from
destruction. God's hand does uphold me. He is there in times of
trial. He has been mighty to save.

PRAYER:
   O Father, thank you for your steadying influence in my life.
Thank you for lifting me when I have been down, protecting me when
I have been vulnerable, and comforting me when I have been broken.
I praise you for your grace, your glory, and your nearness. Through
Jesus, I offer you my praise and eternal appreciation. Amen.


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NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 25 2009 at 7:25am
Good Morning....WOW...over 1000 hits!! Thank you Lord, for blessing us. If just one person benefits from this place it will be a huge blessing.
 November 25, 2009


VERSE:
   The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The
LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?
    -- Psalm 27:1
      
THOUGHT:
   I love the coast of Maine. The craggy shorelines, the crashing
surf, and the lighthouses perched at strategic and well-fortified
points along the coastline. I cannot help but think of our heavenly
Father when I watch the gloom gather as an impending storm noisily
makes its way on shore. There in the storm -- with lightning
ripping through the sky, winds howling, and the surf crashing --
stands the light that guides the way, strong against the elements
and a beacon of direction and hope. Yes, the LORD, Yahweh the God
of Israel, the Almighty Creator of all things, is my light and my
salvation. My life, the eternal part of me, is entrusted to him. I
choose not to fear. I place my trust in him.

PRAYER:
   Father in heaven, I praise you for your faithfulness through the
ages. I thank you for your steadfast love that has blessed each
generation, giving hope in times of darkness, salvation in times of
wantonness, and strength in times of weakness. Now I ask that you
be with several people I love, who need your palpable presence as
they fight their battles. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Nov 25 2009 at 4:11pm
Carol, your spiritual post today brought to mind a song I love. "The Lighthouse"... It is based on John 8:12 "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'"

Written in 1971 by Ronnie Hinson....

vs 1
There's a Lighthouse on the hillside
That over looks life's sea
And when I'm tossed it sends out a light
That I might see
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead us o'er
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse
My ship would be no more

Chorus:
And I thank God for the Lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
For Jesus is the Lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin
He has shown a light around me
That I could clearly see
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse
Where would this ship be?

vs 2
Everybody that lives about us
Says tear that Lighthouse down
The big ships don't sail this way anymore
There's no use of it standing around
Then my mind goes back to that stormy night
When just in time I saw the light
Yes, the light from that old Lighthouse
That stands up there on the hill

Love in Christ,

Lillie


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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2015-9 yrs NED


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 26 2009 at 6:32am
Good Morning
 
This is surely a different Thanksgiving for me as was last year. Last year I was in the middle of Chemo and recuperating from brain surgery. I didn't think I had much to be thankful for. That all turned around when my Lord and I fought my way out of depression and realized that only He was in control.
This Thanksgiving is a different story.  All my thanks are centered on God. When I look back over all the years and all the struggles I realize that He was with me through it all. So much could have happened that didn't. Now I know where all the rescues came from.  Thank you Lord.
 
Thank you Lord for my family
Thank you Lord for my friends.
Thank you Lord for church family
Thank you Lord for all my TNBC sisters and brothers
Thank you Lord for loving me even when I was lovable.
Thank you Lord for forgiving me, even when I thought I'd done the unforgivable. 
Thank you Lord for your Son, who died for me, so that I have the promise of seeing Him face to face when that day comes.
Thank you Lord.
 
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in you hearts to God.
(Col.3:15-16).
 
Love and prayers to all and a very very Happy Thanksgiving.
 
Carol
 
P.S.  I would love to hear all of your special thanks. Please add them here!
 
 
 


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NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 27 2009 at 6:27am
Good Morning everyone! Well, Thanksgiving Day is over but certainly not thanksgiving! Let us continue to be thankful in all things.
 
 
                                                            November 27, 2009


VERSE:
   Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the
gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear
about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one
spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without
being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign
to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be
saved--and that by God.
    -- Philippians 1:27-28


THOUGHT:
   Let's live as if we've been redeemed! Let's show our love and
character in our daily lives. Let's especially work together, with
one voice and spirit, making a vigorous effort to share the Gospel
with those who have never heard of the grace of God in the ministry
of Jesus. In the face of opposition, let's not be deterred or
divided. Instead, let's work hand-in-hand for the cause of the
Gospel.

PRAYER:
   O LORD, give us greater unity of purpose, greater love for each
other, and greater courage in the face of opposition so that we can
show the world that we are your children and Jesus' disciples. In
the name of our Lord and Christ we pray. Amen.
 
 
 


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Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 28 2009 at 6:51am
 
Good Morning everyone!
 
This scripture reminded me of all the brave women on this site. When I stop long enough to think about what all we as a group have been through, it's mind boggling. If we could gather up all our bravery and bottle it, we could pass it around to all those who haven't discovered theirs yet or misplaced it. (like me from time to time)
Have a wonderful day and don't forget who supplies all that bravery. Thank you Lord!
 
                                                               November 28, 2009


VERSE:
   Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and
he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them
all."
    -- Proverbs 31:28-29
      
THOUGHT:
   When's the last time you praised a godly woman for her life of
faith and grace? Why not take time to write a note or two of
appreciation and thanks to several of these women today. Where
would we be today without the faithfulness of godly women? I can't
imagine, and don't want to! Let's tell them today how precious they
are to us and our faith.

PRAYER:
   Father, I thank you for the following godly women who have
shaped my life and helped me have faith ... God, I thank you for
the great women of faith in Scripture who did so much for your
people. Help us, your Church, your children of faith, to find every
way possible to show these great ladies how much they mean to us.
In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 29 2009 at 5:35pm

Good evening everyone...sorry I am so late..but having computer problems...maybe it's solved now...from my lips to God's ears.

 
                                                          November 29, 2009


VERSE:
   For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to
believe on him, but also to suffer for him ..
    -- Philippians 1:29
      
THOUGHT:
   Suffer! How is suffering a privilege? It's not unless it is for
Jesus. Remember how the early apostles were joyful because they
were counted worthy to suffer for the name? (cf. Acts 5:41.) You
see, he suffered for us so we could be saved. When we face
suffering for the cause of Christ and his Kingdom, we help inspire
others to live faithfully in adversity and show to all the
genuineness of our faith. So few have anything worthy of their
living, dying, or suffering. We have reason for all three: our
lives will be caught up in Jesus' victory! (cf. Rom 8:32-39; 1 Cor.
15.)

PRAYER:
   Make me courageous, O God! Help me to be faithful in times of
trouble and strong in times of persecution, hardship, and
suffering. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Nov 30 2009 at 7:49am
Good Morning. Well, here I am once again. I wish the devil would quit messing with my computer. I may have to take it in and if I do I will be absent from here for a few days. I will let you all know. God bless you all. I know today is the day the Lord hath made we will rejoice and be glad in it.Clap
 
                                                      November 30, 2009


VERSE:
   The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are
attentive to their cry...
    -- Psalm 34:15
      
THOUGHT:
   We are righteous because of God's grace. We are remembered
because of God's faithfulness. We are heard because of God's
faithfulness. We are blessed because God is God.

PRAYER:
   Thank you, Father, for seeing my needs, hearing my cries,
answering my prayers, and coming down to save, comfort, and bless.
In Jesus' name. Amen.


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Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Dec 01 2009 at 7:35am
Good Morning everyone. I am still having server problems. I guess if this continues I'll have to switch to Hughesnet. It's more expensive but maybe I'll have access to the internet when I need it. If anyone uses Hughesnet would you email me and let me know if it's all it's claimed to be. mailto:happycamper@beasleywireless.net - happycamper@beasleywireless.net  
 
Can you believe it's December already! This is a most glorious month. We will soon celebrate the birthday of our Savior. Joseph was an extraordinary man. Not much is written about him in the bible but use your imagination. What faith he had. If only we had just a portion. Have a great day!
 
                                                        December  1, 2009


VERSE:
   But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared
to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid
to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is
from the Holy Spirit."
    -- Matthew 1:20
      
THOUGHT:
   Reassurance beyond understanding! That's the beginning of the
Christ story for Joseph. What he cannot understand and what he had
no part in creating will now be the groundbreaking journey of his
own faithful and generous heart. He will be the human daddy to the
Savior of the world. He will live the rest of his life knowing that
a miracle happened with Mary without his input or involvement. His
faith, and God's use of him in this story, should awaken each of us
to the incredible possibilities that God may have in store for us.
Why not use this December to re-awaken your heart to the Holy One,
born Jesus of Nazareth.

PRAYER:
   Father, I have long admired Joseph for his trust in you -- a
trust that helped him deal with what he could not understand. Now I
come, with wild-eyed Joseph excitement and bewilderment to be
reminded again of the miracle of your Son and my Savior. Please
make him real to me as I seek to know him better. In Jesus' name.
Amen.
 
 


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NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: minniemouse
Date Posted: Dec 01 2009 at 9:59am
I am finally back after a month of computer problems -- it was an ugly virus that required a total cleansing of my computer. Think of it as a strong chemo treatment!
 
I am so happy to find this post. I'd like to share my experience with this, which may be different than others, but perhaps many people can relate to.
 
My prayers are often conversations with God, as I might speak with anyone I love and trust. I was so scared during early treatment, and I told God about this and asked for his help to find the strength to get through it. 
 
I find solace in prayers, too. The Serenity Prayer often helps me: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." The Lord's Prayer is another source of strength.
 
I prayed the prayers of my childhood, some of which I have not spoken in ages. During chemo, these prayers were very calming and reassuring to me even though I may no longer accept their literal meaning. At night, and before naps, I practiced breathing slowly and deeply as I recited each prayer. I felt like a child being gently rocked to sleep. 
 
And like many of you, I made long lists of gratitude. It wasn't hard. I have a truly blessed life.
 
God bless you all,
minniemouse


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2 rnds Taxotere/Cytoxan; 2 rnds A/C (after lung react to tax); 33 rads.


Posted By: lrderedita
Date Posted: Dec 01 2009 at 10:41am
Thank you for your perserverance, Carol. What a blessing you are :) Lynne

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Age 46-5/06 lump ACT, Rads; 5/08 Rec bi-mast,Etopiside/ Cisplatin; 11/08 Rec Rads/ Gemzar(rad dose); 7/09 supraclav nodes Avastin/ Abraxane Sept09-current
Joyful in Christ through all circumstances!


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Dec 01 2009 at 10:51am
Welcome back Minnie! Thank you for posting your experience with the Lord through your treatment and beyond.
I wish I could say that I was as faithful as you are. During my chemo I shut myself up and off.
I had no communication with the Lord. I didn't pray, or read my bible. I just sat in my recliner for 4 months.
Then one day the Holy Spirit touched my heart and poem Foot Prints came to mind. It was like a 1,000,000 watt light bulb went off. I had asked God why he deserted me through all this. Then the poem came to mind. He was carrying me!!! He was there even if I wasn't. Praise God!!
 
Lynne,
Thank you so much and you can't know what a blessing all of you are that support this site!
 
Love and Prayers,
Carol


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NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Dec 01 2009 at 11:10am
For those who are not familiar with "Footprints"
 
 
                                                               "Footprints"
A man had a dream one night. In his dream, he was walking along a beach with the Lord. As they walked, dreams from the man's life flashed across the sky. When he looked down he saw two sets of footprints etched in the sand; one set belonged to him, the other to the Lord. As they continued to walk he noticed that, at the saddest and most trying times of his life, there was only one set of footprints in the sand. He asked the Lord. "When I needed you the most, why did you leave me?"
"My precious child," replied the Lord, "I would never leave you. During those times of trial and suffering, when you saw one set of footprints....That was when I carried you."
 
I love this story and I have a large tapestry hanging on my wall. It reminds me constantly that I am not alone.
 
Love and Prayers,
Carol
 
 
 


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NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Dec 03 2009 at 2:09pm
Good Afternoon...we are back....Thank you God and Hayley and Arlene....
This being the month we celebrate the birth of our Savior. How grateful we are to God for providing us with our redeemer.
 
                                                                   December  2, 2009


VERSE:
   "She [Mary] will give birth to a son, and you are to give him
the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
    -- Matthew 1:21
      
THOUGHT:
   Jesus. Yeshua. Joshua of the spiritual world. Mary's boy, God's
Son, comes to help us tear down the strongholds Satan has built in
our lives. He comes to bring peace to our troubled spirits and joy
to our nights of despair. He comes to not only minister to us and
bless us; he comes to do what no one else could do: he comes to
deliver us from our sins, those spiritual blemishes, rebellions,
mistakes, and transgressions. Praise God! A deliverer who actually
conquered what we could not to make us what we could not otherwise
be -- pure, perfect, and holy children of God, like him (cf. Col.
1:21-23).

PRAYER:
   Thank you, Father, for your forgiveness, cleansing, and
transformation given to me by Jesus and the Holy Spirit. In
Christ's name I pray. Amen.


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NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Dec 03 2009 at 2:13pm
And here is todays scripture.....
It's my prayer everyday to get to know our Lord better. To feel His presence more, His touch, and His Holy Spirit speaking to my heart. Thank you Jesus...
 
                                                                    December  3, 2009


VERSE:
   All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through
the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to
a son, and they will call him Immanuel" --which means, "God with
us."
    -- Matthew 1:22-23
      
THOUGHT:
   God had repeatedly promised it. Men, women, and angels had long
anticipated it. Now, in Jesus, it happens. God is with us. Jesus is
Immanuel. We live on a visited planet, touched by the very presence
of God among us. And it was just as the prophets of old had said.

PRAYER:
   LORD God, my heavenly Father, thank you for keeping your
promises, especially when it was so incredibly costly for you to do
so. I want to know you better, O God, not just as someone I study,
but as someone I encounter in my daily life. Please make your
presence known as I seek you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

 


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NED 03/15/13


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Dec 04 2009 at 7:32am
Good morning everyone. I think winter has finally arrived in West TN. Brrrrrrr
There is a new tribute posted by a loving, caring woman for her sister Patty. Let's pray today for Patty's family and friends.
I don't know about you all but I fall short in witnessing. Today's scripture addresses the fact that we miss opportunities to share.
 
                                                               December  4, 2009


VERSE:
   I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God
for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then
for the Gentile.
    -- Romans 1:16
      
THOUGHT:
   Are you ashamed? Culture tries to make us ashamed about our
faith, portraying people of faith as stupid, insensitive,
judgmental, and hypocritical. Are you ashamed? Are you willing to
share your faith humbly and gently with those who do not know Jesus
as their Lord? Are you ashamed? Your hero left heaven to come to
earth and risk everything so that you could come home to heaven
with him. This Gospel is powerful. This Gospel is transformational.
This Gospel, and the salvation it brings, is for all people. So
let's not be ashamed; let's be joyous and generous with this
incredible gift that we have received.

PRAYER:
   Father in heaven, please give me wisdom, sensitivity, and
courage to share your wonderful story of grace with those around me
who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name.
Amen.
 
 

 


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NED 03/15/13


Posted By: lrderedita
Date Posted: Dec 04 2009 at 10:15am
Good Morning Carol,
Praying for good results today...let us know. Lynne

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Age 46-5/06 lump ACT, Rads; 5/08 Rec bi-mast,Etopiside/ Cisplatin; 11/08 Rec Rads/ Gemzar(rad dose); 7/09 supraclav nodes Avastin/ Abraxane Sept09-current
Joyful in Christ through all circumstances!


Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Dec 04 2009 at 10:24am
Lynne,
Thank you so much for remembering!
I will post as soon as I get home.
Love,
Carol


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Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Dec 05 2009 at 7:47am
Good Morning....Brrrrr....what a beautiful morning! Hope you all have a wonderful, blessed day!
 
                                                               December 5, 2009

VERSE:
   Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
    -- Psalm 119:105
      
THOUGHT:
   So often, those of us who have received the blessings of faith
and the guidelines of the Word of God don't fully appreciate them.
Can you imagine what it is like to try to define ones worth,
clarify ones values, and establish ones sense of purpose without a
standard of truth? Imagine what it would be like to be lost without
a map and without a compass? Remember what it was like to wake up
in an unfamiliar place as a child in the pitch black darkness
totally disoriented? We don't have to worry about that now, do we?
God's Word -- both Scripture and his Son -- light our dark paths
and show us the way home!

PRAYER:
   O LORD, my Abba Father, thank you for not leaving me in
darkness. Your Word lights my path and your Son, the Light of the
World, lights my life. Thank you for not leaving me alone to find
my way. In Jesus' name. Amen.
 
 

 


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Posted By: Carol (Tenn)
Date Posted: Dec 06 2009 at 7:07am
 Good morning. Welcome to another Lord's day.
This scripture reminds me of all the women on this site. I know there are strong wonderful women in the world but we as a group are bonded here with the same goal, a long healthy life. To this end we pray.                                                    
 
 
 
                                                                     December 6, 2009


VERSE:
   Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and
he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them
all."
    -- Proverbs 31:28-29
      
THOUGHT:
   When's the last time you praised a godly woman for her life of
faith and grace? Why not take time to write a note or two of
appreciation and thanks to several of these women today. Where
would we be today without the faithfulness of godly women? I can't
imagine, and don't want to! Let's tell them today how precious they
are to us and our faith.

PRAYER:
   Father, I thank you for the following godly women who have
shaped my life and helped me have faith ... God, I thank you for
the great women of faith in Scripture who did so much for your
people. Help us, your Church, your children of faith, to find every
way possible to show these great ladies how much they mean to us.
In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
 
 


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Radiation x35
Rec chest wall 07/09
Radiation x28
NED 10/24/11
NED 10/5/12
NED 03/15/13


Posted By: susie72404
Date Posted: Dec 06 2009 at 9:07am
Good Morning everyone! "this is the day the Lord hath made I will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Thank you Carol for your posts. I just discovered this yesterday even though it has been on since October. I particularly needed the post about "footprints". I have been a Christian since I was a child, had lots of hard things happen to me before breast cancer and always kept close to the Lord, but this time I did as you and I didn't pray much or read scripture much. I would talk about God but I didn't feel it.The "footprints" reminder made me remember that I don't have to "feel" it to know God is there, that he is in control and nothing happens that is not "God-filtered". There is the peace. I have not been scared, God's grace, I just have not been faithful in glorifying him. So thank you sweet Carol for your faithfulness. It has touched me.

My life verse: Phil 4:13 I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me.

This is the day the Lord has made.. I rejoice.. I am glad.. Praise the Lord!!!!

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Susie Age 56 at DX
dx10/08,stage1,grade3
lumpectomy,.75cm. tumor,SNneg.,
12/08 began 4xAC,03/09-05/09 35rads
BRCA2+ June 2009
oophorectomy10/6/09,bilateral prophylatic mastectomy June 2010



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