Saturday, March 27, 2010

Three Things She Learned

One of the cards sent to me during the "divine mix-up" of birthday gifts from my sister went along to the hospital with me during my cancer surgery this past week. I would like to share it with all of you today.

In hard times
she had learned
three things~
She was stronger ~
than she ever imagined.
Philippians 4:13 (paraphrased) "I can do all things through Christ who continually pours His strength into me."
Jesus was closer
Than she ever realized
Joshua 1:9 " Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. The Lord God is with you wherever you go."
She was loved
More than she ever knew.
I Corinthians 13~ The "Love Chapter"...."If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal."
My surgery went very very well. The cancer was Grade 1 "moderate" as it went into 20% of the tissue surrounding it. I will not need radiation and as soon as the results of the lymph nodes come back we will know for sure what lies ahead. I had NO major reactions to anything. This in and of itself is a miracle! We are praising God for being in the details of every single part of this process. Humbled and amazed we are giving thanks to God, and to each of you for your prayers and support. Many thanks.
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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

God is good! I'm so glad that things went well for you, Renee! I was thinking about you and praying for you all week. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a beautiful Easter week celebration.


sarah said...

what a powerful message you posted here. Thank you so much for this and I'm so glad the surgery went well....I am continuing to pray...Stay strong. Sarah

Cherdecor said...

I am praising the Lord with you Renee. We are so thankful that you got through the surgery well without complications. God is so good!

Joan said...

Renee - I'm so thankful the surgery went well. Great to see you posting again.


RCUBEs said...

It's always great to know that God is leaving us "faith markers" through answered prayers...Be strong in the Lord's mighty power. I'm glad you're feeling great! God bless.

Annesphamily said...

Praise God! I am glad all went well.

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

Oh Renee,

Praise God for the good news!!! I'm so glad everything went well and it seems your cancer was caught very early. I'm rejoicing with you tonight.

I just love the scriptures that you claimed in the hospital. Keep leaning on the Word and your Heavenly Father.

Much Love,

Mevely317 said...

I'm rejoicing over here on your behalf! Yours is a beautiful and uplifting message ... thank you!

Whidbey Woman said...

Praise the Lord! Continuing to pray for your full and complete recovery!

Diva Kreszl said...

glad to hear things went well, continuing to hold you in my prayers sweet Renee

Joyful said...

Oh Renee, I am rejoicing with you over so many answers to prayer. Please let me know the update on the further results. Praying for a good report there too.

Thank you for your kind words to me again today. How you have encouraged and blessed my heart.

I so appreciated the words on the card you shared. Precious truths to be embraced and lived.

Praying for you,

Shannon said...

Oh so thrilled!!!! Praise God for His mighty hand on you! Thank you for sharing, it is such an encouragement! Your are such a blessing to me!

Jan Lyn said...

Rejoicing with you in your answers to prayer. (I have chemical sensitivity too)Our burdens get heavier at times and the grace increases. I'm so glad this part is over. I will still be praying for your healing and recovering. Beautiful sharing!

Peace and Love,
Jan Lyn x

Lisa said...

So glad to hear that all went well and that all is well. I know you are so relieved. Praising God with you for His faithfulness.

Georgia said...

I truly pray you are doing well, Renee. I'm glad to hear your surgery went well. Thank you so much for sharing such a powerful post. May God richly bless you today and every day!

Happy Palm Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Let's celebrate!! All the glory to God. I just love hearing the results of prayers answered, the way we want them to be answered.
God Bless you Renee,

Charlotte said...

Praise God for this report. I love the greeting card part. I'm praying all will go well from here on and no more treatment will be necessary.
Blessings & prayers,

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Yay! Praising God for the great report!!! Rejoicing with you and praying for your quick healing.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter Renee and Joel.
I'm so glad you did not have
any reactions to anything in
the hospital and for surgery.
That is such a blessing. I hope
day by day you are feeling better.