Saturday, October 30, 2010


What a mighty, awesome, wonderful God we serve!!! Suzette literally sailed through the first round of the chemo yesterday. Dave was there with her from 7:30 until almost 10. I got there at 8:15 but just waited in the waiting room until Dave was ready to leave as they only allow one person in the treatment room at a time with the patient. I'm so glad Dave was able to spend that much time with her.

She just called me this morning and had the best nights sleep she's had in a month. Our God truly not only hears our prayers, but answers our prayers.

She just realized that her driver's license expires in December so she is going today to renew it while she still has her hair!!! Good thinking. The Dr. did tell her the hair will fall out on the 16th day, which will be November 14th.

She & I were going to go to a special class on Tuesday November 2nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. about personal appearance, make-up, how to use scarves, etc. We were already booked for it but I realized this morning that I will be working the election that day so I won't be able to attend with her as I have to be at my assigned polling place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hopefully her sister, Jacque, can get her work schedule changed where she can go with her. It's so wonderful that the Cancer Society puts on things like this.

We are just praising our Lord today and thanking each and every one of you who are standing with us and praying for Suzette's COMPLETE HEALING.

"I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad and my body will rest secure." Psalm 16:8-9 Yes, Suzette's body will rest secure. Thank you Jesus.

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Friday, October 29, 2010


I am copying my post from my prayer blog earlier this morning, about our daughter, Suzette, because I know that many of you who read Penless Writer are also praying for her and for us. That is such an encouragement and blessing to Mickey & I personally and our entire family. We VALUE you and your prayers. We know that God hears each and every prayer and petition that is offered up to Him.

Suzette starts her chemo treatments this morning at 7:30. She is scheduled for one a month for the next 6 months. After two months and two treatments they will run a CT scan to check the results.

The prayer we ask for today and as we move forward is: 1) That the treatment itself goes well - 2) for each and every medical personnel who will be involved during this 6 month period - 3) that she have NO adverse side effects - 4) strength for ALL of us as we begin this phase of this journey - 5) that the tumor begin to IMMEDIATELY decrease - 6) that we be good witnesses for HIM, our Lord and Savior, in every word, deed and thought - 7) that HIS plans and purposes for ALL of us be accomplished through this trial of our faith - 8) total victory over this lung cancer -9) glory and honor brought to our Lord and Savior every step of our journey and many lives touched & 10 - TOTAL VICTORY AND THE CANCER GONE.

Thank you again, for coming along beside us to pray and uphold us. You will never know how very much that means to us.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


We have been WAITING since last Wednesday, when we got word (on the day Suzette was to begin chemo) that Bethesda was considering her, and actually reserved one of two spots left on a research study for her.

These past 6 days have been VERY difficult days for all of us. They had one more test to do for a certain cell. At first they told us we'd know by Friday and then on Friday they said it would be this Thursday.

We have today and until 10:30 tomorrow morning when she has her Dr. appointment to wait. I am not good at waiting!!!!!!

Suzette has been having a very difficult time both physically, mentally and spiritually. Please continue to pray for all of us that we not lose faith or hope and that we keep our eyes fixed firm on our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

ADDENDUM: I posted the above early this morning. At 9:30 Suzette received a call from Bethesda......she is NOT a match on that cell for their study. It is now 10:20 a.m.

In the natural this is a huge disappointment because by man's thinking this appeared to be a good way to go.......BUT we must not, and can not get our eyes totally on the natural, but know that it is God who holds each of us in the palm of HIS hand and has HIS plan.We continue to believe and stand for TOTAL HEALING AND RESTORATION OF OUR WONDERFUL DAUGHTER, SUZETTE.

Please continue to stand and believe with us and uphold us in prayer to our Father God, and Savior, Jesus the Christ and being led and directed by The Holy Ghost, who is our Comforter.

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Monday, October 25, 2010


I received these words this morning and they brought me great comfort. I trust they will comfort you in any trail and testing you may be going through.

We complain about the cross we bear but don't realize it is preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we can't.

Whatever your cross, whatever your pain, there will always be sunshine, after the rain.........

Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall; but God's always ready, to answer the call..........

He knows every heartache, sees every tear, a word from His lips, can calm every fear.........

Your sorrow may linger, throughout the night, But suddenly vanish, dawn's early light........

The Savior is waiting, somewhere above, to give you His grace, and send you His love.........

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

We are in a "holding pattern" as we await the final word from National Institute of Health about the second cell testing that they are doing. We should know by Thursday. Please continue to hold all of us (Suzette, her husband, Dave, Mickey & I and her brothers and sister) in your prayers. This is a very difficult path we are walking........but we know who holds our hand and who goes before us.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Please visit the other post which are part of Spiritual Sundays.

As our family struggles with the recent diagnosis of our oldest daughter, Suzette, suffering from lung cancer I was moved to read the following post on my dear blog friend, Bob of An Eye For Redemption post.

This is taken from How to Suffer As a Christian - Must Our Illness Be Our Thorn? from the folks at Rest Ministries.


“Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin.” (1 Peter 4:1)

In his book “Surprised By Suffering“, R.C. Sproul says:

“. . . suffering is a vocation, a calling from God.”

I’m not sure how I feel about that. Being called upon to suffer is not something to get excited about, not if we look at suffering within the limited vision of pain and misery. Suffering only becomes something to be valued and useful to us in the light of Christ’s suffering.

Years ago I sensed the Lord trying to get the message of suffering across to me. I did not want to hear that I would have to suffer, but the fact is, if you belong to Christ, you will suffer, one way or another. To pick up our cross is to follow in His footsteps, and the path He walked was rough and rocky, pain-filled, and laden with suffering.

One thing suffering does fairly quickly is to get our eyes off of this world, to lessen our love for this world and begin to look forward to heaven. If we were given “heaven on earth” we’d have no desire to ever leave this place. Suffering lifts our eyes heavenward, to desire something better than this present world.

I don’t know what you might be suffering right now. You may be enduring one of the worst periods of suffering in your life. I encourage you to look toward Jesus, consider how much He endured, and place your suffering in the light of what our Lord endured for us.

It would be nice (we think), to never have to suffer, to never know pain and hardship, but whether we want to admit it or not, suffering changes us, it enables us to set our priorities correctly, and it causes us to look to, and call upon God for help.

Call upon God to help you through your times of suffering, and know that He is with you no matter what you are going through.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to stand strong in Your Spirit no matter what suffering comes our way. Amen


As we walk our way through this testing one of the truths that keeps coming repeatedly to my mind and Spirit is:

On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.

It is on THAT solid rock we do stand, and we do walk day by day, and moment by moment.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SUZETTE - Answered Prayer

As my previous post stated....Mickey & I took Suzette to her Dr. Appointment at 9 a.m. this morning and they were to start her first chemo treatment at 9:30.

She and Dave had flown to Bethesda, MD on Monday, October 11th for an interview on Tuesday the 12th, at the National Institute of Health. They were to return to Tulsa on Wednesday, the 13th but NIH wanted her to stay another day. On Wednesday, the 13th they drained 2 more quarts of fluid from her lung and did an additional 3 biopsies and they few home on Thursday the 14th.

Monday, the 18th, Suzette & I went to an appointment with her local Dr. Cole and he told us he was wanting to talk to NIH for the results of the tests that they had done on her.

He set up the appointment for this morning at 9:30 to begin the chemo therapy......IF we had no answer from NIH.

AT 9:30 THIS MORNING DR. COLE WALKED INTO THE ROOM AND INFORMED US HE HAD JUST GOTTEN OFF THE PHONE WITH DR. CARTER FROM NIH!!!! They believe that Suzette will qualify for a stage II study they are doing. They have 2 opening left and they have reserved one of those slots for Suzette. They have one last test to run on another cell and we will know for sure by Friday.

PRAISE GOD - PRAISE GOD When I told Dr. Cole, "This is an answer to prayer!!" He replied, "Yes, it is!" God has even made sure that Suzette has a Christian Dr. who believes in prayer and knows that God is the true healer who quite often uses Dr!!!!!

I invite you to read my previous post, "What is Truth" to see our stand on this and why this is just confirmation of THE TRUTH as we walk through this journey we found thrust upon us 22 days ago when we heard the awful words "Suzette has lung cancer".

Picture of Suzette & Dave taken on 10-2-10, Mickey & my 52nd anniversary.

Picture taken of Suzette, October 16th, with her new short hair cut in preparation of chemo.
Please continue to pray for Suzette and stand in faith with us for her FINAL acceptance into this stage II study and total victory and healing.


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SUZETTE - Chemo begins today

We ask for your prayers for our daughter, Suzette, as she begins her Chemo today at 9:30 a.m. Both Mickey & I will be with her during the entire 5 or 6 hours and her husband, Dave, will be popping in from time to time, from his job, as he can.

Her brother David arrived from California on Sunday and will be here with us until next Sunday and we, as a family are standing strong for COMPLETE VICTORY.

Our faith is build on nothing but the Blood of our Saviour, Jesus the Christ, and our Loving Father God and our Comforter, The Holy Spirit, who is by our side, leading and guiding us.


Thank you for praying, along with us, and for standing in agreement with us.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010


The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being..

She said, 'Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?'

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, 'Of course you may!' and she gave me a giant squeeze..

'Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?' I asked.

She jokingly replied, 'I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids...'

'No seriously,' I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

'I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!' she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.

We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this 'time machine' as she shared her wisdom and experience with me..

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor.

Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, 'I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.'

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, ' We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!

There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody! Can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.

.' She concluded her speech by courageously singing 'The Rose.'

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those months ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.


We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

'Good friends are like stars..... .....You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.'

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Thursday, October 14, 2010


When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in North Platte, Nebraska, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse took her copy to Missouri .
The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine of the St. Louis Association for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.
What do you see nurses? . . .. .. . What do you see?
What are you thinking . . . . . when you're looking at me?
A crabby old man . . .. . . not very wise,
Uncertain of habit . . . . . with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food . . . . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . . . . . 'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . .. . . . the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . . . lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . . . The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking? . . . . . Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse . . . . . you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am. . . . .. . As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, . . . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . . . . . with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters . . . . . who love one another.
A young boy of Sixteen . . . . with wings on his feet.
Dreaming that soon now . .. . . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . . . my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows . . . . . that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . . I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . . . .. . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . . . . With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons . . .. . . have grown and are gone,
But my woman's beside me . . . . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . .. . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . . my wife is now dead.
I look at the future . . . . . shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing . . . . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . . . and the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . ... . . . and nature is cruel.
Tis jest to make old age . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles . . . . . grace and vigor, depart.
There is now a stone . . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . . . . . a young guy still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells.
I remember the joys . . . . . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . . .. . gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people . . . . . open and see.
Not a crabby old man .. . . Look closer . . . see ME!!
Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within.
We will all, one day, be there, too!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010


I've been tagged by Reva of Gifting Each Today. I'm to answer the following 8 questions made up by Reva, make up 8 questions of my own, and then tag 8 of you to answer my questions.

Sooooo, ready......... set .......... let's GO!!

1. If you had to choose only one favorite sweet thing what would it be? Vanilla Cheesecake with some chocolate drizzle.

2. Which is most like you; Pastels, rich reds and blues, greens and oranges and browns, lavendars and pinks? I'd fall mostly in the rich reds & blues category.

3. what is your favorite memory of a childhood game or activity you enjoyed? (younger than 12)
Kick the can for outside & monopoly for inside.

4. which would you have most enjoyed as a career other than what you have or are doing now and why? I would love to have a degree in Christian counciling so I could help people who struggle with different issues.

5. What have you secretly felt you are very good at but usually don't talk about? I love to write, and like to think I'm fairly good at it. I just love "words". Both written and spoken.

6. If you had a million dollars handed to you what is the first thing you would BUY? I would take a trip to Israel and I would add a sunroom and enlarge our dining area in our home. I guess these two don't really qualify as "buying" something, but that's what I would spend the first money on.

7. Have you ever shot a gun and have you ever been hunting? NO, I hate guns and we have none in our home. A request of mine that my husband honors. Mickey carried a gun for years when he worked for Brinks and we had to have one in the house but when he retired I ask him to please sell it and he did. He loves me!!!!

8. Which would you be most likely to adopt? a cat or dog, a zoo animal, a child relative, a special needs child, a baby, a grandma, a pet rock or a street to clean? A child relative.

That was very for the hard part....thinking up 8 questions I want answered.

#1. If money were no object what would you like to do that you've never been able to do or have always wanted to do?

#2. If you could have "do overs" what is the 1 thing you would never do again? And why?

#3. If you could have "do overs" what is the 1 thing you would want to be absolutely, positively sure you did again? And why?

#4 What is the worst fear?

#5. What is your greatest joy?

#6. What is your life verse, or if you don't have one, your favorite Bible verse?

#7. What church do you attend? And why? If you do not attend a church, why not?

#8. If you knew you only have 1 year to live, what is the first thing you would do?

Now comes the next hardest thing to do: picking 8 people to tag.
#I - Sharon of New Country Girl
#II - Nancy of In My Neck of the Woods
#III - Debra of And it Came to Pass
#IV - Theresa of Devotions for the Seasons of My Life
#V - Sunny of Just Plain Country Living
#VI - Joy of Joy in the Burbs
#VII - Sohailah of Adventures in Hope
#VIII - Sherry of Groovy's Ruminations

Please let me know when you post your answers!!! Thanks for playing along.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

A WEDDING & A BABY SHOWER in a very busy week

Dream & Jame's Wedding Shower, Sunday October 3rd @ 2 p.m.

I showed this thermometer with the floating temperatures a couple of weeks ago that I had gotten for a young couple at our church who is getting married soon.

Here they are!!! Dream & James. That "older couple" in the middle is us!!!

Like all showers, you have to play silly games. This was one where there were 2 big bags of clothes. Dream's bag had clothing items belonging to James and James bag had clothing items belonging to Dream. It was so funny. Especially James trying to put on Dream's because he is so much larger than she. They were such good sports and here is the finished product. By the way, they were both blindfolded!!!

Here is the finished Dream waiting for James to finish.
James & Dream are such dedicated Christians. It is a joy to watch them. James was saved about a year ago on a Wednesday night. The FIRST time he had ever come to our church!! At the end of the service he came across the isle and gave Mickey a great big hug. We have watched with pleasure as this young couple has become so actively involved in our Body.
At 6 p.m. (yes, the same day !) we had an All Church Reception to welcome 35 new members to our Coweta Assembly of God congregation. I did not get any pictures of this event, but it was a HUGE success. We all bought either Home Made Soup, Breads or Desserts. A literal feast. I took a Wild Rice Soup.

These are the Bar-B-Que Cups that I prepared for Dreams shower. They were such a BIG hit, that I prepared the same dish for the Baby Shower, too.

The Honoree
Miss Trinity Grace Gertner
Born 9/24/10 @ 4:38 pm
7 lbs. 10 ozs.
20 1/4"
Parents: Angela & Tommy

The shower was Thursday October 7th at 6 p.m. We had a lovely pot-luck meal to start the celebration. I failed to get pictures of that!!

Here are the 2 cakes. One chocolate & one white. Both yummy!!!
I think it's so wonderful that the husbands are included in Showers these days. So different than when I had mine :o)
As usually there were several games but here is the one I wanted to share.

(from left to right) Tommy, Trinity's dad, Terry & Tony. They are looking and laughing as they are just realizing what "game" they have been drafted to play!!!!

Yes, the winner was the first one to empty their bottle. Tommy won.....but he also cheated by biting off the end of the nipple. Terry & Tony were trying to but couldn't do it.

Lots of gifts. Angela opened the gift and Tommy opened and read the cards. Miss Trinity observed. Angela is opening our gift which was a set of 4 receiving blankets.
Miss Trinity Grace is adopted. Angela & Tommy have been married 8+ years. Angela has a 19 year old son who is in college. Tommy had never been married and is 48 years old. Miss Trinity Grace is one blessed little girl and will bring much joy to this great couple.
Mickey & I are so blessed to be part of these wonderful young couples lives. It's one of the things that keeps us young.....hanging around with younger folk a lot of the time.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010


This is what being married 52 years looks like. I wish for each and everyone of you the happiness and joy in marriage that Mickey & I share. God has truly made us "one flesh".

We opted to celebrate by going out to dinner with our oldest daughter, Suzette, and son-in-love, Dave. We were going out to The Kin*gs Pa*lace for a nice steak dinner.
but it being a Monday they were closed so we ended up at a BBQ restaurant. The food was good and the company fantastic and we had a delightful, enjoyable, actually fun time.

Dave smooching Suzette. Happily married 16+ years and facing the battle of their lives but yet with a smile and a kiss. We are so proud of these two.

Updated Prayer Request For Suzette

God has opened the doors for Suzette to be interviewed for acceptance at the Nat*ional Inst*itute of Hea*lth at Bethesda, Maryland on Tuesday, October 12th at 1:30 p.m. This in itself is truly a miracle and a GOD THING.

This interview is to see if she will be accepted by the Cancer Institute of Health for their aggressive, cutting edge treatment for that purpose. All of her medical information, including the MRI, petscan & blood work have already been received by NIH. She & Dave will be flying out of Tulsa at 6 a.m. Monday, arriving in Bethesda at noon. She will have this interview on Tuesday and they will return to Tulsa by 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday. They are having to pay for their airline tickets, motel and car rental for her to go.

Please join us in praying:

  1. For a safe, easy, uneventful flight up.
  2. For a nice afternoon and rest for both of them on Monday night.
  3. FOR GOD'S CONTINUED FAVOR as her healing is being manifest.
  5. For rest for both of them on Tuesday night.
  6. For a safe, easy, uneventful flight back on Wednesday
  7. For whatever the next step it.

If she is NOT accepted into this program on Tuesday she will immediately begin Chemotherapy on Thursday here in Tulsa.

"I have heard thy prayer. I have seen thy tears; behold, I will heal thee; on the third day thou shall go up unto the house of the Lord." II Kings 20:5b

speaking of the righteous..."He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear, in the end he will triumph on his foes." Psalm 112:6-8

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Monday, October 4, 2010


Today is our 52nd Anniversary. I was 20 & Mickey was 25 when we were married in Flagstaff, AZ. on October 4, 1958. It was the best decision we ever made......second of course to making Jesus our Lord & Savior.

Here are previous years posts , if you care to read them: 2009, & 2008, & 2007.
Two years ago we were dealing with emergency hospital visits in Flagstaff,AZ, Grants, NM, & Oklahoma City trying to get home and Mickey having double bi-pass heart surgery. He recovered swiftly and is going full steam!! God took care of that for us.
This year we are dealing with just learning of our wonderful, beautiful, first-born daughter, Suzette, getting a diagnosis of lung cancer.......BUT God will take care of that for us, too!!!! She will be healed and have the victory and go full steam.

"For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him are Amen, through the glory of God through us." II Corinthians 1:20
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

What is truth? And, what is THE TRUTH?

I posted this on September 1st, but am re-posting on Spiritual Sundays because I am asking for you to join us in prayer. Addendum following.
This will be one of the hardest posts I have ever had to write....and one I NEVER thought I would have to do.

Our oldest daughter, Suzette, has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. This nightmare, and that is what this is, began on a routine Primary Care Dr appointment on Wednesday, the 22nd. She was put in the hospital on Thursday & Friday and 3 new Dr. were called in. On Thursday they informed us she had a mass in her lung area. On Friday they drained about a quart of fluid off the right lung in the morning and that afternoon they did a biopsy of an area between her breasts. They did let her go home Friday evening around 9 p.m. Tuesday at 2 p.m. she and her husband meet with the Oncologist and were given the result.

Yesterday she had an MRI. This morning she is having a Pep Scan and this afternoon at 1:45 they will begin radiation.

Now these are the human "facts" but what is THE TRUTH? The truth is "By His stripes Suzette is healed"

THE TRUTH is Psalm 112:6-8 'speaking of the righteous...He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear, in the end he will triumph on his foes."

THE TRUTH is the evil, slimy, nothing devil is going to be sorry he ever tried to attack THIS FAMILY in this way. Suzette is a Child of the Living God. Suzette is our heritage. "By His stripes Suzette is healed". "With LONG life will He bless Suzette".

I could go on and on and we will be declaring THE TRUTH constantly from all the many promises our wonderful, Almighty God, Our Father has given us in His blessed Word.

We have been given an evil report.....BUT we will believe the Word of the Lord !!!

The purpose of this post today, is not for sympathy but to ask the many Christians who read Penless Writer to stand with us in PRAYER and in AGREEMENT with GOD'S WORD for the complete healing of our precious Suzette. And, to declare to anyone who might happen by this blog.....THE TRUTH.
ADDENDUM: Since the above post just 2 days ago Suzette has had the pepscan which showed no cancer in any of the other organs. Her Dr. is saying he still believes it is in the liver, even though the scan is not showing it. What he doesn't know is that SUZETTE'S healing is already beginning and THAT is why it didn't show up in the scan. We KNOW it and so will he before this is over!!!!

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HAPPY 73rd BIRTHDAY to dearest friend, Don. He is 3 months and 4 days older than I and I never let him forget it!!!!

Don & Barbara. Precious friends of 35 years.

More dear friends, Jack & Mary, who have been friends for over 12 years now.

There was another couple, Ron & Dody, who we've know 5 years. I did take a picture of them but it didn't turn out well and Dody would kill me if I put it on this blog!!!!

Mickey & I with strain and sorrow written all over our faces as we had just spent the day, from 9:30 to 5:30, with our beloved daughter, Suzette, in the hospital and learned that she has lung cancer. It was good to be able to spend the evening with wonderful, caring, & PRAYING friends at such a time.


KING'S KITCHEN - We served 45 shut-ins this past Tuesday. This ministry continues to be blessed in so many ways, the necessary contributions and the support of the Church Body.

One recent blessing : This young mother of 5 children under 6 years old, and one a newborn of 3 months, who asked if she could come help cook and bring her 2 little girls to help so they could begin learning about doing for others.

You bet!!! Here she is, showing them what to do in placing the tortillas in the pan.

Here is a better picture of these two whose names are Faith & Hope and the newest baby is Charity!!! I love that....don't you? Also shown in this picture is one of our cooks who has been involved since we began in February, Tammy, with one of her daughters, the red head, and a neighbor friend, who also attends CAG in the glasses. Mickey and Tammy's husband are watching.
More blessings and involvement from the Church Body: The Adult Single's class is making hand-crafted Christmas Cards for each shut-in we deliver to & The Girls Missionette's group is going to be baking Christmas cookies for each. They wanted them to have some home made cookies to be able to share with any guests they might have visit them during the Christmas holiday.

HONEY: Mickey was able to harvest a few more frames of honey from his "girls" (bee's!). This is the first time we have done quarts with honey comb and also got these 1/2 & 1/4 pints to give as gifts. Mickey's bee's have done a bang up job this summer!!!!

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