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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Here I am to Worship......

Coffee of the Day - Almond Roca

This is a tough post this morning, so please bear with me. I'm going to try not to cry, because I'm afraid that if I start, I won't be able to stop.

I came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon with some distressing news. My husband was relieved that we are finally getting some answers - but I confess, I'm not really liking the ones we're getting. But life is like that - we don't get to pick and choose our circumstances or situations all the time. My dr. has found tumors in my esophagus, stomach, and intestines. He biopsied all of them and will have the results mid August. I also have colitis. The tumor on my pancreas can't be reached by scope to be biopsied, so we'll determine the end of August how to address it after a few more scans and tests. I'm still trying to come to terms with all of this. The colitis doesn't really bother me - just one more life-long thing in my ongoing list: seizures, tremors, migraines.... But all of these tumors.... goodness, they are growing so quickly and spreading into so many places.

So I've been trying to keep all of this in the proper perspective - and spending time in worship at my Father's feet. He is and always will be mighty. He is and always will be good. He is and always will be in control. And I am surrounded by beauty everyday that He has placed before me. I just have to remember to look for it. And to see the many abundant blessings in my life. I am rich, beyond my wildest dreams, because I have a precious family, amazing friends, a house, nature in its splendor all around me, and the list just goes on and on.

Today I ask you to find the beauty around you and tell God 'thank you'. Soak it up, fill yourself with the joy that He has for you EVERY DAY! and that will be your act of worship to a God who loves you more than you can possibly fathom.

I send you hugs! May your weekend be glorious! :)
Jennifer

19 comments:

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Jennifer,
i will be asking the Father for peace and joy for you admidst your circumstances. You are in my prayers and I love you my sister in Christ. Have a blessed and worshipful day.

Becky said...

Our God is an awesome God.. Know that all of us in Christ love you and are praying for you.

Lauri said...

We are all praying for you...what a selfless post...you are right, well all need to thank God everyday for all we have..for we are all very rich!

Cindy said...

I just wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tenia Nelson said...

Praying for you in this hard time.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Keep strong and positive thoughts...I am praying for you.

Stamping Mutt said...

Jennifer: I am glad you are finally getting some answers from the drs. But how terrible to get that kind of news! I have thinking about you and will keep you in my prayers for a miraculous recovery. Keep the faith! We often forget to thank God for the things that are right there in front of us: our families, a roof over our heads and in general a wonderful life that He has given us.

BIG BIG {{HUGS}} to you and your family!!! Thanks so much for the update.

Alma =)

Anita said...

My heart goes out to you. I am too finding answers that my not be the best. I will keep you and your family in prayer. Oh, I love your blog title. Sending hugs! :)

Annita said...

We will be praying for you tonight and continue to pray for you.

(( hugs)) Annita

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I am so moved by your post. Thank you for the sincere reminder to be thankful to God, even during the tough times. You are in my prayers!
hugs, Jami

Jackie said...

Hi Jennifer,
This is my first visit to your blog.Did you see the beautiful image mo did in your honor? I love it! Thank you for reminding me to look for joy in things.I am glad I found your blog. I hope that during this time you will continue to find strength and feel the love coming from all of us who are following you on your blog.Big HUG!!

Jane Wetzel said...

God Bless...I will be praying for you..hugz..

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Jennifer, my thoughts and prayers are with you as well.

Scrubbysue said...

Lots of prayers and hugs to you sis. Love ya girl.

Gina said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, as is your entire family.

Anne said...

Jennifer-I'm sending love and prayer your way! I'm sorry you have this worry, I'm glad you are stamping and the cards you are doing are wonderful! You are inspiring!

Katy said...

Hang in there! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

Julia Stainton said...

{{{Jennifer}}} I'm so sorry you are going through all this! I will be praying for you and hope that you can find the answers and treatments you need. Your post brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for taking the time to share, put things into proper perspective and share your heartfelt worship. He is a faithful friend and a strong tower.

Karen from PA said...

Jennifer, you have such a great attitude and spirit about you. I feel truly blessed by you. I am praying for you and your family. God is in control and always right on time. The greatest trials bring the greatest testimonies.