Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never, ever giving up hope.
To all of you who know someone who is fighting this dreadful disease, know someone who has passed on, or may even be fighting this battle yourself... I hope you find some comfort here at this site, whether it be an article, a link, or even a picture. My heart is with you, for I have lost my dear sister Janel who was only 42 at her passing October 26th, 2009. This young woman never drank alcohol or smoked a day in her life. She was a third degree brown belt in karate and only lived for three days following her diagnosis. I encourage everyone to support research and funding for this silent killer.
God gives miracles to those who Believe, Courage to those with Faith, Hope to those who Dream, Love to those who Accept, and Forgiviness to those who ask...
Cancer I did not give you the right, to invade my body and take a bite. This is my body and with all my might, I will prevail with one hell of a fight. To the cancer inside, I will battle and kill. For that is my body's God given will. To my cancer, these words I do send. Your life is short and near the end.
"May God grant you always... A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you." ~ Irish Blessing
"We can all be angels to one another. We can choose to obey the still small stirring within, the little whisper that says: Go. Ask. Reach out. Be an answer to someone's plea. You have a part to play. Have faith. 'We can decide to risk that He is indeed there, watching, caring, cherishing us as we love and accept love. The world will be a better place for it. And wherever they are, the angels will dance." -Joan Wester Anderson
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. ~ Winston Churchill
(New International Version)
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
"Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you. -Saint Francis de Sales
"Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God's love commits me here; Ever this day be at my side, To light and guard, to rule and guide."
-Traditional Catholic Prayer
"For God comments the angels to guard you in all your ways". ~Pslams, 91:11
God looked around his garden And He found an empty place. And then He looked down upon the earth, And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered"Peace be thine." It broke our hearts to lose you. But you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.
I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today, I thought of you yesterday and the days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part, God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
PSALM 23 A Psalm of David.
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."
Many things can unsettle our lives and shake our confidence: losing a job, a cancer diagnosis, a child or grandchild with a significant illness. There are things beyond our control, and things that leave us unable to know what is ahead. On those days, like Joseph, we can turn to God, place ourselves and our lives in God's hands and grow in trust and faith. God's heartfelt desire and plan is to give us life abundant and eternal. God preserved and provided for Joseph and Mary and will do the same for you. We absolutely can trust God!
Feel the presence of God today!
Remember, friends, as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you must be. Prepare yourself to follow me.
Angel stories abound these days. You have probably heard many yourself. People often report incidents where they were in some kind of danger, and an unseen force came to their aid. Others describe occasions where a stranger appears for a certain interchange and then is suddenly gone.
Angels are real. The Bible mentions them 289 times. In fact, it even exhorts us to be kind to strangers because we never know when we might be encountering angels. Sometimes they appear as ordinary people and sometimes as shimmering, luminous beings.
Angels existed before men and are of a higher order than men. Nevertheless they are "ministering spirits, sent to serve those who will inherit salvation." They save from peril and provide for needs. They warned of danger in the Old Testament and disclosed God's plans in the New. Scripture hints that both individuals and nations have angels assigned to them, and when this life is over, angels will escort those distined for heaven into the presence of God.
Angels are also agents of judgment. It was an angel who brought death to the firstborn of Egypt when the Pharaoh would not let the Israelites go. It was an angel who brought a plague to the Israelites when King David sinned in numbering the people. At the end of the world, angels will initiate horrific catastrophes upon the earth. At that time Jesus "will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace."
Angels exhibit respect and restraint in spite of their power. When the archangel Michael and the devil were disputing over the body of Moses, Michael did not insult the devil. He merely said, "The Lord rebuke you."
Angels are never to be sought out or worshiped. When an angel came to tell the apostle John of the cataclysmic events to occur before Jesus' return, John "fell at his feet to worship him." But the angel said, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God!"
Angels attended Jesus while He was on earth. They announced His birth to His mother-to-be and sang in the skies when He was born. They ministered to Him after He was tempted in the desert and in the garden of Gethsemane before He was crucified. They were present at His resurrection and His ascension into Heaven. And they will be present with Him when He returns to earth.
But now, in the meantime, the Bible says the angels rejoice whenever a human being repents and turns to God. To repent means to acknowledge you have failed to thoroughly keep His law. God provided for his failure by sending His Son. Jesus died to pay the penalty for sin, enabling God to forgive sinners and still remain just. Would you like to have God's forgiveness? You can. If you believe in Jesus and that He died for you, you will have forgiveness of sin, peace with God and assurance of eternal life.