If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


...is not easy.
...is good.
...is hard.
...is busy.
...is scary.
...is what God has given us to live until He takes us home to be with Him.

The past few weeks have been pretty hard in our life. For awhile we thought we were possibly going to lose my brother. But God has richly blessed and it appears the chemo is working. He is getting stronger and has to do more chemo, but the doctor believes they can control (not cure), but control his cancer. We are praising and thanking God for that.

My sister is staying in his house right now as she is trying to recuperate from her sickness.  We are still praying God will touch her eyes and bring her sight back to where she can drive and work again.

So while, all this is not over, I know God has given them both strength to walk this road and he has done the same for the rest of the family.  Mom and Dad are doing pretty well and the rest of us "kids" are being blessed by God with strength and courage to help in any way we can.

While I do not like this road that God has us on, I do believe it is drawing us closer to each other and to God, and also making each one of us stronger in our faith.  God has richly blessed my family and I know He will continue to do so in the ways that He sees best.  I try to always remember Isaiah 55:8
 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord

I thank each one of you for your prayers and by God's grace I will be back here blogging a little more regularly.  I have really missed you all.


  1. Cathy,
    I am so very sorry for what you and your family are facing right now, but be reminded that we serve a Mighty God! I know He's watching closely over all of you and trust that He will bring you through this valley. Prayers being lifted up.

  2. I have learned this year that without being in a position where I NEED God's provision, I will never experience it! When I see Him move or provide in such amazing ways I see clearly why Paul says to rejoice and give thanks in ALL circumstances!! lifting a prayer for you and your family today!

  3. I am praying for your family and this hard time. May God give you all the strength to face whatever is ahead, and to keep your trust in Him. May you feel his loving arms around you each day. God bless you.

  4. Cathy, I had no idea your family has been going through so many trying times, as we've been having a few times of our own, and my blogging has been irregular for a few weeks.
    I, too, try to see the positive things coming from hard times, and it helps. I'll certainly remember your family in prayer, too.

  5. Nice to see an entry from you! Glad to read that your family has drawn closer to each other in these trying times. May God continue to bring peace and healing with your brother and sister!

  6. I will continue to be praying for you and your family. I'm glad you are back ... I've certainly missed you.

  7. Oh wow... God is still working though, isn't He? In small ways... big ways...
    continuing to pray for your family!!!! I know its tough to see loved ones have to struggle...

  8. Thanking God for his blessings over your brother and sister. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.