Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Render your time to Him

We must open our bible, and as we do, we will find Him waiting for us there in the pages.

He will speak to us through those pages, so we must quiet ourselves and carefully listen to Him.

We must not just read it, but study it faithfully.

"Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness."
Psalm 29:2

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thank you Lord for my family

"Reflection As I gaze in the mirror of my own reality I find myself confused and uncertain Confused because I don't recognize the person I see and uncertain of my destination. As I gaze into my own eyes I search for unseen answers of questions asked yesterday, and I find my reflection and "I" yet at another stand still with no peace, and no contentment with careful eyes I search for unwanted characteristic hoping to change the reflection in the mirror. Hoping to see the person I knew before the reflection changed. Where had she gone? When will she return? More unanswered questions for my reflection... Are you happy with your reflection?

Words from the Heart of the UN innocent
by Horace D. McLain

I love this book, review it on Amazon
"This book contains 50 poems which are based on 10 second thoughts. Since it is dedicated to change and hope, the author is donating some of the proceeds from book sales to the American Cancer Society in hopes to aid in the fight against such a deadly disease."

My sister and niece were diagnosed with cancer, Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, it is a genetic disease, and no one ever imagines that their family would be affected. My niece was diagnosed first, we were so lost, trying to figure out what side of the family she inherited the "one" gene from. Her father had passed away, as well as her grandparents from her father's side, my sister at the time had not been diagnosed with the cancer. It wasn't until three years later that she was diagnosed with the "one" gene that passed on to my niece. We were crushed even more. Words were not available for us, a beautiful mother and daughter team that have been so strong, standing by one another and supporting each other day in and day out. My nieces cancer was caught before becoming cancerous, but my sister's was caught to late. She lost her right kidney and since has had 1/4  of it removed. My sister was placed on experimental chemo drugs to help stabilize the cancer. There is no cure for Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. My niece, although they did diagnose her early in her younger years, she has had many fights with the cancer, all affected organs were attacked. She's had several surgeries to remove the cysts, from her spine, one eye (which has left her partially blind) and her spine.

We are blessed, MD Anderson has been such a blessing to our family, God has carried us through this journey. We don't question why. We just praise Him for his Grace.

What is Von Hippel-Lindau?
"Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and most frequently appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome can occur throughout life."

More information can be found here:
Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Storms in our Lives

I saw this about two years ago...  and I just ran in to it again...  so...  I just had to share. I really don't know if anyone runs across my blog, but I hope that, for that "one" person that is reaching out for some sort of comfort and does run across my page, can find some comfort, a shed of light in that dark storm.

Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) 
Gary Allan 

Oh so your standing in the middle of the thunder and lightning. 
I know you're feeling like you 
Just can't win, but your trying. 
It's hard to keep on keepin' on, 
When you're being pushed around 
Don't even know which way is up, 
You just keep spinning down, 'round, down... 

Every storm runs, runs out of rain
Just like every dark night turns into day 
Every heartache will fade away
Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain... 

So hold your head up and tell yourself that there's something more
And walk out that door, 
Go find a new rose, don't be afraid of the thorns
'Cause we all have thorns
Just put your feet up to the edge, put your face in the wind
And when you fall back down, keep on rememberin' 

Every storm runs, runs out of rain 
Just like every dark night turns into day
Every heartache will fade away
Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain

It's gonna run out of pain
It's gonna run out of sting
It's gonna leave you alone
It's gonna set you free 
Set you free 

Every storm runs, runs out of rain 
Just like every dark night turns into day
Every heartache will fade away 
Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain 

It's gonna set you free, 
It's gonna run out of pain, 
And set you free 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I received this motivational text this morning...  Thank You dear friend. 

Dear God, I need You everyday. Every moment. Every second that I breathe. I need You. I am not strong enough on my own. 

Laugh your heart out. Dance in the rain. 
Cherish the moment. Ignore the pain. 
Live, Laugh, Love, Forgive and Forget. 
Life is too short to be living with regrets.