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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Brushes with Life: Part 1

Like I've said before, I feel like my whole life has not only led me to this point but actually prepared me for this fight.

If you've read my sister-in-law's post, you know sarcoma can have some scary odds. But this isn't the first time I've battled "the odds." This isn't the first fight for my life. Over the coming days (which may turn into weeks), I want to share a couple of amazing stories with you.

Today I'll start with the first one. It is worth telling, not only for you to hear but for me to hear too. And to be reminded of a lesson God has been teaching me my whole life.

This lesson is especially important because all I want to be doing right now is getting to the right doctor, finding the right treatment, beginning the fight to rid my body of cancer and getting 100% healthy. We all know this is a hurry-up-and-wait type battle. But today I was reminded once again that even when I am still, especially when I am still, it is then I know that there is One who will never stop fighting for me. He is One who never rests or sleeps and His love and power defy all odds.

"The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still." Exodus 14:13


Andrea said...

Continuing to storm the heavens on your behalf,

Denise said...

You will win this battle sweetie, love you.

Sheryl said...

loved this! and i love you. praying for you through the night.

sonja said...


It would have been so great to meet you at Starbucks today! I couldn't beleive it when your message came. So, lets for sure keep it in the works for another of your trips. This has been a busy weekend for you guys.And I am waiting with you for the week ahead, and we are all praying!



Bernie said...

Will never stop praying for you sweetie, you are always in my heart and prayers.....:-) Hugs

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Praying for you as you battle the odds once again!

Patrina said...

In the stillness of the hour - He comes in ways we wouldn't have even noticed - had we not been still. Just rest in the Lord's companionship and He will carry you where ever you ned to go. He knows the plans He has made for you. He has prepared the next leg of the journey!

Praying God's blessings over your family
Patrina <")>><

Alleluiabelle said...

Precious Sister,

I just read "the first one" and left my comment there. You continue to amaze me with your strength, fortitude, faith, obedience to Him. You also continue to encourage and inspire me throughout this journey you are going through.

I'm with you dear one...every step of the way.

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have been praying for you. May God heal you and continue to strengthen you and poor out his Spirit..

Faye said...

Lisa,continuing to pray! Love you:)

Joyful said...

Lisa, how I needed the reminder of that earlier post today. Being born at 25 weeks, I share a similar story, yet still struggle with living in that confidence and assurance that you claim. Every circumstance that touches our life presents an opportunity to exercise faith. You are choosing wisely.

Continuing to pray,

Melanie said...

Oh Lisa, I know you wanted another way for my boy. I thought it possible, my heart hoped, that even at his service, God would raise him up. We know he called forth Lazarus.
I pray, PRAY, PRAY, and hope with ALL my heart for your complete healing and restoration. I want that "way" for you. Oh how I want that for you. I pray for your children and for your Andrew. Strength, comfort, direction and GOD to do what only HE can do for you. (I have shared with friends and family what you are dealing with. They are praying. They ask about you. Many heard "The Gift.")
God IS the Healer.
I love you. My heart is full.

B His Girl said...

Lisa, I think we were all brought to this moment to stand in the gap with you. We are praying for you to overcome this disease here on earth. Lord we know you are with us and we thank you for that. Please place the right doctors and treatment plan in her path. Comfort her with your Presence. Let her see your hand at work. May she know a greater measure of how deep and wide your love is for her. Love you girl! B

Cherie Hill said...

God reminded me one day that He doesn't play with "odds." He owns the "house!" He is in control sister...His mercy reigns and His grace is abundant!
Praying continually,

His Girl said...

... you need only be still.


that is really humbling and encouraging.

praying for you day in and day out.

Gretchen said...

Praying throughout the day, my friend. The jungle has never seemed so real. Hugs. So glad you're getting in on Thur. xxxooo

Brian, Steph, Jada and Kiva Lee said...

Beautiful. I am bawling now. Yay Jesus, I can just imagine your little baby body kicking so strong. I am so grateful for your testimony today. The book I was telling you about came in and I would love to get it to you.

Sandy said...

I'm so glad I read that story. I didn't know about your childhood, and it makes me love you all the more.