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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I went to high school with a girl named Ashley. We didn’t know each other then. When I got a cancer diagnosis and “everyone” started joining my prayer page, Ashley did too. She felt a kinship with my story through my words. She got brave and emailed me. She has become a cherished friend. I will be forever grateful for her courage to step out of her box and reach out to a stranger… and one from the dreaded high school years at that!

She is very talented. She makes jewelry. This is her site. She has made a survivor necklace in my honor. Check it out. This is really a post about Ashley. Not me.

Today, my last day of treatment, Ashley is facing her own medical junk (for lack of a better word). I’m just asking all ya’ll to pray for her today. Just like you’ve prayed for me. She needs her own miracle. I want her to know God hasn’t forgotten her. I want her to experience the amazing ways God works when His people pray. So, bloggy friends, do your thang. If you’d like to leave a word of encouragement for her, you can do it here. I’ll make sure she gets it.

This is my prayer for her.
Don't panic. I'm with you. There's no need to fear for I'm your God. I'll give you strength. I'll help you. I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you....I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Isaiah 41:10 & Jeremiah 29:11 

This morning on my drive, I’ll be lifting my sister, sharing the Love. An exciting day over here. Listen because at 10:45 I'll be ringing the bell to signal my treatment's a finished. It'll be LOUD! A great day for God to show up and show off. Big!


Anonymous said...

Dear Lisa, will pray for your friend and put my bell up to ring with you. Your are surly an inspiration to so many folks and your scripture quote from the Psalms is so comforting.

kim said...

Ring the BELL Sister!!!!!

I am so happy for you to be at this stage of our journey! Take the time to rest and heal! Look forward to meeting you next month.

Ashley--covering you with prayers from South Dakota. God is an amazing God ever present in our lives--my prayer is that you will find His comfort and see remarkable God sightings in your life!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy dancing for you!!! And praying for your friend!!! Love, Janine XO

Rose Ann Mitchell said...

Praying. Praying. Praying. For You and for Ashley. Mom

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Praying for both Lisa & Ashley this morning... something I read last night (from "Praying thru Cancer", but good for all :) "There is nothing ahead of me that can detour your will for my life. You will fulfill your purpose for me. How I Praise You for your unfailing love. You are my God forever & ever and you will be my guide even to the end. I trust you implicitly. May this furnace of testing show my true Faith in You, and may I come forth as Gold.
(ref: Ps 46:1, 48:9, 48:14 & Job 23:10)

May you both have a "Peaceful" day!

Gigi said...

I'll be listening for that bell all the way over here in Virginia!!!!

Ashley, know that you are loved...not only by us here - but most importantly by the King of Kings!!! The One Who made you and knew you before you were even you!! You are not forgotten and you are never alone! I'll be praying for you sister. Stay strong in the Lord and He will strengthen you! xo

Sonja said...

It's almost 10 on Wed.morning... I can almost hear the bell!

Also praying for Ashley. God is hearing all of these prayers on your behalf! Keep trusting.


Debbie said...

Oh I am ringing that bell here for you in California this morning too!! YAY!!! Praise God He has seen you through this...Praying for your friend too. HUGS, Debbie

Christiana said...

For you both:

"But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen."
1 Peter 5:10-11

With my love and prayers.

Christie said...

Hoping that Bell Ringing felt great!!! You so deserve it...way to go! :)

Julie said...

Congrats Lisa on ringing that bell! I think I heard it here in Pennsylvania. I have prayed for you often but never commented...thank you for sharing your journey.

Ashley, know that there are many people praying for you today and that regardless of what may go on around you...God is already there.

Ephesians 1:11- In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will

Much love to you both!

bigfatmama said...

For Ashley -
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:1, 14

For you Lisa -
Give praise for his mighty deeds, praise him for his great majesty. Give priase with blasts upon the horn, praise him with harp and lyre. Psalm 150:2-3

Bernie said...

My bell was ringing loud and proud in Canada for you dear Lisa friend.
Ashley - keeping you in my prayers as well.......:-) Hugs

Anonymous said...

Lisa, congratulations on ringing that bell this morning. I am Ashley's sister and I was on the phone with her when she realized you had just rung your bell.
I pray for you and Ashley. Thank you for your kind words. I am glad she found you. I am in California and have been by the phone all day. She is fine now.
God bless you Lisa, you are a true inspiration.
Caren (my mom forwarded your post to me)

Jan said...

Prayers have been said for Ashley Lisa and Praises have gone up for the bell you will be proudly ringing today :)

Renee Swope said...

Praying for Ashley. Celebrating with you! Wow, I am so glad your treatment is done. It feels like it went by quickly. Hope it feels that way to you. Enjoy your summer sweet thing!

Ronald Earl Wilsher said...

I said a prayer for you and gave thanks that you are completely and totally healed, Ma'am. I also did the same for Ashley.

There are many things I don't understand but one thing I do; Love conquers all.

Keep the faith and keep looking up, ladies!

Becky said...

So excited for you! I too am a survivor and am coming up on my 5 yr mark. Just Tuesday I was at James Avery looking for a breast cancer necklace and then I read your post. I love Ashley's necklace and will be ordering it this week - God is soooo good!!!
Thank you for sharing your journey with us- you are truly an inspiration!

Ashley said...

Thank you for all of the prayers. I woke up the morning of my surgery feeling a calm around me...I had no idea why until I read this.
I am home and healing...getting better everyday. Thank you so much for all of the prayers.
Now I need to catch up on Lisa's blog entries. I got a little behind.