I just got a phone call: the PET Scan showed no evidence of metastasis. There is no sign whatsoever that the cancer is in any of my organs. Hooray, hooray! Whew! 🙂
That’s #13 on my gratefulness list today. I am so relieved.
14. This poem was shared with me by a dear friend who is passing along some treasures for me to ponder:
“It has been well said that a man never sank under the burdens of today.
It is when the burdens of tomorrow are added to the burdens of today
That the weight becomes more than he can bear.
Never so load yourself.
If you find yourself so loaded,
at least remember this:
It is your own doing, and not God’s.
He bids you to mind the present and leave the future to Him.
2 Corinthians 4:16Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18The Message (MSG)
16-18 So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
16.Two fragrant gardenia blossoms on the bush Joy and Hannah gave me
17. A revived autumn flower bed at the front walkway this afternoon and the pleasure I got out of digging in the dirt and planting a beautiful array of pentas and mums which were birthday gifts I picked out yesterday from Kathy and Nicholas
18. A fun gathering of friends on Saturday sharing good food, laughter, tears, hugs, and Scripture
19. Song: Oceans