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Thursday, June 25, 2009

26 years and counting!

Hi guys,

Today is our anniversary - 26 years! With all that's going on, I almost forgot...but Mark remembered! He wanted to nice evening out but under the circumstances, our sweet friend Amy is cooking a beautiful home made dinner. Best gift of all, don't you think?

All my life I've said I wanted to live a long time - maybe 100. Mark always says I'm silly. You'll be the last one, no friends and lonely. But I've always loved life. So today, I just began to ask Him for long life. (I figure go big or go home!)

We were meeting with a doctor who's about to do radiation on my leg and he began to tell me how being mid-life really improves my chances of longevity. He just began to speak some life over me while I sat there, even said 20 or 30 years. Amy and I looked at each other and grinned.

I had kind of a miracle day. First of all, I'm not feeling sick. The meds are awesome. However, the steriods are making me a non stop talk box. I am ADD today. Lost my phone, credit card, wrote down wrong dates, said the poo in front of my doctor and in general talked a lot. I was glad Amy was with me because Mark might have been mortified!

Another victory today - they are going to do radiation on my pelvic bone because of the pain it is causing me. Due to my schedule in July they have decided to do it in one session rather than 10 consecutive days. I will receive less overall radiation, spend less money, spend less time, not run the risk of sores on my skin, get the same level of effectiveness, kill the cancer in the bone and improve the other medicenes chance of strengthening my leg.

All of this happened because I went to the church office today to visit for 30 minutes and by the time we left my leg was hurting again. I mentioned it in the hallway at the doctors office to Amy while waiting for a shot. Someone heard me, told my doctor and when I went to check out they said he wanted to see me. Tada! Killing cancer quick next week!

Seriously, I know the favor of God is on me in this moment. He is going before me opening doors and closing others. I am simply being in the moment. Thank you for all the kind words, hugs, gifts, and thoughtfulness. I am actuely aware that I have much to learn about how to be kind to others in times of struggle.

Also - got the most amazing flowers from my Gateway Family today. I'll post a picture later! They are gorgeous. And my precious friend Loyce sent me some gift certificates to order some encouraging teachings! I am a blessed woman.

Prayer requests:
1) My hip won't fracture. Apparently the bone is very weak and my doctor expressed concern again today.
2) Ashley is in Florida visiting a friend. Safe travel and comfort.
3) Mark is doing 6 claims a day in blazing heat! Pray for his safety, nutrition, strength and all things related.
4) Amy - please pray blessing on my sweet friend. She's worked non stop today and is a pure joy to me. It's like being mothered - or maybe sistered - it's wonderful. Praying blessing back on her and her family.
5) The red devil would become known as the blood of Jesus. There was more talk about it today - and it's a scary medicene. We prayed that it would do it's work and leave my body quickly - and that it would submit to the blood of Jesus bringing healing without pain.

Have I said thanks today? Well, thanks. You are awesome!


sacha said...

Praise God! He goes before you, encamps around you, and walks with you!We are marching, marching around the enemy as he defeats him and fights our battle! He provides the path as He did Joshua & went before him in battle! We step and He conquers, we step and He clears the way!! Oh my heart sings to hear quicker, better, healthier, cheaper, favor, grace!! Thank you Jesus for providing! I know He can orchestrate it all beautifully, perfectly & that is what we stand on!! Just as we claim when we eat, no fowl thing shall harm us, no medication shall harm YOU! It will submit to the obedience if Christ, do it's work with the annointing of the Lord, and leave with no I'll effects!! Lord give grace as a banner over their entire family during this time! Even the nurses, doctors, and all you encounter, we claim to have the mind of Christ!!! I Jesus mighty name!!! Amen

Lisa M said...

My Warrior friend in " Pink",
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path staight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring HEALTH to your BODY and NOURISHMENT to YOUR BONES. Poverbs 5-8
I pray peace over your mind tonght and may you sleep sound in His arms!!
Love you, Lisa M

Phil and Tiffany said...

Love, Love, Love you Jan!!! I am so thankful that God has brought you into my life! You are such a joy to me...I'm actually sitting here smiling thinking about the big smile you ALWAYS have on your face! Happy Anniversary!! :)


kim yates said...

Happy Anniversary! My parents just celebrated their 50th this past January. May you and Mark be blessed with many many more years of happiness and laughter.


Michelle Wentroble said...

Happy Anniversary, sweet friend! I'm missing you and that incredible smile of yours. Know you are on my heart daily and I'm standing with you. It's wonderful to hear the good reports. God is good. I'm grateful He is taking care of you and your family. PTL - such a blessing! Here's a hug and lots of love. Can't wait to hug you in person. :)

The Durham's said...

Happy Anniversary you guys!! My heart is overwhelmed with hope and peace for you!! So grateful for all the mighty ways He is moving on your behalf:) Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Ok girl I have been tracking you since you started yesterday morning. I tried to send you something yesterday only to find out later it did not go through. Oh well, here's to me and technology... But ok, as far as the red devil goes, yesterday when I read that, this verse randomly ran through my mind where Jesus said in, Mark 16:18

"If they drink anything deadly (like a red devil iv), it will by no means hurt them (because the blood of Jesus will transform it into good); they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

I know that is random but that's what came to me... Don't know where that lands, but if you feel a moment coming with the need to lay hands another patient... GO FOR IT!!!

Your In His Redeeming Grip,
Happy Anniversary
Deana Morgan

Anonymous said...

Confirmation! The first thing I thought of when I read about the red medication was the blood of Jesus. I stand in agreement on its new name.

Anonymous said...

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as he raised Christ from the dead, he will give life to YOUR mortal body by this same Spirit living within you. (Rom 8:11)

I admire you you Jan!


Annie M.

TMOPRAYS said...

Exodus 15:25-26 – And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, and said,
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. (KJV)

26 … I the Lord am your healer. (New English Bible)
26 … for I the Lord am thy physician. (Leeser)
26 … I am the Lord your life-giver. (Basic English)
26 … I am Yahweh thy physician. (Rotherham)
26 … I, Jehovah, am healing thee. (Young)
26 … for I, the Lord, make you immune to them (diseases). (Smith-Goodspeed)
26 … I, the Lord, will bring thee only health. (Knox)

TMOPRAYS said...


Here is a website that posts all the scriptures that Dodie Osteen read allowed everyday over her situation.


Dodie Osteen was diagnosed with cancer and told by her doctors to go home and prepare to die. Praise God she did not accept their diagnosis into her Spirit but ran to her Father and stood on His Word and promises.

Praising God for you and praying for you as well. God is our healer. He will heal you!

Tina Marie

Unknown said...

Oh, YES, Jan! The "red devil" is most definitely now known as the BLOOD OF JESUS! Makes me cry to think about it! That's just like our God - all things new. Love you - praying for you! Thanks for blogging!!!!


Nicole said...


First of all, Happy Anniversary! I am praying for a wonderful evening with your man.

I am so thankful you are not feeling sick...Hannah just asked me this question today. Our family specifically prayed for this so I will share the good report!

Just want you to know I love you dearly and the scripture that came to my mind today was this:

Ezek 37:1-4
1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"
I said, "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know."
4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath [a] enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.' "

Praying that every trace of cancer be removed from your bones and body and that His breath of life would fill your entire being.

Love you dearly!

Unknown said...

The Williams family is fighting for you. I am praying Romans 8:11, that the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead who lives in you will also give life to your mortal body.

Nell Jones said...

Happy Anniversary ! Hope you're having a wonderful day. Thinking of you with love and prayers.

Karen Scoggins said...

Happy Anniversary Jan ! What a Blessing to have such a dear friend as Amy to be there by your said my prayers are with her as well. I love you and my heart and prayers are with you very day.

Karen Scoggins