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Embrace Hopefulness


Psalm 119:114.

“You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.”



Life can beat us down
with trials, sorrows and debilitating worries.
God’s messages about our future hope
can deeply encourage,
inspire, uplift
and motivate us.

Don’t worry; be happy!

“Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoices;
my flesh also will rest in hope.”

Psalm 16:9

“‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!’”

Lamentations 3:24

H ang
O n to
P ositivity and
E ncouragement

As we prepare to return to Bozeman today for more lab work and a bone marrow biopsy for Bob, our hearts are full of gratitude for all the love and support extended to us during this time of tests, unknowing, waiting, and hopefulness. Our faith is strong and our prayers are many. Your prayers for Bob’s good results and proper/effective treatment are heard, we’re sure. Our God cares. Our God’s got this! We can rest in this knowledge. We can feel His loving arms around us. Thank you all!

I will keep you posted as we learn more. Yesterday the gastroenterologist (GI doctor) confirmed that the blood in the stool is not colon cancer… and the cause is more superficial. That was an answer to prayer. Today we are praying the bone marrow scan confirms that this is not AL Amyloidosis (a cancer in the marrow). The doctors are busy trying to rule things out so when they send us to Mayo Clinic, the experts there can move on to finding what type it IS (if in fact it IS that rare disorder)… and then a proper treatment can begin. The symptoms include a lower functioning of both the heart and the kidneys resulting in lack of stamina. That’s really hard for this guy who is used to hard, physical work and never having to think twice about what he is capable of doing!


Meantime, we start each day with grateful hearts for our friends here on WP, our supportive neighbors and family, and our God who holds us all in His care.

God bless you.
Have a wonderful Thursday.
Embrace Hopefulness!

Love, JanBeek

The Bozeman Library is a great place to be while I wait for Bob’s procedures to be finished!
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Sharing Your Faith Journey


Sharing Your Faith Journey with

Yesterday I met Lois Olmstead. She shared her faith journey with me and a group of my friends who are Senior Companions in my part of Montana. I was so inspired by her and her message that I checked out her website today and ordered a couple more copies of her book, EnJOYing the Journey. She is a humorous, genuine, authentic, inspiring Christian lady who has survived breast cancer and has lived to tell her faith story. The sub-title of this one (of three) of her books is, “90 spirit-lifters for the potholes of life.” Check out this link and fall in love with our Lord all over again as you fall in love with “Time Out With Lois.” She has a gift – – – and she shares it so beautifully!

Blog of the Year Award


 

 For 

Blog of the year 

I nominate 

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpegThoughtsfromanAmericanWoman blog was started nearly two years ago by a breast cancer survivor who at “nearly 50 years” of age has “found [her] purpose,” or … “God has been gently directing [her] and … stilled [her] soul to not only hear His voice but to listen to His Word.” As a result, hers is one of the most inspirational blogs on WordPress (in my humble opinion).  Misifusa {The Presents of Presence} originally nominated her. This is my “second” to the nomination. Each person who “seconds” it allows an additional star to be added to the award on anamericanwoman’s blogsite. Check it out! Also check out the sites she nominated. They are, according to the original nomination acceptance message,  blogs that “touched [her] life in a wonderful way.” May they also touch yours.

1. Through The Healing Lens

2. Poetry Patio

3. Sheri de Grom

4. Terry1954

5. Women’s Window

6. Deep and Wonderful Thoughts

If you want to nominate a blogsite for this award, check out the details and the rules at this link: 

 http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/and

To make a nomination, you need to include the ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!) and you need to let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

You can now also join the Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

Congratulations to http://www.thoughtsfroanamericanwoman.wordpress.com for being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

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