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Drink More Water

This morning I’m reading my bible in John 3 and I because it’s so good I continue onto chapter 4. Here Jesus talks to a Samaritan woman, whom Jews do not normally associate with, and asks for a drink. Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

I keep reading. I as I do this I am drinking from my red plastic water bottle thinking about the truth of being thirsty and hydrating myself right because it’s something I often forget to do. Before I run today I want to drink at least two bottles of water because I want to hydrate myself. I know that if I don’t, then I will get easily dehydrated and pass out. Bringing some water to run might help but I really need to prepare myself before I run to be safe. This way I’m not worried about making that mistake again as I have passed out from the heat before.

In this same way, I have to prepare myself spiritually in the mornings before I take on the day. If I do not consume myself in God’s word- studying it, writing it down, and praying about it- I am much more likely to stumble. I feel so much more prepared, much more confident in my step when I’ve prepared myself for the day. So this is a reminder to myself to drink more water.

 

 

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“I Believe in Miracles!”

For those who may not know, my mom’s Inflammatory Breast Cancer metastasized (spread to other parts of the body) a few months ago. Her first encounter with Breast Cancer was in October of 2008, my senior year of high school. The entire process of chemo, radiation and finally surgery, lasted about a year. Then a this past October she was having some issues that led us to find out that the same cancer cells had come back. The disease had not only reappeared in the form of 4 tumors among st the organs in her abdomen , but also in the presence of her bones. She immediately started chemo- hard chemo- 2 weeks on 1 week off (as long as her white blood cell count was high enough).

Chemotherapy is like a poison that has all different side effects that counteract with every drug that’s in your system already. It means headaches, nausea, increased heart rate, tiredness, awful random leg or arm pains, and sometimes hair loss (luckily not this most recent round). BUT even though the chemo may be killing some good cells, God has allowed this all worth it. Healing WILL come. Healing HAS come.

Got any doubt that God answers prayers?

This is the emil that my mom sent out to all the Bridgeport Middle School staff titled “I Believe in Miracles!”

I want to Praise the Lord for the positive results of my PET Scan from this Mon. Jan. 30 2012!
My initial scan on Nov. 7th 2011 showed a very large mass of lymph nodes covering almost my entire mid upper abdomen. There were numerous metastasis in the lymph nodes throughout my body. Also noted was widespread metastatic disease in the bones. CANCER seemed to fill my body.

Yesterday, the oncologist read me the results of my scan from Monday, Jan. 30th. It stated,
“Dramatic resolution” of metastatic disease. Dramatic decreased FDG activity in the abdomen…

WOW! Isn’t it amazing! In 2 1/2 months time, The measurable evidence of cancer in my abdomen showed, “dramatic resolution.” No new lesions were noted and no growth noted in any area.
Miracles still happen today! I told the Dr. and nurse that I serve a big God and had lots of people praying
for me. He is the great healer! I believe that the reduction of my cancer cells is a direct result of the many prayers said on my behalf. Thanks for your continued prayers. God isn’t finished with me yet. I believe He has wondrous plans for my future. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, pans to give you hope and a future.”

The chemo drugs I have been taking, have been hard hitting, both to the cancer cells and to the other cells, as it doesn’t differentiate between cancer cells and healthy cells. As result, the chemo has greatly lowered my WBC’s and I have been taking injections to boost my white blood counts. Even after having 4 days of injections after my chemo on the 19th and no chemo last week, my WBC’s were too low to have my chemo treatment yesterday. I will be taking more injections this week, in order to raise my WBC’s enough to take more chemo next week.

Though the days ahead are uncertain, I know God will be with me and give me strength for every step of my journey.
Blessing to you and your families!

Cindy

AH-MA-ZING.

God is SO good.

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Prayer Requests

Many of you wonderful, thoughtful, godly, people have been asking me, “How can I pray for you?”
Well, to be very honest there are many things I need prayer for right now with so much stuff going on. I’m sorry that this is so long by the way.

First though, many praises to God for all the things I have been blessed with. I am so thankful for:
1. Not dying in the 112 degree heat as we moved everything into my 3rd floor apartment on Monday.
2. Trevor, the most wonderful boyfriend, who helped moved all my heavy stuff. Not only did he help me move in, but he calms me down when I get upset or stressed about anything and he is always encouraging me. I still can’t believe what a blessing he is to me.
3. My mom sent me a heartwarming email last night, knowing exactly what I needed to hear. She reminded me of one of my grandma’s favorite verses: Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways aknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Thank you mom and thank you Jesus.
4. Wonderful roommates. I can’t wait to see what the year brings. I love these girls and I can’t wait to become closer with Rachel, Gargi and Macey.
5. My attitude toward my classes right now. I am excited! I can’t wait to get back into art classes and creating my projects for classes!

I am praying for these things and you can pray for me in this way:
1. I need to keep calm and give all my worries to God. I need to have faith that he will take care of everything.
2. Keeping my time with God consistant when I wake up every morning, even if it means waking up early or delaying breakfast 20 minutes. (That may not seem like much of a sacfirice, but it really is for me. I am hungry the minute I wake up every morning. hehe.)
3. Peace among this apartment. I pray that we all get along and there will be no conflicts among us. I pray that we become closer with eachother and we can enjoying being together, making this place a home.
4. My relationship with Trevor, it has been one month exactly today and so far, things are GREAT! But I pray that we will continue to encourage eachother spiritually, put God first in our lives before anything or anyone else, and have open comminication with eachother as well.
5. This one is the biggest thing on my mind right now: Finding a new church home. As much as I LOVE Grace Fellowship so much, I know that God is calling me to a church in Denton. I need a place where I can A) be a dependable servant, B) where I can invite people to come with me from school, and C) most importantly: be in a life group with other college students who are going through the same things I am going through. This is 100% out of my comfort zone because if I had things my way, I would stay at Grace. I don’t want to leave my family, my church family, and the kids I am usually with every week, but I know that this is what God wants for my life. I can accept that this is what He wants for me, but the hardest thing will be submitting to his direction. Please pray that I can do this. I know I am not alone, Trevor will be visiting churches with me here, but still- I know it will be hard. I need to have a good attitude and an open mind about it.
Thank you so much for your prayers. You have no idea what it means to me, knowing that someone is thinking about me and praying for me. Really, thank you.

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