Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday 10-10-09 Sanoviv

This theme of this health journey seems to be resting in His love and provision.  We were talking this morning about the learning.  As you can tell from our devotions, we are becoming steeped in greater understanding of His love for us.  We continue to see His hand all around us.  Our natural response is to love Him more. 

During our worship time last night we got to experience the overwhelming presence of God.  We shared communion and had powerful prayer time for each other.  Some of the women here are terminal.  Some have chronic health issues.  One of the women here lost her husband in 9/11. She'd been married a little over a year and was pregnant with their child.  We believe that many were healed. Some physically and some emotionally.  The time was truly transformational. 

In the scheme of things it is clear we are here for much more than Shelly's treatment.   One of the key conversation elements of the evening was the Father heart of God.  His heart hurts when we do.  He longs for us to grasp the comfort He provides, His healing power...and His provision during tough times.

A line from our devotion this morning really stood out after the time of worship last night...
"Don't divide your life into things you can do by yourself and those that require My help. Instead, learn to rely on Me in every situation.  This discipline will enable you to enjoy life more and face each day confidently."

Psa. 37:3-6  "Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your righteousness radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun."

You are probably wondering about Shelly's day today.  It is pretty uneventful. She has been in IV, and has some light therapy today.  She gets to wrap up the day with a lymphatic massage.  Sunday is a rest day. 

Of course if there is any news from the pathology report I will update right away.  And if there is any bad news...we will pick up the phone and call the girls. 

That said...I want to give you a heads up the blog posts may not be as consistent since there is not a lot happening other than the same old treatments, food, and schedule.  I've been wrapping up my work projects that require that I am online at 9am daily so depending on the news and schedule here the updates may be later in the day.   :-)

It is time to make plans to wrap up this leg of the trip and talk about our transitions home.  One of our big decisions is the meal we will have when we get back to San Diego. :-)  We are not obsessed with food but on the diet here it does give us something to fantasize about.

Ciao for now!


  1. Dear Shelly and Kathy, Your message was just so fitting. God, the Father is trying to get me to understand how much He loves me. And begin to be totally dependant upon Him. I am so glad you got to have that time with the portion of the body last night. What a wonderful experience. Shelly you are on my heart thru out the day. We are looking forward to having you home. Just like you I wondered what I would eat after being on the safe diet for my gallbladder, and now actually I have little appetite and can't think of anything that really tastes that good. We are funny. Love to both of you my sisters. Auntie M

  2. Mom, I'm not sure what happened with Skype the other night... that was weird. Sorry I didn't get to say bye. When will you be able to get on again? I always miss your calls because of volleyball. /: Love you! Miss you!


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