Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Invisible Hand

“I would have despaired unless I had believed I would see the Goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 27: 13, 14. This is a tough post to write but I would so love for you to walk with me on this journey of life... so here goes.

I went for a routine mammogram. Showed a suspicious tumor. They told me to find a surgeon. We don’t even have a regular doctor here in Austin, much less a surgeon as we have lived here such a short time.

Began asking several women who have dealt with breast cancer for recommendations. Five different women recommended the same surgeon with an unusually sophisticated name. Wondered if he took new patients?? Saturday night, Bob and I went to a reception. We were supposed to be at Table 28 but they moved us to Table 32---right next to this surgeon. I took ONE LOOK at his name tag and there was that sophisticated name. I gasped and blurted out: “Are you a surgeon? (Knowing that you don’t talk to doctors at parties about their work!) I thought---I can still encourage the doctor and call his office Monday morning. I told him that five women from five different walks of life had highly recommended him as a surgeon and that he must really honor his God as he so helped these five women and gave them hope. A nurse friend of mine was standing right there and she threw in: “And Bev needs you to be her surgeon.” This doctor graciously offered to serve me. Unbelievable. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I so experienced the presence of God in that moment for me.

Well, I don’t know what the next step is…but I know the One Who holds my hand this night. Today, God gave me the verse 2Chron 20:12 that says: We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on YOU. We were sitting at a banquet in Houston tonight --- Britt was a state finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Award and I felt well enough to drive with Bob and Britt to the awards dinner at the Junior League in Houston. (My biopsy was yesterday and it was terribly scary but went well---it was a Psalm 91:11 experience for me.)

Supposedly, we were going to receive the results from the surgeon on Thursday at 2pm. But as I sat watching my son, three different doctors called me during the banquet so I excused myself and took one of the calls. Malignant tumor. Carcinoma. Invasive cancer. Move aggressively. The words you hope you never hear stunned me as I stood in an unfamiliar Junior League hallway. Psalm 27: 13, 14 was one of the first thoughts that came to my mind. I believe I will see the Goodness of God even in this. Help my unbelief. And I thought about how God meets us in our weakness, not in our strength. This isn’t about how strong I can be for myself and for my kids and others. His Strength will be made perfect in all my weaknesses. I can't figure everything out. Some of you may be uncomfortable with what I share but this is who I am. I offer myself to you and I offer my pain to my LORD. No solutions...only a sovereign God Who lavishes Love on me incredibly in all my mess---oh, but what a glorious mess I am over here. His beloved. Marked. Taken. Held. Carried.

I’ve only thought about this for an hour or so. Maybe I'll take back some of these thoughts, maybe not. We are on the way home in the car driving back to Austin. It’s terribly scary. But I can say, Psalm 3:3, HE is the lifter of my head. I’m going to do what I know HE wants and that is remain dependent on HIM and do all I can to take care of this temple He invades. I’ll never drink another coke again. Smile. Small thing---but I sense a higher calling to take care of myself. A wake-up call to take better care. No other way to do this. Cause either I am depending on HIM to come through for me or on myself to be an overcomer, a survivor. And don’t get me wrong here, I’ll do everything I can nutrition and info and diet and exercise to beat it and maintain my health----but, my next breath is dependent on the ONE I so love and adore. No secret or surprise to Him.

So I ask you to pray for me and walk with me on this journey. You guys have meant so much to me. God has used so many of you to touch deep parts within. I welcome any e-mail’s. But more than anything, I’d so love your prayers for me as I face a very scary diagnosis and trust a very good God in the midst. I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of my beautiful God---even in this! And, I’ve already seen His Invisible Hand.

77 comments:

Kim V 4/09/2009  

I found your blog through TCM blog and read on your recent comment there that you had a biopsy. Now just read your results. I am honored to lift you in prayer before The Great Physician. I am a breast cancer survivor...was diagnosed at the ripe old age of 33 (I am now 35). I would be happy to share my story with you or answer any questions you may have. Just know that you are being prayed for!!!

Fran 4/09/2009  

Oh Bev...
You know how much I adore you. You know that I'm more than able to walk alongside you and pray with you. I love you so. God holds you tenderly in His hand and will carry you through.

Big hugs,
Fran

Joanne (The Simple Wife) 4/09/2009  

Bev,

What a glowing testimony of faith and trust in the midst of fear and heartache. You shine so brightly for our king!

Just found out another friend has breast cancer and is facing surgery too--will be lifting BOTH of you before Jehovah Rophe whenever one of you comes to mind!

With love and hugs across the miles,

Joanne

Patty 4/09/2009  

Bev,
My heart goes out to you right now. I am so honored at the way God brought us together a few years ago and I love you.

Iam praying for you and walking this journey with you.

I have walked this journey myself and heard those same words you heard but I can tell you BUT God!

I am praying for you and I know that God is holding you in His arms and He will display His glory to you and through you.(He already does)!

Love you,
Patty

beckyjomama 4/09/2009  

Girlfriend, you will not walk a single step of this journey alone. You are so completely adored and loved! You are gonna be lifted so high in prayer you won't know what to do with yourself - those gates are gonna be stormed in your stead!!! And the Lord, who knows, sees and FEELS all, will carry you through.

I love you Bev and I am here for you NO MATTER what, when or how you need me.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
Becky Jo

Angela 4/09/2009  

Miss Bev-
Know that you are being prayed for by the Bassett family! Praise Jesus that you will not face a single step alone and that you can trust an Almighty God to carry you through this journey! May God glorify Himself through you and this situation. Praying for peace like a river as you meet with the surgeon this afternoon!

Love,
angela

fuzzytop 4/09/2009  

Dear Bev,

I've seen your name so many times, on the LPM and Siesta blogs, and yet we have never managed to connect... Know that I am praying for you and your family. You are engraved on His hands and in His care.

Love,
Adrienne

Laura 4/09/2009  

I am praying for you! GOD is the lifter of our head, he will comfort you during this storm.
He will never leave you or forsake you!!

God bless,
Laura

Sheryl 4/09/2009  

My sister, I am so praying for you, your family and this surgeon with the sophisticated name.

I'm so glad you have God on your side. He will walk you through this.

Know that so many women around the world are praying for you.

From my heart,

Sheryl

Donna 4/09/2009  

Praying for you and the Dr's that God will use to treat you.

Blessings!

Tonya 4/09/2009  

Praying for you, the surgeons and your family!

Teresa 4/09/2009  

I will be praying for you and your family.

You encouraged my heart as I read your post of your complete trust and faith in our Heavenly Father.

May today He fill your heart with His peace and assurance.

Teresa

Just me~ Bobbie Jo 4/09/2009  

Oh Bev-I am sorry! I will be lifting you and your family up in prayer!

ocean mommy 4/09/2009  

How I thank God for you. Your smile just oozes your love for our Savior. I am praying for you sweet friend. You, even in sharing your heart as you face this time, have brought all the focus to our God! You are glorifying Him with each breath.

Love you so much and look forward to the day we see each other again. :)

Much love, hugs and prayers for you!
steph.

Anonymous 4/09/2009  

Bev,
All of LCCS will be before the throne of God on your behalf. We love you,
Kristen

Teri~Facedown 4/09/2009  

Bev,
His strength is yours as you walk this road. I will be praying for you. Please, let me know in an email if there is a way I can pray more specifically. You are precious and it is an honor to pray for you.

Holding you up before Him,
Teri

WendyB 4/09/2009  

Dear Bev,
We haven't met, but I wanted to send my prayers along. I will be praying specifically for peaceful hearts in your children, as well as an amazing physical outcome for you. Bless you.
WendyB

Dee 4/09/2009  

Dear Bev, You don't know me, but I am your south Mississippi siesta. I am so sorry for this diagnosis. I will pray for you and walk with you. What a privilege to exercise the Body principle.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I come to You on behalf of Bev. I ask You to calm her anxious thoughts and grant her Your overwhelming peace. Thank you for her love for You, and her desire to glorify You through this trial. Thank You that You alone are the Lifter Up of her head. May she sense Your presence continually and be renewed of strength. I ask in the name of Jesus. Deidra

laundrylady 4/09/2009  

Dear Bev,
We haven't met either. I've found you by way of the Siesta blog. I will be praying for you on this journey. I am thankful for your willingness to share. You have already touched and likely helped others as well.

3girlsmom 4/09/2009  

Bev,
PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING! I will definitely walk alongside you on this journey and will celebrate with you when this is over!!!
Love you, girl!
Robyn

Alana 4/09/2009  

Sigh. I wish I could just give you a hug right now. Your post was beautiful, full of honesty, but also full of hope. I will be praying fervently for you, my friend. May God's peace reign over you.

Amanda 4/09/2009  

Oh Bev, I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you and I will ask my LPM co-workers to join me. I pray that the body of Christ will encourage you during this time just as you have encouraged so many with your gracious words. God bless you, sweet sister!

Meli n Pat 4/09/2009  

I'm here through the Siesta Blog and I wanted to offer you my prayers. You have challenged me to further hide God's Word in my heart as it was the first thing you thought of. That alone is a testimony. I would love to follow this journey and continue to pray for you and see how God brings you to Victory!

Holly 4/09/2009  

I've been holding my breath over and over and then breathing deeply, breathing a prayer to the God of my life, the God of your life and for you, FOR you, my friend.

These are the words the Lord just spoke to my soul for you as I was praying, "Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! That with an iron stylus and lead they were engraved in the rock forever! As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth. Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God."

I love you!
Holly

Jessica 4/09/2009  

Bev,
I'm around the corner. Please let me help out with anything through this time. I can be your Brookie while she is away.
Love you!
Jess

Groovewoman ♫ 4/09/2009  

Bev,
I am honored to walk alongside you on this journey. Your faith is encouraging. I know that the Lord is going to do a wonderful thing in this time for you.

I have & will continue to pray for healing for you. My dear Siesta. I have seen him heal cancer before and I know that He will do it again. At Wednesday night service last night we had our prayer, healing & communion service and we observed James 5:14 in action. It's time to run to an elder girl, His word says it!

I pray that James 5:13-16 bring Strength & Comfort to you.

Much Love,
Groovewoman

Debbie 4/09/2009  

Praying and believing in the sovereignty of God. What time I am afraid, I will trust in Him.

Love and Blessings, Debbie in Tennessee

Sarah 4/09/2009  

Bev,
I am praying for you! As always your perspective on life and the Lord is so encouraging and beautiful!

Sending hugs to you from Dallas!!

Sarah

doo-dah 4/09/2009  

Bev--
Found your blog from the Siesta blog and just want you to know I CARE and will be praying.

Little Millie 4/09/2009  

I came over from Travis' blog. I love his music too and he has ministered to me many a time. I was touched by your post. I have a dear friend who is facing cancer for the second time. It has taught us a lot, but mostly how wonderful God is and how much beauty there is in the world.

I found this podcast by another favorite singer of mine, Ken Medema. There is a story about a lady in Texas and some beautiful music that you will enjoy about half the way through the podcast called "Welcome." I know how much it meant to my friend.

I don't know you, but I know the Lord you love and love him too. I will be praying for you.

Karen

Little Millie 4/09/2009  

Sorry, I forgot to put the link to Ken's podcast - http://kenmedema.com/podcasts/welcome.mp3

Karen

Sheryl 4/09/2009  

Bev, I haven't been here in a long time and now I read this. Your faith and love for Jesus is inspiring. Will be a privilege to walk out this journey and pray along with you.

Sheryl

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend 4/09/2009  

Bev,
I met you briefly in San Antonio last summer and remember you as a such a beautiful lady with a very beautiful family. I had not been to your blog in awhile, but was so sorry to read the news this morning. I will be praying for you each day, for peace, for clarity with the medical stuff, and for energy ( as fear sucks the energy out of me) and for you to feel loved at every turn.
with love and hope,
teresa

Jill_in_AL 4/09/2009  

Praying for you my Texas Siesta! You know this didn't take our Father by surprise and that He has you in the palm of His righteous right hand. Love, Jill

Cheryl 4/09/2009  

Bev,
You are in my prayers. It is obvious from your post that you are hanging on to God's word and letting Him minister to you.
Love you!

Moose Mama 4/09/2009  

Bev, we are sisters and we are siestas! You have my prayers!!!

Melana in Wyoming

Mary R snyder 4/09/2009  

Bev, we are Siestas yet to meet, and I'm praying for you. Lord, give her strength. Give her wisdom and hold Her in the palm of Your hands. Lord, let her feel Your amazing Love. Fill her soul with Your peace. Lord, give her Your strength. Lord -- keep Her close.

I'm praying and will continue praying.

And I look forward to hugging your neck at the next Siesta event.

Sallye 4/09/2009  

Bev,

I have not visited you blog in quite some time and I apologize for that. I came running as fast as I could from the Siesta blog.

My Mother in law is having surgery next week for breast cancer. My mother, 78 is a 5 year survivor, 2 of my dearest friends are 7 years out and 4 years out, all with different kinds of breast cancer in different stages.

You can do this, God is already in the middle of this, working it out according to His perfect will. I am not going to minimize what you are going through, this is a huge, horrible, ugly thing, but praise be to God, it is very beatable.

Please contact your local Cancer Society, they have a wonderful after surgery program called reach to recovery, also see if they have a breast cancer support group or if there is a Christian support group in your area, having a safe place to vent with people that are going through or have been through the very same things as you, will be a great asset to your recovery, mentally and physically.

I will consider it an honor to be praying for you.

In Him,
Sallye

Sarah Deckert 4/09/2009  

Beverly-
I am so thankful that God's hands hold you up and that his goodness and mercy follow you.

Lord, bless Beverly with the peace that passes all understanding. Guard her heart and mind in You. I pray for truth, for mercy for grace. Lord infuse Beverly with Your love and Your comfort. I pray also for Bob, Britt, Blair, Brooke and Barrett....give them grace and confidence in You. I thank you that Beverly is hidden under the shelter of Your wings and that Your banner over her is love. I thank you for Your faithfulness and pray that in everything Your amazing power would be evident. In Jesus name.
Amen!
I love you Beverly.
You are an amazing woman and a treasure.
Sarah D

Jane Anne 4/09/2009  

I ended up on your blog from Alana's blog. I just said a prayer for you. Although, I don't really have any special words for you, please know I did pray and I will continue to.

Shelly 4/09/2009  

Bev,
I was out of blogworld for like 1.5 years b/c I was in seminary in the far away northern cold world of Boston :) Originally a GA girl...married about 1.5 months ago to my man, and we live in Nashville. But I saw you at the siesta event in San Antonio (which is when I got engaged), and you had such a marked presence of His Spirit about you. I remembered your blog name when I asked Lindsee Lou and AbbyLane about you.

Know that my heart is burdened for you. And as the Lord faithfully brings you to mind, you are in my prayers. I will believe Him for you. I am convinced He is able to do more than we can imagine.

Heather C 4/09/2009  

Praying for you in NH. I'm inspired by your faith and trust in our Lord. God bless you!

number17cherrytreelane 4/09/2009  

I am praying and thinking of you RIGHT NOW.

chylden 4/09/2009  

Dear Bev,
Thank you for allowing us to walk this journey with you. I'm praying here in Thailand and will do my part in encouraging Brooke. May you have a hope-filled Easter.

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD 4/09/2009  

HI BEV I AM YOUR ALBUQUERQUE NM SEISTA YOU WILL NOT WALK THIS JOURNEY ALONE I WILL BE LIFTING YOU UP IN PRAYER AND US SEISTA'S ARE HERE ALONG SIDE YOU. LORD WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD PUT YOUR LOVING ARMS AROUND BEV AND HER FAMILY THAT YOU WOULD SURROUND THEM WITH YOUR PEACE LORD TAKE EVERY ANXIOUS THOUGHT AWAY FROM THEM LORD AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR WORDS AND YOUR STRENGHT LORD GIVE HER THE MIND OF CHRIST LORD SURROUND THIS DEAR WOMAN WITH YOUR PEACE WE ASK THIS IN JESUS NAME AMEN

I FOUND THIS ON THE FEISTA SIESTA BLOG
CAROL ALBUQUERQUE NM

Laura 4/09/2009  

Oh, my friend.

I am praying, praying, praying.

What a Good and Gracious God we have to put you next to this highly recommended surgeon. I am trusting God that this man will give you the care you need.

O, friend.

We love you.

Cherit 4/09/2009  

Bev,
I will be praying for you. Know that you are not alone in this journey.

Praying for you in Arizona.
Cheri

boomama 4/09/2009  

You have no idea how hard I would hug you if I were with you right now. Know that you will be in my prayers - and the prayers of so many others.

Love you!

AnnaNicole 4/09/2009  

Oh sweet Bev!! I am so sorry to hear about this...I will definitely be praying for you, for your family, and for the doctors and surgeons as you go through this time. I will get all my prayer ladies to pray as well.
Love you!

Sharon 4/09/2009  

Dearest Bev--We have never met, but I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers--and will be daily. I've been where you are and know exactly what you are going through. At the end of November, 2007, I went for a routine mammogram. There was a suspicious mass and to make a long story short I was diagnosed with breast cancer. However, the cancer was caught fairly early. Because of a previous cancer and having had mantle radiation, I could have no more to that area. The surgery was scheduled, but we did not know if we would be doing a lumpectomy or mastectomy until the day before. We did the latter.

We serve a mighty and great God and I did not have to have treatments. The cancer had not even begun to spread. I have a wonderful church family who supported me and prayed for me during that time. It was more difficult for me mentally, than physically (had to quit taking estrogen cold turkey). By God's amazing grace, He brought me through. He will do the same for you as well. Hold fast to your faith, my sister, my siesta and new-found friend. Love you!

Sharon

Cindy- My Life HIS Story 4/09/2009  

Bev,
I will be praying for God's mighty power in your healing.

I've visited your blog before, but am now officially following so that I can walk this journey with you in prayer and support.

In His Love,
Cindy

Dori 4/09/2009  

Dear Bev,

I am praying for you, Dear One. As I struggle for words to say, I have this song playing in my mind for you.

"At the foot of the cross
Where grace and suffering meet
You have shown me Your love
Through the judgment You received
And You've won my heart
And You've won my heart
Now I can


Trade these ashes in for beauty
And wear forgiveness like a crown
Coming to kiss the feet of mercy
I lay every burden down
At the foot of the cross

At the foot of the cross
Where I am made complete
You have given me life
Through the death you bore for me
And You've won my heart
And You've won my heart
Now I can

Trade these ashes in for beauty
And wear forgiveness like a crown
Coming to kiss the feet of mercy
I lay every burden down
At the foot of the cross

And You've won my heart
And You've won my heart
Now I can

Trade these ashes in for beauty
And wear forgiveness like a crown
Coming to kiss the feet of mercy
I lay every burden down
At the foot of the cross

I lay every burden down
At the foot of the cross"

At the foot of the cross, sweet friend, I'm laying this burden down at His feet on your behalf!

Blessings,
Dori

Lori 4/10/2009  

Bev,
I came over here from the Siesta Blog. I am thanking our God right now for the peace that HE has already given you and for His Word that He has planted in your heart. My mom is a breast cancer survivor. I will be praying for you and for your family as you walk through this unfamiliar path.

"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do, I will not forsake them."
Is. 42:16

Rhonda 4/10/2009  

I have not had the honor of meeting you, but the privelage to pray for you is my honor. You are covered my sister - you are covered. You are woven in the tapestry of God's love, focused on Christ, with a mind that is confident and at rest. (Col 2:2 The Message -it was someone's, maybe Dori, memory verse for LPM and too good to pass up not learning). Woven in with your sisters in Christ. Have a blessed Easter!

Yvette H. 4/10/2009  

Oh dear Bev, Tears rolled down my cheeks as I sobbed while I read...but I know that our precious loving God is with you! I wish I could just hold you and pray with you right now, but I can't...too far away. So instead I placed my hand on the computer and prayed to God in the name of His Son Jesus to take the cancer out and not let it spread. He led you to that surgeon, He is with you. I am with you. I love you.

Tim 4/10/2009  

Mrs. Brandon,

I'm a friend of Brooke's and read her email prayer request yesterday. I remember how shocking it was it sit in a room with my mother and hear the words "cancer," "tumor" and things like "rates of survival." In all of that, we were held strong by God's hand and gentle spirit. Brooke is an incredible woman whom I admire, and I'm sure that she is a reflection of you. Please know that here, in California, with my friends and family, we will be praying for you.

Grace and peace to you on this weekend of new life...

Tim Kaye

Melinda 4/10/2009  

As word has moved through the blogosphere, I thought, "Oh no...not Bev."

And yet, as I read your words and hear your heart, there is that stalwart faith that always shines through - whether in person or through lines on a screen. It's another road to walk with your Savior and follow Him you will...you must.

All my prayers and much love,
Melinda

Bobbie 4/10/2009  

You're an amazing lady! I feel like I know you from the LPM blog and just read your entry on Beth's today. The picture of your beautiful family has always caught my eye!!

You're definitely in my prayer journal and I'll be more than glad to walk with you. I'm not too far from you (in Aggieland!) and have been to Austin several times in the last 3 weeks.

"He knows it's scarey to be us" is something I will always remember and I pray that His loving arms will remain around you and your family during this time and that His strength will see you through what comes your way. I'm sure your surgeon was hand picked by God! What a story that was!

If I can do anything to help, besides pray, please let me know.

Easter Blessings,
Bobbie

Lipstick, Spurs and The WORD 4/10/2009  

I don't know if you remember me...I introduced myself to you at the Living Proof Live Event in San Antonio in the bathroom. You had just moved to Austin and a day before the event I stubbled across your blog and read about your move.
TOday once again..I stubbled across and read your entry.
Beverly, I am praying for you.
Prov 4:20-22 "My son, attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh."

Amy Jo

Mary Lou 4/10/2009  

Oh, Bev you have been on my mind for days and weeks and I've missed "talking" to you. This breaks my heart. However, I do see His hand in all of this and that He has gone before you. Those five women told you about this one doctor and then the Lord put Him at a table with you. That is the Hand of God and I know that you already know that fact, but I wanted to put it in black ink on white background. As I was reading my Bible the other day, I came across a scripture that had your name written by it and I smiled. One of the many that you sent me last year as we read the Bible thru together. He is the stability of our times and our lives...that is one that you gave me at some point last year. I truly believe He has gone before you and He is going to straighten out this crooked path in front of you. You are in my prayers. You have been in my thoughts and it is evident from all of the posts that there are many, many of us praying for you as you walk thru this time in your life. May He be the lifter of your head today and in all the days to come. I am here for you. Blessings....your sister in Christ in Tennessee...Mary Lou

Big Mama 4/10/2009  

I am praying for you, Bev. He will be faithful.

Fran 4/10/2009  

Coming back by to say you are so on my heart. Praying for you tonight and always.

I love you,
Fran

Kim 4/10/2009  

Hi Bev,

I follow the Siesta Fiesta blog and saw a link to pray for you. I hope you don't mind another "Siesta" on here, but I just wanted you to know I will pray for you and follow your blog so I can keep up with God's work in your life. I pray you will "find rest in the shadow of the Almighty"....

Blessings,
Kim
Hideaway, TX

Nise' 4/10/2009  

I be praying for you Bev! It seems so easy to say, yet it is a privilege and honor. Love you.

connorcolesmom 4/10/2009  

Bev,
You are so LOVED and it is my privilege to pray for you!
Please keep me posted and know that God has you safely in the the palm of His hand!
Love you

kathleen in TX 4/10/2009  

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you,
He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

My prayers are with you!

annie's eyes 4/11/2009  

Beautiful Bev,
The Lord is carrying you. You don't have to do anything but say, "Here, Jesus." I'm so thankful we can talk, too. Words fall so short--I am so very sorry you are going through this. It breaks my heart. I hate breast cancer so much, but I trust Him. And when you are feeling like you can't pray, know I will stand in that gap with others on your behalf. As I read Thursday evening, that same Scripture from Psalm 27 I marked to send you as well as: Psalm 18:39 and Ps 84:5-12, and Psalm 30: 1-2. Psalm 27:13 was the first one and I will pray that every time I pray for you. Love you, dear friend. Annette

PS It is uncanny how some of the made=up words in word verification are applicable--below the one I type is c-h-o-p-e. Hope. . .

Lindsee 4/11/2009  

Sweet Bev-

This post never came up in my google reader, so I feel so behind. I'll have you know that my stomach dropped when I read this. I am so sorry that you and your family are going to have to travel this road now! I pray that many loved ones and friends come around you, support you, love you, pray for you and do everything the body of Christ is supposed to do. You are so loved here in blogworld and we are praying for you! Please keep us updated as much as you can.

Love you much. Praying for you this day and this weekend, that it will be sweet despite the emotions you are going through.

Lindsee

Yolanda 4/11/2009  

I just found you via Holly at Crown Laid Down.

I will be praying for you, and I'm adding you to my prayer list as well.

I'll be back....

Lovingly,
Yolanda

HIS Daughter 4/11/2009  

Bev,
I've seen your strength from the beginning of my Christian journey via this blog. You KNOW HIM and HE knows you....HE alone is your strength.

I am praying with you and believing with you. In all things may the name of the LORD be praised.

Love your Sister in Christ,
Teri

Pamela (His maidservant) 4/11/2009  

I am new to your site. A friend asked me come here and to add you to my prayers and I will. Dear child of God, His hand has already been shown in this-live in His confidence!! It will give you strength and it will be your hope. What an amazing journey so far. God is good!! Though your emotions are raw, God is real and He has chosen you for such a time as this. In all this fear and frustration, continue to focus on Him. Live His plan. He is with you-that is so obivious so far. Again, God is good!!

Praying for you!

In His Graces~Pamela

Ang baylis 4/11/2009  

You have sisters in Christ all around the country praying for you! I'm one more who is honored to pray for you. Breast cancer took my oldest sister, but her faith inspired me enough to be here typing this note to you! You have encouraged SO many since the first time I met you. Know that you are not alone in this! WE are your prayer warriors! I'm praying for HOPE for you and for you to Keep Believing God! I love you, Bev! I'm so glad God made our paths cross! I'm on my knees for you!
Angie xoxo

p.s. If you want to e-mail me, I will pray for anything specific you'd like me to pray for you, too!
Happy Easter!!!

Phil and Lori 4/11/2009  

Bev, I'll never forget you. I met you at a Beth Moore taping last spring. You took a pic of me and my friend with your phone and sent it to my phone. We were the two girls from West Texas. You later gave us directions to a Pei Wei. Remember me? I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I will pray for you. May you feel Him and His strength. He is with you. My heart is with you.

annie's eyes 4/12/2009  

It's Resurrection Sunday, Bev, and my prayer this morning is for your heart to rise to meet His this holy day. He is risen indeed. Alleluia. Easter blessings and much healing! Love, Annette

Kristin 4/12/2009  

Oh Bev, I'm so sorry! I just happened to think to check your blog this morning. It's Easter and we are celebrating our risen Lord! God led you to my blog over a year ago and even though I wasn't very good at keeping it up, you have been such a strong encouragement to me! The Lord has used you to minister to my heart and obviously so many others. I pray we can be a source of comfort to you in this hard time! I will be praying for you sweet friend. I love you so much!
~Kristin

Kim 4/12/2009  

Praying it for you. Found you thru the LPL blog.
Peace,
Kim Feth
Apex, NC

debra 4/14/2009  

Praying!

Praying for Our Friend Joanne Psalm 131:3 Waiting on God. Hope Now. Hope Always.

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I have another blog where I blog daily as a small group of us read through the New Testament this year. It's called A String of Pearls. We carry each other on mats (when we just can't walk anymore) to Jesus and sweet things like that.

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