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Faith or Fear in the Storm?

This last week, earth lost an amazing woman, but heaven gained a precious saint. The life and testimony of Amy Caldwell Bixby have been an encouragement to many, myself included.

Thank you!

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated through this website. I just ordered more supplements, per my doctor's recommendation, and paid through my PayPal account, thanks to your generosity! Every contribution means so much to Dan and me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Smile

If We Could See

From the start, let me apologize for being overdue in this update. I know many of you check this site frequently, and you are concerned and curious as to what's going on!

To be honest with you, I seem to have been experiencing "writer's block" and it wasn't until a divinely arranged meeting earlier this week that I was brought out of it. So here I am again. Thank you for your patience.

Prayer Request

Above: crabapple blossoms in our yard last month

Today I completed the seventh of the eight treatments! How exciting that the end is nearing. Besides fatigue, the main side effect of this drug has been intense bone pain on days 3 and 4.

5K Walk4Faith

My dear friend Stephanie is running tomorrow in the 5K Walk 4 Faith at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. She and her friends are raising money for my cancer treatments. Isn't that incredibly kind of them?

A Trusted Lot

Thank You for Praying

Still in the Storm

Earlier this week, I was reading Psalm 55 and read these familiar but powerful verses (15-18):

As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.

Our Great God

The last treatment was more taxing than the first two--the side effects longer-lasting. As you could probably imagine, nothing about chemo is pleasant, but I am thankful for God's strength, especially in my weakness! Isaiah 40:31; 2Corinthians 12:9.

Sufficient Grace

“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Yesterday morning I woke up with that thought. Truly, God’s grace continues to be enough and more than enough. Thank you so much for praying for me.

BRCA Genes and Chemo

BRCA RibbonEarlier this month, we met with a genetic counselor, and I had blood drawn to test for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.

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