Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hello sweet friends!

It's funny how quickly I adjusted to the retired life! Even though I usually didn't work for several days after a treatment, I still worried about what was going on at the office, what I was forgetting to do, etc. It was such a comfort this time to just come home and veg out for several days...and boy did I veg out! I slept all day on Saturday...and I mean all day. On Sunday I was able to attend worship and have lunch with Allie and Steve then headed back to the sofa for a few hours!

Steve and I have been invited to share our testimony of how God has been blessing us through this cancer journey. This is an awesome opportunity to share the wonders of God! It is hard to know where to start! Please pray for me over the next several weeks as I prepare.

I have a few things I'm getting involved in now that I am home. I know I can't do everything I want to do. Folks have asked that I keep them updated on what I'm doing and I guess this is the best way...who knows, you may get interested in some of these things and find a new hobby for yourself.

RELAY FOR LIFE - I will be heading up a team for the North Jefferson relay. The kickoff meeting is this weekend. We will be having several fundraisers in the coming months for this worthy cause. Our team name is Chemo Cowboys.

BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY - I have always loved these studies. Beth is so enthusiastic about the word of God. Her excitement is contagious! I attend the class on Tuesday morning but there is also one on Tuesday evenings. If you're interested and would like more info you can contact me or visit the church website: www.gfbconline.com. Look under Women's Ministries.

I've also committed to memorize scripture. My goal is one a week. I will try to remember to share the scripture and my progress with you. Hopefully it will inspire you to focus on scripture as well. This week's verse: Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” Psalm 40:5 NIV
Isn't this a great verse? It is so true...I know, all scripture is true...but this one is just right on. If we decided to write down every wonder God has done we would never reach the end. Sometimes I start listing the wonders of God before I go to sleep. I always fall asleep before I finish.

COUPONING - I'm going to try my hand at couponing. I've dabbled in it before, but never got really into it. I talked to several ladies at Bible Study today that save hundreds of dollars on groceries...I could definitely stand to save hundreds of dollars.

I almost forgot....medical update. My tumor markers inched up again. I'm no longer sitting comfortably in the single digits. I will have a PET scan next week to get a picture of my tumors - check their size, make sure there aren't more and see if the cancer has spread to other areas. I would love it if you could remember us in your prayers for the next week or so. Of course, I am praying that this scan will reveal good news, but ultimately my prayer is that God's glory will be revealed.

BLOG NOTE: I would love to hear from those that read this blog. I'm not asking for kudos, I just love conversation. Reply and let's get a conversation going.

Much love and good night!


  1. Amy,
    I love reading your blogs. You are in my prayers.


  2. I love couponing, so let me know if I can help you in any way. I save between 50% to 75% on most grocery trips. My email is uarayray@gmail.com