Tomorrow we are heading back to California with our beautiful daughter!! These past five months have flown by and it's time for us to get her settled out in California again as her husband is due to return from deployment in just a few weeks. To say having her home these last five months has been a huge blessing is an understatement.
We're going to stop and see the Grand Canyon on our way out there. We've never seen the Grand Canyon and may never be that close again, so we're going to take a brief detour and check it out. So I'll be checking off that bucket list item and standing in awe of God's beautiful creation. And for those of you from the 1970s era, we'll be "Standing On the Corner in Winslow, Arizona!" Another bucket list item!!!
Thank you to all the mighty prayer warriors out there lifting my mom before the Lord. She came through her first chemo treatment with flying colors. Her side effects have been minimal and manageable and we are praising God for that. She has another treatment this Monday, and they are adding in another chemo drug that is to cut off the blood supply to the tumors in her liver. We are standing on the Word that says the same power that conquered the grave lives in us. We have access to that same power through prayer and we are rebuking the enemy and cancer off of my mom in the name of Jesus. My Bible tells me the enemy has no authority over the children of God. I know none of us will live forever on this earth, but I will pray for healing until God either heals my mom or calls her home. THE SAME POWER THAT CONQUERED THE GRAVE LIVES IN US AND WE SPEAK HEALING IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!
Please pray for safe travels for us (my husband and I and our daughter) as we make the loooooooonnnnngggg drive across county to California. Pray that all goes smoothly in getting the apartment, moving their things, and setting up utilities, internet, etc. Pray that God continues to watch over our son-in-law and brings him (and all of our military men and women) home safely. Pray that God will bless our time together out there, and give my husband and I a safe flight home next Wednesday. This will only be the second time my husband and I have flown on an airplane without our kids. The last time was in October of 1989!
Keep thanking God for the healing He is performing in my mom's body. I appreciate so much your agreeing with us in prayer. We are keeping our eyes fixed on Him and trusting Him. God is good no matter what.
I'm reading the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan for the second time. If you haven't read it, I urge you to get a copy. It is a short book, and a fast read. What a reminder that Jesus desires that we fall completely in love with Him. He gave His life for us. When I think of it . . .well, it's indescribable.
One last prayer request . . . pray for our country and our leaders!!
I'll have pictures from our trip next week!