Saturday, July 15, 2006

Must Read

I just remembered John Piper was diagnosed with cancer recently, and I'd heard he wrote a great article about it. It's called "Don't Waste Your Cancer" and you can read it here: http://www.desiringgod.org/library/fresh_words/2006/021506.html

I remember thinking when I first heard about it that I didn't see a point in reading it since I didn't have cancer. It's encouraging one way or the other, though, and if God can bring about the same results in your life without using cancer to get your attention, praise Him.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Amy - thanks for sharing this post! What a blessing you are, even in times of illness.

My husband was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 31st. He has ALL, similar, but not exactly the same as yours.

I would not listen to the statistics. I would only listen to God. You are young, you are strong, and you have an incredible faith. Each day you continue on this journey, you are a 100% survivor. It is fine to feel discouraged from time to time... to feel scared.. this is scary! But, you are not a statistic (God know each hair on your head).

Email me if you would like to chat. I am here for you.. in fact, I am just a 4 hour drive away and a former Mizzou grad.

You are in my prayers, girl. You keep your eyes on Jesus and not the water.

Lisa (lisavanburen@yahoo.com)

Eric M Schumacher said...

Thank you for your witness and your honesty. I will pray for you and your family.

rachel davis said...

Wow, you've been a busy little blogger this weekend. It was so wonderful to read all of your posts, hear of the progress. God is fantastic, is he not?

love you,
Rachel

Nora said...

Hello Amy! Just a quick note from your RD (registered dietitian) friend... noticed how unhappy you were with the food so I have some "hospital" food tips: ask them for the pediatric menu... they will have some better choices on it than the normal ones. Also: try to get some Resource Fruit Beverage, okay??? It is a fruit drink that served with ice is like fruit juice on steriods-- it has some protein in it and some good calorie content. Also-- ask brandon to bring you some fruit cups...on a cooked food diet they have been sterilized, so you'll be able to have those. You can also have him bring you foods that are in a package that you are craving... like oreos, etc. You don't HAVE to eat the hospital food, it just needs to be in a package, sealed, so that you know it isn't bringing in any diseases. I got the phone number for the nutrition department today and am going to speak with them about getting you some food choices you like, okay? Let me know if you have any questions about it--and I'll try and answer them (noraeshank@hotmail.com)
Love you -- and all our prayers are with you!
Nora

Jackie Dennison said...

My dear Amy, It breaks my heart that you are having to go through this, but it also gladdens my heart to read your sweet comments about being thankful to God for allowing you to go through it to bring you closer to Him. I read that paragraph to my Sunday School class yesterday and had them all in tears hearing what a brave and faithful young woman you are to trust Him to completely in the face of adversity. We all pray for you daily. It is a joy to read all you have written. And bless Nora who is going to try to get you some food you can eat. Seafood gumbo doesn't sound good to me, and I'm not sick like you are. You have inspired me to stop complaining to myself about what I'm having to deal with healthwise knowing you can trust with all you have had to endure. Keep trusting the Lord, Amy. And don't every change. I love you and hope to see you after you get home and I can be in Columbia to visit my friend there. Love and prayers, Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hey Amy,
I am not sure if I have to be registered to post or anything, but I am so glad I can keep up with you through your posts. You would be suprised at how far God has spread those who are praying for you. Many who you don't even know!

I hope you enjoy your time with Gary. I can not imagine how hard it must be, but I am glad tht you are able to visit with him. Finally, find some good fresh food. Phooey on Dr's who wont let you eat what God created for us!!!

Nick

Anonymous said...

Amy,
I wanted to let you know that you are in the hearts and prayers of all of the church members here at First Baptist Vienna.
Your faith and passion for your family and your Lord is your crown. You are a child of the King, his Princess and I know that HE looks down upon you and smiles.
My prayer for you today is that our Lord will DELIGHT YOU! In the midst of your adversity may HE demonstrate to you HIS love and favor!
We are always praying on bended knee.

Angela Moles