A New Beginning

DSC_3622It is never to late in life for a new beginning.  Age or health problems out of my way!  When the Lord calls you He will equip you no matter where you are in life.  As many of you know, I have stage 4 advanced cancer.  It began in my kidney, and caused a loss of that kidney.  Then it metastasized to my lympnodes, and on to the lungs.  The nodules in my lungs have progressed from three to seven and my last progression was to the bones.  I have cancer in my right hip and left femur.  Then add on the fact that I am 74 and guess what, The Lord will use you no matter what state you are in.  I know this, I am alive and feel very blessed because the Lord is carrying me.  He carrys us all and the least we can do is help Him carry the big load of getting His word out to His people.

I have felt a calling to people with Cancer since the beginning of my journey with this disease.  I have, passed out my photos with scripture verses, to every one at the cancer center that I go to.  Even the staff has become accustomed to my bookmarks as I laminate them.  I also make something as a gift to every one with the scripture card.  I am assured thru their enthusiasm that they love my little ministry.  It helps me as well, to keep my mind on these good things and not the cancer that I fight.   Recently I started feeling another tug on my heart and it was for the women that I see on a regular basis.  They are my friends and in most cases on first name bases.  With this tug I ask the Lord what can I do for Him because I just want to serve Him until he takes me home.  He answered my question with, have a tea for those women with cancer.  It has begun.  Small beginnings should never be forsaken.

I had my first Tea on the second Wednesday of April.  I wanted it to be special, not clinical.  I went to a hospital and got a room to have the tea.  My precious family came right to my side.  My sweet husband said he would support this new ministry financially.  My daughters, and granddaughters were at my side to help me carry what I needed to the hospital.  I took all of my 25 teacups and saucers.  Three teapots, I made little cupcakes with flowers on top.  Two different tea sandwiches, My daughter inlaw made some yummy pinwheels.  I had cookies and a big bowl of beautiful assorted grapes.   Lace table cloths, fancy serving dishes, A huge floral from my again sweet husband.  It looked beautiful there in the other wise bland conference room.  No one came!  The beautiful thing was there were my kids, and grandkids and they all caught the vision.  I did the tea just like the room was full.  We had tea and I gave my mini message.  My family was touched.  They said this was just a practice tea.  You cant quit.  They all committed to help me go forward.  I had handed out 150 invitations with gift and had posters up at the cancer center.  So it could have been devastating to me, but its not over.  My second one will be in June.    I say all of this to say with everything that is in you no matter where you are in life.  Do something for Him.

I love all of you, and I am sorry that this is my first writing of 2018.  I had some Chemo changes and not feeling too good I quit writing, but Im back up and going again here on WordPress.

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My desire is to share my photography, to honor the Lord, and send out His word to all who might read. My photo's will include a scripture,and I write a devotional for each entry. The very least that I can do for our precious Lord Jesus. I am a wife to Jerry, my wonderful husband. We have 5 children, and 7 granchildren.

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