My Cancer Blog

Monday, April 6, 2015

Getting Caught Up

 
 I hope everyone had a nice Easter celebration. In my mind, every day is a time to celebrate our resurrected Lord!
This time last year (Good Friday 2014)...I remember sitting in my oncologist's office receiving a chemo infusion and listening to the other women and even the doctor and his staff making various plans for Easter at their churches. I remember wishing that I had a church family to celebrate with, and hoping that this year(2015) would be different...The Lord knows my heart and He brought a way for me to re-connect with my church family from years ago, this year...and I am pleased to announce that I have been enjoying the teaching and fellowship at the women's Bible study on Thursdays, and Sunday worship is sweeter than ever...Everyone there welcomed me back with open arms! 
 

 
It is hard to believe another year of wedded bliss has flown by as we celebrated our 32nd. wedding anniversary on March 23rd...We camped out in the camper in the yard! The temps were below zero both nights that weekend, but the small propane heater kept us warm and snug!
 
 
Well, that's about all that I have to report for now. I pray that everyone is well and enjoying some Spring weather if you are in a region where it is Springtime...We had a snow storm on Easter morning, and Jeff had to work clearing roads...so I ended up attending Church by myself yesterday, but everyone appreciated the extra salt that he dumped in front of the church just in time for the sunrise service.
 
 Remember that Jesus is very much alive and always will be. He is preparing a place for us so that we can be with him forever in Glory!
This is something to celebrate each and every day.
 
 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,
“This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,”
 

 then he adds,
“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”


Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
 
Hebrews 10:12-18
 
 


~Blessings & Love~
and remember, we are...
 
~NEVER FORSAKEN~

13 comments:

Jane said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Lisa! I'm glad you found a church home. I'm still searching but hopeful. Yes! To celebrating His resurrection everyday.

Jane

Never Forsaken said...

Thanks, Jane...I pray your search for a good church will be successful soon...Happy Spring!

Brenda said...

Yes Lisa, congratulations on 32 years of wedded bliss Our weather here in Wales has almost been like early Summer, with quite warm days. I love the Spring because of all the flowers coming back in the garden. Really glad that you are back in the church group.

Crown of Beauty said...

Dearest Lisa, Congratulations on your 32nd anniversary. I enjoyed catching up with you, since I haven't been on blogland much these past weeks (months, even). I do appreciate reading what has been going on in your life. I wish you a very meaningful Resurrection season… praise God you are well! The photos you took of your dog in the snow were beautiful. Oh… the only place I have been to in Michigan is the Detroit Metro, which is my point of entry each time I visit the USA… but next time I visit, I sure would love to visit a few friends who live right in Detroit City! I do appreciate our friendship Lisa… here's praying your church family will continue to bring you joy and delight and kingdom connections! Love, Lidia

Susie Swanson said...

Bless you sweet friend. Still sending up prayers for you. We've both come a long ways with God's help. Happy Belated Anniversary. Hope it was very special. Hugs, Love and Blessings, xo

Never Forsaken said...

Thank you so much for that prayer for continued joy, my friend...It is my prayer as well for all of us to share a joy that is special among God's family. I have not been online much myself lately, but I so appreciate visiting with my dear friends whenever I can!
I have not been to Detroit in many years....unfortunately it has suffered quite a lot of economic problems especially in these last few years...the crime rate is the worst in the country there as well...Be careful when you visit your friends, make sure you are not alone at the airport. Hopefully they live in a safe area of the city. Of course no place nowadays is really safe except under our Father's wing!
I also appreciate your friendship too, Lidia! I learn so much from you, you have such grace and I do admire you as a true godly woman!
Just think, the friendships we cultivate here on earth will continue into eternity because we are sisters in Christ...someday we all will meet in heaven, and that is a promise to look forward to!
With love~Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Thank you, my sweet friend! Yes, we have come a long way...and have a ways to go yet! God is not finished with us yet.
Our anniversary was very nice...we both ate too much of that cake though, lol!
((hugs)) ~Love you too~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Thank you, Brenda.
Your weather sounds lovely! It is still early for flowers here in the north...our trees have only begun to bud. I am glad to be back in church as well, my friend!

Sharon said...

Wonderful congratulations, Lisa, on your anniversary. And, I loved how you guys celebrated!! So cute.

Good to catch up with you, and to hear the recap on the last year of your journey. Hasn't the Lord been so faithful to all of us?!

Trusting you had a wonder-full Easter! May we remember to live in the promises of the Resurrection!

GOD BLESS!

Never Forsaken said...

Thanks, Sharon
Yes God has been so good!
And "Amen" to living in His promises!
God bless you~ Lisa

Jedidja said...

32 years! great. I hope that there are still many good years to live in peace and love together. How are you know. I hope spring is coming soon!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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Susie Swanson said...

Thinking of you dear friend and still lifting up prayers. hugs and Blessings, xo

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUD!

HAPPY 8TH B-DAY, BUD! I think he's had too many birthday cookies already today!