Sorry I've been absent this past week... lots has been going on in our lives and after this weekend I will sit down and share all of it.
Here's a little bit of what I've already shared on IG:
This guy right here is not only my hubby of almost 28 years, he is my best friend of close to 30 years. He makes me laugh every day, he challenges me and makes me see things from a different point of view. (Even though we may not end up agreeing) I was thinking about love this week and you know what... Love is a BIG risk. To give your heart to someone and to say here it is, I'm giving you "me" and I'm loving you back 100%... that's scary! I think of the chances of it working in today's world and it's pretty low. But when it does work... Wow! 🎯 ❤️🎉 When two people decide to say those words, make that commitment to stay loyal to each other and make a life together it is so very beautiful and SO worth it! Even the hills and valleys that you will undoubtably go through make that love even stronger! I mean life is not all champagne and roses. You will go through hard things. And right now we are in one of those hard times. So I am asking for your prayers for this guy that I love whole heartedly. He hasn't been feeling well for a while. Little things here and there, but last week he found a large lump on his thyroid. So the Dr. took a look at it and is concerned. Lance's mom has thyroid cancer and his family history isn't great. So his Dr is getting him in for an ultrasound and biopsy next Tuesday. The last few days have been a blur, but the Lord has been so ever present. Reminding us of His peace and comfort and showing us so much love through our friends and family. I've always been open and honest about our lives and our faith in Jesus Christ. Those are the things that keep me sane. And loving someone so deeply is worth the risk because you get to live life so full. So my advice to you young ones out there... take the risk, love deeply and marry your best friend! ❤️
We did have the ultrasound yesterday, but not the biopsy. They said that we would get the results within a few days... but they called late the SAME DAY! They said the two nodules on the right side are BENIGN! Praise the LORD! What is a bit confusing to us is that the place he found the lump is on the LEFT side... So we also have an appointment on next Monday to see the Endo Dr. and they will look at the ultrasound results and do a biopsy right there if they feel it's needed. We are taking these results and a HUGE praise report and praying that the left side with be benign as well!
John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." Yes and Amen! This verse has come up over the last month or two soooo many times in my daily life. I guess God's trying to remind me of something. This. That we can have an abundant life because of Jesus Christ and what He came to bring us. Yes there is evil, sickness, hurt... basically junk in this world. But God came to take all that away... on a cross that broke the power of the enemy. Will we go through hard times still?? YES. Does it pretty much stink sometimes... YES. But we are not consumed! We have such a loving God that provides for us in every situation we face! I could list so many times where we have faced hard things but He was in the midst of them... providing ways out. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have my Savior to turn to. Why would you want to do this life without Him in your life? The peace He gives no other person, place or thing can offer. Trust Him today. It's a peace that passes all understanding... and I for one say YES to that kind of comfort in my life. Yesterday was filled with so much love and peace. I am overwhelmed by the prayers and love we feel from all of YOU!! Prayer is powerful and we feel it! My way to get my feelings out is to Bible Journal. So I just went in my art room and painted in my Bible!! I'll post more on my @awelldocumentedlife IG but wanted to say Thank You to all of YOU and to my Jesus who is the answer to a life abundantly. If you don't know who this Jesus is, please always know I'd love to tell you about Him. ❤️
His PEACE is not peace like the world gives... It truly passes ALL understanding!
We are headed on a trip... or I should say a journey. I will share with you more on that next week when I pray we will have many more questions answered! But here's something I'm going to send out into the world as a DREAM BIG prayer...
Hebrews 10:23-25 "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
In my prayer time and devotional/prayer journal time the Lord has given me the words "A Gathering Place" and pointed me to the verse above. I don't even know what that means, but I know that we are stepping out in faith and going to see where the Lord takes us! It's scary for me to even post this sketch (I'm not really sure if you can even call it that...) more like some of the scribbles of what I have been having a vision for... A place with land, a place to gather people, to love on people and share His love with them through worship, bible journaling, creating... I don't know what that looks like yet. But I know that this weekend will be at time for our family to recharge in a beautiful part of our country and see where the Lord is leading us.