Kim's Prayer

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." --2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Saturday, March 18, 2006

One more to go!

I went yesterday for my next to the last treatment and I feel great. I'm starting to get a little anxious about going back to Houston in April. April 10-12 to be exact. I feel so grateful to God that I have felt so good and have been able to just carry on as usual. From some of my blogs and comments from others, I guess you have picked up on my new endeavor. Running!

Learning to run, and I do mean learning, is everything I'm not. It's a journey that takes time, discipline and a strong positive mental attitude. It is a journey. A journey that I have to invite God along the way everyday. When I first learned of my second bout with Cancer, I just wanted it to be over. I still do. While I'm running I just want it to be over. I'm learning that life is a journey. You have to invite God along the way everyday. The path is sometimes more fun than others, sometimes a little warmer than I wish. But, I'm learning if I enjoy the scenery along the way before I know it I look up and there is the finish line. Sometimes God's gift may just be the journey itself. I don't just want to take in the sweetness of the finish line, I want to enjoy the run. Hebrews 12:1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

Much love to all,

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Romans 12:2

I'm still feeling good. I got my 4th treatment on Friday and I can tell my hair is starting to thin more, but Hey, I got so much hair I can afford to lose a little.

This has not happened in awhile so I thought I would share this "God thing" with ya! Last weekend Mark and I went to see my parents and on the way down I was reading a book given to me by a friend. In the cover of the book the author had signed her name and written Romans 12:2. "Be not conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." I didn't think much about it until I'm sitting at the kitchen table at Mom and Dad's and The Daily Devotional Guide, 'The Upper Room.' is lying there. Well, I pick it up turn to that day's devotional and right before my very eyes. "Be not conformed to this world." Being the Bible scholar that I am I immediately asked my Dad what does renewing of your mind mean exactly and how in the world do you do that?! His response was this: "stay in the word!" The Bible is the map for your life. You would not set out on a road trip without your map, why do you think you can live your life without a guide. The next twist to the story. My Bible study this week was about God's word. The Bible is God breathed! This is how God speaks to us. How are we gonna know what he is saying if we are not taking the time to read it?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

3 down 3 to go!

Three treatments down and three to go! I feel so blessed that I have not been sick and I continue to feel strong. I have been able to take care of my family and pretty much carry on with all normal activities. I'm starting to get a little anxious about going back to Houston.

However, I'm trying not to think about it just yet. Just trying to "Press On" as Steve L said in his blog. The Bible is filled with verses encouraging us to persevere, Little by little, and not by our might or our strength, but by his Spirit. You just never know how close you are to your miracle. Remember I said we all going to be better through this journey. So please keep fighting the good fight. Don't give up and our new phrase for the day- "Press On"