I continue to think about this subject. Unforgiveness is one of the major hindrances that can hinder your healing. Listen to what Jesus says in Mark 11:25-26. "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and [let it drop](leave it, let it go), in order that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings." Happy New Year 2011, I still think this an important message! A quote by Author: Tami Hoag 2007... What purpose does it serve to hold that anger? What good does it do? Hatred is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die of it."

An Opinion... Isn't it amazing that almost everyone has an opinion to offer about the bible (as well as other subjects), and yet so few have studied it (or the subject)? R. C. Sproul, If only one would read before speaking, they would not look so foolish. Yet, I don't want to get in anyone's face... so I keep dropping hints. Does it help? I hope so...)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Trying to stay focused...

I am not used "wanting" to sleep the day away. Normally, under stress I go into overdrive; clean, organize, work in the yard, etc. My sister (Gloria) is waiting for me to paint her laundry room again, which is what I did during one of my stress periods a few years ago. While frustrated in this waiting mode, I am trying to focus on prayer, faith and hope. Also, focusing on tasks to keep me busy and focused on what is positive, feeling good about my accomplishments, and sleeping because I am tired. I do not want to waste my days!

If I had to receive this news, it is good that the month is late in the year and gardening was about done anyway. I have such a hard time seeing part of God's beauty dry up and choke from weeds. My personality doesn't allow me to ignore tasks I have set out to complete. That is going to be an issue during this process. I have to develop patience, the ability to prioritize what is important, and listen to advice. And, the big one... I am not always right. Ouch!

Finally... my tomato plants are producing a little. For some reason, Gloria's (sister) yard does not grow vegetables well. Flowers yes, but vegetable plants develop a mold. The plants are beautiful, but the blossoms fall off. Oh well, next year forget the work and go to the farmer's market.


  1. Mom~

    You are a strong woman and we as a family will be by your side to fight the cancer. You are not alone, you have so many friends and family members on your side, positive thoughts are what we need to focus on right now. I love you! Tina

  2. Hi Marie,

    I'm here for you if you need any help. Of course I'm not sure where you'll be staying, but the offers there. Don't be afraid to use it. I sure have missed you. By the way I think everything will work out great for God's glory. I think you'll be fine in the end. So you just keep up with the positive thoughts, take a break and enjoy everyone around you.

    love always,
    Victoria Thornton