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...)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hope for tomorrow...

Just a note:  During this time of the Japan earthquake/tsunami disaster, the information being reported is mixed.  I would rather hear the truth, even if it is not what I wanted to hear.  I cannot believe that this radiation release will not have a bigger effect on the people of Japan, and the world , than we are being told.  I do not want to be an alarmist, just realistic.  Now, I am told there is a post online that the Navy is taking away personal phones and computers on ships near Japan.  Is this so information leaks will be at a minimum?  If this post is to be believed, what is there to leak?  While in Kennewick, at my doctor appointment, my sister and I stopped at the health food store(s) to check on their supply of Iodine.  None.  And, unable to get any further supplies for a while. I am told that there is a government stockpile.  That information might be correct, but how long will it take to have it available for consumption to the average citizen?  Maybe I am worrying over nothing.  And yet, I pray that 15-20 years from now I don't have family being diagnosed with cancer due to this.   

Thursday, 03/16
It is so nice to have the weather changing into Spring.  The drive into my doctor is so much more pleasant without ice, snow, and rain.  The wind, as we do have that during Spring, can be managed.  But, there are times when driving the wind is so hard that it plasters the tumbleweeds against the car.  On occasion, we have had to stop the car and pull off the tumbleweeds. 

Arrived for the MRI test, and find that I need another IV.  It has been a while since my last MRI, and I forgot that this was the machine with the long tube you are enclosed in.  On top of that, I am not good at holding my breath... and the entire test is "breathe in" and "hold."  When I quickly breathe in, my asthma kicks in and I want to cough.  Try holding a cough in, and keep your abdoman extended. Really it is not bad if you are not claustrophobic or have asthma.  If you do have these issues, the short test can appear long!

Afterwards wanted to go eat!  Had to fast before the MRI.  Gloria and I went to a new Italian place in Kennewick.  Since I have been having an issue with tomato burning my mouth, we ordered pizza with olive oil and pesto sauce as the base.  Wow, never would have believed it... better than with tomato sauce base. Only ordered a small pizza as I was going to my doctor in two hours

Then, went to primary doctor about my diabetic issues.  He said that as long as I have chemo/steroids, inhaler/steroids, and other issues that my glucose levels would be up.  I have to test several times a day, and now insulin shots twice a day.  The amount goes up daily until my glucose reaches an acceptable number at twelve hour intervals. 

I am doing more in-depth research into N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine and Alpha Lipoic Sustain.  This promotes Glutathione and is a precursor to Glutathoine.  My sister says that since she has been on this her blood pressure is better.  I have also read that it may help my glucose levels.  So... read, read, read and hope I find something that will help.

Today (Friday, 03/18) I would like to send prayers for a cancer surgery that is taking place in Seattle right now.  Once of my son's co-workers (Washington State Patrol) is having a serious cancer surgery.  I am proud of the local Tri-Cities police/justice community and how they have come together to help this young man and his family.  This is going to be a long recovery.  I believe with God's influence, a blessed recovery is possible.

Enthusiasm is contagious.  You could start an epidemic
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  1. Hello Marie, thanks for stopping Love has THYMIC CARCINOMA, very rare cancer that also metastisized to his bones. He has had 5 radiation treatments and is now doing chemo. Pacitaxel and Carboplatin every 3 weeks. I am trusting it will by us some time. Sorry that you have such medicare problems. In the province we live in...Saskatchewan all his treatments are paid for. Because he is 'terminal' and part of the palliative care unit his meds are paid for. It is sad that the US doesn't have such things in place. We won't ever be whining about the amount of taxes we pay now that we see that it covers such things as this. Blessings, ttyl

  2. Marie, I am praying for the safety and aid for those dear people in Japan, as well as the gospel to be known to all. I also pray for those going through surgery and struggling with health issues....and of course, I never cease praying for you! Thank you for your sweet words of encouragment on my post!
    Love, Lorraine