Tuesday, February 15, 2011


"Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go." Isaiah 48:17 ESV
No event in your life is a mistake. I will use every circumstance to enrich your ministry and perfect your soul. (The Come Away My Beloved Devotional Book, Frances J. Roberts)

This was a little devotional that was shared with me today by a friend before my daughter's follow-up appointment. She got good news. The cancer is only in her breast, stage 1-2a. It is hormone receptor positive. The BRCA test for the hereditary gene was negative.  It is easily treated with chemo. She will see the medical oncologist next Thursday. They will do chemo and see how the cancer responds to that before doing surgery. She said she will probably be a part of a clinical trial. They will use the same drugs, just different timing/variations. So I guess she will find out the schedule for chemo next week when she sees the oncologist. 

Here is another "snippet" that God gave me on Sunday from a speaker at a women's conference I was attending. The speaker had been talking this weekend about us having a specific, personal assignment/agenda from God. Sunday her title was Broken Pieces. She said any assignment from God comes with resources from heaven, & we have full power with authority from heaven to fulfill that assignment. At the end of the session she lifted a necklace to show us. She said it was a Sea Jewel. It is broken glass that has been worn smooth by the sea or a body of water by the natural tumbling action of the tides, the waves, and the sand. Here is a paraphrase as I put the notes together of what she said: "God wants to make a sea jewel from breast cancer with the Living Water. Take God's assignment. It will come with authority to help others who will face this."

As I have been amazed at the ways God shows Himself through my circumstances, so have she and I as she embarks on this journey He has ordained for her to take with Him!