Friday, May 1, 2009

Romans 15:13

When I was setting up this blog, I wanted to put a verse from the Bible as the description. When I first found the lump, I was extremely scared. All the waiting that I had to do did not help much. I was a nervous wreck just waiting. I told myself to get over it, and I turned to God's Word for help. I wanted to find peace and remind myself that God would give me peace. So I found Philippians 4:6-7,

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

I clung to that verse, praying that God would just take care of me and give me PEACE! I didn't know what I was going to have go through, but I wanted peace. I found that peace and I calmed down. I was still scared, but I knew that God was giving me peace.

Back to setting up this blog. I was filling in all the different areas, and I came to the blog description. I got my Bible so I could type Philippians 4: 6-7 in correctly and my Bible opened up to Romans 15:13. The verse is one of several verses highlighted on that page. I really like the book of Romans because there are so many verses that Christians need to remember. But that verse is the one that caught my attention and I knew that was the verse I needed for strength during this time.

God does give hope and I trust him to take care of me and my family. He is giving me peace to handle this time in my life. He is giving me joy by giving me such wonderful friends and strangers who are praying for me. I want to overflow with hope so other women who are facing this same disease can have some of mine.

It is May 1st. I turn another year older on May 13th. In 28 days, I will have my surgery and the start of my journey to heal my body.


  1. May God bless you with continuous peace and rest. May you always have joy and laughter along the journey. And may you always know you are in my prayers - I'm on the journey with you.

  2. I'm praying for you and your family. I haven't stopped thinking of you guys since I heard the news!

  3. I'm praying for all of you during this time. I'm glad that you have set up this blog so that we can stay updated. May God bless you.

  4. Dear Mary Anne,
    You will be constantly in my prayers! No other teacher's aide I have had has ever measured up to your gift of picking ties out for me! I will try to keep Lane out of trouble in Houston!
    God bless and love,
    Coach Hawley
    Luke 18:1