a quick update after Phoenix, Arizona

May 9, 2016

I know specifically so many of you are curious about how my health held out throughout last week as I traveled to Phoenix, Arizona for some speaking engagements. I am so humbled to share that the Lord truly answered all of your prayers as there were no "major" issues. There were some minor ones and my body is exhausted, but it was a beautiful gift to my heart and truly was a time of "refreshing" for my spirit. 

I am also looking forward to how this trip has opened up some new speaking engagements and I look forward to sharing that more with y'all in the upcoming weeks. (If you are ever interested in having me speak at an event, bible study, class, etc. you can find out more about what I speak on at my personal website by clicking HERE!) 

 I am reminded that we are gently and lovingly carried by the Lord and met with grace for each day (Psalm 68:19). As I returned home and am facing these next few weeks of lots of things on my plate (moving out of my grandmother's house to our camp, working on things for the shop, finishing up last minute edits for "When Mercy Beckons", starting a precursor round of drugs before the port, and other things) I am gently reminded that God will continue to meet me each day.  So today there is a mixture of hard and good. Tears and rejoicing. Struggling and trusting. And knowing that my pain and discouragement will be preciously and tenderly met by the God of love that bids me to trust Him in new ways. 

As I continue to finish up this "precursor round" of treatment before heading out to California, our specific prayer request for the Port placement would be that it would go smoothly and that I would be able to handle the first round of trial drugs with no severe reaction. We might have to try different meds to figure out which is the best and this for me is of great concern and I appreciate your faithful prayers. I also appreciate your continued prayers for all of the financial means to come in for this trip.

Words can't express how grateful I am for all of your kind support and love during this time. I can't wait to share more with you about my Phoenix trip!!

 Thank you again for all of your support, love, and prayers. You are a blessing!

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