Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday dear me
Happy Birthday to me............

Regardless of adversity, it's a good life & I choose to celebrate it and share it! Cherish it and respect it! Protect it and claim it! Live it and let it live through me!
And most importantly be thankful to God for it!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009


My son and I took in the incredible historical sights of Philly......

Philly Livestrong Challenge

The Philly Challenge was incredible.....6,500 survivors and supporters walking, running and cycling to pick a fight with cancer. 

As I crossed the finish line, the announcers began to play "Three Little Birds", which is one of my favorite songs.

Singing:"Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be all right!".................................

Monday, August 17, 2009

Philly Challenge

YAHOO!!!! I plan to SHOUT all the way to the finish line in Philly this weekend!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


One foot crossed the finish line today and the other is airborne as I complete the final chemo in a 6 hour stretch. It has been a long 8 months, believe I will complete this round with a grand total of 36 cocktails. What a good day it is to hear you are done with chemotherapy..what a good day it is to be able to walk out of the cancer center knowing that you have beat cancer (healed) again and what a good day it is when you can share that with family and friends. 
There are many who have not had that good day yet. After many conversations with God over the past months, I know that my purpose is to be that of a fight for others to have freedom from this enemy, cancer, and to have that good day... that Independence Day! 
It's the obligation of the survivor!
I challenge my friends, family and community to stop picking a 'grade school playground pansy fight' with cancer and 'WAGE A FREAKIN' WAR!'... and the way to start is by "having the back" of someone in your community that is fighting cancer. Find a creative way to provide a little joy for that person as  laughter does a body good like medicine. Share the hope that you have with them (be sure you have hope first), cook for that family, stock their pantry or just be that one email that comes in every day with those "You Rock" notes and above all pray for them. 
We have the incredible opportunity to be there for one another as human beings yet we are so wrapped up in "the stuff'" of life that we miss miracle moments. 
I have decided to wage war on cancer and his side-kick satan and as long as there is breath in my body and I continue to wake up every morning, I will be that hope for others. God has given me life, breath and joy and I choose not to waste it on shallow living.
So to cancer and your side-kick, satan, IT IS ON!... and I already know we win because I have read the back of the book!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

An Obedient Stranger

While in the cancer center waiting room about to be taken back to chemo amongst way too many precious others, I might add, I noticed a lady across the room who continued to glance over my way and then quickly turning away. After several moments of this, I began to seek God in wonder if I was being asked to speak to this lady in hopes to offer her encouragement, knowing she was there for her own personal reasons. Suddenly, she comes running over to me, stoops down to look me in my eyes, which is when I noticed hers were full of tears, placed a pretty strong grip onto my arm with one of her hands and leans into me. She then precedes to tell me this: "God has just told me not to question Him but to get up out of my chair and come to you to tell you that no matter what you've been told or what it looks like, you have not lost your healing." She did not know me and I did not know her but she said to me that you have not lost the miracle you received years ago and that you are still healed. She said that God has favored me and there will be showers of blessings that I will not be able to contain poured out in my life in the next season. She proceeded to "Speak in the Spirit/Tongues," then she grab my same arm with her other hand and I felt electricity move through her body to the point that she almost fell. She then said to me that God has shown me great favor and that I have walked in healing because I have spoke healing. She said I am rewarded because of my trust in Him. She then hugged me, called me sister and told me to walk in it. She went out of the doctor's office as they had finished seeing her mother shouting all the way.
Now I am not crazy enough to think that everyone would believe this or accept it but how do you explain that this lady knew that I was told I was completely free of cancer 5 years ago (I have the doctor's report to prove it) and how did she know that every time someone talks doubt to me or says I had a reoccurrence, I cringe!
How did she know that I would not call her crazy and tell her to go away from me? If God did not tell her these things then how did she know? She had brought her mother in for a check up, which she does every six months but I had never seen her before nor had she seen me.
If I have learned anything about God, it is this - He is faithful! He just spoke to an open vessel, she made the choice to be obedient and I, in turn, received a real Word from God. I have to tell you...while she was speaking to me, the Holy Spirit told me to be quiet and just rest in what she would say to me.
I thanked her and that was all I could do. I was left with a peace and a deep joy that I could never explain to you with words. I have to tell you, friends, when you know God and you really have relationship with Jesus, there is no shame in life or fear in death. I will live and I will spend everyday of my life proclaiming His Goodness. I went back for the chemo and slept like a newborn baby wrapped up in her daddy's arms. All because of an obedient stranger.
God offers us the opportunity to minister and be an instrument of hope and healing.
Let's take it!