GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)


one thousand gifts #238-244

Well, if you happened to read my post last Friday, then you already know that my Dad has been diagnosed with cancer.  Today he is getting a MRI scan and a PET/CT scan so the doctors can know exactly what they're dealing with and what the best treatment plan will be.  By tomorrow they should have at least figured out if the cancer can be removed surgically or not.  The mass they found is in Dad's right lung, so we are praying that it's only in the one place and not affecting any other organs.  Strange in a way to be praying that he can have surgery, but the chances of the cancer returning after treatment are greater if they cannot physically remove the mass. 

{Please, Lord--Let them be able to surgically remove that mass!} 

Your prayers are a blessing and are much appreciated as we walk through this valley.  Thank you.

Now to continue with my Multitudes on Mondays.  It's especially good to remember our blessings in these "times that try the soul." 

#238  laughter
#239  music.  specifically songs that touch my soul in a special way just when i need a reminder that God loves me and he "can see something else" even when all is darkness to me.  (thanks, Sara Groves, for writing "From This One Place." i love it!)
#240  friends
#241  prayers...and pray-ers!
#242  good doctors and specialists
#243  special housing for Mom & Dad (and/or us too if Dad has surgery) that is close to the hospital and not super-expensive.
#244  Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through [Christ] who gives me strength."  And yes, even dealing with cancer falls under the term all

I think that's  all for today.  I will probably update as I can (or as I feel the need to vent).
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