Sunday, October 9, 2011

Worry is a lack of faith

"Worry is a lack of faith" was one of Ricky's favorite things to say. Even after the tumor was diagnosed and staged and we were given the outcome probabilities, he still said it. A cousin posted tonight that "Worry does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace!" and that statement could not be more true! It does steal all the peace you could feel if we could learn to put our trust in Him, that He has a greater plan and we have to find comfort in it, and conform to it. "It is what it is" and we will have to accept that whatever the situation, it is what it is. We have to learn to deal with it, a very, very difficult lesson I had to learn. I was so afraid. The night Rick died was so hard. I didn't want to leave him so Patton's could come in and get him. But through the love and support of dear friends and family, we all made it through. It has been very difficult, and in about 7 weeks, we will mark the second anniversary of the tumor being found. I digress.

I learned last night after posting that a cousin (I have a zillion, and I love them all) has been diagnosed with breast cancer. I have not a clue the stage or what the plans are yet, but I do know she is a fighter. It was her daughter that posted about the worry......please remember them all in your prayers.

Darlene texted today that Raven was resting well, awaiting further testing to see where they are with the Chemo. Please remember them in your prayers.

Marilyn called from Washington state today. Her mom's service will be at a later date. She has chosen cremation, a memorial service will be planned. Please remember that family in your prayers as well. Marilyn just lost her dad recently and her husband has been sick as well.

It seems like everywhere you turn, there is somebody going through a trial. That is why we need to remember each other in prayer, lift up each other to the Lord. I know I fail in that so much! I am trying to do better.

The month of October marks several events: Breast Cancer Awareness (did you know it can be one of the most curable cancers when caught in time? Have you had your mammogram yet? Do you check for lumps every month? Why not? Don't think if you don't feel for anything, nothing will happen!); Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day October 15; Domestic Violence Awareness Month just to name a few.

With everything going on it is difficult not to worry! The Bible teaches us not to worry.
Matthew 6:34
34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
If I could just learn to trust in Him and lean on Him for everything, not just when I am in need, but every day! I am trying!

I love all y'all!
To be continued............

WVFD hay ride and Haunted House is now every
Friday and Saturday night through October 29

22 days until Halloween...

46 Days until Thanksgiving!

76 days until Christmas Day!
Just in case you need updating.....

Just thought y'all needed to keep up with these dates...........

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