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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bringing In The Harvest

 Proverbs 17:22 NIV
A cheerful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Today is Thursday and that means The Sunshine Project!! Summer is not putting the link up, it is her friend Kimberly from Kimberly's Korner who is helping her out by hosting it. If you have some sunshine that you want to share, why don't you link up with Kimberly and hopefully Summer will read it and be filled with some joy.

Garden 2012

As most of you know this spring my kids and I planted a garden. Now, the end of August, the garden is really producing. We have peas, beans, cucumbers, onions, swish chard, carrots, zucchini and tomatoes (green still) coming out of our ears!! Corn will be ready in a couple of weeks and the birds will be feasting on the sunflowers. The mint, catnip, chives, sage and oregano seem to be doing fine but I may just have to move them next year as I think the soil is not the best where they are.


Next year, I will have to reconsider what we plant and just how much we plant as I have zucchini coming out of my ears! I mean there is only so much of this vegetable that one can eat even if processed, froze and saved to put into banana bread and fritters. I do believe I will be giving it away to some of the people at my church. ;P

Stuffed Zucchini


Tomatoes! There are SO many green tomatoes and not a red one yet. I sure do hope they start changing soon because here in the north our growing season is short and I am expecting some frost during the night time very soon.


Stew with fresh garden veggies!

I'm linking up with Kimberly, Kimberly's Korner for Summer's The Sunshine Project. 

Psalm 65:9-13 NIV
You care for the land and water it;
    you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
    to provide the people with grain,
    for so you have ordained it.
You drench its furrows
    and level its ridges;
you soften it with showers
    and bless its crops.
You crown the year with your bounty,
    and your carts overflow with abundance.
The grasslands of the desert overflow;
    the hills are clothed with gladness.
The meadows are covered with flocks
    and the valleys are mantled with grain;
    they shout for joy and sing.

God Bless!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

God Does Not Lie

Romans 3:3-4 NIV
What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness? Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar.

Our God is solid. He cannot lie. 
His word stands the test of time. Even right now prophecies are coming true before our very eyes. It is us who doubt, who question if what is happening is just fluky nature. I say the weird weather is not fluky or a coincidence but it is God's very hand unfolding what He foretold. 

Friend, believe His word for what it is, Truth. 

I'm linking up with Barbie, Fresh Brewed Sunday.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lucy Sunshine

Hello all!!!

I have some super Sunshine for this week and it all has to do with Lucy. Below is taken directly from Lucy's blog, 2 3 Kids, a Mini Van and a Mortgage.  

Lucy had a weigh in.  Drum roll......... 17 kilos!!!!!  That's 37.4lbs, baby!  38 lbs is what Lucy weighed the day she was diagnosed.  February 23, 2011.  She is almost there.  With the way she has been eating lately I bet she hits it by next week.  I am going to buy stock in Eggo's waffles and syrup. 

The best news of the day is that her most recent pathology and cytology reports came back and there was NO sign of cancer or infection in her brain.  When the holes were drilled in her skull the fluid that was expelled was a little questionable.  I haven't really mentioned it to anyone because honestly, it was just easier to not talk about.  There was a collective sigh of relief in the room once Dr. B told us the news.  Thank you God!  We still don't have an answer as to why she retained the fluid in the first place, which unfortunately means that we don't have a definitive way of preventing it from ever happening again.  We will be standing vigil though.  Always looking for changes.

This is totally God's hand here. If you recall, Lucy had quite the scare only in June as she was deathly ill and her mom thought she was going to die. Lucy was blind, having seizures and the doctors thought the cancer had returned. They even did a scan that showed the cancer had returned and they had given her no hope. Only later did they look again at the scan and started questioning their judgement. With many, many people praying all over the world, Lucy's eyesight returned and the doctors saw that there was NO cancer in her brain. Since then she and her family have been on quite the ride as they have had to deal with seizures but the most amazing news is this new post from her mom. There is NO sign of cancer!! PRAISE GOD! You can read it all here in The Post That's Needs To Be Read If you are interested in reading the whole story, please visit Lucy's blog and read the posts put up in June and the last post from May.

I'm linking up with Summer for The Sunshine Project. 

Exodus 15:1-3 NIV
“I will sing to the Lord,
    for he is highly exalted.
The horse and its rider 
    he has hurled into the sea. 
The Lord is my strength and my song;
    he has become my salvation. 
He is my God, and I will praise him,
    my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a warrior; 
    the Lord is his name. 

Praising and praising GOD!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Hi everyone! I am finally back from my camping trip. It was a time of extreme experience and innovations on  the part of my husband and I. :s Let's just say that I am so glad to finally be home. :)

Please lift our sweet sister Summer up in prayer. She is having another flare with so many side affects from DM. Her chemo pills have been increased even though her liver enzymes are still not normal. Please pray that her liver can handle this increase in pills and that her muscles will release. Pray for remission and quick recovery for her.

Summer is such a fighter and I am so proud and honoured to know her. Stand beside me and fight for her. Thanks!!

Isaiah 41:10 NIV
So do not fear, for I am with you; 
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Praying and praying for you my sister!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I wasn't going to make a post as I am very busy getting ready to leave on a camping/hiking/wedding trip with the family, but I just have to let you all know the updates on Chelle and Emily.

Here is an amazing testimony from Chelle taken directly from her blog...
...The speaker said there is someone here that is having...and he started naming off all the symptoms of what ever it is that "was" wrong with my heart...I almost fell out of my chair! We prayed and I know that the LORD touched and healed me. There is no way that he would have known any of the things that were wrong with me and no way he could have just put those symptoms together himself...because the things that happen are totally opposite of each other. My heart will go from beating so fast that I literally can't hardly keep breathing...and I can actually watch my chest go up and down with each slowing down so much at times I feel like I'm going to stop breathing. I claimed the healing when we all prayed and I claim the healing again right now. I will continue to do that . Friday I see the doc so he can tell me...Why are you here. There isn't anything wrong with you. And I will say...PRAISE theLORD!!! then tell him how GOD healed me!

Praising God for this and praying into it. Please continue to pray for Chelle as her doctor's appointment is this Friday August 10 2012. Pray the doctor will tell her there is nothing wrong with her heart. Thanks!!

Emily had a MIBG scan this week and the results came me CLEAR! No sign of cancer!! Praise GOD!! Below is directly from her blog...

Great news!! The MIBG is reported as completely negative (not even a single tumor spot was noted). I need to talk to the radiologist to reconfirm and I will call you back later.
Doug received the call,
Mr Hubbel, the MIBG scan is negative, compared to last scans done at CHOP. Doug did ask when we have Emily's scan after Round 6, would they possibily see something that he didn't.  He stated because they have state of the art they may be able to pick up slight/faint disease, but it is clear on ours.

Praising God!!! This is amazing! Please continue to pray for Emily as the doctors need to find out why she has these painful spots and why her leg is very sore.

Psalm 100:1-5 NIV

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God. 
    It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving 
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name. 
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; 
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

I'm linking up with Summer for the Sunshine Project


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pray For Emily

Please lift Emily up in your prayers as she is being admitted into hospital tomorrow for a biopsy.

From Emily Hubbel's blog:

Being Admitted to Hospital Tomorrow
Well Dr Gowda viewed the photos emailed to him and saw that the back of Emily's leg looks worse and his recommendation is for Emily to be admitted tomorrow for a biopsy! Because her ANC is low she will be there a few days on antibiotics to make sure she doesn't get an infection! The biopsy is to look to see what is going on and if this is truly progression!

Please send all your positive mojo right now that this is nothing and we can keep on trucking! We are very worried about what this is! We are also worried that she has no idea that she will be admitted to the hospital tomorrow!

Psalm 10:17-18 NIV

You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; 
    you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, 
defending the fatherless and the oppressed, 
    in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.

Praying and praying and if you feel directed by God, please fast.

Where God Dwells

Psalm 26:8 NIV

LORD, I love the house where you live, 
   the place where your glory dwells. 

Where is the house of the LORD? His dwelling place is inside of believers of Jesus Christ. This psalm of David says that he loved the house where God lives and that is people. We are to love the believers of Jesus Christ and we love by caring for them and their needs. We are also to love ourselves and take care of the temple of God. 
How are you loving yourself and other believers? 

I'm linking up with Barbie, Fresh Brewed Sunday.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

News, Updates & Prayer

Well, the in laws are gone and I have a few days of quiet before my family and I leave on our camping/hiking/farming/wedding trip. I had a couple of weeks that were full of work and fun times with my husbands parents and siblings and their children. My house was full!! The one thing I really missed was my alone time God. I was missing Daddy so much that as I was washing the heap of dishes I had tears streaming down my face as I thought about my quiet, very early morning time with Father. You see my father in law is an early riser just like me and no matter how early I got up he was already up and at it. :) So since I didn't have the time to spend alone with God, I looked for God qualities in my father in law. I found: security, wisdom, knowledge, love and joy. These are things that I never saw before as my father in law is not a Christian but as I looked at him in the view of my heavenly Father I was able to see things in him that mimicked my Daddy. Really, God is so good all of the time!

Do any of you remember Lon from Humble Path? Well, just a few days ago I received an email from him and he told me he has chosen to follow Jesus again. He has closed down his blogs as he feels embarrassed from flipping back and forth from Buddhism to Christianity, but he wanted to let me know his decision and he gave me permission to tell all of you. Here is the email he sent me...

Thanks again, my Sister in Christ!!!
I know where my wife is going to go seeing she has given her life over to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which is going to be in heaven to spend Eternal Life with Him, and today, I just couldn't stand the thought of not spending my life with her in this marvelous place called heaven.  Plus I'd love seeing you and my other Sisters and Brothers in Christ when I get there.  But here's the catch, for me, I don't want to be left behind, and I don't want to have Jesus Christ say that He doesn't know me when He returns.  This is why I had to return my life over to my only Lord and Savior which is Jesus Christ otherwise my conscious will become burned to the point that it will be too late for me.  I in no way wish to be reincarnated for say until I get it right, because I'll never get it completely right.  Therefore I must choose, and that choice for me, had to be the gift that's free, which is Eternal Life through the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
If you'd like to share this along with what I've shared with you prior to this on one of your posts, you're more than welcome to my Sister in Christ. 

Please join your heart with mine and lift this brother of ours up to our God. Please pray he will stay dedicated to Jesus and resit the temptation to flip back. Thanks!!

Brian Todd at Brian Todd's Blog has requested prayer for his mother in law. Below is taken directly from his blog:

Monday, July 30, 2012, my wife’s mother Shirley (83 years young) had a major back surgery procedure performed due to an advanced Scoliosis condition that, not only was tremendously painful daily, but if not corrected would become life-threatening. The curvature of her spine was so severe that her organs were being pushed to one side and the doctors estimated an eleven hour surgery would be required, with 16 pints of blood used. The surgery ended when they ran dangerously short of reserve blood, so the corrective procedure was not completed. She is currently in the Intensive Care Unit recovering from the operation and associated complication, and is rescheduled to undergo the remainder of the corrective surgery in six weeks, when she has gains strength and well enough to handle the second procedure. The main portion of the Scoliosis has been straightened, and the remaining work shall be much quicker and less life threatening. Her daughter has set up a Journal page for Shirley @ that you can check her condition. The main thing is that she needs your intercession prayer. Your prayers are a blessing and much appreciated. Praise the Lord for such a loving godly woman.

Lucy's scans were great. Her spine looked clear and her brain looked even better than it did a few weeks ago. It's the best birthday present I could have hoped for. Thanks for you continued prayers!

Wayne had six weeks off from chemo to let his body rest and they were able to get away for a family vacation last week. They had a good time and were able to get some much needed time away for rest and fun.  They got back and immediately he had to have his next infusion...Monday July 31. So, this week has been rough on him. He is feeling discouraged because he just doesn't feel good. Wayne even said,  "this just isn't living". He's tired...achey...and generally just doesn't feel well. I don't know all the symptoms but I do know they aren't good. He really just needs a miracle. I know...and you know...that God is more than able. HE doesn't like for any of HIS children to be sick or suffer in any way. When you think about Wayne if you could please just say a prayer for him and Marge. They are two of the most wonderful people you could ever know and most of all...they both love the LORD with all their hearts. They have told me many times how much they appreciate all the prayers from all of you.

Please remember to pray for Chelle as she has a doctors appointment with the cardiologist August 10th. Pray for a complete healing and no fear! Thanks!!


Dr Gowda emailed tonight and said the d dimer was negative and that the Mibg had been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday! No affirmative time until we hear from radiology! He did email Dr Sholler this morning to advise her of what has transpired at this point and that he had requested for a Mibg here in va unless she wants us to come there! We have not heard a response back from her yet!
So our biggest concern is that these spots are NB! We have taken Emily back off the nifurtimox for now because if she is progressing they will pull her from the trial anyway! We are stopping everything else until we know what is going on! 
If there are any NB moms, dads or grandparents that have had any experience with this, please let us know! We are beyond scared and worried and the anxiety is taking the best of us!
This brings our talks of where she would go for treatment if this is our worst nightmare for the 3rd time! Our hope is that these spots go away as her counts go up! Today WBC was only 500 and her ANC is only 200 so we were told Emily is still neutrapenic so to still watch for fevers and because platelets were 20 to watch for any bleeding or bruising!
Please send your love and thoughts that this is just an infection! Remember to hug and kiss your kids every night and tell them how much you love them because you never know when things can change!

Please pray for Summer as her liver counts are off the charts and they need to come down or else she will have to have a liver transplant. Please lift our dear sister up to our God. Thanks!

Monday my Rhematologist in the area called with not great news.  My liver enzymes were off the charts.  One should be under 50 and it was 190 the other I don't even want to mention.  The culprit is the chemotherapy pills Methatrexate that I take once a week, that keeps DM down a bit.  Without it I flare so badly they can't get it under control.  I think y'all probably remember the Christmas before last, when they had to stop it for three weeks and I flared for a year, causing DM to blaze and I ended up having to do the Chemotherapy Infusions and now the IVIG/Plasma Infusion/Transfusions.


Dear Friends and Family,
Yesterday marked four months since the beginning of Joanna’s medical situation on April 1st. Most of the last month Joanna has spent seeing various doctors – Gastroenterologist, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, Dermatologist (annual check), Orthopedist (hip pain), Physical Therapist. When possible and when she had the energy she would get together with various friends.
It feels like this has been a transition month for us: from full speed doctors and other events to learning how to pace ourselves. It has taken over three weeks to arrange the next tests. On Wednesday, August 8, Joanna is scheduled for an Endoscopic Ultrasound. And on Monday, August 13, she is scheduled for an Esophageal Manometry with Impedance. The follow-up appointment with her GI doctor to find out the results of these tests will be Wednesday, August 15.
This was Joanna’s Face book post yesterday:
“Today marks 4 months since this illness has taken over…yet God has been good and gracious through it all. I’m so thankful for all of your prayers, support, and comfort. Thank you!! “
Don and I thank you for your prayers as well. Please continue to pray for Divine healing, medical direction, and Joanna’s strength as the school year is rapidly approaching. Also, please pray for Don and me that would we be patient and yet wise advocates for Joanna as we work with the medical profession.

I don't have any recent news on Jordan as I am waiting for an update on his blog, but he has made a trip to Bethel Church in Redding California to seek prayer for healing. The last update I heard was there was as follows:
Alright … we measured tonight as we did last night and instead of growing, Jordan’s leg has shrunk by .7cm….we chose to freak out….get excited and praise God!  Feel free to do a little dance now with us.  Will write more about the weekend later… we’re tired and heading to bed.

Please praise God for this shrinkage and continue to press in for a miracle. Thanks!!

Thank you to all of you for being so faithful in standing beside these dear people who are in need of your prayers. My heart is overwhelmed with the dedication you all have. Our God is mighty and there is none like Him.

Job 26:5-14 NIV

“The dead are in deep anguish, 
    those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
Death is naked before God;
    Destruction lies uncovered. 
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;
    he suspends the earth over nothing. 
He wraps up the waters in his clouds, 
    yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
He covers the face of the full moon,
    spreading his clouds over it.
He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters 
    for a boundary between light and darkness. 
The pillars of the heavens quake, 
    aghast at his rebuke.
By his power he churned up the sea; 
    by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.
By his breath the skies became fair;
    his hand pierced the gliding serpent. 
And these are but the outer fringe of his works;
    how faint the whisper we hear of him! 
    Who then can understand the thunder of his power?”

God Bless,

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Majestic Mountains

I have been sort of absent from the internet for the last bit as I have had a house load of family here. Tons of great, fun times!! Tuesday I took my mother and father in law home and this is what I was feasting my eyes on during the drive back to my home. The Rock Mountains coming in from Alberta to BC. Sunshine? Yes indeed!! As I gazed my eyes on the majestic mountains I was renewed with an overwhelming awe for our awesome Creator. My son joined me on this trek and as we snapped pictures we started planning a camping/hiking trip to these glorious mountains. Hopefully soon we will head in and start exploring the hills.

Psalm 68:15-20 NIV
The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; 
    rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains,
    at the mountain where God chooses to reign,
    where the Lord himself will dwell forever? 
The chariots of God are tens of thousands
    and thousands of thousands; 
    the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.
When you ascended on high, 
    you led captives in your train;
    you received gifts from men, 
even from the rebellious —
    that you, O Lord God, might dwell there.
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, 
    who daily bears our burdens. Selah
Our God is a God who saves; 
    from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.

I'm linking up with Summer, Summer's Story for the Sunshine Project.