Psalm 107:1-2a NIV
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say this—
Oh How wonderful is our Mighty God. He is so gracious. The saving power of Jesus Christ!!
I just have to tell how blessed I am!!
To keep this brief, I had my first mammogram yesterday. Not because I’m old enough (j/k), but because I felt a lump the other night. My doctor ordered a mammogram for me last year, but I dismissed it. Thinking yeah-yeah, whatever. I intentionally avoid unnecessary pain. Just 411—it hurts more to put on a sports bra than to get a mammogram. Go get it done please!!
After recognizing the lump, I wake up early the next day, find the expired order and go to the radiology lab. Through a bunch of red tape, which I’ll spare the space, I got an appointment the next day and my doctor wrote a new order.
I felt strong—initially—but when the obstacles started arising, I felt the strength leave me. I contacted Annie as I have read on her blog about some of her experiences with similar situations. She immediately went into prayer on my behalf. Thank you Annie!! She shared encouraging words with me.
I went in for the exam yesterday feeling the peace of the Lord. No anxiety, no worries. Before Christ made me a knew creature, I would have been flipping. The films returned with no lumps, no tumors, no cysts! Then to confirm, I had a sonogram. Same thing—no lumps, no tumors, no cysts. Praise the Lord!!
The lump is a fybrocyst which is caused by changes in hormones and/or caffeine. So do I have to give up coffee? I don’t know for sure yet, but I’m sure I’ll be healthier if I do. Coffee and tea are the only caffeine products I consume on a regular basis. The hormone issue is a long story which I’m praying the Lord will work out.
So I received blessings yesterday.
God’s peace that passes all understanding!
No tumor or cyst! Good health!
I made a new friend in town—the tech & I remembered meeting as our husbands work together and we plan to have lunch.
Annie confirmed with me that blogging friends are real people, believers who will be there when in need.
A praise report from another blog friend – Karen.
To top it off, I received email from another blog friend, Leah, who gave me this award!! Thank you Leah!
Thanks!! I never expected these authentic friendships that developed from blogging! God is incredible how He weaves our lives together. Each one of you are special!!
Now I want to give this award back out. I don’t know how many, but I want you to know that everyone I have visited has been special and deserves this award. Please take it!
Annie—my bff for praying and encouraging me especially this recent situation!!
Karen—my bff as I’ve been so encouraged through you.
Bev—my bff that has encouraged me to read the Bible through this year. I have not completely read the Bible through and I’m looking forward to this journey.
And Leah—my bff right back at you. Your words minister to me!!
Psalm 107:21 NIV
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for men.
Blessings in Christ--