Sometimes as ministers Jessica and I find it easier to preach and teach it then to live it. We tell people to live every moment, to not get caught up in schedules, work, activities and even church to the point that they don't enjoy the gifts God has given them. This cancer has reminded us that we too must work to keep our priorities straight.
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Sunday morning, she was determined to get to church so her sister in law, Jodie, helped her get dressed and straighten her hair. Jason got the girls dressed (wonder what they looked like?!?!). And they made it to church almost on time. What joy it is to just worship our amazing Father! It had been weeks since she had been able to go to church. It lightened her spirit and strengthened their souls.
Sunday was made complete with a wonderful paint party held at Mountville UMC. Melissa Howington of MJH Designs brought her studio and supplies and helped 45 of Jessica's friends paint like artists. Jessica joyously hobbled around from table to table being loved on and encouraged by her friends. She beamed the entire time. She laughed and shed a few tears of joy and comfort.
During these moments the chaos of cancer was pushed into the background. It was no longer the focal point of life and existence It was no longer in control. Life is made up of moments. They can be moments of fear, doubt, worry and tears or they can be moments of love, laughter, and joy. No matter what might be going on around you or happening to you, it is a matter of choice. It is a matter of outlook. It is a matter of faith. God is in those moments giving us His strength and hope. And it is those moments that we are going to hang on to!
Love in Christ,
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