Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dana's War

Entering her home, the warm scent of wood and spice instantly welcomed us.

Black bear motif, with beautiful wood floors, walls and ceilings;
Dana's home was enticing.

"Come on in, it's so good to see you", she said from her 
 position on the end of her couch. 

She looked comfortable reclined and typing away on her laptop. 

We greeted her children Seth (in 10th grade) and Sara Beth (in 6th)...

her husband, Bob, was still up at the 'shop'.

I leaned in for a hug and thought to myself...

she looks so radiant.

We didn't know what to expect when we went to visit and pray with Dana. 
 It had been awhile
since we had seen her and since then

she has been in the throws of yet...another...

aggressive cancer treatment. 

This cancer has been relentlessly aggressive
and is trying to take over her bones.

It has already spread through to her spine, her forehead, her hip and such.

and it has left her hurting...and sore...and weak.

You may remember ,on a previous blog, this picture I put up of the 'butterfly girl'.

  Dana had her made for me.

Even in the midst of her own personal war with this disease,

Dana thought of me.

That's who she is.

My situation pales in comparison to what she is going through
now and what she still faces down the road...and still

she cared about my crisis as if it were her own.

After talking with her for awhile it became clear to me that

Dana is a fighter.

Because of her strong faith in the Lord, she is a force to be reckoned with.

She's surrounded in prayer and with her loving family pulling for her,
 she's tough.

Dear ones...please join me in lifting Dana in prayer. 

She wants to live and see her children fall in love and get married.

Lift her to the Lord and be in agreement with us for her healing.

"Is anyone among you sick?  Let him call for the elders of the church,
and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up."
James 5:14-15

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace in time of need."

1 comment:

  1. Father, I would ask that your awesome, mighty, gracious hand would touch Dana and cleanse her body. I ask that you give her even more strength to fight, that you would pour out your mercy and peace upon her and her family. We praise You and thank You that you are in total control - we trust You. In Your Son's precious Name - Amen and Amen.