The maturing of faith

Thank you Father for help each day, for little wins, for your encouraging ways. Thank you that we rest in your fullness and grace. Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers.

As the week progressed, Theresa’s cough has gotten more prominent, waking her up at night and making it hard for her during the day. She is more winded too, heart rate always high. She is also pretty fatigued as it is like exercising all the time. Trying to decrease the cough has been a struggle, though we found an anti-nausea medicine with anti-cholinergic properties that has helped slow down the cough.

She saw her oncologist on Thursday and is now set up for a PET scan at the end of the week. There are some new treatments available, actually the number of options has blossomed recently, but which one will actually help has yet to be determined. Hard to know what to think.

Theresa’s spirits maintain high, despite being tired all the time. The inevitability of the situation raises its head some days leading to sadder times. But then we try to focus on today and only today, and enjoy what God has blessed us with.

James (James 1 in the message) reminds us: “You know that under pressure your faith-life is forced into the open and shows it’s true colors. So don’t try to get out of any thing prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way…Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.”

This is tough for sure, but the promises redeem it. We hold tight to those promises.

Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers


  1. Toni Belveal says

    Thank you, Father, for seeing only you in these times. Bless this family, and keep your everlasting arms around them. Thank you for Theresa, and pray for her cough, her pain and finding the right treatment. Thank you for those around her that are caring for her, bless them. In Christ’s name, Amen

  2. Sherri Hamilton says

    Praying for healing, rest, hope, strength and comfort for Theresa. May you and your family be surrounded by the warmth and comfort of the Holy Spirit as you walk in this difficult time.

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