Tuesday, April 10, 2007

God's story on Thursday

It is good to note that life is just too busy here with Dave at a business dinner tonight. Not much time to dwell on the morning scan a roo aka: MRI.

I did get a call from our church letting me know that this Thursday at 9:30 I will give how God has been working in my life. I am happy to say that I left the 5 loads of laundry alone (the ones that needed to be folded) to work on the testimony in mach speed. Stuart was sleeping soundly during this time. A little verbage change needs to be done but otherwise I am quite pleased with my three page spread. It was so difficult to write out the cancer journey part thus far. So much to be said but not enough time nor could I put it all in words. Maybe I should just have this blog in book form and say "Here read this. That should cover it." I am amazed at the huge - I mean gargantuan (if that is a word) - Did I say HUGE? - difference in my previous written God story. It was a little fluff. I always wanted a more dynamic story but not this so dramatic though. God has really changed me from the inside out. I guess there is no turning back now. Of course why would I want to turn back. The only really scaring part is I now have everyone reading this blog - a little accountability I guess you could say. Just remember it is a process not perfection. Especially remember that for measly Kate Snodgrass. You all know quite well she is not perfect. Although she likes to think she is. Ok she is in some ways perfect. Ha ha ha! (Ladies in my Bible study - not to worry this is not the pride we see in the kings of Daniels day.)

On a more serious note: You know to pray for a clear scan tomorrow. If it is not clear pray that I can still praise God with the results. That really goes for all the future scans. I need to praise Him when it is good and praise Him in the "bad". I am concerned that I will not be able to praise Him if growth is present as I will be utterly upset to say the least. Devasted, crushed, etc. I know God has been faithful thus far and that He has only given Dave and I what we can handle. I just know that November - January was such a fast pace. I don't want to repeat that for some time. My hair (when I had more) was blowing so fast I couldn't keep up at times. God has a purpose in all that he does. Help me to see each purpose for His glory.

As for my eye pain it is not as bad as it was on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks! I do love each one of you. I only wish I knew who is reading and praying on this blog. I would as Beth Moore said in her closing comments today at Bible Study "Hug you so tightly." Be sure to leave a comment or two. Don't be shy! I do cherish the comments even the ones that just say praying for you with a name or email address.

I'll update you tomorrow as I will know the results after seeing Dr. Linette.
See you in the afternoon.

The perfect Kate signing off!

PS - Laura, I like the idea of kidnapping a massage therapist. You name it I'll be there. My vehicle or yours? Keep in mind safety Dave might not be on the plan. Shhh! Keep it a secret between you and me. Bloggers don't tell.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kate,
You are a delight! As always, I love reading what's going on in your mind and life, and as always, I continue to pray for you. Specifically for great sleep tonight, peace and inexplicable joy tomorrow along with a clear MRI.
Regardless of the results, CHOOSE to praise Him, even if you don't FEEL like it, and keep choosing to until you DO feel like it...because God will change your heart in the process of your obedience to Him and somehow you'll find a reason to praise Him and mean it! (I can't relate to the magnitude of your situation, but I can say from personal experience that the 'choosing' works!) God knows your desire is to please Him and He will honor that, Kate.
You are beautiful!
Tiffani Gibbs

Anonymous said...

Praying for you this morning.
Sara

The Endraskes said...

We are praying for you today & everyday.

-Kim

Anonymous said...

Kate, I'm lifting you up in prayer this morning.
Lizzie Simpson

Anonymous said...

KATE
YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TODAY AS YOU PREPARE AND HEAR THE STATUS OF YOUR CANCER. WHATEVER IT SHOWS AND MEANS, I PRAY GOD WILL COMFORT YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE. HIS LOVE IS BIGGER THAN CANCER! LOVE AND THE BEST TO YOU!
APRIL C

Anonymous said...

Kate-
Bill and I wre praying for you last night when you were posting this! I prayed for you this morning and I am now praying as you are meeting with your Dr. I had more leg surgery this AM- I am fine! Thank you for your willingness to share the deep hurts and joyful praise with all of us who love you- God is faithful in both the big and small things, and He alone is worthy of our praise- In Him, Jen Peskorse

Mary Lou said...

I am still praying for you and watching this blog to hear of the many ways God is blessing you and Dave.

Anonymous said...

Kate,
As I was praying for you this morning and reading my One Year Bible the verse that stuck out to me was in Joshua "Do not be terrified or discouraged the Lord will be with you where ever you go."
I know the Lord continues to be with you. His humility, courage, love and strength shines through you.
In Christ,
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Kate,
When we pray with Elizabeth before bed and Dennis asks if there are any prayer requests, Elizabeth frequently asks that we pray for you. She says you're her friend.
Nancy V.