Friday, August 8, 2003

Well, just like the Lord laid on Ms Odie's heart, my Health Report came back clear of all cancer !

My next hardcore treatment (transplant) will begin on Sept 23rd.
Once again I am so thankful and so amazed ! Of course first for God's mercy for allowing my body to heal and secondly for Him so vividly reminding me that He cares.

Don't forget to thank Him for the blessings that come your way too !

1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Well God did it again!
God literally reminded me how much He loves me again on Monday ! Let me explain......

Yesterday was the eve of a new round of tests to determine if I'm still in "remission".To the casual observer, I was acting pretty normal.However on the inside, I have to tell you I was struggling. It all hit me after lunch. A wave of emotions about my future, about what will happen to the kids and Peggy if I don't make it much longer, all kinds of crazy thoughts just pounding away at me.

By the time I drove home I was in somewhat of a panic.Just after I arrived home Peggy told me that I needed to return a phone call. Ms Odie had called me.Most of you don't know Ms Odie, but you should. She is a friend of our family, older (probably 70'ish), who has been through more adversity than anyone I know, and an extremely confident woman of faith.I didn't act on the phone call, instead I just did my usual after work routine,...put on shorts & tee shirt, cut the grass, helped with dinner, etc...and in a way ignored Ms Odie's call. I had buried my concerns in my "busy work".

This lasted for a while, but around 8:00pm, Ms Odie called back.After the standard how do-you-do's, Ms Odie got down to business. She started telling me that God had woken her up early Monday morning (3am) and put me on her heart. She said that she had zeroed in on me and had been praying for my health.She told me not to worry about anything, because God had put it on her heart that I was going to be fine. Ms Odie said that whatever concerns that I had needed to be given up to God in prayer and that I needed to hang up the phone and go get on my knees.

So I did !I needed to share this story with everyone because it blesses my heart, and I hope yours, to know that God is watching out for us.No person had told Ms Odie that I was about to go for tests; nor did she know that I was hurting.God knew, and He laid it on her heart to tell me that He cares for me, that He cares for all of us.

And I had forgotten who my Father is.
In His Grip...........Frank

1 Peter 5:6,7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, so that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your fears on Him because He cares for you.Ephesians 6:10-12 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God s that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil.

Monday, August 4, 2003 time flys when you're in remission and having fun!

I can't believe that it has been almost a month since our last posting. It has been nice not having to constantly think about "the journey" for a while.

Well, if you are checking in, please remember to lift me up in prayer today and tomorrow (Tuesday).
Tuesday I travel to Little Rock for another round of tests. This one is to determine if I have maintained the "status quo" or if the cancer is active again.

If I pass the tests, I get to wait for the next transplant until September. If I fail, well it's back into the treatment room for another round of cancer warfare.

Anyway, please take a minute and pray for my remission.

Psalms 145: 17 - 21 The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all that call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear HIM; He will also hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh shall bless His holy name. Forever and ever.