God at Work

by on April 7, 2017

Good Morning dear friends, I thought we’d give you a quick update on our progress for a second opinion.

God is so good to have gone before us and cleared the way to make this happen so quickly. After a phone call on Monday to the Mayo Clinic to see if they would be interested in our case, they requested my records before giving us an answer. God moved quickly providing lovely people who joyfully took the time to ensure the records were transferred that day so Mayo could review them. Tuesday morning the call came, and yes, they were willing to see us for a second opinion. It certainly has felt like, God has moved the mountain. The weight has been lifted to know that next week, Monday and Tuesday, we will be seen and will be able to move forward with a decision on treatment.

As I have been reflecting back on the journey so far, I am amazed to see the hand of God at work for us and in us. There was such peace with the decision to seek another opinion, peace in trusting God to keep the tumor contained and knowing He has it under His control. I think for the first time, we’ve been sleeping a little more soundly at night.

There are multiple places in scripture where God asks us to wait upon Him to move. I am particularly found of the following passage:

“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:13-14)

I truly believe this with all my heart. I have seen and experienced His goodness each day. From reminders of His love through each of you, from particular songs playing on the radio (my newest favorite “Even If” by Mercy Me), to God providing just the right passage in scripture to encourage and uplift my soul, I have felt His love in new and amazing way.

Sometimes I find I just need to be still in His presence and allow Him to calm my racing heart. This stillness, literally stopping what I am doing and sitting still, calming my mind, and meditating upon His love, is what makes each day not just tolerable, but joyful in His presence. “Be still and know that I am God.” (Ps 46:10), one of my life verses and His words have never failed me.

A lovely woman from church said to me Wednesday night, “Don’t magnify your problem(circumstances), chose to magnify God.” Well, that is what I am choosing to do. Though God has allowed this tumor to continue to grow in my body, I choose to trust in His plan and to glorify Him on this journey.

I pray you have some time today to reflect upon the goodness of the Lord. Look for Him in the midst of your circumstances and praise His holy name!

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise o your name, O Most High.” (Psalm 9:1-2)

Yours In Christ,


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Julie, once again your beautiful writing lifts ME up and gives me focus and clarity. Praise God for orchestrating this path for you. Prayers for you, Maurice, and the medical team up at Mayo next week.

Julie, you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. So glad that you decided to get a second opinion. Hope all goes well on Monday and Tuesday. This is a wonderful way to get your information out. Love You

Julie, God is so good! What s a wonderful way He worked out the details for your trip to Mayo. Praying for the Lord’s wisdom and guidance as the team of Doctors review your case and work out a plan. Continued prayers!

Julie – thinking of you today as you travel to Rochester. Praying that God will guide you along the way. Love, Auntie Pat & Uncle Denny

Julie, praying that you be encouraged in this journey and that you know that God desires to show himself strong on your behalf….He is with you my friend…stay encouraged and do not lose heart ❤️

Praying for wisdom, and peace as you and Maurice face ‘the giant’ today and tomorrow. I am reminded of that saying, “Don’t focus on the size of your problem, but rather the size of your God!” I know that you have your eyes securely focused on the Savior! Sending hugs and prayers! <3

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