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Suffering & A Health Update

Because of my faith, I long to suffer well.  Suffering well does not mean denying pain, for to suffer well means to suffer real.  Pain in this world is a reality, but I believe in a God who has come to overcome this world.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

After a week of physical pain & suffering, those words mean so much more.  Thanks to all your prayers and a very good God, I did feel peace in suffering.  I had a few real moments, what I call “shaking my fists” type moments, but God gets that and hears my cries in those fist shaking times. Those moments happened when I tried to go back onto Tamoxifen (a hormone drug I take for cancer) and when I learned I would need a second surgery due to a defective expander.  Despite these times of struggle, I truly was overcome by the peace and even joy that I have felt the last week.  
That is what God does.  He gives purpose to pain.  I want you to meet someone who I know who has been through so much pain in her lifetime, yet claims God’s purpose in her pain.

“Sexually, mentally, and physically abused, stage 3 breast cancer, homeless, divorced and a single mom are only a few of the challenges that Patti has faced.” Watch this incredible story.

How amazing is she?  Do you want more of Patti?

Order her book, Peace In The Pressure Cooker  –> here.
Follow her on Facebook here.
Visit her website here.

Her story is so inspirational.  She spurs me on to suffer well.  She is such a beautiful example to me and I am so grateful to know about Patti and her story!


I am doing great, my last surgery went really well and 2 days later I’m only taking Tylenol for pain.  I am slow and sore, but what a huge change from the first surgery.  Those nasty little red tubes were removed and also my left drain.  What a relief!

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  • Sue Neverve
    November 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    PS…didn’t mean to go “Anonymous”…I’ll try a “signature” again…was in a hurry!!

  • Anonymous
    November 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Praising God with you Amy!! Love everything you share!!! I was diagnosed with Stage 2 ER/PR – HER2 +++ BC Feb 11…because of Our Mighty Physician…HE IS IN CONTROL!! I do believe we both live in Lincoln!! Huge Prayers, Blessings and Hugs in the days ahead as you heal!!
    PS…I’ve been following you for A VERY LONG TIME!!

  • Anonymous
    November 3, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Praying for God’s Richest Blessings to be upon you each and every day as you make this journey! I can still see (in my mind) your beautiful prayer bench that you used before in the beginning of this long journey!

  • Ana Reyes
    November 2, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Hold on Baby! You are an amazing woman. I really admire your inner strength. You’ll make it. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. Sending you zillions of soft kisses and hugs.
    Love from Spain

  • AmyT
    November 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    You’re amazing. That’s what drew me to start reading your blog and I’m following you for the miracle that you are. Your girls will be so happy to have a healthy mama (but maybe will roll their eyes at you b/c of their age). lol I am glad to see you are feeling better for the weekend. Enjoy the family time today.

  • Anonymous
    November 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    So glad to hear this surgery went so much better than the first one. Thanks for blessing us with your story. Now, full-speed ahead to va-va-voom!

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