Saturday, December 22, 2018

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Merry Christmas, Sweet Friends!!  I want to start my post today with a brief update.  I'm so grateful for the prayers you have covered me with while I have gone through chemo.  Trust me when I say, I have felt them.  My God has heard you and continues to sustain me through your love.  While my battle is not yet over, I am confident of this:  I walk boldly with the covering of my most powerful God who loves me and will bring me, again, into full health.  He is both before me and behind me.  He fights this battle and will always transform that which has been meant to do me harm, for good.  He will take what is meant for evil and bring about good all for His Glory.  He does this for me for I am His child; I am chosen and redeemed.   If you don't have this relationship with Him, He desires to call you child, holy and redeemed.  It is the Gift we celebrate now.  Jesus, our Lord and Savior, was born a baby--God became man to once and for all repair the barrier of sin and reconcile us to the One True God.  The Gift is yours. I pray you will accept it...from the bottom of my heart.

I also appreciate you checking out my art.  It is a great source of joy to me to represent Sweet 'N Sassy stamps and to share my projects. I wanted to share a few projects I created using both older and new releases from one of my favorite things, Sweet N Sassy Stamps!!

I created my happy little snowman wood slice using my favorite snowman image from an older set called Welcome Jesus.  While that set has since retired, the image is still available (lucky you!) as
Smiley Snowman Digital or as part of the Throwback Set:  Crazy About Snowmen.  This was such a fun project--I love finding new ways of using my stamps and this wood slice ornament piece is just perfect for gift giving---all you need is a drill to create a hole at the top and a bit of twine!

Who could get away from this time of year without a few handcrafted packaging ideas?

My family and I are praying you experience the true meaning of the Christmas Holiday--the Love and Peace of our Savior.  It is my deepest wish that you are surrounded by love and good memories when those you love are no longer here.
Blessings, Jane 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Faith Moves Mountains

Hello Sweet Friends!  I'm sharing this project today and asking you to please join me in prayer.  Today, I am receiving my last chemotherapy dose. Praise God!  I've been blessed with healing so far, but there are mountains left to climb.  Will you join me in praising our Great Physician and join your prayers to mine for continued, full healing?

"I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living"  Psalm 27:13

As I move into the next phase of my treatment--surgery--my faith remains strong--strong enough to move a mountain!!  God's word tell us over and over again about trusting Him.  His promises are clear:

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."  Joshua 1:9

"Sovereign Lord, you are God!  Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant."  2 Samuel 7:28

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:5-6

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

He's working it out--my straight path, filling me with hope and the power of the Holy Spirit.  I've experienced it first hand--when I am weak, He is strong.  When I call out to Him, He is there.  He is with me wherever I go, strengthening me, resolving my fears, giving me strength.  Praise Him with me, won't you?

One of the best therapies I have is crafting--it's why I always have a project to share along with some of my thoughts.  Both are a good outlet for me.  I'm so grateful that you stop by to see what's going on in my little part of the world!

I'm so in love with this card--it turned out even better than I imagined it.  It's a simple one layer-ish card. I started with the beautiful wood grain image from Sweet 'N Sassy's December Stamp of the Month set, Wood Backgrounds.  I added a blue bird from the Winter Birds set (also from Sweet N Sassy STamps) and a sentiment from Faith.  It makes my heart happy to create with such lovely things.  The only thing better will be having the right reason to share it with someone else.

Be blessed and a blessing this day. Because of Him, Jane

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New Mercies

Hello Sweet Friends.  I wanted to share to share some art and some thoughts with you again.  I made this sweet frame for a friend, a prayer warrior; someone I lost touch with years ago who has re-emerged as if not one day has gone by.  As we've rediscovered our friendship, I have been continually struck by her strength and her strong abiding faith in the One who promises us new mercies everyday. 

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him."  Lamentations 3:22-24

Each day, it seems I'm given a new perspective from which to ponder this truth.  Yesterday, for example, I went to a funeral.  It was so very sad. So many parts of that precious time simply broke my heart.  For my friend who lost her husband; for their children.....But, honestly I'd be lying if I said I didn't walk away refreshed in my hope.  My friend's husband--he understood hope.  But not the hope we have in this world.  That everything will work out the way we want it to.  That we are happy and have enough and live a long life.  No, that was not his hope.  His hope was in the Lord, deeply, profoundly, despite his physical pain and the completion of his life here--he remained steadfast in his hope and the promises made to him by his God.  He had so many earthly reasons to be angry, to refute the God who heals, for bitterness, but that was not part of his story.   Each moment of the service spoke of the hope that he relied on; the hope he entered into when his life here was done. It was inspiring and life giving.

Is the Lord your portion?  Do you hope in Him?  When you fully surrender to Him, your whole world shifts.  You are a new creation enjoying his steadfast love that never ceases.  Not here, not ever.  Can you imagine what it is like to be loved like that?  I can.  I pray the same for you--

I wanted to thank my warrior friend for HER steadfast love and the many ways in which she has sustained me during some of my darkest times.  Each Friday, she wears pink in support of me and breast cancer awareness.  She sends me the most adorable pictures!  So, using my favorite floral image from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, Mason Jar Bouquet, I water colored this home decor piece being sure to color the focal roses in the same beautiful pink she always wears.  I used distress inks for all of the water coloring and then added a sentiment from Be Encouraged.  I hope you are--encouraged :)

In Truth, Jane

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Coffee Lover's Hop!

Hello, Sweet Friends!  It's the Coffee Lover's Fall/Winter Hop and of course, I wanted to play along!

Mine is a simple one layer card that uses masking and a bunch of goodies from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.

I started by stamping the layered cups from Special Blend and then masked them off to add a few more layers of texturing stamps from:  Texture Tiles 1, Texture Tiles 3 and Women of Praise (hearts).

I created a few embellished hearts using Bottom of My Heart and stapled them on to the base for just a little more texture.  The cute little xoxo sentiment is also from Bottom of My Heart.  Now is the time to get this set!  It's on super sale and will only be around for a little while longer. I adore it and use so often! 

Using distress inks, I shaded the kraft card stock for an overall shabby look, and boom!  All finished.

Enjoy!  Jane

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Warm Hearts and Cocoa Joy

Happy Monday!  I'm both recovering and preparing--recovering from my last treatment and preparing for my next.  It's an interesting place to be.  I'm both full of hope and forward facing while being frustrated at times with how limited I've become.  It's times like these that I need to spend time focusing on all that I can be grateful for as well as others.  I am thankful for a great group of others--my Sweet 'N Sassy Sisters and the leadership that is Christ focused and encourages us all.  This month, we've been celebrating 11 years in business--such a great accomplishment for my friend (and owner) Korin.  I'm so blessed to be a part of her team!

Both of my cards feature Cocoa the Mouse found in this wonderful Sweet N Sassy throwback set, Cocoa's Cups.  The top card is a shaker card which are always so much fun to make.  I imagine they are pretty fun to receive too!  

The second card saw my little sewing machine get into action!  Love the little added detail of the stitching.  I also used some elements from Christmas Botanicals and Winter Birds to finish things off.  There's still some month left so be sure to get in on the birthday celebration fun over at Sweet N Sassy Stamps!  

Be well--Jane

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Oh Happy Day!

I could use some "oh happy day!"  While my body takes the slow road on recovery and the weather is over cast and grey--I need a little sunshine--how about you?

I created these two sunny cards using an older set from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps, appropriately called Happy Happy!  Just looking at the whimsical images makes me happy happy!

This card makes me think "kiddie art"--a look I achieved by water coloring distress inks.  Looks like crayon coloring!  I also added a few vellum clouds after stamping and embossing the images with white ink.  I have lots of "sunshines" in my life--I love that saying. I also adore the art of children and frame and hang it whenever and where ever I can.  My office is full of it!!

Don't forget that Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps is still celebrating and running some awesome deals!  SAVE 25% AND pick your own Stamp of the Month!!  See the website for details!

Keep the faith and find your sunshine today!  Jane

Thursday, November 15, 2018

After A Little While.....

Hello, Sweet Friends!  It's that time again....chemo eve.  Would you join in praying for me today?  I'm scheduled for treatment number five (out of six!) tomorrow.  Because of where I am in my treatment and the cumulative effects of the chemo, my doctor already was coming up with plan B if my levels were not ready for a treatment on the 15th.  He prepared me for the possibility of delaying treatment another week.  I'll do what my body needs, obviously, but I sure am praying for readiness as I am mentally ready to tackle this beast yet again and move closer to the finish line.

I've been studying and contemplating surrender recently.  I've been the diligent Sunday morning Christian for years.  I love praise and worship time.  Music speaks into my soul where mere words seem to not be enough.  I've felt the presence of the Holy Spirit; raised my hands in complete worship.  I always mean the words "I surrender all."   And, yet, I've lived in the gap for a long time.

There's been a gap for me, if I'm honest.  Between Sunday morning worship and the rest of my week.  Little by little, like a petulant child, I take it back..."I do it my way!"  By the end of the week, there I am exhausted, disappointed and completely hanging on to everything as if I have any answers.

So, what does surrender really mean or look like?  The best example I've found is located in Matthew 26:39:

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.  Yet not as I  will, but as you will."

Jesus, our Lord.  He knew what was in front of him.  Can you feel it?  He went on a little farther until he fell face down to the ground in his despair.  Take this cup from me, he says.  BUT, your will not mine.  And, he meant that exactly.

We are called to surrender our will for His. To trust Him completely--completely in this big scary world full of struggle and strife--a world full of too many bills and not enough funds, disease, loss and pain, heart ache and heart break.  But, God.  He covers us--1 Peter 5: 6-10

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.  Be sober-minded; be watchful.  Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.  And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

That's a lot of promise right there!  He makes good on it every time.  He doesn't promise a struggle free life; He promises eternal life. He promises to never let you walk alone.  He is in front of you and behind you.  Surrender means to seek His will and to trust Him no matter what.

Trust Him.
Praise Him.

I'm praying for you and remain grateful for your prayers that strengthen me in this current struggle.  But, after a little while, the God of all grace.....He will restore, confirm, strengthen and establish me.  He'll do the same for you!!

In Him, Jane

My bible journaling in 1 Peter 5 features a beautiful stamp set (or three) from Sweet 'N Sassy StampsThankful Blooms, Words of Life: Collection 1 (retired), and Seek Him.

Monday, November 5, 2018

It's About Relationship....And, Cookies

Hello, Sweet Friends!  My post today is mostly about cookies and art, kids and home.  I had a nice weekend of celebrating my oldest's birthday and watching football.  I'm not a super hard core football fan, but I am a fan of my kid.  He's a huge sports fan. He once said he wanted me to be excited about the things he's excited about (aka the Pittsburgh Steelers and other various teams).  That's what we do, right?  For the ones we love, we watch their stuff or read their books or listen to their music.  I also have a wide repertoire of rap music I listen to--some I like, others I tolerate and most I abhor, but I listen to it when I'm with him because he genuinely wants to share it with me.  It comes down to relationship and that is something I can totally get on board with.  If I'm honest, it makes me a better person and I like how he has pushed me outside of my comfort zone at times.  He's one of the most interesting people I know and I love spending time with him.  We've had great conversations in the most unlikely of situations.  I will always grab the time when it's there.  Without.  Fail.

For me, it's about family and home so naturally, this time of year is my favorite since it's also about home and family.  We'll be hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year.  I'm excited.  We were blessed with a ridiculously large home about five years ago and nothing makes me happier than having the ones I love all gathered together here. 

But, my crafting thoughts are already on Christmas!  I'm loving this new set from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps, Christmas Cookies.  I started by stamping and embossing cookie images on watercolor paper for both cards.  I colored in the images using distress inks and added some glittery glue to each one.  On the top card, I didnt want to cover up any of the background so I added a sentiment using Christmas Wishes on a piece of velum.  The second card features a sentiment from Home For the Holidays.

Don't forget there's a birthday celebration going on right now at Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps.  You can save on all of the November releases as part of the current promotion.  Be sure to learn more and stayed tuned for fun and savings all month long!!

Enjoy!  Jane

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hear My Heart

It's been dark, Friends.  I'm not going to lie.  This chemo thing is getting a little bit tougher every time.  The cumulative effects of the meds are taking a toll on this girl's body.  But, it's also doing it's job.  And, the good news is.....the good news always is, Jesus.  He's alive and working hard on my behalf. He's working out my healing.  He's working out things on your behalf too! Whatever your battle is, He's fighting it.  Let go.  Be still.

So easy, right?  Wrong.  As my body becomes weaker, it seems like Satan just wants to play.  I'm weary of not feeling well.  Comparing myself to that other gal who seems to be enduring her chemo so much better.  Crabby, hungry, unable to eat.  Worried.  Tired.  So many lies and taunts from the one who Loses.  Every.  Time!!  Consistent with my nature, I put up a brave face and wear myself down.  I let it catch up.  I give in to the taunts. But only for a moment.

God rescues me even from this.  He knows me so well,  He knows you the same--Psalm 139:1-18
Lord, you have examined me
    and know all about me.
You know when I sit down and when I get up.
    You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know where I go and where I lie down.
    You know everything I do.
Lord, even before I say a word,
    you already know it.

You are all around me—in front and in back—
    and have put your hand on me.
Your knowledge is amazing to me;
    it is more than I can understand.

Where can I go to get away from your Spirit?
    Where can I run from you?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there.
    If I lie down in the grave, you are there.
If I rise with the sun in the east
    and settle in the west beyond the sea,
even there you would guide me.
    With your right hand you would hold me.

I could say, “The darkness will hide me.
    Let the light around me turn into night.”
But even the darkness is not dark to you.
    The night is as light as the day;
    darkness and light are the same to you.

You made my whole being;
    you formed me in my mother’s body.
I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
    What you have done is wonderful.
    I know this very well.
You saw my bones being formed
    as I took shape in my mother’s body.
When I was put together there,
you saw my body as it was formed.
All the days planned for me
    were written in your book
    before I was one day old.

God, your thoughts are precious to me.
    They are so many!
If I could count them,
    they would be more than all the grains of sand.
When I wake up,
    I am still with you.

Even before I think it.  He is in front of me and behind me.  How amazing is that??  So, prepared by knowing the thoughts I think, my God has once again placed angels around me and shown me the consistent love He has for me as others have ministered to my soul and continue to buffer me for this battle.  I see the Light.  The light is the kind lady at Target, the sweet friends who have brought meals, the prayers that surround me, the beauty of flowers, the kind words contained in the cards I receive.  It seems when I am at my end, someone, something, in His perfect timing reminds me of the truths I know and will trust in.  The end will come and chemo will be over. I can do this!  You can face your battle too. Remember, He works all for good.  Even in the darkest hour, He is weaving the pieces for good. We just have a hard time recognizing the good when we are walking through the hardest parts.  Sometimes, we just need the shift from worries of this world to the bigger heavenly picture for it all to make sense.  Trust me when I say, I'm getting the point.  I hope you are too.

When things get the toughest, I art and/or pray.  And, sometimes both.  Today, I'm sharing bullet journal art I created to pour out all of my prayer requests---sometimes I just get so sick of me and it helps to do something tangible to focus on others.  I'd love to focus on you so, please feel free to share your prayer requests!

To decorate my layout, I've used images from Sweet N Sassy Stamps:  Women of Worship, Grunge Elements 2 and Chunky Alphabet and my favorite, Distress Inks from Ranger.  I couldn't craft without them! We are celebrating 11 years of God's grace over at Sweet N Sassy Stamps--be sure to be part of the fun!

I pray your day will be blessed and that you will feel the loving arms of your Lord all around you---front and back!

In Him, Jane 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Wall of Fire All Around

Hello, Dear Friends!  It's that time again--can you believe it?  Already the eve of another round of chemo.  This will be number 4--only 2 left after tomorrow!  I do believe I see an end in sight!  

This tends to be the week that I am bombard with attacks from the evil one.  Insidious thoughts designed to take my eye off the truth; diversions from spending time with God, stress and the pettiness of life.

In response, I've been camping in Zechariah and using my bullet journal to create a great reminder of God's promise to fight on my behalf.  Zechariah 2:5 reads:

"I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst."

A wall of fire all around?  This is not the only time we see the all consuming protection of God described in such a manner.  Psalm 125:2 "As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people, from this time forth and forevermore."  Great images to carry with you!  We are surrounded by God's hedge of protection.  But, not just surrounded.  These verses also show us that God's consuming  protection will also destroy the foes that oppose us.  I claim this promise every time I sit in that infusion room and in the days in between.  You can be sure that tomorrow as I wait for the all the meds to be delivered, I'll be dwelling on this image and thanking God not just for His protection but for the fire that consumes my enemy to keep it finally, permanently from me.  Praise God!

But, that's not all!  "The glory in her midst."  In the book of Isaiah (60:19), we also find "the sun shall be nor more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but, the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory."  He is in the midst of it all; He is in the midst of me.  Oh that my life, my situation, my words, and prayers would all bring Him glory. It is the cry of my heart.

What's your heart cry?  He will meet you there--I guarantee it!

I'm going to ask--pray with me?  I'm grateful for your prayers and feel them surrounding me, too.

Be Blessed, Jane 

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Blessed by Friendship

So, I know this girl.  I've actually known her since choir in high school, multiple decades ago.  In high school, I believed her to be quiet and sweet; studious and shy.  She, my friends, is a warrior!!!  Over the years, I've gotten to know the true her.  She is a mother, an overcomer, a dear friend, a comedian, a sister and a Sister; deeply passionate, compassionate, brilliant, interesting and loyal. She gives of herself without any selfish concern. She is my confidant. My cheerleader.  My sounding board and the one who continually reminds me in word and deed of God’s goodness.

She is yet one more continued discovered blessing in this trial before me.  God continues to use the people He has oh, so carefully, placed in my life for a time such as this, to show me His truth and care.  I'm so grateful.  I like to use my art to express that gratitude so, I made this 3x3 mixed media canvas for that girl.  I hope she likes it.

I'm just a week beyond my chemotherapy treatment #3.  I'm half way done with the chemo part of this little dance.  This was a rough one.  I expect them to be worse before better.  But.  They. Will. End.  I'm so looking forward to Christmas this year.   For so many reasons.  I love to celebrate the birth of that little baby so long ago who came to personify love.  It's my favorite of holidays of all time.  I love everything about it.  My Savior, making cookies, decorating my house, singing, family....yum, all of it!  This year, the blessings will be intensified as I will be done with chemo by then--my last one is scheduled for December 6th.  I can see it already!  Please continue to pray for strength and preservation of my good cells in the days that come.

About my canvas gift, I started with  a 3x3 canvas--you can get these at just about any art and craft store.  I layered pages from Proverbs using modge podge and then later applied ink using PITT markers to discolor and give that aged look.  The canvas itself is decorated with images from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, Teacup Roses and Thoughtful Words.  It says exactly what's in my heart, I'm so blessed by this friendship.  {hugz to you know who you are}

I continue to pray for all of you and thank you for reading my blog.  It's a joy to me to share my art and my thoughts.  It's an even bigger joy to know that you are praying on my behalf and I thank you for that.  If I could make all of you some art of gratitude, I totally would--be blessed,


Monday, October 15, 2018

Thoughtful Thanks

Happy Monday, Sweet Friends!  I'm saving my wordy post for Wednesday of this week--please don't miss it.  It includes an update and a piece of art I'm pretty proud of.  Today, I'm just kicking off a week of thankfulness with this quick card I made to use up few pieces of scrap.

Desperate to play with my new Winter Birds set from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps, but lacking energy and sticktoitiveness, I went with this quick easy, scrap using layout and I can't say I'm disappointed.  The most fun was watercoloring that cute little cardinal from the Winter Birds.

I also used, from Sweet 'N Sassy:  Whimsy Bouquet, Scribble Flowers and Keep In Touch, Too.

Have a great week--be blessed and be a blessing!

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Thursday, October 4, 2018


Hawk Nelson sings it best in their hit song "Diamonds" but clearly this is what I was singing in my soul when I created this Bible journal page "Crushed by Love.'  I created this page using stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps including  Awesome Thoughts (retired), Worthy King, Hello My Name IsShake It Off Caps and Shake It Off Lowercase.  I've picked 2 Corinthians 4: 7-9 to dwell in:

"7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

On the eve of another chemo treatment, I'm reflecting on my great God and the many ways in which He continues to bless me despite this trial my body endures. And, I'm trusting Him that although I am hard pressed on every side, I will not be crushed, but rather this is my opportunity in the refining fires--to draw nearer to Him that my life might bring light to His glory.

I recall in the last year, many times, that I cried out to God to use me, send me, revive me, make me broken, give me a mission, take me deeper.  I have felt a disconnect and in those times, cried to my God, "draw me in."  See?  I knew what to say, the Spirit cried those prayers with me.  To my great surprise, I was heard.

Why does this surprise me?  Because I have played into the schemes and the lies of the evil one for far too long.  I have believed myself unlovable.  I have believed myself unequipped.  What I can see now, however, is that in each of those struggles, I was being drawn in.  I was being equipped and made ready.

Why has my diagnosis not completely devastated me?  Make no mistake.  I hate that I have to walk through this.  I hate that my children are worried for my very life.  I hate the struggle I see in them.  I hate that my parents have to worry over me.  And, yet, in all of that discomfort, I am daily drawn in with subtle and not so subtle reminders of how very much I am loved and cared for.  Daily my God sends His very hands and feet to minister to my family and to me in ways that bring me to tears.  A simple card in the mail can bring on the waterworks.  Or an apple list is long and impressive and overwhelming--I love you all so much!

Are you looking for God's hands and feet in your own struggle?  Over and over, He shows Himself as a promise keeper.  Have you seen this in your life?  Do you know what He promises?  Here's a list of just 100 of His promises that I found and wanted to share with you:
  •  “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” {Exodus 14:14}
  • “Now then, stand still and see the great things the Lord is about to do before your eyes.” {1 Samuel 12:16}
  • “The Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed.” {2 Timothy 4:17}
  • “For God causes all things to work together for good.” {Romans 8:28}
  • “I have made you, and I will carry you; I will sustain you and rescue you.” {Isaiah 45:2}
  • “And so it was, that she, having waited long and endured patiently, realized and obtained what God had promised.” {Hebrews 6:15}
  • “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.” {Psalm 20:4-5}
  • “Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her.” {Luke 1:45}
  • “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion.” {Philippians 1:6}
  • “He is a faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations.” {Deuteronomy 7:9}
  • “Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will succeed.” {Proverbs 16:3}
  • “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” {Psalm 27:13}
  • “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows my name.” {Psalm 91:14}
  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” {Jeremiah 29:11}
  • “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked. For whatever one sows, he also will reap.” {Galatians 6:7}
  • “Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promises. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.” {Romans 4:20-21}
  • “Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this:  The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” {Lamentations 3:21-23}
  • “For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.” {Psalm 91:11}
  • “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desires in scorched places, and make your bones strong; and you will be like a watered garden, like a spring of water whose water does not fail.” {Isaiah 58:11}
  • “So be careful how you like, make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.” {Ephesians 5:15-17}
  • “After your season of suffering, God in all of his grace will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” {1 Peter 5:10}
  • “Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out your hand, and the power of your right hand saves me. The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.” {Psalm 138:7}
  • “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born.”  {Isaiah 66:9}
  • “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” {Psalm 136:1}
  • “I will sing to the Lord for he has been good to me.” {Psalm 13:6}
  • “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” {Hebrews 13:8}
  • “And I will be a fire around her, declares the Lord. And I will bring glory in her midst.” {Zechariah 2:5}
  • “For God is working in you, giving you the desires and the power to do what pleases him.” {Philippians 2:13}
  • “For the Lord your God is going with you. He will fight for you against your enemy and he will give you victory.” {Deuteronomy 20:4)
  • “But seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you.” {Matthew 6:33}
  • “Look among the nations and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your day that you would not believe even if I told you.” {Habakuk 1:5}
  • “The Lord was with him and caused everything he did to succeed.” {Genesis 39:23}
  • “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.” {Matthew 5:16}
  • “No unbelief made him waver concerning the promises of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.” {Romans 4:20}
  • “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.” {Isaiah 48:17}
  • “You are faithful, Lord, to strengthen and protect me from the evil one. I trust in Your faithfulness.” {2 Thessalonians 3:3}
  • “I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Give our God the greatness he deserves. He is a rock. What he does is perfect. All of his ways are fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong. He is honorable and reliable.” {Deuteronomy 32:3-4}
  • “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” {Psalm 37:4}
  • “The one who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” {1 John 4:4}
  • “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” {Psalm 32:7-8}
  • “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” {Jeremiah 1:5}
  • “Every word of God is true. He is a shield to all those who look to him for protection.” {Proverbs 30:5}
  • “It is the same with my word. I send it out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” {Isaiah 55:11}
  • “Behold I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for me?” {Jeremiah 32:27}
  • “Let us hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” {Hebrews 10:23}
  • “No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk is upright.” {Psalm 84:11}
  • “So are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” {Isaiah 55:9}
  • “My faith does not rest in the wisdom of men – but in the power of God.” {1 Corinthians 2:5}
  • “Patient endurances is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” {Hebrews 10:36}
  • “I will praise the Lord at all times, I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord. Let all who are helpless take heart.” {Psalm 34:1-2}
  • “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for what he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.” {Philippians 4:6-7}
  • “Captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ.” {2 Corinthians 2:5}
  • “Hold onto hope, for he is forever faithful.” {1 Corinthians 1:9}
  • “Why should I fear the future? For I am being pursued only by your goodness and unfailing love.” {Psalm 23:6}
  • “All the forces of darkness cannot stop what God has ordained.” {Isaiah 14:27}
  • “I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him and he answered my prayers.” {Psalm 120:1}
  • “Be still and know that I am God.” {Psalm 46:10}
  • “The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well- watered garden; like an ever flowing spring.” {Isaiah 58:11}
  • “The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of the Lord stands forever.” {Isaiah 40:8}
  • “He will sustain you.” {Isaiah 46:4}
  • “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.” {Isaiah 40:31}
  • “He counts the stars and he calls them by name.” {Psalm 47:4}
  • “If you remain in me and my word remains in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you.” {John 15:7}
  • “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” {Exodus 33:14}
  • “God is not a man that he should lie, nor a son of man that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and then not fulfill?” {Exodus 23:19}
  • “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” {Joshua 1:9}
  • “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” {Joshua 1:8}
  • “The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” {2 Chronicles 16:9}
  • “Humility and the fear of the Lord will bring wealth and honor and life.” {Psalm 22:4}
  • “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.” {Proverbs 3:5-6}
  • “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” {Psalm 16:8}
  • “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” {Philippians 4:13}
  • “He has made everything beautiful in his time.” {Ecclesiastes 3:11}
  • “When I go to bed, I sleep in peace. Because, Lord, you keep me safe.” {Psalm 4:8}
  • “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.” {Isaiah 40:31}
  • “Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” {Romans 12:2}
  • “I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him and he answered my prayers.” {Psalm 120:1}
  • “Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.” {Psalm 116:2}
  • “You can make plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” {Proverbs 19:23}
  • “In your presence there is fullness of joy.” {Psalm 16:11}
  • “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him.” {Psalm 37;7}
  • “He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with his love.” {Zephaniah 3:17}
  • “The Lord is near to all those who call out to him.” {Psalm 145:18}
  • “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” {John 14:13-14}
  • “If my people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” {2 Chronicles 7:14}
  • “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.” {Matthew 18:19}
  • “…being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” {Romans 4:21}
  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” {Jeremiah 29:11}
  • “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” {Isaiah 40:29-31}
  • “But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” {Proverbs 1:33}
  • “But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.” {Luke 18:27}
  • “I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” {Psalm 34:4}
  • “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” {Galatians 5:22-23}
  • “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” {1 Corinthians 10:13}
  •  “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.” {Isaiah 54:17}
  • “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” {Nahum 1:7}
  • “The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid?” {Psalm 27:1}
  • “O Sovereign LORD! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!” {Jeremiah 32:17}
  • “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. ” {James 1:5}
  • “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” {Psalm 91:14-16}
  • “But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.” {Jeremiah 17:10}
  • “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” {Jeremiah 33:3}
  • “I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.” {Lamentations 3:23-24}
  • “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.” {Isaiah 43:2-3}
  • “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” {Psalm 119:105}
  • “I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the LORD.” {Jeremiah 30:17}
  • “For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 2but the word of the LORD endures forever.” {1 Peter 1:24-25}
  • “This is what the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you.” {2 Kings 20:5}
  • “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” {2 Timothy 1:7}
It's a pretty good start.  I claim them all in the blessed and holy name of my Savior, Jesus.  Stick with me--you're going to see these promises played out in my very life.  I promise.

Would you join me in prayer today?  Would you pray over the days ahead of me?  That my good cells would be protected and that I would remain safe from sickness and germs while my body rebounds from this chemo?  I'm half done, my friends.  Rejoice!

TTFN, Jane