Seeing as I’m up, I’ll jump right in.
So yeah, you know what’s great? Having a neighbor that feels the need to tinker with what I can only assume is a Harley or maybe some giant piece of industrial equipment at 8am in the morning. They really should go ahead and record it and sell it alongside crashing waves or noises from a babbling brook as Its just soothing. So soothing. But I digress. Anywho, our heroine had quite an experience this week. For people who know me know that the chances of seeing me in church on a Sunday are about the same as having Sasquatch (or Bigfoot as he’s known to his friends) walk through your yard, eating a hot dog and whistling Mrs Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel. Slim to none. It’s not the fact that I dont believe in a higher power, I do. But church has never really taken for me. Elizabeth however was raised in a church environment. She has a much stronger (and probably little different) belief in the gospels than I. So when this whole thing began, understandably, our faith was a little, lets say, shook. Mine a lot more than hers. I spoke with a good friend at length about this and he gave me a different perspective on how to look at this from a religious angle. It was well needed and I’ve thought about it a lot since then. However, I still worried about Elizabeth’s state of mind and how to relieve it. Well, I’ll just let her tell it.
To post or not to post was running through my mind. Well, something said to but only a small piece.
Today my mom and sister drove me to the north side where at my dads old (before St. George’s Episcopal Church), Holy Cross is now Christian Healing Ministries. A retired Episcopal bishop Frank and Emmy Cerveny got started and brought in Francis and Judith Mac Nutt. I went in not knowing what was going to happen but kept my heart and mind open. They apparently have been here for over 20 years and from what I was told and what has been written is that God is using these wonderful men and women are praying for individuals and miracles have happened. So what did I have to lose. 1- there is a very long waiting list but was able to get in today after a call mom made to our friend to just find out information about the church. 2- it just happened to be at what was once my father’s church, Holy Cross where I have few memories because I was young. When we got there we were kindly greeted and given a little info. I went by myself and met 2 women whom I’m embarrassed I can’t remember their names at this minute. They were so kind, loving. They told me what the ministries do. I’m not going into all the details as this was personal to me. No, there was no weird hullabaloo going on. Just talking, quiet times and prayer. That’s all I’m going to say. But when I left I was calm, felt more at peace than I have since this whole thing started. Maybe I’ll get the miracle we all are praying for and if not I’m a little more at ease with myself and God. I still have things to sort out for myself but that is normal. I’m glad I went. I thank Mrs. Cerveny for helping us get in. The website for this is http://www.christianhealingmin.org.
Sorry, no tattoos, piercings, jumping out of planes or anything like that. My love to everyone who continues to pray for us. Please keep the prayers coming. 🙏💕😊
There was more but as she said, its her story to tell. I do know that she seemed a lot more at ease last night than she’s been in a while. And believe me, I can see some of your eyes rolling from here. “I don’t think that’s how God works”. OK. I get that. I honestly would probably think the same thing sitting where you are. But let me ask you this?
The cell that went sideways and started this whole ordeal. How’d that happen? We’ve asked doctors why and how a woman who barely drinks, never smoked nor done any drugs, and takes care of herself, can get an extraordinarily rare tumor? One answer we got from a surgeon, dumb luck. So my question back to you would be this, if we dont have an answer as to how it got this way, who’s to say a little faith in God/positive thinking can’t turn this thing around (along with modern medicine). And we aren’t even saying that God is going to magically make this disappear. That would be a true miracle and if it were to happen like that I would not only go to church every Sunday but they might as well give me a key to the joint to open it up an hour early and I’ll bring breakfast. Maybe the miracle will come in the form of a doctor saying, hey, lets try this or some new method they figure out. What’s the old saying, the lord works in mysterious ways? All I know is she feels better mentally and that is going to go a long way.
There were a lot of coincidences, happenings, and weird things going on for the universe yesterday to tell us that everything was going to be alright. So for today and going forward, we’re going with that. Keep riding the wave, pray for a miracle, and lets see what happens. Leap of faith type of thing. What could it hurt and it costs you nothing. Love you guys and blog at you later.