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Are You Forgetting Your Worth?

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Some days, I feel lower than a snake's belly. Sometimes, a friend confides that she feels completely stressed out, or a family member tells me they are burdened with fear. That's when I have to remind myself, my friend, my family that they are worthy of God's love and grace.

Ephesians 2:10 (KJV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 

What makes you forget your worth? Worry? Fear? Failures? These are all lies from the devil. He slithers over and whispers in our ear, "You're not good enough." Don't believe it. We don't need to dwell on worries and fears. Those are God's specialties. Take another look at failure. Each time we fail, we can learn something new. Attack the problem from a different angle next time. My dad always said 'feedback, not failure.' Hold on to these promises:

You are important.


You are precious to God.


You are a daughte…

Birthday Blog

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Today is my 51st birthday. My life has changed greatly since my 50th birthday. One year ago today, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I sat in the doctor's office, The Hubster by my side, and comforted them both.

"It's okay," I said, "It's my turn. I'm going to be okay."

...And I am.

I am strong, because He gives my strength.

I am brave, because He is always beside me.

I am positive, because He gives me peace.

I am an encourager, because I am following His will for my life.

My Savior has been by my side, every step of the way. I am so grateful...for my life, my family, my friends, my faith. I want no other.

On Monday, I start six weeks of radiation treatments in Winfield, five days a week. Please continue to lift me up in prayer. I promise to bring your names to my Father's throne daily. If you comment on this post, or on the Female in Motion Facebook page, I will put your name in my prayer journal. Thank you!

Psalm 23:6 (KJV) Surely goodness…

God is my GPS

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The Hubster and I took a road trip last weekend. I am, and have always been, directionally challenged. In the past, I printed up directions from Google or Yahoo, read them off to The Hubster as he drove, and we invariably got lost. This trip, we made a change.

I got The Hubster a Garmin GPS system for his birthday last fall. He thanked me kindly, tinkered with it a bit, then put it in a box in the closet. Until last weekend. He got it out, dusted it off and keyed in the destination of our trip.

Something interesting happened. When we were nearing downtown Dallas, the Garmin advised us to leave the highway and take another road. Since we had been there before, we knew this was not correct. We didn't understand, but we followed. Turns out, the GPS had routed us around a large traffic jam and saved us a bunch of extra time on the road.

There are some big changes coming in my life. I can't see the traffic up ahead, but God can. He knows the direction I should take. If I follow …

Building a Christian Posse

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Last week, I took a little detour. I had planned to finish a three-part series on intimacy, but my body had other ideas, so I rested instead. Fatigue from chemotherapy affects your mind and creativity, as well as your muscles. This week, I'm "back on track."

Week 1: (January 21, 2013), I blogged about the intimacy of prayer.
Week 2: (January 28, 2013), Intimacy with Christ is what I talked about.

Hebrews 10:25 (KJV) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Today, I want to discuss how to build intimacy with other believers. The above scripture talks about getting together with other Christians, in order to exhort, or encourage, one another. That's one of the biggest objectives of a church: To encourage each other and to worship and glorify God. We are accountable, individually and as a group.

Please note, that doesn't mean that we all agree all th…

Beginnings and Endings

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I finished my chemotherapy treatment last week. It feels like a major milestone in my life. January has been full of big changes. The fatigue that set in during the last two chemo doses has been epic, but I can feel the prayers of God's saints washing over me...bidding me to stay strong. So I will.

Change is hard for anyone. I am glad to be done with chemo, and ready to start radiation the end of the month. The future is uncertain. Will I be cancer free? Will I be able to work? There's only one answer to all the questions in my heart.

Jesus.

Proverbs 3:5 (KJV)
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Getting freaked out will get me nowhere. So, I will trust in Him. He already has a great plan in place. He's never let me down. Give me Jesus.


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Female in Motion Health Update: I finished my last dose of chemo last Monday. I will begin radiation in two weeks. I'm feeling pretty good, except for the killer fatigue. This time, it h…