Today was definitely my sunny side up day over easy from the time I opened my eyes till this current moment!
First thing this morning I received word from a big name literacy agent and old friend who read my last posting about my new watch and he gave me words that quickly had tears streaming down my face. He said I was a good writer and I should keep writing whatever God was showing and teaching me while I’m still breathing! These words were sweeter than anything anyone has ever said to me. You see, because of my deafness I struggled with English and was a failure at the English grammar in school. I have dreaded writing my entire life, and would rarely write a letter to my own Mom even though she begged me to and now at my lowliest moment the words from a well know literary agent were absolutely priceless and had me in tears! What an encouragement! What a way to start the day!
“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.”1 Thessalonians 5.11
My upside day continued with my oncology appointment for which I had asked you to pray that my kidney numbers would improve…and they did! Now my numbers are good enough again to restart my oral chemo tonight so it’s back to Protein drinks and orange sherbet for my meals! I have so enjoyed the last few days of being able to eat and the food tasted normal!
Then, while already having such a great sunny side up over easy day, Joni Earickson Tada wrote this afternoon that she wants to share with her listeners on radio about my Stage 4 lung cancer and the I BREATHE t-shirts!!
Joni and I go way back and the first person I contacted about my cancer was Joni knowing she, too, has walked the cancer journey and was being victorious in Christ.
Once again, I can see the power of words! Power to lift us up, to cheer us on, to change mind over matter and in the end words can move mountains!
Yes, words are powerful and they are a gift from the Lord, as all things are, to be used rightly for encouraging and uplifting, and building up one another.
Remember, my friends, the power of your words and what they are capable of doing such as making sunny side up over easy days!!
“Let no unwholesome words ever pass your lips, but let all your words be good for benefiting others according to the need of the moment, so that they may be a means of blessing…”Ephesians 4.29 Weymouth NT
Be on the lookout for the announcement soon of Joni’s radio program and please be in prayer for this radio program that the words shared will be an encouragement to those in need and will bring glory and honor to Him from whom all blessings flow!
I pray you, too, are having a sunny side up day over easy and experiencing God in a very true way!
God bless you and yours,
Sue, Deb and Rodney
“It doesn’t matter who says it, as long as it gets said.”Sue Thomas (words given by God)
We seek to be a vessel, an outpouring of God’s love, to bring the good news to the afflicted, to bind up the broken hearted, to set the captive free, to comfort those who mourn, and to bring the oil of gladness and the mantle of praise to all that we meet and serve.
We undertake our mission through our outreach of ministering to the spirit, mind, and body, whether it be in renewal through silent retreat and prayer at WaterBrooks, through encouraging those with deafness and other physical challenges at Kennels of Levi, or through meeting the needs of our brothers and sisters among the homeless with Operation Silent Night.
We strive to fulfill our mission, not through our own might and power, but by resting on the firm guiding hand of faith in God’s providence, provisions and promises…for what He has started, He will so complete.