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Jun 9, 2020

Starting the Week with a Grateful Heart (+ a Giveaway!)

this week, i'm grateful for one thing:  jesus.

because jesus = hope.
jesus = life.
jesus = healing.
jesus = comfort.

we got some not-so-good news about my dad last week.  his cancer has stopped responding to the meds he was on and so that means a little bit of waiting (the worst part of it all), and a trip down to penn tomorrow to figure out what the next step is.  he's in the hands of one of the best thoracic oncologists there is, and of course, more importantly, the hands of jesus, but this ride is still pretty scary.

so today, my heart is particularly grateful for a relationship with the ONE who saves, the one who gave it all so that we may have eternal life in him forever.  i'm grateful that he upholds the weak and broken and gives shelter and refuge to the weary.  i'm grateful that we have a support system of prayer warriors surrounding us, and i'm grateful that HE has the last word.

as usual, i'm linking up with ember grey for grateful heart monday! emily runs the grateful heart link-up every monday, and it's open all week…i encourage you to go check it out, read some of the other posts, and consider participating!

i'm also partnering with rachel at oh simple thoughts and a bunch of other wonderful bloggers to bring you an awesome giveaway!  check out these girls' blogs and enter away below!

the giveaway will be live until this friday, june 13th. all entries will be verified so play fair! good luck!
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what are you grateful for today?


  1. XOXO. Prayers. And praise to the ONE who saves, loves, heals. This was beautifully written, Betsy!

  2. Praying for your dad and your family :) Good to hear you are finding hope, comfort and life in Jesus.

  3. Betsy, I'm so sorry for this setback and will be praying for your dad xx

  4. Really sad to hear this news Betsy! I will be praying for your dad. Continue to find peace in the Lord!

  5. So sorry to hear about the updated news, but still praying for you, your family + good news to come! XO.

  6. Thanks Caitlin…we heard some good news today…prayers were answered that his doctor would feel sure and just know what the next treatment would be and that's exactly what happened. Now we just wait for him to start this new drug and hope it works!

  7. Thanks Megan…I appreciate the prayers!

  8. Thanks so much! We saw some prayers answered today with a new treatment plan, so that made us feel better.

  9. Thanks so much Felecia! I can't imagine going through this without Jesus.

  10. Thanks Em…SO appreciate you, friend!

  11. So sorry to hear the news about your dad, girl. :(
    sending lots of hugs from our little corner of the world. <3


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