PRAISE FOR 4th ADVENT

 Thanks Evelyn!


God of Grace and Surprise, 
today we embrace the miracle 
of the incarnation of your only begotten Son. 
We stand in awe and wonder of your plan of salvation 
which confounds the wisdom of this world. 
Thank you for fulfilling your promise 
given by the prophets of old--
the sign of reconciliation in and through Jesus, our Lord. 
Help us to recognize the incarnation of your grace 
especially with those who suffer, 
those who are impoverished and victimized.  
Enable us to stand in solidarity 
with the least of our brothers and sisters in Christ, 
so that the world will see in us 
the good news of Emmanuel, 
God-with-us, 
in whose very name we pray. 
Amen.

by Rev. F. Schaefer



Please remember us in your prayers
as both of us have been given 
this past week
the diagnosis of having
prostate cancer and breast cancer.
We are still numb
yet God is in control
and our time is in His hands!
This world is not our home!
Another surgery for me in Jan.
and then treatment for both of us.

19 comments:

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

My dear friend in Jesus, I was struck numb also when reading your post. You are so right it is all in His hands. You are now right here on my prayer list beside my computer. I walk in prayer with you both. Blessings
QMM

Mari said...

Karin, you will both be in my prayers. What a lot to handle in one week, but I'm so glad for your faith and the promise that God is in control!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have added your names to my prayer list. May you feel the peace that passes all understanding.

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about the diagnosis you and your husband have received, but I know you are in Good Hands, and that He will guide the surgeons and doctors treating both of you. You and your husband will continue to be in our prayers.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Sweet Karin, My heart aches for you two this morning... I am so very sorry to hear your news. BUT--I know that God will take care of both of you --and will give you the strength to get through this... Thanks be to God for his love and caring..

George and I will keep you in our prayers --both you and your hubby... Please keep us updated and remember to hang TIGHT onto God.

God Bless You Both.
Prayers and loads of HUGS,
Betsy

ellen b. said...

Oh Karin,
I will be praying for both of you. Such hard news to hear.

Maple Lane said...

I will keep you and your husband close in my thoughts and prayers. May the knowledge that so many of your blog "family" love you and are praying for you give you comfort and strength in these difficult days.

Ginny said...

Oh, Karin!!! I am so very sorry. You will be having surgery? What about your husband? Prostate cancer is the best kind to have. Most men who live long enough have it, and most die from some other cause. Phil had it, and I printed out hundreds of pages of studies. The radiologist only wanted to do that, the surgery only wanted to operate...etc. We have tried to help several people make decisions on this, please call us if you want to talk or need some help on treatments, you can e-mail me for my phone number. Were they both caught early? Please keep me informed.

Marlene said...

Karin, Loved the 4th Advent saying! So sorry to hear about you and your husband. what a lot to absorb in one week. I will be lifting you both up in prayer.

Tracy said...

Hi Karin - Our God is amazing and He is in your circumstance. I am adding you guys to my prayer list. Praying for God's healing and grace on you both.
God bless
Tracy

Karen said...

Praying for you and your husband at this time. I know God hears your praises from a grateful heart, even in trying circumstances. You shine!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh Karin, I am so sorry. Please know that I will definitely pray for both of you. I know your faith will help you through the coming days. I hope the good wishes and prayers from your blogger buddies will help as well. God bless both of you.

Betty said...

I´m so sorry Karin! I just saw this and wish I could come over and give you a big HUG!! I will keep you and your hubby in my prayers. That´s a big "chunk" to deal with over the holidays but I´m sure God knows you are strong.
Please keep us updated how things are going. My thoughts and best wishes go out to you!!

Shug said...

Oh dear Karin...I am truly sorry for this news....
Will be praying for both of you and remembering you during this Christmas season...I pray that your spirits will be lifted throughout it all. May God Bless you both through His miraculous healing...
I will gladly stand in as a prayer warrior for you and your family...
Warm hugs and Prayers..
shug

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, Karin! What a lot to deal with at one time. I'm so sorry. I will be praying for both of you. May God give you both wisdom, direction, healing, restored health, and peace that passes understanding!

{HUG}

Marg said...

I am there with you my friend...thanks for sharing your outcomes as we can continue to pray that the God of mercy will walk with you through this journey.
Got the same news from another friend this week. It's been crushing...but one day at a time.
I wish you could of heard my grandchild 8 become the messenger of HOPE as we lit the four candles this past weekend. It was so tear jerking as you know my story, but GOD is there in the midst of it all.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Karin...may your days be ever so filled with love and happiness this holiday season.

Deb said...

Oh Dear Karin, I am so sorry. I have added you and your dear husband to my prayer list and will send it out to our team of pray-ers at pray4you.com. Praying that you will have a blessed Christmas with your family, and that His peace, protection, and healing will cover you in the days ahead. Deb

Glenda said...

Oh, Karin, my heart goes out to you and your husband - and family. I will be praying for you. May the God of all comfort hold you especially close this Christmas season. As you already know He still says, "My grace is sufficient."