Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tea With Jean

......... No pictures but tea with Jean was great today...... She looks good but very thin...... Her hair was cut real short and she just did not want her picture taken...... and I respect her and did not try.... She ate about half her salad... I make a mean salad.........

Regular lettuce
Romaine Lettuce
Fresh Spinach
Cauliflower
Grated Carrots
Broccoli
Mushrooms
Green Onions (the tender tops)
Fresh Pineapple
Mandarin Oranges
Crumbled Black Walnuts
Sunflower Seeds
Slivered Almonds
Raisins
Croutons
Sun dried Tomato Salad Dressing

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!

She did not eat all of hers and I sent it home with her for an afternoon snack.......

........It was so good to have her here in the house and laughing and talking as in the old days...... She lost her husband Nelson suddenly in August of last year......... He was a precious precious man.... I miss him so.......... She has defied all the stats on her type of cancer ....... She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 3 1/2 years ago and they said she would not live two years..... They do not know the power of God...... She goes back for her Pet Scan in May........ they have taken her Shunt (I think that is the right word) out and she does not need any further chemo right now......... She is a funny lady and maybe she will let me get a picture next time......

.... We laughed about old times when we were remodeling our church back in the late 80's...... We had purchase an old building on the south side of town and it was a mess...... There were about 15 of us and we tore into that building and remolded the inside over a period of about 5 months.. In the mean time we still had "church"......... I miss those days when times were easier and God so moved every time we gathered together......... My husband and I were pastors of that little church and we baptised about 15 people in a period of about one year......... that included Nelson and Jean.......... We sat in second hand pews that were donated to us from a larger church that had remolded and when we got to singing and praising the Lord the floor shook! ahahah I can still sense the presence of the Lord in that old building..........

.......... I cannot remember a better time with the Lord than in that old building....... We froze in the winter and perspired (the ladies) and poured sweat (the men) in the summer........ We started with a pastor that had not had a church in several years and he left one Sunday morning after throwing the offering that morning down the middle of the pews and walked out.......... We just sat there stunned and then decided to sing......... and there we stayed for another two years..... When I drive by that old building to this day I still hear the worship that went up to the Father God.......... We had called it Cornerstone 1 Peter 2:6.

.... I do not understand all that has happened over the years since then but I do know this one thing.......... That when Nelson took his last breath his spirit man had already seen the face of God and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the cancer that is in Jeans body will not shorten her life by one second......... The Father God, the maker of universe is not moved by cancer and He is the only one that says when we leave this world........... She will remain right here until He calls her name............. AND........ Nelson will be right inside that gate when she passes through that shadow.............

....... It was a good day..........


9 comments:

Denise said...

Sounds like such a precious visit, happy for you and Jean. Praying for God to continue to bless over her.

Edge of Design said...

I'll be calling you today. In the meantime I went to visit your dad's blog and it's been removed! IKES!!!!

Sharon Brumfield said...

What a sweet day!
And I loved hearing about how you met and the old church.
We are looking for a new church now--I pray we find one that glorifies God. And that we will not settle till we find one.
I am glad you had such a beautiful day.
What a sweet friendship.

Dee said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit!

BTW, did you receive my email re: the t-shirt? Just wondering, haven't heard back. D

Sharon said...

I'm so glad you had a nice day with your friend, Jean. I will remember her in my prayers.

Mary said...

Denise,

This is an awesome post. Tell Jean I have her in my prayers. She is in the Father's care and there's no better place to be.

I can't imagine a pastor throwing a collection into the pews. That is unthinkable in my book, but I am not to judge.

I have felt the Holy Spirit pass by me when praising the Lord in church. I certainly miss that part of the fellowship.

Take care, my friend and if you have time, stop by and read a little more information on autism.

Have a great weekend.
Blessings,
Mary

Chris said...

What a great day! And what a SALAD! I'm drooling! I love salads like that~~more than any "meat course". Thanks for the yummy list..

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Deb said...

Getting together with ole friends is the best!! I will pray for her, and you. Your salad sounds wonderful.I love fruit in salads with nuts yummy!!