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I am a first and foremost a follower of Jesus. He came to earth to make a way for men to become right with God. Through his death, our sins were paid for, and God offers eternal life to all who place their trust in what Jesus has done. That's the message of John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

In late 2013 I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Life as you know it stops dead in that moment. There is a faith decision to be made for a Christ follower. Do I really trust God, even if he allows something like cancer? During the last two years, over and over and over, I've seen His hand in my life. I've found that when you choose to trust God, He gives peace and joy.

Jill Briscoe says that peace is faith resting and joy is faith dancing. It's possible to dance your way through cancer treatment, to rest in Him in perfect peace.

I am a pastor's wife from Nebraska and mother to 5 girls and 1 boy, ages 17-30. I just became a grandmother in February.

If you are reading this, post a comment, so I can read your page and get to know you, too.

Member Since: 12/28/2007

My Goals:
1. Daily food log
2. Low calorie diet
3. Exercise 3 days a week
4. Daily time with God

My Program:
1. Use Nutrition tracker
2. Work out at home or Y
3. Blog at least weekly
4. Get on SparkPeople daily

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Recent Good Reads:
Satisfy My Thirsty Soul by Linda Dillow
A Praying Life by Paul Miller
50 Days of Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxes.
Faith Dancing by Jill Briscoe

Some of my favorite fiction authors are Jane Austen, Dorothy Sayers, Rex Stout, J.R.R. Tolkien, Margaret Frazer, PD James.

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  • v BARBIE2365
    Hi again! Wow, congratulations on getting off the sugar. I know how hard that is, for I've done it before. I am thinking that if I can do it again, it would really help me. Our church is entering into a 14 day fast next week. Maybe that would be a good time? All things are possible! Ttyl.
    4850 days ago
  • v BARBIE2365
    Hi there. I was browsing around the pages and found you. We have similar interests and goals. I hope you don't mind I added you as a friend. God bless you!
    4857 days ago
  • v no profile image FIT4BRIT
    Welcome to SparkPeople, LYDIARUTH1 ! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do... also best of luck in achieving your goals! Hope to meet you along the way.

    4857 days ago
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