Monday, February 2, 2009

That's What Friends Are For...



This has been an incredibly amazing week and because of my sweet friends, I have some of the most precious moments that will be forever etched in my mind and on my heart.

I began to lose my hair several days ago, which meant that this past weekend would be the first time that I would sing before my church family wearing a hat around my balding head. So our band and all the production team, backstage, on stage and in the house, wore hats. It was a weekend that I will never forget.

We sang "I Am Free" and all week long, as I studied my music, God continued to gently remind me that no matter my physical condition, my spirit is free. So if I could encourage you in anything it is this: we're free. Because of the cross, we're free. Nothing can chain my spirit and keep me from serving Jesus. I will until the day He calls me home. And when He does...I will run to Him.

For now, I am incredibly blessed and that's the only way I know how to articulate it. I am surrounded by the sweetest friendships a girl could ever hope to have and I just want you to know that I consider you to be an extravagant outpouring of God's grace in my life. And His timing couldn't be better!

16 comments:

Karina said...

Beautiful pic and thank God for good friends!!! :-)
Karina

Sheryl said...

WOW are you beautiful!! So glad that you are being surrounded by your friends and the presence of God.

DA Wagners said...

I love this picture of you and Daphne. I heard all about the head coverings at church, and the story brought tears of joy to my eyes!

Hair is sooo important to women; God is pulling out all the stops and bringing you so close to Him. In a blink this will all be over, and you will have such a strong spirit!

I'm praying for you and always sending you my love!

Cindy said...

How wonderful to have a church FAMILY to support you during this season of your life.

What a testimony God is orchestrating within you!!!

crissy et al. said...

What a blessing to be part of such a wonderful ministry and they are blessed to have you!!! You are such an inspiration!!!

Cathy and Crew said...

Once again you were amazing tonight. I so love First Wednesday! We as a church as are so blessed to have such an amazing band. You sing to my soul. Many prayers and blessings.

B His Girl said...

How beautiful you both look and stylish and you can sing! We are free because our friend laid down His life for us! I prayed for you this morning and now. You go girl!B

Amanda said...

You still look beautiful, you can now join the Bald Women Club with me. HAHA
Either way God still Loves you and will keep u safe for him

B His Girl said...

Just wanted to stop by and tell you I was thinking about what you are going through. Praying you are feeling better as you continue your treatments. Asking Jesus to heal your body and shine in you MORE! B

B His Girl said...

I put your name in my post today on prayer. I am praying for you.

Cindy said...

So glad chemo #3 is over - headed for the finish line!!!!

Blessings and prayers are being lifted up and sent your way.

Jen Ballantyne said...

So lovely to 'meet' such a courageous and warm person. Thank you for your support and please know that you have mine also. Take care, Jen B.

B His Girl said...

Praying you are doing well through your treatments. B

B His Girl said...

Thinking about you, praying for you. Lord, I know you are with Deedee. Cover her with your wings. Shelter her as she goes through her treatments. May she share your light with others. I want her to be healed and feel good again. Lord, hear my prayer. Your girl, B.

Sheryl said...

for some reason, you have come to my mind several times in the past few days. so i thought i'd pop in and say hi & i'm praying for ya today.

B His Girl said...

Wondering how you are. I am praying for you Deedee. Just wanted you to know and be encouraged. If there is anything you need us to pray for you specifically, have someone blog a post for you or email us. Your bloggy friend B.