Five Minute Friday: Turn

Gentle Reader,

‘Tis that five minute time with Kate and the gang. We: turn.


Ugh. Down with a cold, the second one in three weeks. Got my tissues, my soup, my orange juice, my cough medicine – the cough medicine I’m not really supposed to take but I’m so desperate for sleep that I’ll take it anyway. It’s not good for my liver. My liver who’s playing host to a guest.

It’s a tumor.

Or a tumah.

Depends on your accent.

It’s really bizarre to be told that you’ve got this bubble-like thing growing on one of your organs. You’re happy when they say it’s almost surely benign, but still. It’s a thing. A thing that shouldn’t be there. And now you’ve got a consultation scheduled with an oncologist who specializes in hepatobilliary tumors.

At least he’s a dog person, according to the information your mom found.

I don’t know if I’m overwhelmed or just smack in the center of that peace that doesn’t make any sense. Either way, this is the truth to which I turn:

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This is one of those “God said it so I believe it” times. I don’t know what’s going to happen. Surgery and recovery and tests. Long words I can’t pronounce. The possibility of being force-fed Jell-O.

Whatever comes, God will save me.

And you.


Let us turn to Him.

My journey to faith. (15)


18 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Turn

  1. Whatever the future holds for you my sweet sister in Christ, it will be by HIS design. Hopefully, that will include NOT being force-fed Jello! Praying for a peace that passes all HUMAN understanding!


  2. Marie,
    I couldn’t help but stop back by today and I am so glad I did. I agree whole heartedly with all the sentiments above. You are a beautiful soul with such a gift of love to share with the rest of us. I pray that when circumstances make no sense at all you will still be able to see Him. I pray that even when others have lost the rhythm of His graceful hand that you will cling tight and steady. He will Never leave you, never EVER.
    I send {hugs} too!


    1. I don’t know what it is you’re facing, Gabriele, but I know that the Lord will give you the strength and courage to get through it. Hold tight to His hand!


  3. What beautifully graceful courage you have! I understand your situation from your mom’s point of view … the tumah (not a nice one) blocking his lung moved to his livah. 😉 But here’s the God news … we rocked the throne room of heaven, our friend and us, and his lung is working normally and the nasty little mobile tumah is consistently getting smaller. So no matter what the docs have and are saying, we believe like you … Our God is bigger than their diagnosis and protocols! You’ve been added to my prayers! Stay courageous!
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
    I’m adding you to my 31 Bloggers series. I want to share your amazing-ness with others.
    Blessings to you. Be well.



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