"It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes." Psalm 119:71

Friday, April 30, 2010

Standing Strong

This is Terry. I am waiting for Sarah to return from Surgery. About 2 hrs in of a 3 hr surgery. The surgery was started 3 hrs behind the regular schedule. I have friends and family waiting beside me.

I am not as eloquent (or even know if I spelled that correctly) than Sarah. But we have the same God. I am stronger in faith than I have ever been. I have been a selfish christian and ready to be more. The service I have seen of friends and family has also shown me my own weakness.

My answer to the question, what do you do, should not be, Benefits Administration, but should be I work for the Lord. Let me tell you what he has done for me.

This transformation hasn't come from this experience alone. God has been working on this slowly for awhile, from finding Copperfield Church, joining the right small group where I met Mark who served in the Tech Department where I started serving in, where we started a study called the Truth Project weeks before getting the news of cancer.

Leading a life of service for the Lord is not easy, but I echo the title of this blog as well. "Here Am I, Send Me." I am ready to serve the lord and be a witness to further his kingdom.

Psalm 31:14
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, "You ar my God"

Surgeon just told me Sarah is out of surgery and everything went according to plan (Mastectomy, PortCath insertion and node disection). Sarah will surely blog more later. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support.


  1. We will continue to pray for Sarah and also for you, too, Terry!

  2. Terry you are a wonderful husband to Sarah! Thanks for updating us. My heart and prayers go out to Sarah, you and your little boys. I wish I could be there!

  3. You are mistaken, you are as eloquent as Sarah. I have been regretting not including you in my comment last night so I will do that now. You are amazing and I am in awe of your faith and strength as well. You and Sarah are such an example of what a Christian couple should be. Seems to me that cancer has really picked the wrong couple to mess with. God bless you both.

  4. Terry, you are a great guy. I have been praying for you,Sarah, and your boys. I'm asking and believing that God is going to work a miracle in Sarah's body and in your lives. Let me know if I can help.

  5. Hi there, I am a friend of a friend of Sarah's sister, if that makes any sense. I am awoken at night often b/c my husband (also named Terry, ha) is recovering from a tumor removal in Dallas. We know all too well the stress of hospital life, kids back home, and at times general uncertainty. But we have a GREAT God that is CERTAIN and HE is our everpresent help in times of trouble. Praying and Praying!! 1am

  6. You guys are strong and your God is even stronger! He will bring you through this and make it amazing. Praying for you guys!

  7. I heard about your blog from my cousin Jen who is a friend of your sister Jill :) I have been praying for you and am blessed by your faith.

    God is BIG enough for all of this!

  8. Way to be bub; I'm so extremely proud of you both. Ya'll push us to be more, seek more and stretch more for God's service. Sending you both prayers upon prayers~ Love, sis

  9. We all have weaknesses to work on, but you have strengths others do not. No one ever reaches the stage when God can't improve us. Stay aware of his leading. Glad Sarah has you.

  10. Sarah, we haven't seen one another for many years but I've kept up with you and your beautiful family through Jon. I'm praying for you and know that God is bigger than any plan of the enemy. You will be healed. I keep you in my daily prayers and will keep updated on you through Jon. I love you and hope to find out where you are so I can visit you for even just a minute. "No weapon formed against you shall prosper". Cherri Crandall (Jon Lanier's mom)my email is cmeeks78@gmail.com


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