Friday, September 30, 2011

Cast Your Anxiety

I'm having to learn to cast my cares and anxiety on the Lord.  There seems to always be something to worry about.  This week, my husband got a call from his urologist who has been monitoring his PSA after the surgery in 2006 to remove his prostate because he had cancer.  His PSA has gone up again, which can mean a couple things - one of which is that the cancer has returned.  My poor husband had just gotten home 2 days earlier from the hospital after having stents put in his heart and then he's hit with this.  We are going in to see the urologist today to see what the next plan of action is.  

Anxiety?  Yes. However, I know this - we can lean on the Lord and pray for a divine healing.  We know that He has a plan, a future and a hope for us. (Jeremiah 29:11).  The Lord cares for my husband more than I do, which is an awful lot. It's been an anxiety filled week, actually, but I have submitted and surrendered this all to the Lord and I know that all things will work to our good and His glory.

I've been doing a lot of writing the past few days.  I actually am in the process of putting an ebook together and will, hopefully, have it available for download within the next few weeks. I'm considering changing my website to a wordpress site (not this blog, but my website).  I like wordpress for certain things, but I'm wondering if it's a good way to go.  It seems like a lot of people are going with the wordpress yet they all have the tendency to look the same (in my humble opinion) and I don't want to just have my website look like everyone elses.  My website is HERE and I would love your thoughts on this.  Do you like it the way it is or do you think I should change to a wordpress site?  I would like to make my site as inviting as possible before I start offering my ebook on there. 

It's been hard this week to be motivated.  I am in that mode of wanting to sleep - probably as a way of avoiding thinking about this health issue with my husband.  I've forced myself to keep writing, editing, and all that, though, because it's important to keep on moving towards my goals.  I've been dealing with a lot of pain, too, probably because I'm having to drive my husband to where he needs to go.  I'm still in that "need my recliner" mode.  I'll be so glad when my back is better and I can go places and do things.  Right now, I only do what I have to do.  

I've been working on a project for my sister for Christmas.  I'm hoping she's going to like it.  I'm so glad for once I'm getting my presents done early so that I'm not panicking on December 20th because my gift isn't done! LOL Do you do that, too?  I always think I can get all this stuff done in a week but then find myself in panic mode because it was unrealistic.  I'm even thinking about getting my Christmas cards started, too, so that I can take my time getting them ready and then mailed out early.  Now if the weather will just get more Fall like and cool.  It's been close to 90 degrees here, which does not make me happy. I'm ready for cool weather!

I need to sign off and start getting ready to go to my husband's appointment.  If you think of it, would you please pray for him? 

God bless you - Julie


  1. Thinking of and praying for you dear Julie and your husband too...cast your anxieties and I will too :) HUGS!

  2. That above comment was from me:


  3. I like this site. It's peaceful. I looked at the other one, but didn't feel drawn to it.
    Praying for you and your husband.


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