Friday, October 24, 2008

Breast Cancer Walk-Sandra's Bosom Buddies

Tomorrow the third annual breast cancer walk will be held at the Imaging Center at Murrells Inlet. The walk helps to raise money to pay for mammograms for women who have no insurance or cannot afford them. My team is called Sandra's Bosom Buddies. There are so many things that we can do to help people. Hopefully the money that pays for the mammograms will save lives by screening women who otherwise would not go to a doctor until they actually found a lump. Until tomorrow, Sandra J

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Living Thankfully

I know that I am probably like most other people. I always have a list of things that I would like to have. Not that I really need. Things I just want. Most of them are not important and I can live without them. A woman can only carry so many pocketbooks or wear so many pairs of shoes. There are so many things that we take for granted everyday that other people have to live without. Like, a roof over our heads, more than enough food to eat, heat in the winter, airconditioning in the summer, a car.......etc. I want to live thankfully. I try to remember to be thankful to God for all the things that He has provided us with while we dwell on this earth.
This doesn't just include "things". I am thankful for my loved ones, my friends, and my church family. I am thankful every morning that I wake up first of all, and second that I am able to get up and live another new day. May God bless you ! Keep living thankfully,
Until tomorrow, Sandra J

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Birthdays(again) and breast cancer

Well tomorrow is my birthday. Usually it never seemed so important to me. It is very important this year because I am two years cancer free. When I wake up tomorrow morning I will be thankful for what is and that God overcame that could have been. I don't know why I am one of the blessed women who was diagnosed early and spared the chemotherapy. Many are not and have to go through a great deal more. I will always have a chance that cancer could return or I could have a new diagnosis. But you know what , why worry about what you cannot control? My birthday wish is for every woman who reads this blog to make sure that they have regular checkups and mammograms. Remember if we prayed as much as we talked to our friends, we would be so much closer to God!

When I think my prayers
God cannot hear
He is not far away
It is because
I don't take the time
To hear what He has to say
Sometimes, I don't stop to think
That He is all around
And every single step I take
I walk on holy ground
No burning bush to light my way
Sometimes the path grows dim
If I want to see the light
I must keep my eyes on Him
In every single breath I take
In Him my hope is found
He knows my life
He knows my heart
I walk on holy ground.

copyright 2008 Sandra Ward Johnson