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March 28, 2013

WOW God! My Son's Battle with Stage 4 Cancer (Video Blog)

Have you ever had a WOW God moment?  

Let me bring you up to speed...........................

My son, Jared was living in Murfreesboro TN and he texted me at 4am and ask if I was up.  Now, I know my son and he would not be up at any 4am, unless their was a problem.  

So like any mom would do when I got his text upon awakening, my heart sank and wonderend what was wrong?  I immediately called him but it kept going to voice mail.  Now, I was trying not to panic since I could not get a response for over an hour.

me and Jared playing around with our recorders 

Long story short, we talked, he said he had been having trouble breathing when he sent the text, then told me of his itching symptoms he had been having for weeks and now he tells me, "I have a lump in my neck."  

At this point, I said, "young man get up and get yourself to the doctor." 

So after his appointment and many test later later in October of 2012, our 25 year old son, Jared Paul was given the news by the doctors that he had Stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Jared made this picture with this caption keeping things humorous. To know Jared he is fun loving and always making people laugh.

Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of lymph tissue found in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, bone marrow, and other sites. 

I certainly was not prepared for what I had just heard.........

I actually felt numb and in shock.

When Jared told me this news, I had to reach deep within my spirit for the breath of life......... for life giving words 

..................................I told him "Son this is only news, This is not the TRUTH."   

was I heartbroken of course, did I cry of course, I am a mom who loves her son and would trade places with him if I could.  But I knew where to run, I knew where my hope and help comes from.


You see, most people think of NEWS and TRUTH as one in the same.  The doctors gave my son a diagnosis based on  test results and medical facts.  But as followers of Jesus we walk by TRUTH which is God's word.  Jesus teaches us to walk out our lives by Faith not by sight.

Faith goes beyond the limits of News!  ...........

Man has so many limitations but Our God is a limitless God !!!!

Matthew 19:26  Jesus said “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

POSSIBLE, think about that, POSSIBLE....  Possibility gives HOPE



Able to be done; within the power or capacity of someone or something.

.........................Impossible leads to Hopelessness......................



  1. Not able to occur, exist, or be done: "an impossible task"; "impossible to keep up".
  2. Very difficult to deal with: "an impossible situation".

God is our POSSIBLE in Impossible situations

Remember, FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

So we did what we had been taught............

We had to put our Faith into ACTION.......not an easy feet when you have the C word hanging over your head.  

However we took hold of our faith in God and reached out to many that have faith to stand with us and believe for Jared's healing.

Here is a video blog our son, Jared made right after he was given the NEWS

More to come on this WOW God moment  

to be continued.........



Until next time,

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