YOUR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

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217 Responses

  1. Wow, what an inspirational gal!!You both are so special and with your tremendous faith and all your friends praying and thinking positive thoughts, beautiful Jennene is going to be just fine.
    Thank you so much for letting us know and for allowing our prayers to join with yours to keep Jennene safe!
    Love & miss you!
    Sonja

  2. Sam…Ouch.

    Yes, this is a journey many are traveling on both together and alone. I know you are very affected and concerned. My love and prayers are with you. Jennene is so lucky to have you. You are a wonderful friend and warrior for our Lord.

    I so appreciated Jennene’s email. She is approaching this with her usual calm and her outstanding faith. I’m proud & inspired.

    I love you!
    Colleen

  3. Wow…I’m so sad to hear that she has cancer at such an early age! I loved reading what you had to say about her and what she had to say about the cancer….already a testimony to those around her! You two were always such a welcome laugh in college and I’m sure you continue to be….even in trials like this. Thanks for letting me know so that I can be praying for her!

  4. Thanks for passing this on Sam.
    I’m very sorry to hear about Jennene.
    I’ll keep she and Eric in my prayers (as well as the medical community as they work to help her get well).
    Love, Tricia

  5. Thanks for sending this email on – very sad to hear that this is part of Jennene’s reality in life right now but cool and encouraging to hear her words and those of Piper that she passed on. I will be praying for her.

  6. Thank you for sharing this news with me.. cancer is also apart of our lives too. I am out of school for the semester and would love to set up a lunch date with everyone. I miss you all so much! Please extend my best to the Margraves. I will keep all of them, especially Mrs. Margrave, in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks.

    Robert Santilli

  7. Hi Sammy,
    I will keep Jennene in my prayers. I am remembering what Aunt Miz would always say….”give praise to God in all things…the seemingly good and the seemingly bad”. I know there is a gift in all of this.
    Please give her our love.
    M

  8. Hi Sam,
    WOW total shocker!! Thank you for sharing. I think the real battle is in the mind and Jennene seems to have that covered, as well as the best doctor possible GOD. I always say he gives us no more than what we can handle ( although sometimes I wonder if he mixes us up) (HA)
    Sam I could not think of a better person to take a journey with, you & Jennene will now have a new adventure in live and I feel God will bring you even closer. My advise (for what its worth) is be the wonderful friend you’ve always been, strong, funny, faithful and dependable. Hey I look forward to hearing the stories, and if I see you with your head shaved I’ll know why!!
    I will keep Jennene and Eric as well as you close in prayer.
    Lynda

  9. Hi Jennene, I just read your powerful email, and will keep you in my prayers. You are inspirational!

  10. Jennene, I just saw Sam’s post. Know that we will be praying for your treatment and for God’s grace to be shown in great ways to you and Eric through this trial. From the email you wrote, I can see that you are already taking the opportunity to be a light to others during the trial and we are encouraged and challenged by that.

  11. Hey Jennene, I just read Sam’s post, and wanted to let you know that we will keep you in our prayers.

  12. Jennene, I just read Sam’s post. We are praying for you. Please keep us up to date so we can continue to pray for you.
    Matt and Jamie

  13. Hope everything gets better. I’m praying for ya.

  14. Hey J. – No worries, girlfriend!!! Heavenly hook-up is on the way…(big hug!)

  15. I’ll be praying for you.

  16. We just saw Sam’s post. We will be praying for you:) Thank you for your inspirational e-mail.

  17. Jennene! I just read your email…I am sorry my friend. I will pray for you. Keep us posted…this stuff isn’t supposed to happen to people I know- especially when we are still young. Thanks for your godly response. I know God’s ways and plans are above our own. Keep your eyes on Jesus. I love you! Oh and have a great Christmas vacation! (It is one of the joys that keeps teachers sane!)

  18. I’m praying too, and thanking the Lord for you and Eric.

  19. We just read Sam’s note and we are grieved for you and your husband and yet hopeful. My mother and grandmother are breast cancer survivors. I don’t know the type of cancer you are fighting or how progressed it is but we are going to pray. We will pray believing that you will be a survivor and have a testimony of healing whether through … Read Moretreatment or miraculous intervention (both would be mraculous). I hope you are able to be filledl by the Lord with whatever you need. We are truly sad in our hearts for you. We hope in the Lord

  20. praying for you and thankful for all the ways that the Lord will use this in your life and in the lives of all you come across throughout everything! please keep us posted and let us all know how we can be praying for you more specifically! as a fellow English teacher, I will be sure to pray about all of the tedious grading and everything you will have to deal with in the midst of everything. maybe in a way, that will help keep you busy and keep your mind focused on other things! :-)

  21. Jennene–

    I will be praying for you and Eric. I was not super thrilled to hear about this. Not that you would expect me to be super thrilled. I think you know what I mean.

    On the bright side, I don’ t think that cancer interferes with your many special talents, like playing the harmonica with your nose.

    If there’s anything I can do other than pray, please let me know. I mean it, that’s not just a platitude.

    –Matt

  22. Neener,

    Echoing everyone’s thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. You’re on and in my heart. I am comforted knowing that you’re in good hands… both human and divine. :) Love, Summer

  23. Hi All,
    As you might know, it’s sure difficult being so far away at a time like this. So I’m learning the ins and outs of this blog and facebook. I so appreciate the caring concern and prayers from so many for our daughter-in- law. She’s the closest thing to a daughter we have, and consider ourselves very fortunate to have her. So we cheer you on Jennene, along with y’all!
    Love, Mom and Larry

  24. Hi Jennene! I love you and I think you are the most mature, courageous woman of God I know. I will be here for you if you need to talk or pray. Jon and I send our prayers and hugs!

    Hi Sam, you are such an awesome friend to her to do this for her and say these things about her. I agree, she is all of those things you’ve said.

    Love,
    Kristen

  25. I’m overwhelmed with thankfulness for you all, and these words of encouragement are so, so kind and so what I needed to hear. God’s goodness is evident here on this page. I’m thankful for technology that can bring you all near, though many of you are far away.
    My mom shared this very apropos story with me about God as refiner of silver: http://www.icbs.com/prayer/Sermons/essay-god-sees-his-image-in-you.htm.
    God bless you all!

  26. I’m overwhelmed with thankfulness for you all, and these words of encouragement are so, so kind and so what I needed to hear. God’s goodness is evident here on this page. I’m thankful for technology that can bring you all near, though many of you are far away.
    My mom shared this very apropos story with me about God as refiner of silver: http://www.icbs.com/prayer/Sermons/essay-god-sees-his-image-in-you.htm.
    God bless you all!

  27. We are praying for you and Eric. You both are a blessing to us and the church. My God be glorified through this trial.

    Love,
    Jeff, Cassie and Jillian

  28. Last night I called Connie and Sissy Lemos and gave them this blog website and they say that they are praying for you too… Tell you Mom I am also praying for her too.
    Love, Kristen

  29. (facebook comment) at 7:23pm on December 18th, 2008
    Jennene, As you know…trials are always ways God can show His glory. You have had a testimony for many years of God’s faithfulness. I remember that from all the years ago when you & Sam would sing together at TMC. That has lived in my memory. And as I see you & Sam on facebook and how the Lord has directed in your lives, know that He will continue to do that. He has a plan for you. Your cancer will not be wasted. What an incredible outlook you already have!

    We all face hardships and trials, and I will sure be praying for the path that God is laying out before you in this situation.

    All my prayers!
    Rachel Stultz

  30. (facebook comment)
    at 10:20pm on December 18th, 2008

    Jennene,

    My sister’s cancer was not wasted. Nothing is for nothing with God.

    Love, Heather

  31. Facebook comment at 11:53pm on December 18th, 2008

    Hey Jennene!! You are awesome! Always of the best quality and I praise God for you. After I heard the news, and then picked my jaw up off the floor, I just did not know what to say. It all sounded like clichés. I am sure there will be highs and lows, but I am confident that you will see God’s hand in it all. In the midst of our struggles, Heather and I often look backward thankfully and see what has done in our lives. But then we look forward and say, “Lord, we cannot face another day of this!” Yet, He always faithfully supplies what we need and we do make it through. Just know that we will be praying for you and hope to see you sometime soon.

  32. Facebook comment at 12:07am 12/19/08
    I know this is a bit cheese… but… Jesus has your cancer! He always has. By his stripes you ARE healed. He will use you in so many avenues to minister to others. I have found that out of my weaknesses he makes me stronger. You are so courageous. I am expecting a miracle for you. Of course I will be praying and will pass on your diagnosis to our crisis prayer team at church. Kisses-Kelly

  33. Facebook Comment t 8:04am 12/19/08
    You are in our thoughts & prayers…God is already using you in a mighty way…You are an inspirations to all of us.
    The Loporchio’s

  34. Facebook comment at 9:10am 12/19/08
    I’m praying for you Jennene and for your family. May God be glorifed through this journey.

  35. Facebook comment at 10:23am 12/19/08
    I am praying for you, and for those closest to you – thank goodness this is not news do our dear heavenly Father! Remember that He has you in the palm of His hand!

  36. Facebook comment at 11:02am 12/19/08
    Jennene,
    I am praying for you!! God is faithful, especially in the midst of cancer.
    Marissa (Debra & Steve’s cousin)

  37. Facebook 12/19/08 at 1:08pm
    Love and prayers! You are both on my mind and heart, and I commit to prayer for you daily until you get the “all clear”! Look for the silver lining!

  38. Facebook comment 2:35pm 12/19/08
    Hi Jennene… You may not know me, but my prayers are with you and your family…

  39. Facebook comment 3:06pm yesterday 12/19/08
    Jennene
    I truly appreciate you and thank our Heavenly Father for you. I’m looking forward to seeing you not waste your cancer.

  40. Facebook comment 3:52pm 12/19/08
    Hi Jennene, we love you and pray for you and eric! tony & berit. thank you for not wasting your cancer!

  41. Facebook comment at 4:51pm 12/19/08
    Jennene Thanks for always being a friend. Prayin for you sista.

    Scott Burness

  42. Facebook comment 5:56pm 12/19/08
    Jennene,
    My thoughts and prayers go out for you, your family and your doctors.
    If there was ever a person who would not waste their cancer I know it would be you. I can not wait to see how God is going to use you and this situation to glorify him.

  43. Facebook comments 10:24pm 12/19/08
    Hey Jennene I am hoping that u r doing well, both u and my brother. U guys r going through a tough time but just kno that I am here for u guys because I love u guys sooo much. Also I am looking forward to cing u both next week. Hang in there sis.

  44. Faceboo comment at 10:18am 12/19/08
    Hey Jennene…I am so sorry to hear you have to walk this road, but the one thing I am confident of is that you will walk it well because you know who is holding your hand! Psalm 91…Victory is planned! I’m trusting God and praying with you.
    J

  45. Facebook comment wrote at 9:47am 12/19/08
    hey jennene…just want to let you know that we love you and are bringing you before the throne…you are cool and we know that this trial is for your good (your absolute best) and His glory!

  46. Facebook comment at 3:54pm 12/19/08
    NEENER! we love you and pray for you! T & B. Aka the Goochis.

  47. Facebook comment at 12/19/08
    Praying for you!

  48. Facebook comment 6:30pm 12/19/08
    Jennene. You are in my thoughts. I know your beautiful soul will fight and get through this! Love Love Love…

  49. Facebook comment at 9:26pm 12/19/08
    Hey there, checking in…

  50. Hi Jennene,
    It’s been years and years since we’ve seen each other but my parents have always kept me posted with any updates that come their way….this news being the most recent. Reading through all the words written about you, I can see your the same as I remember….sweet and full of life, with an amazing love for the Lord. We’ve shared many a laugh back in the day and I’ve always enjoyed your family. I’ll never forget having your mom as my nurse when I had my first daughter, almost 17 years ago (can you believe that one?). And if you’d like to hear something really hysterical, I’m pregnant as we speak…..the Lord’s definately laughing. I now have a 16 year old, 10 year old twins and one on the way….the road is long, lol!
    All that aside, I just want you to know that we love you and are praying for you! I will definately be checking in to see how you’re doing! The verse on my calendar for today is….Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” How fitting!!!
    Big hugs to you too Sam, keep me posted. Hope you’ll be in our area soon, so we can see each other and you can rub your hands together till they burn!
    Love you guys!
    Danielle (Andy & kids too!)

  51. To our sweet and beautiful Jennene.
    How blessed is our God And Lord Jesus Christ!
    We have known you from a baby, to your wedding day,and now to this challenge in your life. Your testimony is so encouraging to us. Your love for, and your faith in our God is so evident. How wonderful and loving our God is! Life brings challenging things but God directs our lives. We are his and he wants his perfect will in our lives. Keep looking, trusting, and hoping in him.
    We love you!
    Connie & Sissy Isaiah 26:3

    Sam, how precious it is for jennene to have a friend like you at a time like this. We have great memories of times with both of you. We are praying for everyone involved.
    Love you,
    Connie & Sissy

  52. HI Neen, I am here with my Dad and he says he is praying for you too. Love you!
    Kristen

  53. Facebook comment at 11:50am 12/21/08
    May our sovereign Lord continue to give you and Eric both the wisdom and strength necessary to persevere through this trial. We are encouraged by your response and look forward to seeing how the Lord will work this out to your good and His beautiful glory.

  54. Facebook Comment 4:25pm 12/21/08
    Praying for you.

  55. Facebook Comment 12/22/08
    I bought you something today!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s nothing really, but it made me think of you, and made me smile. I hope I can get it to you when I get back. It’ll be a little late Christmas gift. :-)

  56. Facebook Comment 2:28pm, 12/23/08
    Jennene! My goodness girl, my heart and prayers are screaming out to you. I found out like 2 sec. ago via looking through my backed-up facebook messages (and junk) and discovered a dear sister of mine has cancer. I had it as you know (different region, (just as exposing though) and if in anyway I can offer ANYTHING. Please let me know. I thank the Lord He is with you. Blessings my longtime friend.
    Dustin

  57. Facebook Comment 2:39pm on December 20th, 2008
    Jennene, I am praying for you and looking forward to what God is going to do through you.

  58. Facebook Comment at 7:23pm 12/22/08
    Jennene, my prayers and thoughts are with you. You are a very strong person and I know you know that all things are possible with God. Love ya, Michelle

  59. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:15pm 12/23/08
    Hey Jennene, It has been a long time!!! Sad to say this is how we reconnect but wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying that as you reflect on the birth of Christ these next few days it would only be a reminder that God is full of amazing miracles!! Thanks for the updates via facebook.

    Krista

  60. Facebook Comment at 3:49pm 12/24/08
    Found myself sleepless in Fresno last night. Prayed for you Jennene…that the Lord would give you peace in the midst of all the cancer shmancer stuff as Sam calls it! God loves to Glorify Himself through things like this! May He bless you today! Merry Christmas!

  61. Facebook Comment at 12:26am on 12/24/08
    Hey Jenine its early in the morning here in Brazil. I just want you to know that I’m praying for you right now! I have always been encouraged by your easy going spirit and peace in the LORD. I will be praying that the LORD gives you greater grace into the insight of His will on this and that you experience peace that transcends all understanding. I’m very thankful that Sam set this up. LORD willing when I’m back in the states we will all have to sit down and have a get together. LORD Bless you Jennene(Psalm 55:22, and Eph. 3:20) Paulo

  62. Our thought and prayers are with you both and your families. Kelly had us playing that card game that i broke your fingernail playing. Kathy was playing with us this time and I almost did the same thing to her. Dangerous game I guess, but alot of fun. Just remembering and missing the fun times we have spent together. Next time we visit you!

  63. I know this will all come out fine. You are strong, faithful and have many friends and family around you. Its a lousy time of year to go through the chemo but then again its a good time of year as it is a time of faith and fewer worries. We are with you in prayer and thoughts. Hang in there Eric as I know this is difficult for you as well.

  64. Facebook Comment at 4:47pm 12/24/08
    It’s Christmas eve and I just wanted you to know you are on my heart and I am praying for you. I hope you have a blessed holiday and let us know how we can help.

  65. Facebook Comment wrote at 12:02am 12/25/08
    Jennene…Merry Christmas! We love you and are praying for you! Know that we will be thinking of you and praying for you consistently! So good to know that the Lord is with you always…every minute and step of the way!

  66. Jennene and Eric

    We are praying for you as you begin a long journey tomorrow. May you have peace and faith that the world (doctors, nurses, etc.) cannot understand. Our God is good and He will be with you tomorrow and everyday to follow.

    Matt and Jamie Millett

  67. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:18pm Dec 29, 2008
    Sometimes it takes something tremendous to happen in order to grab people’s attention and bring them out of their shells. In this case, I am the delinquent one. I have never thanked you personally for all of your remarkable service. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. (The angels say things 3 times to express deeper meaning.) The Rojas’ will pray fervently for you in this time of distress. Rest assured.

  68. Facebook Comment wrote at 2:57pm Dec 30, 2008
    I hope you are doing okay and that you get better soon!!

  69. Facebook Comment at 8:58pm on December 30th, 2008
    I just wrote this replying to a note from sam, but wanted to post it here as well.

    another friend of mine from college was recently diagnosed with cancer and has just finished her chemo; she’s documented her experiences in a blog. it’s honest, humorous, insightful, encouraging. http://www.thisonesdefective.blogspot.com

  70. Facebook Comment at 1:57pm Dec 31, 2008
    Jennene – You’ve been a great mentor for our son, Isaiah. We appreciate the example you are in the community, and we know that God will be glorified in you. With Love, The Montoya’s

  71. Facebook Comment 4:42am Dec 31, 2008
    Hi Jennene, thanks for the note!! I am so glad that God is sustaining you right now, it is a powerful testimony that you are sharing! I will keep praying for your “friend” chemo, that it wipes out all the cancer cells. It is so encouraging to see your honesty and faith shine.By the way, I have close friends at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, they do alot of Breast Ca research/treatment, let me know if you ever need any more resources. Praying for you in Boston! XO Kristen

  72. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:22am Dec 31, 2008
    Jennene, we are still praying and will continue to do so…you are on our hearts, friend.

  73. Facebook Comment 8:22am, dec 31, 2008
    Hey Jennene! In the last couple years as we went through the process of Marilyn’s failing health, the passage that we went to ALOT was Isaiah 40~ over and over it reminded us of God’s greatness. Even though we grew tired and weary, HE never did! It was such an encouragement to us and reminder to keep our hope in Him! Thanks for your example to … Read Moreus~ I have been sharing all of this with my girls and praying for you so much! They still remember your pretty voice and singing at grandma’s service. We love you!

  74. Facebook Comment at 10:54pm, dec 31, 2008
    Hi Jennene! I love your haircut, you look great!! I also think you’re starting to look more like your mom (or at least how I remember her from jr high!) I’ll be praying for you.

  75. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:56am Jan 1, 2009
    Look at you! I love the cut! You look fabulous, thanks for being such a great reminder of God’s willfor how we are to “deal” with struggles…side note Caleb is pointing to your picture right now saying…”mommy…look…. ant jean…” to cute! You will have to tell us when we can come over and bring a meal and hang out!

  76. Facebook Comment wrote at 2:38pm, Jan 1, 2009
    You look beautiful! I tried to do the birthday calendar thing and I couldn’t figure it out so it is 12/3/70. We continue to pray for you! Take heart
    Wall-to-Wall – Write on Heather’s Wall

  77. Facebook Comment wrote at 12:14pm, jan 2, 2009
    I love your profile picture; you look great!!!!!

  78. Facebook Comment wrote at 4:26pm, jan 2, 2009
    You are stylin’…love the highlights=)

  79. Facebook comment wrote at 5:10pm, jan 2, 2009
    hi jennene.. i’ve been following your journey thru the blog sam forwarded to me. just praying for you and i know God will be glorified thru you b/c that’s your desire. on another topic… really cute haircut, by the way!

  80. I found your site through another friend on FB…. so encouraged to read your journey and your heart. We attend Bethlehem Baptist, where John P is the speaking pastor and have watched him go through his cancer journey with honest fear (that he fought by faith) and with confident hope in the goodness in God. I’m praying for you as you walk through this. We’ll be checking in on here often and praying often also!
    Lisa Harding
    http://www.taguelisa.wordpress.com

  81. Facebook Comment at 1:51pm, jan 3,2009
    Hi there! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  82. Facebook COmment at 9:45pm, Jan 4, 2009
    Wow! You look super cute! Of course that will pale in comparison if I can just find those pictures of us from Junior/Senior Banquet. ;-)

  83. Facebook Comment wrote at 12:48am, 1/4/09
    J, I am so glad you are feeling much better. Congrats on the victory in Round 1. Keep your gloves on! I’m proud of you! Btw, I love your new short cut, however I actually think you should go much shorter next time! ;-) J

  84. Facebook Comment wrote at 9:13am, 1/4/09
    Cute hair cut! You have inspired me to go for a bob haircut!!!! Bobs for everyone!!!

  85. Hey there…just heard a song that made me think of you called “Thank You” by 33 Miles. I think you would love it. Praying for you today. LOVE

  86. Facebook Comment wrote at 11:39am, 2009
    Hey Jennene, good to see you on facebook, it’s been a long time, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Take care
    John

  87. Facebook Comment wrote at 11:01pm, 2009
    I hereby ACCEPT all possible superpokes and thank you for the birthday wishes. Hey, like cancer is an excuse to take sooooo long to write back. :) I hope the treatments are going well and are feeling as good as you can. Thank you for being an inspiration !

  88. Hello Jennene! My name is Kristen Ready and I am the daughter of a friend of your mom’s (through BSF) Barbara Inchausti. Well that was long-winded! My mom forwarded the link to your site here this morning and I am so thankful that she did. We’ve had you in our prayers since we first heard of your cancer but spending time on this site has just filled me up with “tear spilling joy” this morning. Perspective is a word I’m beginning to really understand recently and reading about your joy that you have in the middle of this trial is so inspiring to me. My husband and our two boys are I are dealing with my husband’s having been laid off recently (after having been with the same company for over a decade) and while I am seeing so many blessings that come from REALLY relying on God’s plan in your life and not your own, I’m having so much trouble feeling joy in the middle of it. I feel closer to Him than I’ve ever felt before and am keenly aware of all of these blessings in the middle of this new path, but am really not doing it the way He wants me to. He tells me to do it with a happy heart, just the way you are doing it. I just wanted to let you know what an inspiration you and your husband and your friends are to me. You are certainly surrounded by wonderful, faith-filled people. Our church (Golden Hills in Brentwood, CA – Northern Cal) recently had Laura Story perform during our Christmas Women’s Dinner. She is the song writer who wrote Indescribable and Mighty to Save. At any rate, shortly after she married her college sweetheart, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and though their road has been sometimes rocky in her husband’s treatment, her story is so inspiring and so is her music. She has a website you may want to check out. Sorry to carry on so. Please know that you are in my prayers each and every day (and many times throughout as the Lord brings you to my mind when I find myself murmuring). What a wonderful gift you are giving to everyone who reads this.

    In His Love,

    Kristen Ready

  89. Oh and one other song that is my new favorite as of late is Sanctus Real’s “Whatever You’re Doing”. Sorry for another huge entry, but here are the lyrics:

    It’s time for healing time to move on
    It’s time to fix what’s been broken too long
    Time make right what has been wrong
    It’s time to find my way to where I belong
    There’s a wave that’s crashing over me
    All I can do is surrender

    (Chorus)
    Whatever you’re doing inside of me
    It feels like chaos somehow there’s peace
    It’s hard to surrender to what I can’t see
    but I’m giving in to something heavenly

    Time for a milestone
    Time to begin again
    Revaluate who I really am
    Am I doing everything to follow your will
    or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
    So show me what it is you want from me
    I give everything I surrender…
    To…

    (Chorus)

    Time to face up
    Clean this old house
    Time to breathe in and let everything out
    That I’ve wanted to say for so many years
    Time to to release all my held back tears

    Whatever you’re doing inside of me
    It feels like chaos but I believe
    You’re up to something bigger than me
    Larger than life something heavenly

    Whatever you’re doing inside of me
    It feels like chaos but now I can see
    This something bigger than me
    Larger than life something heavenly
    Something heavenly

    It’s time to face up
    Clean this old house
    Time breathe in and let everything out

  90. Thought this was an encouraging devotional for today!
    Love….Danielle

    Sink Your Roots into God
    Daily Inspiration (M–F)

    From Praying the Names of God
    by Ann Spangler

    My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken (Psalm 62:1–2).

    Perfect peace, rest, unshakable faith, salvation—these enduring promises belong to all who trust in God. These blessings come, not by wishing but by willing, by deciding to sink our roots into God, spending time in prayer, reading his Word, holding fast to his commandments, and yielding to his Spirit at work within us. Scripture tells us we are to live and move and have our being in the God who made us. When tragedy comes, as it inevitably will, and when the world around us begins to tremble and shake, as it inevitably will, we will not be shaken. Instead, the Lord who is the Rock eternal will be there, giving us rest and peace.

  91. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:57pm, Jan 7, 2009
    Jennene- love the hair! Well you tell me when a good time to get together is and I’m there- I would love to stop by after school and say hi- or I could bring you guys dinner or something if you need me to. I am praying for you! love you!

  92. Facebook Comment wrote at 1:27pm, 2009
    J, You’ll love this. :)
    ATTITUDE
    There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. “Well,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today.” So she did and she had a wonderful day.
    The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. “H-M-M… Read More, ” she said, “I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.” So she did and she had a grand day.
    The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. “Well,” she said, “Today I’m going to wear my hair in a pony tail.” So she did and she had a fun, fun day.
    The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head. “YEAH!” she exclaimed, “I don’t have to fix my hair today!”
    Attitude is everything. As the saying goes: “The kind of life you will have isn’t determined by what happens to you, it’s determined by your reaction to what happens to you.”

  93. Facebook Comment wrote at 10:32am 1/9/09
    Hi Jenenne! Praying for you a ton and have been blessed and challenged by not wasting anything! God is good, He’s got our backs, and your ducts!

  94. Facebook Comment wrote at 9:04pm 1/9/09
    Hi Jennene! Just want you to know that I am praying for you! I have been getting updates from Holly and I am so very blessed every time with your strong faith in the Lord. Hope you are doing well!

  95. Facebook Comment at 1:14am January 10, 2009
    You are such a reflection of God’s glory. Thank you for being an example of steadfastness. We’re praying for you!

  96. Facebook Comment wrote at 10:44pm, 2009
    Jenenne, Jennene….thinking of you constantly my friend and praying for you! I am reading the updates and am amazed….blown away! God be praised and honored. He is! I wish I could have seen you last time you were here….( : We live so close why is it is hard?! Loved the traffic pic from Sam…..Press on, Press on……love this pic by the way….love ya,

  97. Facebook Comment wrote at 1:08pm 1/10/09
    Your and Sam’s blog is amazing! Such a testament of the friendship you two share, and of your peace in the midst of what most people would see as chaos. Praying for you!

  98. facebook Comment 1/10/09
    at 8:48pm
    You’re doing great, Jennene! We love you…The Solomen & women!

  99. Facebook Comment at 1:06pm January 10, 2009
    Well…I’m going to say the common denominator between all the people reading this is that they’re all friends with YOU. So there’s your answer :)

  100. heyy Miss Margrave ,
    We all miss you in avid , we have a new teacher she seems nice , but not as nice as you. i just wanted to tell you that when i found out i was in shock , but i am happy to hear that your staying postive. I love and am a very postive person! your such a great teacher and avid wont be the same with out you. i will be thinking of yu and praying for you… thank you for making avid so fun. see you soon !
    from Nikki Murray

  101. Hi Mrs. Margrave :)
    Well the AVID class and I just received the news today and we were all very shocked :/ However, when Ms. Neylan told us how positive you were thinking and that you were happy at home, that definitely calmed me down.
    I am going to miss you very much and the class will be very different without you. The new teacher is very nice and the class already likes her too :) So hopefully you won’t be getting any bad stories about us.
    From the pictures on your blog, I see you are very into church. So am I :) My mom and I started going to Agape Church down in Culver City. It’s with Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. My mom and I go to the service around 6 pm. It’s soo relaxing and very open as well. Everyone is invited to join. Maybe you and your husband would like to come with us :D
    I have to get back to homework :P My mom and I send all of our love and I can’t wait to hear from you soon!!!
    Love,
    Kaylene

  102. Hi Jennene,

    This website is wonderfully inspirational! I recently found out about your challenge and simply want to send my prayers and love. If you need a room to hold the Invisible Children Club I’d be glad to do it.

    I spoke with Sam and she updated me on your progress. Keep the faith and try to enjoy your time off.

    Kathy and I send all our love and can’t wait for you to return.

    Best… Bobby and Kathy

  103. Hi Jennene, just so you know – there is at least one Jew praying for you also – Couldn’t hurt! Take care.

  104. Facebook Comment wrote at 4:55pm, 2009
    We are praying for you!! May God continue to give you His grace!

  105. hey mrs.margrave!!
    i no all 2 well what your going through this is starting 2 remind me of my mom its good that your asking god for help and praying i hope all the treatment works because it would suck 2 loose a teacher to it also
    its good that ur having fun with it hope it all works

  106. hello mrs. margrave…. this isnt really a question but i guess this is a way to get in touch with you rather than just email your school e-mail
    but i dont even know if you go on that anymore… but yeah

    mrs. Varner or whatever our new teachers name is doesnt let us play ghost in the graveyard because we will “break” stuff …!!!
    But besides that
    yeah everyone was puzzled why you werent there on the first day
    and when the news was dropped
    every one was quite
    heavy stuff,
    Our new teacher besides from the games is really hyper and “girly girlish”
    not to say thats a bad thing
    she seems cool
    her class routine is alittle annoying
    like today when we were reading in our R books she made each of us stand up and then made each of us read a sentence and then we got to sit down
    At 8 in the morning!
    she is like, i dont know.. strict but cool
    I guess i should talk less about the new teacher
    i mean this isnt mrs.varner.com

    I dont even know if this whole letter will make sense
    but yeah

    i hope you get through this

  107. Facebook Comment wrote at 1:51pm, 1/18/09
    “Pre” Happy Birthday, Jennene……we hope you have the best day possible. Thank you for your unwavering faith! Jeff, Cassie and Jillian

  108. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:11pm, 1/18/09
    Happy Birthday to you, have a wonderful day. I just want to say that you are such a wonderful inspiration and example of true faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

  109. Facebook Comment wrote at 9:52pm, 1/18/09
    happy birthday Jennene! I’m praying for you and I’m working on a birthday present for you! Love and miss you guys!

  110. Facebook Comment wrote at 10:18am 1/19/0
    Hey E! Thanks for the encouraging message. It is helpful to know people are praying because it reminds me to be faithful to pray as well. I tend to get down and focus on the circumstances rather than God. Wow, didn’t meant to get all deep on ya. Yes, I want Andruw Jones as far away from the Dodgers as possible. He makes me want to vomit more than this baby does!! Now, if we could just get that Manny guy tied down….

  111. Hey Jeanne, I used to sit in on your 9th grade English class at VHS when I was working in RS. I am sorry to hear you have cancer. I spent 15 years as a medical transcriber in Radiation Oncology and am very familiar with all the treatments, etc. I love to read your blog and your wonderful strength in God. It inspires me to pursue God in a stronger fashion. Keep up with your guitar playing and music, as this is God’s healing power. I am having my church pray for you as well as my bible study group.

  112. Happy Birthday Jennene!!
    We hope everything went well with the chemo today.
    We have been keeping up with the updates (Thanks Sam) and will continue to pray. As we read the words of encouragement and see know how many people are praying for you, we are reminded of Psalm 34:15

    The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.

    There are many crying out to the Lord for you and He is Attentive! May He continue to flood you with His love,mercy, and grace. You are such an inspiration to us.

    Love,
    Connie & Sissy

  113. J,

    Happy Birthday!

    Love… Bobby Z

  114. hola hows it goin good luck with the treatment hope it all works

  115. Hi there, Sweetpea!

    Glad to hear you’re doing so well. I now have my major projects out of the way and am ready to help. Put me on the list for meals, shopping and rides. If any special needs arise, please make me aware. I am usually available.

    Praising God for you! Karen Kettering

  116. Hi there, Sweetpea!

    Glad to hear you’re doing so well. I now have my major projects out of the way and am ready to help. Put me on the list for meals, shopping and rides. If any special needs arise, please make me aware. I am usually available.

    This last haircut was so cute, I can’t wait for the next one!

    Praising God for you! Karen Kettering

  117. Facebook Comment wrote at 7:17pm, 2009
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Just want you to know I’ve been thinking about you every day. I’m heading down your way in a few weeks and would love to stop in and say hey – talk to you soon!

  118. Hey I’m not sure if Mrs. Margrave reads this or who reads this but, I just wanted to wish you the best Mrs. Margrave and I wanted to tell you that I hope you get better! :D (aslo you were the most awesome english teacher i have ever had! :D)
    I also just wanted to let you know that I am gonna pray for you every night! And every Wednesday and Saturday at my church! (:
    God has changed my life in so many ways and worked miracles for me and I know that he is watching over you Mrs. Margrave! :D
    Best Wishes!

    -Joseph Towry

    P.S.
    also i guess your birthday was a few days ago so Happy Birthday! :D

  119. Facebook Comment wrote at 9:44pm 1/23/09
    Jennene- Happy Belated Birthday. Seeing your beautiful smile after your inaugural hair-cut really ministered to us…your steadfast joy in the Lord really shined through. We pray that the Lord would uphold, strengthen and heal you during these days. We miss all of you at COC! Up here the only “Fellowship All-Stars” are in our home group. :)

  120. PRAYING FOR YOU, JENNENE! I have always loved your sweet voice leading us into the very presence of God during worship at church. You are not aware of how many times you and all the worship team have encouraged me! Just know that so many are praying for you and we’re here to help, too. Put me on the list for rides or errands, especially in the morning. I live very close to you, so don’t hesitate to call me even on short notice!
    Love in Christ, Karen and the kids

  121. Praise God for you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

  122. Facebook comment wrote at 12:07am, 2/1/09
    Hi Jennene…Sorry I missed giving you a hug this morning at church. Yeah! Round 2 is over and done and the winner is Jennene! You are fighting an excellent battle and making all of us proud. My fervent prayers for you continue. Love, J

  123. Siona Savini wrote at 12:50pm
    praying for you!

  124. Hi Jennene,
    I just learned about your illness. I guess I was overwhelmed with my own life and health and missed it Just want you to know my family and I will keep you in our prayers. We know God has you in His hand and will protect you! Keep your faith! God is faithful!,
    love,
    Marzena Langdon

  125. Facebook Comment wrote at 11:20pm, 2/8/09
    Praying for you and the week of treatments starting tomorrow. Might I suggest the movie Fireproof for you guys to watch?

  126. Hi Jennene,

    Your life, illness and this website is a powerful testimony for the supernatural peace and purpose you have in Christ that is available to anyone who wants it.

    You are in our prayers as you and your husband meet this disease head-on in His strength and overcome.

    I am looking forward to your complete recovery and return to Valencia High School.

    God bless you through this experience and may many other lives be eternally changed and blessed as a result for God’s glory and your well being.

    David Crissman

  127. Mandy Spring wrote at 1:18pm
    You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers all day! (glad we got to all grab lunch yesterday-it was fun!)

  128. Facebook Comment wrote at 1:18pm 2/9/09
    You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers all day! (glad we got to all grab lunch yesterday-it was fun!)

  129. Facebook Comment wrote at 5:10pm 2/9/09
    I’m praying for you as you go through another chemo treatment today.

  130. Hey Mrs Margrave,
    I was just thiking about you , so i thought that i would let you know , i really miss you.
    AVID misses you as well , it is so weird coming to school , walking into AVID and not being able to tell you , news of any kind that has happened in my life . i miss having you there everyday . i really do .
    since seeing you many crazy things has happened. i have turned 16 , and got my driver liscence, my dad got me a 2009 toyota yaris , it is great . i have made alot of new great friends , if you were in avid you would be hearing my crazy boy drama , erin and ariella really have been helping me with it . haha . anyway , oh yeah! Our new teacher Mrs Varner , knows my uncle , he was her conformation teacher, she knows my cousins and everything. Eachday i find that the world is such a small place. crazy.
    i really miss you . i hope i can see you soon.
    no offense to mrs varner or anything , your WAY more fun then her. i cant wait to see you, i dont know if i have said that enough but i just cant wait .
    it is great to here that your so positive.
    positivity is key.
    see you soon.
    from your avid 10 class
    Nikki Murray.

  131. I had a lot of thinking/reflecting/praying time yesterday as I was driving back from Scotland with a group of airmen for the 3 day weekend. I’m just continually grateful that I had a wonderful season to hang out with you and everyone else from that little Baptist Church in Walnut Creek. I was able to learn and grow so much in my faith during that time. Then there is all the support while I was in the USAF. Now I get to do my little part in Kingdom building. All this to say, that you have played such a big part in the people i get to share the Grace of God with. Thanks for always being such blessing.
    I’m also glad to see you use a Mac.

  132. Facebook Comment wrote at 9:57pm, 2/13/09
    Happy early Valentines day or as we single people call it happy single awareness day. I just wanted to let you know that all of us meaning my dad, my mom, kara, and I are all thinking of you. Hope you are doing well. ♥

  133. Facebook Comment wrote at 10:41am 2/14/09
    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY JENNENE~I LOVE YOU, KRISTEN

  134. Facebook comment wrote at 12:23pm 2/14/09
    I hope you feel loved because you certainly are!!!

  135. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:48pm 2/14/09
    Hey I know that you have been listening to a lot of new music lately and I recommend that you listen to Augustana if you haven’t heard of them already. They are a rock band and they have some pretty awesome music. I have already given you some of their songs. But look them up, you’ll like them I promise.

  136. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:07pm 2/16/09
    Sorry that I missed seeing you yesterday. I hope to stop by soon. Love and prayers…

  137. Facebook Comment wrote at 12:58pm 2/24/09
    j, i thought about how you always asked for more prayer for time to be with the Lord in prayer and bible reading…hope and pray this time is a blessing to you to do so. some of the guys in MHBS got together on sunday night to study and pray. didn’t hear about details but i’m sure it was cool…maybe not. maybe they got into a fight :) j/k

  138. Facebook Comment wrote at 4:07pm, 2/24/09
    Hey Jennene. I miss chatting about life with you in the glory days when I was a sub. I just want you to know that I have been praying for you and Eric. I would like to meet up with you guys sometime and Catch up on life.

  139. Matt Millett wrote at 10:21am, 2/25/09
    No worries! We are so happy to have been a blessing in some way. Really, though, if you need anything, let us know! We are praying for you.

  140. Facebook Comment wrote at 6:40pm, 2/25/09
    Jennene!! I finished my Night unit! I now have only the test left-hoorah!

    I hope you are doing well. :)

  141. Facebook Comment wrote at 11:38pm 2/25/09
    Thinking of you…Isaiah 41:13 says “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

  142. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!
    I LOVE STALE PEEPS.
    IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE EM!

    Prayers still coming your way. For J, E and S.
    Loved our Skypes convers. yest.
    Love, Mom C

  143. Facebook Comment wrote at 7:41am 3/1/09
    Thinking of you and Eric this morning….Hope you are doing well! Watch your fingers!

  144. Facebook Comment wrote at 10:04pm 3/4/09
    Continually in our prayers!

  145. I am so blown away by the wonderful, joyful involvment of the students at SCCS!! The love keeps on coming.
    It is so reassurring that you are being so well cared for.
    Every moment I want to be there helping, but since I can’t be, I am comforted by the works of others. Love you Jenn and Er. Keep up the great work on that demon cancer.

  146. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:52am 3/8/09
    You are looking great…we are praying for you. Would love to see you next time you are up :)!

  147. Facebook Comment (Los Angeles, CA) wrote
    at 5:45pm 3/9/09
    Praise God! You are and have been in my prayers. Your amazing voice has brought tears to the eyes many times during worship. Blessings to you and your family.

  148. Facebook Comment wrote at 9:10am 3/8/09
    Praying for you this morning! Hope you have a great week :)

  149. Facebook Comment wrote at 8:09pm 3/9/09
    Great news about the shrinking tumor! Praise God, love kristen

  150. Facebook Comment wrote at 11:43pm 3/9/09
    I’m still recovering from the dessert buffet too. Oink. It was awesome to chat with you. My mistake was when I stopped talking and picked up a plate!

  151. Facebook Comment 3/12/09 11:30pm I miss you Jennene. Maybe we can hang out sometime soon! This next assignment should be easier for me, as I’m on block schedule and will only have to plan lessons every other day for only one prep. I continue to think of you often and pray for you.

  152. Facebook Comment 3/24/09
    Hey Jennene, know we’re praising God for His perfect plan for you and asking Him to graciously bless and encourage you this week in particular. Keep pressing on!

  153. Facebook Comment 3/24/09
    Jennene, sorry to hear this round is going so rough, but thankful that His grace is sufficient. His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

  154. Facebook Comment 3/24/09
    Jennene thank you for sharing this challenging journey with all of us. I haven’t seen you in years but all my memories of you and your amazing musical talent and cheerful heart are a blessing.

  155. facebook Comment 3/24/09
    Hi Jennene! I just wanted to let you know that Jason and I are praying for you and are so encouraged to see you giving glory to God as you go through such a difficult time!!

  156. facebook Comment 3/24/09
    Hey, J: Just a note to say I am thinking about you and praying as the Lord leads me. Keep on fighting!

  157. Facebook Comment 3/24/09
    I’m thinking of you, Jennene.

  158. Facebook Comment 3/24/09
    Neener Beener! I just wanted to let you know that I can see your head in between my thumb and forefinger and…I’m squishing your head…I’m squishing your head. hahaha (just getting you back from when you squished my head at FBC back in the day)
    Oh, and I also wanted to let you know that when I’m not squishing your head, I’m praying for God’s comfort and presence to be with you. Aloha

  159. Facebook Comment 3/24/09
    Morning Jennene,
    Just a note to say we have been praying for you. We know you are enfolded in God’s hands. You are an inspiration and example to all of us with your Walk with the Lord. Thank you! May God grant you His peace and comfort as you & Eric walk through this journey with Him.

  160. Facebook Comment 3/25/09
    Hi Mrs Margrave, I heard you had a rough chemo session, but I hope you are doing better now!! Feel better!! :-)

  161. Facebook Comment 3/25/09 at 12:00pm
    Just wanted to say that I’m praying for you! God BLESS you as you travel this road!! love Marissa

  162. Facebook Comment at 1:18pm 3/25/09
    Hey Jennene,
    We’re praying for you as a family & as a community here in Ventura. We love you & pray for God’s strength, presence, patience & joy in the midst of this time. You are an awesome woman of God, and a great example to so many. Fight the good fight & know that in your weakness He is made strong & glorified – in ways you will never know (until the day in which “you fully know, just as you are fully known!”

  163. Facebook Comment at 2:01pm 3/25/09
    Jennene,
    You are a rock star. My mom gave me a card the other day that said, “Enjoy this moment. This moment is your life”. Im sure at times it is really hard to enjoy even just a moment but we are all her sending you love so hopefully you can enjoy just that in this very moment. Lots of love.

    Stefanie

  164. Facebook Comment at 2:16pm 3/25/09
    Jennene,
    I am praying for you that your fatih would be strong today and that the Lord would allow you to see Him as the ultimate treasure..even in the midst of feeling crappy and down. It is a fight, but I am also praying that the fight for joy in Jesus is won during this time! ( : Love ya!

  165. Facebook Comment 7:16pm 3/25/09
    Hi Jennene-
    Rafe and I are praying for you. Hope you are snuggling on the couch with a great book!

  166. Facebook Comment 3/25/09
    I’d have to say that you are my favorite person ever…Praise God with a joyful heart!

  167. Facebook comment 3/25/09
    Hello Miss Jennene! I know it’s been ages since I’ve seen you but I want you to know how proud I am of you for being such a fighter and for sharing your journey with the rest of us. You are one AMAZING lady!!

  168. Facebook Comment at 8:51pm 3/25/09
    Jenene- you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong- you are so loved by so many and everyone is supporting you. We love you.

  169. Facebook Comment at 8:58pm 3/25/09
    Hey Jennene, you might not remember me. I was one of Sam’s RAs and then a fellow RD back at TMC. I have been following up your journey of growth through cancer and wanted to let you know that my husband and i prayed for you tonight. May God strengthen you both physically and spiritually as the days go by. You are never alone! Psalm 73:25 – Vanessa Craycraft

  170. Facebook Comment at 10:00pm 3/25/09
    jennene,
    Glad to hear that the tumor shrunk a good amount. almost there, one more chemo treatment. I had a family member that went through Chemo a while back. I know it can be more than draining! Praying for you in the midst of this.
    by the way it was good to see you sunday, since I haven’t seen as much of you as was usual.

    Tim

  171. Facebook Comment 3/26/09
    Hey you, just stopping by to say “HI” and hopes that you’re having a good day today! =) …a funny vidoe from I love Lucy, it’s kinda long but pretty funny!

  172. Facebook Comment 3/26/09
    HI Jennene…love from the Solomen & Solowomen in Tujunga, Nebraska and Ireland! You are such an inspiration. We love you and continue our prayers for you today – getting thru this fire and the promise of better tomorrows. xxoo Coll Paul et al

  173. Facebook Comment 3/26/09 at 8:22am
    Jennene, I am praying that God will give you strength, hope and opportunities to share Christ with those around you. Here are two passages that have always given me encouragement during difficult times. I hope they encourage you today as well. II Corinthians 4 : 5 – 16 & Isaiah 55

  174. Hi there. I was reading the Valley of Vision today and typed some of it to someone who has been having a hard day and saw the struggle you are dealing with. Here is a little bit:
    Valley of Vision:
    Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,
    Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,
    where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights;
    hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory.
    Let me learn by paradox
    that the way down is the way up,
    that to be low is to be high,
    that the broken heart is the healed heart,
    that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
    that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
    that to have nothing is to possess all,
    that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
    that to give is to receive,
    that the valley is the place of vision.
    Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,
    and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine;
    Let me find thy light in my darkness,
    thy life in my death,
    thy joy in my sorrow,
    thy grace in my sin,
    thy riches in my poverty
    thy glory in my valley.

    Praying for you, dear sister.
    Love,
    Brandi Round (for the Round family)

  175. Facebook Comment at 8:29pm 3/26/09
    Hey Jennene, just wanted to say we are thinking about you and I think you are super cool. I just read that you had your 5th set of chemo. I watched my mother in law go through chemo and it is nasty stuff but she was so faithful to see God’s hand in it all and I am SUPER encouraged by your testimony of Him through all this. Thanks for be SOOOO awesome and giving God all the glory!
    Kat Van Rhee

  176. Facebook Comment 3/26/09
    Hey Cutie…Praying that the yuckies are about over. You are a champion!!! OX J

  177. Facebook Comment 3/27/09 at 12:23pm
    Jennene,

    I remember how up and down all this can be. I pray that you will be able to cling to Jesus through it all, that you will feel His presence and love surrounding you. God never wastes a hurt, and He will use this, too.

    Love, Heather

  178. Facebook Comment 3/27/09 at 5:48pm
    Jennene,
    We are praying for you here. It was quite a shock to learn about your cancer, but you have great faith, strength, and courage. I hope you can feel his presence like never before.

    BTW, I miss the ol’ Soul Fishers days at FBCWC and Napolean’s house. I haven’t picked up my guitar in a long time, but I do hope to get back to playing bass guitar again soon.

  179. Facebook Comment at 4:29pm 3/28/09
    hi jennene,
    thinking of and praying for you today. i’m headed out to church soon…often makes me think of you and the worship team back in the day. rest in the Lord; wait patiently for Him.
    love,
    wendy

  180. Facebook Comment at 5:39pm 3/28/09
    Jennene – Stay strong, my sister. Love, from the Montoya Family.

  181. Facebook Comment 3/28/09 5:53pm
    Hey Jennene, just wanted you to know I’m praying for you. Hang in there friend -God hears your prayers and knows your pain and loves you beyond comprehension. Love you!

  182. Facebook Comment 3/29/09
    Missed you today! Hope you are feeling better. Still praying for a higher WBC count. Nice to see that Eric is feeling better enough to come to church.

  183. Hello! I’m sitting here in Ohio, and I was reading about your must recent treatment…ONLY ONE MORE TO GO! You’ve been such a trooper, Jenenne! I’m still praying for you. Your journey is not wasted!

  184. Facebook Comment 3/31/09
    Hope you’re starting to feel better. We are all praying for you through this battle against nature. Just never seems fair.

  185. Facebook Comment 4/3/09
    Hi Jennene! It is so good to hear from you. Today, I was smiling as I remembered our days in San Diego for that AVID conference. I also miss seeing you around :-)

  186. Facebook Comment 4/5/09
    Hi Jennene, I hope you’re feeling better. All of us in washington love you and are thinking about you, and hopefully we can see you this summer!

  187. Facebook comment 4/9/09
    I’m so glad I got to drop in and see you, Eric and Sam last night. It was so great to see you guys.

  188. Facebook Comment 4/13/09
    You go girl!

  189. Facebook Comment 4/13/09
    Yay for your last one today! I had a card for you at church yesterday and I saw Eric but I forgot to give it to him…but it basically just said “I’M PRAYING FOR YOU!!!”

  190. Facebook Comment 4/13/09
    Thinking of you today! Thanks again for a wonderful Easter lunch – it was great to sit outside, visit and watch the kids play! We would love to bring you dinner one night next week…I will send you a note and we can decide on a day. ;-) Take it easy and see you soon. XOXO

  191. Facebook Comment at 6:40pm 4/13/09
    hey jennene! i’m so excited that today is your last chemo treatment. i’m praying for your next few days and weeks. i’ve been so encouraged by your outlook and gracious attitude. thanks.

  192. Facebook Comment 4/13/09
    I hope your chemo went well today, Jenene!! I’m praying for you! When you’re feeling better, we should hang out again. :)

  193. Facebook Comment 4/13/09
    Way to go Jennene! We are so inspired and proud of you. You haven’t wasted any of this. You’ve taught us all with your grace, spirit and strength.
    xxoo Colleen

  194. Facebook Comment 4/13/09
    Hey Eric! Just wanted you to know I’m praying for you too :)

  195. Facebook Comment 4/14/09
    Hey J! Thinking of and praying for you today.

    jessi

  196. Facebook Comment 4/14/09
    Hi Jennene, Let’s do Wednesday (4/22)…I was going to bring a Mexican Lasagna…does that sound OK? I use ground turkey and it also has corn and black beans (and cheese!) If that sounds too spicy or won’t agree with you, we can certainly come up with something else! ;-) Also, if I deliver around 6:00 p.m., will that be OK?

    Thanks for dropping Holden’s vest off and for sharing your lemons! Hope you’re resting and feeling OK today…thinking of you! XOXO

  197. Facebook Comment 4/14/09
    Jennene, you’ve been in our prayers!! Hope you continue to feel better :)

  198. Facebook Comment 4/14/09
    What up Jennene. So I have to say that I am glad to hear that this kemo treatment has been better than the last one…so says the facebook webpage. I gotta say I love the hat in this pic. You look like an English woman. Good daay Chap. Hope tomorrow is even better. Prayin for you. :)

  199. Facebook Comment 4/2009
    I was at UCLA medical center in the oncology department today & being there made me think of you frequently. At one point in time I was interacting with the patients receiving their chemo treatments & made what you’re going through so much more real to me. I’m thankful to know that God is using you in a unique way for His kingdom and want you to know that you are a blessing!!

  200. Facebook Comment 4/2009
    Thanks for your email…so humbling (honestly) that you take the time to say thank you! I thought of you today b/c I cut over 10″ off my hair and donated to locks of love :) Praying for you and wanted you to know you’ve been such a testimony and blessing to me!

  201. Facebook Comment 4/21/09
    I was with a friend going through diagnosis stages (of something totally non-cancer related)…we walked out with better news than we went in expecting. The appointment happened to be in the oncology building, though. Still trying to figure that one out. I got to walk through the treatment areas and chat with a couple of patients while I was there. So cool and sobering and humbling and thought-provoking all at the same time… :)

  202. Facebook Comment 4/21/09
    A highschool girl was baptized on Sunday and she talked in her testimony about understanding true beauty in God’s eyes and talked about 1 Peter 3. As I look at the daily pics. and read the updates, I so see that beauty in you. I have always admired you, your gentle quiet spirit! Thank you for continuing to be such an example to me, and also to my girls.

  203. I have you listed in my favorites with the words you first used to tell us about your journey: “Weird, I have cancer.” You’ll have to change that to HAD in the very near future.
    We’re all still praying. Our small group feels like they know you personally. Love ya from both of us.

  204. Go Dodgers!!
    Larry tells me they were 10 & 0!
    It’s so good to learn you are spunking up.
    After chemo, the rest of this is going to be a walk in the park. Dr. Shin seems like a very caring person. You deserve no less. See you soon. Mom C

  205. Jennie

    I just wanted to tell you –I really admire & love the way you have handled such a big bump in the road of life.

    I pray for you each day. I know the Lord will continue to hold you in a big hug.

    Love you

  206. Hi Jennene and Gail! My four daughters, Lisa, Kristen, Chelsea and Rachel are praying for your surgery tomorrow along with me. You are in my prayers, every single day….your wonderful mom is too…:) love from Barb Inchausti

    ps. Love the pictures of you and your momma!

  207. Facebook comment 5/14/09
    Jennene, you are in my prayers for your surgery tomorrow. I will be eager to hear the results. I know you are in the Lord’s hands. He has brought you this far and will see you to the end. Praise God! Give your Mom my love (and Eric, too!)
    Love, Jan

  208. Facebook Comment 5/14/09
    Praying for your surgery tomorrow and just know I’ll be bringing both you and Eric before His throne! Hopefully we’ll all hang out again soon too :)

  209. Facebook Comment (on E’s page) 5/13/09
    Great chapel today!! I’ll be praying for Jennene for her upcoming surgery on Friday.

  210. Facebook Comment at 5:54pm 5/17/09
    Jennene It was great seeing last Sunday! I was very encouraged by your optimism! I will continually be praying for you.(Phil.1:6)

  211. Facebook Comment 5/25/09
    Kelly and I miss seeing and hearing from you on Sundays. You are in our prayers.

  212. That’s my boy!
    How could this man have been the kid I – well, was challenged by????
    He’s cute too!

  213. Keep going strong, Jennene. It was good to see you at the Avid banquet a few months ago, and we look forward to seeing you back in the classroom.

    Mark and Tamra (Parents of Isaiah & Jeremiah)

  214. Having worked in radiation/oncology as a medical transcriber for 15 years, I am all too well at the radiation treatment process, although it has been some time since I last worked there. In any case, a heads up on radiation burn. We had a doctor recommend using Bag Balm that you can get in a feed store for radiation burns. Aquafor is another ointment they used. I know you will do fine with the remainder of your treatments. They are a breeze. We at VHS look forward to your return.

  215. You’ve written a very excellent blog post.
    If it’s fine with you, I would like to ask permission to use your article as it fits to my obstruction. I will be glad to negotiate to pay you or hire you for this.

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  216. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  217. J, you have been such an inspiration through this journey. It has been encouraging to see Him who has begun a good work in you continue to complete it.
    Always rejoicing in Him, Chip and Karen

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