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  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    October 25, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    julie i am so happy for you!!!!!! this is wonderful news! who cares about meatloaf?


  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    October 25, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    Oh Julie, that is amazing news. Continued good wishes for your family!


  3. c&rkoch
    October 25, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    I've never commented on your blog, though I've followed it for over a year & gained TONS of inspiration from it (both home & soul related). Just wanted to say that I loved what you had to say & your perspective about life. I've been in a similar boat with both my parents, one still living & one gone. Though our faiths differ (yours & mine) our beliefs are common & I just wanted to say thank you. And congratulations, I think you deserve to celebrate! God truly does work in mysterious ways, doesn't he?


  4. Jennifer L. Griffin
    October 25, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

    Praise the Lord! Your post brought tears to my eyes. Love what you said at the end about our main goal being bringing glory to Him in all things. Thanks for a wonderful reminder to always give thanks.


  5. Tonia
    October 25, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    Praise God! Julie, I am so happy for your family. God is at work all the time.



  6. David and Dee Dee Sterling
    October 25, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Great post and great news! Encouraged by your perspective. You're right, to God be the glory for ALL He does and allows in our lives. Now, go celebrate…but, I am thinking you need to do it bigger than meatloaf! 😉


  7. Knit-2-Together
    October 25, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Wonderful news!! I'm so happy for you and your lovely family! How great is the glory of our God!


  8. Suzy
    October 25, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

    The power of prayer is amazing! Your post just gave me chills…so happy for you and your family. The pic of your dad with the grandkids is precious!


  9. Autum
    October 25, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    Praise God for this wonderful news. Your post is so very inspiring in so many ways. As Christians, it is easy to praise God in the good times. To give him the credit for healing, but I wonder what does that say for non Christians who may be suffering. Does that make them want to love or even believe in a God who allows hurt of disease to happen. I'm not sure I am putting into words what my heart is feeling. What I want to say is thank you for not only giving praise to the Lord for this healing, but also pointing out that your father remained steadfast through 9 years of pain and never felt that God had forsaken him. Sometimes we can be a bigger influence through how we handle times of pain and suffering.
    I need this reminder myself. I suffer from a chronic illness and search daily for ways to improve my health, but I'm ashamed to say, I don't spend nearly as much time in the word of God searching for spiritual healing.
    Thank you for reminding me that serving the Lord should not be dependent upon weather you feel good that day or not.


  10. Just Simply Live
    October 25, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    Praise Jesus, I am so happy for your family


  11. Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home}
    October 25, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    Oh, Julie!
    I'm so happy for you! Your dad looks like a real sweetheart! It's so hard to watch a parent, or anyone we love, in pain.
    Continued blessings,


  12. Tracey
    October 25, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    How wonderful! I don't know you or your family and truth be told, I have no idea how I started to follow this blog but it's days like today when I read your inspiring post on how great God is that makes me so happy! I love that God always answers prayers. Maybe not the way you wanted but they are always answered.


  13. Deborah
    October 25, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    Praise God! So happy for you, your family, your dad and those touched by his journey.


  14. Katrina
    October 25, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    Praise God! I'm so happy for your family! Thank you for sharing this uplifting story of answered prayers. I'm constantly reminded that God works in His own time, in His own ways. You're so right; glorifying Him through all that happens is the most important thing we can do!


  15. ktkelting
    October 25, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    Hey Julie, Don't know you personally but a few days ago I wrote a similar post on my blog. It would be fun if you could check it out.


  16. Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts
    October 25, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    What a WONDERFUL gift from above! I love this, it gave me chills and also made me smile….thanks for sharing.

    May God continue to bless your Dad and everyone in the World!



  17. Renewed Upon a Dream
    October 25, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    Aww yea! More time is always a blessing! Once in a while those researchers come through with something that really helps… glad this one looks like it came at just the right time.


  18. Gail
    October 25, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    I'm sitting here ready to burst out in tears! What wonderful news, Julie! I am so happy for you and thankful for answered prayer! I know many people have been praying for your dad, but I'm so excited that it's also an answer to a prayer that I've prayed as well! What a great and mighty God we serve! Gail


  19. Katy
    October 25, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    NETS are very tricky, and your father is blessed man! What a beautiful post!


  20. Joy
    October 25, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Oh Julie, thank you so much for this post. I NEEDED it TODAY!!! My dad died two years ago of stomach cancer. He lived 4 months after his diagnosis and every day glorified God through his suffering. It was an amazing testimony to me and many others (he was a pastor too!)
    Today though, is a day in a string of days that I've been struggling with waiting. I had just about given up on the miracle or even what I really believe God has promised me. I cried all the way through your post because I know it was the Lord reminding me that in the waiting is where HE does the work.
    And of course, I'm thrilled for your Dad and your family…I know how difficult it is to see him in pain. Praise God for his goodness!


  21. A Vintage Vine
    October 25, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    This was a beautiful post….Thanks so much for sharing….I pray this good news will continue for your Dad!


  22. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    October 25, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    That is wonderful, wonderful news, Julie! I am so happy for your Dad and everyone who loves him!


  23. kathie
    October 25, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    God is so, so good!! Sharing your smiles today 🙂


  24. Becky Roode
    October 25, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    FABULOUS news! Praise God!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.


  25. Lorilee
    October 25, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    Your post brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you and your family. I lost my Mom to a rare cancer in 1998. I miss her so much!


  26. Lori
    October 26, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Praise God and yes the meatloaf can wait! Love hearing stories like yours.


  27. RedusRN
    October 26, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    I'm an oncology nurse, and have been especially depressed lateley watching the bad news come and come to my patients….this blog post meant so much to me and my spirit. Thanks for sharing. Tell your dad how happy this nurse is for his healing.


  28. Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    October 26, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    Julie, I am in tears reading this happy news. I'll keep your dad in my prayers that his tumors will continue to decrease. How blessed you all are!


  29. NanaDiana
    October 26, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    Julie- I am so happy for your family. I work in a big hospital and we just built a separate cancer clinic. The day to day life of a cancer patient cannot be explained to anyone that has not lived in it or with it. God bless your Dad. You are absolutely right- God is using him because your Dad will give the glory to God no matter what the quality of his life has been…and people need to see those that suffer continue to believe. I am praying for one final miracle for your Dad. xo Diana


  30. Charisa
    October 26, 2011 @ 2:31 am

    What an inspiration! So happy for your family! Here's to many more years!


  31. Kelli
    October 26, 2011 @ 6:31 am

    That is such great news! Thank you so much for sharing this story, and also for sharing your sweet and tender thoughts of your love for Heavenly Father. Your faith, as well as your father's, is a great example to all of perseverance through the challenges and trials of life. May God continue to bless you and your family!


  32. Kellie
    October 26, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    Thanks for sharing!

    I needed some good news this morning.


  33. Sharon
    October 26, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    What a Beautiful post!!!!! AMEN!!!!


  34. Marilyn
    October 26, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    Wonderful News! My heart is happy for all of you…it is always wonderful to SEE a sermon as apposed to just hearing one…I think that is what your father has accomplished in these past years. To God be the glory! Forever!


  35. tetheredbutterfly
    October 26, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    Wow this post was a great way to start my day, and so touching it brought tears to my eyes. I've been enjoying following your blog very much and want to thank you for sharing such a beautiful story. I'm so glad God has blessed your dad and family, after all this time. Thank you for being inspiring in so many ways!! God bless!


  36. halojones
    October 26, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    What a wonderful story, your right meatloaf can wait, family cannot… I wish you and your father all you deserve in life.. xx thank you for touching my soul.


  37. The Best Decade
    October 26, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Praising God with you!!


  38. The Cherry Family
    October 26, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!!


  39. Kem
    October 29, 2011 @ 2:50 pm



  40. momstheword
    November 5, 2011 @ 7:23 am

    Oh, I am so happy for your dad and for your family! What a wonderful blessing!

    My brother has fought cancer three times now, and this last time they gave him a bone marrow transplant to buy him some more time. The doctors said he had 2-5 years to live.

    It's been five years and he is still alive, although robbed of much of his health and in constant pain.

    However, even though the doctors said they couldn't cure his cancer, his prayer (and ours, of course) is that maybe they will come up with some new medicine or something that could cure it.

    For the last few years he has had the gift of time, which many don't have, and he is so thankful for that. Even if they don't come up with new meds at least we've had that.

    I love what your dad said about not wasting the opportunity God has given. Even cancer can be an opportunity, even divorce, even pain, a loss job, the death of a loved one…..even all these difficult or scary things can be opportunities to grow our faith, be a witness, and draw closer to our Savior.

    What a precious father you have!


  41. Object of Maya*ffection
    November 10, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    That's amazing and awesome!


  42. justmanette
    March 8, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    I just came across your blog via Pinterest and love it! I read your story about your father and it gives me hope. My mom was diagnosed with pancreatic in March 1998 and died on Valentine's Day 1999. It is painful and debilitating and devastating. She was the healthiest person I knew until this disease took her away from us. I'm so happy to hear about your father and the progress made in this disease. Peace to you and your beautiful family!


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