The beginning…

10 days ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. While the news is still swirling in my head and so much is uncertain about my treatment, I choose to focus on the positive things in my life. I am a daughter of the Most High God and I know I am in the palm of His hand. I am surrounded by His love and beauty every day. I do not know what the days ahead will hold for me but I do know my future…I will see God’s goodness displayed through this trial. Romans 8:28 is just as true today as it was 11 days ago. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him and called according to his purpose.”

My hope and prayer with this blog is to encourage others with God’s grace and mercy as we all face the trials and struggles that compete for our attention. I choose instead to dwell on the good. Philippians 4:8 has been my battle cry, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent and praiseworthy—think about such things.”

It is not my choice to have breast cancer, but I can choose to walk each day by the love and light of God’s grace and mercy. I can choose to focus on all that is good in my life, to look up instead of down, to smile instead of frown, to sing even through my tears, and to have hope, always have hope.

In His hand,



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sami DeWalt
    May 10, 2012 @ 17:54:20

    God is so much bigger than any problem in our lives. It is incredible to see your faith stay strong through this process. Its so inspiring to see how strong you are in your faith. Every thing in life has a purpose and you understand that. I am here for you if you need any thing. Thank you for being such an encouragement and light to others. I will be praying for you and your family as this process moves forward. God is good.


    • erinambrose
      May 18, 2012 @ 05:06:05

      Hi Sami,
      Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and for your prayers and support. I am blessed by your thoughts. You are so right: God is good!


  2. Lena
    May 10, 2012 @ 18:59:46

    Erin, you are in my children’s prayer list now 🙂 – they know you are a wonderful person and that you’ve been such a support for their mom. So, you have our hearts and prayers.


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