Certain Scriptures have shown up in quite a few of the hundreds of cards and notes that Marian has received. Perhaps most frequently has been Isaiah 41:10, "Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Every phrase of that Scripture has been powerfully used on different days. Sometimes it's the encouragement to not give in to fear, other times it's the promise of strength (just enough for today, Lord!) and then just the mental picture of hundreds of hands raised in prayer. Thank you, God, for your Word. And thank you friends, for your prayers.
The medication change last week has led to a more animated and active Marian. There is still much fatigue, but appetite is a bit better and there is still no pain. Smiles fill the condo. Maybe this will be the week when we can venture outside.