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April 25, 2007
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Post a comment here to let us know if you or your family, church, or group is praying for Liz.

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  1. Margarita Rozenfeld permalink
    April 26, 2007 9:31 am

    Dear Liz,

    I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. But I know if anyone can get through this ordeal with flying colors and a glowing spirit, it’s YOU! You’re one of the strongest, most powerful people I know and I have no doubt you’ll manifest perfect health in no time at all! Please know that you’ll be in my thoughts, prayers and healining intentions through the whole process!

    Love,
    Margarita 🙂

  2. April 26, 2007 10:45 am

    We’re with you.

  3. MOM permalink
    April 26, 2007 11:36 am

    We have you on the prayer lists at OL of Lourdes, St. Barnabas, St. Martha, and any other place we can think of–and of course, always, in our hearts–
    Mom and Dad

  4. Pat O'Neill permalink
    April 26, 2007 11:38 am

    Dear Liz and Tim,

    I’ll be praying for you often. Please call me if I can be of any service, as my schedule is flexible. (o) 703 534 3255; (h) 703 698 5184; (c) 703 577 6990.

    Love,
    Pat

  5. Martha permalink
    April 26, 2007 4:01 pm

    Liz,

    We are praying, too. You are being prayed for by The Falls Church. I encourage you to come for healing prayer as often as you can. A generational healing service is coming May 6 at 7 p.m. in the historic church. God is good.

    Martha

  6. Joyce permalink
    April 27, 2007 10:07 am

    Liz,

    You have been put on the prayer list at the Ascension Lutheran Church in NB. You are a strong, beautiful woman that always finds a way to hurdle any obstacle. The power of intention and love are stronger than any disease. The effect of being held in the presence and prayers of those around you will see you through….feel the power and feed off the strength of those that love you! Inspiration is derived from being “in spirit”, may GOD bless you and keep you inspired!

    Love ya, Joyce

  7. Liz permalink*
    April 27, 2007 5:25 pm

    Joyce,
    thanks so much sweety. I think if not for the love of God and friends right now, I would be in pretty bad shape indeed. Your support means a lot to me.
    Did you tell Joe and Doris?

  8. Liz permalink*
    April 27, 2007 5:26 pm

    dear Martha,
    thanks for your call today. We will talk soon. Thanks for praying

  9. Liz permalink*
    April 27, 2007 5:27 pm

    Dear pat,
    thanks for your prayers!

  10. MOM permalink
    April 28, 2007 10:06 am

    Liz–Called Kathleen in Ireland yesterday–Now everyone she knows there will be storming heaven for your healing–You are blessed with the most wonderful friends!!
    Mom

  11. Liz permalink*
    April 28, 2007 12:33 pm

    Thanks, Mom.
    I can hear Kathleen now! She will have everyone in County Mayo praying

  12. Lori permalink
    April 29, 2007 10:14 am

    Liz,

    Just wanted to let you know the whole family, and assorted friends (I’ve asked everyone I know) are praying for you tomorrow. We love you and you should know you are not alone. You are going into this with an army behind you!!

    I’ll be writing more later. Sending all good thoughts your way.

    Love Lori and family.

  13. Liz permalink*
    April 29, 2007 12:00 pm

    thanks, Lori!

  14. Peggy and Bob Reaves permalink
    April 29, 2007 3:52 pm

    Liz: dear friend (amd Tim): you will continue to be in our prayers: this blog is SOOOOOO mod and helpful. Isn’t this a helpful thing. Will be in touch and knwoing that the Lord has you in His hands: hands of love, hands of sacrifice, hands of strength, hands of healing. Love, P&B

  15. Neil Hooper permalink
    April 29, 2007 5:08 pm

    Liz, I thought I had submitted a comment but I know you know that George and I are holding you in our prayers and will look forward to getting the report of the results of the surgery. Love and prayers, Neil

  16. Flo And Gene permalink
    April 30, 2007 11:41 am

    Liz,

    We are praying for you and Tim as you undergo surgery today. Look forward to seeing you on Wed. Love, Flo

  17. Maria and George Muzea permalink
    April 30, 2007 11:47 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you this morning. Sounds like you will benefit from early detection. That is so important, until a cure is found. Thank you for keeping us informed.

  18. Chandra & Peter permalink
    April 30, 2007 12:43 pm

    Liz, you are especially in our prayers today as you undergo surgery. We are praying that the surgeons are able to get all of the cancer and they find nothing in the lymph nodes. We are also praying for wisdom for the doctors and nurses that attend you, but we are also especially praying for Tim as well. For I remember well the anxiety when my Mom went through this surgery over a year ago. However, I also remember being covered in prayer and the comfort the Lord gave. There is no doubt that you are being blanketed in prayer today from all over the world it seems, so we are expecting good news. Please let Peter and I know what we can do to help. You have our contact information. Call us anytime, day or night. Love, Peter and Chandra

  19. Dawn Zimmerman permalink
    April 30, 2007 12:52 pm

    Dear Liz,

    My mother had a surgery at Sibley and was very pleased
    with the staff there. I pray for a similar experience for you today nad mostly for a strong sense of God’s comforting presence.

    There was prayer for you yesterday at The Falls Church — perhaps you heard it. So many people love you and Tim and
    are knocking on heaven’s door re: your surgery today.

    My home number has changed to 703-641-0139 but office
    is still generally a good place to find me: 703-770-8645.

    Praying for the Lord to guide the surgeon’s hands and for
    an incredible result.

    with much love and a hug,
    Dawn

  20. April 30, 2007 3:56 pm

    You can add Susan in Tennessee to that list!

  21. Karen and Roy permalink
    April 30, 2007 5:11 pm

    I have shared the news and our parish prayer line is busy praying, as well as all the Cains. We’re offering up all our prayers “works, joys and sufferings” for a speedy recovery. Wednesday is our evening Mass, over and above the morning daily Masses, so I’ll make a point of attending. Love, Karen

  22. Mary Lou permalink
    April 30, 2007 5:15 pm

    Hi Liz & Tim, I am praying that all goes well for you I see you are out of surgery and hope the test results are good. I have you on the prayer list in my church and also at St. Rose, also all the missionary groups I communicate with, stay strong and be positive Love You Mary Lou

  23. Angela and Scott permalink
    April 30, 2007 8:02 pm

    Hi Liz

    We will be thinking and praying for you. If you have time try to check with a Naturapathic Dr. in your area they will sometimes have alternative treatments to chemo and radiation.

    Here is a website to look for one. http://www.naturopathic.org/

    with love,
    Angela and Scott

  24. Neil Hooper permalink
    May 1, 2007 8:33 am

    Dear Liz and Tim, We were sorry to hear of the lymph node involvement but pray the Lord will be with you as you face the next steps in your recovery. May you rest in HIS love and feel HIS healing presence in your life.

    Love and prayers, Neil and George

  25. Martha permalink
    May 1, 2007 1:25 pm

    Dear Liz and Tim,

    My prayers for you continue, for smooth healing from surgery, freedom from fear and wisdom in all the medical aspects;for a strengthening of connections with Jesus, family and friends, for lots of hope, energy and complete healing.

    God be with you and all those who are praying for you.
    Martha

  26. Richard & Audrey Leonard permalink
    May 1, 2007 9:00 pm

    Liz, dear friend, we all prayed for you in Body & Soul yesterday and Richard and I continue to lift you up every day. You will be feeling just a wee bit sore today, but it gets better everyday. I keep thinking of how wonderful God is to have put Ruth in your life at this time. She will be looking after you well and she and her husband will be such a comfort to you both. We are thinking of you a lot!! Looking forward to talking to you soon. Let us know if there is anything we can do for either of you. We love you, Richard and Audrey.

  27. Karen Byrd permalink
    May 2, 2007 12:59 pm

    Hi Sweet Liz,

    I am thinking about you every day and looking forward to talking to you soon. While I know that what you’re going through is very hard, I have always seen you as a brilliant resourceful woman and I look forward to being part of the team that supports you as you meet this upcoming challenge. I know it’s hard and you get to have lots of feelings about every step of the process. I’m thinking of what a wonderful woman you are and – so dear to me.

    Please be aware of your immense value and know how you are appreciated.

    Love, Karen

  28. Neil Hooper permalink
    May 2, 2007 3:59 pm

    Hi Liz, Jessie and Jane and I prayed for you at the Wed. communion service. David Hanke celebrated his second eucharist since he was ordained on the 21st. He and I prayed specially for you after the service. Please know that Geore and I continue to pray for you and Tim. Love in Christ, Neil

  29. Helene Kass permalink
    May 2, 2007 5:58 pm

    Hi Sweetie!

    I have been saying misheberachs for you, prayers for healing of body and spirit, in synogogue since we spoke a few weeks ago. I will continue to do so. I love you very much.
    You’ve made it through surgery! I’m proud of you and Tim, though he and I have never met.
    Now comes healing and doing your arm exercises once you can.
    Now comes letting people take care of you while they love you up.
    Now comes rest and sessions and just a few more minor decisions.
    You remain in my prayers.
    A GREAT book to have is “Uplift” by Barbara Delinsky.
    I love you.
    Cancer will not always be on your mind as it is now.
    I promise.
    Much love, tender hugs and big smiles.
    Helene, your sister in surviving breast cancer

  30. Carol Jackson permalink
    May 3, 2007 11:34 am

    Dearest Liz and Tim,

    I am reading comments from your prayer warriors and can only add mine to theirs as we lift you both to our sovereign and faithful God for His healing protection and recovery of your body and spirit. We love you both and are privileged to be on your team today. Do ask for our help as we desire to serve you in this time of needing “a little help from your friends”. I am asking that you be not anxious, casting all your cares on Him as you trust in His sacrificing love for you and His purpose for your life. Every blessing, Carol J

  31. Pat Carey permalink
    May 11, 2007 4:48 pm

    Liz & Tim —
    I am praying and praying and taking in the warm sunny days. I know there is a reason we met – so much chance was involved, it had to have a higher purpose. Remember how I told you both before you met David that he didn’t say much & wasn’t a very social creature? Remember how wrong I was?! He talked and told jokes and had a great time with you — obviously quite as at-home with you both as I am.

    Well, I don’t think you know that David has had several skin cancers removed — up until now, of little consequence. Next Weds. — we hope — he will get a more serious one removed. It’s on his upper arm, so I read your posts on the pump with particular interest. He has had a delay in getting this surgery scheduled due to other infections . . . or maybe so you would get thru your surgery first. Anyhow, Tim, I trust that Liz’s indominable spirit will visit David. When he wrestles with the pump, I’ll tell him Liz conquered it.

    And one summer or fall day, the four of us will be enjoying a sunset on beautiful Lake Erie (or somewhere!)– I’m not kidding! In the meantime, I do all the praying in our house (it’s a fair division — David does all the self-denial), and I am praying for all four of us a whole lot! I will be thinking about you especially over the next several days as you sort through all the questions and information and options — I know you are feeling challenged. At the same time, knowing you both gives me strength. Love and prayers and cheers to you both — Pat

  32. Liz permalink*
    May 11, 2007 7:41 pm

    Pat,
    Yes! Someplace nice. Outside with lots of trees and good food. WE had such a good time with you at that outdoor place in ohio City eating lunch.. Next time all four of us andseveral other friends (maybe)
    thanks for your words of encouragement

  33. Carrie Culleen and Randy Knapp permalink
    May 20, 2007 2:23 pm

    Franklin Circle Christian Church has you both on our prayer list. We are all praying for you weekly and during the Pastoral Prayer during the Service, our Pastor includes you. I am praying for hope, for healing, for a complete cure and for strength. I also pray that you are able to help each other on your bad days. Often Randy and I are lucky to not share bummer days, so that when I am down, he can encourage, listen, etc. and vise versa. Should you have specific prayer requests, or want me to do positive imaging (ie picturing the cancer in my mind and visualize it being destroyed) I would be happy to do so. Give me some specifics, as this helps.

  34. Carrie Culleen and Randy Knapp permalink
    May 20, 2007 2:43 pm

    I am happy to say that Franklin Circle is in Ohio City, so maybe on your next visit, and eat out Randy and I can join you and your friends Pat and David.

  35. Bill and Helen Eller permalink
    May 26, 2007 8:59 pm

    Liz,
    Thanks for the update on your progress. We continue to pray for you on a daily basis. I had to miss church last week for work, but you were lifted up in prayer at the evening prayer and praise service. Your work is tough, but the Lord provides for the task.

    Thinking of you, Bill and Helen

  36. Liz permalink*
    May 27, 2007 7:15 pm

    thanks Bill and Helen – the prayer support is making all the difference. Thank you1

  37. Karen and Roy permalink
    May 27, 2007 8:53 pm

    We heard from Stacy. She and Ken are back in the States. A whole month they were gone. What a grand honeymoon they had. We’ll be seeing pictures and hearing stories about it for quite a while I think. We were at Rachel and John’s for a picnic today. Kerrigan was confirmed this last Tuesday. Today being Pentecost, it was very special. I’ll be going to Mass again Monday and will be praying hard for you and all who are having difficult times currently. Love you a lot. Karen

  38. Neil Hooper permalink
    June 4, 2007 1:10 pm

    Liz, Forgive me for not being more attentive. I must admit I am very computer illeterate and an not sure what I am doing. I know I have sent you several cards and I pray you know you are in my prayers continually. I am sorry you feel abandoned. You are not but people hesitate to call and bother you. I know that is a poor excuse. I am not sure what you need other than prayers. Please feel free to call. Love and prayers, Neil

  39. Martha permalink
    June 6, 2007 10:24 am

    Please consider visiting this website for a chance to focus on our triune God. It is http://www.sacredspace.ie. Francis Viscount recommended it. It is a website with daily devotions offered by some monks in Ireland. I find it a real blessing even though it is online. It can make fore a great break when you are already online.

    May his peace be yours here and now.

    Martha

  40. Mary Markowski permalink
    June 11, 2007 5:08 pm

    Liz and Tim,
    We have been praying for you but this is the first time I have posted. Count me in the area of silent support.
    Mary and family.

  41. Liz permalink*
    June 12, 2007 7:05 am

    Thanls, Mary!

  42. Dean Gray permalink
    June 17, 2007 5:49 pm

    Thanks for continuing to be faithful with the postings.

    I’m praying for you and Tim. May you be physically healed and each day become more and more the person God wants you to be. Give Tim my greetings.

  43. Pat Carey permalink
    June 25, 2007 4:06 pm

    Dear Liz & Tim–
    Indeed you are both in my prayers daily. I have faith that God will grant you the wisdom to make the right choices now . . . peace of mind along the way . . . continuing love and support for each other to get through this . . . and ultimately the good health you seek.
    Love — Pat
    (P.S. David is feeling relatively good and for now at least seems to be cancer-free.)

  44. Liz permalink*
    June 25, 2007 6:51 pm

    Hey, Pat…Thanks so much. We really need it….And, on a lighter note…
    How ’bout those indians??! Tim and I were at the game on Saturday night at RFK. Bottom of the 9th, last out, bases loaded…everybody in the stadium on their feet…
    Our boys did a great double play and the Washington National fans were stunned that they lost. Cleveland fans were giving us high fives all the way out. Big fun.
    IPS. I’m happy to hear that David is doing well!

  45. Pat Carey permalink
    June 26, 2007 3:39 pm

    Liz — So glad to hear you are doing some FUN things. I betcha standing on your feet cheering is REALLY good healing. Gotta admit that I’m a little surprised you are Indians fans, but the Tribe does have that home-town quality that doesn’t seem tofit with a team called “Nationals.” (Tribe/Indians/Chief Yahoo — another topic, another day) Keep on enjoyin’ the day before you.
    Love — Pat

  46. Joyce permalink
    June 26, 2007 11:48 pm

    Hey Liz (and Tim) I guess hello to all is probably more appropriate 🙂

    You know being a METS fan, I won’t comment on Cleveland, however I do have 2 extra tickets for the METS vs. Phillies in PA on Saturday at 3:55pm. Hmmmm, I know you’re busy and tired but if you and Tim are interested, you know my motto “U Call and I’ll haul”. I think a tri-state jaunt would be interesting. Here’s the disclaimer, sitting next to me in Philly, wearing METS garb and yelling…well, you get the picture. I’ll guess there is no need to buy food, since a barrage of it is likely to come my way. All kidding aside, please let me know if you and Tim are interested in being kidnapped for a few hours…anyday, anytime, anywhere.

    Do you know the difference in communicating and seeing you now vs. 20+ years ago? It is the strong, self-assured, woman filled with calm resolve. I love it and you. Looking forward to meeting Tim and everyone else that has posted. After you complete the trials, tribulations, soul searching, news that you are Cancer Free, etc…we need to get ALL of us together and have the biggest “group hug” party. Reading the blog…I’ll guess everyone would be game…you should be lifted up by all the LOVE and LIGHT that surrounds you. Goodnight Liz! Love ya, Joyce
    Oops, almost forgot…goodnight to all and to all a good night!

  47. Liz permalink*
    June 28, 2007 12:48 pm

    Joyce, kidnapping sounds good to me, though not this weekend! I’ll look for you on TV! Tell me which game.
    Boy, that party sounds like a really good idea to me. this deserves some serious though Have fun at the game sweety..Cheer loudly, it helps them win (worked for us!)

  48. August 2, 2007 9:52 pm

    Just a quick note to let you know that you are indeed being prayed for by me and several of my friends. May God bless and help you through this difficult time.You both are inmy thoughts as well as in my prayers. .In Faith,Joyce

  49. Liz permalink*
    August 5, 2007 10:10 am

    Thanks, Joyce…Boy do we need it!

  50. Neil Hooper permalink
    September 14, 2007 6:02 pm

    HI Liz, I continue to hold you and Tim in my prayers and I know that the Lord is with you and will continue to sustain you. Love and prayers, Neil <

  51. Liz permalink*
    September 15, 2007 1:10 pm

    Hi Neil – Thanks so much. And thanks for your offer to pick me up at the airport on Wednesday. I have a ride on Wednesday already. I should be able to get back to Wednesday services soon. see you the.

  52. Mark permalink
    February 12, 2008 11:34 am

    Liz, we’re praying for you at home, Mark, Sveta, and Anna-Linda.

  53. February 14, 2008 11:47 am

    Callie, Deric and the basicmissions.com crew and the basic missions global are all praying from you liz. remember where two or more are gathered in his name there He will be. Much love and our prayers are with you. callie

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