Monday, March 30, 2009

Update on Papa Jim...

We found out last week the MRI tests conducted on March 24th identified the mass on the left kidney as renal cell carcinoma (Kidney Cancer). The mass could be biopsied under CT guidance, we'll have to see what the urologist recommends on April 7th.

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 31st will be the bone marrow biopsy with the oncologist. Please pray for the wisdom of Papa's doctors and that the procedure goes well tomorrow and does not reveal any Cancer cells.

I am tempted by the enemy, as you may be, to fear for the worst. Recall this scripture from Romans 8:15 15For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.[a] And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

Thank you, friends. And remember, you are always welcome to send your prayer requests to me as well...we are all walking this together, and I am blessed to share in your lives as you have shared in mine.

I know Nana and Papa have read all the previous comments left on this blog. They find great peace and strength in all of your kind words and encouragement. Please continue to comment to them.

May you all be blessed.


  1. We have been praying for you and your family. Papa Jim we hope you get the answers you want tomorrow. Remember the Lord's hand are on this.

    Phoenix, AZ

  2. Praying.

    ~Walsh Family

  3. Praying for your grandpa Kristen. Keep us updated.


  4. Kristen,
    If you or Chris need anything please let me know. We are getting settled and will have to have you all come over soon. You and your family our in our prayers. GOD IS GREAT!!!!

  5. Kristen,
    I am thinking of you all today. Many prayers for Papa Jim!

    Angela "Rudy"

  6. For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. ~Psalm 71:5

    Laurie :-)

  7. May the enemy's harassment be blocked COMPLETELY by the power of God in Christ Jesus! Holy Spirit, blow Your breath of abundant life into Papa Jim, bringing sweet strength and peace!

    In the name name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

    The Marsh family from NY

  8. Praying for Papa.

    Like your blog, I need to grow to know the Lord. Thank you for your inspiration.

    Your friend,
    Puerto Rico, San Juan

  9. Hey sweetie...we will pray for your dear Papa...please let me know if there is anything that we can do for your family right now. I can watch the kiddos anytime. Love you!

    Angela :-)