Magnanimously homeschooling, worshiping, creating.......

Join us on a journey of faith, healing, learning to live with part of our hearts missing, and recovery, as our family rebuilds our lives, after our son's long battle with cancer....and his eventual rise on eagle's wings into Heaven...victory is his...he is serving the King!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

here we go!

We are heading to Arizona for some very specialized treatment. Pray for us if you will. God is healing even though we had a minor set back, He can heal and is healing. Faith.

And let me know if you can figure out how to get more pics on here when you run out of space on your picaso....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

BB tourney


Our youngest boy had a basketball tournament last weekend. I was so pleased to go. It felt too normal though. It was a nice feeling. A feeling as though nothing else big is going on in my life. Nothing life threatening..nothing that requires such intense focus...
Let me just say that BB is not his game. He is a karate kid so to speak. His effort, however, was highly commendable. He didn't get much game time, but he held his head high, he swerved all around his opponent, back and forth, never yielding. I was pleased. I told him so.
Here's a couple shots I admired from a game. I love taking photos. I have no fancy shmancy photo shop...
Well I can't get more photos to list because it's full?? I will get back to you on this.

Monday, March 14, 2011

follow up scan

We are heading in for a scan this Thursday. Will you please take the time to pray and believe that his scan will be clear? We truly do believe it will be clear. You can imagine that going in to get it is not without some small bit of anxiety? Yet, there is also a peace that God has washed over us. We are excited to get through this next phase of his healing. We Praise you God that You are a God of impossibilities!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

2010 reads

  • crown of thorns
  • as sure as the dawn
  • an echo in the darkness
  • a voice in the wind
  • i love you to the moon and back (this was written by a father whom list his son to cancer)
  • the postcard
  • lords of chaos
  • the fires of heaven
This is not an exclusive list as I got a bit side tracked in December as you all know. I read many more nonfiction books after that into 2011. I guess I will go start my 2011 postings and updates some of my sidebars some more.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

healthy ice cream anyone???


Braveheart has been doing so well. We have him on a pretty strict, immune system healing diet right now. That chemo can really destroy ones immune system. Although I did this after his end of treatment, I obviously was not aggressive enough and his illness returned. That 'cancer' (I hate saying that word, it feels like I am giving it power and I don't want to), is really annoying and prowls about like a lion waiting to devour...yes, did you recognize that from the bible? That is what cancer is to me. I am rambling aren't I?
Well, he has been begging for ice cream. Can you imagine giving up all processed white sugar foods? Due to my boy being so diligent, I told him I would make him some 'healthy ice cream" when we got his next test back and it showed more improvement. IT DID!! So I made this ice cream following a recipe that came with my little, cheap, Aldi purchased ice cream maker that you just plug in. I used organic cream, almond milk, organic milk, dash of organic vanilla and honey! Yes, honey, local from a high school fellow homeschooler. Local raw honey is the best kind to get. It actually has anti tumor properties...can you believe it? Now we still wouldn't want to load up on it, but it is a good substitute for all sugar things I USED to make for him. Oh have I been making things for him. I can't wait to share more with you.
Here is the only picture I got unfortunately. I usually take it out of the maker and freeze it a little longer in the freezer. I have a real awesome kitchen dream for someday if I ever get on one of those free kitchen shows!!

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.