As for prayer requests, just pray that my sense of balance can improve. It has slowed me down enough that honestly it's easy to be discouraged at times.
I just finished making a list of all the teachings of Jesus, and #1 by a factor of 2:1 is "fear not" The thing Jesus taught the most was not to worry about the future. He must have said this so many times because he knew that would be my nature.
Thanks for all your prayers and support,
Derek & Leann
What I'm Learning From Cancer #8
1. Communion with God - Trials and hardship give us more desire to read the word & communicate with God. At times of ease we can lose that desire pretty easily. I don’t know that I necessarily read the word a lot more, but I spent many hours lying in my hospital bed and on nights when I couldn’t sleep just talking with God. Praying for others. Praying about how I should live in the future. If you feel like you are just floating or drifting through life, I encourage you to pray for enough hardship that you will be drawn closer to God. You don't have to pray for cancer like mine, but pray that God will give you something tough enough to draw you close, but something that is still bearable (and He has promised that it will be). I am reminded daily of my weakness. Hardly an hour goes by where I don't think of the cancer. It's not all bad to have that reminder of how weak we truly are and how much we need God.