My precious mother-in-law, Barbara went home to Jesus last night. She was truly the strongest woman of faith I have ever known. Her 81 years on this earth truly made it a much more wonderful place. I never heard her utter one negative word or complaint throughout her entire illness.
Barbara was such a humble servant of the Lord. Her favorite phrase was: "It’s not the bush, but God in the bush, and any old bush will do!" She must have told us at least a thousand times (at least 200 times over the past 5 months) that her faith, hope and love comes from Christ in her. That anything we do for Him and for others is Christ in us. This is an extension of her favorite verse - Phil 2:13 and also Galatians 2:20.
Here is a photo of her on New Year's Day with her grandson, Nathan, just a few days before her diagnosis of liver cancer. Cancer is such an evil thief in this world. Please pray for her husband of 60 years in June as well as the entire family.