Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year

In this world it seems so many are searching and not looking in the right places or asking for the right directions. This year make it a point to reach to out others and encourage everyone that you come in contact with. My calendar had a saying the other day that read "People don't care how much you know. They just need to know how much you care." We can share the love of Christ when we reach out by phone, email, cards or just a visit. Of course I joke all the time that a "Baptist casserole" can't hurt anything either!

Thanks for all the prayers, cards, emails and "Baptist casseroles" that we received this past year. David continues to be an inspiration to me and to the others. The new medicine has helped the seizures but drains him at times. To this day I have not heard one complaint or negative word from him. The doctor told us one day at time and we go back in February for an MRI. I thank God eveyday for another one. Be thankful for each day that you have. If you stop long enough at the end of the day and count your blessings you will forget the bad. For the last 18 months I've had to sit in waiting rooms for treatments, mri and doctors appointments. I found that just telling someone that I will pray for them changes their countenance. Prayer works. May God Bless you and May you have a Happy New Year.


I would love to hear from you... my email is

Someone sent me this and I thought I would pass it along.

Top 10 Predictions for 2011:

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth.

3. The Holy Spirit will still move.

4. God will still honor the praises of His people.

5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.

6. There will still be singing of praise to God.

7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.

8. There will still be room at the Cross.

9. Jesus will still love you.

10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

Isn't it great to remember who is really in control, and that "the Word of the Lord endures forever." ( 1 Peter 1:25 ).

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry CHRISTmas

We hope you have a great and Happy Christmas. May God Bless you and yours.

David, Joy and Emma

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


David has a doctor appointment and a MRI on Monday. Please keep us in your prayers for safe travel and the results of the MRI.

Donnie and Ashley, we love you and you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Julie, love you and praying for you daily.

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him
in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7

Remember the reason for the season.

Love and hugs, Joy

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I have a lot to be thankful for. How about you?

Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Big hugs and lots of love to you from David, Joy and Emma.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Where did the year go?

My calendar starts this month and week off with "November is the time to count our many blessings -- name them one by one." We do have so much to be thankful for.

This month will mark 17 months since David's diagnosis. A miracle. Thank you again and again for the prayers.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. Philippians 4:6

Happy Monday and hugs to you this morning. Joy

Monday, October 4, 2010

David's update

We went to Kirklin last Monday for David's MRI and Doc appointment. The MRI showed that David's tumor is still there but it hasn't grown. Praise God for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As of now, David will continue with this treatment until January. His doctor will be consulting other doctors and hospitals for a possible breakthrough. Please keep praying for us and the doctors and the research that they are doing. He is having seizures again but as he says "nothing to these." We will be watching these too and if they get frequent again they will adjust his medicine. We're just staying the course.

Brother Gary's sermon yesterday was on the tests that we are put through. I've thought about it and it can feel like a pop quiz and some days it may feel like the final exam but we should let go and LET GOD. I came across this verse this morning. "Fear not, neither be discouraged." Deuteronomy 1:21

My calendar this morning had the following remarks on it:

In the darkest pit of despair, when God give us the light to take only one step at a time, His message to us is still simply: Trust Me.

I hope this can be a great reminder and help you today. Happy Monday to you.

With lots of love and big big hugs from me.....................J:)y

Monday, September 13, 2010

For he shall give his angels charge over thee.

Good morning and happy Monday. Feels like fall!

David continues to hold his own and he has a treatment this month and an MRI. Please keep us in your prayers. Emma recovered from the flu and is back on the plains.

Please pray for a very special friend of mine and her family. Her name is Julie Peterson. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last week and will have tests this week and some surgery. She lives in Kentucky and she is involved in the therapeutic riding program there. I have known Julie since childhood. (a long time)

Donnie, it was great seeing you at church yesterday and you and Ashley have a great week.

Mike and Lindsey thanks for trail ride. Other than the rattlesnake it was uneventful and peaceful!

May God Bless you today!

David and Joy

Friday, August 20, 2010

Good morning.

David is doing okay and his treatments are every three weeks now. He is scheduled for another MRI in September.

Emma is moved and adjusting to college life.

Happy Friday and Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

David's two month MRI and doc appointment.

Good morning. The news we received yesterday was good. David's tumor has not grown. That's what we were hoping and praying for. His treatments will continue every other week for now. We do go back Monday for treatment.

Thank you for the prayers.

Emma (and me too) survived Camp War Eagle! We received another blessing this week as she was awarded another scholarship! Her move is just weeks away.

I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me. Psalm 13:5-6

I wanted to give my email address again...I do not have a facebook and email or this site are the best forms of communication for me right now.

May God Bless you !
David, Joy and Emma

Friday, June 18, 2010



Nothing much happening, yet anyway!

My brother Tim Brown is recovering from back surgery that he had on Wednesday. Please keep him in your prayers.

David continues the treatments every other week at Kirklin Clinic and things are going along.

Emma is more than ready to get to Auburn and will be moving over there in August.

Donnie and Ashley, you have my prayers. I think about you and pray for you everyday. Love y'all!

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Love and big big hugs to you,

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Contacting me

Several have mentioned that they have tried to contact me...I am in and out a lot. I check my emails (usually) once a day and I can be reached at

Have a good one.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Today's Reading

I was just reading and was reminded how every mountain has a valley. Several verses accompany this reading today and I wanted to share them with you.

Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Psalm 28:7

The reading reflected on the valleys whether there were many, few or will they be dark and dim. The questions asked were how will you react to them and how will you go through them?

There will be rocks, rivers, ravines and shadows. It made me think of what is waiting. The top of the mountain! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Think about the top of the mountain today and not the rocks and shadows.

Big hugs and lots of love to you this morning.

Phillipians 4:13

Monday, May 3, 2010

Nothing Much!

Good morning and happy Monday. David is doing okay and as I told someone "continues to tow the line." Thanks for your prayer and support.

Loomis, the yard looks great and thank you for that.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Psalm 63:5-6 as found in the book the Shepherd looks at the 23 Psalm

My soul will feast and be satisfied, and I will sing glad songs of praise to you, As I lie in bed, I remember you; all night long I think of you.

Our day was long yesterday but a safe one. Dad went with us and we talked with some wonderful people. One in particular who had the same kind of cancer. Her spirit was as just as beautiful as David Hill's is. (I just noticed that I actually used the big "C" word) I talked about that with her and we have the same exact views on that too! We exchanged names and promised to put each other on prayer lists at our churchs. Again, I listened as everyone around us was praising God and thanking God for their church families. We do that every single day. Thank you again Santuck Baptist Church for EVERYTHING and Seman Baptist for the lunches on Tuesday. Also, I want to shout out to Mae Ruth Jones and all her helpers...y'all are making a difference and you are doing a wonderful ministry. May God bless you!

The news that we received was as good as it gets. The tumor hasn't grown. We took it, ran out the door with it, and we're praising him!

David and many others were so inspiring to me yesterday. Most of the people that we saw yesterday have not received good news in the last few months and some have been battling for years. Yet, everyone was smiling yesterday. I do mean everyone.

David continues to battle his Goliath with a smile and no complaints. My hero.
Emma has been amazing too and we are so proud of her.

The smiles I saw yesterday were on the faces of folks who could easily be bitter. Everyone has a lot to be thankful for and you should look for that and count your blessings everyday. Smile today.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday saying....

Prayer is asking for rain. Faith is carrying an umbrella.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Please keep us in your prayers on Monday as it is a treatment day.

Thank you Cape County Cowboy Church and Prayer Posse for the prayer card that you sent us this week. You mean a lot to us! Even though we haven't met in person, we are brothers and sisters in Christ and I know that y'all are praying without ceasing!

It's official...Emma will be at Auburn this fall! Please keep her in your prayers as she begins this new chapter in her life.

Thanks again for the posts, it is so good to hear from you.

Hugs and love,

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday thought from a book of sayings that was given to me

"The brook would lose its song if God removed the rocks."

Friday, March 5, 2010


Happy Friday...What a beautiful day.

David is doing okay and no problems with the treatments so far. He is scheduled for another MRI in April.

Emma has kept me pretty busy too and she hasn't made any final college plans yet but will very soon. I've been swamped helping her with scholarship applications!

I received a card in the mail this week and I thought the saying was so wonderful that I wanted to share it...

"I'm not sure what to do, I'm not sure what to say...But one thing's for sure - I promise to pray!"

"I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers." Philemon 1:4

We need this more than anything.

Thank you for your emails and cards it's good to hear from you!

Big big hugs to you this morning,

Monday, March 1, 2010

Treatment day

Please pray for our safe travel today.

Rhonda, happy Monday!!!!!!!!! I know how much you love them!

Love to you
David, Joy and Emma

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


David got a good report yesterday. At this point we will continue with the twice a month treatments at Kirklin.

Thank you for your prayers.

David, Joy and Emma

Friday, January 29, 2010

David's MRI

Good morning and Happy Friday.

David is scheduled for an MRI on February 15th. Please be in prayer for this upcoming test. We go to Birmingham Tuesday for another treatment.

We've had a good week and I hope each and everyone of you will have a great weekend.

Love and big hugs to you,

David, Joy and Emma

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Monday

Everything is going well!!

It's so great to hear from everyone.

Keep the emails coming.

Please pray for our safety as we travel to Birmingham this week for a treatment. Love and hugs!!!! David, Joy and Emma.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year

Things are going good and David continues to handle these treatments well. Thank you for your continous prayers, the cards and emails. They mean a lot to us. May God bless each and every one of you this year!

Love and hugs to you on this very cold morning,

David, Joy and Emma