Friday, January 1, 2016


The faith of the Mustard Seed

Matthew 17:20-21 – “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”

On December 19, 2012, I was told while going 75 mph on I-135. that I had 3 masses growing on both of my lungs. That is a day I will never forget so long as I live. There were CT scans and PET scans to follow and 2 biopsies to see what kind of cancer had invaded my lungs and spread to my lymphs. It was squamous non small cell lung cancer. Survival rate for stage 3B cancer of this kind is grim at best. When the doctor told me I would live 18 months with treatment, I said to him, this business does not know where it landed or the God I serve. I went to K. U. medical center in Kansas City, Missouri and God again blessed me with wonderful family, very good insurance, and an awesome oncology and radiation doctor. On February 11, 2013 I started the first of 33 rounds of radiation and 6 months of chemotherapy. I had almost none of the side effects of either treatments. I only needed pain meds 2 times, gained 25 pounds. I could’ve very well went to work during my treatments. As I looked around the treatment rooms and the waiting rooms I felt like I was the healthiest cancer patient anybody had ever seen. If I hadn’t of lost my hair you would’ve never known I was even sick. God has blessed me with thicker and curlier hair that is almost as long as it was when we shaved my head after the first round made my hair fall out by the handfuls. Bald really is beautiful. As I was going through all this I never once lost my faith in God because I know that with God all things are possible. I always have and always will have all my faith and all my trust in God. He always has and always will take care of me and provide my each and every need.

So you see all you need is the faith of a mustard seed and you can move mountains and even beat squamous non small cell lung cancer stage 3B and inoperable.

I praise God every day that He spared my life and I know He has some purpose for me and is not done molding my clay. Someday I will find out my purpose is hope. As for now I’m just very thankful to tell you just how truly blessed we are to have such an amazing creator who loves us unconditionally. August, 2016 I am a 3 year survivor. Pretty good considering I was given an 18 month time line.

    May God bless you one and all
    Your sister in Christ
    Jacqueline Baxter
    The most blessed person you will ever meet.