Round 2

Last week the doctors confirmed some very bad news for us. Tara’s cancer is back.  We will know more tomorrow morning after the results of today’s PET Scan. We are broken and trying to find hope. We will need it given to us by God. We trust he has a plan for this but are weary with the news. Tara is a fighter so she will certainly lace up her gloves for round 2. Please pray with us for healing and hope. 

ROMANS 5:2-4  And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

PSALM 20  May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!


39 thoughts on “Round 2

  1. God is good, this is difficult news. We will be praying for you Tara, Jay & family. As Mother Teresa said when asked what is the first this you will say to God when you get to Heaven as she replied “You have a lot of explaining to do”.

  2. Praying for you all, precious friends! Trusting Jesus for His care for you all and His lavish grace and love to provide comfort. Love you guys so much!

  3. Prayers going up for the Maiers family. Our Lord does work in mysterious ways for His glory. So sorry to hear you are having to ‘learn’ this lesson all over again.

  4. Oh not news we want to hear – keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Coming back to Minnesota on the 20th so will be closer. Marilyn, Duane and Lori Belseth

  5. Dear Maiers family,

    Sending up prayers to God that He will help you through this time of finding out the news and being with you every step of the way! God has a plan, and I pray he will sustain you and help you through this process. Thanks for your posts. I appreciate hearing from you and how the Lord has worked in your lives. I am so sorry for the news, but God has a plan and He will be in it for you!

    Love and hugs to you all,

    ☺ Pat Melder

  6. Went through my clothes last week. Got rid of a lot. But couldn’t part with this shirt. Now I know why. Andy and I are on your prayer team. We love you guys ! [image1.JPG] Sent from my iPhone[image2.JPG]

  7. The Grewe Family will be praying for you. If there is anything you need help with, taking kids places, helping out with your rental, mowing your lawn or anything else just let us know, we are only a stones throw away. May all of our (family, friends, and Jesus) prayers help bounce you back up on this trampoline of life.


  9. I am sad and will pray for you, your family and Nancy and Larry. Tim will watch over you and an army of angels here and above will keep your faith strong.

  10. I am beyond words right now. I know life is not fair but I’m struggling to find God’s hand in this. I witnessed your faith carry your family through round 1. I am praying for your strength for this second diagnosis. Please, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you.

  11. Heavenly Father, we call on you right now in a special way. It is through your Power that we were created. Every breath we take, every morning we wake, and every moment of every hour, we live under your Power.
    Father, we ask you to touch Tara with your same Power. For if you created us from nothing, you can certainly recreate us. Fill Tara with the healing Power of your Spirit. Cast out any cancer and anything that should not be in her. Mend what is broken. Root out unproductive cells. Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild the damaged areas. Remove all inflamation and excess fluid, and cleanse any infection. Let the warmth of your healing Love pass through Tara’s body to make new, healthy areas, so that her body will function the way you created it to function.
    Father, please restore Tara to full health in mind and body so that she may serve you the rest of her life. I thank you that you are already at work, according to your purpose of Love, in bringing Tara to wholeness and strength.
    We offer this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

    Matthew 12:3-13
    We continue to lift Tara, you, and your family in prayer….Joyfully in prayer The Ken Richards’ Family.

  12. Dear Jay and Tara and family, we are so sorry to hear this news. Our staff at Serenity House Network prayed for you together today. We will continue to do so. Please let us know if there’s anything specific we can do to help. We love you!

  13. Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 23:4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. Psalm 130:5 I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on Him. I have put my hope in His word. The Maier family is in my prayers. Mimi (Clevenger)

  14. Our dear Tara and Jay, our hearts are heavy with the news you have received. It took my breath away – as I’m sure it did for you. I don’t think there is anything I can say that you don’t know or haven’t heard so I will tell you that you and your family are in our prayers many times a day. We know that God is good and we know He has a plan for your life. We don’t know what that plan is – so we are coming boldly before His throne and asking for another miracle. We are asking for healing again! You are a very special family and we love you all very much.

  15. This saddens our hearts. Our family is praying God’s power over you Tara. May His hope be evident in each of your hearts dear Jay, Tara and kids. Continuously lifting your family with much love!

  16. I’m so sorry Tara’s cancer is back and I will start praying for her right now. God bless you Tara.

    Sent from my iPhone


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