Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Wrapped in Prayer and Love

click this photo to visit Ansley's pageOn Sunday, we layed a shawl on the altar at King of Peace and prayed to add our prayers and God's blessing to the prayers Denise prayed while knitting. Yesterday, Ansley and her Mom went out in their yard to take a picture of her with the shawl.

The doctors are going to cut back on the steroids as part of her treatment. Ansley is headed into a tough time of losing weight. This is a necessary part of her treatment. However, it will be difficult for Ansley and also for her parents, sister, other family and friends to watch her seemingly waste away, even though we know ahead of time that this is essential to her progress in beating cancer. She needs all the prayers we can muster as continually lift her up in love. I know that this sounds a bit counter intuitive as we know God loves and cares for Ansley. Yet, Jesus taught us to pray and gave us the example of prayer. And so we trust that God wants what is best for Ansley and we trust that we should be praying for her, constantly lifting up our concern for her.

For those praying for Ansley, you can always find out the latest at her CaringBridge website:

For those interested in the prayer shawl ministry, the group meets at King of Peace on Sundays at 1 p.m.


  • At 12/04/2007 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Your shawl is a beautiful and blessed exhibit of love.

    We are praying for Ansley, who by the way, looks so pretty in purple!
    Also, the website is a great tool to communicate prayers and well wishes to Ansley and her family!

  • At 12/05/2007 1:34 AM, Anonymous Denise said…

    I feel so lucky to have the privilege of being able to knit for Ansley. I learned something with each stitch. The website IS great, I've subscribed to it! It's very good to read good news about Ansley.

  • At 12/05/2007 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Friday marks 17 years post diagnosis for stage IV Hodgkin's Lympoma.... Hang on Ansley! God is with us in this world through the hearts and hands of those that reach out to us. Congratulations Denise for having the opporutnity, and bless you for taking it, to reach out!


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