home of the brave – Joey, courage and cancer

home of the brave – Joey, courage and cancer

It’s been almost a month since my last post.  And though I had planned, and even written, some entries to share (like my trip in May to the Amish with my sister Marcy and the day I spent making homemade strawberry jam with Joey), it didn’t seem right to post stories like that right now…. not with the story that has been unfolding in our lives for the last six weeks.

In May, at a routine appointment with her gynecologist, Joey’s doctor discovered something that concerned her.  She said there was a mass on Joey’s cervix and that she wanted do a biopsy, and would let us know the results when she got them back.   A few days later, Joey woke up from a nap with a message from the doctor, asking that we come in and talk with her that afternoon.  When we walked into the her office, the doctor was clearly upset.  Before she could even say the word “cancer”, her eyes welled up with tears and sobbing she said, “I’m so sorry Joey…”.   My wife bravely smiled and said, ” it’s gonna be okay, just tell us”.   And so she did.

Joey has cervical cancer.

It’s a strange thing when your doctor starts crying before you do.  Especially when it’s a doctor you don’t really even know.  This was only the second time we had ever seen her.  Strangely, the first time was when we were at the hospital after the birth of Indiana, and she is the one who took me out into the hall and told me that she believed that our baby had Down Syndrome.   I was completely caught off guard.   In the excitement and joy of Indy’s birth, none of us had even given her little almond eyes a thought.   But from that moment on, I knew our lives and our story would forever be different.  And once again, as we heard this sweet doctor say “it’s just not fair” through her tears… we knew that our lives and our story was taking another unexpected turn.

When we got home and the news finally sank in, Joey only worried about one thing.  It wasn’t “why did this happen to me” or “am I going to be okay”, or a hundred other questions that I would’ve had.  Joey only thought of our baby.  She cried and cried worrying about Indiana, and what this might mean to her… what if she couldn’t continue breastfeeding her, or will Indy’s sleep schedule be interrupted, or worse yet…what if she won’t get to watch this precious gift grow up?

I can honestly say that in the six months that we’ve been off the road and taking a break from the music business, I haven’t picked up a guitar once and Joey and I haven’t sang a single song together.  But when I came in the house that day and saw Joey holding Indiana in her arms, singing “I Need Thee Every Hour”… I went into the closet, pulled out a guitar and came and sat beside her.  For a half-hour straight, we held our little one and we cried and we sang these words over and over.

I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain
Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain

I need Thee, O I need Thee
Every hour I need Thee
O bless me now, my Savior
I come to Thee

 And then, like turning off a faucet,… we said a prayer, dried our tears and decided to put our trust in Him.

Joey surgery day-12

A few days later we were in another office seeing a gynecology/oncology specialist in Nashville and he told us that though the mass was already 4 cm and growing aggressively, we had caught it early.  He recommended that Joey have a radical hysterectomy right away to remove the cancer and surrounding areas.

Joey surgery day-6

And so, this past Friday, we loaded up our four-month-old baby, and along with our older girls and Joey’s mama… drove to Centennial hospital in Nashville.  And soon after, my brave little wife, kissed us all goodbye and smiled as they wheeled her away to surgery.

Joey surgery day-2

About 6 hours later, they wheeled her out of the recovery room and though she was still groggy and in some pain, she waved to us and smiled again and we walked with her as they wheeled her to her room.

Joey surgery day-8

The next morning about 11 am, she got to come home to our farmhouse.

It’s been five days now, and Joey’s getting stronger every day.  Her swelling is going down and spirits continue to go up.  We had a follow-up appointment with the oncologist yesterday and he said that the margins and the lymph nodes he removed came back clean, so there’s no more cancer in her body and she won’t need chemo or radiation.   There in the waiting room after the appointment, we held each other and our baby, and we cried once more.

I heard a preacher tell a short story one time about God and a tandem bicycle.  I’m reminded of that story today.  It’s only 3 minutes long, but the lesson has stayed with me for years.

 

 

Yes, it has been quite a year for us so far.  In the past six months, God has taken us places we never dreamed we would go.  It’s been terrifying and thrilling all at the same time.  We never know what tomorrow will bring…none of us do.  But what an incredible journey life is.  We are just going to continue to trust Him and hold to each other and… pedal, pedal!

 

 

813 Comments

  1. I am so happy that you are doing well after your surgery Joey, and that Indiana is triving on the wonderful care, love and tenderness you all bring to her each day. You are all very special people and I will always hold you in my heart. Have a lovely Autumn, and sing your way to Indiana’s first Christmas:~)

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  2. May our Heavenly Father truly enrich your lives with the blessings only he can give. Sending much love and prayers to your beautiful little family. Happy 6 month Birthday Babygirl. ❤️

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  3. Your family are in my prayers each and every day. .Can,t wait until you start your show back.

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  4. Dear Joey and Rory, I discovered you on the hour long special Bill Gaither did with you. I immediately fell in love with you and your music. What a blessing you lovely voice is to me. I ordered your inspiration DVD and the video that came with it and now play it over and over again. Even bought one at Cracker Barrel for my dear friend Marcy and she plays it all the time in her car and we sing along on our way to church on Sundays. You are my all time favorite singers !!! I just signed up to receive your blog and am enjoying reading from the archives. Know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers every day. I’m praising God for you coming through the cancer ordeal (I’m a breast cancer survivor) and for the blessing of Indiana’s birth. She’s darling !!! I look forward to reading all your blogs and getting to know you better. God bless you always. Thank you for your sweet spirit and your beautiful music. I love you both.

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  5. Praying that God will provide for every need you have……….

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  6. bless you and your family
    we lost my mom to cervical cancer 7 years ago

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  7. Dearest Joey & Rory, I myself was diagnosed with cervical cancer when I was 5 months pregnant 17 years ago. They took me in and did a freeze on the cancer was I was 8 months and it put it into a dormant state but told me not to ever get pregnant again because I wouldn’t carry to term. Well after 2 more children and 17 years the cancer returned and was actually found by accident. On December 26, 2013 I went through a hysterectomy as well. The lord brought me to it and then brought me through it. Enjoy that beautiful little girl and know that we are strong and only the atrong survive. We made it Joey….God Bless You all and it was a pleasure meeting you here in New York to which I have my pictures as momentos.

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  8. My husband and I first saw y’all on the Gaither Homecoming show. We were so very impressed with the music and Joey’s beautiful voice. We watch RFD TV often, but had never heard of you until Bill Gaither mentioned your show. We started watching and immediately fell in love. Y’all have been such a blessing to our home. Prayers for you and your precious family through these difficult times.

    We are planning a trip through Pottsville in late September or early October. Hopefully the Feek family will be around for us to meet. Wishing you a blessed day. The Pickett Family from Centerville, Texas.

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  9. My wife Margaret is a great fan of yours. She introduced me to you all’s music last Christmas when we attended your show. I have listened to her tell me about your family and all that you are going through many times and I know she must pray for you because she talks about you as if you are her best friend. Me on the other hand have always just considered you another celebrity until just now when I read the blog about Joey’s cancer. I just happened to see it on my wife’s Facebook page. This has touched me to my soul and I am not ashamed to say that I shed a tear or two over it. Your words paint a very clear picture of Love, for God, Family and certainly each other. I have heard all my life that God has got it and will take care of all of your woes. I believe that this is true even though he does not always let us see it that way. You though show that this is very true and even though God does not always show us why we have trials and tribulations as long as we maintain our faith then we will make it through. Thank you.

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  10. Waiting on more of your story!

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  11. MY love and prayers go to you and the lovely family that you both cherish. GOD bless you and keep you.

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    • Rory thank you so much for keeping us informed and Joey I love you both so very much and know that you have so much love in your lives.Most people don.t get to experience the kind of love you have for each other.and your 3 girls.
      I look forward tor new news of your lives and keep you in my prayers!!

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  13. Dear Joey, Rory and your angel Indy. I am just learning about your latest test our Lord has had for you. What a blessing that you made it through Joey and were able to hold your angel in your arms again. I just love your show and am thrilled when I get to watch it. I am praying for all of you as you continue with your beautiful life together. God Bless All of you. Martha

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  14. Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry for the things you have been going through. I know God is looking out for you all. I hadn’t been on your blog since this has all taken place in your lives. We will keep you in our prayers. We met you last year at Bill Gaither’s restaurant in Alexandria, In. We got to shake Rory’s hand. Didn’t get to see Joey though. What a great couple you seem to be. We just see the love written all over both your faces. Take care. What a beautiful little girl you have.

    Yours in Christ Jim and Jenny Foreman

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  15. Rory;

    I just finished reading your blog for the first time since joining up. I’ve communicated with you via email before and was thrilled that Joey came through her surgery well. As I heard Jake Hess say on a Gaither video once ‘ain’t God good’? I had put y’all on our prayer group @ church when I first heard of Joey’s up-coming surgery & will continue to do so. The folks @ prayer group think I know y’all personally so I’m gonna have to fess-up to them that we’ve never met personally, but from following y’all on your TV show I feel like I know you. The love you two exuded on your show is the love I shared with my wife of 47+ years until God called her Home almost 11 years ago.

    The preacher that delivered that bicycle sermonette is my favorite, Chuck Swindoll, I listen to him daily.

    God bless you Rory, your wonderful wife Joey & that precious gift little Indy.
    We do serve a wonderful loving God, do we not?
    Oldyeller38; Joseph Simpson

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  16. Joey, Rory, and Indiana, you three are incredible! You give strength to all who know you, personally and through the media. What an example you are to many who are struggling and need courage and strength. If all the people in this world could love like the three of you love each other, it would be as God intended it to be. Take care; our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  17. Love the message and the messenger! You have and will be in our prayers!

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  18. Joey an Rory you are an inspiration to us all. My prayers are with you. I share your story with my friends and co-workers. My husband and I were at one of your concerts at the barn in Oct. 2013.Your music touches lives. God Bless you and your families.

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  19. I know you have heard this song that Bill Anderson wrote but this Bluegrass Group sings it very well. “Some kind of war”

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  20. Love you Joey and rory thanks for letting us in your lives since you been gone off air its helps knowing how your doing thanks

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  21. Joey and Rory, I have never been a person to follow entertainers or be a fan. I love country music.but you just draw me in as a friend or a neighbor. Rory. please do not stop writing your blog. I need to know that you and your family are doing well. My goal is to go to Marcy Jos maybe this Fall and I hope to get to meet you. Your whole family is wonderful and encouraging to us. Joey is just beautiful and I love her smile. I have 2 daughters about her age and I feel a maternal instinct to want to help Joey with Indy and around the house. I hope there are a lot of people pitching in to help you both. I know how a new baby can zap the energy from a healthy person. I love watching the end of your show when you hold hands and kiss. Your love for each other is so real and I know it will continue to grow stronger every day. We will pray for God’s loving and healing hands to remain on you and your family. I know he is going to continue to bless you, Keep us updated. We miss you, but for now we will have to be satisfied watching your dvds and listening to your cds. Love you all and God bless.

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  22. I just discovered what happened to you. I am a breast cancer survivor. I had my youngest daughter & discovered a bloody lump in the recovery room. After tests, 5 days later, has a mastectomy & then 9 months of chemo. They said when I had her, it broke a blood vessel & pushed it to the surface, otherwise they wouldn’t have known maybe for a long time. I had 3 other children, 8, 7 & 5. With a lot of prayers from friends & relatives, & thinking I had no other choice but to get better, I recovered. That was 36 years ago. God always has a plan. My prayers will now include you & your family.
    PS:
    I still have a picture of you both with my daughter at the CMA Fest in Nashville.

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  23. AND I THOUGHT I HAD PROBLEMS. MY NANNY RAISED ME ALONG WITH A BROTHER AND A COUPLE OF COUSINS. HER FAVORIT THING TO SAY TO ME WAS “SISSY GOD NEVER PUTS MORE ON YOUR SHOULDERS THAN YOU CAN BEAR”. THO I KNOW THIS IS TRUE SOMETHIMES WE FORGET THIS. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS AND TELL JOEY GOD IS ALWAYS THERE BUT I THINK SHE ALREADY KNOWS THAT.

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  24. I found my only son dead from SIDS when he was 2 months old. My only daughter has Juvenile Diabetes. She has 3 sons. The first one who is 11 has had 7 surgeries due to cleft lip and pallet issues. The middle one is 3 years old and had to have skull surgery about a year and a half ago, and may need to have cleft pallet surgery. He will also need speech therapy as his skull surgery has hinder his development somewhat. And we were just told about a month ago that her 3rd son who is only a year and a half has Global Development Delay. (which I had to research due to it’s rarity). It effects the spine and brain. which means he may never be able to talk or walk. It is possible that no cause will be found or that the cause that is identified may be difficult, if not impossible, to treat.The most common causes of GDD are chromosomal and/or genetic abnormalities such as Down’s Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome or abnormalities with the structure or development of the brain or spinal cord such as Cerebral Palsy or Spina Bifida.

    Right now he has Developmental, Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists working with him. He also has a walker to try to teach him to walk. But his core strength is week. I am teaching myself sign language for babies off of youtube videos in the hope to better communicate with him and to understand his wants and needs. But given the fact that he is so young, we don’t know the extent he will be able to communicate, they think he has some Autistic qualities but it’s difficult to tell given his age. I normally never speak of my personal life as I feel it is a private issue.

    Both of my children had or have diseases that has and could take them away at any time. And ALL 3 of my grandsons have disabilities.

    But reading what you have been through, I have only one question……How do you maintain your faith ?
    I soooo applaud you for having the strength and most of all the faith to carry on. But I’m afraid I lost my faith a long time ago. I can only wish for half the strength you have someday……….My best to your family, and much Love and respect to you all !!

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    • Please never give up on God! He is worth waiting for. Our prayers will be answered, when the time is right.

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  25. I am a 32 year cervical cancer survivor. God bless and keep you strong during your recovery! We love your TV show and hope you continue with it. We came and ate at Marcy Jo’s in May and hope to bring my 90 year old Mom up soon. We enjoyed it so much, Hopie was our waitress, She is such a sweet girl. And we enjoyed getting to know the people we sat with also. We love the small town-everybody knows everybody atmosphere!
    God Bless your family!

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  26. Joey, Rory & Indiana, My mom is 90 years old, in the last days or weeks (we don’t know) of hospice care. Without fail she wants us to put your show on to hear your beautiful voices. Your last show I’ve recorded and she loves to play it at least once a day during the short time she is awake. Not much makes her smile but when she saw your little baby, she smiled and just said how beautiful. How beautiful. I have not had the heart to tell her about your cancer surgery. After seeing the note on your blog, as I was reading it the other night at 2am while watching my mom sleep, the tears came in buckets. Not sad tears but tears of joy knowing the love you have for each other and your little one. You both are so very lucky. And indeed God has blessed you. Please know that we love your show and your music and I will share your updates with my mom as long as I can. Thank you for sharing such details of your life and know you’re not alone. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  27. Dear Joey and Rory, we love you two so much you are such a beautiful couple, so many people love you and are praying for you. Praise God the cancer is gone. God is good

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  28. Dear Joey, I had ovarian & uterine cancer when I was 30 years old. They caught it early and did a total hysterectomy and took my ovaries. I did not have to have cemo. I am now 56 years old and no sign of cancer.
    So hold your husband close and your beautiful baby even closer. I was not able to children.

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  29. OH my GOD is the first word that popped in to my mind and then my eyes filled with tears !! I grabbed my cross around my neck and stated to praying for Joey and all of you.I have followed you sense they said you were too country well thats what this crazy world needs to get back to our roots.LOVE YOU

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  30. You both are such a great example! You are loved by so many of us that you don’t even know. You are in our prayers. God Bless

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  31. our love and prayers are with your family

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  32. We love both of you and will keep your family in our prayers!!!nothing is accomplished withou GOD!

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  33. We love you. You are such an inspiring couple.

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  34. I had my breasts removed 3 years ago this coming August because of cancer. Because I have been feeling very ill lately, I asked the Father this week that I not die because of disease or illness and that I only part this body because He calls me to come to be with Him in heaven and choosing to believe Him for that. When I heard the story about the tandem bike, I realized that this desire of my heart meant that I was not willing to trust my life completely into the hands of God who always has my best interest at heart because He loves me. Thank you Joey and Rory for sharing your life experiences with us and reminding me again of the words of the song: I Need Thee Every Hour. Jesus loves me this I know.

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  35. Our family has loved you since we saw you on duets. All we could think of was how incredibly talented, honest and down to earth you are. We were beyond ecstatic to find your TV show. We couldn’t wait to watch it and told several people about it. Then sad for the end of the show but understanding for the need of family first. Your truth, honesty and devotion is so admirable. So many challenges and so much strength and commitmen you have. We miss your music but love the blog. We listen to you daily on Pandora.

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  36. My husband and I have been inspired by your faith and devotion. It is very uplifting to have followed your show , music and now your blog. Thank you for sharing your journey and your cherished moments with us. We keep you in our conversation and prayers, and hope to stop by Marcy Jo’s some time :). We have a saying in our home….. Faith is not about every thing turning out ok, faith is about being ok no matter how thing turn out. God Bless.

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  37. I was in tears reading your recent story. You both are so loved and such an inspiration to my husband and I . May God richly bless you and that beautiful little girl. You’re the kind of people who deserve so much. Will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for being such a witness for our wonderful savior.

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  38. Was looking forward to seeing you guys on the cruise but I guess you health comes first so take care of your self bad the baby may be one of these days we will get to see you guys may the good lord be with you all

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  39. Sending prayers for you and your family.. I have a down’s niece and nephew, they are precious and sent by God . I prayer for your healing , If you need anything you can reach out to me .I am female and had to have surgery also but not because of cancer.

    God is with you all… Love your music
    Kenlyn

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  40. After watching your last show I was so moved that I decided to check this blog out! My heart absolutely broke when I read of Joey’s diagnosis of cancer and I know the fear and the questions that follow that kind of news. I was 32 years, not married, and no children so I was heartbroken. I thought that I would never know what having a family would be like and frankly I didn’t really care what the outcome would be. Pretty low point in my life! Then a few months after my surgery God brought an old boyfriend (from high school days) back into my life. We married the next year and together we raised his four children (3 girls and 1 boy) from a previous marriage. Now after 30 years we are enjoying the kids (3 are married) and the 16 grandchildren that we have been blessed with. Times haven’t always been great but we have come through with God’s help and guidance. All the kids turned out just fine and the grandkids – well 3 are in college and doing fine. The others range in age from 16 to 2 and they are all great kids. Trying sometimes but aren’t all kids?! Bottom line is when a door gets closed another is opened. I have been honored and blessed with knowing many great preachers and the one thing that I remember whenever things get rough – how blessed is the mountain top after the valley! Keep your faith and depend on The One said “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Love you all and thank you for the inspiration that you are to others.

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  41. Just now read your blog. God bless all three of you. It is very evident your faith is so strong. You are an inspiring witness through your music.

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  42. Oh sweet Joey & Rory, My husband and I so love your music. Yes, please do remember to just pedal. I had the scare of the “C” word when I was 28 and diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I had to have a total hysterectomy (prior to having any children) and I was just devastated. However, your story reminds me how blessed I have been to survive 37 years, and to have known the joy of raising two nephews and two adopted children. We now have 9 grandchildren. As my precious daughter said when she was little, “Mama, if you had been able to have children what would have happened to all of us?” God works in mysterious ways and sends sweet children to us to remind us of his wonders. Hang in there, keep pedaling and know how special you are to so many, who send you much love and prayers!

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    • Oh my!! What an awesome testimony you are!! May our Lord richly bless you both & that sweet bundle of joy, Indiana. Yes, keep pedaling, always remembering that you are never pedaling alone.

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  43. Keep your faith in God he will look after you.You are a wonderful couple with so much love and caring.You both and your family are loved by so many and you are getting lotes of Prayers,my God Bless you and your family always.

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  44. Oh, you sweet people. Stay strong in the Lord. He is writing His own beautiful song of your lives, and it will be awesome and marvelous. And perfect. Much love from our family to yours.

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  45. Prayers to all of you. Joey has such a mellow relaxing voice and we love to listen to her sing. I think she could put me to sleep at nights, if I had a tape of the music. God will take care of you all. Bless your beautiful family of 3!

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  46. Pedal, pedal….and sing, sing! Your words caught my attention that you had not sung together in many months. How blessed I was that you sang,,,no, not for us, but for each other and Him. Please excuse the pun, but dare I say the family that sings together does great things together?!
    Rory you have found a wife far greater than pearls. Sing Joey praises daily…my guess is you already do.
    Kevin
    Proverbs 31:29

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  47. I’m one of Joey’s Arkansas cousins. You make me proud.

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  48. I have my recorder set to record your show all the time. Your music is the music that touches the soul. And now as we all hear of your illness, our souls are deeply touched. I had cancer in 1996 and am still here. I go for check up’s annually never knowing what they will find. I trust in God and let each day come. I will continuously pray for your healing and well being. God be with you all.

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  49. God gave one of his special little angels to the both of you, because you are so special. I just want you to know that I can see in you , such love and compassion , this is how Gods love is. He knew that the love you share is just what this precious little angel needed. I believe with all my heart that he didn’t give her to you , just to take one of you away. If we put God first in our lives, he will take care of the rest. Psalm 37 :1-11 please read. You can have victory over the devil. Just keep trusting and putting God firsts. Keeping you in my prayers.
    God Bless You

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  50. I am in tears as I am writing this. Joey I am so sorry for your news that you received. Trust in your lord to help you through this. You are a very strong young lady. You are like me in so many ways. I love to do my own canning, use home remedies etc. I am from the old country and love to do things the same as you. You will get through this with the love from your family and friends. You were given a beautiful blessing from god. You have the most precious little girl ever. The lord knew what he was doing when he blessed you with her. You are the perfect family for this little girl. Indiana is just gorgeous. I am sending prayers and love to you Joey, Rory, and Indiana and to the rest of your wonderful family. ….Lord please watch over this beautiful family and keep them close in your heart and help them heal. We believe in you lord…..AMEN….Keep smiling and know that you have some very wonderful friends out here pulling and praying for you. I love you all very much. Kisses and hugs to little Indiana..xxxooo.

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  51. One of my favorite songs says, “What if your blessings come through raindrops; what if your healing comes through tears; what is a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know you’re near. What if trials in this life are your blessings in disguise.” Praying for healing and strength for you all! Love your music – has been such a blessing to me.

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  52. Nancy Storer “Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come” God is in control and He will give them everything they need.

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  53. GOD, THE MAN UPSTAIRS WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE STRENGTH YOU NEED. HANG IN THERE!!!!

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  54. PEDAL! PEDAL! PEDAL! Praying for the two of you and your family!

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  55. Dear Joey and Rory,
    Just read your story and it made me so sad, but I know that our Father God and Brother Jesus is with you. Never lose faith. Be strong and know that you are loved by millions, and millions are praying for you and yours…
    Love and Blessings to you all ~
    The Bordner Family

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  56. our love and prayers are with you and your family Joey just keep serving Jesus he can heal he can do anything.Jesus said i will never leave you he is always there you just have to call out and he will be there.he is my everything.your family is always in our prayers God bless

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  57. Sending so many prayers to you and your beautiful family. Joey is an amazingly strong woman! Hugs

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  58. Rory and Joey I really love your music, and I was shocked to read your post. you are both in my thoughts and prayers ! Thank you for your testimony of faith and trust in the Lord.He is an awesome God,and a faithful God !May you both dwell in the cleft of the rock!

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  59. So love Gods grace and mercy through your life, The first step is acknowledging that you need Him every hour! We are but vapors passing through………..I know that God loves y’all so much and he is using your life for his honor and glory…….What a privilege it is to be use by God! I’m so proud of your amazing story and your sweet family! Know that I am praying for you all…………Love your sweet beautiful baby, she is precious! God Bless………….

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  60. I just read your story and so sad to have known you have gone through this. I am praying all will turn out wonderful and be a witness to so many. I have loved your music – your presence is such a blessing! Your baby is blessed to have you as parents! Yes we need thee every hour – please keep singing thru it all! God Bless you

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  61. If we were all dealt the same hand of cards in life, life would be so boring. With each twist and turn in the road comes another surprise around the next bend. I wish you more pleasant and happy surprises around the next bends of life. I also wish you all the best, I will pray for you and know “without love, what is life?” as Def Leopard sings… if you have love, you have it ALL.

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  62. Just “discovered” you guys recently on RFD TV. Love your music. Thank you for this inspirational post. Yes, it goes much better in life when we let God do the driving and we just pedal and trust Him. I have a nephew with Down Syndrome. He is almost 44 and has been such a blessing in our family, as well as to all who come in contact with him. Pure love of people and God radiates from him. (He’s got a fabulous memory too……once he meets you, he remembers you……..AND where he met you!!) Plus, he gives the best shoulder/neck massages!! I will be praying for complete healing as well as strength and peace for you all.

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  63. To Joey and Rory and baby Indiana may God bless you, My husband Joe and I love your music we continue to watch your show every week and love your blog you all feel like our family and just wanted to let you know you are in our prayers and wanted you to know we are thankful for all your family, God Bless

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  64. Never give up on God, because He will never give up on you

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  65. I know you are walking through hell at the moment. Please do support your wife! She is in terrible need of support. And if you can not, though we are scattered around the globe, all the strangers that do care about people having a hard time like you do, we are prepared to be here to offer a soothing word if she wants to let of some steam.
    This may sound awkward but amongst the different type of cancer this is a type of cancer that can be fought effectively. The organ can be removed (not like cancer in bones let’s say). The vast majority of women with cervical cancer not only have survived but lead a normal life as if this never happened.
    As for your child…in time (maybe a lot of time) you will come to terms that has special abilities and gifts. So love it as much as you can to be able to unleash these abilities. This will pay off.
    I’m not a religious person. I believe in the miricles true and unconditional love can make.
    Please keep posting for everything you might need!

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  66. I am so inspired by the faith and love you have for each other. Praying for you and your beautiful family. . I’ve seen you both for the first time 2 weeks ago on Classic Gospel with Bill Gaither. Great music – great team!

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  67. Please keep pedaling! I have enjoyed you both since I saw you on “Can You Duet.” There is something very real and nice about you. Miss Indiana is so adorable I know you love her to pieces she’s beautiful. As you say we never know what tomorrow will bring but so long as you have each other that’s a gift! I know you will love and care for each other and with that everything else will be fine. “Let Go Let God.” I will keep you in my prayers. I love your music Joey’s voice is heavenly and your writing is wonderful and real. I’m a songwriter too and I strive to write as beautifully as you both do. I lost my husband of 30 years in 2001 and since then my world has never been the same. Songwriting makes me feel closer to him and I know he would want me to keep writing so I do. I don’t have any hits yet nor does it matter I just want to release my feelings with words. I did write a song several years ago about losing my husband it’s called “I Want To Remember” it’s about how I felt when he passed on.! Your song “When I’m Gone” makes me cry every time I play it, it’s so deep and beautiful. I love “I Wanna Go Back” it’s great and should be played on all radio stations today…what’s wrong that they don’t play truly great songs like yours? I wish they would your music says so much. “Nothing To a Remember” is a great song too, it’s very special. I have all your music and I love your latest gospel CD too it’s wonderful. Didn’t mean to go on and on, I’m hoping Joey recovers soon and that your years ahead with her, Indiana and your older girls is everything you want them to be and more. May God Bless and keep you always. Thanks for keeping us posted.

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  68. My Heart breaks for you guys…. I discovered I had cancer when my youngest daughter was 1 yr old, almost to the day of her 1st bday. I remember the fear was more re: my girls (4 and 1 at the time). I knew and trusted God had this planned, and would see me through it but for my girls,…. well that was harder to swallow. So I sympathize, as a mom, with that fear, concern. I know in just the couple hours I have sat reading this blog, YOU have incredible Faith! And God is INDEED using this for His Glory, one way or another. You have been chosen for a “HARD, difficult and sometimes “unfair-looking” journey from the outside, but He HAS A PLAN, as He always does, and He WILL INDEED see you through this. I/We don’t know the “bigger” plan, just like with your precious Indiana, you did not know the journey you were going to be placed on, but THANKFULLY He does. He has this all in His Hands. “He works ALL things (not just some, but ALL) Together for good and for His glory” LOVE, PRAYERS and HUGS being sent from this Mama in Pennsylvania. God Bless you, strengthen you, comfort you and give you PEACE that surpasses ALL understanding! You have a wonderful, Beautiful family.

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  69. I remember the first time I learned about you and your husband, I was watching an episode of the Gaither Gospel Hour, and it was a special on you and your husband, I remember watching you both and saying, look at the way they look at each other, they are truly in Love… but it was more than that, I was drawn to you both, there was this humbling feeling you both projected, I remember thinking to myself, now those are people you want in your circle of friends, I see a presence of blessings around you both and God has your Back, and Loves you so much that it shines through you both, He has given you a daughter of special needs because he knows without a doubt that you will love her unconditionally no matter what and see her as a perfect blessing in your life… Every time I look at your husband I can almost see the love of Jesus in him.. Keep the faith, Keep on Fighting,, Love God harder then you have ever, Your family will stay in my prayers, Remember this life is only temporary, God has a much better plan for us…

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    • Wishing you a speedy recovery! Love your music and your testimony. God has something special planned and we will know what it was one day.

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    • Love to heR you two sing god bless you all god is so good

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  70. Praying for you all! What a great testament to your faith and to trusting in the hardest of times.

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    • Praying for you all! the Lord is good!!!

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  71. My husband and I so admire your faith and Christian values. Praying and trusting that God will provide for your every need in all situations.

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  72. God Bless you Joey and Rory and little Indiana remember the old poem, “What a Friend we have in Jesus”. You are loved by many in this world and most by one who gave his life for us. This old Marine’s eyes sure did leak when I read your story, and I am Praying for you and yours. We love you.
    MGySgt and Mrs J E Haney USMC (r)

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  73. You two are truly an inspiration to me. I thank you for sharing your story with us and the one of the Tandem Bicycle. Please don’t stop singing. You are magic together. God Bless and we will all continue to pedal, pedal!!!!!

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  74. You two are a beautiful couple and make beautiful music together. May God bless you and your family and carry you through any trials you are facing now and may face tomorrow.

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  75. Prayers and love for your family. We love your music, but most of all we love you for who you are and what you stand for. Prayers for God’s blessings on you and your family !! <3

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  76. Sending prayers up for you.

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  77. So sorry to have heard the news. Our prayers are with the two of you and all your family. Faith in God will help you through this troubled time and all your viewing friends will be praying. Looking forward to your next season and in good health. My wife and I will-be praying daily for you folks.

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  78. “When times get hard we don’t give up…” Your music and Inspirational DVD has brought hours of joy to our family. So, we say a prayer and wish the same for you and your family. God Bless.

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  79. God bless you…we will keep you in our prayers.

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  80. What a beautiful family. “God Will Take Care of You”

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  81. Many many prayers for your fanily. You have shown us what faith in God really is. When we keep our eyes on Him He will see us through. All your daughters are lovely. Love your music. It touches my heart. Always praying. Always loving. God bless your sweet family.

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  82. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Joey. You and your family! Stay strong and do what the doctors say, rest and be well!!!

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  83. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, REALLY ENJOYED THE JOEY &ROEY MUSIC.

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  84. Praying ffor you.

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  85. For the love of Jesus that you have in your hearts all will be just fine.I pray that you heal fast and will just love the lord for he will bring everything your way, I’m 2 years cancer free and know in my heart that Jesus will keep it that way for without God in my heart I would be gone and know with God in your heart you will raise your family and see grand baby’s
    I truly love your singing every chance I get I have You on.
    God’s Blessings
    Joyce

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  86. A words I say are only a repeat of what many have already said. I am reminded of the song that went through my first wife (before she went to be with the Lord) before she had any procedures “Jesus Loves me this I know” and so forth. I am enlightened by your great faith and willingness to share. God Love you and keep you encouraged.

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  87. Just think, if God had allowed the cancer to happen a year ago, you wouldn’t have Indiana now! That extra chromosome she has is the LOVE chromosome and there’s nothing LOVE can’t conquer. I came over from East Tn. and ate at Marcy Jo’s. Hopie was our waitress. I left you an old Gale Storm record because the song ” Dark Moon” would be a perfect single for Joey. I was a teenager when it was released and I never imagined that I’d experience divorce and remarriage, the death of my eldest child, my husband having stage 4 cancer—TWICE, 12 rounds of chemo, 38 radiation treatments, and many more hurts and problems. But the Bible says, “He maketh my feet as hinds feet”. I decided to learn about hinds and how their feet were special. You know, hinds are mountain goats or sheep that can climb almost impossibly high mountains. They place their front feet carefully until they’re secure, then they place their back feet EXACTLY where their front feet were. That’s what we must do—put our feet where God has just been. Follow in HIS footsteps and we’ll never fail. I have loved the Feek family since I first saw you and Joey and I pray you continue to walk with Jesus. We’re waiting for you to open the show back in your barn so we can see you and Joey in person., please hurry. lol

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    • I am saddened, elated, heartbroke, and in awe all at the same time. This is quite a story and quite a journey that they have been on. May God Bless them and continue to wrap his love around them and guide them!
      Jody Shields-Poskochil

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  88. You are both such amazing people, my husband and I love your show so much and are so thankful to see the love love than is generated by both of you. Continue to trust God, he is working through you to touch other lives. Continue to see his blessings even through your trials. Praying for you both and your sweet baby girl.

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  89. We watched you on RFD and loved your show. We had to cut back on alot of things and direct tv was one and so we lost track ofyou. My husband and I will pray for you and your family and that little girl. Love her hold her there is nothing more precious then a child. Joey your life is a testimony is love in itself. Rory you have a wonderful family God has blessed you so.
    Your friend in Christ
    Dolores Campbell

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  90. When I was a young 20 year old bride that had just lost her second baby, tests revealed that I had cervical cancer. I was told that I would never be able to have children and needed a radical hysterectomy right away. After the diagnosis and treatment was confirmed by a second doctor, I went home so very angry. I was mad at my own body, I was mad at the doctors and I was mad at God, I was seriously depressed and still deeply grieving the loss of my babies. I refused to schedule the surgery and made up my mind I’d rather die to than live a life without children.

    I begged God to let the doctors be wrong. I challenged Him to PROVE to me that He could do anything. Then I begged Him to forgive me for my sins and just give me the grace to accept His will be done. I went to the doctor 3 months later and they confirmed I was pregnant and there was no sign of cancer at all. The following April, I gave birth to God’s precious perfect answer to my prayers, a beautiful baby boy.

    God continued to pour His blessing over me by sending a beautiful daughter and another sweet son to love over the next 3 years and 8 months! By the time my youngest son was 6 years old, I was a single parent going in for a standard annual exam when they found the cancer again. The same cancer that had vanished 10 years earlier had returned and all I could think of when I heard that word was my precious babies and I knew that God would not have given me those miracles only to take me away from them! I had the surgery 6 weeks later and was elated when they told me they got all of it and I wouldn’t need chemo or radiation!

    My marriage ended just before my youngest son was born. While I didn’t understand the reason until much later, I eventually realized that God was saving us from a very destructive lifestyle the father of my children chose for his own life. The children and I faced many trials and tribulations over the years. My oldest son was diagnosed with autism and both of my younger children have been diagnosed with other brain disorders. We also struggled financially but He always provided whatever we needed, when we needed it and we’ve come through everything still loving each other and loving God.

    God continued to bless me by sending a wonderful man into our lives. After 16 years as a single Mom working multiple jobs to survive, I married a man that loves my children as his own. Then God bestowed us with His greatest blessing ever….GRANDCHILDREN! We now have two handsome grandsons that take turns hanging the moon every night and a granddaughter who is just as gorgeous on the inside as she is on the outside!

    Like the preacher in your audio clip said…we have to let Him drive and just keep pedaling! From our family to yours, much love and many prayers! May God continue to bless your journey through the life He has in store for your family!

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  91. Joey and Rory what a testimony to Our Lord of your faith in Him!! Just continue to remember, the God of the mountain is still God in the valley, theGod of the day is still God of the night! As the poem says, if you had traveled to Italy, you would never seen and known the blessings of Holland. Live strong! Treat in Him with all your might and lean not on your understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. (prov 3:5&6). I am praying, even now for the victories in your lives! Catherine

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  92. May God Bless You and your wonderful family. God is so good and do you know how much He loves you, I am a 88 year man and i never have been so inspired by a wonderful family like yours, you are very special and sing like angels. you bring tears to my eyes God Bless you nad your family. Love ,Norman Cabana

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  93. Keeping you all in my prayers. I remember you from some years ago when you came to Rantoul, Illinois to sing at a benefit for Judy Chumbley who has since died of cancer. You all were great! Loved your songs and voices. Praying that the Lord will put his healing hand on Joey and make her well. God is good all the time!

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  94. The funny thing about the music business and making music and having fans or followers is that you do not know us, but we know you, and we love you and pray for you.

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  95. God is good. He healed my 50 year old daughter of “stage 4 terminal colon cancer.” We found out she had the cancer in Sept. 2010. The oncologist said she had 2 1/2 to 3 years. That three years would be up Jan. 2014. Nov. 17, 2013 we were in church, she started having pain, I didn’t want to interrupt the service; so, I asked a friend to come back and pray with us. He was on one side, I was on the other, we prayed. The following Tuesday she had scheduled CT scan, on Wednesday she went to got the results. The doctor told her “There is no cancer anywhere in your body.” God can take care of you, Joy and your family, just like he did for my daughter. We will be praying for you and your family. Love your Music, Keep singing.

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    • So, so sorry. Praying for the family. Love Joey and Rory… Such a special and loving couple…I fell in love with them the first time I saw them…no one has that sweet voice like Joey..

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  96. I fell in love with your family after watching the video special that Bill Gaither did of you both. I was excited for you when I saw that Joey was pregnant. I am heart broken over the trials that have come your way in the past few months. Your sweet testimony shows that God is good no matter what and that He will never leave us or forsake us. To God Be The Glory. Praying for Joey as she recovers from surgery and that the cancer doesn’t come back. Praying for your precious little baby and your older girls as well. God Bless you both

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  97. What a testimony. What a blessing. Prayers to you and your family. Keep looking up.

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  98. GOD is full of mercy and blessings and its all coming your way .Your baby will bless you in ways you never dreamed of.IM a foster parent and know about the baby they are such a wonderful blessing.thru my tears for you IM praying for your healing and more blessings May GOD grant you the answers to your prayers IM 78 years old and had 4 children of my own 140 foster children and adults with retardation GOd gave me this honor to pass on to others IM grateful that you shared this story and happy for you . YOU are my favorite people love you all Pat Hewitt

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  99. Feeling with and also praising with you as I just had colon cancer surgery a month ago and also don’t need chemo PTL!!!! Will remember you all in our prayers.

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  100. Joey and Rory, God has truly blessed you with the prescious gift of your daughter and the removal of all the cancer. I have a down syndrome grandson so I know what a blessing this child can be in your lives. She is a prescious gift from God and he has placed her in your care because God knows that you can give her the love and care that she will need through her lifetime. There is a down syndrome website that posts pictures and comments from parents about their child. As for the cancer, I am so happy that you got such great news. I have another grandson, who is 16 yrs old. he was found to have brain cancer in May. the drs. did surgery and got about two/ thirds of it .He will start chemo and radiation in July. The drs. have said that no matter how much chemo and radiation he gets, it will come back, so he has this to deal with the rest of his life unless the Lord works a miracle, and we know he is able. His name is William and I would greatly appreciate your prayers for him, and I will certainly be praying for you and your family. As for my down syndrome grandson he is 17 yrs. old now. he loves football and wrestling and country music. Love and Prayers for you and I miss your singing but I can certainly understand why.

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  101. Prayers to you and your family as you continue to rely on God’s hand as He guides you through this journey. Sarah Cannon Hospital is where my mom received her diagnosis and surgery for Ovarian Cancer in January. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on March 27 (Cincinnati). However, my song was “His eye is on the Sparrow”. Please know that you will be bathed in prayer.

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  102. My husband and I have always admired the sweet, Christian couple you two are. This story you share only magnifies that admiration. The kind of love you two share can only be through the Love of Christ. These trials you’ve been through this year will be used for His Honor and Glory in some way. You will see. I’m so glad Joey has been healed. She is an awesome woman and is apparently and loving wife and mother. God Bless you Both and your Children!

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  103. Thank you for sharing your faith walk. Prayers are lifting up for your wife, daughter and family.

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  104. Praying for you and your family. Saw you at spirit of the west in Ellensburg,Washington. You are truly an inspiration and God is using you in mighty ways. Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.

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  105. My husband and I watched you on “Can you Duet”. What a blessing you both are!! The encouraging story you share is a blessing to read! How rare it is to see two people grow so much, yet stay so humble. Above all…giving the glory to God and trusting Him in everything! What a precious light you are to those looking on! God bless you and your family <3

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  106. Joey and Rory. I know the fear and uncertainty you are facing. I faced the same fears 12 years ago with my wife. Unfortunately, we discovered her breast cancer late and ultimately she lost the fight. I can tell you that you must learn that there is NO why. There just IS. Trust in God and know He is in control. You both are favorite artists of mine but that no longer matters. Your fans will still be there when you deal with this issue. What matters is that you both fight as hard as you can and be aggressive in the treatments. Let your family help and support you. Your fans will support you as well.

    Indiana is lucky to have you as parents. God gives the gift of special needs children to those He knows will do what is best for them.

    Stay strong! I know we all will be praying for a quick and full recovery for Joey!

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  107. God Bless you all! Sending much love and prayer to you all.

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  108. Saw ya’ll at Bear Creek Farms 2013 and loved your show! My husband and I have thought of you two often and so happy to hear of the blessing of Indiana in your lives, but so sorry you’ve had to face the challenge of cancer. Stay strong in the Lord. He is with you always.

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  109. i love how you & Joey continue to put God at the center of your marriage. prayers of His healing, His peace, and His strength for you all.

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  110. Praying for you and your little family. You are an inspiration to us. The Lord is going to use this, just wait and see. Keep pedaling. .

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    • I’m with you Mrs. VerSteegt! God will use this in AT LEAST 1 way && AT LEAST 1 person’s life. I can’t tell you how many things I have used as evidence that God was present AND at work in my life.

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  111. Betty Jo on Thursday June 26,2014 at 1:34 p.m. Remember the God that brought you two together is still in charge. Your love for God and each other is so strong.You two can get through this. You have a great faith and now this little one is a blessing. I love your singing and your story. My prayers are with your family, my prayers are with you and my love

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  112. I have never cried for some one I have not known personally until I read this post. In some way you have made people know you by your wonderful relationship with God and how he has touched your life’s. You can hear it in your voices, you can feel it when you sing. It’s infectious, and you share Gods true love with us all. It is only right that we also share your pain and happiness through this unexpected journey. We are blessed for having you in our life’s, and for what you give to us all. Thank you for all you do for us. If there is anything I can do, I will. Freddy J.

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  113. Prayers coming your way….we love your music and watch the program every week. God id good and hears and answers prayers !! Your faith is strong and God will use you in a greater way because of this.
    Blessings to you all !!! Joe and Mary Holland, Tunnel Hill, Ga.

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  114. Love, hugs and prayers…Barb

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  115. Praying for you all I also had cervical cancer stage 1 opted for chemo and radiation because of age Without God I would have been so lost. we never know what we will face but God does.

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  116. God bless you and your family. I love watching you guys sing, but most of all I love your Faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! I hope He holds you in the palms of His hands and gives you comfort through this. I will be praying for all of you.

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  117. We are Gods children! I too had cervical cancer and had to have a complete hysterectomy in ’98! I’m also cancer free. My prayers to you and your family ! No you can enjoy that precious little angel with out any worries<3

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  118. Praise God! I am so glad that Joey is free of cancer and going to be ok! Amazing how strong we can be with God by our side or in front pedalling for us!!

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  119. I came across your post on Facebook, tears roll down my cheeks as I read y’all’s journey. What a courageous woman and I pray for continued healing in her body. I pray that God gives you strength and the wisdom to be still and know. God bless you and congratulations on your precious child!

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  120. iam so sorry about your baby , but she is one of gods angles , iam so happy for you joey, my three girls had brest cancer we lost the middle one , I still have the other two thank god , I lo9ve watching your show on tv

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  121. May our Lord and Savior Jesus, who is the Christ, hold your whole family close, surround you with His love and healing. Amen

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  122. I do believe that God has His reasons for our pain and sufferings and also our joys and happiness, Only with Him can we survive. You both have proven that, and have been a testament to many of us. May God Bless you and your baby and your two older girls as you go on this journey thru life. It has been a great life for us out here listening to the both of you and your daughter who is now coming into her own singing, but behind the scenes your lives have become a little different, Your baby is so blessed to have the both you for parents. We all have a trial or two to go thru, yours being one of the tough ones, so hold your heads high, keep your hands folded, and lift your voices to the Lord, and He will hear you. I do hope you keep us informed about your family. Loving you all

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  123. I was going to leave my “story” of God;s healing, you have plenty. I have fallen in God’s Love to know you and your family. You have touched soooooooooo many lives with your ministry in music. I have often in my pitty- party time I think “why me” . I am here, some days are bad, some are good, The GOOD AND THE UGLY. God bless you and your.

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  124. My prayers are with you and your sweet family. The “tandem bike” will stay with me…so very true. Thank you!

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  125. Wow!!! Thanks for sharing this story. This past January i was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma insitu, in my uterus. I had to have a radical hysterectomy by a gyn/oncologist, and the first thing i though of was my daughter, who is 21 years old, and i cried for her, and how this would affect her and how it would change her life, if i were not here. The best day was when my doctor told me that “it didn’t spread). That was the best day of my month long hospitalization that included infection, kidneys shut down, dialysis, fluid overload on my heart and lungs and then sepsis. I am thankfully home recuperating, due to God and my husband. Thank you for sharing this story and allowing me to share my story. I wish you continued progress and i wish you peace.

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  126. I pray for you Joey and your whole family, you have given so much joy to everyone with your music, and for your bravery I admire you, God keep you in his healing hands Amen.

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  127. I pray that God will continue to heal and bless you and your family. :)

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  128. I am so sorry your family had to go through this………I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 30 years old and had two daughters that were 7 and 6 at the time. And I, too, Just thought about them….what if I didn’t come through? How would they be without a mom? My cancer had spread so after I had to go through chemo and radiation. But I can now say 12 years later I am cancer free! My love and prayers and support go out to your family! <3

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  129. Best of luck to all of you and the whole family. Don’t give up hope and remember god is with you every step of the way no matter what. I can see as a couple you two are wonderful for each other and as parents. It will all go away soon enough and you have each other.

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    • Love you two so much and was heartbroken to read this. But, God always works things out like they are suppose to be according to His plan, not ours. I am a 11 yr. breast cancer survivor, so know what fear the word cancer can do to a person. I love your strong, loving blog, Rory and Joey, you are lovely as Christ is seen all over your face. Things are going to be fine, a wonderful life is ahead of you. Thank you for your encouragement to all of us and take time to get back to singing/writing for us…but looking forward to it. God bless you all. Loving you both in Christ.

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  130. Rory, my name is Delilah, I have invited the two of you to come line dancing in Alexandria for a few years now. Anyway, please let Joey know that I am praying for her, I found the power of prayer 2 years ago when I was diagnosis with breast cancer, then again this year when I found out there would be a double mastectomy and reconstruction then, a hysterectomy also. The prayers help alot! Please let her know that even though it is hard, she has to keep her chin up and smile, if she gets down, she might never get up. She has my number, if she has lost it, she can find me on facebook, when she needs someone to talk to that has been through it, I am in Anderson. Praying for the 3 of you, Delilah.

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  131. She’s going to be healed in Jesus name. She will walk through this unscathed and have a powerful testimony of God’s healing power, grace, and the power of love. She will live to raise that beautiful baby and be your loving wife for many, many years to come. In Jesus name, I say these words over her.

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  132. God is so good! I am thankful to hear that Joey’s margins are clear. My husband and I learned that I had cervical cancer five weeks after we got married. While it wasn’t the first year of marriage we expected, I am still here, we have two great kids that were born via a surrogate, and we have learned to turn over all things to God. 12 years later, our faith is stronger than ever, our marriage is better than I could hope for, and our family is filled will joy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  133. Joey and Rory, I am so glad that you are going to be ok, pray you get to raise that precious baby. Ya’ll have had such major trials, but you didn’t have to go alone, The Lord has been right there with ya’ll. Praise His Holy Name!! I have to tell you this story about my baby Jana. She was born blind and she is amazing. She is now 36 yrs old, with a family and she sings for the Lord. A friend of mine gave me a poem. It goes like this. God gave this child for you to guide, to love and always walk beside, God picked you out, because He knew, His child would be safe with you. This has help me through a lot of times in her growing up. I want you to know that God picked us special. I am so blessed having her. She has taught me more than I ever taught her. I will continue to pray for all of you. Give that special Baby Indy, a hug and kiss from me.

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  134. Friday nights on RFD-TV are a time my husband & I sit down together to watch your show. So far we are still getting it. Your show is special. Your smiles, the love in your eyes, your music, the variety and clean content of it; all make it what we enjoy watching.

    Rory, your stories are interesting. They cause us to feel like we know your family personally, and our lives relate to yours. How our hearts go out to you because of the trials you are going through. God always has a purpose. He is sovereign. “His loving-kindness is better than life. My lips shall praise him.” (Psalm 63:3) Even in your trials, you are praising him. He will bless you abundantly for praising him. (He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…(taken from Ephesians 3:20), Because of the precious,shed blood of our crucified, risen Lord Jesus, we can “cast every care upon him because he cares for us” (1st Peter 5:7) and “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” (Philippians 4:13).

    “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 1:24-2 5)

    Rory, Joey, and Indy, We love you.

    With prayers and thanksgiving for you.

    Doris from Louisiana

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  135. God bless you all and give you strength to carry on. I miss your show, watch repeats every week. Last week you gave birth to your precious baby. (On the show) I know you will get through this and look forward to seeing you on TV again soon.

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  136. First of all I must say that my wife, our son and I are all huge fans! My wife and I have gone through something extremely similar over the past three years and like you our faith was the only thing that helped us through it. In a span of six months we felt the loss of our unborn child and the discover of my wife having breast cancer. Admittedly, we still at times question God’s purpose for our lives and what he has in store for us. Stories such as yours remind me of just how big God is and that we have no promise of tomorrow. We must love each other the best we can today because we may not be able to do so tomorrow. You are all in our thoughts and prayers… God Bless you!

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  137. Your strong faith shines through! Thank you for sharing your story. Prayers for quick recovery and complete healing for Joey.

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  138. God is still, “the Great I AM”. He is has always made a way for His people to be healed. Jesus, “the same, yesterday, today and forever”. Continue to trust in God’s unfailing love and continue to trust in His written Word. May He, through His Word, speak to you everyday. It says in Proverbs that His word is medicine to all our flesh. I know it is to every area of our lives. ‘He’ is our peace and the Joy of ‘the Lord’ is our strength. I can hear that and see it in your lives with everything you share. I believe with you for continuous health and well being the rest of your lives. God is so good.

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  139. A wonderful story and may God Bless you both with long lives to raise you precious family. By the way, I love you singing together.

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  140. I am writing you in tears, My soul crys out for your healing. My mouth is unable to cry out the words for you. I have been the recipient of Gods mercy in that I was healed of a stroke paralized on my left side in addition a inoperable brain anurism two years ago. And with every fiber of my being I profess that nothing, nothing is impossable for God. I cry out for the spirit that healed my body decend on you. With all my heart I will call on the Lord for his peace and healing. God bless you both. 70 year old fan.

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  141. Joey and Rory. God is with you and your family every day. He is making you stronger. I love you guys. I hope to see you live in concert. I love music and voices. God bless you.

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  142. Oh and one more thing….it is a small world. I named my daughter, Lorianne Mechele, after Lorianne Crook of Crook and Chase….just FYI.

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  143. If there is anything I can do from Oklahoma, please let me know. Love and appreciate you guys so much….Thank you for your talents, thank you for your love and I thank God for precious Baby Indiana. Get to feeling better Joey and Rory, hang in there brother.

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  144. I am a 14 1/2 year ovarian cancer and I can say I know your feelings. The song that spoke to me was “The God on the Mountain”. It spoke volumes to me and my husband. the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley. The God in the good times still God in the bad. Best wishes to you and your sweet family.

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  145. Praying for you and your family! We love to hear you sing. Keep that joy in your hearts.

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  146. Prayers for your whole family, i’ve been watching y’all so long i feel you’re part of my family! God is good,, love you!

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  147. May the Lord bless & keep u all. Will keep U all in my prayers.

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  148. Dear Joey and Rory and family,

    When my husband and I first heard you two sing together, we were so blessed by both your music, your simple story, and the very obvious love you have, first and foremost, for your Lord, and then for each other! It was such an honor to be part of it by listening to you share and sing. May God comfort and continue to give you good health as you raise a VERY special little girl and as you continue to sing for God’s glory in the days and years ahead. You are a wonderful blessing!!

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  149. praying for you Joey & Rory! God bless you. i admire your courage and hope for the best for you.We love your singing and hope you can continue to give us enjoyment with your songs. We love you!

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  150. As I read this I started crying. At the age of 29 I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and had just gotten engaged to my husband. We tried a couple months of fertility treatments as my husband has no children of his own with no success and then was told the cancer was spreading to fast to continue on. We made the difficult decision to have a complete hysterectomy. 6 weeks after my hysterectomy I started chemo and radiation. Even though the cancer had not spread to the lymph nodes we made the difficult decision to do the treatments to help our odds of it not coming back. My tumor was also 4 cm. This was 8 years ago and through many trials and ups and downs God was there for me and my husband and I am happy to report that I am cancer free. My daughter from a previous marriage just graduated high school and is headed off to college. I am extremely thankful that I am able to be around to watch her grow into a beautiful young lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I know God has great plans for your family!

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  151. I have followed you two from the moment I saw you on that tv show, I thought to my self, “My God what a precious couple, from the moment I could, I followed you online, I have all your CD’s. Every few months, I would check up on you both, You have always been a sweet blessing to me, and my strength in God, my prayers are with you allm and now I will put you in my prayer warrior chain. Indi is so precious and gorgeous, love to the entire family, and now I will check in once a week to see how your doing, can hardly wait for your next CD, when ever your ready to do one. love Connie Carpenter, Payson, AZ

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  152. Thank you for sharing your journey! Our family will keep you in our prayers! No one ever wants to hear the word “cancer”. but your story shows the truth and beauty in God’s grace. He gave you Indiana before he had to heal Joey! Praise be to the Lord that everything will be okay. My husband and I have been there and my heart overflows with empathy for you both. I was 25 and it was just 3 weeks after our son’s 1st birthday that I had to have a radical hysterectomy. In those moments I was forever grateful to the Lord for giving us what we were told would never be….our son. A baby that I had prayer, begged and pleaded with Him for. I will be forever grateful that he gave us our beautiful, now 7 year old boy before he choose to heal me as well. You have been given the blessing of LIFE not once, but twice! What an amazing testimony!

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  153. I’m crying as I read this and praying for you all. I’m so glad you know God and his Son as they get us through all the trials of life and the Holy Spirit brings us that comfort we need, as we need it. One day at a time, sweet Jesus!

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  154. Praying for you and your family. I’m so glad you’ve been able to find comfort through that hymn. It’s one I sing when I’m feeling overwhelmed. I’ve been putting off an annual visit due to my busy kiddos, but you’ve given me an important reminder to take care of my own health, so I can take care of them. Time to make a phone call. Wishing you the best.

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  155. Wow!!! Thank you for sharing this story. Back in January of this year, i was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma insitu of my uterus, due to abnormal Pap smears. I had to have a radical hysterectomy by a gyn/oncologist. The first thing i thought about was my daughter, who is 21 years old. I wondered what this would do to her, she was 4 hours away at college, and if something worse happened, how would she deal with it, how would this affect her and her life, etc. I cried for her. When my doctor told me that “it didn’t spread”, was the happiest day of my hospitalization, that lasted a month. I had many difficulties including infection, kidneys shut down, dialysis, fluid overload on my heart and lungs and sepsis All things that caused me to be knocking on Heaven’s door. But thank God i made it through and i am home and recuperating, and thanks to my husband, who also pulled me through. Thank you for this post, i wish you continued success and i wish you peace. Thank you for allowing me to tell my story too.

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  156. Thank you so much for the inspiration to keep on keeping on… yes the roads are steep and winding.. and the sweat..dripping ….and the anxiety over whelming… so thank you thank you .. i will keep pedaling and i will spread the word. I am overwhelmed with tears in my eyes… thank you !!

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  157. God bless we love you guys we will be praying for you

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  158. Wishing your family lots of Love and Prayers.

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  159. My Prayers are being done for you and your family every day, EVERY day!!!! Get well!

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  160. Praying for you and your beautiful family. I just had the same surgery three weeks ago and am starting to feel good now. It takes time–please get as much rest as you can. I also have a beautiful son with Down syndrome and he is the light of our lives. He is 18 now and just the most awesome kid ever! He lights up every room he is in. He has been helping take care of me since my surgery. God Bless all of you!! I pray for a quick healing for you so you can enjoy that beautiful baby.

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  161. My prayers are with your family, thank you for being so transparent and sharing with us.

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  162. Love you and a blessed story it is trust in the Lord and things will be alright. Prays for you and the family.

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  163. I was so sorry to hear but truly believe God has a purpose and plan for us all. I will keep you and your family in my prayers

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  164. My prayers are with you both. I know what you both were feeling because yrs ago i had the same thing happen to me, I had the same thing done as you did.

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  165. Unlike the doctor…it was the “About” section that had me in tears…..truly a testimony of God’s word in just a short bio.

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    • We all need to include God in our struggles and our joys! He is there and wants to share the burdens as well as our happiness….Amen.

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  166. Praying for your family.

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  167. I agree with the comment said about there being a peace about you two. I will meditate and pray for your family and the strength you will need going forward. I know that this may sound random and crazy, but I often times think about the following quote….who it’s from is the crazy part, but so, so true:
    “You know, there’s a philosopher who says, “As you live your life, it appears to be anarchy and chaos, and random, non-related events, smashing into each other and causing this situation or that situation, and then, this happens, and it’s overwhelming….and it just looks like what in the world is going on. And later, when you look back at it, it looks like a finely crafted novel. But at the time, it don’t.” – Joe Walsh.
    Much love and best wish from Chicago….

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  168. the first time I saw you two you were on Nashville Stars or something like that. I could see the light of the Lord shining through you both. I have loved you both since then. I will be praying for you and your family. Keep the faith and fight the fight.

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  169. Hold you all in prayer. You are both such a blessing to others and may God pour those blessings back to you ten-fold, holding you safe in the Master’s hands.

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  170. Praying for you in Prescott Arizona. God is in control. God is faithful.

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  171. Prayers to you and your family! God Bless You all!

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  172. We had the blessed opportunity to see you both at the Cowboy Poetry in Heber, Utah November 2012. The thing that touched us most was the peace you both had as we watched you perform. God surely abides in you and yours. Thank you for sharing with us and allowing us the opportunity to join our prayers with so many others across this great country, lifting up a family we have grown to love and admire. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says The Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope…..” Jeremiah 29:11………we are all on the bike with you!!! pedal! pedal! pedal!

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  173. I am so thankful for God’s healing and victory for you , Joey. I am so thankful for the example that you and your husband set as a God Fearing Family. Your faith , your grace and your love illuminates through all those who cross your path. Even if it just be through this blog, your songs , your story. I am blessed to have come across it. I could not help but weep when I read just the first part of this blog. I stopped ,cried and I just started to pray. I could not believe Cancer was the diagnosis for such a true woman of God, love and faith. But I know God….So I finished reading the blog :) Praise God !! Thank you for being all that you are individually, together and as true believers !! <3 God Speed !

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  174. I and my family went through a similar situation and roller coaster ride in 1998-2000. I was diagnosed with uterine cancer while pregnant with our daughter. I also had a complete hysterectomy along with removal of half of my stomach where the cancer had spread. Each individual’s life journey is different and God has those in each of our “worlds” that HE is reaching through us and our life stories. I know that God is being Glorified through ALL that you are going through! We will continue to keep Joey, Indiana, you and your precious family in our prayers! I CAN tell you, God IS faithful, He Honors His Promises and HE LOVES YOU. Isaiah 41:10~

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  175. Joey and Rory, my husband Ray and I have been to your Farmhouse Concerts many times. We have yelled and sang along. I read your blog every time you post a word Rory, and I marvel at how Indy is growing at each picture posted. I was happy to see Meagan graduated nursing school. THIS news breaks my heart all over again. As you both know I have faced the words CANCER many times. I know GOD is the only One that gets us through. My prayers and my love abide with you.

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  176. We are praying for Y’all…much love….Kris & Phil

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  177. Rory and Joey, I just caught up on you this morning, which is the first time since we corresponded before your last trip to Dubois and concert, which we missed because of my husband’s cancer. We are so sorry to hear of the trials you have come through in the recent past, but know that our Lord and Savior has been with you through it all, just as he has been with us. After the 43 radiation treatments for my husband, he was doing well until a heart issue raised its ugly head and he went through triple bypass open heart surgery. At 78, he is now doing very well, though still in slow recovery due to his age, according to the surgeon. Let’s all just keep pedaling on that tantem as Christ Jesus gets us to our eternal destination.

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  178. Blessings, love and hugs to ya’ll.

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  179. I need Thee every hour,
    in joy or pain
    Come quickly and abide,
    or life is in vain

    I need Thee, O I need Thee
    Every hour I need Thee
    O bless me now, my Savior
    I come to Thee

    Our prayers are with you and you family.
    May God put his warm and healing hands
    around this family and take care of their
    every need.

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  180. thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  181. I love you guys so much!! – I read this last evening going to my daughter’s house. And I cried and cried! You are an inspiration to me- Your strength and courage are incredible! I love the pedal, pedal – God is in control. We saw you at one of your concerts last fall. You two – no three are so special to me and to God! In His care and my prayers.

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  182. I am so happy for you Joey, and your family that the cancer has been beaten!!! :-)
    FYI….I have followed you ever since you & Rory appeared on the talent show. I LOVE the music that you two make, and hope to hear that again, once you are feeling better!!! :-)

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  183. For the second time reading your stories I have wept. I feel as though your family is a part of ours and you are so willing to share your joys and sad times with all of us. God bless and keep trusting in Him.

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  184. Bless you both!!! I had the same diagnosis in 2005 which was terrifying and went through the surgery, with the same outcome!!! It is such a relief and it is like God granted you an extra gift of life! :-) So happy for YOU and your entire family. <3

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  185. Joey may not remember me but please know that she is in my thoughts.

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  186. I am a double dosed cancer survivor.. so is my Mom. I also was diagnosed shortly after giving birth so this truly rings very clear to me. My son was born with some issues and through all of this the only thing I worried about was not for my own self but for those around me.. May your hearts stay full of love and support, the prayers and positive thoughts of others be a guiding light that you can pull through this and know this is just a chapter in your journey of life it isnt the story!! God bless you..

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  187. I WATCH YOUEVERY WEEK ON YOUR SHOW
    PUT ALL YOUR FAITH IN THE LORD AND ALL WILL BE FINE

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  188. prayers for your family! <3

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  189. This song always helped me through hard times. I will keep your family in my prayers.
    “O Soul, are you weary and troubled?
    No light in the darkness you see.
    There’s light for a look at the Savior
    And life more abundant and free!

    Turn your eyes upon Jesus
    Look full in His wonderful face
    And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
    In the light of His glory and grace

    Through death into life everlasting
    He passed, and we follow Him there;
    O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
    For more than conqu’rors we are!

    His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
    Believe Him, and all will be well:
    Then go to a world that is dying,
    His perfect salvation to tell!”

    God bless you and your family and I pray you all stay healthy, happy, and blessed!

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  190. God Bless your family! So thankful post surgery report was so positive, Praise the Lord! Prayers for you all!

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  191. Keeping your beautiful family in my prayers.

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  192. My husband and I love your music and inspiration to everyone. Indiana is a beautiful baby. So sorry to hear of your cancer. You are lucky they caught it in time. Continued prayers for you and your family. I am a cancer survivor. Oral cancer with multiple surgeries plus chemo and radiation. I lost have of my lower right jaw, part of my tongue and all my teeth. I gum all my food, LOL, and keep going. God has seen us both through some tough times, but we will get through it because of him. Take care and love to you all.

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  193. I had a similar diagnosis almost a year ago and I was terrified! Through this past year, God has shown his great love for me, not only in my healing, but also in His constant love for me. Prayers for you all. Psalm 91:1-2 – He is my shield (and yours too).

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  194. You are such an awesome shining example to so many, you are an beautiful family. God has put you through the trials, but He has soo blessed you in so many ways!! Sending prayers and love your way. You inspire my family and thank you for your posts, we will be praying for you!! The story of the tandem bicycle is so true, if God is your co-pilot, you best be switching seats!!

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  195. I went through a very similar story. After my son was born, who also had Down Syndrom, I was told I had breast cancer, surgery. radiation and twenty years later, I am still here and he is now 20 years old. There is life after cancer! Praise my Lord Jesus Christ. I am now fighting a recurrence in my bones but, am doing well. Jesus is my strength everyday. I know you will be healed and be there for your little one, fear not and trust only. Love and Hugs sent your way.

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  196. Praying for you all, sending lots of love and big hugs from our family to yours. Trust in the Lord, he will see you through. May God bless you all, and keep his arms wrapped around you tight.

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  197. Blessings! God’s hands are on you and I’m thankful you can recognize that in dark times. Thank you for sharing.

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  198. God is good. Your family are in my prayers this morning. Sharing your life with us is one of those gifts that you are throwing off the bicycle. You both lighten up our lives. I will tell my husband to pedal as he goes through this latest heart disease trial. God is good.

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  199. I am a survivor of cervical cancer. Reading your blog reminded me of what my mother said to me when I became a survivor, “That which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.” You and Joey are both an inspiration. Your courage and humility are qualities we should all try to emulate.

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  200. Enjoy you all so much…very special people…May God continue blessing you,lead, guide and protect you.

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  201. Joey & Rory, you are such a great inspiration to me, I love you both so much & your beautiful family as well. Please keep posting updates as you have been as that is the only way I can keep up with you on your lives and family as RFD channel is no longer available to us in Colorado thru Comcast, where I live so we no longer get to see your Friday night shows which I planned my entire day around. I have most of your cd’s as I long your music so much. You are such a beautiful family & now how little Indie which will bring such joy to your lives as you already know. I am so grateful that the cancer is all gone. I wait for your monthly posts.

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  202. Sending love and light your way <3

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  203. Prayers for continued good health!

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  204. What an amazing testimony. You have touched me and others as well. May God continue to bless your family and show His love for each and every one of you. May your road also get a little more straight and a little less rocky with each day.

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  205. I will be praying for all of you. I wish I could do more. :(

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  206. Continued prayers for you and your family! God bless you! What a testimony to those around you and to the public eye as well!

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  207. I was just thinking the other day how I had missed one of your blogs as it seemed like such a long time since I read anything. Now I know why. I am writing this through tears. I am so sorry for you both but happy that the prognosis is so good. I will keep praying for you and the rest of your family. God Bless You!

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  208. In 2008 the dental hygienist found a lump on my tongue. Certain it was nothing, they nonetheless had me go to the oral surgeon for a biopsy. After it came back positive, the oral surgeon did another surgery to remove tissue. Those edges weren’t clear, so he referred me to an ENT surgeon. She removed more tissue and seminal lymph nodes; the edges and the nodes were clear of cancer, and no further treatment was needed. My tongue is a little smaller on one side, but I told the doctor that I’d exercise it and build it up in no time. :-) Praying that you continue to be cancer-free, and that healing is quick.

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  209. We love you both and your music. I am going through a rough patch right now so I can totally understand where you are. God has special plans for you and Joey and that special little girl Indiana. You are so blessed. Sad that you had to face another challenge but God must think you’re up to handling it and think of the many lives you touch. You are special. My prayers and thoughts will be with you.

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  210. Stuart and I praying for healing and recovery. Much love, The Duncans

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  211. Prayers to you, I know God has better days ahead for you!!

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  212. Our Love & Prayers are with you & your family always. Keep God first in in lives, you have been a true witness & Blessing for many!

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  213. May King Jesus peace and love continue to flow through you both!

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  214. Joey and Rory your family is truly an inspiration to us, we have been watching your show and reading about you since your Christmas show of 2012. We miss the RFD show, have been keeping up with (This Life I Live), please continue to keep us posted. I was so shocked to read about Joey and the cancer, after reading all of the story I felt relieved she received a good report after surgery. I hope and pray your family will continue to be blessed. Joey I hope you will always keep that beautiful inspirational smile of yours. Rory, again, please continue to keep us posted, am looking forward to the next blog.
    God Bless and our prayers are with you always.

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  215. So glad to hear that Joey is getting better. Love your posts & love your music. Even my Grandchildren-when they get in my car-they want to listen to Joey & Rory! (Inspired) We will keep you all in our prayers!

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  216. Love and prayers for your little family.. may god bless and shine on you in your troubled times….

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  217. Love and prayers to you and your family. God is always with you!

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  218. Joey and Rory… you are both inspirational… such love…such joy. … There’s a spirit that guides you and a light that shines for you. Blessings to all of you.

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  219. Even when you are in a valley, keep singing to the Lord. There is power in praise and worship – it releases God’s presence and grace into every trial and challenge.
    As you speak and sing to yourself in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, you’ll be filled with the Spirit and experience His grace working all things together for your good!
    By the way, Ohio Loves you guys and keep your chin up. Praying for you. \o/

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  220. We have been going through this same thing for the past few weeks only it is my boyfriend he was diagnosed with leukemia…but I am holding to my faith in god .I know he will see us through it. Good has a plan. .when it seems like all doors are slamming in my face I will continue to fight with him and for him. ..

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  221. Glad to hear your family is doing well and back together. I hope you have a beautiful summer

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  222. Praying for all of you, Roey it was so sweet of you to share. We watch you all the way, you feel like family. I had tears in my eyes as I read your blog…By the GRACE of God, I just know you all will be okay…..He never lets go…..Never meet you , but I feel I know you. Will pray for all of you …..

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  223. I have been following you and joey since I first saw you on the show can you duet, have your cds which I adore ,now I get the privilege to watch you all grow so much. Thank you for allowing us to grow with you, through good and hard times, and knowing that although we never got to meet in person, I love you as a friend, and not just as a singing couple. I probably don’t make a lot of sense as I am not great at explaining things, but I am hoping you understand , also I want to say that I am so happy to hear you are feeling better, getting stronger, and thanks for sharing your faith, because for me, it keeps me grounded. would love to see some more videos of your times together on the farm, and your little Indiana is so beautiful! What a beautiful and strong family, love it.

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    • As my husband and I sat and watched our horses grazing, I opened my phone to check messages. The air was knocked out of me as I read the title…..even my stoic husband fell silent. Your loving and poignant testament to Joeys courage touched us to our bones. I know you both will come out the other side of this stronger than you already are. We wish you all the best and many, many years of peace and tranquility at your beloved farm where the hens are gently tended to by Joey and Indiana will grow up knowing what is important and what can fall by the way. God Bless you all.

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  224. God is so Good!!!. Praying for a full recovery!.

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  225. Praying for all of you. I am so happy to know our God is always with us and will be with us always.

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  226. Love this story of faith, God bless you and your family.

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  227. I too shed tears as I started to read this posting, then like many others they became tears of joy! In 2011 I found a lump one morning…thank God I had a doctors appt that morning. She checked it and thought everything was probably ok, but suggested a mamogram just to be sure. Still thinking everything was probably ok, a biopsy was suggested and yes I said let’s do it and be sure. Low and behold it came back positive, My doctor was actually sitting on the table with his head hung down not believing the results. Within a few days I met with my surgeon and within the week had the lumpectomy done. God performed a miracle as the lymphnodes were not affected, but radiation was recommended. So a few months later I went through that, small price to pay I felt. I no more completed my radiation and my husbands doctor recommended he have a routine colonoscopy, which he had never had done! They got him right in, now Dec 8th, 2011, and unbelievable he had a cysts the size of a quarter. This had to be removed. On Dec. 30th they removed the cysts and his appendics. His tests came back positive also! But thank God again no lymphnodes were affected. One year later he was given a clean bill of heath after having a follow up colonoscopy. I just hit three years cancer free and with God’s help with stay cancer free.
    Joy, we will keep you, Rory, little Indiana and all your family in our prayers. We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery for you and many, many cancer free years to enjoy your little girl.
    p.s. Last September after attending a training seminar in Nashville, we drove down to Marcy Joe’s for breakfast. We pulled into the yard and I said to my husband “I think Joy and Rory are here, let at the white truck!” Yes, Rory and Marcy Joe were there but no Joey! I think Rory might have said you “were home not feeling well,” After leaving the restaurant I said to my husband “what if Joy might be pregnant?” And of course you now what he might have said! Women are always thinking what if??
    We miss you all on TV but are so greatfull we got to met and get to know a little about you all. We definitely will be stopping by again when we are in the area! Can’t wait.
    God Bless.
    Bob & Sue DeGrasse

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  228. God bless you all. You are in my prayers – keep pedaling!
    Barb

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  229. what a beautiful couple,ya are in my thoughts and prayers

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  230. Praying for you and your family. May God bless you and keep you safe.

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  231. We pray that God will gather you to him as a mother hen gathers her babies under her wing. Now you need a pink tractor for Indy because she is a girl and because Joey beat the cancer.

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  232. So sorry to hear about what you are going through. I’ve been there myself with breast cancer and it’s quite the journey. But life is still good ….even when it’s not. If you can find laughter and love, faith and gratitude in the midst of it all, it’s what gets you through. Sending hugs and prayers for the whole family and Joey’s continued healing.

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  233. I tried to comment from my phone but I don’t think it went through, so here it is again. Rory, speaking as a Husband, a Dad and now a Grandpa. I just want you to know that I am praying for you brother, to stay strong in Him and to “wholly trust in Jesus’ name. Of course we are praying for Joey and Indy, but I wanted you to know that as a brother that I am praying for you. Hope to some day get to TN to meet you guys.

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  234. God is so good, he takes us through the good times and the bad. Just have faith and trust in him and he will be with you every step of the way.
    Prayers go up to you and your family.

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  235. Joey & Rory, You are both in our hearts every day. We hope you have a speedy recovery.

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  236. WHAT A STORY & AN AWESOME TESTIMONY YOU WILL HAVE TO SHARE WITH PEOPLE & OUR SWEET LITTLE BABY GIRL
    OUR GOD IS SO AWESOME HE HAS YOUR FAMILY IN HIS HANDS .
    GOD BLESS YOU AS I READ YOUR STORY I CRIED

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  237. My husband and I were so upset to read about your recent health scare. We were so relieved to read the end of the story. I lost my only daughter and three year old Granddaughter because of a drunk driver. Only faith in a loving heavenly Father got me through that. Many times since the accident people have told me I am an example of strength for them, which helps them get through their trials. I wanted to trust God and know things happen for a reason, and something good would come out of losing my loved ones.. I found that while going through my trial many days found me looking to a few friends in my life that were an example of strength to me… and it did help me feel like, “I can do this”…… Joey and Rory, you are both an example of strength to so many. How blessed we are to have you both, and your strength, to help give us the courage to say, I can do this…. Thank You both for being an example of faith and courage…… We just have to keep pedaling, but we will never pedal alone……… Indy is absolutely beautiful! What a blessing in your lives…..

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  238. Bless you all and may God hold you all in the palm of His hands.

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  239. God will be with you We are really big Fans And we had no idea What you’all Have been going through….May the Blessings be….(Eddie Rasbury)…

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  240. I am so thankful Joey’s cancer was caught early, and so thankful that you both have Indiana to love, and help her to grow into a lovely young girl, and that she is so blessed with such Godly parents! Your journey is such a testimony for us all! May God continue to watch over you all, and give you the strength you all need. I hope both of you will be able to share your wonderful music with us again sometime soon. But for now just continue to love each other and, continue your life’s journey that God has planned for you. I know He will continue to richly bless you all!! Love one another!!

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  241. I met Joey a few *wink* years ago in Anderson, which is just a few miles from her home town. I worked in a night club called Elliotts she was performing in and remembered i had played against her HS school basketball team Alexandria Tigers……I attended Madison-Grant just about 5 miles from Alexandria. She was always sooo sweet and the most intoxicating smile. I can believe all this love and strength came from that beautiful sweet loving person that everyone adored!!!

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  242. We LOVE you…

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    • Dear sweet Joey, and offcourse Rory, from the other side of the ocean I would like to express my sincere compassion. I’m so glad to read especially the end of this story, and thank you dear God for reaching out to you Joey, Rory and Indy. I must admit I was crying when I read the first part of the story and felt helpless and worried, filled with sadness and later on there were tears for joy. You and Indiana deserve to lead a happy and healthy life togehter, togehter with Rory and the eldest girls and the rest of your beautiful family. God knows this, he led Indy into your beautiful gifted hands Joey, to cherish and nurse her, and I truly believe you are an angel, an angel among your family and among us. I really wish I could give you a hug and kiss in person and to tell you “”You will be allright girl””, but who am I to do and say so all across the other side? Just a down to earth person and yet still a believer in faith and trust from up above. I sincerely hope for you all that the boat you all row, will continue to follow the stream and will not hit the sharp meanders, God will lead you thru this, as a guiding light, and anchor
      I hope you will soon recover from your operation, take good care, you are in my thoughts and prayers, love and a big hug xxx ANNA from the Netherlands

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  243. Thank you for sharing your testimony with us. I’m so thankful for the peace God continues to give you in difficult times. Love you and praying for you all!

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  244. So many have been touched by your lives these past few months. The love just flows from both of you and everyone feels it. You both show that your trust in God is complete. My husband is a 5 year survivor of cancer and to live through those first days would have been impossible without being wrapped in God’s love and care. I heard a story years ago about the making of a quilt being compared to God’s plan and timing for us. If you look at the underneath of the quilt top all you see are all the threads and knots and it looks like nothing but a mess. But when you look at the finished quilt top you see the beautiful pieces all fit together perfectly. We often only see the ‘underneath’ part of life while God sees the quilt top. So glad Joey is now cancer free and Indiana is doing great. Rory, I enjoy reading your stories, Thank you. Your family will continue to be in my prayers.

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  245. Joey & Rory, My wife and I are sitting here in tears as we read your story. We can’t even begin to imagine how hard this has been for you. You have a beautiful baby girl, Indiana (Celeste loves the name, where she grew up). Rory your strength & the strength you and Joey have together is uplifting & inspiring. You all will be in our prayers and thoughts. We also gained a strong testimony this past year of putting our complete trust in Him & your story really hit home with us. Keep singing to your precious gift from the Lord.
    Love, Adam & Celeste Gregory

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  246. “Have Thine Oh Way Lord, Have Thine Oh Way. I Am The Potter, You Are the Clay…Mold Me and Make Me, After They Will, God And His Mercy Beggin Me Still *** My heartfelt prayers and love are being sent “All the way from WV~Down To Tennesee,” I would love to see you all and family…would love to rock your little one and sing 3 part harmonies…615-473-5540.or FB..***

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  247. You and your family are in our prayers.

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  248. Glad you remain strong through it all. Jesus is with you everyday. Don’t lose faith. We love you.

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  249. Praise the Lord!!
    There are times when “Hallelujah, Amen, Praise the Lord or even Thank you Jesus” just doesn’t fit the bill. This is one of those times.

    Thank you God for answering our prayers, with blessings to awesome to say.
    Thank you for healing of someone so dear and for rest at the end of this day.

    Thank you for all our friends gathered near who’ve come to celebrate such a task.
    It’s amazingly awesome to know that you’re near and just waiting for us to just ask.

    You said in your word, to seek and we’d find, to knock and it would open up.
    We prayed, seeked and knocked and you filled our cup
    Thank you for the great sup
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    From all of our mouths to your great big ear who hears just the slightest of sigh
    Almighty Father Thank you Again For drying the tears that we cry.

    ©dolldavis2011

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  250. well I hate to hear that you are a wonderful person and cancer can be hard I know I went through it but I would of ask to take chemo my sister inlaw didn,t and hers came back full force and now it,s everywherebut we love love you may god hold you in the palm of his hand Brenda farmer facebook cancersurvivor1957@gmail,com

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  251. Joey, I’m so sorry for your bout with cancer. I’m glad you were able to beat it. I like you & Rory very much. I love y’all’s display of affection on TV. I first heard of you on RFD TV & have liked you ever since. It’s been awhile back since I first heard of you. I’m so glad God gave you a little baby girl before you had your hysterectomy. God bless y’all forever. Hope your troubles are all behind you now. I will add you to my prayers to St. Peregrine, the Patron Saint for Cancer. I had breast cancer 10 years ago & thank God I’m still here, so I’m sure you’ll be fine too.
    I’m also friends with Austin Cunningham & his brother Peter who is our Church’s musical director. Austin is very fond of y’all too. Well, God bless & Good Night.

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  252. Sending love, prayers and get well soon.

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  253. I’m celebrating the birth of your sweet baby. Just think, Joey might not have had the opportunity to have her. God works in mysterious ways and I am praying for Joey’s swift recovery and for your family always.

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  254. OMG, Rory…. a happy ending before we even knew to pray! God is wonderful and loving and kind and knows our needs before we even become aware that we need them. Thanks for sharing– I’m only sorry we weren’t there to stand by you guys when you needed it most. Love you— always will. Steve and Cathy

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  255. God will Bless you and your family, we just need to keep praying. Wishing you and yours much love. Cheryl Blake, Shelbyville, Tn

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  256. God Bless you Joey!!! You will get through this. I just left Shawn Dietzen a few hours ago at the station. I will let him know of your situation. You have got yourself an awesome family!!

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  257. Each time I read your post or watch your videos, I feel the sweet spirit of God’s presence. He is truly living through you both and your family. God bless you, Joey. Praying for continued strength and His healing hand to hold you every day.
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    I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain
    Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain

    I need Thee, O I need Thee
    Every hour I need Thee
    O bless me now, my Savior
    I come to Thee
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  258. I read your story with tears flowing, but by the end they were tears of joy praising God that Joey is ok and will not need chemo or radiation. Hopefully she is recovering at home quickly and breastfeeding your dear baby Indiana. I think that was Dr. Charles Stanley in the pedaling message. Thank you Rory for your and Joey’s testimony of faith that inspires us all. So good to be connected with you through your blogs in your journey this year. : ) Karen

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  259. Love you and will be keeping you all in my prayers. We still serve a Great and wonderful God.

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  260. I love ya’ll missin ya & will see u again soon ! love & prayers to ya’ll

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  261. We are praying for you and believe God will heal you…God Bless You! Walt & Patty Moore Lafayette,Tennessee

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  262. ❤️ Your post left me blessed and marveling at your story. A story of grace, assurance, faith, love, and promise. God is good, All the time. May God continue to bless you and your family for many days to come. Prayers for you, Joey, Indiana, and the rest of your family. ❤️

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  263. Praying for your whole family, and that God continues to Bless you all.

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  264. I really hate that this has come your way, but thank God that she is one the way to recovery…He can life us up in our lowest times…I am 5 years out of breast cancer, and I still look up to him every day for him to get me through another day…You are so blessed to have this beautiful child the will Joey will and you will see grow up…Keep looking up, you too…God Bless

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  265. You all are just amazing! I got acquainted with you all by watching you on your tv show. I found it not too long before your last show. I have celebrated your joys with you and cried right along with you when you told your stories. I cried the hardest when Rory told all of us about Indy. I didn’t cry because he told us that she is a special child with Down’s Syndrome but the beautiful way he said everything about how God had blessed Joey and him again. You are all in my prayers. I still have that show recorded and a few others. I miss the whole group, Marcy is sooooo cute and funny. Please come back to RFD.

    I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2007 and went into remission for almost 6 years. i am going through chemo again but not radiation this time. My life is in God’s hands and I know that He will do what is best. I have so many people in my heart who I have met that have this horrible disease. When I say my prayers, I ask God to look into my heart and answer the requests that I have for each and every one of them. I just tell Him that I don’t remember all of their names but I know He does and please be with each and every one of them. Rory’s mother has had a place in my heart as soon as I learned about her bout with cancer.

    Kiss Indy for me and give her a big hug. By this time next year, she will be following you everywhere and trying to do all of the things that y’all do. God bless your whole family.

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  266. Sorry, I got your names mixed up, Rory I am sure you will get a laugh out of it! I never meet you both, but my husband and his son did. I guess I never got accustomed to a girl’s name, Joey. But nevertheless, I am thinking of you, Joey! His wife’s name is Joey, guess that shows I don’t listen to country music that much
    to remember your names.

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  267. God Bless your family…You know that God won;t give you any more than you can handle and it seems you are handling it very well. You are in my thoughts and prayers and so is Indiana…She is a very special precious gift from God. To God Be The Glory!!!

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  268. Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God bless. We know you are in His hands. Keep on pedaling.

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  269. Glad for you all, that your family is all together in this present world. God will never give you a burden you
    can’t bear, but I can only imagine the trial was difficult to bear. Thank God your trial of illness was caught quickly and was overcome, Rory. The Lord be with you all in the coming years.
    The Rash families in Kansas.

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  270. Shelley Jamieson – My husband and I are fans of yours and watch your program every chance we get. Especially enjoyed the interview with Bill Gaither. Had much respect for you before but so inspired by that interview. We had the pleasure of meeting you once when you came by the church parlor and got to see your precious Indiana when she was only 1 month old. Was shocked to read about this recent “bump” in the road. Your faith through this is such an encouragement and so appreciate you sharing and allowing many people to see your trust God. God has used you and will continue to do so. Be assured of my prayers. Hope you will share your story with BBC.

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  271. Love and Prayers to all of you. I had been waiting for Rory’s weekly blog(I truly enjoy reading them-you need to write a book). I wasn’t expecting to be reading about this but God is with you. I read it again and let the tears flow as well. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. You two sing me to sleep every night-Thank you for that!!

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  272. Thank you for being transparent…not only in your struggles, but mostly in your faith….our family has a saying….”BUT GOD”….HE always shows up and shows off….what an awesome DADDY-GOD we have who loves us more than we could ever imagine….standing and believing with you that your best is yet to come…Blessings sweet family!!!!

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  273. Oh Joey I’m so sorry to hear this …… But so thankful it was caught in time! You will be in our prayers for certain. The faith that you both have is just amazing. We could & should all learn from you. Love y’all so much……..God bless

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  274. Praise the Lord and keep on praying , have Loved you two since the first time I saw and heard y’all.

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  275. I’m so glad you know Jesus. Think what your situation would be like w/o Him & how you would feel. We have a Savior who understand our every situation that we face. I cannot tell you anything new that all these emails haven’t already said. Just keep trusting the Lord & continue to cling to each other. By the way, I would love to have a copy of the 3 minute message from that preacher about the tandem bicycle. I don’t even know who it is. Can you tell me, is there any way I can copy that at all? It was a blessing to listen to.

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  276. Ever since we knew that Indy was a downs baby, we have been praying every day for your family. I can’t even imagine hearing this terrible news so soon after Indy was born. God is so good to take care of us
    when we put our trust in Him. Our help truly comes from God. We will be continuing to pray for all of you
    each day.

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  277. We put you all on our churches prayer list while you were expecting and have continue to place you there every week. God will take care of all of you and He will give you the strength you need to face whatever comes next. Our Love and Prayers are with you.

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  278. I don’t have to tell you your not alone with God in your lives, but you have a host a praying friends here with you. We love and appreciate you and seek God for complete speedy recovery for Joey. I’m so glad we’re a part of the family of God.

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  279. You two are such an inspiration to me. I just happened to see your show about a year ago and immediately feel in love with you both. I think I’ve watched every show since. Your love for each other and your love for God just warms my heart. I find myself praying for you both often and now you will be in my prayers even more. God is the great healer. I know from the above comments that you both have made such an amazing difference in peoples lives. We are retired and travel in our M.H. We are from East Tennessee and plan on coming through your area and eating at the Marcy’s Jo’s restaurant. I hope you all can start having some music event’s, maybe at your barn and a R.V. Park nearby. That would be such a fun place to go visit. Keep us all posted about Joey, Indiana and you. God Bless.

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  280. Your posts never cease to remind me how blessed I am.. And how amazing you both are.. To share your life, music, and family. I truly appreciate you both and the sincere reminders of how life should be. Praying for you and little Indiana..
    Love so very much,
    Michelle

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  281. My prayers are with you all. My your days be happy and blessed.

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  282. Joey/Rory, the faith you have in God makes me so humble. I Pray for you each day and since the surgery and knowing Joey won’t have to do all those chemo treatments makes me know that God is so wonderful. I will continue to pray for your and the wonderful blessing that Our Lord has given you a few months ago. She is a precious baby, also I keep telling God to let you be the best parents a child can have. Our love goes along with our prayers for each of you.

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  283. Sending love and prayers for you and your family. God Bless you All! You are missed!

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  284. Praying for you all; and we feel your pain, you are like family to us . Love to all.

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  285. I have so missed your posts. Sending prayers to you and your family.

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  286. Thank you for sharing! I love Chuck Swindoll, he is such am awesome preacher and teacher of the Word!

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  287. We add our love and prayers to all the rest. We have come to love your family and ask God to always keep you in His arms…keep pedaling.

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  288. Sending Joey, Rory And Indiana love and prayers.

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  289. Hey y’all-We are so thankful that the outcome is so positive. We too, have had to hear the dreaded” c” word and got to visit with Dr.J.Smith at Vanderbilt. Had surgery back in October and they got it all, no drugs and no Chemo. We are counting Gods blessings. Y’all are in our prayers and we hope to see y’all back on RFDTV in the near future. Mike and Evelyn Dixon

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  290. God is so good – ALL THE TIME!

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  291. We love you.

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  292. prayers to all of you…your story is incredible

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  293. You are in our prayers

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  294. May God continue to watch over you is our prayers. We love to hear you all sing and pray that God will bless you with many more years of blessing other people. Indiana is beautiful.

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  295. Praying for your family and recovery for Joey.

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  296. There is not anything I can add any different than the lovely and kind words written before me. I do miss my Friday nights I spent listening to y’all on RFDTV. I will add that I noticed Joey was at the Sarah Cannon cancer center aka the famous “Miss Minnie Pearl”.

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  297. You will have no idea the impact that you and your wifes story has had on me. I recenlty found your blog, and read all your post with tears in my eyes, reading about the birth of your daughter. You all have been on my mind so heavily the last week or so. I have waited on a new post from you…..then….this post comes through. I am so moved by your love and grace. I cried when I read the blog post, then immidiatly picked up my phone and made a very overdue appointment with my OBGYN. Thank you………..Please keep us updated. You are both an inspiration. Praying.

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  298. Our Love and prayers for you and all of your family. GOD IS GOOD.

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  299. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

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  300. God is so good!! He not only blessed you with the most perfect daughter, but he blesses you both each day, with each other. As a person who has gone thru the battle with cancer with the one I love most, My George, I know the Faith we have to have in our Lord to carry us thru and to trust in his plan for our lives. It is his plan not ours, and having faith in his Love for us is the hardest thing that should be so easy. As fellow Highland’ers we always think about you guys and will continue to keep you all three in our prayers.

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  301. Sending up prayers for you and your sweet family! God is good and prayer brings miracles!

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    • Praying for your family. Thanking God for healing.

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  302. Love and prayers for you all!!! The LORD bless you and keep you. May He lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. May He be gracious to you and direct your paths. Our God is the God who heals.

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  303. I also had cervical cancer. I didn’t have a mass but they still considered it cervical cancer. I had my uterus removed along with some lymph nodes. They left my ovaries saying that it wasn’t likely it would end up there. I had surgery last September and I didn’t need chemo or radiation. My last checkup came back very good. I will keep you in my prayers. Love in Christ Carol

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  304. I like many others feel like you are family, even though I do not know you personally . My prayers are with you and your family. God is good always.

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    • I came across this on Facebook and this touched my heart. I had female cancer 4 years ago. It was found while I was trying to have a baby. I was so heart broken that I couldn’t have one but I know that it was Gods will. We are all tested everyday of our faith. So thankful that everything is fine with you and your family.

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  305. God bless you. I follow your story because I think you are a strong couple. God is using you to show people that through him anything is possible. Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL and Joey you are a survivor. Prayers everyday for your family and look forward to more stories and pics of your beautiful family. With love and prayers ❤️

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  306. Oh how I so needed to read this blog tonight. I grew up in TN, graduated from high school with the brother in law of Jamie O’Neal, and moved to Wyoming with my parents in 1991. I moved back to Tn in 1998, graduated from college in 2006 with my Bachelors degree in Education and moved to NC to start my teaching career. In June of 2012, my mother, living in WY, began to feel sick to her stomach. My nephew’s wedding in HI was coming up so she scheduled a doctors appointment for after the wedding. The doctor thought it was her gallbladder, as all testing indicated as well, and scheduled her to have her gallbladder removed in late June. Having had mine out in 2009, I was not worried.

    The day of her surgery was just another regular day for me, enjoying the beginning of my summer vacation. I was attending my husband’s church softball game when my father called. Thinking he was calling to let me know she was awake and doing well, I answered the phone. Little did I know that one phone call would change the way I would view my parents, my family, my life, and most importantly my faith. “What are you doing?” my father asked. I told him I was at a softball game. He told me not to cry and then proceeded to tell me that my mother still had her gallbladder and that they had found cancer when they opened her up. The world literally opened up under my feet. I didn’t want my husband to see me cry since he was out on the field playing. I found out within ten minutes just how wonderful the people I go to church are. One of them saw that I was visibly upset and let me cry on their shoulder until the game was over. The players from our church always do a small devotion before and after the game. That night they pulled me into the middle of their circle and laid hands on me and began to pray.

    My mother has never lost her faith. She has never said “Why me?” Instead she has been an upbeat, optimistic fighter. Yes, she has her days when she might feel a little down, but she is always looking for the bright side. I have learned to be my mom’s rock on those days. My mother is fighting ovarian cancer. It was a stage III when it was diagnosed. The survival rate five years out is not good. But, my mother vows to continue to fight, using her faith in God as her shield from all the negative thoughts that could invade her. They have moved back to TN, and the chemotherapy that she started in TN was working. THEN, another roadblock. She had to have emergency surgery Easter night. My younger sister and I had just left TN to return to NC when my dad had to take her to the ER. She had seven hernias when they went in to repair the one that they knew about. She had a setback and had to be readmitted to the hospital. Since then she has had to be admitted to the hospital with inflammation of the sack that surrounds her heart. She continues to go to church every Sunday, unless she is having a really bad day.

    Her whole reason in convincing my father to move back to TN from WY was because she was worried about him. Worried how he would get along if something happens to him and he is all alone in WY. She wanted him to be around his three daughters, niece, nephews, and friends. She continues to amaze me.

    I write all this to tell you that today has been a bad day for me. While I pray everyday and know that God has a plan for her and I trust his plan. But, today I have been thinking about my life with my mother. Reading your story and knowing how strong your wife has been has given me renewed faith on my mother’s fight and the final outcome, whatever that may be. Thank you for sharing your journey. I am including you and your family in my prayers tonight and all night’s to come. May God continue to bless you, your wife and your child.

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  307. And what a great story. Thank you for sharing the recording with us.

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  308. Prayers for you and your sweet family! You and your husband are such an inspiration. I love you and your music and all you stand for. God Bless you with a full and speedy recovery.

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  309. My wife and I attended one of your shows at the Farm and enjoyed it so much. We are praying that the cancer is gone and will never return and we pray that you two will continue singing…because you bless so many people with your music.

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  310. love and prayers mike & Laurie Cole Lake George MN your music and your lives are an encouragement to us. The LORD hold you in his loving care.

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  311. God bless you and you family.

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  312. Bruce and Ann Blough Calgary Canada
    You do not know us but Our son Bobby Wills writes with Mike Pyle and we saw you on Gaithers
    We are praying for you and Ann is a cancer survivor for 9 years

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  313. You do not know me, but I feel like I know you. I am a survivor of breast cancer and I volunteer all year long raising money for my Relay for Life team. When you are sitting there in the doctors office and you hear the word cancer your life as you knew it is gone and it completely changes. I turned my life over to God 40 years ago and I never asked why me I asked God what was His will. I knew he had a purpose for me being the one with cancer. He knows I will tell everyone I know about the American Cancer Society. There is so much help out there. Just call the 1 800 number. I don’t tell God how big my storm is I tell the storm how big my God is. I lift you in prayer. He knows your need and He will provide. May God Bless and Keep you.

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  314. God is so wonderful. I’m very happy to hear the surgery was a success. He has a way of working things out. Keep trusting in Him. Lord bless you and yours.

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  315. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Fellow Hoosiers, Richard and Diane

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  316. It sounds like you had the same amazing GYN Oncologist that I had in 2010 and still see him regularly. I had the same thing you did and can truly relate to what you are going through. So thankful that you are cancer free. I had to do 6 weeks of radiation and chemo but am cancer free now 4 years later. God has a plan for you and has bigger and better things in store for you. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

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  317. I shared this on my FB page. I do not know either of you, but love you both. You are a precious couple and God always has a plan. Indie is absolutely perfect!

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  318. God Bless you both!!! God is so good, in answering prayers. I admire your faith in God and how you continue to live your life in away that encourages us all that in time of trials is that we should lean on God and lean on him to see us through and let him carry our burdens. I just love you both, love your music. You both are a wonderful couple and can see the love you show for each other and love what you do is in singing and sharing to all of us your love for music. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

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  319. I don’t know what it is, but I love you guys. Just seeing your pictures and watching your interview with Bill Gaither and reading your posts, it just makes my heart fill up!! To me I can just see the peace and love of Jesus in both of you. I don’t know why all this has been going on, but I do know that all things work together for good for those who are in Christ Jesus and are called according to His purpose. What satan means for harm, God is going to use for your good and His glory!!! He is going to do some amazing things in your lives, really, He is already doing them!!!! I am so happy that the surgery went well, but God has His hand on you both and he goes before you guiding and protecting you, giving you all you need to be victorious! I claim it over you both, in Jesus’ name!!!!! You have many who don’t know you but love you and who’s hearts and faith stand with you !!!!! God is good all the time!!!!!!!!

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  320. Dearest Joey and Family, I am so sorry that you have had to go thru this..You have been such a blessing to me.. Ever since I have started to watch the Joey and Rory show you have been such a loving and compassionate example of Christ…I know He holds you in His arms and I know He holds the future.. I just want to say if there is anything at all i can do for you back here in Virginia please let me know.. I will be praying for your continued strength and recovery.. With much love, Gail

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  321. Love & prayers. All of us are here praying for you & god will see you throughout. We love you & are here for you
    in his love
    Ruth & Vernon

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  322. Prayers to Joey and your family. I enjoyed watching your show

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  323. Got a BIG ole lump in my throat reading your post. So glad Joey is getting stronger. I will keep your precious family in my prayers. God is so good.

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  324. Reading this made me cry! Showing so much strength and trust in him above! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hope for a quick recovery. Always been a fan of yours, love your blog, makes me feel like a part of your lives! :)

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  325. Keeping you and your beautiful family in prayers. God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.

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  326. Thank you for sharing your story and faith. We have an awesome God who will never leave us. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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  327. Rory and Joey I understand the feelings, emotions, thoughts that are overwhelming when the Dr’s mention the “C” word
    after their examination and test. In 2004 my wife Cathy was diagnosed with a rare form of Eye Cancer. Her tumor was in the back of her eye and was too large to treat with radiation. We were both caught off guard when the tumor was found on a
    routine eye exam. Both of us visited our Optamologist Dr. twice a year for routine eye exams. 17 years with the same Dr.
    So it was a shock to find out she had a tumor and it was cancer. We traveled to Oschner’s Clinic in New Orleans. The tumor could not be treated successfully with radiation pellets and if so her sight would eventually be lost in her right eye. We then decided to drive to Birmingham, AL to the Eye Foundation where she was seem by more eye specialist. All of the Specialist informed us that it was in her best interest to remove the eye in order to remove the tumor. Tears flowed for both of us just as you so described it did for you two. She survived the removal and we thought all was going well after 6 years of good reports. Cathy went to the Oncologist every three then every six months as directed. Cathy worked 30 years for the VA Hospital in Biloxi, MS and retired in Oct of 2009. Then in Feb of 2010 she started to get ill as if she had the flu or a cold. But it turned out to be worse than expected. Another shock, more tears were shed when we discovered the cancer had moved to her liver. Four tumors were located. Being religious we had prayed and received many, many prayers, prayer list through the years. God was in charge and we knew we would have to follow his will. Being strong of spirit and mind we both decided the best treatment, if any, would be at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I drove my very sick spouse up to Mayo. After confirming that her eye cancer was indeed Melanoma Eye Cancer and that her liver tumors could not be removed we headed back home with a Order for a special mix of Chemo. After two treatments she coded and if not for the Oncologitst that day we would have lost her in the Chemo room. They saved her. She rebounded as much as she could even though she was very weak and like on the trip to Mayo, throwing up more and more from the liver fluids being rejected in her body. The liver could not longer process her food, drink. I loaded her up and drover her to MD Anderson in Houston, TX. My last effort to seek the best top professional treatment I could find. I knew in my heart that I was loosing her
    but denied that God would take such a beautiful person from this earth. It was June 2010 now and the Oncologist at MD
    Anderson informed us that there was nothing they could do to help Cathy. We were both devastated even more when the Chief Oncologist told us to go home and call Hospice that Cathy had about three weeks to live. We drove back home and it was the most emotional time in both of our lives that we had ever experienced. She was so strong, so thankful for all that we had been given by God over the past 43 years of our marriage. The love, time, fun, travels we shared through all of those years were the best ever and we were both so thankful for having met each other and to have been loved by each other all through the years together. We had our tough times with jobs, work, family losses but our love prevailed to the very end. She told me that “God Will Take Care Of You Bill”. She was correct. He has and continues to take care of me
    and bless me beyond my expectations. We stayed positive from day one. Cathy learned to drive again with one eye,
    she learned how to do so many different things that she thought she could not when she lost her eye. But she was
    determined and we prayed. We discussed her cancer with many, many others and hopefully helped many through their
    trials and tribulations. I pray that all will be fine with Joey and from the Dr’s summation it appears that she is for sure on the road to full recovery. A cousin of mine’s wife had cervical cancer back in the 80’s. She is doing great today and
    enjoying the life God has given her each day. So my advise for you two is to keep the joy, religion, love, laughter, fun times with Indiana, family, friends on a positive ride as you pedal through this life. Never ever give up. Keep on singing. Your songs have and continue to influence so many, many people around the world. God has given you two beautiful gifts
    of life, talent, love, care for your fellow man. God will be there for you. My prayers are being sent upward each day and night. My thoughts are with you both. My friends and I have eaten at Marcy Jo’s several times in the past two years.
    We love stopping there and maybe one day we may meet each other as friends. Hugs to you both and may God continue to keep you safe and in great health and to continue to bless you and your families. God Bless, love your music. Love you guys.

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  328. It was good you took a year off to spend with Indiana. God bless and comfort you all. <3

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  329. Joey and Rory, we love you so much! You have become like family to us over the past few years, watching your show, listening to all your music and visiting your home and seeing you in person on several occasions. Our hearts and our prayers are with you now. You are right, God has a plan for each of us and only through putting all our trust in Him and giving Him control of our lives can we be truly happy and become the people we are meant to be. I am constantly inspired by your blog posts, Rory, and am so grateful you’re letting us continue to know what’s happening in your lives. Take care.

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  330. Many prayers from a family that has had cervical cancer. Thank God for the prognosis and the great physician will cure.

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  331. It’s just satan TRYING to get a foot in the door of your life because both of you have put GOD first and let the world know it. You will beat this. Greater is HE that is in you than he that is in the world!

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  332. Indy probably saved Joey’s life. She went in for a routine gyn/ob appt. and they found this cancer. Cervical cancer is treatable if it is caught in early stages, which it was, Thank the Good Lord. I just thank God for the detection and surgery that followed . I will keep Joey, Indy and you in all my prayers. I am a breast cancer survivor myself…I certainly think there is a higher power guiding all of us. P.S. thanks for the update…love you all.

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  333. Tears were falling as I read this post, but then joy as I read that Joey is healing and getting stronger. Our Heavenly Father is awesome and he has given you both amazing talents that inspire people all over the country. I for one have been truly inspired by your openness in sharing your lives and your walk with God. We are fans from Iowa who meant you at the Mary Jo’s then traveled to Indiana for your show in Anderson. Blessing to your family, continued prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for Joey.

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  334. God is so Good. Praying that he will hold you in his loving arms and grant you peace, comfort and healing. God Bless you and your loving family.

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  335. Again my heart hurts with you all but God is indeed in control. This is the day The Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it. God bless.

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  336. I pray Gods favor over your family and it be His will that this cancer gone forever! I already know he will give you both strength and see you through. I want to thank you for sharing you lives with us and the encouragement you give us all. God bless and *hugs* you you Joey and the beautiful baby!

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  337. Thoughts and Prayers for you all God is SO GOOD ALL THE TIME :) <3

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  338. Amen! and Amen! What an absolute blessing you are to everyone! Your complete trust in the Lord is the answer! Thank you for standing up for Him. Love your music and your sharing.

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  339. We will pray for you all . I feel like you are family as we love the beautiful music you make and how you are so real and open about your love for each other . God bless !!!

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  340. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!!!

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  341. Praying for you all. Love you and your family. Hope Joey has a speedy recovery. Love your show. May God Bless you all.

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  342. Prayers for Joey and your family. Matthew 9:22

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  343. We are sending our love and prayers to all of you. May God bless and keep you always. Thanks for sharing your blogs with us.

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  344. I’m truly sorry to hear of your trials, but feel so blessed to see how you’re getting through it all. I miss your smiling faces on RFD/TV but am happy that you’re enjoying this time together. You and your family will stay in my prayers. BIG HUGE hugs!!

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  345. Such a very sweet family! Heal quickly, Joey — prayers are with you all!!

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  346. God Bless your entire family. I don’t know if you remember us or not but you played at our small bar in Tupelo Ms several years back. My son and I took a picture in front of your tour bus before you left. I have since lost my son to Leukemia. It was devastating but I know there was a reason, I just don’t know what. Keep the faith it will get you through anything that may come.
    Love and Prayers for peace,
    cathy smith (Benjamins on Main) (Main St Bar and Grill)

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  347. I was 29 when diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. I had my hysterectomy at 30 and had never given birth to a child. I have two children who choose to call me mom. I also have grandchildren. My life is truly a blessing and I will pray for you all.
    God Bless.

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  348. Prayers for a speedy recovery! GOD bless your family!

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  349. Praying for your family , I am so glad you are rich in all the things that matter , Faith , Family and Love ! We are so blessed to enjoy your talent of writing .

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  350. I am going through a trying time right now but after hearing your story and seeing how brave you both are I won’t worry anymore. Thanks so much for your help. My prayers go with you all. You are some wonderful brave people. Everything will be wonderful from now on. If something gets in our way we know we have someone who cares to help us through whatever it may be and we don’t have to worry anymore. Love your show to. That’s another great gift the Lord gave you. Hope you continue to use it.

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  351. Dear Joey and Rory, I was just thinking that Rory had not posted in a while and hoping that nothing was wrong. I just figured that you were busy with that cute little Indiana. I had tears in my eyes reading this new post. I am so glad that Joey’s cervical cancer was caught early and that they got it all. They say God never gives you more than you can handle. I am 54 and have learned that it is the hard times in life that make you grow as a person. God has big plans for you. He will have you use what you have learned from the tough times …and the good…..to continue to help other people. God Bless your family. You are in my prayers.
    I have changed things in my life because of you two and Rory, because of what you write in your blog…it made me think about and re-evaluate my crazy busy life. I love your song that states “we gotta go back”….one of my favorites! I have made my life more simple and gotten back to what’s important. God and family.Thank you!

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  352. OOOOOH! I have always loved you two since your first appearance on the Duet show and I’ve followed you two! Miss you on RFDTV very much. God Bless you and your adorable children. You are in my thoughts and prayers always

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  353. WOW You two….. Our prayers will continue to go up for you all within your family.. LOVE YOU BOTH !!!

    James 1:2-4
    Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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  354. We really miss you TV show and so enjoy your singing. Understand how your time is needed at home enjoying your beautiful baby girl. I am helping a dear friend who has gone through breast cancer, it is a horrible illness. Am glad Joey came through it with great success. Thanks for your blogs and keeping your fans in touch.

    God Bless !

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  355. I read the post…and my heart was aching. Though we have never met, still I have watched pieces of your life on the show, heard the soul of your lives in some of the songs you wrote and sang. So it was as if a dear friend was walking through some shadowed places…so I cried for you. But then, I had to say the very same thing my mother said to me and I have said to my children as they struggle with the challenging days and months of life…all I know is that God loves you and you are loved perfectly and fully. All I know is that no matter how it looks or feels, you are held in the most tender of hands. All I know is that what I would want and pray for you…His will is better. So I will keep you in thoughts and prayers…and trust that most perfect of loves… May God hold you close, bless you, and give you great peace and strength.

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  356. Joey, Rory and baby Indy prayers are with your family. Glad your surgery went well!
    Frank and Kathy Davis Alexandria, Indiana

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  357. May God Bless you Joey, ur such a beautiful person inside as well as the outside, continue to heal and keep your faith that all will be ok. Praying for you and your sweet family . We love and miss you guys, I love this blog so at least we can keep in touch!

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  358. Joey and you are living testaments to God’s grace and love. He walks every step of our lives with us, and all He asks in return is that we trust Him. I pray you continue to trust Him, and He will continue to walk beside you everyday. Much love to all of you.

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  359. I had no idea what you two have been going through…first, congratulations on having a beautiful baby girl! I myself have a 15 yr old son with DS and I absolutely love who he is. Then to get the news about Joey… I am just so glad you know the Lord and you knew that he could get you through this. I will keep you, Joey and your family in my prayers.

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  360. Joey and Rory. I’m so sorry for all that you’ve been through the last several months. It is a blessing, Joey, that you don’t have to go through treatment. I hope you feel much better soon and continue to enjoy that beautiful family. God Bless You All! Love and Prayers

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  361. We take authority that the Lord gives us over this cancer, command it to go and never rise up a second time, in the precious name of Jesus.

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  362. I have eaten at the restaurant many times, and your family has been such a blessing to me, and my family. We always have, and continue to pray for all of y’all…especially now. May Joey’s recovery be swift and complete; May Indy continue to grow and prosper, and be a blessing to all who are fortunate to meet her; may you sir have that peace which surpasses all understanding, and may you continue to be an inspiration, as a musician, songwriter, father, and most of all, as a man of high integrity!

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  363. You are in my prayers. I can only say one thing that will above ALL ELSE stick with you. PUT YOUR WHOLE LIVES IN GODS HANDS. TRUST IN HIM AND KNOW THAT HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU. Le him come into your lives like he has never before. HE IS OUR GREAT HEALER.

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  364. Prayers for you Joey and all the family .

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  365. Prayers to the family. I had the same type surgery in 1987 with a baby at home and I have had no problems since. You will also. Easy from here on out. Just keep the lovin feeling.

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  366. I watched you both on Duets and you could tell your love for each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your children. God is in control

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  367. Our love and prayers for Joey and for the whole family. Thanks be to God for the doctors you have! Knowing Joey will be completely healed and your family whole once again!

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  368. I watched you on Duets and thought you were a wonderful couple. God has taken you on this path for a reason and we don’t know what that is but we have to trust him and know it is right where we need to be. God Bless this beautiful baby you have and I know with parents like you she will thrive and grow up to be a beautiful young lady. My prayer is Joey will grow stronger everyday and beat this thing. God Bless you all.

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  369. Prayers for you all. I worked your concert in Danville, VA a few years back. Your life story and beliefs were shining through the whole time you were in town. Blessings of healing and comfort.

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  370. Praying for all of you.

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  371. Y’all are an inspiration to all…..Love your music, family, and pictures……Little Indy is so beautiful and growing like a weed!..Can’t wait till you start your shows in your barn
    ……Sending prayers to all of y’all………God Bless…….from Kathy and Jerry in Alabama

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  372. I’m sure you will hear many stories of others and their trials through life in dealing with what sometimes seems so insurmountable . You will survive . The love you have for each other and for the joy you give to others is your line to that success . I lost my wife to breast cancer and my mother to a stroke the year after . I took the best care of them that I could as I’m sure you will take care of each other . You bring so much strength to so many through your love and goodness . The only advise I would give you is to ask for help if you truly need it . I had many friends bring us food and gave us rides to chemo and all I had to do was ask . When we asked they were there and they were the basis for our faith .

    Praying for all of you .

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  373. .The good Lord is joining you on a path of great discovery….please continue to share it and write those songs!!!! You will have amazing moments because of your “wonderful surprises”!!! Because of this, there will be awesome music come from within you!!! and, yes….Keep peddling!!!!

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  374. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your wonderful family. At least it was caught in time and it’s all gone. I am a 2 time cancer survivor so I truly understand those 3 terrible words.You are a fighter hang tough !!!!

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  375. ed white Canadian fan God bless and be strong . God heajls those that help and bring joy to others wish you the best

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  376. We have followed you since Can you Duet, you are an inspiration , we miss seeing your show but so glad you are having some quality time with your precious daughter Indy. So glad your cancer was caught in time. We Love you and your music and looking forward to you are back on TV. Take care of yourself and your family. Would Love to come to one of your shows.

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    • Prayers for every concern in your lives…with love from Lineville, Alabama

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  377. Joey, Rory and Indiana, our thoughts and prayers are with you-!!! You have shown how important it is to trust in The Lord with all our heart. God Bless
    Ron & Pam from Alexandria, Indiana

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  378. You have given us so much .Your music and the way you live your lives, are an inspiration to us. You are in the Hearts of so many people.Thank you for sharing with us! God bless you and your family!

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  379. Was saddened, at first, by your story, but after reading on and reading there was no more cancer, I was delighted to know that the 3 of you would still all be together and watch little Indy grow into a beautiful person. God was truly watching over Joey and will continue to watch over your family…he is an AWESOME GOD! Sending prayers for all of you during this trying time and beyond!

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  380. You are now and always have been in our prayers.

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  381. thoughts and prayers from Indiana. I too am reminded of a story a preacher told us one time. A farmer was sitting under a tree eating a sandwich when crumbs began to fall to the ground. Ants was all around but not finding the crumbs. The farmer started to block the ants from there journey to lead them to the crumbs. The ants were distressed but on finding the crumbs they were delighted with the delay. moral to me is God is the hand that blocks our journey but leading us (sometimes under distress) to a better place where we were heading.

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  382. God bless you both and I hope you can continue your music together soon. You were great with Michael Martin Murphey in Texas and I would hate for the world to not hear your beautiful voices.

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  383. Joey and Rory, keep trusting and keep pedaling! Love you both!

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  384. You are all in our prayers.

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  385. I never thought the night I saw you both on TV (Can You Duet) that you would touch my life so much. As I’ve watched you both on ‘The Joey & Rory Show’, and listened to your songs I’ve come to realize how special you both are, and what a good example you’ve been to everyone to show your faith and love for each other. You are such an inspiration. I know God couldn’t have chosen two more special people to become sweet little Indiana’s parents. When I first read the post about Joey, I was so upset, and thought ‘why’. I know God has a reason why. Your faith and your love will get you through this, along with so many prayers coming your way from so very many fans, including me, that just love you both and your family. Heartfelt prayers to God for Joey… ♥

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  386. Our Payers are with you and your family, May God Bless you., I read your post and love watching you on TV, stay strong,

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  387. Lord, we just lift this wonderful family up in prayer for an earthly healing. We all love to hear their God-given voices and watch them entertain as a family. They are in our prayers and we know that your will be done. We pray also that Ms. Haas is blessed in some way of understanding…………love to the joey&Roey family.

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  388. I have never seen your posts or family until today when one of my Osmond friends posted the blog connection on her wall.. and I read the post and was touched … faith and belief in our Lord and what His healing power can do in your lives will pull you through this mountain. I just lost my Mother on Memorial Day… and with this post is what I want to tell you… I am 54 years old.. she was 31 when she had me… and when I was in 3rd grade she too was diagnosed with cancer of the cervix. She took me often to the doctors building where she had cobalt treatments.. course being in 3rd grade I do not know what all took place, I just followed. What I want you to know though.. is she may have had that cancer.. but that cancer did not have her. She lived to be 86 years old and though she had other surgeries, diabetes, and at 80 years old started dialysis treatments for her last years 3 times a week for chronic renal failure. She never gave up on those medical problems and she never gave up on me… what is important though is that cancer never reoccurred. At the end it was said there were cysts on the one kidney and they were monitoring a growth on one kidney that seemed to stay small in size she was never re-diagnosed with cancer in any other part of her body. Stay strong, steadfast to the faith.. you have a lovely family and you will walk their journey through life with them as God’s will leads you forward!!! Blessings to you all and my prayers go forward with you!!!

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  389. You and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear about you new trial. God bless and give you
    peace in the midst of the storm.

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  390. I to had cervical cancer with God’s hand in it and a lot of prayer they got it all. That was 16 years ago. Joey will do great God has you two in the palm of his hands. Stay positive everyday and sing on!

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  391. Rory and Joey, I watch your show every Friday night, it always warms my heart to see the love you have for each other. You are very special people, I enjoy your music so much. I cried after reading all that you have been through. Your baby girl is beautiful, and Joey I’m so glad you are ok. We give all the glory to our mighty Savior JESUS. I will never get to met ya’ll but know you will be in prayers.

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  392. God Bless You and your family, Joey and Rory! Praying for all of you! Stay strong! And know that you are loved!!

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  393. God is good. Trust and believe and all things will be foe the glory of God. My prayers are with you.

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  394. My prayers are with your sweet family. I have a chronic illness (chronic pancreatitis) that landed me as an inpatient in the hospital for a year, then was bed ridden for nearly 3 more years. This illness will never be cured, just managed. But since I was diagnosed, I have been blessed with 2 beautiful children…the oldest of the 2 has Down syndrome. So I can empathize. My heart goes out to y’all &, like I said, you are in my prayers.

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  395. You guys are my Shining Light. All my prayers and love to you and your family.

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  396. Love you guys so much! Prayers always from Illinois!

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  397. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…may God Bless and keep your spirits up.

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  398. You write so beautifully and so truthfully. Praying for God’s will, peace and understanding, and strength for you all.

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  399. Special people you are. Prayers to you and your family.

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  400. GOD IS GOOD …PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVING FAIMLEY…GOD BLESS ALL

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  401. Isn’t it amazing how a message heard a while ago can leave such an impact and be used by God for a situation He knows is coming later on? Thank goodness there was no other cancer. Everything will be fine, y’all have such a very special purpose and impact on those closest to you, and on your fans. God Bless.

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  402. Prayers of healing sent your way. Love from one Christian sister to another sent your way. God has a wonderful path he has laid out for you .He knows you will follow that path and discover along the way all his glory he has planted along the way for you to spread to all that meet you,Rory and Indy. He sent you one of his special angels to be there for you when that path takes a sudden unforeseen turn .And as you travel this path may you and yours keep being extremely blessed in everything that comes your way and may you always hold tight to his ever loving hands. God Bless and Keep you all.((((HUGS))))

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  403. Praying for the very best outcome for every one of you.

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  404. We have an Awesome God. Bless you all !

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  405. I love your family so much,, May God Bless all the family ..

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  406. I had been missing your posts. I was afraid my name had been deleted. Now I understand why it had been a while. I send get well wishes to Joey and will be praying for her complete healing and recovery. It warms and comforts my heart to know you are by her side, along with Hopie, Heidi and Indy. God bless each and every one of you.

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  407. We join you in prayer for you and your girls, put your arms around the 4 and trust in the Lord!

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  408. Praying for you. I saw you both on Bill Gather show and you showed such great love for each other..
    I felt Wow they have a great life, singing and loving each other so. God is in all this. He loves you so much he is using you for that special person that need The Lord ! Much Love

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  409. God Bless

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  410. Thank you for sharing this newest challenge with all of us. I am so thankful that they were able to get it all. Prayers going up for healing and strength.

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  411. Thank goodness it was caught early. I thought you were going to tell us about your Mom and was shocked that it was Joey. Bless your hearts. I will be thinking and praying for you all, and I hope that my husband and I will be able to meet you all when we come to Tennessee in August. We plan on stopping by Marcy-Jo’s to eat.

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  412. TO MY SWEET FRIENDS, I KNOW GOD KNOWS BEST WHEN I SAW THE BLOG AND READ IT I JUST SET AND CRIED , I SAID A PRAYER FOR YOU AND I KNOW GOD TOOK CARE OF YOU AND THE DOCTORS, BECAUSE THEY GOT IT ALL, I WILL KEEP BOTH OF YOU IN MY PRAYERS, WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING ON AND YOUR LITTLE INDY IS GROWING SO FAST. THANKS YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE STORIES OF YOUR JOURNEY AND PICTURES I LOVE READING THEM AND LOOKING AT THE PICTURES. SOMEDAY I HOPE TO MEET YOU I DON’T LIVE BUT A FEW MILES FROM YOU . WE WENT TO MARCY JOE’S ONE DAY AND I HAVE MET YOUR DAUGHTERS THEY WERE SO SWEET AND FRIENDLY HOPE TO RETURN AGAIN SOON. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY

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  413. Thoughts and prayers for your family. God knows and sometimes we only see the part of the story we can handle. His grace is sufficient. You have been blessed with a sweet little one and many are offering prayers for all of you. “How Big is God”?

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  414. Prayers for your family ! Bless your hearts !

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  415. Every single time I come to your blog, I am touched by your love, and humbled by your faith. You and your family are a walking testimony. To always see something positive in the dark times is a special gift that I thank you for sharing with us. May our Heavenly Father continue to bring you much joy in each other in the coming years and keep you strong. May your little angel continue to grow and blossom in such a loving home. May you one day know exactly how many lives you have touched with your openness and sharing of life’s adversities and positive outcomes because of faith. God bless you.

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  416. As I read your story tears filled my eyes. But looking through the tears I still continued to read on. I could feel your heart breaking but as god only knows what he is doing. Like I was always told god will never put to much on your shoulders that you can’t handle. The both of you are very strong keep your head up and look forward. God will bless you each and every day. Keep holding on to Indi and show her the greastest gifts that god has given to her. Bless you and your family you’ll will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  417. Dearest Joey and Rory,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both. You two are such an inspiration. Always full of love and joy… and giving glory to our Lord. You touch the lives of so many people. Thank you for being the wonderful people that you are, and for beautiful music you have blessed the world with.

    Sending heartfelt prayers up to God for His healing and loving touch on your lives. In Jesus name I pray, Amen! ~ Much love to both of you and your family. ((hugs))

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  418. as I was reading this a song came to mind.. God will take care of you…

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  419. SOOOOO SORRY TO HEAR THIS NEWS, THIS FAMILY IS AMAZING. PRAYERS FOR THIS FAMILY, MAY HE EMBRACE YOU GUIDE YOU TO A FULL RECOVERY.

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    • I have never seen a strong couple like both of you. You both are in The Lord ‘s hands, and whatever happens you except it and go on. What I tend to forget sometimes is The Lord is always in control, not me. I am so thankful that I know The Lord and he has got our lives in his hands.God Bless you and your precious daughter. Hope I get to meet you sometime. Ava Barber

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  420. My thoughts and prayers with your family I so enjoy your Blog ………..thank you Vickie

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  421. God loves all 3 of you. Thank you for sharing. you both are such a blessing and we will pray for each other. You received your indy and now your life. God is wonderful. We will always praise him..

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  422. Joey and Rory, my husband and I Love you two and your precious Indiana. We Believe in miracles and will be praying for you. We have a Big Awesome God. My husband apparently had a heart attack by the tests the Drs. had done on him showed that he had. But God intervened and the Drs. could not find any damage or any signs of a heart attack two weeks ago. We have the same God you do. We will be standing in prayer for a good report about you all. Love Becky and Daryl

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  423. You couldn’t possibly know how much this has touched me. Sometimes it’s hard to trust God with everything. Thank you for sharing. You both have such an anointing on your life and your music. You will be in my prayers.

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  424. What an inspiration your sweet little family has been to so many…….through your music, your loving hearts, your genuine souls & your faith in God. Please know that so many are praying for y’all. There’s a song we sing in Church……The Anchor Holds in Spite of the Storm………..~I have journeyed, through the long dark night. Out on the open sea. By faith alone, sight unknown, and yet his eyes were watching me. The anchor holds, though the ship is battered. The anchor holds, though the sails are torn. I have fallen on my knees, as I face the raging seas, but the anchor holds, in spite of the storm. I’ve had visions, I’ve had dreams, I have even held them in my hands. But I never knew, those dreams could slip right through, like they were only grains of sand. I have been young, but I’m older now. And there has been beauty these eyes have seen. But it was in the night, through the storms of my life, oh that’s where God proved his love to me. ~ LOVE y’all so much. :)

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  425. God bless you and your family! Joey we lift you up to the Great Physician and Healer. Blessings!

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    • god bless you all, this has been an encouragement to me because going on two years I have had hard times, I know god will helpme if I only allow him to. take care and I will be praying for all of you

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  426. Praying for strength for Joey’s recuperation, and strength. God has blessed you with a special little girl for you to love and nurture. May your family be blessed!

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  427. Thank you Jesus , for bringing you all through these trying times ! I understand your journey ! May God continue to bless your family .

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  428. you are all in our thoughts and prayers.x

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  429. Today I saw your post on my Mom in Laws FB page and started reading your blogs. Wow are you two something special. I don’t know your show or your music other than the song you wrote & sang for your daughters wedding & shared on here. It was so touching and just perfect. I hope God continues to bless you both. I’m so glad they found Joeys cancer in time and that you will be sharing many more memories together.

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  430. My Love and Prayers are with you all ” God will see you through!!

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  431. I just love you guys and watch your show all the time.I think you two promote great chemistry and I want to congradulate you on the birth of Indiana.Joey I’m so sorry to hear of your cancer and I can’t believe that Terry Haas said she would never watch your show again,just over a photo,what a thing to say at this time in your life. Just remember Joey it takes all kind of people to make up this world that we live in.I’m praying for your speedy recovery,and God Bless.

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  432. How can you possibly read all this love? You may never get to this one, but know this. He is good. He is kind. He is merciful. He gives grace in ways we do not understand until we need it desperately. Know. Bask. Cleanse in those words each and everyday. It is truth. You need Him every hour. He is faithful.

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  433. Then Sings My Soul My Saviour God To Thee. How Great Thou Are. A fitting testimony to I Need Thee Every Hour. It greats to know that he is great, he is mighty, all knowing all caring all loving. Praying for all this precious family. God has bigger and brighter plans for you. Stay focused in Gods healing, loving and gracious redemption for us all. Love to you. Amen

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  434. I want to wish Joey a very speedy recovery.

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  435. Awesome testimony! I am blessed by your faith n love for each other. It’s a different kind of love not seen much today. Blessings to you n yours. Thank you for allowing us to take this journey w you.

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  436. Your voices have always seemed to me to bring the voice of love and peace into a venue. I miss your singing and I pray that you will someday tell of your journey in song. God Bless you and keep you in his care–and yes, Pedal, Pedal!

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  437. Joey, thanks for sharing with me (I take everything you write personally). I will pray for you and Joey, and little Indiana! God bless you all, stay in touch.
    Gail

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  438. I will be praying for your family. The Lord is there and we have many roads to take which is with all of us. Love to hear your trip that you have now and in front of you. I do love you and your family. You all are the best and keep up the faith. Miss your singing but get better. We are all behind you and your family. Love yall.

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  439. I am praying for you all. Stay strong in the Power of His Might. We pray Strength for you all and by Jesus Christ’s name you all are healed. love in Christ Jacqueline.xo

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  440. Joey & Rory, so sorry to hear all you’ve been through. Glad for the good news, tho. We serve a big God & there’s nothing he can’t do. He gave you two that precious little angel because he knows what wonderful & special parents you will be. There’s a reason we go through some trials, but always remember He will be there to help us through them. We love you all soo much. Keep the Faith. You are in our prayers!! Please keep us posted & take care of each other & that beautiful little girl.

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  441. I cried when I read those words…not cancer, not Joey. Good is good, He is in control. Oil your chain and enjoy the ride! Be blessed, Sarah

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  442. Your stories touch my heart and soul…I pray for you, Joey, and precious Indy, as well as the rest of your family. You have been through so much during the past few months, and one can’t help but wonder why good folks have to have such trials. But then again, it’s the trials and rainstorms that bring the rainbows…and you all are going to have dozens of rainbows over your heads and home! Hang in there, sing your beautiful songs, treasure your family and friends, and keep on pedaling!

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  443. Rory and Joey, thank you so much for sharing with us. I was shocked for I thought everything else in your life was perfect now. I am in recovery from a five hr operation for having a Parotid Tumor removed. It is true words that we never know what life is going to throw at us next, but we can know who is the one who truly understands us and cares, and we do! You are precious to so many. We love you. We are all praying for each one of you.

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  444. How wonderful is your faith, It is so uplifting to read in your words what is going on in your life and be hopeful for you all. Praise our Almighty God….His Love is Everlasting.

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  445. Bless your hearts! So much for a family to deal with in six months. Both of you are always close in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your story. I cried for all of you as I read your account of Joey’s cancer discovery. I see how much Rory loves Joey and I cried for him as I know or can only imagine the thoughts running through his head. I cried for Joey because also as a mom and a grandmother my thoughts go to my family.As women, we don’t think of ourselves but of our loved ones. I know as I am the primary caregiver to my husband and I am facing a decision on some surgery I need but worry who will care for him while I am in the hospital. And I cried for Indy for fear she may lose her mother. God heard your prayers and will continue to hold you all in His hands to protect you and your family. Love to you all. May God continue to bless you. And thank you for sharing your journey as we miss seeing you on RFD.

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  446. I was simply stunned with the news of the cancer, but praise God they got it. Your courage, faith and love really shows in all you say and do. We don’t know why we have valleys in life. It just helps to remember–no valleys, no mountains! Love ya and praying for the whole family.

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  447. You two are an inspiration to me and I am sorry for what you are going through but we have a great God that knows all about us. I believe he gave you Indiana for a purpose and I believe he wants you to raise her. Keep your music and keep your faith. I love you and your show. Hope you begin it again,

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  448. May our wonderful lord continue to watch over u & may great things continue to come your way! God bless all of you!

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  449. May God continue to richly bless you and your family. Joey I pray that your health continues to improve. Cherish that special, beautiful little gift. She is lovely. Rory your strength for your wife and family is inspiring. To you both my mother once said to me that God never gives you more than you can handle, sometimes you wish he didn’t trust you so much. With God all things are possible.

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  450. Love and prayers for speedy recovery.

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  451. You both bring so much joy to so many people. Joey is now cancer free and your new baby will bring you joy, Children with Down Syndrome I think are God’s special gift. Their love is unconditional. You two are truly blessed. Enjoy what you have and never stop singing

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  452. May God bless you all.

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  453. My dear family in Christ, I am so sorry that you have had so many trials and tribulations lately but I promise you someday you will look back and see that this may have even been a blessing. You may find that this has been only a test of your faith and that God does his works in ways that we don’t understand.
    When I saw you in the promo with Bill Gaither I said a prayer for you and thanking God that there are people like you to witness in your trust in Jesus. Yes, keep pedaling.

    P.S. Love your show

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  454. God Bless you all. May the rest of your journey be healthy and happy.

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  455. I have felt a bond with the two of you since the 1st time I heard your angel voices, you 2 are truly an inspiration. i will include you in my prayers xoxox Sherri T

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  456. Keeping your family in my prays.God don’t give us more than we can handle,but you have had more than your fair share.you will be fine,there are a lot of folks praying for you.

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  457. There is a song either my grandma or her sister wrote that is called “His Grace” and reading this reminded me of it . The first verse and chorus go

    In this life Thou hast granted me blessings
    Amid the sorrow I also have seen
    I thank thee dear lord through thy wonderful love
    Thy grace thou still gives unto me

    Chorus:
    Oh sometimes my soul is overwhelmed
    My courage seems to flee
    But then I remember Thou hast said in thy word
    My grace is sufficient for thee

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  458. Joey and Rory:

    May the Lord continue to shower you with his grace! You both are so important to me and Don. Our week would not be complete without you in it. (We faithfully watch your television program). Your strength and faith are felt by many! We will keep you in our prayers and look forward to your next update. Sending hugs to both of you and especially Indy!

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  459. Maybe now that you are home recuperating you will have time to answer a 11 year olds e-mail. She has sent you several requests for a photo but never heard from you. Maybe now that you are a “big star” you don’t have time for your fans anymore. Sorry about your cancer but I will never watch your show again.

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    • Wow, how self centered and unsympathetic can you be? You are worried about getting a picture when this family is dealing with life threatening cancer. You should be ashamed for posting.

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    • Oh please! Do you think she may have been just a little bit occupied? You will have a LONG row to hoe if you continue in your present vein. My prayers are with Joey, Rory & little Indy. Terry has……um not so much!

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    • Dear Terry Haas,

      My heart is saddened by your response to Joey and Rory’s “neglect” of sending you a picture and to answer your 11 year old’s e-mail. Maybe, instead of getting angry, you can use this example as a reason to pray for this dear family who has just had a baby (6 months old is not too long…I imagine you remember it well, since I feel your response is due to the love you have for your daughter) and now major surgery for Joey. I’m sure your e-mail is coming across more negative than you meant, because what is it that drew you towards this sweet family? They obviously love the Lord and are trying to follow what He wants. Bless you, Terry, because I really do feel what you wrote was done out of seeing your little daughter disappointed. I teacher 2nd grade and often use human decisions as lessons to be learned. I hope you can respect their BIG changes this year, pray for them, and be blessed at the same time.

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    • Terry, you need to go back and read Rory’s blog and especially listen to the bicycle story which I am sure you did not listen to. Have a little compassion for your fellow man. Not sure you know what compassion is — look it up!!

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    • How cold hearted of you ms Haas. They are only human and can’t meet everyone’s needs and just because they have a singing. Afeer does not make them private property. You sound like a spoiled little brat and you are raising your child to be the same way. How horrid , that with all this family is going through you would make such statements. Ahae on you. I hope you never have to deal with all they are dealing with and if you do, I pray that there are no people around you like yourself that cannot see beyond themselves. Again…..shame on you and I hope God sees fit to forgive you.

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    • Terry haas, I bet your just a peach to be around! You remind me of a song a great man “Rory” once wrote called, Some Beach!

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    • You should be so ASHAMED!!!!! of yourself. May GOD be with you cause you sure need HIM……..

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    • That is just disgusting & sickening!! I have met Joey & Rory & they were/are the sweetest most fan friendly Artists that I have ever met. No matter how you look at it we fans are not “Owed” anything from Artists/celebs. I find it remarkable that so many do go above & beyond for their fans & I personally show my appreciation whenever I can. So Thank you Terry for potentially ruining it for others with your self centered self serving attitude, you truly give “Fans” a bad name. I hold Joey & Rory & their family in my prayers.

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  460. You write amazingly. I loved reading your words, it was as if I could feel your hearts. Thank you for sharing your story. Many prayers for you and your family & may God continue to bless you.

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  461. God Bless you. You will be in my prayers.

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  462. We have been through the cancer thing only it was my husband. His was lung. He had surgery and chemo and radiation. So far so good. With Gods blessing we made it through and my husband is also an alcoholic. The cancer made him stop drinking and smoking and he is back to the man I married. Gods blessing come in many ways.

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  463. I’ve found worry is such a waste of time. It will be what it’s suppose to be. God has his hand on it let him decide what should be.

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  464. Prayers for your family and what you are going through. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2005 at age 23. Fortunately they caught it early and were able to remove it with surgery. It is a scary diagnosis and I thank God for my family, friends and doctors who got me through it. I know you have a great support systems and a beautiful baby girl to help you through this time. God is watching over you and your family.

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  465. Eph 6:11

    Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

    Eph 6:13

    Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    Eph 6:14

    Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
    Hey guys, this set of scriptures have gotten me through many trials, and hard times, and I’m sure it will do the same for you. You both have a wonderful spirit, and love God, and HE will see you through it. God Bless and keep all 3 of you. You are the KINGS kids, and Father knows best!!!

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  466. You two are such an inspiration to us all. I hope that some day I will be graced with meeting you in person. You and your beliefs have changed my life forever. All my prayers and throughts are for you and your family and may you have so many years together. God Bless.

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  467. We love you all and your family…..I laugh and cry with you each time I listen to you or read your life storys…..Marlene and Floyd Sargent

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  468. May God continue to bless you and your family, Joey. You and Rory have become a staple in our household and I can’t imagine watching TV without you being there. You are an inspiration to us good hard working American people who hold our Christian values so dearly. My husband and I love you.

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    • Thank God who is blessing your family! I love your show and music. You both are a inspiration to me and you have such a beautiful daughter,I also have a Grandaughter who has Down Syndrome.it takes special mom and dads to have a special person in their lives. God Bless.

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  469. Your faith and abiding love amaze me.Im a christian also, but i’ve never seen such strength and the love you both have for each other and the Lord. Im so glad they got the cancer and your baby is precious.I know we don’t understand when things happen,except I know they make us stronger and our faith stronger. I admire you so much and love your down home ways. I’ve ate at your restaurant several times and love it.You will stay in my prayers. God Bless your family. Love and hugs to all.

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  470. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Keep pedaling.

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  471. Thankful for the early diagnosis & surgical intervention !! We love you all very much !! Really enjoy your music & ministry !! We’re coming to Marcy Jo’s soon……..had you on our hearts & minds for about a month !!

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  472. God is Great! You two lift my spirits sooo very much every time I see you on the TV, I’m a fan of your show by the way, lol….Don’t put your music away, it’s times like these that we need everything we love within arms reach, God Bless you and your family.

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  473. Thinking of you guys and sending prayers your way. Rory I would’ve given you a longer hug the other day when I saw you had I known. Bless you guys.

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  474. As I sat here reading your email, with my heart pumping a little bit faster as I read each word you pinned, tears began to fill my eyes. You and Joey and baby Indiana have been such an inspiration to me. You are part of my family, because we have the same Father God. I cried, and I rejoiced hearing that there was no more cancer found in Joey. I will keep you all in my prayers. Thank you for your genuine transparency, because of your Godly lives, souls are being touched with Christ’s love.

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  475. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I’m glad she is clear of cancer and doesn’t have to have additional treatments.. Keep loving her like you do and you will all be fine. Wish I could give both of you a big hug right now. Just consider yourselves hugged!

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  476. The number of positive and loving replays to your post is heart warming. Like myself, it is clear you are loved, respected and admired for your commitment to each other, your family and God (oh and your music is pretty good too.). I believe in the power of prayer and today, Gods prayer inbox is stuffed with requests to keep you safe. If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it. I too, will lift you up in prayer.

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  477. Thank you Lord for answered prayers. May God continue to keep his healing hands upon you.
    I will keep you in my prayers. Love in Christ.

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  478. Thank you for posting this, Rory. Would you believe I had the SAME identical story. I was 24 and my baby, Shari was 4 months old when the same horrible cancer was discovered. I had a complete hysterectomy and have been clean ever since and I also did not have to go through nasty treatments. I know Joey was brave and smiling when you and her family was around but I also know she did not sleep, prayed constantly, and soaked her pillow with tears when everyone else was sleeping…worrying about that precious baby. I’ve been there. Bless her heart anyway. (For the record, don’t be afraid to take Premarin. This ordeal puts you immediately into your change-of-life and there is no estrogen production from the ovaries because they’re gone. I had horrible hot flashes and still do if I try to go off of it.) Hope to see you three down the trail!

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  479. All the comments & words written here before mine are all so eloquent & meaningful, that there’s nothing more I can add. I was disappointed when you two decided to take some time off after Indiana’s birth because I enjoy your music together so much, but your reasons were totally understandable. Now as you are settled in your new routine, it seems that God really knew you all needed this time off. I enjoy these blog posts & hope that you will continue them. I’m wondering if you’ll be going on Larry Black’s cruise?

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  480. We love you. Prayers and hugs

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  481. We are praying for you. God is so good.

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  482. Been there and done that! Back in 1987 I had the same type of cancer. Luckily for me, I had already had five beautiful children and didn’t plan on more! God was so good to us that year! It amazed me that Joey spent such a short time in the hospital but I also realize that things have really changed! I spent 10 days in the hospital! Enough of that, God is with yawl and your beautiful family! Love your music and the happiness that radiates from both of you!

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  483. We never know what tomorrow brings but FAITH and LOVE of our heavenly Father get us through the many bumps along the way. We met you at your B&B 2013 and we admire you and your music and what you sand for. It is wonderful to have such outstanding Christians in the world of good country music. I know you are concentrating on family life and I admire you so much for that. I look forward to hearing more stories
    about your lives and hearing about Indy, her sisters and your families as well. I am looking forward to more
    of your great music. My Mother always told us singing is like praying twice and she is up their watching over us now, Never quit singing!! I can’t even carry a tune but I sing with that in mind!!
    My husband had a recent bladder cancer diagnosis. With faith and good doctors he is cancer free. That is one word none of us ever want to hear.
    My prayers are with you and your family.

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  484. God is good! I was diagnosed with Lymphoma when our little angel, Claire, who also has Down syndrome, was 3. I thank God I survived and that she doesnt remember. There are always blessings in disguise if people look hard enough!

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  485. Praying for you from here in Indiana! God is good.

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    • Your in my thoughts and prayers I love seeing your posts and you will get stronger and you will have a fun filled life I had that same operation two years ago stay positive.

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  486. My husband introduced me to you and I love you and what you stand for. He passed away in March, but he was so looking forward to seeing your new baby and so happy for you. I know he is in heaven smiling down on you and happy they caught the cancer in time. Have a blessed life raising Indy.

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  487. Our prayers and thoughts are with you while going through these troubled times. We miss you both but, realize that you are doing the right thing in attending to your baby and Joey as well. God will see you through this. Just keep the faith.

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  488. love and blessings to you all x

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  489. Our prayers are with you and your family,

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  490. Praise Jesus for the healed report! God must have a greater work for you guys!! Can’t wait to hear what He reveals through this journey!! I will be praying and trusting!! Indy is really growing!! Love the pictures.

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  491. I’m so sorry the two of you are going through this. My husband is a melanoma cancer survivor, so I know the rollercoaster emotions you’ve been dealing with very well. What wonderful news that the Doctors were able to remove it all! Praise God! He is good and he is faithful – in good times and in bad. Praying for you, Joey, and your family.

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  492. Oh, I’m overwhelmed with tears because I feel as if I’m reading a story that is so close to my heart. I first REALLY started listening to your music 2 years ago during my pregnancy. I found out, similarly to Joey, at a routine doctors visit that I was in stage 5 kidney Failure. That I had no idea of before. They rushed me to the hospital immediately I was only about 3 months pregnant. But every doctor I saw tried to talk me into terminating the pregnancy. There was no way, no matter how sick I got. Even though my husband was worried about me I was only worried about the little pea in my womb. So we trucked along seeing every specialist once a week. I made it to 35 weeks before they finally said we can’t go a day longer. So they induced me, with very hard drugs, to keep me from seizing but ended up overdosing me and giving me magnesium poisoning. Which in turn gave my son, and he came out not breathing. It was the scariest time in our lives. After these months of waiting for him to be here I just wanted him back inside of me to protect him. They put him on every machine they had, had him doped up on morphine because the slightest sound made his heart rate drop. I couldn’t even hold him until he was a week old. They decided there was nothing else they could do for him so they sent us to a children’s hospital here in Louisville ky. And a month later, after lots of tests, tears and prayers we were able to bring our sweet Sawyer home.

    I was like you, in the sense that I could not listen to your music that whole month.. Or any music for that matter. I pretty much spent my days by his bedside in the NICU and my nights crying in my husbands arms.

    We now have a rambunctious 2 year old little boy who loves to sing and dance, play in the dirt and look for worms, and chase our German shepherd Lucy. As for me, I was put on nasty drugs that they had to take me off of because the side effects were so bad. Then put me on clinical drugs thy weren’t working. So they set me up on the kidney transplant list and had me scheduled to see a surgeon at Uk to start dialysis. The week before I was supposed to go my kidney function got 1/10th of a percent better. And every visit they got better. So even though I’m still in stage 4 kidney failure it is slowly moving in the right direction

    So just know even when you feel as if the whole world is crumbling around you. Things get better. And then once they do you are stronger than ever. You all are in my prayers. Including you, Rory. I know first hand how hard it is on a loving husband. My husband was my rock, and some days I was his.

    Bless you all!

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  493. Even though I don’t know you personally, and have only seen you on tv or via blogging. The love that you both have for each other is a blessing to witness. Also, the light you shine even in your darkness is a beacon of hope for others. Thank you for allowing us to see your faith, your humanity, and your kindness. Sending prayers of praise for you and your family. God is good.
    Blessings from Indiana
    Kim S.

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  494. So glad everything was caught in time..It’s a bittersweet reality of never having another little one but watching the ones have grow is the best gifts…I have to have the same operation on weds the 2nd and i have been scared and upset but after reading this story I feel a great relief…Thank you for sharing My thoughts and prayers are with yaw

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  495. Dearest Joey & Rory. Certainly we don’t understand God’s reasonings on allowing all the events that come into our lives, but Romans 8:28 always applies. Thanking our Heavenly Father for the good news of NO chemo or radiation. His Name is always worthy to be praised. You are the apple of His eye. Thank you for sharing your testimony so that others will look to HIM for all things. God bless you!

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  496. Praying for you all. May God shower his blessings on you as you trust and obey. Thank you for being one of the heroes of the faith. God does not take you where His grace can not keep you.

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  497. What an inspiration you and your beautiful wife are….I have been following y’all since you were on Can You Duet…..the love you have for God and each other is rare and truly awe inspiring…..Thank you both for showing your fans what true love is, and what is really important in life…GOD and FAMILY.
    May God bless you all and may there be continued healing for your precious wife.

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  498. I met you, your lovely wife, and daughter just last summer in my lil boutique. My eyes welled with tears when I read this post. Joey is in the same place I found myself in just 8 years ago. Her diagnosis is the same as I had. Please know prayers are coming your way!!! Lil baby Indy will be your lil exclamation point just like our lil Aiden! Bless you all!
    ~And though She be but Little She is Fierce~

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  499. This is for your whole family my love and blessings go out to all of you . I hope you have a speedy recovery. I could see a gospel cd in your future. I love all your music

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    • I am so happy they caught it in time. My prayers are with you and your entire family. I continue to pray for Rory’s mother as well.

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  500. Thank God they found this early and the surgery seems to have taken care of the cancer. We will continue to keep all of you especially Joey in our prayers.

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  501. YOU TWO ARE SO STRONG, HANG IN THERE, I ALWAYS ENJOYED YOUR SHOW, AND HOPE YOU WILL RETURN AGAIN, YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS

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  502. We are praying!! This is si right though put all your trust in Him and everything will be ok!! When everything is well and back to normal you guys should come back and visit us (Old Lasea) we all would love to see and meet Indy she is so precious!!

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  503. Thank you for sharing with us, your fans. What a shock to read of more sad news for you and yours.
    Truly believe God has a plan in all this,,just keep giving Him the glory. Love you guys and your music.
    You’re in our prayers always Blessings and hugs. Maurita Climbs

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  504. There is no way to describe what it feels like to learn your love has cancer. My husband has been fighting for 4 years. I am so, so happy for you that they were able to intervene so quickly and so effectively for Joey. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

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  505. I too was diagnosed with Uterus cancer, and thankful that my Dr. caught it early and I will be cancer free two years June 29.–My Prayers go out to your family and for your new baby, the Lord is in control , he will lead you through this,

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  506. Praying!!

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    • Keep pedaling, we’ll keep praying

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  507. Prayers for all the family. God is good and He does not make mistakes. Our valleys teach us to minister to others. So happy for the results and pray God’s continued hedge of protection around you.

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  508. Praying for all three of you! Your both so great! I would love to meet with you some where done the line and let you know just how much strength you have given me this past year! I have my own struggles and reading the way you write about y’all helps me so much! Thank you so much and God Bless you and your wonderful girls!!

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  509. prayers to you all. Our daughter is 20 and has Down Syndrome also. Anything we can help you with, please let us know. Bless your whole family and you little one is beautiful

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  510. When I need a pick-me-up, I play your cd. I only wish I could return the favor. But trust me when I tell you, you would beg me to stop. Prayers for your beautiful family. Believe. He’s got this.

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  511. Praise God for his wonderful planning. You got your precious gift (Indiana) just in time. Thankyou Lord for Joey’s healing.

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  512. So happy that they caught the cancer before it had chance to spread. God bless your entire family. Keep the faith, God will take care of you.

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  513. I don’t know exactly what to say, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We came to the Bib and Buckle Fest last year, this was our first time coming and it was remarkable, even with the storm we had a wonderful time. My husband tapes your show every week and we enjoy watching very much !! Thank You for sharing your stories with us as we feel like we are family . Will send hugs as I cannot do this in person and will continue to pray for your family.

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  514. As I have read your blogs, allowing me to share your trip from farm to fame I am inspired how your faith has not faltered in the face of life’s challenges and how you have except them as an avenue to only strengthen your faith in God. I’m sure that God has a great plan for your family and we will be praying for strength, wisdom and His blessings as He continues to reveals His plan to you.

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  515. God Bless you Joey, Rory and your whole family! I am so happy to hear you are free of the Big C. I will pray for you and your family! What a beautiful family you have. Give your little girl a kiss for me. Love your music and the both of you.

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  516. Much Love and prayers for your family!! God is so good!

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  517. You all are in my prayers….

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  518. What an amazing story! Thank you so much for sharing that! Joey – so glad they found the cancer early and that they were able to get it all. Continued prayers for your family!

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  519. You have a great family and a greater faith .May god stay with you

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  520. Wow! Your family has had to endure so many trials!!! Praying for you all!! Tell Joey to look into eating an all plant based diet! God bless you! Your baby is so precious!

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  521. Praying for all of you. For Joey, I pray for God to heal her completely so she raise your beautiful Indians. For you and the rest of the family I pray for strength and peace as you support Joey during this time of healing. As far as cancer is concerned….you have the best diagnosis. Sadly, i lost my folks very young to cancer. it was the death of my dad that inspired me to go back to school and become a teacher. To me ….sometimes these terrible things that happen to us ….provides us with opportunities we never knew would happen. I met the two of you when you came to Sacramento…we drove 3 hours to see you. Not only did you provide us with an awesome performance….you both were so kind to chat with me and sign my CD. Thank you for your gifts you share with your fans. Bless you.

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  522. So thankful to God that all is going so well for you now and hope it will always continue so. You, Joey and Rory and an amazing couple and I just love your music.

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  523. ONLY GOD HAS ALL THE ANSWERS, TRUST IN HIM

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  524. Will be praying for all of you. Take care of each other and keep the faith as I know you will. I just know that things will settle down soon and life will be GOOD!!!!.

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  525. My prayers are with you and your family. I often wonder why we are put through the fire so to speak as you have been. God has us as a clay vessel, and he puts us in the kiln to purify us so we can be in His presence someday. Just think of a potter who molds the clay, puts the glaze on it and into the fire it goes. it comes out beautiful. God does that in our lives. I believe your cancer is gone, your faith is strong, Indy is a blessing beyond belief, and God has you by the hand one day at a time. My husband and I listen to your shows on RFDTV, even love the reruns…My heart, love and prayers go out to you.

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  526. We have come to love your family and music.. God has blessed you mightily and He hears your prayers and all of us that include you in ours. May you continue healing and singing!

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  527. May God continue to watch over you and your precious family…you just continue to pedal..pedal!!

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  528. Love and prayers to your family. You have so touched our lives in a blessed way. Thank you for keeping Your fans up to date.

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  529. May God Bless you abundantly as life gives us punches that may weaken or strengthen us in Christ. One of my favorite bible verses is found in Proverbs 3:5 and 6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. My love and prayers to you and your family.

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  530. I read this with tears. I was so saddened and yet so hopeful for you. God bless you and yours.

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  531. Prayers going up for all of you. I worked with Joey at a Veterinary Clinic in Anderson when she was in high school. What a wonderful person!

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  532. So shocked to read this. As a cancer survivor myself I know how scary it can be. Praise God it was caught in time. I will be praying for you and your family. Stay strong in the Lord and God bless you all.

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  533. Oh heavenly father we ask you to continue to bless Joey with healing and health along with watching over Rory, Indiana and their entire family!

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  534. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you and your family ~<3 ~

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  535. I wish I knew how to get in touch with you. I’m squalling like a baby reading this.
    Saying prayers for you all.
    I can’t imagine how scary this was. I think of this moment so many have faced and worried about their precious children. This is my greatest fear.

    I am so happy the cancer is gone Joey.
    Sending our love to you.
    Tasha & Marv

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  536. I have been inspired by the love you share with each other, your daughters, and your sweet new baby, Indy! You music has touched my heart since I first heard you on Country Family Reunion. I record your shows, watch and watch over and over. You share your love and joy to everyone you touch – and your love for our Father in heaven shines through. Please take all the time you can to heal, and time with the new baby. Thank you to Rory for his love and attention to you Joey, and Indy. I know I shouldn’t envy, but what a family you all have. I can’t help but wish I could help in some way; the only way, however small, is I will pray for all of you. My love and blessings to you Joey, Rory, Indy, Heidi and her sister, and to all your extended family.

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  537. Your family has been through a battle these past few months, but God has held you in his hands and is keeping you during these trials. May He keep His hands on your life…

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  538. So shocked to read this. As a cancer survivor I can say for sure that God is good and he takes care of his own. I will be praying for you all. God bless you and stay strong.

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  539. This definitely brought tears to my eyes too. I had the same kind of hysterectomy 28 years ago and cancer never came back. My prayers are with you and your family. You are beautiful, Godly people. I just know everything will be alright.

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  540. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep the faith in the Lord and he will see you through.

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  541. Will be praying for you and all the family.

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  542. God gave you beautiful voices to sing his miracles. Please continue.. Sending love and prayers.

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  543. So sad to read of your troubles….so happy to read happy results. Praying for your family. –Carolanne

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  544. I love following & reading all your stories about your life & family, and listening to your music. You and Joey are such a blessing & inspiration to your family and to others, as well as your God given talent too. I’m am truly glad to hear that Joey will be okay and is on the road to recovery. Keep up the good work as a faithful man, husband, father & musician. I have a Tea Room & Antique Store in Eufaula, Oklahoma. I’m hoping that one day I can see you both in concert & visit Macy Jo’s Restaurant someday, if I ever get a break! God bless you all!

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  545. What an inspiring story filled with courage and proof of your faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My younger brother has Downs and I try to thank God every day for blessing our family with His special gift. I pray that you too will one day wonder how in the world you could have lived without Indiana. She will fill your lives with so much joy and laughter and yes a few tears but just remember God only blesses special people with gifts like Indiana! My prayers for continued healing and His many blessings for your family!

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  546. Oh Joey my eyes filled with tears when I read this cause I too had cervical cancer when I was 26 yrs. old & my son was 2. Just like you they were able to get it all with surgery and no chemo. Next week will be 30 yrs. cancer free & I know the same God that brought me through will bring you through also. You and Rory have been such an inspiration to my husband & I with the way you live your life and the way you put your trust God for everything. Love & Blessings to your family. Looking forward to some more Farmhouse concerts in the near future..

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  547. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Such a story of strength and so many people pulling for you here in Indiana! Sending hugs…

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  548. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  549. Even in the valley God is good. You two have been such a blessing to me. God’s word says that we will have to go thru many things, but take courage because you can’t have a testimony unless you have a test. Praying that God’s love surrounds you and His promises sustain you.

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  550. I’m sending prayers for you three!! Thank you for the lesson in trust! <3

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  551. Wow you guys have such a strong faith. I wish I had that strong of a faith, I need it right now. God Bless you and your family

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  552. Prayers to you sweet people.

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  553. God will take care of you. God will take care of you……..One of my favorite refrains and my prayers will be with you all. Good news that all the cancer is gone.

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  554. Oh, He is so trustworthy, He loves you with an everlasting Love, and is so able to accomplish what concerns you today ,and alway… I believe it , that sweet little baby girl ,laying in Joey’s arms , so Loved , cherished, nurtured , cared for, provided for…we are so in our Heavenly Fathers Arms, and we can pour out our heart before him, and talk anything over with him…and trust Him completely…. For His word says… He shall lead His flock like a shepherd, he shall gather his lambs in his arms, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young,…he will , he is able, I will be remembering you my brother and sister ,when at my prayers,, and carry all to our God, and Father, who is above all things…

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  555. Praise God for the surgery’s good outcome! Remember to be faithful in any & all rechecks (that’s the former Oncology Nurse in me speaking) You guys are such a mighty witness in all you’re dealing with… may God bless you richly! Will (honest) be praying for Joey, you, & Indy….

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  556. Our prayers will be with you all. May God continue to bless each one of you, comfort you, and give you strength. Always and Forever! In Christ love and ours.

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  557. My daddy introduced me to you both on your tv show. Now, when my daddy says he wants me to see something on tv, he feels passionate enough to share something special (unless it’s a nascar crash-that’s ANOTHER story). I’m a musician (church worship) so he thought your show would be of interest. I casually friended you on FB and I’m so glad I did- every post, story and life event is through the filter of God- He constantly has His hand in your life and I’m SO encouraged by your responses. Thank you for being a couple that glorifies God through your talent and living your lives for Him. Bless your family, your marriage and that precious new baby!! Things aren’t happening to you, they are happening for you.

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  558. Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family!!! Always in Gods time, God is great all the time

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  559. With tears in my eyes I can only send you love and prayers. God has blessed you with a wisdom we can not understand but your brave attitude is a lesson for us all. When we met Rory at Marcey Jo’s we felt he was so down to earth. And you have shown us he is just that. Happiness will come and your tears will be those of joy. Praying for your whole family.

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  560. Joey and Rory, You”ll are in my prayers. I know that God has been with you”ll during all this, he always blesses those of us who love him and call upon him. Whatever he brings you to he will see you through it. Love you”ll

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  561. thoughts & prayers with you all & God will take care of those who believe in & love him you are proof of that & he will bring you through it

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  562. Our God is an AWESOME God and He will take care of everything, because if He brings us to IT He will get us THROUGH it. Hang on!

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  563. God bless you both and your beautiful baby. We’re thinking of you here in Indiana! – the staff at Country 97.1 Hank FM

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  564. Praying for your dear precious family! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  565. to Joey, Rory and Indy….. all our love and prayers to you..
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  566. I am thinking about you. Praying for you. Stay positive.it works .and prayer hugs to you all and kiss that sweet baby . She is adorable..

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  567. What a sweet testimony you both have of our Heavenly Father and his love for each of us. Stay strong, keep praying and keep putting your trust in the Lord to see you through this trial. Prayers for you all.

    K. in Utah

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  568. I am sending your family all my love and prayers!

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  569. I am reminded once again in reading your journey that God has a plan and grace to fulfill that plan. You will never know till you reach the other side of Jordan how many lives your faith and trust in God has touched. Thank you for sharing and you will be in our prayers. Pastor Bonnie

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  570. so happy she is cancer free and hoping you resume your great music

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  571. Love and prayers to you and your family. We want you to continue with your wonderful music and hang in there. We love your voice and you and Rory’s music.

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  572. Praying for all of you! God has great plans for all of you. Give Indiana a kiss on the cheek for me.

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  573. you know my daddy called it right the first time we saw you 2 on a music competition show…..he said, “Those are real people”…my daddy loved to hear you guys sing…..he now is singing in Heaven…he went home in February…..it has taken until today for me to comment on your journey….I am so blessed by you both and your family. God has truly shown His favor on you.

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  574. Praying for you and your family!

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  575. This makes Indy even more of a blessing to you and your family. May God continue to bless you and see you through this journey as well. You two are such a blessing to so many of your fans and I hope that you realize that. I send love and prayers to you and your family.

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  576. What a testimony your lives are to God’s faithfulness. So appreciate you sharing your story…it encourages so many others.

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  577. Praying for you! You two are wonderful. Reading this brought tears to my eyes knowing it was less then a year ago I went thru the same situation. It’s funny to realize how strong a person can be when it comes to this kind of stuff, and especially as a mother realizing that you never think about yourself anymore, it’s always about your babies. I am so glad to read all is well for Joey and the whole family! Bless your hearts and everything you do, you inspire me so much!

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  578. God bless you guys! I’m so sorry for all you’ve been through and so relieved that Joey’s health has a positive outlook. Much love to you.

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  579. Paise Jesus, no more cancer. God bless you both and the baby. God is a miracle worker indeed.You both have my prayers & love.

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  580. I have been a fan of yours ever since I hear you sing for Can you Duet! I love your music and Love you guys. God bless Joey and your family. I am so glad that Joey is going to be all right and is making a speedy recovery. May the Lord watch over you and your family and keep you guys safe. Stay strong Joey!

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    • God bless you and your family. I love you so much. You are an inspiration to me. You are in my prayers.

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  581. Philippians 4:6-8
    King James Version (KJV)
    6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

    7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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    • Thanks Sarah

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  582. He has you all in the palm of His hand. Take peace in that and know you are loved. :)

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  583. joey and rory, GOD is the great physician, He knows what is going on in your lives. sometimes we don’t understand but he has a purpose and a reason. you are His children and He knows your hearts. so many prayers going out for you and your family. the devil tries to destroy but God has control, see look how many, many people are lifting you up to God, now that makes the devil mad. altho the devil tries to destroy God heard all these peoples prayers for you!! i pray for a healing in the name of Jesus. amen! love you two and the work you do for the Lord, you are a blessing because i see Jesus in your lives!!

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  584. Prayers sent 2 u and yours!!!Say Hi 2 little Indiana!!!God’s Love is Great,he is watching over your family so Indiana can have her Special Mommie!!!Get Well Soon Joey.Love from Indiana!!!!!:)

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  585. God Bless Ya’ll ..Your such a wonderful Familly.. Your In Our Hearts and Prayers <3 Love, Life and Laughter ;) xoxoxo

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  586. I am truly amazed at the path you are on. GOD is working thru you. As we follow your path I feel sure many of us will learn a lot from your examples. Thank you!! God bless each of you.

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  587. My prayers are with you and your beautiful family..I can feel God’s presence in your songs..You and Joey are a blessing…I had surgery for breast cancer in August, 1998 and I thank God every day for his love and allowing me to live..In 2014 I ate lunch at Marcy Jo’s and met your sister and daughter…I’ll pray daily that God bless you and your family!!

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  588. God Bless you ALL <3

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  589. Hello I’ll pray for your family. Just one little thing, after my son was born doctors found also a cancer . I had an hysterectomy and doctors told us : no need for chemo or what ever. But ……. 11 years later, there was a new cancer, in my left breast. (7 years ago) It was a verry agressif one, and now the treatment was complete, first chemo, then operation and after that 44 radiation. Oncologist told us : now we know that, we’d better had given you chemo after hysterectomy, they often see breast cancer abaout 10 years after hysterectomy. So please be verry verry shure. Greatings and much love, from Veronica (Belgium)

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  590. God sure has given you some mountains to climb this year, and you have faced it all with courage and grace. I know, as a mother Joey, the biggest fear is not being around for your child. Thank God, it sounds like you are going to be okay. You two are an inspiration, and I have so enjoyed your show and Rory’s blogs. Please continue to keep your loyal fans updated on your life; we love you. June

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  591. May God place his healing hands on you and your family. It is always hard to get this type of news, but there is light at the end of the tunnel just look into the eyes and the smile of that beautiful angel she will bring you hope. I have known you guys for quite some time sense you guys played with my late husband in Troy tn, and Union City Tn. My daughter even talks about walking your yellow lab while we played music together in Jackson at the old train station. I have donated several times to locks for love, first was 24 inches and two years later 27 inches. I pray for everything to go well for all of you you are always in our hearts. Love always keep the faith and you will be strong.

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  592. I am praying for y’all as I read this. My husband just had surgery for prostate cancer in April and his margins and nodes were clear also. We are in our 60s and don’t have a precious little baby girl to raise and I know how scared we were and how much I have prayed. Indiana has a very special mom and dad and I so admire your faith with all of these things happening. God Bless you.

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  593. My heart aches for everything you all are going through please know my thoughts, love and prayers are with you.

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  594. Oh my, I wasn’t prepared for that story. Both my husband and I cried while I read this story. I volunteer at The Special Learning Center and the babies with Down Syndrome are precious, so loving, and beautiful just like all of the other babies. There are no two people that I can imagine or being better parents for this beautiful Little Indiana. God gave her to you because he knew she would be so loved. He also helped to catch the cancer early because she needs her mommy and daddy. God Bless You all, I am so happy that your cancer is gone Joey. Enjoy that beautiful baby girl and please make more music – Lullabies will work!!!! Love to you all.

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    • I will keep y’all in my prayers.I do know God is on the throne.

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  595. God Bless you,, you all are loved by so many people, When we watch you on RFDTV we fill like you have been a part of our family. even thro we have never met, Hope and pray you have a sppedy recovery and everything will be alright, God Bless you all,

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  596. RORY & JOEY No one knows what tomorrow will bring, we can only hold our Faith in God that He will see us thru it all and He will in Jesus’ Name~ My Prayer to Y’all is that you will have a long and beautiful life together~ Also, “KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON” with your beautiful singing, for I love to hear Y’all~ May God Blessings Flow Upon Y’all And Bring Y’all Peace Always~

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  597. I was in the Pediatric office when I recognized 2 familiar faces. I had never met you, but knew of your testimony in the community.
    You had your precious baby girl with you- your latest and greatest gift and blessing from our loving father.
    I was there with my patient. Im a nurse for a little girl. I work in her home.
    You smiled with so much pride as you carried the diaper bag in, mom with baby all snug against her chest.
    Don’t know if you remember, but I’m the girl that brought you the diaper bag when they called your name- because being a new dad, you had not begun to train yourself in new “tasks” that accompany parents… (:
    As you walked in, I could see no less than joy.
    Along our path of life, who knows why our Savior gives us rain with sunshine… But HE IS FAITHFUL….
    I’m praying for you. My sister has cancer. It’s in remission, but the entire time, she remembered GOD IS STILL GOD, and He careth for you.
    Cyndi

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  598. I love the smiles on your faces. I and all your other friends will smile with you, pray with and for you and celebrate the one watching over us all. Keep making memories. Sending hugs.

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  599. I can’t right at this moment. I’m having trouble seeing through tears.
    Be right back……getting tissues………….
    Bigger than all my problems, Bigger than all my fears.
    GOD is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see.
    Bigger than all my questions, Bigger than anything.
    GOD is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see.
    I so love all you guys. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Also praying that more people, individuals couples and families, have the faith y’all have.

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  600. You are an inspiration to so many people. Praying for a speedy recovery for you so you can get back to enjoying your precious Indi! There is an old saying…”If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it”….I believe that!

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  601. Rory, you have once again brought tears to my eyes..I have been in that room where Joey is holding Indiana, and down that hall on the way to surgery in the Sarah Cannon cancer center..I have had breast cancer twice..once 8 years ago and another 4 years ago..I still go there for check-ups..Joey will be fine now and I am so touched by all that you do..How Blessed are you to have Indiana and how Blessed Indiana is to have you two as parents..I also have a granddaughter that has 18 Q syndrome..similar to Downs but instead of having 3- 21st chromesones, she has a piece of her 18th missing on the long arm of the chromesone…she is without a doubt the sweetest, most loving , most polite young lady that you will ever see and we adore her..these children are indeed Special..God has Blessed you and I Pray will continue to do so…

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  602. This has brought me to tears, love you guys and I know God will take care of you and your family in Jesus name…

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  603. I’m so sorry to learn of your sorrowful news but happy to know you live with your beliefs in hand. Blessed you truly are!!

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  604. Rory, Joey & family. We love you & will pray for the Lord to hug you up REAL good during this time of healing. Your testimonies of faith touch me & so many others. This post has encouraged me to keep pedaling! Our family is going through tough times with the illness of a teenage grandchild. We don’t understand why precious ones like her & Joey must endure so much — but we find peace in the Lord. ” I Need Thee Every Hour” brings back sweet childhood memories. Being taught how much I needed Jesus in a small country church in East Texas.

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  605. i just got done reading this i cried seems like i know you all i watched the tv show i pray that god will take care of you i know he will im glad you got to have your baby thats precious

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  606. Love you guys and praying that God will continue to keep you in His care. Continue to lean on Him!!

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  607. Wishing you and your beautiful family all the best. We will keep you in our prayers.

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  608. Thanks for sharing with us.Your post are always inspiring even in the midst of your most difficult times it’s evident that your trust is in the one who is ever faithful. I admire you both and love your music.Indiana is precious,and such a sweet gift from God. Praying for you all. God bless.

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  609. Prayers for u and ur family….my baby girl lost 3 baby boys before she carried a baby girl full term..Her goregous blue eyed name is Kennedy…and she is a little diva already at 4mos….They had also changed jobs before knowing they were having her therefore no insurance yet and she was in ICU for days….and they had just bought a new home…so now they are working 3 jobs between the two of them paying for her… and also still have student loans over head…. is overwhemling sometimes….I think maybe it is true god is a jealous god and will bring us back to our knees….for more attention from us is all he wants…and to love us thru all the storms….See if ya’ll had not had ur baby they would not have probly found that cancer til too late so see he brought her to ya’ll just in time…in his time….praying for peace and blessings from above…JC has ur back he’s like that u know…..

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  610. Thoughts and prayers from Atchison County. Beautiful words, Joey!

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  611. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers..

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  612. Rory, I don’t know you but have heard you and Joey sing. Your post touched me greatly today…that ole’ gospel hymn that so many of us know by heart and how true it is. I had never heard the story of the tandem bicycle, but I don’t think I have heard a better 2:50 explanation of putting your trust in Jesus. The Stephens family is praying for Joey and the family.

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  613. I have been a fan of your music for years, but now I am just a fan of you as people. You have such an amazingly big faith, and I thank you for sharing it with the world. There is nothing like a relationship with The Lord.
    I will pray that Joey will continue to heal and get stronger day by day. That beautiful little one is going to be up and around before you know it!

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  614. Your life with Joey seems to be a path that shows God’s miracles to you and to others. Had you not received some musical fame, your life would not have touched so many other lives. In this you are showing others how beautifully God works in your life if one just believes and accepts Jesus. May God continue to bless you, Joey and the rest of your family.

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  615. I will be adding your family to my daily list of people I pray for. We so enjoyed your show on RFD-TV. We wish you only the best and God’s love surrounding your family.

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  616. Love your show, love you two and that sweet baby, keep your spirits up!! From a cancer survivor!!

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  617. God bless you and your family. In our prayers for continued blessings. Love and hugs. Debbi and David Watson

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  618. May God continue to bless you with the strength and courage that has carried you through these last few months. I also pray for a quick recovery process.

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  619. Praying that everything will be ok. Even though you don’t know me. I feel that you and your family are precious to me and that you are such an example of Godly living. Please keep posting updates on how Joey and Indy are doing and of course how you are doing too.

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  620. Healing thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

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  621. My heart is breaking!!! I love this sweet family like my own!! Praying for quick recovery for Joey.. Rory you stay strong and take care of sweet baby and mommy!! I always wanted a relationship like you two have …its so amazing!! MY PRAYER IS THAT GOD WILL BLESS YOU IN THE DAYS TO COME AND YOU WILL BE STRONGER THAN BEFORE!!! I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!! <3. <3

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  622. We have loved you two …and now, Indy….since we first discovered you on RFD tv. To see these trials coming into your life is painful to us, as your fiends. We wish only good things for you. Your wonderful attitude toward life, and your Christian way of life is truly showing through in all tings..the bad times, as well as the good. It lets us know you are real and not putting for an image. May God solve every problem, heal and keep you safe and well. Wewant to hear more of your wonderful music someday….and hear about your chickens and strawberry jam. Beause you ‘live’ where we live, we feel we know you and that you are not ‘unreachable’ stars…just wonderful friends. Hugs and much love…

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  623. Prayer’s For You and Your Family and I hope what I am about to say Will give you both encouragement I was only 30 years old when I was dignosied with agressave cervical cancer.I had a hystorectomy, and today 21 years Later I’m still here.I give all the Praise and Glory to God.So I know God can and will Do the same for Joey.Will Be in my Prayers

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  624. Tears here as I read. Thank God for no chemo and radiation. My prayers are with you and your precious family. God bless you all.

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  625. We are praying for all of you.

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  626. God bless all of you.Hope to see ya back on the music scene soon .

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  627. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you all big hugs. I know everything will be fine. With Christ in your life He always give you strength and comfort. I knew before I even read the rest of the story that even though we don’t understand how our life unfolds, God had a plan. He knew He needed someone extra special to raise little Indiana and she will have two loving parents and sisters to give her undivided attention. Although I have never had the chance to meet you all, I have followed you like others have and by sharing your family with us we feel a part of it. Everything will be fine. Love the message about Pedaling too. I once made the church leaflets out and would put little cartoons in them. One was a picture of a little girl on a bike and God’s hand behind her and she said, “God, if you just give me a little push, I’ll do all the pedaling”. Love you all.

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  628. My prayers are going out to you, glad that the tests after surgery came back good. Thank you for what you do in your music to help others.

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  629. Having also received word this week of my kidney cancer, its been a week of ups & downs, mental trips to scenarios I would rather not have entertained, and now finally to a place of encouragement via stories others told me who’ve had the same cancer as mine with successful outcomes. I can fully empathize with you and you can know I am praying for you & I covet yours for me as well.

    It is a gift, this cancer. Actually, the cancer is the box the gift came in. I will soon be getting rid of the box the gift came in when they completely remove my right kidney. The gift has been an attitude adjustment for ME, no one else. Suddenly, many things that were big deals and priorities have been placed far, far down the list, if not removed altogether. My attitudes towards people that were not life giving have been replaced with an understanding of how blessed I am to have them in my life. Traits which are not fruits of the Spirit have eased somewhat from me, replaced by an attitude of calm & relative peace. It is still a scary walk we are both on but one which we both know where it leads – to where we already are: into the loving arms of our Lord Saviour and God Almighty.

    You and your family are in my prayers. Open your gift and celebrate.

    God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you His peace. I look forward to seeing you in concert when we are both old and our kids are approaching middle age.

    your admiring friend

    George Allen

    ps I was just last week in TN when symptoms began to present the hidden mass within. We wanted to go to Marcy Jo’s but the timing did not work out for us. Next time we will stop by… maybe see you if we are lucky.

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  630. our prayers go out to you and Rory if anyone deserves good health you do .My wife and I really enjoy your music and your facebook shows GOD be with you and Rory

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  631. Thoughts and Prayers to all of you. Your CD’s are in my car and where ever I go I am always listening to you. Take care and God Bless..

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  632. More than the incredible gift of music that God has blessed your family with, I very much admire, and am very much inspired by, your faith in Christ and dependence on Him. He truly knows what’s best and I can’t tell you thank you enough for following Him and being bold enough to share. Philippians 1:3

    From a fellow Hoosier,
    Staci

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  633. While I was working out in the shop this morning you guys came to my mind. I thought to myself, “I hadn’t seen a recent blog or post lately.” This afternoon I see this post and I stopped to prayed for you all, I prayed for healing, not yet finished with the story, only to read on to the next paragraph and see that surgery had gotten all of the cancer. I am so thankful as I know you all are. God has plans for you and your precious family, big girls, as well as little Indy!

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  634. God Bless you all! I too have had cervical cancer many years ago and was told I would never carry my own child if I did not have one before I turned 25. The Lord Blessed me and my husband and we had a beautiful baby girl born November 3, 2011 with me at the age of 31. Giving it all to God made the difference in our lives. Thank you both for leading your beautiful voices to praise God. I love to hear your singing and you both fill my heart and I’m sure the hearts of many with the joy of the Lord. God Bless you both and your little family!You are in my prayers!

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  635. Your little family is such an incredible inspiration. Bless your hearts! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  636. God Bless you all. I have followed your careers since Nashville Stars. You are such good people and the love you have shines through. I will keep praying for you all. “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” – Psalm 9:10

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  637. I’m so happy it is all over and all good. We love you all like Family. Love and prayers always,Joe and Joyce Tye

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  638. You are a child of GOD he will see you through . Keep your chin up GoD is with you .

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  639. 24 years ago my son was born with Williams Syndrome…i was terrified, but today he has taught us more about life than we have taught him. Our faith in God never wavered and He is still our anchor today. Your story will minister to so many people. KEEP SINGING!!!!

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  640. you have certainly been through many challenges this year,but with your attitude of challenges only make you stronger and your total love and commitment to the Lord, you will all be just fine!!! You are proof, that God takes care of good people who love him. What an inspiration you are to so many people. God Bless your family.

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  641. in jesus name i speak complete healing over you!!.god is so good.i have went through some dark valleys to but jesus will bring you through it all,if you will only belive….joey&rory lets agree togather today that it is all well in jesus name,amen & amen…..i may just write a praise song about this wonderful miricle.be blessed my friend,s…

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  642. Sending love & prayers to you all. I so admire your honesty,strength and the love within your family. X

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  643. I see Jesus in you two, and in Indiana too. I loved you from the first time I saw you all on RFD TV. You will never know this side of heaven what a blessing you all are to so many. Keep the faith and we’ll see you on the other side.

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  644. Thank you for your faith and willingness to share it. May God bless you always

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  645. For only he knows the plans he has in store for us…….keep your faith, stay strong, love with all your heart, and everything will be all right. We have been praying for all of you every day since we first heard you on tv. We have all your tv shows recorded and we are enjoying them several times over. We just love all your whole family. Take care of each other, love each other, and live every day to the fullest! Still loving and praying for all of you.

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  646. Sitting here crying after first reading the news of Joey’s cancer I realize how much you guys have come to mean to me, and now my tears of joy knowing her cancer has been taken away.15 years ago we found that my husband had prostate cancer the docs did a radical prostasectomy and he is now 15 years cancer free. we thank God everyday for letting him live 15 more years to be with our family. You are wonderful people and have given me great joy and happiness with your music and your stories of your life. Keep praying and remember if God brings you to it he will bring you through it. Love and prayers going up every day for your family

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  647. Keeping your family in my prayers. Y’all are a perfect example of Grace & faith under fire. Thank you for sharing your journey.

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  648. You both are truly an inspiration to me and many, you are amazing and beautiful people! May you all find happiness, good health and a very long, happy life together God bless that beautiful little baby of yours!!

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  649. My grandmother used to say, “Sometimes God puts you on your back to make you look up.” He wants us all to look up, the reasons are just different. I think the more we look up, the closer we get to Him. The closer we are, the stronger we are. Praying for your family!

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  650. aunt Marta and I send all of our love,prayers and strength from our home to yours

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    • and blessings to you as well. Family hurts for family during these times – cancer and illness touches many.

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  651. My heart sank when I read the title to this. Once again Joey proves what an amazing person she is. You both are such an inspiration. Even though you don’t know us despite meeting at all the Bib and Buckle Festivals, my family has grown to love yours. We will continue to pray for Joey’s recovery and agree that there will be no more cancer!

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  652. I too feel God’s presence, when I read your posts. You both have amazing strength and I too delt with cancer a couple of years ago. After the initial shock I put myself in God’s hands with the help of family and friends. So happy you had a good report. God bless you all.

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  653. God sees us through every storm in life. You guys are so amazing sharing with all of us all that you do. We keep the Feek’s in our prayers and know that with God help you will continue to rise above!

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  654. Joey, Rory & Little Indy,
    Just read your recent post, You are right we never know what lies around the next curve, or over the next hill. But we do know who holds our hand thru, whatever may come our way. I admire your courage, faith and trust in The Lord and each other, when you have those two things, there is strength beyond measure!

    And I have an idea your story will continue to be Blessed, come what may. Keep holding on to The Lord, and know we at Cornerstone Church in the little hamlet of Scotts H ill TN., are continuing to lift your family up in prayer, we believe and know it works! God Bless You All

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  655. Sending prayers to your family Glory be to God <3

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  656. “GOD IS ALWAYS GOOD” Our love and prayers go out to you and your family…

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  657. Prayers are with you and your family, God has been with you on this journey and will continue to be there. His strength and Grace will guide you. God Bless you all.

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  658. Praying for all of you. This is the ONLY other reference I’ve ever heard to this poem. My husband and I have a scheduled C-Section for July 11. We were told at 10 weeks that our little girl, Maddox, has DS, and has AVSD, requiring open heart surgery when she’s 2-6 months old. “I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain…” Thankful for a Savior, and encouraged by your faith.

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  659. I was so sorry and sad when I started reading this, I thought, I don’t need to read this and worry about them. So glad I continued. I am the last, age 77, of a large family. I have lost many of them, and just this past January, my dear daughter-in-law, in May a dear niece, to cancer. I did not want to see death come to your house. I think now, that you are going to be here to see your precious daughter grow, learn and sing with the two of you. I have just recently found you through watching television and enjoy the journey you three are on. God Bless, fondly, Judy

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  660. Praying for your little family that we all feel apart of. My friend Myra and I were at Marcy Jo’s on Thursday and your daughter was our waitress. We left a gift for you for Indy from us Indiana ladies. Hope it brought a little cheer to your life.

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  661. Rory thank you so much for sharing these so very personal moments with us!!! I cried through the last half of your story! So many of us can relate to these moments of tragedy and triumph! I’m so glad for your strong faith and trust in God! We’ll be praying and believing with you for quick recovery and many continued blessings for your family!

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  662. You two might not remember me… I was the PD in Detroit that played Cheater, Cheater like 500 times… :) (I work for EMI Nashville now)…. Know that after reading this, my little church here outside of Houston Texas will be praying all 3 of you today…. You two are some of the most “quality” people in our business… Stay strong… Keep singing… Cause I know you have stories still left to tell us….

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  663. God Bless you and your family. So sorry to here and know this. Prayers with you and wishing you a speedy recovery. Praise God you are going to be ok!! And look forward to seeing all of you back on TV shows soon

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  664. God bless your family and thanks for sharing with all of us who love you. I pray that all is well now and that you can continue to enjoy your little one. She is so precious.

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  665. May the Good Lord Bless you both through your valley, He does not let us fall without his hand on us. The trials may see hard and long. but I believe it is to a purpose we do not know, but it will make us stronger and you will find a way to tell this message to those who wait for your news. enjoy each day and the view along the way. We do not know the beauty of the mountain top till we know the depth of the valley. it is the journey and is the beauty of life it self. Take care and Gods speed

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  666. GOD IS GOOD HE IS GOOD ALL THE TIME. YOUR A BLESSED FAMILY

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  667. Y’all are in my heart and on my mind! May God bless & keep you smiling! I miss your tv show on Friday nights:( Seems part of my family is missing. I know one day you will return to share your wonderful songs & music. Joey, I love you & think you are the most humble,beautiful angel on this earth!!! Keep smiling & keep your chin up,my dear. Kiss Indy for me. Be blessed, Leta Herring-Weatherford, Texas

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  668. Prayers for all of you. Love makes you strong! Adorable family.

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  669. like all the rest i cried too. love u and ask GOD to bless u and your family fully/ u will win this fight with your strong spirt and will. love u and want to be able to listen to u folks sing for a long time to come. GOD bless baby Indiana too//

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  670. Our prayers and love go out to your family. We’ve experienced a challenging year as a family as well, and all we can do is give it up to Him. The preacher’s story about the bicycle will stay with me as well. Thank you for sharing that.

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  671. Faith in God is something we all must have. He will take us to unknown journeys, we must trust him. I am so sorry for the sad ride you are currently on, but know that yes God is with you and will help you pedal. My heart felt prayers go out to you and your family. May God bless you even more.

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  672. I read your blog with tears..I feel as if I know you all like family or friends.. Been following your show for a couple of years and I plan to visit Marcy Joes some day. Don’t know why since it’s not exactly a short drive from Virginia Beach, but I just want to see it for myself. Joey is going to be fine and I can’t wait to hear your new music that comes out of this. God is watching over the three of you..

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  673. Joey and Rory,You two have touched my life.I watched your showand and it is a beautiful love story.I pray that God will bless and keep you well.

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  674. Rory our prayers are with you, Joey, Indie and the whole family. Stay strong,

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  675. May God bless you and your family, I lost my sister and my dad to cancer, I’m so glad your doctors caught it in time. I have an older brother that is deaf, and my younger sis that passed with cancer was mildly down syndrome. You have a sometimes rough but always joyous road ahead. I baby sat my sister and brother for my mom and dad so they could go on a cruise on their 50th wedding anniversary, it was the first time they had been alone in 50 years. They had a great time but they still missed my brother and sister. I hope your life and marriage is as great as my parents. They were strong and full of Love.

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  676. Your story brought me to tears.. My prayers are with you all! Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not into thine own understanding. Proverbs 3.5.. This verse sees me through many trials!. God Bless you all.

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  677. My husband and I truly love you both and your little baby. Our prayers will be with you and I shall see if our church prayer team can pray for you. God is truly with you and He’ll never give you more than you can handle. I am believing Him for a complete Healing miracle. Shirley Gordon

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  678. I wept with you when I read this..Not unlike Joey, I unexpectedly had uterine cancer and had to have a total hysterectomy..the kind with a 45 staple incision..The first thing I asked my precious husband, was did they get it all? Thankfully, it was all self-contained..the pathologist in the surgical suite said that’s it, nothing in the lymph glands or anywhere else…tears, yes I shed a lot of them, but tears of thankfulness…So glad that everyone is doing better, please know there are people all over the world that love you and pray for you…let us pedal, pedal..the whole world needs to hear His amazing message…

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  679. Although we have only met you and Joey once, my wife and I follow you through your music, FB page and blog(and the occasional meal at MarcyJo’s). We are praying for health and recovery, but mostly for your peace and comfort. There have been many days when the only thing that got me through was reliance on the promise of Phil 4:6-7 ” Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” We don’t know what the Father has in store for us but we do know that it is His plan and, therefore, perfect. Know that your music, testimony and family have been an inspiration and a blessing to us.

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  680. God Bless you all …. and may HIS blessings on you be most bountiful. Now onward to a long and happy life.

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  681. What a lovely story, I’m reminded to begin peddling and enjoy the view not to be caught up in my worries for God is in charge still. I will pray for you and your beautiful family. Cause I believe Jesus still does miracles today and that Joey is healed in His name.

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  682. I have a sign on my wall written by an elderly priest that says; “Lord, Help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I, together, can’t handle”! God bless the three of you and may you keep pedaling for many more years.

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  683. Love,light and prayers with a big hug!

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  684. May God shower you with many blessings and praying for Joey’s speedy recovery. Joey’s voice sounds like an angel singing. Hope y’all will be back to singing on RFD soon.

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  685. wow, what a trial….. but oh the testimony(s) you will add to your collection in that our God is good!!! We absolutely love your music and your dedication to the Lord and what you all stand for. Praying for you all.

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  686. I do love your blog, you are an inspiration, prayers going to all of you.

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  687. So glad to hear the good news that no treatments will be needed. I will be praying for all of you. God truly continues to bless you.

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  688. This story brought tears to my eyes, I am so sorry to hear of what is happening, but I praise God for taking all that cancer away from her. Little Indiana will have her Mamma see her grow up..

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  689. Our prayers are with you. The journey may not be easy, but we must take comfort in knowing that God is fully in control if we will just let him.

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  690. So sorry for the trials you are going thru. You both seem so strong, but no matter how strong we try to be, we all need someone to hold us up. We all hold you up in prayer. You are amazing people that trust in God’s plan for you and that will carry you through this, one more trial. A friend of mine says, God allows us to deal with things because He trusts us. That is quite a stamp of approval. He knows you can do this, with His help.

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  691. Praying for you all. Love you guys, your life and singing and trusting God in all you do.

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  692. Again,I say..Y’ALL INSPIRE AND ENERGIZE..GODS GOT THIS! I love the way you handle good and bad news. THOUGH WE’VE NEVER MET..I LOVE Y’ALL.

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  693. thoughts and prayers to you all…you are all such an inspiration to so many and have touched our lives with yours~

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  694. Oh, how it humbles me to hear your stories and how open you are in sharing such personal triumphs and heartbreak with those you do not know. I have cried tears of sorrow and of joy reading your posts but still I watch for more all the time because, although you don’t know me, I feel like I do know you. I think of you and your family often, I sing your songs and I pray for you. God bless you and I hope you come back to play for us in Montana. I would be honored to fix your family supper at our home in Livingston.

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  695. Prayers going up to your family!

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    • I LOVE YOU THREE AND WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU. We do miss you very much. you made are life brighter

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  696. May god bless you all continue doing what you do i love youre voices and youre music.you are an inspiration to many.keep youre heads up and praise him everyday.♡♡♡♡

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  697. joey and rory: you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. may god bless your family and keep you well. your fan nora

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  698. I love you two and your music! I admire your stand on Christianity ! Thank God for y’all and I’m praying for total healing and for that precious little gift from God, Indy! Love and prayers!

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  699. Bless both of you.. And I love both of you..

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  700. Praying for you and your family. I know God will take care of you.

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  701. We will remember you in our prayers!

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  702. I live with Non Hodgens Lymphoma every day and never know when chemo will be needed. I trust GOD and I have faith that HE will take care of me. I cried when I read your post but I know you serve the same GOD as I do and HE will take care of You, Joey and baby Indiana. GOD Bless and keep your little family. Love you much

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  703. The power of love for God and each other will carry you though. Nothing in the world can work like love. Hang in there. Prayers are with you all though your fans.

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    • GOD BLESS YOU BOTH AND CONTINUE TO SHARE YOUR TALENTS WITH THE WORLD

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  704. Praying for the strength to keep petaling and a smoother ride ahead.

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  705. Prayers for your family.

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  706. So happy that the nodes and all are negative and there is no need for chemo or radiation. Prayers and hugs for you all.

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  707. Sending prayers to you and your family.

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  708. GOD BLESS THEM AND LET THEM CONTIUE IN THIER MUSICAL JOURNEY THRU A WONDERFUL LIFE

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    • Rory I have a son just 5 days younger than you. Your mom and I were pregnant at the same time and also friends I pray for you and joey daily. Also for your mom. Take care and keep the faith. God will see you through

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  709. You are the most amazing couple in the world. I have been a huge fan since the beginning and this breaks my heart. I know though that God will be with you and help you through this as well. Stay strong and know that so many of us are praying!

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  710. So so sorry this has happened to your family. Hugs and prayers and thoughts to you and yours, God has this handled, as He does all things <3

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  711. May god always be with you ! Your so inspiring :) your in our prayers here in WV !

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  712. You have a beautiful wife and a beautiful child, Rory. God is with you all and those of us who “know” you – pray for you all as well.

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  713. As the tears stream down over my cheeks, the prayers for you and your wonderful family go straight up to God. May each of you feel the great comfort and support he gives each of you . God Bless

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  714. We are praying for total healing for Joey and Indiana. You are amazing.

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  715. So sad reading this, but I also felt a blessing coming from you two. You two are Wonderful, but God is Great. I adore you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  716. Oh what an inspiration you are to everyone. Faith is a wonderful thing and you both have plenty of that. Sending you all our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  717. God only gives us what we can handle. Things will work out in time. My continued prayers to you and your family for strength.

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