Once again I met God in the Tube. The first time was sweet. The first time the presence of the Holy Spirit descended. This time the experience was different – but it was the same God. Many of you have likely had a CT scan or an MRI where you enter a tube. This scan … Continue reading A Jarring Revelation in the London Tube
I would be remiss if I did not say “Welcome to 2021!” We have arrived. However, regardless of the year or what appears to be happening around us or to us, we need to continue to live one day at a time. I can attest that one day holds enough! I’ll be honest; cancer is … Continue reading A Challenging yet Joyful Song for 2021
Last week was stage one of a four stage cancer treatment I travel to London to receive. It is called PRRT – peptide receptor radionucleotide therapy! Every 8 weeks (as long as my blood work shows my body has recovered), I will return to London. The treatment itself was long – 9 hours, but it … Continue reading I went to London and met the King
"Prayer works." "Prayer doesn't work." I've heard both sentiments. In fact, I've thought both sentiments over the years. Jesus tells us to pray, but if we see any results are they really due to prayer when so many prayers seem to get unanswered? Is it just coincidence? Here are six thoughts. What is the definition … Continue reading Does Prayer Work?
Most people are able to give thanks. Almost everyone recognizes the importance of gratitude to mental and even physical health. My question is not what are you thankful for, but to whom are you thankful?
The noun or the verb? We all face stressors (n) whether they are exciting like a wedding or new baby or negative like death of a loved one or an accident. The verb however - "I am stressed out!" - is totally different. It is the negative we have experienced due to the stressor. The … Continue reading Being Intentional in Handling Stress
The New Norm seems to be the tag line of this season in history known as the COVID era. It seems however, that no one know what the new norm is going to be... and I suppose that is one of the definitions of "The New Norm." Uncertainty. I have a new norm in my … Continue reading Four of the New Norms in Cancer and COVID
The results are in... My CT scan was not a good report and it feels like I have been immersed once again in the uncertainty, the waiting, the whole cancer diagnostic realm. This time however, it is during COVID-19. The year 2020 for me has been the year of the heart. Learning about God's heart. … Continue reading Take 2 – A New Heart on the Cancer Journey
Many months ago, someone was praying that they wanted the heart of God. My first thought was "Get ready to cry." When one loves deeply, as God does for His world, there is cause for much grief. And if we truly want the heart of God, we need to know, we will experience His grief … Continue reading A Reason to Cry
It was just a few weeks ago when my blogs reflected my cancer journey. Then a pandemic occurred and cancer seemed to take a backseat. However, cancer can never really remain in the backseat. I, and thousands of others, still have cancer (or other medical issues), in this new setting of COVID-19. Whether backseat or … Continue reading Cancer during COVID-19: The Journey takes a detour!