Category: Cancer

When Cancer Comes Close

It is reported that more than 1.2 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year.  Sadly, more than 600,000 people in the U.S. will die from this awful disease in this year alone.  There will be survivors, praise the Lord, but not until treatment has battered the body as well as the soul and spirit.…

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Taking Down the Christmas Tree

My cancer support groups meets this morning in my home.  Twice a month, 15 to more than 20 of us gather together to share our lives.  We laugh, we sometimes cry a little and we talk.  We talk about things that are important, things that are deep, things that are hard, and things that are holy. As I came down…

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A Sunday Kind of Man

I received news last night that Bishop Terry (Terence) Kelshaw met His Savior face-to-face in the early dawn of yesterday after being diagnosed with wide-spread cancer.  For those who knew him, you will appreciate God’s kindness in letting his earthly life end on a Sunday, the Lord’s Day as the birds sang at sunrise in Albuquerque, New…

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To Fight or to Surrender?

It’s an individual choice to fight or to surrender.  With cancer, I mean.  No one can make the choice for you.  You must decide for yourself. When cancer came knocking on my door, I wasn’t mad or bitter.  I was confused … shocked … bewildered.  Devastated.  I knew I could die and that there was…

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I Used to be Afraid of the Dark

There are subtle changes that cancer brings to a life.  I mean aside from the big stuff — the shock, treatment, suffering, treatment, trauma, fear, treatment .. did I mention treatment — ya, that big stuff.  Aside from all that, there are subtle changes, some you don’t notice until maybe after the big stuff is…

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