Category: Faith

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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Why I Stand at the Door

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God …                             Psalm 84:10 (ESV) As I read that familiar scripture this morning, I first focused as I…

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Prayer for a New Day

Father.  Jesus.  Spirit. Help me to spend this day knowing that it is not mine. Instead, help me to know that You created this day and You gave it to me as a gift to enjoy, appreciate and to spend well. This day belongs to You. At each point in this new day when I am too busy,…

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