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Archive for September 27th, 2007

     Skillet (Christian rock band) has an awesome song called “Last Night” from their album called Comatose.  It is a song of hope for someone who is in despair.  It starts talking about a teen who has scars on their wrists…and God says…it is your last night away from me!!!

      My husband and I work with teens in our church.  This song is desperately needed in today’s world.  Our youth are hurting.  They mutilate themselves, starve themselves, they dabble with drugs, alcohol, and sex.  

     Self destruction is all around them…it is ” normal”.  Their families are hurting…their friends are hurting….God is there for all.   It doesn’t matter your age.  He is just waiting to hold you and comfort you and offer something more than pain, depression, and humiliation. (more…)

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Cancer

      Well, I found out a few hours ago that another wonderful friend of mine named ” M” has cancer.  He went through surgery today for a “mass” in the intestines that they thought was pre-cancerous. 

       Not so.  They removed the mass but it is cancer.  So, he will be in the hospital healing for the next week or so (no small feat since they had to reconnect the intestines after removing the mass).  While there, he and his wife ” C”  will be dicussing with the doctors the plan of attack on the cancer.

      Chemo or radiation or a combination of both.  Thank God, he didn’t have to have the bag even temporarily after surgery.  Where they live they have to travel some distance to the VA hospital to receive services.  Having a bag would have been manageable but difficult.

      I am sad.  In the last three years we have had many friends and family face cancer and all that goes along with the treatments.  It is a difficult thing.  When  “M” went in for surgery he said…don’t worry…i will be fine.  I believe he will.  I do.   I just hate for him to have to go through it.  They live quite a long distance from us…a couple thousand miles i think.  Wish we all lived closer.  In any case, I am praying for a speedy recovery and lots of wisdom for the doctors and my friends; as well as, God’s grace during this healing time.

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