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People do many things, for the love of God. There are those who feel that they have a specific calling in their lives to live and accomplish a great mission, or purpose. I’d like to underscore that by saying that we each have been born to praise God; and, to do the great commission which is; to bring the “good news” of Jesus, God’s son, to those who do not know him so that they may have an opportunity to accept him as Lord and Savior of their lives. By doing so, and repenting of their sins…committing their days and nights to living according to the word of God and it’s instructions; they will be used by God to accomplish many things in their lifetime.

I believe that just being aware of the world around you and noticing where the acceptance of God is lacking and doing your best to be of service in some way; of bringing a light or help to those who are in need, is a ministry itself. Some have a pull on their hearts to teach, preach, do missions work, or evangelize. There are others who are drawn to a particular effort of outreach which may be to take Bibles into areas of the world which have little or no access to the word. Then again, there are those with an online ministry to edify or build up disciples such as the Live Sticky movement which encourages people to spend a portion of their online time being dedicated to bringing awareness of God to those that they impact. These are all ministries that are needed.  To continue reading click here:  Write Where You Are

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        Well, another life was stolen by cancer.  Today, we found out that a person that we loved and admired was taken too young by breast cancer.  She was the mother of a young 3 year old son.  She was the wife of a strong upstanding positive man.  She was the teacher of my sons and so many others; and, she was and is a blessing to all who knew her.

         My heart aches because of the loss.  She was one of those people who just made such an impact on all who knew her.  I thought she was going to beat the aggressive disease…i really did.  She fought it with all she had and she didn’t dwell on negatives.   She got into a clinical trial and was making progress.  Through surgeries, chemo, radiation and prayer and faith…she waged the cancer war on every level.   Her battle was courageous and focussed on healing.  She truly engaged all of those around her with a positive energy.  I can’t tell you how much this world has lost today.  I know how much her friends, family and community has lost.

         Cancer is a thief…stealing so much joy, brillance, compassion, energy, laughter, sensitivity, education, potential, love, understanding…and the list goes on.  Help to fight it in your own way.  Donate money, donate time,donate your skills, donate your experience, donate help, donate your free time, donate your educational/research abilities…because, cancer doesn’t just steal from those who can afford to lose extra people in their lives, every life is valuable, cancer steals from us all.  See what you can do: www.cancer.org/ or www.relayforlife.org/ .  www.acscsn.org.   

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      This morning on GMA Robin once again showed her strength and her courage.  She put her experience of loosing her hair to chemo on display.  She chose to shave her head when the chemo started her hair loss.

      Loosing one’s hair in chemo is often a universal experience…not everyone looses it…but it does happen to many.  Robin as always exudes class and style in how she presents herself.  I say that grace shines through her and she is an inspiration to many.  (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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