How to be Strong and Courageous in the Lord

2 How to be Strong and Courageous in the Lord 2. 1 My Story One of the first thoughts I had when my wife received the diagnosis that she had stage three Melanoma was how am I going to care for her and love her unconditionally until she dies. I knew the Melanoma was going… Continue reading How to be Strong and Courageous in the Lord

It’s Okay to Be Afraid

1 It’s Okay to be Afraid 1.1 My Story My eyes locked on to the bloody spot on the lower left front of my wife Benita’s blouse. “What’s going on? What’s with the blood?” I asked pointing to the half-dollar sized strain. My heart was aching. It looked terrible, scary. I knew this couldn’t be… Continue reading It’s Okay to Be Afraid

Day 60 – Remembering All That God Does for Us

Remembering All That God Does for Us Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes remembering all that God does for us.  Today’s Bible Verse Psalm 103:2-5 (KJV), “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from… Continue reading Day 60 – Remembering All That God Does for Us

Day 59 – With God, Anything is Possible

With God, Anything is Possible Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes accepting that with God anything is possible. When faced with a chronic disease we may feel surviving day to day is impossible to do over the course of the struggle.  The Bible teaches that with God, anything is possible. Bible Verse Luke… Continue reading Day 59 – With God, Anything is Possible

Day 58 – God Protects and Cares for Us

God Protects and Cares for Us Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes determining how to accept that God protects and cares for us. He is our harbor against the storms of illness and disease. As we deal daily with our chronic illness, we can use a place of refuge, a safe place. The… Continue reading Day 58 – God Protects and Cares for Us

Day 57 – Whom Shall I Fear?

Whom Shall I Fear? Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes turning our worries and fears over to God. Wondering, worrying and becoming fearful of what the future holds or what others think of us as we confront our chronic illness is a place we just can’t live! We must remember the Scriptures and… Continue reading Day 57 – Whom Shall I Fear?

Day 56 – We Have an Inheritance

We Have an Inheritance Learning to deal with a chronic illness includes apprehending we have an inheritance. When faced with a chronic disease we realize our normal has changed. We have the new normal of the daily medicines, therapy, and sometimes chemo. A once envisioned future evaporates. We wonder what the tomorrow holds.  The good… Continue reading Day 56 – We Have an Inheritance