A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13).

I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgeryI had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life … with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior.

In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn … or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God.

And let me be clear … I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you.


14 Responses to About

  1. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award 🙂

  2. I prayed for you this morning brother. I pray that His peace that surpasses understanding, His power that holds the universe in place, and His grace that is all-sufficient rest upon you and in you today IN Christ Jesus our Sovereign.

  3. Mike Brian says:

    Just discovered your blog when doing some research on an obscure 19th century preacher..

    Way back in 2011, you told a story about a meeting between Archbishop Usher and Samuel Rutherford. Much of the text was almost the same as that used by “my” preacher in a magazine he published in 1832. It would be very helpful to me if you could please tell me where you obtained your version of the story, so that I could compare the two.

    May the Risen Jesus be with you as you continue your journey through all your health problems.

    Mike Brian
    Liverpool, UK

    • bwebbjr says:

      Hi Mike,

      I got my account of this story from the little book, ‘The Loveliness of Christ’ with highlights of the letters of Samuel Rutherford that were selected by Ellen S, Lister It was published by the Banner of Truth Trust in 2007. The ISBN-13 is 978 0 85151 956 2. .

      Apparently this book was initially published in 1909 by Samuel Bagster & Sons so the book I have is really a reprint of sorts.

      Ellen Lister wrote the introduction in 1909 and it is within that introduction that the account of the first meeting between Archbishop Usher and Samuel Rutherford is written – and that I used.

      Hope this helps Mike!

      God bless you brother!


  4. Thank you for sharing your struggles. We all struggle with something.

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  6. Julie Garro says:

    Blessings to you. Please continue to post – you are an inspiration.
    Thank you also for the reblog.

    • bwebbjr says:

      Thank you Julie … may God reveal Himself through my life and my writing. Thank you for writing biblically based posts that need to be shared. God be glorified!!!

  7. robertleere says:

    Bernie, I could not seem to find your email so I will send it this way and you can erase it later.

    Hi Bernie,

    I have recently published a Christian science fiction novel and thought maybe you might be interested in doing a review on your blog. This novel is being distributed and published worldwide on creatspace, Amazon US and Europe and Kindle in a couple days. The ISBN is below.

    The Drawing ISBN 978-0-9903761-1-8

    I would like to send you a free copy if you do not mind so you can review and read to see if you find it interesting. it is a new Christian science fiction novel that is available worldwide on Amazon, createspace and Kindle and also through my publisher and I thought maybe you might be interested in doing a short recommendation. I believe most Christians would enjoy it as the gospel is written in the book.

    If you are interested in seeing a short synopsis of the book go to my website at http://www.thegoodsamaritancommunitycenter.com

    If you would be interested I will send you a free copy (I will need an address to send the book to). If this is something that you can find time to do to just look at the book and read it if it looks interesting to you. the gospel is clearly written in the novel as a metaphor and the Body of Christ will be blessed! Just email me at RobertLeeRE@aol.com

    Thank you for your consideration Bernie, 🙂

  8. Bernie, I’m not sure if you’re still checking in here, but I pray for you, love you, and miss your words of wisdom.

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