Tag Archives: blessing

as Jesus approached death … beyond understanding

A few days ago I wrote about the intensity of the prayers of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Have you ever stopped to consider the fact that at that point Jesus knew that His time had come and He knew … Continue reading

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paradoxical weakness

Paradox defined: something having contradictory properties… In a precious little book of Puritan prayers and devotions compiled by Arthur Bennett titled The Valley of Vision, the author shares the following in the opening devotion of the same name … Let … Continue reading

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Christian affliction

Let’s be honest … many of us would like to believe that the Christian life is a life without trials, tribulation and struggles.  But that is an unrealistic expectation … one not supported in any way by what is found … Continue reading

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will he be Nurse Ratched AGAIN?

That was the question my wife was struggling with as she prepared for some foot surgery on December 30th that would limit her mobility and activity for 3 or 4 weeks. “Will Bernie be Nurse Ratched AGAIN?” You remember who … Continue reading

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ARCHIVE:Thanksgiving … for the blessing of cancer

This post was originally written two years ago on Thanksgiving Eve (November 23, 2011).  At the time, it was a scant three months since my colostomy surgery, my diagnosis with stage IV metastatic colon cancer and the start of chemotherapy. … Continue reading

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Lazarus lessons for the cancer warrior

For those who have never been exposed to or experienced cancer, the news that a loved one or close friend (or heaven forbid … yourself) has been diagnosed with cancer sounds like a death knell.  Yet to those previously exposed … Continue reading

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pondering ‘Why me?’

I’m looking at this question from a slightly different perspective than you might expect.   When it comes to the question ‘Why me?’ in regards to dealing with cancer and some of the other health issues I have or have had … Continue reading

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