Faith Frees Me From Fearing Death

Faith Frees Me From Fearing Death 20.1 My Story As death was imminent for my wife, for some reason I did not feel sorry for the brevity of her life. Oh sure, I would have preferred her being healed and having another thirty plus years with me. After all, dying at sixty-one years old is… Continue reading Faith Frees Me From Fearing Death

I’m Not Going to Sit and Wait to Die

I’m Not Going to Sit and Wait to Die 19.1 My Story I’m sure my late wife grew tired of me asking, “What did you weight this morning?” She would dutifully look at me and then give me the number. It was almost always the same weight. Oh, it may go up or down by… Continue reading I’m Not Going to Sit and Wait to Die

Acknowledge God for Real Rest

Acknowledge God for Real Rest 18.1 My Story I had been awake for thirty-three consecutive hours. My marathon of being up began on Tuesday when I had awakened at 5 AM. I had gotten up, checked on my wife, showered, and went to Starbucks at 6 AM for my morning writing. From writing, I had… Continue reading Acknowledge God for Real Rest

How to Accept God’s Hope

How to Accept God’s Hope 17. 1 My Story On Thursday, April 2016, I had a surprise in the interoffice mail. The big envelope came with an apology attached on a Post-it Note from the information technology vice president’s executive administrative assistant. She expressed her regrets for not getting the dispatch to me sooner. She… Continue reading How to Accept God’s Hope

How to Give Your Fears to God

How to Give Your Fears to God 16.1 My Story My spouse paid the bills each month. Yes, we had a budget and discussed our financial priorities, but she wrote the checks each month and made the electronic payments. We were an old school couple and had a joint checking account. I had a basic… Continue reading How to Give Your Fears to God

Love Me Enough to Let Me Go

Love Me Enough to Let Me Go 15.1 My Story I still recall the conversation. Rarely have I hated having such a talk. I am forever glad we had the conversation. “Jimmie, we need to talk,” said Miss Benita. I glanced in her direction. While her natural smile and joyous attitude were on her face,… Continue reading Love Me Enough to Let Me Go

Where to Look When You Are Seeking a Safe Place

Where to Look When You Are Seeking a Safe Place 14.1 My Story I remember Sunday, December 3, 2017, well. Miss Benita had not been feeling well for the previous two months. It had started in early October when she worked a week of nights doing a stock reset. She worked retail for the big… Continue reading Where to Look When You Are Seeking a Safe Place

Do Not Lose Heart

Do Not Lose Heart 13.1 My Story My wife was excited when the eleven months of taking the prescription chemotherapy medications ended. I was expecting her to do a happy dance and to go celebrating her accomplishment. Instead of a time of rejoicing, it became a solemn watershed. She was tired of the handful of… Continue reading Do Not Lose Heart

Happy Independence Day

Independence Day (colloquial: the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent… Continue reading Happy Independence Day

How to Have Real Prosperity

How to Have Real Prosperity 12.1 My Story My wife and I saw the same dermatologist. She is the physician that initially diagnosed Miss Benita’s Melanoma cancer. Following my wife’s initial Melanoma cancer surgery, I scheduled an appointment to get myself checked. I needed to stay in good health. At the follow-up appointment, I shared… Continue reading How to Have Real Prosperity