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

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

How to Trust God

How to Trust God 11.1 My Story In August of 2016, my wife Benita and I took a lengthy “bucket list” trip. In our forty plus years of marriage, she had never been to the northeastern USA. She had heard stories from my early teens when I lived in New England as a military brat.… Continue reading How to Trust God

How to Have Real Direction For Your Life

How to Have Real Direction For Your Life 10.1 My Story I was always amazed at the child-like faith my wife showed in the Lord Jesus Christ. Her faith reminded me of a bumper sticker frequently seen in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It just stated, “God said it, I believe it, and that… Continue reading How to Have Real Direction For Your Life

The Source of Real Peace

The Source of Real Peace 9.1 My Story I thought I was Superman. I believed I could handle anything that would come my way in caring for my wife as she battled Melanoma cancer. I was wrong. Over Mother’s Day Weekend in May 2016, my wife started an eleven-month treatment with prescription chemotherapy medications. In… Continue reading The Source of Real Peace

How to Use Your Remaining Time

How to Use Your Remaining Time 8.1 My Story “How long …” I asked the question doctors dread to hear. How long will my wife live?  I had spoken those words to the physician when my mother had her kidney transplant. I also said those two words when I took my ninety-years old father to… Continue reading How to Use Your Remaining Time