The Power of God’s Word

10 The Power of God’s Word 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 settles it.”… Continue reading The Power of God’s Word

Peace

9 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 less than twenty-four… Continue reading Peace

Time

8 Time 8.1 My Story “How long …” I asked the question doctors dread to hear. How long will my wife live? I spoke those words to the physician when my mother had her kidney transplant. I repeated the words when my wife had Melanoma surgery and had thirty-four lymph nodes removed because the disease… Continue reading Time

Laughter

7 Laughter 7.1 My Story First, there is nothing funny about a spouse having a chronic or terminal illness. There certainly isn’t anything funny about caring for a loved one and all the nuisances involved with the daily routine. Over the years I had heard time and time again that opposites attract. My experience would… Continue reading Laughter

Hearing

6 Hearing 6.1 My Story “I need your decision on starting radiation treatment. What have decided?” asked the surgical oncologist. “Not today. I just can’t make a decision today,” said my wife. It was apparent she was overwhelmed with everything. “Any delay could be life-threatening at the worst and life-shortening at the best. You need… Continue reading Hearing

Ten Thoughts To Encourage Others

Today is Saturday March 23, 2013. Here are ten thoughts I use to encourage others: 1. Show real interest in the person. Listen to what they are saying. Be interested in what is happening in their life. Let them know you care. 2. Concede what’s important to them.  When you acknowledge what’s important to others,… Continue reading Ten Thoughts To Encourage Others