How to Have Real Deliverance

How to Have Real Deliverance 5.1 My Story Miss Benita left arm had started swelling up. The wrist and hand also were puffed up. Both were getting noticeably larger day by day.  My wife called the surgical oncologist for instructions on managing the swelling. This surgeon referred my wife to the managing oncologist. One day… Continue reading How to Have Real Deliverance

How to Rest in God

How to Rest in God 4.1 My Story You may be like my late wife when she was battling Stage Four Melanoma cancer. She found herself very tired. She needed rest.  My daily caregiving of my wife also left me weary. Like my wife, I needed rest. The managing of my wife’s schedule required a… Continue reading How to Rest in God

You Have Permission to Cry

You Have Permission to Cry 3.1 My Story “I removed the tumor. The tests also showed it has spread to your wife’s lymph nodes. I removed thirty-four lymph nodes,” said the surgical oncologist. I stared at the doctor. She was slowly becoming out of focus as I became teary-eyed. I knew the initial diagnosis of… Continue reading You Have Permission to Cry

How to be Courageous

How to be Courageous 2.1 My Story One of the first thoughts I had when my wife received the diagnosis that she had stage three Melanoma was how am I going to care for her and love her unconditionally until she dies. I knew the Melanoma was going to kill her unless God intervened. I… Continue reading How to be Courageous

What’s With The Bloody Spot?

What’s With The Bloody Spot? 1.1 My Story “What’s going on? What’s with the bloody spot?” I asked, pointing to the half-dollar sized stain on the lower left front of my wife Benita’s blouse. My heart was aching. It looked terrible, scary. I knew this couldn’t be good. Miss Benita gazed down toward the damp… Continue reading What’s With The Bloody Spot?

Caregiving: Biblical Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey

Chronic Illness When you learn your loved one has a chronic illness, your hopes and dreams may be erased, replaced by feelings of hopelessness. You may feel overwhelmed or even afraid as you look ahead at the day-to-day struggles of caregiving. Biblical Guidance and Support Caregiving: Biblical Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey offers Biblical guidance… Continue reading Caregiving: Biblical Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey

Going Out to Eat

Going Out to Eat Sweetheart, do you have a preference on where we go out to eat? …..No. Anywhere you want is ok with me, dear. Great. There’s a McDonald’s. They have a senior coffee discount. …..Oh, but look! There’s a Subway. I think that would be better. OK. Subway it is. I’ll let you… Continue reading Going Out to Eat

I Believed I Could Fly

Greenville, South Carolina In 1956, my father returned from a one-year tour of duty in Turkey. Our family moved to Greenville, South Carolina. The United States Air Force stationed dad at Donaldson Air Force Base, a C-124 airfield that emphasized air transport and called itself the “Airlift Capital of the World”. My first memories are… Continue reading I Believed I Could Fly

Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Dreams

Have I mentioned I’m writing my fourth novel?  Oh, I know, everyone is either writing a novel, plans to write a novel or has the next great story idea.  So, with that in mind, I’ll start over. Writing My Fourth Novel Did I mention I am writing a novel? Yes, I am. While I’ve published… Continue reading Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Dreams

Devotional: Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth,… Continue reading Devotional: Christmas Bells