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

The Therapeutic Value of Romantic Comedies

The Therapeutic Value of Romantic Comedies 7.1 My Story There is nothing funny about a spouse having a chronic or terminal illness. There indeed isn’t anything comical about caring for them and all the nuisances involved with the daily routine. Over the years, I had heard time and time again that opposites attract. My experience… Continue reading The Therapeutic Value of Romantic Comedies

Any Delay Could Be Life Threatening

Any Delay Could Be Life Threatening 6.1 My Story “I need your decision on starting radiation treatment. What have decided?” asked the surgical oncologist. “Not today. I can’t make a decision today,” said my wife with angst in her voice. It was apparent she was overwhelmed with everything. “Any delay could be life-threatening at the… Continue reading Any Delay Could Be Life Threatening

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