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Life Day

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For most people today is celebrated as Halloween, but for me it is my life day, 2 years ago today I had both breasts removed because I had breast cancer. I had an early stage breast cancer in the left breast, the doctor said the left one had to go, I said take them both, and I've not regretted the decision a bit. I have not looked at my experience as any platform to get involved with, it has not become my life mission, it is certainly not the worst thing that I've experienced, I consider it another quilt square, so to speak, to add in my quilt of life.
"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18

A Promise Kept

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"A Promise Kept" by Robertson McQuilkin
I have not read this book, although it is on my wish list. I did watch a DVD documentary on this man about his dedication in caring for his wife for 25 years that had Alzheimer's. There were 2 things that he said that I will always remember; he said "his identity is in the LORD and not in what he does", and he asked a question "How do you define happiness? If you think that the definition means a trouble free life, than you have false expectations, because we live in a fallen world." When 2 people marry they have expectations of living a long and happy life in a paradise of love. But, sometimes the part in the marriage vows about "in sickness and in health" become a reality. My mother has had Alzheimer's for at least 17 years, the last 5 years in a nursing home. My daddy faithfully, everyday, at the same time, goes to visit my mother; it does not matter the weather, or whether he is sick, or hurtin…

A Vision Of His Glory

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"A Vision Of His Glory" by Anne Graham Lotz I have had this book sitting on my book shelf for several years, finally I have read it and have been blessed by the books message of hope. Most of the scripture passages in the book are from Revelations, each chapter in the book starts with the word hope. The author asked a question, "What does it mean to fall prostrate before Christ as though you were dead? A dead man is silent. It means there is no more discussion about what you think He should or should not do, no more argument about His will, no more rationalization of your behavior, no more excuses for your sin! Falling prostrate means you are silent before Christ. Dead silent. A dead man is also still. It means there is no more wrestling with His will for your life." The author asks another great question, "What vision of Jesus are you missing because you are preoccupied with yourself?" I would say from my own personal life, I have missed many visions of J…

Psalm 103

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"Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's." verses 1-5

Quotes

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"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."

"It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945

A Quote

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"The measure of a life, after all is not its duration, but its donation." Corrie Ten Boom

Psalm 91

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"You who sit down in the High God's presence, spend the night in Shaddai's shadow, Say this: "God, you're my refuge. I trust in you and I'm safe!" That's right-he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you-under them you're perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing-not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. You'll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses. Yes, because GOD's your refuge, the High God your very own home, Evil can't get close to you, harm can't get close to you, harm can't get through the door. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they'll catch you; their job is to k…