“You have cancer.” As a wife and mother, those are the last words you ever want to hear.
Life was rolling along and my days were full with caring for a family, helping my husband run our remodeling business and putting our extra time into a church plant. And then cancer struck, not once, but twice. Continue reading
Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith…of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire…may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. ~ 1 Peter 1:6-7
What fuel has the Refiner added to the fire as He works to reveal Jesus in and through you? He has recently stoked the fire under me! I’m encouraged when I remember that when a refiner purifies gold, he melts it in a pot over the fire. He keeps turning up the heat until the dross, or impurities, rise to the surface. He then bends over the gold to skim off the dross, and continues doing so, until he can see his face reflected in the surface of the gold. Continue reading
Cancer’s devastation directly or indirectly touches almost everybody on Earth, and a great deal of research focuses on finding the cause and cure. A new study’s results showed that the number of cell divisions in body tissues is a more significant cancer contributor than any other factor. A separate study revealed that the bodies of older people produce declining amounts of a cancer-minimizing molecule called NAD+. Although cancer currently lies beyond the reach of any person to cure, Scripture offers a long-term solution available to anyone. Continue reading
I try to mostly write stories that are positive and filled with hope. Not because I don’t have times of deep pain and loss, but because it’s where I try to stay in my thoughts and in my heart… even when it’s not easy. That being said, sometimes it’s hard to find the positive in a story… Continue reading
Carolyn Elkins before receiving chemo.
I’d like to take a moment to tell you a story about a fellow cancer patient named Rachel. We met while receiving our chemotherapy at Tripler Army Hospital in Hawaii. Our encounter was brief but it was one of the most unforgettable moments of my life. Sitting there chatting about our situations and our cancer prognosis I came to learn that God constantly reminds me how blessed I am even in the midst of what I believe to be a curse.
Just moments before I sat down in a chair beside Rachel, I had been in my doctor’s office receiving what I believed to be fairly dreadful news. Continue reading
Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 yrs old.
Next to her is her fiancé, Nick, 23. This picture was taken prior to their wedding January 11th, 2012. Katie has terminal cancer and spends hours in chemotherapy. Here Nick awaits while she finishes one of the sessions…
Even in pain and dealing with her organs shutting down, with the help of morphine, Katie took care of every single part of the wedding planning. Her dress had to be adjusted several times due to Katie’s constant weight loss.
An expected guest was her oxygen tank. Katie had to use it during the ceremony and reception. The other couple in this picture is Nick’s parents, very emotional with the wedding and to see their son marrying the girl he fell in love when he was an adolescent.
Katie, in a wheel chair listening to her husband and friends singing to her.
In the middle of the party, Katie had to rest for a bit and catch her breath. The pain does not allow her to stand for long period of time.
Katie died 5 days after her wedding. To see a fragile woman dress as a bride with a beautiful smile makes you think… Happiness is always there within reach, no matter how long it lasts. Lets enjoy life and don’t live a complicated life. Life is too short. Work as if it was your first day.
Forgive as soon as possible. Love without boundaries. Laugh without control and never stop smiling Please pray for those suffering from Cancer. Continue reading
A study indicates, that when the seriously ill begin questioning their faith, their health deteriorates.
The study, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, found those who questioned their faith, felt God had abandoned them or thought their illnesses were the work of the devil were as much as 28 percent more likely to die within two years. Continue reading
The following was given as a part of lectures by Jeffrey Bennett, on behalf of Dr. Kelley, over a nearly ten year period, beginning in 2009. We share it with you now as a simple offering as to a (satirical) basis of cancer. Mr. Bennett met Dr. Kelley in February of 1998, as a guest on his now defunct radio broadcast, Perspectives on America, and soon began to study with Dr. Kelley. It was on a trip to Kansas City, Missouri later that year, that Dr. Kelley asked Bennett to be ‘his voice’ on the lecture circuit. Mr. Bennett was the founder and Editor of DrKelley.info from its inception in 1999 through 2010, and still speaks on behalf Dr. Kelley’s cancer cure program. Editor Continue reading
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Chinese have discovered something alarmingly close to what we now know as SARS, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, in exotic animals some of the probably more affluent Chinese like to eat.
In that article, Chinese experts discovered an almost identical Corona Virus that has been killing people right and left in so-called exotic species of animals most Americans wouldnt even spit at, let alone eat. Continue reading
Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food. John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store. Continue reading
I would rather have one little rose
From the garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers
When my stay on earth must end.
I would rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said to me,
Than flattery when the heart is still
And life has ceased to be.
I would rather have a loving smile
From friends I know are true,
Than tears shed round my casket
When this world I’ve bid adieu.
Bring me all your flowers today,
Yellow, or white, or red.
I’d rather have one blossom now
Than a truckload when I’m dead!
~ Author Unknown Continue reading
Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the Surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: “How is my little boy? Is he going to be OK, when can I see him?”
The Surgeon said: “I’m sorry, we did all we could. ”
Sally said,” Why do little children get cancer, doesn’t GOD care any more? GOD, where were you when my son needed you?” Continue reading
I saw him in the church building for the first time on Wednesday. He was in his mid-70’s, with thinning silver hair and a neat brown suit. Many times in the past I had invited him to come. Several other Christian friends had talked to him about the Lord and had tried to share the good news with him.
He was a well-respected, honest man with so many characteristics a Christian should have, but he had never put on Christ, nor entered the doors of the church. Continue reading
The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what thought to be a court house.The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defense table.
As I looked around I saw the “prosecutor.” He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen. I sat down and looked to my left and there sat my lawyer, a kind and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed familiar to me. Continue reading
Jesus said, “If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.”
Not ashamed, Pass this on only if you mean it. Yes, I do Love God. He is my source of existence and Savior. He keeps me functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without him, I am nothing, but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. (Phil 4:13) Continue reading