Taking a Break

This week I hit the proverbial brick wall.  I had been to several appointments in 2 ½ weeks and while I had the blessings of many nice people, I think I just reached the point of exhaustion.  There was so much push to start with I felt I had to make a decision and get going.  While I don’t like crashing, it pushed me to seek a second opinion.  I will be heading to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in about 2 weeks.  I like their integrated approach including working with the patient to help them understand and feel comfortable with the decisions being made.

While it is important to work through medical issues without delay, it is nice to have a break.  Taking time to rest is important.  We tend to hurry through life, and it can take its toll.  I will thoroughly enjoy no appointments for a time.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for a short time of rest from medical appointments.  Thank You for the encouragement from the staff at CTCA.  They have been a blessing.  Please help me to cling to You and show You to others as I face this journey.

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

God is so good.

What Will This Year Be Like?

Happy 2021, my friends!  While I don’t really feel sorrow at the end of 2020, I don’t want to pretend that this year will be all smiles and happiness.  While I am praying for a great year, I know there will be challenges ahead. 

Whether this year is better than last year or not, God is still good.  I plan on focusing on the gospel in my writing for 2021.  The gospel is our only hope for a positive future.  The beauty is that we have hope for now, but also a hope for all eternity. 

I have shared many times that the book of Romans in the Bible tells us that we are all sinners and that brings eternal punishment.  Jesus Christ came to die on the cross to save us from the penalty of our sin. 

Friend, if you do not know about the gospel and the joy it brings please do not wait. Find out today.  If you do already know the joy of knowing Jesus Christ, remember that no matter what this year brings the gospel provides security. 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending so many reminders of the gospel.  Thank You for letting me learn this at an early age and keeping me through my life. Please help me to share the gospel often.  I want others to know the security and joy of a relationship with Your son, Jesus Christ. 

I pray this in Jesus’ name.

God is so good.