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Finding Peace of Mind June 8, 2009

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A Race to Keep Up With the Tightwads,  100-Year-Old Athlete Still Plays to Win and Mediterranean Diet Prevents Macular Degeneration are three new articles posted as pages under the categories “Articles on Other Topics” and “Interesting Health Articles from Others”. Please check them out.

I feel happy when I can share with others the interesting articles I come across on the web. The ones I’ve chosen are  informative and mostly positive and faith boosting. Being positive is an important part of staying healthy, right along with making wise decisions about the care and upkeep of your body and having faith in the Creator that He knows what’s best, loves you completely and will never leave you.

Taking action to apply the knowledge we gain is equally important, though probably the hardest part of improving the quality of our lives. (more…)

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I love the Serenity Prayer June 6, 2009

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Accepting responsibility for choices starts with understanding where our choices lie. This idea is wonderfully framed by the timeless wisdom of the ancient Serenity Prayer:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Accepting responsibility for choices starts with understanding where our choices lie. This idea is wonderfully framed by the timeless wisdom of the ancient Serenity Prayer:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Cut! April 26, 2009

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Many of my friends and family replied with relief and support to my announcement that I would be admitted for surgery and my request for prayer, so, of course I was very encouraged and entered the hospital without fear and full of faith. I had that peace of mind that comes only when we’re trusting Jesus completely. I knew I was in His hands and nothing would happen without His allowing it for my good somehow, because He loves me. Long ago I chose Him as my Master, my Anchor and my Friend, and I trust Him completely—as my Husband—even until death. (Death is not the end anyway–the best is yet to come! it’s only a door to the beginning of a truly Heavenly life! So what is there to fear?) (more…)

Is God good? April 13, 2009

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By Greg Laurie, April 11, 2009 (A wonderful message. Thank you, Mr. Laurie)

“God is good. …” We hear this statement usually in conjunction with good news or at a celebration of some kind. Also, the Bible tells us again and again that God is good. Psalm 34:8 invites us to “Taste and see that the Lord is good,” and 1 Chronicles 16:34, as well as a number of psalms, tells us to “give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.” (NIV)

So God is good. And when the Bible says “good,” it means that God is the final standard of good. All that God is and does is worthy of approval. God determines what is good, and he also tells us what is bad.

But it also begs the question: What is good? It is easy to say that God is good until something bad happens, and then we wonder whether God is good. (more…)

HAPPY EASTER! April 10, 2009

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BE HAPPY–HE LIVES!!! SO WE CAN TOO!!!

Letters to my Family, #3 April 7, 2009

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#3

25 September 2008

Dear Mom and Dad,

Hi! It’s me again. J. just came back yesterday afternoon and we finally got a few minutes to pray together about things. I still have a busy schedule and he has to also jump right into things here (in spite of jetlag and radical change in climate!) So, for now, I thought I could at least let you know where things are at with my short-term plans.

As I mentioned before, I’ve begun drinking a herbal tea to help build up my stomach, kidneys and liver as it seems they are weak. This part of my plan, (if not exactly this method) fits (more…)

Letters to my Family, #2 April 6, 2009

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22 September 2008

Dear Mom and Dad,

Thanks for your love, concern and generosity, as always. You are welcome to let others know at anytime. I mentioned that in my first letter as I thought you might receive it Sunday morning and would meet people at church whom you might want to tell. I figure the more people who know, means the more prayer power and that’s my first line of defense/attack. Even the unbelieving French doctor (more…)

Letters to my Family, #1 April 5, 2009

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Before I continue with my challenge of how to adjust my diet to defeat the cancer, I thought I’d include some of the communications I sent to my family and friends. It’s personal, but summarizes how I was feeling and thinking at the time. Here’s the first letter written when I first knew I had cancer.

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21 September 2008

Dear Mom and Dad, (more…)

The Research Begins March 27, 2009

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That night my husband called from Europe and right away asked about the results. I think he was even more shocked than I had been. At first, he didn’t know what to say. Then he asked me what I was going to do and assured me he’d pray for me, but it was a very difficult thing to talk about. I briefly shared what the doctor had said, what my options were and what I was thinking and feeling about it so far, but, probably like most people, I knew so little about the subject and really wanted to make an educated decision.
I didn’t sleep much that night, or the next night or the next or the one after that! (more…)

The C-word Part 5 March 24, 2009

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The doctor continued describing what the diagnosis meant and what my options were. Mostly he talked about 2 choices: 1. lumpectomy followed by radiation or 2. mastectomy, which would not necessarily need to be followed by radiation. Mercifully, he repeated himself to give me time to let it all sink in. I had time, he said, so there was no need to rush to make the decision.
He didn’t know it yet, but from the researching and praying I had already done, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be doing either radiation or chemotherapy nor would I go the hormone therapy route. (more…)