cancer

Putting Faith in Shoe Leather
I know that God can, has, and will take care of us. I have seen the healing hand of God protecting and providing for us through every heartbeat, every breath, every moment, every day of the year. I know that God will be our strength, our fortress, our mighty rock – but do I believe it? My…
O Worship the King
Hal's oncologist visit and chemo went very well Friday. His immune system was nearly twice as strong as it had been at the last visit! We are so grateful for your prayers, God's mercy is the only answer. The doctor was encouraging and laid out the next steps for us: Hal will get chemo on…
Read Any Good Positrons Lately?
Duke Medical is about 55 miles away, a route requiring us to cross a heavy traffic zone that makes drivers from larger cities shake their heads. I once met a CBS News camera crew based in Atlanta that got caught in it; they couldn’t believe a city as “small” as Raleigh (what, a quarter million…
Comfort From the Psalms
After we got the preliminary diagnosis of my cancer in December, Melanie began posting on my Carepages site. After a few messages, though, I realized that my silence was worrying people, so I picked up the thread and began writing.  This is my first post in the series; I will include links at the bottom so…
Whatever My Lot, Thou Hast Taught Me to Say…
Dear Friends and Family, Hal and I spent the day at Duke today consulting with the oncologist and thoracic surgeon. There is a very large tumor behind Hal's breastbone. It is providential that it is in this site because if it were *anywhere* else, he could not have had a tumor this large and not…
The Last Man Standing
It's been one of those weeks for our family. Actually, it's been one of those years, but that's a story for a different time. In the midst of Hal's pneumonia and probable cancer diagnosis, three of the children recovering from surgery, three of the other children sick and getting sicker, our oldest son still at…