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
We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly eating and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, “Hi there.” He pounded his fat baby hands on the highchair tray. His eyes were wide with excitement and his mouth was bared in a toothless grin. He wriggled and giggled with merriment. Continue reading
The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.
She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze. Continue reading
Hello God, how are you and how are things up there.
I thought I’d call you on the phone this time to say my prayer.
I sure hope I got through to you and you’re listening to me today. Continue reading
God couldn’t take the time to Bless us today because we could not take the time to thank Him yesterday
God decided to stop leading us tomorrow Because we didn’t follow Him today… Continue reading
. . . I’m reading more and dusting less. I’m sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden. I’m spending more time with my family and friends and less time working. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I’m trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them. Continue reading
“Tomorrow morning, “the surgeon began, “I’ll open up your heart…”
“You’ll find Jesus there,” the boy interrupted.
The surgeon looked up, annoyed. “I’ll cut your heart open,” he continued, “to see how much damage has been done…”
“But when you open up my heart, you’ll find Jesus in there.” Continue reading