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Monthly Archives: November 2010
The last 2 months of my life have been filled with so many lessons. The moment that the word cancer was introduced into our family, I changed. To my core, I am a different person than I was before that … Continue reading
A new tradition at the James house was inspired by Pastor Brent during his sermon series on being a thankful people. We each wrote a list of things for which we were thankful and read them at the dinner table. … Continue reading
Despite the soreness of the surgery, it sure was nice to have a port. The cycle went very smoothly once we were able to work out problems with the business office. The side effects so far have been minimal. Beth’s … Continue reading
In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus tells the story of a widow who persistently bothered a judge until he gave her for what she asked. With this parable, God teaches us to continually “pester” Him with our prayers. Fortunately, we serve a … Continue reading
Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1:30, we are scheduled to check-in for Beth to have her port implanted. Originally, the procedure was scheduled for Wednesday morning, but we are at the mercy of calendars maintained by medical professionals. We just do as … Continue reading
Oxymorons. Words that contradict each other. Jumbo shrimp. Artificial grass. Bigger half. Clearly confused. I would like to add another to the list: Joyful suffering. I have had many “cancer conversations” over the past thirty-two days. One of the earlier … Continue reading
For a little over a month, we have been fighting cancer. Many of our days have been filled with doctor visits, medical tests, sitting in hospital waiting rooms, blood work, and the infusion of chemotherapy drugs into my veins. Even … Continue reading
Back to Texas Oncology at Baylor. Our visit with Dr. McCollum was fantastic. He was optimistic about her blood counts and her diminished pain. Both good signs that the chemo is doing its job. (Continue to pray that the tumor … Continue reading
As I have mentioned earlier, I have been reading through the Bible since January. I finished 1 Kings today. This journey through the Scriptures has been such a blessing to me this year. God teaches me so many new things … Continue reading