Snippets (From My Affair with Cancer)

My time is here. My time is now. I am not leaving earth today.

It may not be my best day, but I am here to stay.

(Quoted from “Time Remains)

These thoughts were written by someone in the life of cancer; but they apply to our life today.

The truth is that is about the only choice we have under these conditions and even then we don’t know God’s plans for us right now.

Who are we blaming for our life as it is today? Oh, it might be other countries, the government, my neighbour. Need I go on? We just don’t know. It is what it is.

The following quote is from a poem in My Affair with Cancer.

What did I do? Was it something I ate? Was it that car accident In two thousand and eight?

There just is no answer To ‘what did I do. So get to the fight. I’ll try if you do.

(Quoted from “Why Me?”)

Will we all choose that attitude of fighting on, fighting through what ever it is? Friends we must because really there is no other choice but to lie down and die. I don’t like that choice. Do you?

Anything else looks just like this.

The one thing holding us back from being our true selves is fear, better known as F-false E-evidence A-Appearing R-real.  It’s not lack of time or money or job or even the dreaded C word. Our real problem is fear.  (Quoted from “Fear”)

It just occurred to me that the dreaded C word is now Corona or Corvid-19. What are we going to do about it?  We will fight it of course. Like this last quote from My Affair with Cancer.

So I spend another morning, I.V. firmly stuck in arm. Chemo pouring in me, nurses round me swarm. And other stars? They join me and line up for a go. ‘Cause the cancer ward is blooming, but I wish it wasn’t so.  (Quoted from The Bloom)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.(Isaiah 41:10, NIV)

Prayer- It doesn’t matter what word Lord, but it does matter how we face it. Thanks for strength and courage Lord! Amen.

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