Encouragement

A Faith Savings Account

Imagine God or Jesus Himself writing this to you. “Every time you affirm your trust in Me, you put a coin into my treasury. Thus you build up equity in preparation for days of trouble. I keep safely in My heart all trust invested in Me, with interest compounded continuously. The more you trust Me, more »

In the Hands of God

Hans Edvard Wisloff was a prominent Norwegian Lutheran Bishop, theologian and writer in the mid 20th century. Being of direct Norwegian ancestry myself, I found this short essay of encouragement. “God has given us permission to bring everything to Him in prayer. Nothing is too big, nothing too small. He has promised that He will more »

Anxiety!!!!

Three weeks ago, a good friend called me from his vacation to say his PSA had jumped from 4-5 to 8-9 within a few months. My friend was a Christian who definitely had a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. But he was very anxious as we probably all would be or have been more »

God Reinforces His Promises!

Since I personally have recurrent but asymptomatic prostate cancer, I have my PSA checked every four months.  Thinking back to similar experiences over the past twenty years, this regular PSA testing usually was accompanied by some degree of anxiety, fear and pleas to God that the results would be positive.  While some degree of apprehension more »

Taking Charge of Your Prostate Cancer Recovery; Old Model Revised.

The following is from the October 7th Prostatesnatchers, as written by Ralph Blum and urinary oncologist, Dr. Mark Scholz.  I urge the readers to subscribe to their periodic e mail posts. In the old model of prostate cancer care, you were rushed into radical treatment–usually surgery or radiation–often without fully understanding all your options, or the more »

Don’t Waste Your Adversities

The book of James 1-24 state: “2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Prostate issues such as cancer are indeed troublesome more »

Developing Faith Through Adversity

The following is an excerpt from In Touch Devotional, Friday July 17th, 2015 written by Dr. Charles Stanley, Pastor of the First  Baptist Church of Atlanta. “It doesn’t seem fair, does it? The apostle Paul spent the second half of his life serving Christ, yet he experienced continual suffering.” 2 Corinthians 11:23-30 state that Paul more »