Encouragement

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 »

Decisions That Lead to Contentment

I have some medical prostate cancer news forthcoming but I saw the following short article by Dr. Charles Stanley, Pastor of 1st Baptist Church of Atlanta, and published in his “In Touch” devotional dated June 30th.  The familiar theme verse cited is from Romans 8:28 which says, “and we know that God causes all things more »

Fear of the Process of Dying

One of the “worries” associated with prostate cancer is dying from it which around 24,000 men do annually.  One always hears that bone pain is the worst kind as it is difficult to medicate.  However, there is help and hope available as described in the recent article below published under “prostatesnatchers” to which I recommend more »

Resting In a Trustworthy God

The following was excerpted from a recent Our Daily Bread Ministries devotional.© If we’re honest, we would probably admit we’ve had moments when we’ve thought the promises in the Bible were written for someone else.  It can be tough to lean back into God’s arms in total trust when we’ve just been handed a cancer more »