Encouragement

Are You in a Time of Need?

I would like to share a small example which I believe illustrates God’s timetable and daily provision for circumstances in our lives. While this narrative might seem relatively insignificant, the principle it demonstrates is a major one.  Just as we rely on God’s help and provision for serious issues such as prostate cancer, He also makes His presence more »

“I Have Bad News”. Must it Always Be?

I recently read a reprinted  “Sermon of the Week” from a local Florida newspaper. In the context of yesterday’s blog post, “Hope When Your World Falls Apart”, this “sermon” could be labeled as Part Two. The writer had been given bad news by a physician who used the phrase, “I have bad news, we found cancer.” Even while clinging to God’s peace, more »

Hope When Your World Falls Apart.

What was your first thought when you were initially informed that you had prostate cancer? Personally, mine was “can it be cured?” When reality and reason was restored, one of my predominant thoughts and prayers was (and remains) “God, please do not let me die of this disease.” More precisely, I don’t fear death itself more »

An Example and a Purpose For Anyone with Prostate Cancer.

At some point in life, all of us will be diagnosed with a serious and perhaps life-threatening medical condition. How will we react in such a situation? Could such an unwanted circumstance have a deeper purpose? A difficult diagnosis and illness can be viewed as either a mirror or a window.  A dark adversity can represent a mirror in which we see ourselves and then are more »

How to Handle Anxiety.

I try to read a devotional from the Bible daily. Yesterday I read a portion which could apply to anyone with prostate cancer or any other stress-inducing condition. The Old Testament book of Jeremiah 17 :verses 7-8 state as follows. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust IS the Lord. more »

Perfect Peace

There are always moments in the life of a man who has prostate cancer when peace of mind is in short supply. Personally, I experience times of anxiety as My Story in this website reveals. But God has something very special to say to us about His gift of peace. Isaiah, the Old Testament prophet, more »

Good News!

My prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level was again below detectable limits, 0.01 ng/mL. The prostate cancer is still under control! God’s plan, presence, protection, power and promises again prevailed over my apprehension and fears. Christ’s perfect love truly never fails! The scene above overlooking Charlotte Harbor as it leads to the Gulf of Mexico is from a scenic more »

GOOD NEWS!!! New Regimens and Therapeutic Agents in the Pipeline; a Visit with my Oncologist.

Every six months, I have an appointment with my oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center, on the campus of the University of South Florida, in Tampa. Moffitt is a designated National Cancer Institute (NCI, National Institutes of Health, my former employer) Comprehensive Cancer Center, a highly-sought-after distinction. My oncologist had been highly recommended to me more »

Peace when most needed.

Monday, March 7th, 2011 was my day for my 4-month PSA test in preparation for my urologist appointment next week. In the past, the week leading up to the PSA test had been characterized by periods of mild depression and apprehension. But the intensity and frequency of these episodes had been on the decrease. In more »