Monday, August 23, 2010

Wow, I cannot belive it has been so long since I blogged.

It has indeed been many months, almost eight, since I last blogged. Times have been difficult over the last eight months. Many concerns and prayers for self, family, and friends. So I will provide a quick run down of the news from Burton, TX.

February -- found out I had prostate cancer, and because of stage, etc., surgery not good option. Also there were many health issues with family and friends, which kept us praying.

March -- Radiation treatments for my cancer (47 was the final total) started. Suspicious mammogram caused much prayer and concern for Linda. I freely admit I said to God, "How much more must we deal with?" Praise be to the Lord, doctors said after ultrasound, that it was two fluid filled cyst, and have another test down in six months. There was also much concern with family and extended family physical well being also.

April -- Great news n that we found our church home, Bethany Christian Church, right next door to us.

May -- Radiation treatments over, praise God. However, left me very wore out. Doctors said it would be a year to fully recover.

June -- Heatherly and girls came to visit, which was a great high point. Also we had good news about extended family physically problems improving. Although, sad but good news, is that my mom went to be with the Lord. She was suffering much and was ready to go home to be with Christ and Dad. Also, my six week cancer follow up went well, another praise.

July -- Heatherly, Mike, MeiLin, and Maiya arrived at their new home in Burma. It is actually cooler there than here (right now in August the highs are above 100, around 104 on some days).

August -- Amanda arrived home to spend some time with us. Wonderful!

Summing up, here in August, I guess I did not blog as life was too full, very difficult, and good all thought out the inter-blog period.

Bottom line, I am learning as Paul said, in Philippians 4:8 to focus on the true, noble, just, pure, and things of good report, and in Philippians 4:13, that we can do all things through Christ Jesus which strengthens us so we will learn to be content in whatever circumstances life brings us (Philippians 4:11). If we do these things, then you like I can rejoice in the Lord doubly (Philippians 4:4).

So rejoice, God is good even if life is tough at times.