Posts by ljw001

I encounter many people who hear the same words I’ve heard five times – “you have cancer.” They have numerous questions running through their minds about God. Are you the same healer that I read about in the Bible? Do You see the pain and anguish I’m going through? Will You walk with me? Why…

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What Are you Most Grateful For?

I am the most grateful for my journey through cancer. I’m not saying that I’m thankful for cancer, I’m saying I’m thankful for the journey through it. There is a difference.

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Digging Trenches

Digging trenches is hard and dirty work. I know because I’ve dug a few in my lifetime. There is always a purpose for digging trenches; I’ve never known anyone to dig a trench just for the fun of it. When we think that we are making headway, our shovels hit a large rock, or worst…

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You Can Live a Thriving Life Amid Your Storms

I recently spent two weeks in the Thousand Islands area in upstate NY vacationing. This is the area that I grew up. I love the St. Lawrence River; I will always be a river rat as the locals say. The Thousand Islands Bridge is shown above. Tidbit about me – I painted the bridge for…

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Attitude is Everything

“It’s not our circumstances that steal our joy, it’s the way we think about them.”   The above statement appeared on John Hagee Ministries’ Facebook page on November 19, 2012.   Webster defines attitude as: “an organismic state of readiness to respond characteristically to a stimulus (as an object, concept, or situation).” “State of readiness”…

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Moved by the Compassion of Jesus

I began a two-week vacation to my home town in upstate NY on Saturday. I boarded my first flight of the day and got myself situation in my aisle seat. After about five minutes, an elderly lady sat in the seat in front of me along with what appeared to be her daughter. The elderly…

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A Day With My Best Friend

I was reading some of my blog posts from a long time ago. This one captured my attention and feel it is worth sharing again. What is your day like with your best friend? Written – July 6, 2006 Early last week I decided that I would drive to Old Forge to purchase a kayak.…

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