Signs of life

photoIt’s been roughly a month since I posted on this blog. Sometime around new year I decided that I needed a break from reading and writing… so everything stopped. What I hadn’t appreciated, was that some people were counting on my regular updates to know that I was still alive. The words alleviated their fears. The posts prompted them to pray. I received a number of emails and calls just checking I was still okay. It is nice to be missed!

Well, I’m still here! I’ve outlived my earliest prognosis. And I plan to continue fighting this cancer. My prayer is that God in his kindness will give me many more days, months and years. I want to treasure this life he’s given me, without holding on too tightly. I desire to make an impact for eternity with my choices, my words and my actions.

I don’t know exactly what’s in store for 2013, but yesterday I was to be welcomed back onto the Crossroads staff team at church. The only problem was I didn’t turn up! I couldn’t get out of bed. The impact of chemo, with the fatigue, nausea, aches, constipation, and a whole bunch more, left me unable to do much at all. So my first public day of ministry was a sickie! God has his ways of encouraging humility!

14 thoughts on “Signs of life”

  1. Nice to see you back, I was just wondering about you today:). I also pray this year will be one of blessing for you and your loved ones.

  2. So glad to hear from you again Dave. Thanks for the encouragement of “I desire to make an impact for eternity with my choices, my words and my actions.”

  3. It’s great to here you are ok. I have really missed your blog.

    You in courage me with my fight with cancer. I have to go on weekly chemo for 3 weeks and one week rest. I pray I will have the strength to continue looking after my grandchildren. They are a real blessing to have around.

    God bless you
    Julie Young

    Sent from my iPad

  4. Yep – what they said. Routinely checking in on your blog and seeing no updates had a real sense of sadness to it. Don’t over do it, but don’t be a blogging stranger either! Welcome back Macca 🙂

  5. Nice to have your blog back Dave. The kids and I have continued praying for you all regardless, but it’s good to hear from you too. Love Nic

  6. It is good that you were able to take a break, but it is good to see your written word back – even if you’re physically not quite there yet. I have been very blessed by reading your blog and I hope and pray that there are many more to come.

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