Yes, it is back. For the fourth time. I finished the T-cell transplant process in early January, and it was already coming back as early as April/May. I have three spots where it returned – by my kidney, my mid-section, and my right thigh. The last one is extremely rare and was tough to diagnose. It is pressing on my sciatic nerve and has caused great pain for a couple months. My right foot is immobile for now. I was actually glad that a tumor was causing this because the MRI had already shown that it wasn’t my back. If it hadn’t been this tumor causing it, then it would have been quite the mystery. We’ve tried many pain control options for the leg, but most have failed.
Next step: Biopsy to confirm the type of cancer, and then hopefully I’ll qualify for a clinical trial that looks promising. If that doesn’t work, then options are limited.
We are blessed at being good at enjoying whatever time we have. Even though we only had a few months in the first half of the year when I was feeling healthy and energetic, we had a great time doing normal things and getting back to dancing together. We were even able to do a dance competition. God willing, we’ll get some remission and healing soon.
As always, we completely trust in Jesus and pray that He will use all this for his glory.
I probably won’t be blogging for a while. These things take a lot of time and focus. But I’ll still try to read your blogs. And I want to finally finish a book I’ve been working on called Manage Your Mission. It is about the approach I’ve taken to life the last few decades with respect to the “7 Fs” (Faith, Family, Fitness, Field (vocation), Friends, Fun (entertainment), and Finance) that has worked spectacularly well. The idea is to ensure you have your priorities straight for the categories and that you have concrete ways to excel in each of them. I couldn’t control the cancers, but I controlled what I could and have no regrets about that course.
Transgender ‘Rights’ vs. Common Sense — Male inmate impregnates two female inmates. Shocking. This is so simple to solve. People with XY chromosomes shouldn’t be in women’s sports competitions or in women’s prisons, but if moronic and malicious Leftists want to pretend they are women then the men should have to cut off their penises. Problem solved. Hardest hit: Caitlyn Jenner, Lia Thomas
I always make short prayers, so I’m safe here. Seriously, watch for the pastors – especially at megachurches – who are all about their glory and not that of Jesus. Also, note that some sins have greater consequences than others. All sins separate us from a perfect and Holy God, but not all sins have the same temporal or eternal consequences.
Luke 20:46–47 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
Victoria’s Secret Went Woke. Now They’re Laying Off 160 Management Positions — Hopefully, they are firing those who made the woke decisions. Women want to see what they could look like in clothes, not what overweight people do look like. And what moron hires a sworn enemy, who happens to be an androgynous, unattractive woman (Megan Rapinoe), to help market the company? You have to be really bad at business to think you can write-off all of your base customers and win over even more new customers.
Beni Johnson Of Bethel Church Has Died — Sad for her family and friends, of course, but a complete indictment of their false teachings about healing. From Bill having to wear glasses to Beni’s death, these wolves live with constant evidence that their core message is fake.
Yes, this is super-gross. This food delivery company made a video telling gays how to get less feces on their penises when having sex. Ironically, while the homosexual lifestyle is disgusting, they exploit the “ick” factor in knowing that most people don’t want to talk about what they actually do. But toilet paper is a 20+ billion dollar industry for a reason. The fact that gays have to be encouraged to use condoms — and often still don’t! — is an additional sign of their pathology. There is nothing wrong with periodically reminding people that homosexual sex involves feces-covered genitalia.
The SBC Wants To Die On Redefining Adultery / Jennifer Lyell is not an abuse survivor — They’ve gone full feminist and started infantilizing women as being unable to have any accountability. “She was a 26 year old woman having sex with a seminary professor over the course of 12 years as she climbed up the corporate ladder within the Southern Baptist Convention. As a Lifeway executive, she held more sway over his career than he ever could over hers. The SBC would pay her over $1 million dollars.”
What the public school did to the teacher who warned a student about transformer regret — That is so creepy how CRT is tied to the “trans” craze. How satanic to make the kids feel bad and unpopular and then offer them the LGBTQX pass to the front of the line. As if you didn’t have enough reasons to keep your kids out of government schools! “I have since spoken to more than a dozen ROGD [Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria] parents and parent-group leaders who tell a similar story. Their schools compulsively tell their children how awful it is to be white, how white people enjoy unearned “privilege,” how they benefit from “systems” put in place by and for white people for the sole purpose of oppressing “people of color.” Plagued by guilt, the children—almost all of them girls—rush to the sanctuary of “LGBTQ+” identity. Once there, they are catapulted into hero status.”
He’s a corrupt liar who sold out U.S. interests to foreign countries, and the media has known this. But they refused to tell you.
United Church of Christ Funeral For Roe — It is no surprise that these Molech-worshiping ghouls mourn when fewer children are slaughtered. The UCC keeps losing members. In addition to the ejector seats, it might be because “Christian” Leftists worship the ability to crush and dismember their children.
The only good news is that the wolves got warm and took off the sheep’s clothing. Anyone supporting the UCC has zero excuses before God. They know they are rebelling against God and worshiping Satan and do it anyway.
One of our Italian Greyhounds drank half a glass of wine once and didn’t spill a drop. She normally got up at 6:00 AM, but slept until 10:00 AM the next day. She had a doggie hangover.
Pure gaslighting from the “media” in pretending that Gray was wrong with her original comments. Notice how the host never offered facts or logic as to how one “really” changes gender, but just assumed it was true. Classic question begging. But Gray took the coward’s way out, so now no one will respect her. Despite her claim, being part of the Pervert Lobby doesn’t make you a hero. The bar for heroism is a *little* higher than having butt-sex with another guy. And just because you think you are something doesn’t make it so. If you want to be “who you are” then be the gender that matches your chromosomes. Anything else is fake.
My 87-year-old mom said she’d heard about Monkey Pox. I told her that as long as she stays out of gay orgies then she has nothing to worry about. She laughed, but it put her at ease over the latest “pandemic.”
I can’t imagine why small business owners and employees would still vote Democrat after what was done to them during the pandemic.
Anyone hiring a freak like this isn’t doing it based on the employee’s merits, but to rub your face in the Pervert Agenda. Not pictured: Rachel Levine. Any entity that hires people like this has too much money to spend.
I accidentally turned my music on my iPhone during Sunday School once, and it happened to play Call Me by Blondie. People thought it was my ringtone, which would have been appropriate.
Paying for abortions makes you an accessory to murder in God’s eyes. Woe to all the corporate ghouls who knowingly fund these.
Yep, the pro-aborts exploit rape and incest victims to justify killing children for any reason.
To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens: Any “____phobia” term was created by perverted fascists to manipulate weak-minded people.
Another great episode of this Podcast (you can also listen on any Podcast app). This one had a terrific analysis of Islam, especially how women are treated. Lots of points you can use and share. Be sure to like and subscribe on YouTube. It is really well done.
We celebrate Valentine’s Day at Arby’s (OK, we usually go out dancing as well). We got married right out of college and got dressed up and went out on a Friday night for our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. We never thought about making reservations. The lines were unbelievably long so we left and ended up at the Arby’s drive-through. Then we went back to the apartment and watched Miami Vice. Good times! A couple years back, through the magic of IMDB and Netflix (before I canceled it), we were able to watch the same episode of Miami Vice that we watched that night. Boy, did it suck.
P.S. I don’t like to brag, but I’m an Arby’s alumnus. I worked at one the summer after my freshman year in college. Oddly, that doesn’t translate into discounts with them. A little bit after I left, the assistant manager stole the weekend receipts and a bunch of roast beef. Spoiler alert: He got caught. We had joked about him doing that, but apparently, he was serious about it.
Big roundup to start your weekend! Grab some coffee and enjoy.
I sometimes think through this Psalm on Sunday mornings, along with Psalm 122:1.
Psalm 100:1–5 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
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Is the SBC ruled by women and children? Short answer: Yes. Many churches that don’t officially ordain women pastors still have de facto women pastors in leadership over men. The SBC is so corrupt at the top. Their approval and defense of Ed Litton’s rampant plagiarism were all you needed to realize that. And they continue to infantilize women and assume they have no moral agency and accountability. Example: This woman was 26 years old when an affair started and she continued with it for 12 years — but they treat her as a victim — SBC Woman Reportedly Paid $1.5 Million for Having 12 Year-Long Affair with Married Man.
The SBC is going the same route as the United Methodists. The believers should split now.
Isaiah 3:12 My people—infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.
WaPo Seemingly Perturbed by TX Abortion Law Saving Twins: ‘Glimpse of What Much of the Country Would Face’ — There will be thousands, and perhaps millions, of stories like this in the coming years. Yes, some women will travel to other states to kill their children. But many won’t. The Leftists will lament how these children weren’t crushed and dismembered, of course. But couple this with the increased concern by women about pregnancies — so much so that they are threatening sex strikes and fewer hookups, and beta males are getting more vasectomies — and abortions will go down significantly. I hope more women give up children for adoption rather than raise them as single mothers. Yeah, it is still a fallen world, but overturning Roe is a great thing to celebrate.
Make no mistake: Abortion-loving Leftists wanted these kids dead.
Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left. Ugh. If only they’d say, “Stop having butt sex and you’ll eliminate many medical problems! Gay sex involves feces on genitals. It is gross. Don’t do it.”
“Grab some UNO cards (a few of each color) and place them in the middle of the group. Have your students take turns going around in the circle turning over the next card. Follow the instructions (below) as to what to do with that particular card. This exercise is best with groups of 6-8 students.”
RED – you give a prophetic word to the person on your left about their financial situation.
GREEN – you give a prophetic word to the person on your right about their relationship with someone close to them
YELLOW – you choose who to give a prophetic word to in the group about their career/employment/job
DRAW 2 – give any 2 people in the group a prophetic word about their identity
WILD CARD – choose whether you give a prophetic word to someone about their destiny or choose someone to give you one about your destiny.
This is golden. Joe Biden says abortion would “abort a child.” Hey, we agree! I’ve been encouraging people to use “child” instead of “baby” because the former is more precise. If pro-aborts say the unborn aren’t children, I refer them to dictionary.com, which lists a human fetus as one of the definitions of child. And now we can just quote Biden on the matter. Please use and share this!