Easter is coming! We need to remember this reality and it ought to shape the way we live each and every day.
At my last oncologist appointment we talked about the future. Dr Saroha and I talked about what he calls “maintenance chemo”. Nancy and I had the impression that maintenance chemo was going to look very different. Maybe treatment once a month instead of every two weeks. I was thinking we would get rid of most of the chemo drugs and use only one or two to keep the Cancer at bay. Turns out I was wrong. Maintenance chemo means we will drop one drug and keep my usual once a week treatment schedule.
This past week was probably the hardest week for me emotionally. I had my heart set on something big changing in early October when I completed my first round of chemo. It does not sound like that will be reality. In fact the more I listen and the more this new new reality sinks in it sounds as if some form of chemo will forever be a part of my life. I will not lie…this was hard for me to deal with.
ST PATRICK CHURCH
One day as I was driving to church I passed the turn to First Baptist and kept going until I came to St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square. St. Patrick is a wonderful community who leaves their sanctuary open for people to come in and pray during the day. You may be thinking, “pastor, why don’t you go pray in your own sanctuary?” Well, the truth is I get distracted. I see things that need to be fixed. My mind takes me to events or services that have taken place and I begin to critique them instead of being still and quiet. In short it is good for me to get somewhere else, somewhere that is not all that familiar to sit and be still. [Read more…]