Monday, May 17, 2010

Wow, May is almost gone and time just seems to slip by quite rapidly. As I reflect back to all that has happened since the beginning of the year, I'm reminded once again how important it is to make every moment count in everything we do. When I was at home while growing up, there was a plaque hanging on the wall that said,"Only one life will soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last." It never really struck me how true this is until I was diagnosed with ALS. Looking back, there's so much more I could have done for Christ, storing up treasures in heaven. But what's past, there's nothing about it we can change. What we do have is the present and each day we are given from here on out. Since ALS, I have learned more about things like trust, faith, doubt, humility, contentment, hope and so much more than ever before. I hope by writing this blog, I can somehow help someone how to live for God in the midst of what may seem like a hopeless situation. Job lost everything but he refused to blame God. In the end, God restored everything he lost and more. In the end, God will restore me with so much more than I could ever imagine. I'm counting on it!

3 comments:

Tanya said...

You have been such an example to Clint and I during this phase in your life. You will never know how much you have truely taught us. Whenever a trial comes up in our lives we have a completely different outlook on it because of how you have handled your own trial. You are a strong man of God that we admire and will never forget! We love you so much! Thanks for being such a great Dad!

Anonymous said...

I sit here looking forward to your blog and wonder what lesson you will teach me today. Such an inspiration. I cannot tell you how I stumbled upon your blog but will tell you that my family is going through trials and tribulation. My Mother in law was diag last July with Recurrence of Breast cancer that has spread to Brain, lungs, abdomen. while we know her time here is short we are trying to enjoy the everyday things that God allows. My Mother in law has never been a kind person, very demanding and controlling. This has now past. She is the sweet person I always knew she could be and I am so glad that I will be able to remember her this way. She decided not to do treatment, except for the Tumor resection she had last August. we were told that we had less than five months to the end of her Journey but God has prevailed and let us know that he once again is in charge of our time here. It is up to us to do something extraordinary. You are doing that and I am blessed each time I hear your words. May God continue to watch over you and your family. I am praying for you.

Emy said...

Honey, you are amazing and keep blessing people everyday. I love you! Emy