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Happy New Year!

Though it’s hard for me to see how my new year is going to be very happy, I do wish a happy new year for you. I hope you are enjoying the evening with your family and friends and are grateful that the Lord has given you one more year on his wonderful creation.
Of course you guys know what I wish for in the coming year: kicking cancer’s butt! I pray that not only will God destroy the cancer cells in my body but those in the Jolly Blogger, Foolish Sage, iMonk, Matt Chandler and the other people I know in real life. I pray that we make it through the treatments and God grants us healing. I also pray that God will remind us of the peace we have in Christ.
No resolutions this year, the one thing I want to change is beyond my control. How can I resolve not to die? Anything I should change (losing weight, getting organized, etc.) really doesn’t matter when compared to my health. My perspective has changed. Though, maybe I could resolve to be hopeful:

ESV Psalm 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation

What about you? Any thoughts on the New Year? Resolutions? Prayers?

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posted January 1, 2010 at 9:52 am

A few years ago I resolved to not make New Years resolutions. I think it is the only one I ever kept. Then again maybe I broke it because I made it at all?
Good luck in the upcoming year with your treatment.

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posted January 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Happy New Year! We don’t agree on very much about politics, but I do wish you every happiness you can find in 2010. I’ve had way, way too much experience with cancer, and I’ll tell you flat out, you’re right, you can’t resolve not to die. You can, however, resolve to live, and this may be the year you learn you have strengths and joys you never imagined. I pray that you do.

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posted January 2, 2010 at 2:52 am

Wow this is really very touching to know this, a very Happy New year to you and your family, may this new year brings lot of success to your life.
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posted January 4, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Happy New Year Michele, and family!
You asked if there was anything on resolutions, or prayers to share.
I never make resolutions, but I managed to start using my treadmill again after months of walking by it! A resolution of continuing was made, I guess.
After we lost our young adult son a Catholic friend sent me a prayer card. “I Am The Resurrection And The Life, He Who Believes In Me, Though he die, Yet Shall He Live.”
It continues: Fear of death is common to all of mankind in every age. So, if you fear death, particularly your own, just know that your feeling is a completely natural one.
Take heart, however – this Scripture verse is from Jesus’ own mouth. Jesus knew that we fear death. He was human, too, and so He felt this human trait. Knowing how this fear paralyzed us, He sought to calm our troubled hearts with assuring words of truth which only He could say, as the Son of God and equal with God. Over and over again, He repeated this assurance. It is a solemn promise uttered by the One who would never lie. That promise is yours to read time and time again the the four Gospels.
But, this assurance means nothing unless you believe it and believe in Him. You must “internalize” this promise by an act of will until it sinks way down in your heart to the deepest part of your soul.
What are the benefits of believing His promise of everlasting life? You will have a new view of your death and of that of your loved ones. You will replace fear with trusting love. And, if you are persuaded beyond the shadow of a doubt that you are going to live forever, you can start life in a different way today. You need not dwell on how old or sick you are, or how many years you’ve got left. Because, you have forever left! You are a mere youngster in the face of eternity. You have hundreds and thousands and millions of years – all eternity to look forward to. Best of all you will be spending your everlasting life in the company and blessedness of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and all the Angels and Saints.
Truly, if you believe Jesus Christ and take Him at His word, you have the greatest of all futures before you!
I’ve given this tract to other friends and acquaintences over the years, and whoever wrote this, in this fashion, has helped millions, probably. Maybe you have it already, but I’ll send it along anyway as I love reading it and feeling its truth to me, as a Christian.

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posted January 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

I wish you a better New Year, Michele, and the same to your family. Here’s to kicking your cancer’s butt!

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