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CANCER, FROM THE HEART!

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CANCER, FROM THE HEART!

We may never understand the reasons for our particular trials this side of eternity, but one thing is clear and it is written in Roman 8:28; We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called to his purpose.  KJV

For those of us who have survived cancer maybe we were called to understand this disease and conquer it while being an inspiration to others.

When I first read the poem, What Cancer Cannot Do, it left me with an odd feeling that something was missing, shortly afterwards found myself dissecting each verse for a better understanding of why Cancer is so limited it can’t cripple love, or shatter hope, corrode faith, eat away peace, destroy confidence, kill friendships, shut out memories, silence courage, reduce eternal life or quench the spirit.

The more I thought about my life and its meaning, the more I understood just how limited Cancer really is, and as far as cancer crippling love, most know relationships don’t last because of the good times, they last because of love, respect and caring, coupled with the healing spirit we received from God that glues us together in any time.

Cancer cannot shatter hope.  No one I know plans to live a hopeless life.

Hope is a feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.  And sometimes hope is all we have when we have nothing else.  But, if you do have hope, you have everything.

It’s Something To Think About!

Cancer cannot corrode Faith.  I know Faith has the ability to go far beyond what the eyes can see, so focus on the fight, not the fright.

I am living proof that no matter what the statistics say, there is always a way.  So, when you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on, because our seeds of faith are always within us.  Sometimes it just takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth, so if we feed our faith, through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ our fears will starve to death.

Cancer cannot eat away peace.  And peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by desire, knowledge, and an understanding of the process.

So, no matter what havoc cancer may wreak on our bodies, it does not have the final say, because if God doesn’t take cancer out of us on earth; He will take us out of cancer and home to heaven.  Craig T Owens

Cancer cannot destroy confidence.  Confidence is the foundation of all success and achievements, so be confident that cancer is not a death sentence; cancer requires the power of the Holy Spirit, not the tongue.  Strength, courage, and confidence are gained by every experience in which we stop to look fear in the face.  Eleanor Roosevelt

Help yourself by being humble in your confidence yet courageous in your fight, and remember confidence is feeling good about yourself without anyone having to tell you how beautiful or brave you are.

Cancer cannot kill friendships.  When someone has cancer, everyone that loves them has cancer too, especially our friends who have a powerful impact on us when we are living with the troubles of the world.

So if you are a friend, you should know that friends don’t let friends do cancer alone, therefore, don’t miss your opportunity to reach out.

Just so you know; some friends can’t manage their own fears so they may be unable to support you.  We just need to understand if that was to happen it’s not always about you.

Cancer cannot shut out memories.  Only you can attempt to shut your mind down, so if it is your choice to shutout what once was, take heed because that action allows depression to strengthen its hold, and just in case you are not brain-dead, take into consideration The mind is like a care battery-it recharges by running.  Bill Watterson

Cancer cannot silence courage.  Courage is moving forward, not a disease when we fear what’s ahead.  Courage involves moving and doing as long as you can and then taking another step.

With Jesus Christ, you are stronger than your struggles and fiercer than your fears.

By developing discipline and strength to move beyond any setbacks, you will gain the courage to embrace who you are and your divine purpose.

Cancer cannot reduce Eternal Life.  We are eternal beings and we that love God will never die.

Christians sometimes make themselves into elephants afraid of mice.

You have the Creator on your side; not to mention, you’ve been given Eternal Life.  “So, whom or what  shall you fear?”  To be afraid of death or anything other than God himself, in my opinion, is an insult to Him.  Criss Jami

Cancer cannot quench the Spirit.  The word quench in Scripture is speaking of suppressing the fire.

When Christians put on the Shield of Faith, as a part of their Armor of God, we can extinguish the fiery powers of Satan.

Ephesians 6:16 tells us, Above all, taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

I Believe what is written in the Bible as the Gospel Truth and I believe because I believe in Jesus Christ is the reason I am alive today.

I am not trying to take anything away from the seriousness of cancer, but I found the best way to cope is to treat it just like you would any other setback; it’s just another part of life you will have to deal with.

And that leaves us with Something else to think about!

Thank you for your support and to God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on October 29, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

SURVIVING CANCER?

SURVIVING CANCER?

My name is Norvie L. Cherry, and my journey with Breast Cancer began in 2006.  By 2008, I had a knot in my left breast that had grown to the size of a small egg; although it was a concern I had for years, I ignored it.  I did everything I could to tell myself it wasn’t so, but the mere thought of dying was taking its toll.  I was so consumed with not wanting to face reality I inadvertently almost killed myself.

It was at this point in time that I realized life goes on and I had to do something to contribute to that life, instead of planning a funeral.

Through the Grace of God, I finally came to my senses.  I discovered by planning to live, coupled with using programs that were designed to build up strength and stamina were the positive answers I needed for peace of mind and survivorship.  I also learned that worrying is a show stopper with or without Cancer, and it is only there to hamper your recovery.

I made myself get out of bed and my main goal was to start addressing the issues of life once again.  Preparing for death was no longer an option just because the doctors were not optimistic.  I began by kicking out the negatives while welcoming in the positives.

With Jesus Christ and a Christ-like attitude, I started winning the cancer battle.  After all, God did say in Matthew 19:26: With men this is impossible but with God all things are possible.  So I took Him at His Word and started to live again.

Oh, and those scares I wear, they only remind me that Scars don’t grow on the dead.  It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

Norvie L. Cherry

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

DON’T WASTE YOUR CANCER EXPERIENCE!

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DON’T WASTE YOUR CANCER EXPERIENCE!

Our wounds are our sources of growth.  Rachel Naomi Reman

Don’t waste your cancer experience by forever being a victim, share the positive side of this dreadful disease, and if you say there are no positive sides, just remember the dead don’t talk.

Everybody has a story to tell, mine is in January 2008 my father died, in March my mother suffered several major aneurysms, in April I was laid off from work, called back in May just to be laid off for good.  To make matters worse, I was also diagnosed with 3rd Stage Breast Cancer and the knowledge that I had only 30 days of Health Insurance coupled with the doctors were not optimistic.

Those five months were a lot to take in, not to mention the rest of the story, but what makes my story unique is the fact that after all that I Got Up.  Now, don’t get me wrong, am sure others have too, am simply telling my truth.

I know people who have cancer and they are doing well, except for the fact that is all they talk about, and not necessarily in an encouraging way.  It’s all about the pain and endless doctor visits, and I know people who are cancer-free, and all they want to talk about is Why did this happen to Me?  The difference between them and me is, I Moved On.

I don’t know for the life of me why some waddle in misery, telling the same old horror stories over and over.  Not only do I have a new story to tell, I walk a new walk.  The past is not the place to be if all it entails is drama.  I Survived, so for me, that means I can continue to live a productive life or create one.

As bad as some situations were concerning cancer, there were some things going on behind the scene.  One is, isn’t God Good?  Where is that conversation, where is that joy?  I believe for myself and many others, we survived for a reason and I am sure it was not to stay in a dark place, so I refuse to keep cancer at the forefront of my life.

Cancer was not the only life-altering event that has ever happened in my lifetime; the car accidents, bad decisions, abuse at the hands of another were all a part of life that was not pleasant, still, I had to put all that behind me too.  I have learned to lean toward the positive side of life and to share those experiences.

I know there is life after cancer because am living it, coupled with I am more knowledgeable, and hopefully more compassionate toward others and whatever ails them.

I love telling the stories concerning how God saved my life, not so much about how many scars I wear, although every scar makes me who I am;Survivor.  So I walk and talk like one, and just so you know, A scar means you survived.; never forget that. 

Breast Cancer or any kind of issues of life is an opportunity to use our experiences to encourage others.  Tell the women, and tell the men because they get Breast Cancer too, to go and get a mammogram instead of having a pit party or a feeling of invincibility (it would never happen to me).  Encourage others to trust themselves and find the strength to do what is best for them; being scared is just part of the process.

It’s bad enough to cope with life or death situations, but it’s quite another thing to put self-esteem, body image, and femininity above our very life. 

For me, I needed three things; one was to keep my dreams alive; two, I needed to get a second opinion, and three, I was determined to be positive and give positive feedback instead of having a victims attitude.  My motto is to Never give up!

Survivors, please don’t wast your cancer experience on the negative things, exploit the good.  Tell someone You are braver because you fought a Giant and Won.  Tell somebody you are stronger because you had to be.  Tell somebody you are happier because you learned what matters, and you stand taller because you are a Survivor.

Don’t let your pride get the better of you, tell somebody because Fear does its best work in isolation.

It’s Something To Think About!

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Posted by on October 6, 2017 in Something To Think About

 
 
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