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About Norvie L. Cherry

Hello, my name is NORVIE L. CHERRY, I am a 3rd stage Breast Cancer Survivor, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker, Blogger and Published Author. I have written a book, "I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer,Then Kill it/The Norvie L. Cherry Story." The book is based on my own personal experiences. I started this blog because I have a couple of things to say. NOW that will be a hoot since I have a robust sense of humor. I love a good story and I love telling one. Enjoy! Purchase book at: xulonpress.com Join website at: norvielcherry.com, or e-mail me at: norviep2@att.net

I LIVE IN THE NOW, YOU?

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I LIVE IN THE NOW, YOU?

I am done with most things that happened yesterday, am living my best life NOW; the way I see things, the future is the only place that has room for me.

Although the Future is a scary place, we can’t keep running back to the Past because its familiar.  The thing is, if you don’t leave your past in the past, it will interfere or destroy your future.  Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken from you.

To those of you with little faith; just because the past didn’t work out the way you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be more than you ever dreamed of.

It is necessary to keep our past in the past; Not today, not in the future, but in the past.  When we keep the natural order of nature (past, present, and future) it gives us an opportunity to create a new future, starting now.  All am saying is, Yesterday will never happen again, so make the most of today.

Now don’t get me wrong, I care about yesterday, that is, if those yesterday experiences were meant to help me today.

I am a firm believer that most mistakes made in the past, were meant to give us insight into the future, and that insight is also meant to point us in the right direction in case we need A Do Over.  But that calls for change.  For instance, there will come a time when we will have to let go of some people we were once attached to.  Why?  Because they just don’t belong in our future?

It is what it is coupled with everything has its season; Move on to the next; Spread your wings as long as you know, some people are meant to stay in your life, recognize and protect them so that they can protect you.

We should give ourselves the opportunity to meet new people, create new and innovating projects, find greater means and wholesome thoughts to rid ourselves of the old, outdated, and plain old dead weight.  But most times we harm ourselves, starting with the number one reason the past stay in our future; wait for it, We keep thinking about it? 

But no matter how hard the past was, or how long we think about it, never forget, Today always leave us the option to start again.   

You know as well as I do that we are not supposed to look back; we are supposed to keep our Eyes focused on the prize and to keep our lives moving in the forward direction.  The worst thing we can do to dampen any day is to step back and bring the troubled past into our bright future.  At all cost don’t stumble over what you should have Left Behind, especially in the Heat of the moment.

FYI: There are some things that refuse to be Left Behind, like not forgiving others or ourselves for past transgressions.  The act of self-selfishness is a festering hate that will eat some of us alive, interfering with our forward motion.   At least forgive yourself then maybe your heart will soften and you can forgive others.

The I refuse to forgive crowd, beware!  That type of attitude will truly leave you Left Behind, but all is not lost; There is always a way to move forward, just remove all the pettiness, jealousies, and Bull***T  oops, in your life, its simple, All we have to do when it rain is to look for rainbows, and when its dark, look for the stars

One of my favorite quotes comes from the movie Poltergeist; Go To The Light Carolann.  Trust me on this one: There is nothing in the dark to see.

Keeping an open mind concerning new things opens new doors and that causes us to be curious, which is meant for us to explore new paths.  Just by having a Cheerful Spirit, most find things usually will work themselves out.  Especially if you know Jesus Christ, and He knows you.  So, starting today, let’s forget about what was and start appreciating what we have and know now.  And let’s look forward to what’s coming.

We are smart people, but did you know, Living in the present is the only place things happen?  Erwin Schrödinger wrote The present is the only place things have no end.  So we had better make the most of this moment because This moment is all we will ever have. 

Whereas ye know not what tomorrow will bring; what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little while, then vanishes.  James 4:14 KJV

I am giving Life, at this moment, the best that I have.

Death is no one’s friend plus it always comes calling, unannounced.  We can wish for things in the future to be different, but at this moment we have to accept things as they are until we can change them and while we are doing that, be thankful for the past for all its lessons; the bitter and the sweet.

If you don’t have clue about what we are talking about, let me help you; To live in this moment is a miracle, the science is, in order To taste the sweetness of life, you must have the power to forget the past?  Nishan Pan-war

I Live In The Now, You?

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on October 13, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.

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STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.

We are all born stupid, but one must work hard to remain stupid.  Benjamin Franklin

There are a few things about dealing with stupid people that can really take some of us to a dark place, especially me, but I have a little more patience when it comes to the ignorant and even more when it comes to the retarded. 

The problem is some of us are prone to label a stupid person as being ignorant and or retarded.  The truth is, the ignorant are lacking in education and the retarded have some type of mental disability, so that cancels out stupidity.  In other words, they can’t help it.

Stupid people are lacking in knowledge by choice, often refusing to change their outlandish thoughts in the face of the truth.  In most cases, this can easily be corrected if the choice is made to do so.  Instead, the stupid most time makes the decision to be or pretend to be uninformed and or unaware, including those who don’t give a damn.  The sad part is most times its to fight a cause that has no basis except for personal gain and or putting others down.

For those who want to fight us on everything, Webster’s Dictionary explains stupid as dull, foolish, senseless, and lacking meaning or sense: insane or pointless.  It goes on to explain ignorant as lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned, misinformed or just plain old unaware.  And the retarded as having a delay in mental development or progress.  At times I believe it better to be retarded or ignorant than to be stupid.

Bertrand Russell tells us, The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt; and may I add the fact that stupid people are brief and artless, with intelligence that hides inside of them.  In my opinion, that’s stupid, but I will continue to try to help the stupid with what I know, although I feel as though the ignorant need me more because the stupid really don’t care what I think or say.

To say the least, I have issues with stupidity including, Stupid is putting our most important decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. 

Some of us may try to act as if we don’t know these people, but denying what we do know to be true is really stupid; What can I say other than that’s what stupid people do.  Sooooooooooooo!  To be fair, let’s just acknowledge the fact that most people do stupid things, but if we don’t regret or show some type of remorse for the worse of the stupid things we do, then we are really stupid and on course to remain that way.

We can help ourselves if only we would stop being stupid, stupid and Forgive, but a word to the wise is to never forget.  But more importantly, Stop following stupid people, they are not built for leadership

Now that we know there are all types of stupid, the one that really irks me is when others want to shut the stupid down.  I want to know who they are so I can have a heads up on what they are saying, or enough sense to run like hell if needed… But the worst kind of stupid, in my opinion, is trying to be what society wants you to be instead of being yourself; that is if you’re not a menace to society.  If you’re clean, then I say go for your personal best.

I hate to admit this, but oftentimes I don’t answer questions because some people’s level of ignorance leaves me speechless.  To prove my point, add stubbornness.  Stupidity and stubbornness are obstacles that are almost impossible to overcome as if life isn’t tough enough, but it gets tougher if you’re stubborn and you know it.  That attitude only makes life more complicated for those with intentional stupidity.

Take for instance you know God is Real and Reading is Fundamental, but for you, Books are as useful as a mirror is to a blind person, and God is to be used only as an accessory, with a cosmetic makeup undertone.  Something is wrong and maybe you should take off that clown mask and start believing in something that’s not as stupid as your attitude, and stop changing the wording from something that’s true, just to make it fit some unintelligent outlook without regards to the facts…

To be honest, I have a feeling most stupid people believe in God to a point, (the problem) so once they sign off on something they will stand their ground regardless of a wrong or right position.  It seems as if in their mind, change is just too much, and loyalty is used as an excuse to remain stubborn while defending false information and Pride is at the helm, making it almost impossible to back down.  Grit up your loin and do it anyway.

I don’t know about you but I have always been a leader.  So I say let the stupid be stupid, then maybe I can lead them around using a nose ring.  At lease I would lead them straight to the truth.  ; )

Look, being stupid is one thing but staying stupid sounds like a lot of missed opportunities to me.  If I am as stupid as I know some tend to be, I may have to rethink all the stupid thoughts I know are stupid in order to obtain a better life, but that’s just me, you do you.

It’s Something To Think About.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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Posted by on September 28, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

FORETHOUGHT AND FOOLS?

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FORETHOUGHT AND FOOLS?

All action results from thoughts, so it is thought that matter.  

We are so easily fooled by our own reasoning we often trick ourselves for no reason other than habit, and we have the innate ability to stifle our own thoughts in order let others do the thinking for us, often letting this go on to the point that our own thoughts become obsolete (useless).

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot (reason), are fools, and those who dare not (reason), are slaves.  Lord Byron

The truth of the matter is, fools are not interested in any of that, including what you say or think.  Some say they are only interested in what you may be trying to hide, but all that can be changed if we use a little-advanced thinking (forethought).

If you didn’t know, you know now that The first essential character (of civilization), I should say, is forethought. This, indeed, is what mainly distinguishes men from brutes and adults from children.  Bertrand Russell

The essentials; are to put in the concern, coupled with educational forethought, wisdom, and prudence to help shape and build the destinies of others as well as ourselves.  Those important traits are essential for a long, healthy, and a complete life, coupled with a necessary system that involves planning with a sense of need and intelligence.

For the record; forethought and prudence are also the qualities of a great leader, but a great leader without Joy may become a huge disappointment, but in any event, there are a few simple things that could make life more rewarding if we were to think ahead.  One of them is Forethought spares afterthought and after sorrow.

I am pretty sure some of you know that there have been some dire consequences forced on some because of a lack of forethought.  For instance: running blindly ahead without consideration; this only invites failure and misunderstandings.

 Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.  Thucydides

At some point we have to stop just long enough to think before we react, one small moment of rational thinking may be what avoids turning a small difference of opinion into an unnecessary battle?  And, did you know, giving the benefit of the doubt can save the day?

Perhaps its just me, but it seems as if the people who are motivated by impulse instead of using the thought process are the World’s unhappiest, and the people who have too much forethought, over think everything, coupled with always planning but never getting anything done, oftentimes finding themselves among the wretched; downcast, dejected and sad.  But to have too little forethought is foolish.

FYI: Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire and a lack of calm and prudent forethought.

Somebody needs to tell somebody else to look and see which way the wind blows before committing themselves to any concern, and remember It’s not how we make mistakes its how we correct them, in hopes that others will understand how important a healthy thought process is, and how it’s used to promote healthy lifestyles through reasoning.

Did you know one of the keys to survival is related to due process? 

In today’s world, due process is a fully functioning BRAIN.  Although some think their chain of thoughts are on point, and they may be, but if their hearts and their minds are not paired there is a lot of in-fighting going on in that head.

Being on the same page with yourself is a must because part of the process is to put all things in their proper place, for instance using your brain before your mouth speak, and as usual there are those who are unaware of not knowing; If you don’t know you have a problem how are you going to fix it?

OH! And if you’re wondering if you are a fool, take the test.

Question; Are you able to admit to anything being out of placed or to losing battles because they were not properly thought through? 

Answer: If you can not admit to your own shortcoming, there is not much room for growth, coupled with, it’s one thing to lie to me, but to yourself is confusing.

Without forethought, we are either brain-dead or our mind is so out of whack that it can conjure up self-induced unrealistic expectations that are normally based on ideas without structure, and an overwhelming unwillingness to learn from others.  I believe those with negative attitudes when it comes to thinking things through, are afraid to be seen as stupid when in fact they are just afraid they will fail, the very thing that can and will hold us back…

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory. Thank you, Lord.

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Posted by on September 13, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS?

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BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS?

Vincent J. Lombardi once said, The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.  Lombardi’s counterpart Bear Bryant added; There is a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success. 

I bet am not the only that can say Amen to that.

I believe there is a lot said in those motivational quotes, but what was not said was at times success is just the Luck of the Draw, or perhaps we missed our chance because of stupidity or otherworldly setbacks.  You know we are known for getting in our own way; in any event, the #1 Killer of Success is A Lack Of Faith.  But there is another way to win, and it’s simple, all you have to be is that person God and other people want to see succeed.

Nothing is easy, especially success, which also comes with a price and that price is not always rewarded, and oftentimes our best works are not appreciated.  It is what it is.

I believe B.C. Forbes when he said, A man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure.  It’s best to keep that in mind for most know, the world is not our friend.

So, if and when we find and dedicated ourselves to becoming a successful person, the work begins with Perseverance, which is needed to stay the course in spite of all the difficulties, and with that strength comes not only endurance, but a resolve that gives us the fighting spirit to withstand all levels of stress coupled with fatigue, pain, and hardships.

It takes a strong person to gain success in this dog eat dog world, so I pray for courage, fortitude and the blessings promised from God, coupled with I know I can’t do it alone.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abide in me, and I in him, the same bring forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  (John 15:5)  In other words, we need to call on The Name of the Lord for Success.

After years of trial and error, I found by putting God first is a sure way to move up the ladder, coupled with prayers.

To my knowledge, Praying is the best way to get God’s attention and that may bring about an array of blessings in which one of them could be the success we have been seeking…  But, there is always a price for that glory, and it is to do unto others, what you would want to be done unto you.

Everything in and out of this world belongs to God, and He has given us an array of earthy perks, but God is still God and he is going to judge us all, so if he chooses to or not to deliver success, may depend on how much we are willing to give in order to gain. 

FYI: God gives givers as much as they are willing to give, so if that’s you, you will never run out of things to give, and since you will never run out, you will always have.  It makes sense to me, so I am telling you, the greatest gift you can give is a piece of yourself.  That’s my story and am sticking to it because few things that are gained are not without sacrifices.

But just in case you didn’t know, failure coupled with sacrifices is what success is made of, and perfection is doing something over and over to gain consistency. 

We have to have control of ourselves while enduring the worse of the worse, often begging for anything motivational to be said or done to help our cause, while still trying to hold unto enthusiasm for dear life.  It’s a workload but not impossible; if it were impossible, I believe we would have never known success in the first place.

That one small break we are looking for may not be here yet, but we are closer than we were yesterday.  So, pat yourself on the back if you are making wholesome decisions about others, and doing as Jesus would by not stepping on the toes of others while climbing the ladder to success in order to achieve personal desires.

In my opinion, it is better to try and fail than wonder the rest of your life what you could, should, or would have been, so you had better get to work, the clock is ticking.  And instead of defeating ourselves with statements like if only I were a success, dream again, only this time put more effort into making it happen through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, and Savior.

As for me, and some others, am sure some of us has said, although in different forms, I don’t care what’s probable. Through blood, sweat, and tears, I am unstoppable.

It’s Something To Think About!

Thank You, Lord for all you do, and we know all is yours to give.  It is in Jesus name that we pray.   Amen

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Posted by on August 29, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE?

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YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE?

Don’t cry because it happened, smile because it happened.  Dr. Seuss

From my perspective, as long as I can remember living is hard and life has always been a battle, the thing is most of those battles were not worth the time, the pain, the shame, the language, or the effort coupled with little being resolved.  I suggest we cut the crap and lighten up so as to make the most of our life because no one will get off of this planet alive.

To live is a one time event meaning there are no do-overs, so regardless of how hard some push their bodies to perfection, which is not a bad idea and another subject, oftentimes in an attempt to preserve our youthfulness we sleep in senseless chambers, while others are taking every available over the counter or illegal drug of any form to slow the aging process while hoping to bring back the luster to their sagging skin for the sole purpose of cheating death.

There are plenty of verses in the Bible that tells us death is going to happen, and we won’t know from one minute to the next when it will visit; so make no mistake about it, it will come at its appointed time to each and every creature on Planet Earth.

I know The Gospel is the truth, so I believe James 4:14  (KJV) when he tells us Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow, then goes on to say, What is your life? followed by the answer to its own question.  It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time and then vanishes away.  So making all those I am gonna live longer than dirt plans without first consulting Jesus Christ could be the first step that brings you closer to death.  What I mean is you can be dead tomorrow, if that is His will.

Life is precarious and God has not put us in charge of the future, but He did give us choices in order to live a better and longer life.  Such as, Children obey your parents: for this is right. Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.  Ephesians 6:1-3 KJV   Did you notice the verse stopped short of saying Forever?

Furthermore, it is written in John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abides in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.  Well now, to me that means, our plans are nothing without approval. 

And yes, that includes breathing, for without it we will die and that’s that.  Now there is hope for an Everlasting Life that can be fruitful; that is if we Obey the Laws of God, assuring us that once is quite enough and that death will lead those who believe and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior to that Everlasting Life...

Just to make it simple: Life Goes On Until It Doesn’t, and there is nothing you or I can do about it.  Staying in the house will not save you, it will only make you an unhappy hermit that may die at home, alone.  Exercising can’t save you, walking out of the gym is deadly, you can be hit by a car or die from dehydration.  Maybe there is some unknown virus in the air, you just never know.

Am not trying to spread gloom and doom, am just trying to tell you our lives are in the Hands of our Creator, and the most precious gift He has given us is Breath.  It’s sad to say but some people just exist because they haven’t learned to live; breathing in and out to them is just another routine.

I see no point in waiting for the storm to pass, why not open unmarked doors and new windows instead of spending all your money on products claiming they will help save your life?  Why not take different routes and get rid of outdated plans just to see what God has for you and your body?  Try doing things not knowing how they will turn out, you may find a new talent, and stop looking for yourself in others, you’re in your heart, let that person out to create a new you in the eyes of the world, better yet, in the eyes of Jesus Christ.

For all it’s worth some of us has been dealt a bad hand, but that doesn’t mean we have to focus on it.  Look at life as if it were a song and sing it, when it’s a game, play it while meeting the challenges, and realize all of it is not a dream, some come true but not without sacrifices.

FYI: If you want to live a longer life stop focusing on death, you will get there soon enough and don’t let stumbling blocks liken to hatred stop your progress.  Hate paralyze and confuse our lives, often to the point of no return, but love releases hate and harmonize our lives. 

In other words, You Only Live Once, so preoccupy yourself with living life to the fullest, leaving hate on the sidelines to make space for joy.   Like it or not, Death Will Happen and without your permission.   I suggest you enjoy Breathing while you can that other stuff can wait on death.

Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on August 9, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

A POCKET FULL OF HOLES?

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A POCKET FULL OF HOLES?

Now, therefore, saith the Lord of Host; Consider your ways.  Haggai 1:5

Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat but have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe yourselves, but there is none warm, and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag of holes.  Haggai 1:6

In my opinion, in the Book of Haggai (KJV), the Prophet tells us to Consider our Ways when it comes to the needs of the church instead of leaving it in disarray.  He tells us to raise the Church back to its former glory, coupled with warnings like the losses that can occur when we are not doing the right thing when it comes to humanity.

In other words, if we do not change something about ourselves all we have achieved may very well be in vain that includes, we may never get to enjoy our prized possessions because of our ways, ways that allow our hard-earned profits to go everywhere but of our choosing.  More like down the drain because of selfishness etc…

Without The Word Of God, some will never figure out why everything they acquire or touch slips through their fingers like water.

The signs are clear.  We invest in a new home and it burns to the ground before we get to live in it, we buy new tires just to have a blowout shortly after leaving the dealership, something precious is stolen that’s worth more to us than anyone can ever imagine.  It goes on and on until we have nothing or we heed the Word of God.

Now don’t get me wrong, Things Happen, for lack of a better word.   🙂   And I know good people suffer the most in hard times, but let’s not get it twisted, you know what am talking about and to whom am speaking to.  Shame on you.

I believe some are afflicted with The Pockets Full Of Holes Syndrome because of some personality flaw; inborn, taught; whatever, it’s just wrong.

I believe when we are motivated to use personal assets selfishly, by undoing the good deeds of others, making stupid acquisitions, denying those sufferings, being wasteful and hateful, and at the same time giving little regard to the needs of others, etc…  Some would rather burn and kill everything they have than to share with others; as if hoarding possessions and cash can make the journey to the afterlife with them.

Consider You Ways, greed runs rampant in our society and it always has.  Old habits are hard to kick, so avoid the Pocket Full Of Holes Syndrome at all cost, but there are rules. 

The Bible tells us if we give we will never be without, even when we give our last because The Lord promised to give us more than we can handle.

Give, and it will be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.  Luke 6:38

In others words, if you want, you have to give, and the more you give the more the Lord will give you to give.

FYI: Open your mind to the fact that there are more holes than just in your pocket.  One of them is, Do not trust your memory, it is a net that is full of holes and the most beautiful prizes slip through it.  George Duhamel,  and it has been suggested that we keep all our troubles in our own pocket, make sure that pocket has a hole to release those troubles, and not at the cost of others.

If God has blessed you and you are not serving His purpose you may end up with A Pocket Full of Holes, and one thing about that is certain, A hundred times zero is still nothing. 

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on July 22, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE TIMES.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE TIMES.

An excerpt from I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It./ The Norvie L. Cherry Story

I survived the time the gun was placed on the side of my head because a pimp thought it was impressive for all to see as an exhibit of manhood.

Bullets were whizzing past my head while I was driving the getaway car during an attempted robbery, not aware of the fact that robbery was the motive for my outing. I was waiting behind the wheel of my mother’s car when the shooting started. I know that sounds suspicious, but I was sixteen years old and I had snuck out of the house. This was not a good move, as I would find out the hard way. Thank God I survived, but I didn’t thank Him at the time.

A few years later I was riding my motorcycle and a car came so close, that it ripped the left side of my pant leg off. I had no idea why this driver was trying to run me off the road, but now I know it was the Devil. I was aware of some roadwork that was being completed and there was a large gap running across the street two feet wide and a few feet deep. I led the motorist there and jumped the curb at a high rate of speed.

He tore that car up, and the road crew was at a loss, wondering what all the commotion was about until I rode back around the corner and flipped him the finger. That day something helped me, but I couldn’t connect with it. Telling this story later on in life I remembered I cried out to Jesus.

I was so careless that my head was almost crushed under the right front tire of a 1976 Cutlass Oldsmobile. The tire caught a bit of my hair and pulled it out by the roots. Ouch! The gear shift chain was broken, so I had to go under the car and turn the shift by hand, and then get out alive. I know, but the problem was fixed the next day.

Jesus snatched my head out from under the weight of that vehicle, and I know it. If that was not bad enough, try spinning around two or three times on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in a blinding snowstorm; I have lied so many times about this one that I can’t keep the story straight, what I do remember is this; there was a terrible snow storm, I had bald tires, and I landed in a ditch.

I had to leave Detroit in a hurry because I was in a situation I should have never entered; I was too young and he was too old. These are only some of the incidents God hid me from so that I might live to get cancer, kill it, and then tell the world all about it as a Living Witness.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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