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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

 

MY STORY!

If you enjoy adventure and all that goes with it, you will enjoy I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It./ The Norvie L. Cherry Story available at your local bookstore or xulonpress.com/bookstore or get your e-Book at amazon.com

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Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

DEATH, SHOW OFFS, AND THE CYCLE OF LIFE?

 

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DEATH, SHOW OFFS AND THE CYCLE OF LIFE?

Death is a hard knock to take for the living, the dead don’t care, but the truth is Death is inedible.

When it comes to dying, things can go left and get out of control very quickly, the hard part is there is absolutely nothing that can be done on Earth to spare us from this very real reality.  The only manageable aspects of Death is Knowledge, and when we combine that with the Promises of Eternal Life through Jesus Christ, we can find Peace.

Death has a tendency to approach each of us in different ways; accidents, poisons, murder, natural deaths, diseases, etc… Some may never find themselves in a situation that flirts with the realization or horrors of death, they will just pass away in their sleep, maybe born dead, etc…

At times, the death of another can spiral others into what I consider to be abnormal, in some part paralyzing the living from moving on to the point that they are willing to get into the grave with the deceased, the problem is some do.  The only way I know to lessen this type of grief, or attention grabbing headlines is through Our Lord and Savior.

As for me, am not so quick to want to take anyone’s place in any grave, no matter who’s it is.  Getting into a grave that’s not your own is not a test, it is a trick of Satan’s to hurry your own demise.  Remember, We reap what we sow, even when we are showing off.  As for the rest of us, If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it.

With Favor from God coupled with hope through faith, while putting in a heartfelt effort to be more Christ-like offers a glimpse of what’s to come.  Maybe Salvation, instead of wishing yourself dead because of another death.  If God is not ready for me to leave this place, I am not either!  There will be no getting in the grave for me, because of you; genuine or full of s….(stuff)

It’s how I feel, and I know John 15:13  (KJV) tells us; Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend.  But I am talking about the already dead and the deaths we have nothing to do with; cancers, killings, etc…so Don’t get it twisted.

I have seen some strange displays at Wakes, Funerals Homes, Grave Sites, and places I cannot name.  Although I am sure there are those who are truly displaced when it comes to the death of…but, it also seems to me as if some of these people are gluttons for punishment.  Why make a spectacle of ourselves in such a disruptive way that clearly exert more grief and cause massive problems for those left.

As for me, I am a Survivor, and I know with Jesus Christ, who has already declared in Matthew 19:26 KJV; For with God nothing shall be impossible.  Showing our grief by getting in another person’s grave, literally or physically, is not in God’s Plan’s.

Sometimes the death of another is an idea platform for the attention grabbers; they don’t care what it is as long as they can make themselves seen by embellishing the situation that clearly puts the spotlight on them, even if they have to get into the grave with the deceased to get their point across, and the attention they crave.

I have seen some of these people in action, and their antics can compete with lavish production numbers.  Besides the obvious Saints vying for attention (there for the fashion show, including the ones who attend everyone’s funeral, known or unknown), there are the under-appreciated mourners chosen to be ostracized by family members.  Instead of staying focused on the deceased they make scenes of their own; just about anything we can think of that is disruptive seems to be, The New Norm. 

Is anything Secreted anymore?  Well, it seems to me as if now Funerals are a good place to make a show of Humans gone wrong.

When under the Protection of Jesus Christ, and because of Biblical Knowledge, some of us know how to take death in stride and not allow ourselves to be consumed with; I wish it was me God has a plan for the living, so don’t give up because of life’s realities. 

The mere thought of dying is enough to keep me from getting into my grave so you won’t have to worry about me getting into yours; anyway, we’ll get there soon enough, whether by our own hand, another, or when called.  Even Jesus said Do not tempt the Lord thy God.   Matthew 4:7  KJV

We had better think long and hard about our Graveside Manners while realizing playing with death may be the last appearance we make.  I’ll just wait for God’s appointed time, and live with the best and worse life has to offer until that time comes.  

The death of others, for some, is traumatic; maybe they don’t understand or want to know the Cycle of Life or The Power of Jesus Christ.

What is the cycle of life?  They are the stages we live in, beginning at birth and ending in death.  The dots between when you were born and the day you die. (1901….1961)

Just so you know, in The Cycle of Life we start out as babies or infants; between 1-3 years old we are classified as toddlers, from 4-11 we become a child, and from ages 12-20 we are known as adolescents until we reach the ages between 21-60, when we become adults.  When we mature into old age, many calls us Seniors Citizens, others call us names I don’t want to repeat.

Follow your own chartered course planned by God Himself, so as not to let that person in the grave cut your Life Cycle short.  Yes, you can go on without them; you have to for the living.  And yes it hurt, but you can carry the pain in a manner that it will not immobile you.  Find comfort in Our Lord and Savior and heal by helping others heal through Spiritual Education.

FYI: Crises take us to the brink of our limits and forces us to keep moving. 

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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

 

I AIN’T LIKE YOU!

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I AIN’T LIKE YOU!

I ain’t like you, nor do I want to be is the War-Cry of most people when being compared to most anything.  There are exceptions, one is you approve of the comparison.  But all Hell can break loose if that comparison is directly related to someone we are not fond of.

We are all different in our own way, and we come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and beliefs.  Still, some of us are alike in some very uncanny ways.  I have heard people say they have seen their twin from another mother, and I have seen people who look just like someone I know.  But, the reality seems to be we spend far too much time focusing on others instead of ourselves.

You would think our own personal uniqueness would out-weigh our desire to shed an abundance of attention on others, especially concerning the things that aren’t our business.  Our time should be spent on what we have in common, in order to make ourselves more relevant.

We don’t need a melting pot, we need a smorgasbord( variety)of diversity to use as a tool to help us maintain our identity while appreciating the differences of those near to us and around the World.  Instead, we focus on fear and superstitions just because we are different…

It’s not our differences that divide us. It’s our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.   Audra Lorde

There are people who think they work better with the ones who are similar to them, and that may be so, but it’s how our differences work together that creates an intelligent and reasonable purpose to any subject.  I thought the point of being different was to bring about a difference.  No two are supposed to be the same.

I believe all of this Am better than you nonsense has a lot to do with a lack of the right kind of education and self-worth.  And just for the record, Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.  Steven Covey

Our diversities should offer a sense of self-worth, and the uniqueness to bring that gift to the World.

When we are flexible and can hear and accept new ideas, the more options we gain while searching for peace in our lives.  But, in order to achieve these things we have to understand other people’s point of view and create an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated and mistakes can and will be tolerated.  When we activate all our options we can open a slew of narratives besides our own.

Although we will never agree on every subject, most times when our creative differences clash, more than likely our Ego is the culprit.  That dream killer is the #1 reason some will never receive that all-important knowledge we all need to sustain growth. 

Listen, there is enough room in the gallery for both of our works of art.  The middle ground is where the quality of what we have to offer can be judged because of a proper setting.  So I suggest we be keenly aware of the fact that Judgment is one of those ego tools that foster separation through comparison.  Peter Santos

At the end of the day we all have at least two commonalities; one, we are All Human, and two, we are all made after the Likeness of God.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he, them.   Genesis 1:27  KJV

Because of that Bible verse, I understand and I agree with Maya Angelou when she said, I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings. 

The advantages of getting along with each other mean we can incorporate structure and strength into our lives, because if we don’t find some semblance of peace, we go to war, and I believe War is a poor demonstration of who can out kill the other.  We need to understand our differences do not define us, it’s what we do with them that makes us a better person, and an asset to others.

By the way, those fights concerning Religion as far as am concerned is just us fighting about a difference of opinions when it comes to The Creation.  You know, the ones concerning God and Jesus Christ; Is He, Was He or Wasn’t He, and an array of man-made institutions to support these conflicting ideas.

There wouldn’t be as much drama if we could only get a grip and realize sometimes we will be separated by differences, and sometimes we will be united by common ideas of respect and compassion. 

Jim Coleman hit the nail on the head when he said; Our differences of opinions can be creatively stimulating as well as frustrating.  Oh, how well do I know that feeling, But let’s be clear? 

No matter your standings; rich or poor, blind, cripple, maybe crazy, those differences cannot save you, nor can you save others by pushing your ideas on them.  Only Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior can save us, and He doesn’t push, so it’s up to you.

As for me, the one difference I am Not willing to change is Jesus Christ is Lord; that’s my belief, and I am sticking with it.

It’s Something To Think About!

Thank you, Jesus, and it’s in your name we pray.

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Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Something To Think About

 

AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

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AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

Don’t put yourself in the line of fire unless it is warranted, if not, you may discover the Earth to be a Punishment for you instead of a Reward.  That’s how I see things, You do you.

Just the other day I was visiting an 82-year-old male friend, and we were having a disagreement concerning some general topic that was of no importance to either of us.  No problem, but his granddaughter apparently was listening in.  As she passed by me she shook her finger and said in a very sarcastic tone; You should shut up, listen more and respect your elders.

Am I Missing Something?  She’s 34 and I am 70.   😦

Back in the day, if my parents were having a conversation no matter my age, I had better keep my mouth shut, and as far as telling their guests to shut up, I might as well sign my death sentence.  I was taught to stay out of grown people’s conversations and to respect the opinions of others even if I have to disagree with them.

The Bible tells us in Leviticus 19:32 KJV that Thou shall rise up before the hoary (gray) head, and honor the face of an old man (the elderly), and fear thy God: I am the Lord.  Somebody should listen.

I have met some beautiful people, physically speaking, and I have met some who were kinda hard to look at.  But by association, I have found the ones who were not blessed with physical beauty were far more attractive in their ways than the ones with natural beauty.

Am I missing Something?  The last thing on our agenda should be to not make ourselves or others uglier than we already are, especially in our ways.

Dee Artner reminds us that Judging is giving too much value on the surface and missing the value beneath.  And the Bible tells us, Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.  Proverbs 21:2  KJV

As a Blogger, I have received quite a few comments on norvielcherry.com and it’s almost impossible to single out certain posts, but one seems to catch my attention on a regular basis.  This reader is often complaining about how I could be more useful if I would stop talking about myself and spend more time with the concerns of others.  In my defense, I believe, if you did whatever you say you did, it’s not bragging, that is, if it’s for the good of others, and it’s a Testimony of facts.

I know God commands us to share what He has done for us.  And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach to every creature’.  Mark 16:15  NKJV  After all, I am a Motivational Speaker, don’t that count for something or:

Am I Missing Something?

I thought a Testimony was when we speak about what we have witnessed and what God has done for us and to share that with others, so as for them to learn from our mishaps or goodness, and to not be ashamed to confess that, coupled with what He will do for others.

Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.  Psalms 66:16  KJV

And just so you know, at times, it’s painful to read to some comments I receive when one gives a Testimony on my Blog, but my job is to motivate no matter how hard the subject, by being a Living Witness for Jesus Christ, and to not put myself above others.

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise, ye have no reward from your Father which is in heaven.   Matthew 6:1  KJV

I was watching this TV show where 1st dates are reviewed, and the audience is given the task of picking the daters perfect match.  If you are lucky, and the audience picked the same future mate as you did at the beginning of the show, you can win a large cash prize, including an overnight stay at some fancy resort; With a stranger?

If the audience did not pick the same mate as yourself, you can still get the cash prize if you give up the person of your choice, regroup and choose the one the audience thought was best for you, therefore dumping your new-found loved one for the money.  Now don’t get me wrong but, that might not be such a bad idea since You Don’t Know Either of Them, but you’re still coupled with a stranger, and with money that has strings attached. 

Am I Missing Something? 

This sounds just like a game devised for the devils and the deviletts, and it’s almost as bad as Marriage At First Sight.  Who does that?  The foolish.  You don’t know these people or their convictions, and this is almost or as dangerous as Hitch Hiking.  You just don’t do certain things if you value your life.  If you want a companion, seek Jesus Christ, then ask Him for one.  What is to be will be.

Am I Missing Something?

Didn’t the Bible tell us; Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?  1st Corinthians 6:14  KJV

I know there are a lot more variables than what I just mentioned, but they should give us a clear idea about how to handle things if we just Stop, Look and Listen before we do anything by putting God First in our thoughts, efforts, and deeds.  This is a good way keep our own foot, out of our own mouth and behind.

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.  Amen!

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Posted by on August 12, 2017 in Something To Think About

 
 
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