Sunday, September 24, 2006

Preach it Nick !

Awesome message Nick Callaway! I would highly recommend it to everyone if you didn't get a chance to hear the message. True compassion isn't just feeling the need of another but reaching out to help relieve the need in some way that may or may not be convenient for you. You can get a CD from the Church CD counter. Nick and Becky Callaway are Chi Alpha Campus Pastors at LSU and have been for about 5 years. They are doing a great work on the Campus and reaching students from all over the world for Christ right here in our own backyard.
The weather has cooled down a good bit - times of refreshing, meteorologically speaking, are on the way according to the news guys. It was very breezy over here in Central at nightfall.
My mother-in-law's sister passed away a few days ago from unknown causes. They suspect she died in her sleep. We still do not have all the details as of yet. She is still in the process of making dozens of phone calls to catch up with all of the family from out of town and see who and who does not know as of yet.
One more day of Xeloda and Decadron - the second week of Cycle 2 ends Monday. The symptoms are (on a scale of 1 - 10 with ten being the worst) about a 3 when it comes to the 'throne room' and the taste / texture tongue thing is about a 6. But only one very small mouth sore that is not really a problem. These pale in comparison to the last time. The constant burning is not an issue, thank you Lord. I know the family is ready for this cycle to be over, because I have had to personally deal with a snappy attitude due to the Decadron over the past few days. I really don't like to make excuses, but I honestly am trying to control it, but stuff just 'pops' out of my mouth before I can stop it - frequently. I told Robin it is like there is a 6 lane highway running through my brain full of rush hour traffic - and everyone is speeding! We have discussed it and my family is trying to understand and I know they are loving me through it. They are a blessing from God.
Psalm 116: 1-19 was my prayer/meditation verse today - it was beautiful for the book to open to 116 this morning in the prayer room at Church and for these words to meet my eyes. The Bible was a King James version that was just liying on the chair. I was by myself the whole time and it was sweet time with Jesus. And what is really neat is that I know Jesus Himself had at one time read that very same Psalm during His life here on Earth. Wow. Double Wow.
This is going to a great week ahead. I hope and pray you will all be blessed and also be a blessing. You are lights in a darkened world. Give'm Jesus.

1 comment:

sonja said...

I agree George, the message was awesome!!!
Give yourself GRACE George....give yourself GRACE.......

Sorry to hear about mom-in-laws sister! Let her know we are praying for her!

Hang in there!