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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Your Dying Spouse 521 - Show Your Heart {FMF}

Well, I'm on the up and up and up.

Faver's up, pain's up, and I'm throwing up.

Cancer's a bummer, yeah? Really sucks.

Except that it really doesn't, because it's taught me so much, and filled my life with such grace.

It's not the grace of God wrapping me in His Arms, and holding me close while I weep.

It's the grace of holding others while they weep, the grace of honouring and encouraging effort, the grace of not being here, but being there for someone else.

Someone once said that where two are more are gathered in His Name, He'll be there.

You've got to the one of them.

You've got to show your heart, in everything you do.

In every word you speak, reflect His Compassion.

Let everything you build, from a child's Christmas toy to a birdhouse to a barn to an aeroplane be His Altar.

And let every word you write be part of the love letter to God that is your life.

Music from Tommy James and the Shondells, with Draggin' The Line.


Please pardon my slow response to comments. I do my best, and your comments are really precious to me. Barb is answering many of them now. I'm running on fumes, if you don't mind a macho metaphor.

I'm grateful for the energy to have written this. I'm so glad Barbara's stepped in for many of my posts. I'm really not doing well at all.

Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.

Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.

Marley, the canine waif from Afghanistan, whom WE helped save, has a Facebook page! Please drop by to see how happy he is today.


If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.

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26 comments:

  1. The Lord bless you and keep you...
    Keep fighting the good fight...
    Your song posts rock the house...
    Carry on, Rock on, Andrew!

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    1. Thank you so much!!!! You brought light to a dark night, with these grace-filled words.

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  2. This is my favorite right now:
    "In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead." 2 Corinthians 1:9
    Keep relying on Him, Man. You're reminding us we should do that and that it matters and it works. Thank you.

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    1. Emily, thank you for this...and thank you for bringing the Scripture. It's perfect.

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  3. good reminder, good call to action

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  4. This >> "And let every word you write be part of the love letter to God that is your life." Yes and you are so showing us how to do just that, Andrew. And what a flashback song! Praying for you this morning, friend!

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    1. Joanne, thank you so much for these gracious words, and for your prayers. I'm so glad you liked the song!

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  5. It's both an amazing privilege and a huge challenge that we are called to represent God like this- to show his love and compassion in all out words and actions!

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    1. It is both, Lesley. It shows, I think, how much He values us.

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    1. Tammy, thank you so much! And thank you for being here.

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  7. You have shared this journey with such grace, Andrew. Of course we'll overlook those couple of F bombs and just give you GRACE. ;) ♥♥♥

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan. I had some growing up to you...and I'm so glad you came for the ride. I'm truly blessed. XOXOXO

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  8. Hi, Andrew. My wish for you is moments of relief -stretches where you can catch your breath and regather yourself. Cancer is a bugbear. I'm glad to hear you have loved ones in your life, helping to look after things. Thank you so much for visiting my spanky new blog.

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    1. Jae, thank you! I truly appreciate the good wishes, and I am ever-grateful for family and friends. The support I've gotten through the online community has been a miracle, and is a large part of what keeps me going.

      And I love your blog!

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  9. A speaker at our church's youth gathering was quoted saying "There's grace for that." That's the thing..grace is such a gift. Continuing to pray!

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    1. Tara, that's beautiful...'there's grace for that'. Thank you for this, and especially or your prayers.

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  10. (((Andrew)))
    Holding you and Barbara in prayer

    Annie in Texas

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    1. (((((Annie!)))))

      Your prayers are so very, very appreciated. Today was rougher than any other, and prayers keep me afloat.

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  11. Praying for you, Brother Andrew!

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  12. Dearest Lord, thank You for our lovely brother Andrew. Thank You for His example of faith and strength. Please bless him tonight with real rest.

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    1. Marie, thank you so much for this lovely prayer. It means the world to me, as does your friendship.

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