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Monday, November 26, 2018

Your Dying Spouse 546 - Despair Is OK

Despair isn't something you can avoid. Facing cancer, yeah, I despair.

But I'm in good company, because even Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemane, felt despair.

There's no shame in how you feel, because it's what you DO that counts.

I used to think that 'doing' was a ind of chest-beating ferocious opposition...if pain made fifty push-ups hard, I'd do a hundred. So there.

But it's far simpler than that.

Doing is simply this.

Thy will be done.

Just for fun, here are the Carpenters with For All We Now.

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.

Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.


  1. Jan Karon (author of the beloved Mitford series) called it The Prayer That Never Fails: "Thy will be done." I hope you have many good moments today, Andrew.
    Hugs from Annie in Texas

    1. Annie, that's such a good name for it! Hugs back!

    2. That's good, Annie,The Prayer That Never Fails...To the God that never fails!

      Andrew, I read a post you wrote last year on Bronwyn's blog, bronlea.com, posted 6/22/17 titled "Terminal and Loving Every Minute". It was wonderful to hear your perspective... So I was wondering if you might consider reposting it here? Definitely worth a repeat even for those that saw it last year.

      Love & prayers for you & Barbara,

      Kathryn in SC

    3. Kathryn, I'm surprised, kind of, to have late so long beyond that post on Bronwyn's blog! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, and I'll ask Bronwyn if it would be OK with her if I reposted it.

      Thanks so much!

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    1. I will, Jan. Thank you so much for being here. Your kindness and gracious support are appreciated more than I can say.

  3. Despair: da-spare tire... part of the breaking down 'deal' before you get the new replacement. .......... "they will be done" : just getting outta the way while The Mechanic does his thing............. (I hear the waiting time has a lot to be desired!) Take care, friend. Praying for peaceful rest and sleep.

    1. I love the metaphor, Jane! It's perfect!

      Thank you so much for your prayers; we're praying for you, too.