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Facing our existence every day

Every day we are confronted with ourselves again. Every day again we are again confronted not only with ourselves but also with those around us. Everyday we do meet again new challenges, have to affirm again our values.

Attitude / Golden Gun

Attitude / Golden Gun (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This world which challenges us brings us day in day out some new adventures. We can try to tackle them or try to escape those things which we do not want to see. But covering our eyes is not helping us nor getting such things we do not want to see away. Living in this world we should be aware of what is going on in it. We can not stand at the side, not wanting to be involved or just letting everything happen. Those things which we consider wrong demand an action. And we should take action. Though there are several Christians who think we do not need to do any works, because we are saved, we should not let everything pass along like nothing wrong happens. That what is not according to the Law of God, that what cannot be justified demands reaction. We should open our eyes to what happens in the world and should react appropriate.

Having us to react will demand strength and courage. It shall also demand an attitude to be taken. And that attitude should always be in accordance to the attitude our master teacher Jeshua wants his followers to have.

Attitude (EP)

Attitude (EP) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every day we do have to face our inner self and find the core of our own business, our own being, our own strive, our own goal. Every day again we do have to face how we are wanting to build up our own life and our own future. It is naturally so that in case we do nothing we cannot do something wrong (we think). Not doing anything, letting it all pass, is witnessing of taking an attitude, which is not the right attitude. Rabbi Jeshua and his disciples taught about the essence of taking action and doing things. The master teacher gave several examples how people lost their opportunity to take part of the celebrations, the wedding or the entrance to the Kingdom.

The grace of salvation has been given to the whole mankind, but each individual has to do something with it. When we are willing to receive that marvellous free Gift, we do have to be thankful for it and do something with it. When we just leave in the cupboard, untouched it shall be of no service for us.

It is an Immeasurable Grace bestowed on humanity but lots of people do not see or appreciate the value of it, or take it for granted that now they have received it they do not have to do anything any more. Oh, how are they mistaken.

Each day we are confronted again with many ideas … our mind wandering about. Even a baptised person can have thoughts which are not in accordance with God His Will. Though they may be convinced that they have done away with the old life, that old life simmers slowly and little tinkly lights may be very attractive. More than once in our life bitterness, wrath, and even anger, does want to come along our path. We also can have moments where clamour and evil speaking may be lurking around our own corner. All those things we are asked to put away from us, with all malice. And that requires an action, which is a work to be done.

There are also days that we wake up and feel as if we have a broken heart. Though we may know that the broken heart is the healed heart, that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit, that the repenting soul is the victorious soul. Each time we left our mind wandering in the wrong way we do know we can repent, i.e. take an action, making the effort to see that we were wrong and that we do have to ask for pardon. It demands an action to see what we did wrong (i.e. doing a work) and when we know what we have done wrong we have to repent about it (again doing a work).

Painting "Kampen for tilværelsen" (S...

Painting “Kampen for tilværelsen” (Struggle for existence”) by Christian Krohg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Often because we ourself do have to endure so much pain we want others also to have pain. Often we also want to have many good things others may have and desires others to have some of our bad things. Such desires are often around us to cause pain. We can have feelings which hurt others or can bring them into distress. Yes, we must be aware that we can get up in the morning with allowing to grow in our mind the

“intent to commit an unlawful act or cause harm without legal justification or excuse.”

This makes our own self the sick self. The self what needs healing. the healer is always around, but we have to come to him (which demands an action or work).  Without coming to the Saviour Jesus Christ we shall be nothing and will have it so much more difficult in our life. he is the Way to God and he is the one who can guide us through difficult times, putting our hands in the hands of his heavenly Father.

Every day we wake up we should know that God is willing to be close to us and that He is really concerned with what is going on in our heart and mind. Be aware, He knows much more than we allow others to see, hear or feel, what we think or want to do. Even when we do not carry out malicious acts against someone, but carry such thoughts in our mind, God knows it.

You ought not to secretly wish that something bad would happen to any person. Rejoicing in some misfortune that befalls someone else is also evidence of malice. And that is something God detests.

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The dispensationalist Plymouth Brother Harry A. Ironside

The Canadian-American Bible teacher, preacher, theologian, pastor, and author Harry A. Ironside said every Christian has an obligation to put away all malice.

“If you do not live up to that, you are not living a real Christian life. This is Christianity lived in the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Gospel Light Society writes

You might feel like the malice in your heart is justified because of what someone did or said to you. But, you must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit and bring your feelings under the authority of Christ. You must choose to put on the new man who will not walk in maliciousness, but in a spirit of love and forgiveness toward all. {How Not to Walk, Part 26 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #272)}

Every day we have to face the new life lying in front of us. Having done away with the old life, we should try to do our utmost best to live in accordance to God His Wishes, not following man’s doctrines but following Biblical doctrines.

George Cuff wrote:

There are sins from the former life that simply must be denied,
Things the godless revel in, that a believer must sweep aside.
Immorality of every kind, impurity, lust and greed;
You will be bound to idolatry if scripture you fail to heed.

You must also rid yourselves of anger, malice and rage.
Watch your speech carefully. Do not in profanity engage.
You threw off the sinful man who reveled in foul deeds;
The new man is renewed in mind, empowered by Christ indeed. {How Not to Walk, Part 26 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #272)}

Empowered by Christ Jesus we should find every day the fresh living water, empowering to continue in the right way, trying to finish the race, lying in front of us.

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Preceding articles

Our existence..

You Matter

Running challenge and the City build by the Most High Maker

For mams and dads it is also back to ‘normal’

Benefits of Positive Thinking

What IF you’re only driven by stress?

Failures, mistakes and Initiatives for Excellence and success, Working towards turning a Dream of yours into reality

There can only be hope when there is a will to be and say “I am”

The Goal

Our life depending on faith

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Additional reading

  1. Life is like a ten-speed bike.
  2. Suffering produces perseverance
  3. Your purpose explains what you are doing with your life
  4. If we view the whole world through a lens that is bright
  5. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
  6. Thought for September 8 Weak but standing strong in the ground swell
  7. 30 things to start doing for yourself – #6 is vital.
  8. Choices
  9. Live …
  10. Luck
  11. Who are the honest ones?
  12. Being prudent – zorgvuldig zijn
  13. Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience
  14. Not liking your Christians
  15. If there is bitterness in the heart
  16. Sow and harvests in the garden of your heart
  17. Don’t Envy the World
  18. Blindness in the Christian world
  19. Blinkered minds
  20. Never making mistakes because never doing anything
  21. The Immeasurable Grace bestowed on humanity
  22. Infinite payment of sin by the son of God
  23. As Christ’s slaves doing the Will of God in gratitude
  24. Only I can change my life
  25. The inspiring divine spark
  26. If you think you’re too small to be effective
  27. If we, in our prosperity, neglect religious instruction and authority
  28. Holiness and expression of worship coming from inside
  29. A Living Faith #3 Faith put into action
  30. Grow strong in weakness
  31. Being aligned with above
  32. Points to remember of philosophy versus spirituality and religion
  33. It is a free will choice
  34. We have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace
  35. Your life the sum total of all your choices
  36. Believe and speak and act in ways which show we have life in Christ’s name
  37. Behold, My mother and My brothers!
  38. Saved through grace not through keeping rituals
  39. Without God no purpose, no goal, no hope
  40. God’s will is that all sorts of men should be saved
  41. A goal is a dream with a plan
  42. Looking for a primary cause and a goal that can not offer philosophers existing beliefs
  43. Inculturation today calling for a different attitude
  44. Coming to the end of the year
  45. Dynamic goals must always rise out of authentic needs
  46. Being Religious and Spiritual 7 Transcendence to become one
  47. Faith antithesis of rationality
  48. Faith, storms and actions to be taken
  49. A Living Faith #2 State of your faith
  50. A Living Faith #10: Our manner of Life #2
  51. A Living Faith #12 The Love for Jesus
  52. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal
  53. Try driving forward instead of backwards
  54. Priority to form a loving brotherhood
  55. Discipleship to look at
  56. Don’t be the weakest link
  57. The Big conversation – Antagonists
  58. Reasons why you may not miss the opportunity to go to a Small Church
  59. Williamsburg Conference 2015 December 27-31 Joy and Gladness
  60. We should use the Bible every day
  61. Religious people and painful absence of spring of living water

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Further related

  1. Grace
  2. Salvation – He [Jesus] entered Jericho and was passing through it
  3. Instantly Healed, Saved and Baptized
  4. “Looking For Jesus” – “Dead Works”
  5. (Part 2) Can A Christian Lose Their Salvation?
  6. A New Life of Righteousness
  7. saved to serve
  8. Breathe in, out!
  9. How Vulnerability Can Bring Us Beyond Ourselves
  10. The Power of a Grateful Heart – Weakness Gratitude
  11. Afraid Of The Unknown
  12. No Retreat, No Surrender!
  13. Excerpt from a novel
  14. FFfAW: Promises
  15. 100 Days of Happiness and 90 Days of Kicking Fear in the Face ….
  16. No Complain November
  17. The Sandbox Writing Challenge #50 — No fair peeking!
  18. Week 6: Opinions-Opinions-…oh No!
  19. He Tries
  20. If At First You Don’t Succeed
  21. What Fills Your Personal Lamp? Personal Gratitude Challenge-day 2
  22. “Start the daily practice of not letting the little things bother you! If the little things ruin you, what’s going to happen when the big things come along? Start practicing now for your big challenges in life.”
  23. Skirting the hard stuff
  24. Message from the Universe: Becoming the person you’ve dreamed about!
  25. A Night To Dismember
  26. Remembering to Pause
  27. First Things First…
  28. Easy
  29. Quote Notes
  30. Are you okay?
  31. True Power
  32. Bad Reaction
  33. Good Grief!
  34. Are You Ready?: Part 3
  35. When God gives up
  36. Daily Verse
  37. Sin Makes You Sick
  38. A Change In Perspective
  39. We Are Dust
  40. Daily Bread – Draw Nigh
  41. Daily bible passage – 11/3/16
  42. A Warning of God Concerning the Ungodly
  43. Ezekiel 28-30; John 10
  44. My hope is in the Lord
  45. Christ’s Blood Shed for All Men
  46. I cry for you 
  47. For God So Loved The world…
  48. Come to Me
  49. How Not to Walk, Part 26 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #272)

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Welcoming writing that can help to heal, to grow and to learn about ourself

In this world often people have to go to struggles and sometimes have to undergo big chocks to be placed in the reality of this life and to see and take an other crossroads.

For the founder of this lifestyle magazine it took two near death experiences before he at last came to concentrate even more on the more important spiritual matters of life. A parallelisation brought him to have enough time, lying flat on his back, having to be fed, he had enough time to once more in his life examine the Bible, his life, the way and the reasons of life.

Sometimes our whole life, our whole world has to fall apart before we come to change certain things in our life and come to know ourselves even better. Sometimes we also do have to go deep, but come to remember that joy more than once hid herself. How far and hard we do sometimes have to search to find her. {versplinterde drome}

Perhaps you too like Marcus Ampe and Liza Borstlap have to find ways to handle suffering. Though for the founder of this blog, he knew God already a long time and wanted to give the Divine Creator service already from early in his life, he also had to do a job to earn his living. He too had to make the best of his worldly life. Very often he was ‘put to the test’ and had to conquer many difficulties. That way he came to discover a greater desire for God.
Our newly joined writer also knows

Then everything, both good and bad, becomes redemptive. It moves us toward the God we desire.

and advices us

Enter your thirst. Feel your ache, the very worst ache that throbs in your soul. Face how you harm others, your spouse, your children, your friends. And face your disappointment with them. {versplinterde drome}

Life, Love & Pain

Life, Love & Pain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Too often we are becoming blinded by the pains and difficulties we our encountering.

Danger  is that we too often let ourselves being carried away from the right track, because of our difficulties and pain.

says Marcus Ampe, whilst our fresh new author would add

When dreams shatter and pain is blinding, we’re prevented from moving ahead in our own light. {versplinterde drome}

she learned

that an awareness of inadequacy is neither a curse to lift nor a disorder to cure. It is a gift to be received, a gift that if properly used can make me powerful and strong and clear and wise. {versplinterde drome}

Our new author at her blog gives much of herself away. So if you would like to know her better, get to read her interesting blog “Heart prints”. At it she shows how she learned a lot in 2002 about the grace and wisdom of God. She learned about herself and saw with her own eyes how terrible things happened to her, but also how those turned later to make it to her advantage.

She also knows that there is an endurance that is too far for her to attain. Like the founder of this blog is aware we often need such battles in our life to end up in situations which make life worth living and give ourself a good reason to be here.

We do have to be kneaded and modelled, by time and many circumstances, having to build patience and endurance, to make life for something, and for not to loss a lot of qualities.

English: Rampton Parish Church Millennium Bann...

Rampton Parish Church Millennium Banner Displayed alongside the hymn board, it depicts (1) The Glory of the Lord appearing in the Cloud (Exod. 16:10); (2) The Fire of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:3); (3) The Tree of Life (Rev. 22:2); (4) Rampton Parish Church; (5) Man tills the soil (Gen. 3:23); (6) God so loved the world (Jn. 3:16); (7) The Tree of Knowledge (Gen. 2:16); (8) The Old and the New Covenant (Song of Songs 2:4); (9) The Advent Candle (Jn. 1:9) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The process of cutting away the ‘dead wood’ or nasty smudges may be a painful process, but by working and trying hard we may come to reach a goal worth looking at.

When we dared to look at the new author her blog to see what she wrote in her diary we found that

It sometimes feels like I’m standing on the shore and see people struggling in the waves.
People that I cared, “shared a life.
I can not help anyone, I do not have the ability.
But I hope that they will be tired of the nonsense and trivialities, that something will happen so they can experience the peace of God. {hardepad – Stukkies uit my dagboek 2002 ~ 2012}

That is also why we welcome her greatly and do hope she, like other authors on this blog, can share their hopes in God and in their fellow man. People coming along here willing to look at our blessings and the good things of life. Seeing themselves as miniscule elements always remembering how pointless a life without God is and how void. Knowing that when we find God and are willing to share His Grace we not only have to be so grateful for the peace here on the shore, in the fields and in the woods.

On this blog, many of the writers with her, have their heart going out to the man who had to endure so much. In the knowledge there is still so much to do, she with us want to bring thoughts, answers, and hopefully some clue of hope.

Where a massive amount of doors slam in my face.
Where roads immediately ends.
Here where all plans go wrong …
Where thoughts and words fail finally … {hardepad – Stukkies uit my dagboek 2002 ~ 2012}

We are happy she is willing to share thoughts of hope and wants to look with us at her, our and others their life and look at options we may have.

With utter despair?
Or with joy for the gift pack coming?

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We do hope we all shall enjoy the words shared here and giving us fresh air, opening windows also to other writers, photographers, nice pictures and texts which can enlighten us and inspire us.

We would advice our and her readers to go with her and other presented authors here, looking at it when

All seems possible and feel now.
Today.
To breathe.
Arms open, lifting your head and going to meet the light.

This new author has felt, like many of us, emotional pressure, time constraints, and work-related issues that needed all her focus and attention.  She tried to hide the stress and realised that her  turmoil was visible.

Everyone could read it on my face.  The pressure was so immense that it felt as if I was captured in a boiler, and that the all-consuming fire below me brought the boiler to boiling point.

she writes in “As I unclutter my life, I free myself to answer the callings of my soul“.

As internal war can rage in ourselves, we can use some voices and reactions form others to get us free from our trapped, irritated self.

Our suitcases are filled with all kinds of dead weight: habits we need to give up, attitudes we’ve long since outgrown, and activities and possessions that no longer serve a reasonable purpose. (Nancy Twigg)

It is nice she now comes to open her suitcases here and is, like some other contributors here, willing to unpack her treasures of ‘findings’, her ‘gemstones’.
Like Mr. Ampe she also had to push the reset button to remind herself of her personal values.

The discord comes when I forget about my own values, and start living out other people’s values.  I subconsciously make other people’s priorities my own.  For me, the result is stress and misery. {As I unclutter my life, I free myself to answer the callings of my soul}

We are convinced just by willing to share experiences, by opening up to others, willing to show our weaknesses, but also our strengths, and showing others Who gives us the strength to face this difficult life, that lots of our stress and difficulties may also melt as butter in the sun.

By falling and getting up again we come to see, that no matter what happens in life, always there is  a wonderful dream available.

That if pursued will generate an unfamiliar, radically new internal experience. That experience, strange at first, will eventually be recognised as joy. {versplinterde drome}

You will see, sharing the dream is a nice experience, enriching us all and giving hope to more people.

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Find also to read

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Additional reading

  1. The longer you wait
  2. Determine the drive
  3. Suffering redemptive because Jesus redeemed us from sin
  4. Preaching to an unbelieving world
  5. Even in tough times remembering the blessings
  6. Your struggles develop your strengths
  7. We are to be joyful in the midst of our trials
  8. Be not afraid of those trials which God may see fit to send upon thee
  9. Faith and trial
  10. A Living Faith #4 Effort
  11. A Living Faith #5 Perseverance
  12. A Living Faith #12 The Love for Jesus
  13. A “seed” for the blessing of all mankind would come through the family of Abraham
  14. God should be your hope
  15. God is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him
  16. The truth is very plain to see and God can be clearly seen
  17. The first on the list of the concerns of the saint
  18. Unconditional love
  19. Remember there’s a light in the next day
  20. Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience
  21. The soul has no rainbow if the eyes have no tears
  22. A man who cannot forgive others
  23. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
  24. Love will cure more sins than condemnation
  25. Frank risks taking
  26. If your difficulties are longstanding, try kneeling
  27. Tapping into God’s Strength by Waiting on Him
  28. Old Man of Prayer
  29. A treasure which can give me everything I need
  30. Patience is the ability to count down before blasting off
  31. Careful what you sow, it might grow
  32. Be kinder than necessary
  33. Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness

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Further of interest

  1. Wisdom Not to Waste Our Trials
  2. Endurance and Change
  3. Things I’ve Learned About the Olympics via Facebook and Tumblr
  4. “Race” Report (It’s long!)
  5. The Race That Matters
  6. Nine Days – Day Four
  7. Both Sides Now
  8. Training to Climb 8,000 metre peak
  9. Cho Oyu Summit – Down, but not out!
  10. Trusting Our Coach in Times of Stretching
  11. Sunday S.O.A.P. – 21 Aug 2016
  12. The Excellence of Patience
  13. More than a Conqueror
  14. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same

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Strength

Sliver of Darkness

Teach me how to mount on steepest of mountains
With feeble, bleeding soles
Muscles worn
Breathe dilapidating
Don’t let this trail of blood lead to my deathbed
For I’ am no feast for ravens

Grips losing
Teeth gnashing
Lips trembling
Tendons breaking
Please, reinforce the cardiac chains
That they may hold these dreams longer enough
For these tough times to pass

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Running of good courage, away from the body


“We are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8 RSV)

“For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come.” (2 Timothy 4:6 RSV)

“I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished!” (Luke 12:50 RSV)

“and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God,” (Job 19:26 RSV)

“15  But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. [Selah] 16 Be not afraid when one becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases.” (Psalms 49:15-16 RSV)

“And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”” (Luke 23:43 RSV)

“Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24 RSV)

“And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”” (Acts 7:59 RSV)

“Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” (1 Corinthians 5:8 RSV)

“My steps have held fast to thy paths, my feet have not slipped.” (Psalms 17:5 RSV)

“24 Thou dost guide me with thy counsel, and afterward thou wilt receive me to glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is nothing upon earth that I desire besides thee. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.” (Psalms 73:24-26 RSV)

“14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”” (Revelation 7:14-17 RSV)

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”” (Revelation 14:13 RSV)

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Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Uitlopen om uit lichaam te wonen

Preceding:

Dark Times and Dry Places

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong

Salvation and Righteousness

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Find also:

  1. Those who fear him
  2. Jehovah reigns! Let the earth rejoice!
  3. Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God
  4. As the Lord commanded Moses
  5. A race not to swift, nor a battle to the strong
  6. Every athlete exercises self control

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  • Hope for Tomorrow (kathleenbrdly.wordpress.com)
    We now have hope for tomorrow. As we walk in the light of God’s Truth, we have no fear of darkness or evil, because Christ in the authentic Believer overcame Satan and evil on Calvary’s cross. Even negative aspects of life now work out for our good (Romans 8:28).
  • Corinthians Series: The Collection (1 Corinthians 16:1-2) (preacheroftruth.com)
  • God: From A to Z (christianity201.wordpress.com)
    At first, I thought this was a rather contrived premise for an article, but then, the more I thought about it, it’s all scripture so it’s all good. We put scripture verses in green here as a reminder that God’s word is life. Today, the entire article is in green.
  • End Times Bible Prophecy Is Unfolding Before Our Very Eyes (Video) (nowtheendbegins.com)
    As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and loving His holy Word, can we not just read Scripture to know the world news? This is one of many amazing things we get from the Word, and that is knowing what will happen before it happens!
  • Light to My Path (theencouragementexpress.com)
    Some of you have been asking the Lord for direction. Go to Bible and seek it out. Go through the prophetic words and promises you’ve received. The path will become clear.
  • Emmeline – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (grannyem.wordpress.com)
    God is the comforter. Our Father, and he has a heart of compassion
  • God doesn’t put on us more than we can handle???? (howleadersmanage.com)
    Paul is reminding his readers that God will not allow people to be tempted beyond their abilities.  That is, there is no temptation that you should feel you are powerless against, because God would not allow you to be tempted by something you couldn’t resist.  If you’re being tempted, in Paul’s thinking, it’s something you are strong enough to resist.
  • DIG for Wednesday the 4th of February …….right standing has nothing to do with right performance…..2 Corinthians 5 v 21 (heilanword.wordpress.com)
    Righteousness is not about doing but all about being.

    I know I am righteous as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ and what He has done.

    I could be made righteous because He became sin for me (2 Corinthians 5 v 21).

    I was made righteous when I put my faith and trust in Him.

    The amazing truth is that at that point of salvation, in my born again spirit, I was actually made as righteous as God Himself (Ephesians 4 v 24).

    In the eyes of God I have complete and absolute right standing; in other words, in His eyes I am acceptable and OK.

    And so are you if you have put your trust and faith in Jesus Christ.

    The standing (or position) that you have before God, righteous or unrighteous, acceptable or unacceptable, OK or not OK, is only dependant upon your relationship with Jesus Christ and nothing else.

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There can only be hope when there is a will to be and say “I am”

Hope: expect and desire. Without a ‘Desire of fulfilment’ there is no soil for a seed of hope to grow.

When we do want to build up hope we do have to be willing to be, to stand strong.

Therefore we better considered the power of the statement “I am” which we use so many times a day. When we answer the phone or when we are asked if it our us entering the place or when we give others an idea of who we are or how we feel.

You might be surprised what is hidden in those two little words. They also can say a lot to the others, even making them cross, like it happened some two thousand years ago, when the Pharisees asked Jesus if he was that person been spoken of, and he confirmed that he was that man. (Too many Christians today still do not understand the answer nor the question posed that day, and take it because Jesus said “I am” that he is God.) All the people who continue to say “I am” are not all gods and mostly do not think to be a god nor the God. but they have good reason to keep saying “I Am”. Because without ‘to Be’ there is no being, no existence. Jesus existed and therefore he also could say “I am”. He also could confirm he was the person the Pharisees heard speaking about, the one man preaching fervently about his heavenly Father Who would be not only his god but also The God. That was what made the high priests so mad and shouting it was blasphemous. Jesus never did say to them he was God, nor did he say such a thing to the people. He always said he could not do the things he did without his Father in heaven, the God of Abraham, Whose will he wanted to do and not his own will.

First, we have to be, before we can have any hope. Without being there is no hope at all. Thanks to the Creator we can be. Without Him there is no life possible at all. Without the God of gods there is no being no way of saying “I am”.

To many people do forget how these two simple words will determine what kind of life a person lives.

We when we say ourselves “I am” or when we hear others saying “I am” generate an idea of feeling and being. A Christian should be best in being able to say:

“I am blessed.”

Because we are blessed, by the allowance to be in a living condition and by the Grace of God, having become accepted, washed clean by the ransom offer of Christ Jesus. It is in that Jewish man we have found “hope”. In him we should place our hope. He is the one who has presented the world with the most high hope, the possibility of the best possible life on earth, a never ending life in the Kingdom of God. that should be our real Hope.

Knowing that we can live by the Grace of God we should not fear man, but with the fear of God, should also be happy that Jesus reconciled ourselves by his heavenly Father, the Only One God “The I Am Who Is”. He is the Most High Being, the Supreme Being. It was the son of the Elohim who gave his life to the One and Only Who gives life. He is it who can make us weak or strong, slow or fast, stupid or wise. It is Him Who can make us say:

“I am strong”. “I am healthy.”

Or,

“I am slow”. “I am unattractive”. “I am stupid.”

The “I am’s” that are coming out of our mouth will bring either success or failure. Not enough people are aware how the thinking about themselves shall decide how they themselves shall be or become. Unconsciously and for some consciously, all through the day the power of “I am” is at work in our minds. And there is the problem of denial. The will not to see the “I am” in ourselves. Many people also place the “I am” in the wrong phrases or in the wrong context, making life for themselves more difficult.

Too many people are not aware how they themselves can use the “I am” for them selves but also against themselves. Mostly they have no idea how they use the power of “I am” against themselves and how it is affecting their future.

In the Bible the answers are given. It tells us clearly how we are to be ‘in-breath’ with the “I Am”, the most High God. all being created in the image of God, having received life from God “The I Am”, should be willing to have The Elohim living through their “I am”. According to the Holy Scriptures The “I Am Who Is” (The Elohim Hashem Jehovah) is always there for His Creation. He is always looking for us, and as such our “I am” is also always looking for us.

Each individual has given the breath of God, i.e. life, because otherwise he would not be living. This breath of life, i.e. the soul, is our being our possibility to say “I am”. Without life we shall not be able to say “I am”. When death, you also shall not be able any more to say “I was”. Others shall be able to say that ‘you were’, but once the light of life has gone out, it its finished with the being, the “I am” shall not sound any more.

Therefore, as written in the Holy Scriptures, it is in the “Now,” that we have to make it. It is when we live and can say “I am” that we can be and that we can do things. Jesus gave several parables as examples of what happens when we do not follow the good direction as the “I am” and do not make work of being the right “I am”.

The “I am” expresses a hope, or it should do. When you go through the day saying,

“I am blessed,”

blessings come looking for you. The same way when you say

“you are blessed”

you give the expression of the I am who wants to bring over the other blessings by your loving-kindness for that person.

In case you want to build up hope in your life you first have to believe in yourself and secondly have to believe in the Most High “I Am” to get you there where He wants you to be and to succeed. but you have to be willing to give yourself in the hands of the “I am” to get the feeling of growth in assurance you can do something. as such you, yourself have to believe in yourself and have to dare to say

“I can”

And continuing to think you shall be able to reach your goal and as such to be able to say:

“I am talented.”

Only when you are willing to go for the hope in succeeding you shall be able to succeed and to become talented.

Let blessings and talent come looking for you. Let health come to you and come to say

“I am feeling fine”, “I am healthy,” “I am strong.”

You might be surprised how much the “I am” can do wonders in yourself. How good feelings, good health and strength shall come on your way. Are you willing to surrender to your own self? To surrender to the “I am” in you?

Not to be ‘be good’ or ‘do better’ but to surrender to the amazing person I am and what I might create with a deep appreciation of all that is abundant in me. {Hope}

Your “I am” has to start tracking you down, by your invitation into your life.

Get up in the morning and invite good things into your life. Declare

“I am blessed. I am strong. I am talented. I am disciplined. I am focused. I am prosperous.”

And always make sure God’s truth follows “I am”!

Are you able to say:

I feel complete with who and where ‘I am’.

What is your answer when asked: Is it you, Pete, John, Mary, Sonia, Vicky, or ‘so and so’? “Are you him or her”?

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What is your answer when asked: “Are you feeling all right?”

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Are you believing in the power of perspective and positive outlook?

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Are you willing to choose to live into today with hope in your heart?

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Are you able to honour all aspects of your being and let go of any judgement and attachment that might divide you or leave you feeling broken.

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Are you willing to be whole in all your imperfection and brilliance.

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What would be you you answer when asked “Are you a Christian”?

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Do the give your answer in big capitals, to this question:

Are you a believer in the Son of God, and willing to follow this Jewish man who gave hope for a better future? Are you a follower of Christ Jesus, the son of God, accepting he really did die for the sins of the whole world, and who now has been made higher than the angels, though he was lower before, in the knowledge that God is was and always shall be the Most High?

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* Note: If you could not answer every-time with “I am”, than you have a problem and should reconsider your way of thinking and should go to examine your self and your believes. If you could answer  all questions with “I am” than we want to invite you to continue your way with us, helping others to find their “I am”.

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Find also to read:

  1. I am that I am Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh אהיה אשר אהיה
  2. Hashem השם, Hebrew for “the Name”
  3. Creator and Blogger God 7 A Blog of a Book 1 Believing the Blogger
  4. Pluralis Majestatis in the Holy Scriptures
  5. Marriage of Jesus 8 Wife of Yahweh
  6. Accommodation of the Void
  7. Does He exists?
  8. Wishing to do the will of God
  9. Looking for blessed hope
  10. 8 fears caused by the fear of Man
  11. Fear of God reason to return to Holy Scriptures

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Additional reading in Dutch:

  1. Ik ben die ben Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh אהיה אשר אהיה
  2. Heer, Yahuwah, Yeshua of Yahushua

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Find also on other websites:

  1. Wholeness
  2. Radiate
  3. Hope ()
  4. Focus

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  • Self-Righteousness and Hypocrisy: Closing the Door to the Kingdom of God (theeyesoffaith.wordpress.com)
    Jesus begins to warn us of being like the scribes and Pharisees, who trusted in their religion instead of having faith in God.
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    The Pharisees, who were the religious leaders of the day, refused to recognize that their thoughts were evil and they were unrighteous.Like the religious folk of every generation, they failed to acknowledge that they were prideful. They failed to acknowledge the fact that they had evil attitudes towards one another and others.
    +Jesus came to establish His righteousness, and then to give us His righteousness in exchange for our sins at Calvary. He came to give us a new spirit, a new heart, a new attitude and will.

    “And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:” (Eze. 11:19)

  • Today’s Gospel Reading (luke 11:42-46) (prayers4reparation.wordpress.com)
    A lawyer then spoke up. “Master,” he said “when you speak like this you insult us too.” “Alas for you lawyers also,” he replied “because you load on men burdens that are unendurable, burdens that you yourselves do not move a finger to lift.
  • Jesus and Christianity (theinternetpost.net)
    Jesus shared meals with outcasts, which annoyed the Pharisees, strong supporters of the laws and traditions of the Jewish people.
    Jesus said: “Be on your guard against the Doctors of the Law, who like to walk about in robes and be saluted in the streets… who devour the livelihood of widows…”
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    The Bible is like the curate’s egg – good in parts.
    The Bible, like the Koran, is a very human attempt to describe what life is all about.
  • Why You Can’t Read Scripture Alone (christianitytoday.com)
    Some Christians, and not just new believers among them, take this “me and God” approach to reading Scripture. They have learned from Matthew 15 not to be like the Pharisees, whom Jesus said exalted human tradition over God’s Word. They also try to heed Paul’s warning not to succumb to “philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition” (Col. 2:8, ESV used throughout). They have concluded, therefore, that Scripture teaches that church tradition—and all the perspectives and human-derived interpretations that it carries with it—should not color our reading of God’s Word.
  • Being brave and smart to tackle danger (Part 2) (disciplesofhope.wordpress.com)
    When in faced with danger, do not cower in fear. Be like Paul, who kept his eyes and mind open to use the situation to his advantage. He didn’t have to lie but took advantage of the truth. He tackled the high priest Ananias who illegally tried to get Paul slapped. Paul didn’t use foul words but used clear logic that the high priest was trying to judge as per the law and yet himself was going against the methods of the law. Only later when Paul was told that Ananias was the high priest that he didn’t go ahead with rebuking him any further.
  • how to tell a sheep from a pig (thedaysman.com)
    Jesus himself called some people dogs and pigs, not the kind of judgment normally valued in our tolerant and indulgent age.But I don’t think he was just referring to the Pharisees. Or at least not all of them. In fact, he was not referring to any class of people; black or white, male or female, gay or straight—there is no categorical intention.
  • Tuesday, 2 December 2014 : First Week of Advent (Homily and Scripture Reflections) (petercanisiusmichaeldavidkang.com)
    let us all strengthen our faith, devote ourselves wholly to the cause of God. Let us show love to our brethren in need around us, those who need our help and our love. Let us show our Lord, that we truly believe in Him and have faith in Him, so that when He comes again, we may be counted among those who are saved, and be found worthy to receive the inheritance promised by our God.

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Courage

Often we do not want to give ourselves nor others enough time to grow up and to become that what we should really become, or what our destination is. Many dare not to be who they really are and put on a mask for the others instead being themselves and having more self-esteem.

Good to dare to thread the unknown, to gather strength to go into the depths of the valleys and to try out things, whatever others say to discourage. The one who goes his way ardent enough believing in himself will come somewhere where he shall not have to be ashamed for what he accomplished.

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To remember:

  • be awake to your fears
  • gather your strength
  • develop from so many life lessons lived
  • move ahead with courage
  • trust
  • with clarity of purpose and calmness of heart, right action will lead you where you want to go.

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This Abundantly Delicious Life

Courage

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I choose to be awake to my fears, in all their varied forms…fear of not being enough, fear of going too deep, fear of letting go or getting lost, fear of being amazing, fear of the unknown magic of my dreams coming true. From this place of awareness, I choose to gather  my strength, developed from so many life lessons lived, and move ahead with courage, trusting that with clarity of purpose and calmness of heart, right action will lead me where I want to go.

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Cancerous Black Holes

Learning that you have cancer can be a difficult experience. After a person is diagnosed with cancer, he or she may feel anxious, afraid or overwhelmed and wonder how he or she can cope during the days ahead.

first of all you should know that cancer is not any more such a live threatening disease as half a century ago. When you are diagnosed with cancer main point is at first to obtain as much basic, useful information as possible about your cancer diagnosis. Consider bringing a family member or friend with you to your first few doctor appointments. Write down your questions and concerns beforehand and bring them with you. You should not be afraid to talk about it but also to question certain things.

Each person should be aware that the cancer of the one person is not the same as the cancer of the other. As such the first question to been asked should be: “What kind of cancer do I have?” followed by: “Where is the cancer and has it spread?”

On our mind is naturally if that cancer we have can be treated and “What is the chance that my cancer can be cured?”

Next you should be open to see and follow what other tests or procedures you may need. You have to come to see your treatment options and how the treatment will benefit you.

When a person knows what he or she can expect during treatment, he or she can feel more at ease. The best way to conquer cancer is not to haver ‘cancer thoughts’ or negative thoughts in mind. It is so important not to be a ‘kankeraar’ (‘canceror’), i.e. a grouser, grumbler or whiner. To be a bellyacher will not bring any solution. All cankerous thoughts should be put away first.

Those who are always grousing or moaning about something should make the best effort to change their attitude and to come to tackling the world in a better way.

If they can not do that on their own,it is not bad to look at others who had to face that disease and see how they managed to cope or fight against the cancer.

We all can learn from those who are facing such a threatening disease. They had to undergo side effects of the treatment, and it shall not be different for us. So knowing how they could cope with those annoying side effects it may help us.

We should always remember we should always call the doctor as soon as possible and not be afraid to ask him many questions, such as: “What can I do to prevent my cancer from recurring?”, “How likely are my children or other family members to get cancer?”

As with any “whopper” of a disease it is important to maintain honest, two-way communication with your loved ones, doctors and others after your cancer diagnosis. You may feel particularly isolated if people try to protect you from bad news or if you try to put up a strong front. If you and others express your emotions honestly, you can all gain strength from each other.

Members of cancer support groups may be particularly helpful in the areas about reactions on the treatment. Getting advice on the drugs (causing hair loss), advice from image experts about clothing, makeup, wigs and hairpieces may help you feel more comfortable and attractive. Insurance often helps pay for wigs, prostheses and other adaptive devices. and can provide tips that have helped them and others.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is always important, but when our body shows a weakness it is even more important. We for sure should not be afraid to go out the house, hiding ourselves, being afraid for what they might think of us. Taking some outdoors exercise can improve your energy level. Eating a healthy diet consisting of a variety of foods and getting adequate rest may help you manage the stress and fatigue of the cancer and its treatment. Exercise and participating in enjoyable activities also may help. Recent data suggest that people who maintain some physical exercise during treatment not only cope better, but may also live longer.

Taking more care of yourself and your willingness to talk with others and share ideas, not thinking you our the only one who knows and feels what it is, will help you to gain more confidence to go into a new stadium in life, where you can win the battle, when you trust yourself and those around you.

Together we can do more” is for sure very important too.

Good luck.

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Additional helpful literature:

  1. Our way of life
  2. Pain and Suffering is inevitable but Misery is optional
  3. The blessing of a broken leg
  4. Partakers of the sufferings
  5. Foreword to Suffering
  6. Suffering (Cd art)
  7. Suffering – through the apparent silence of God
  8. Suffering continues
  9. Suffering leading to joy
  10. Seems no future in suffering
  11. Learning from suffering
  12. Reacting to Disasters
  13. Dying or not
  14. Words from God about suffering
  15. Self inflicted misery #1 The root by man
  16. Self inflicted misery #7 Good news to our suffering
  17. Self inflicted misery #9 Subject to worldly things
  18. Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #3 Right to Human dignity
  19. Science, belief, denial and visibility 2
  20. Faith and trial
  21. Fragments from the Book of Job #1: chapters 1-12
  22. Fragments from the Book of Job #2: chapters 12-20
  23. Fragments from the Book of Job #3: chapters 21-26
  24. Fragments from the Book of Job #4: chapters 27-31
  25. Fragments from the Book of Job #5: chapters 32-37
  26. Fragments from the Book of Job #6: chapters 38-42
  27. Fragments from the Book of Job #7 Epilogue
  28. Bad things no punishment from God
  29. Profitable disasters
  30. Facing disaster fatigue
  31. Salvation, trust and action in Jesus #1 Suffering covered by Peace Offering
  32. Miracles in our time of suffering
  33. Offer in our suffering
  34. Patient waiting (Cd art)
  35. Character is built
  36. Suffering produces perseverance
  37. Moving mountains
  38. Rejoice even though bound to grieve
  39. Suffering redemptive because Jesus redeemed us from sin
  40. Surprised by joy
  41. Surprised by time in joys & sufferings
  42. Destination of the earth
  43. Expiatory sacrifice
  44. Crucifixion for suffering
  45. From pain to purpose
  46. Old age
  47. Temptation and its conquest
  48. Pain and Suffering is inevitable but Misery is optional
  49. Light within
  50. To be chained by love for another one
  51. When the wind blows hard on a tree
  52. Your struggles develop your strengths
  53. The inspiring divine spark
  54. Disappointed with God
  55. Not sure there exist a God
  56. God’s Comfort
  57. Only one God
  58. Some one or something to fear #6 Faith in the Most High
  59. Commit your self to the trustworthy creator
  60. Getting out of the dark corners of this world
  61. God should be your hope
  62. Our relationship with God, Jesus and eachother
  63. Nuturing a close relationship with God
  64. Give your worries to God
  65. Let us recognise how great God is
  66. God is the strength of my heart
  67. God Helper and Deliverer
  68. God is positive
  69. God’s design in the creation of the world
  70. God’s instruction about joy and suffering
  71. God’s promises
  72. God His measure not our measure
  73. God’s non answer
  74. God’s promises to us in our suffering
  75. Gods hope and our hope
  76. God’s salvation (Cd art)
  77. You God hold the future
  78. Hope (Cd art)
  79. Hope for the future
  80. Importuning for suffering hearts
  81. Incomplete without the mind of God
  82. Is God hiding His face when He is seemingly silent
  83. Jehovah my strenght
  84. Kingdom of God what will it be like
  85. God His reward
  86. Chrystalised harmonious thinking
  87. Epitome of the one faith
  88. Life with God
  89. Meaning of life
  90. Some important differences
  91. True hope
  92. Working of the hope (Cd art)
  93. A love not exempting us from trials
  94. Songs in the night Worship God only
  95. Gospel = Good tidings, good news, a good message
  96. That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us

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  • National Cancer Survivor Day 2014: A Reminder That Life After Cancer Can Be Healthy, Meaningful (medicaldaily.com)
    There is life after a cancer diagnosis, and it’s something to celebrate, especially among the 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Survivors can be anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer at some point, and even family members, friends, and caregivers are a part of the survivorship experience. “Sometimes people have very negative ideas of what life after cancer looks like,” the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation spokesperson, Laura Shipp, told CBS 5. “But the reality is that more people are living longer and better quality lives after cancer than ever before. These survivors are showing us that life after cancer can be meaningful, exciting, and filled with joy.”
  • Cancer Research Institute Launches TheAnswerToCancer.org, a Website for Cancer Patients and Caregivers (socialmediaportal.com)
    “As major advances in cancer immunotherapy begin to alter the landscape of cancer treatment, patients facing a cancer diagnosis need to be aware of immunotherapy as a potential treatment option for them,” said Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D., CEO and director of scientific affairs at the Cancer Research Institute. “Our new website, TheAnswerToCancer.org, informs patients about these new treatments, and encourages them to talk with their doctors about immunotherapy.”
  • Providing an extra layer of support for cancer patients (miamiherald.com)
    “With all the research and new medications, cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence,” she says. “But it is something with which I had to cope and now I have to live.”Coping is what palliative care is all about. In case you’ve never heard of it, palliative care involves an interdisciplinary group of caregivers who work to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life of people with serious or chronic illnesses as well as their families, explains Dr. Patrick Reynolds, the cancer institute’s medical director of oncology support services.
  • South Jersey cancer survivors gather for Kennedy Cancer Survivors Day (nj.com)
    “Our mission is to celebrate all of the survivors, and afford them an opportunity to reconnect with their caregivers,” said Louise Baca, administrator of the Kennedy Cancer Center. “This day is all about them.”The day included food, live entertainment, a dunk tank and children’s activities. Survivors Day doubles as a walk that raises money for the cancer center’s assistance program, which provides financial help for cancer patients and their families. To date, the program has given out about $30,000 in assistance.”Their insurance is okay for treatment,” Baca said. “Our fund is for everything else. If because of treatment, they’re having financial difficulties, we’ll pay rent, food or transportation costs.”
  • Breast Cancer Authority Bestseller List Book Review & Giveaway “The Holistic Approach to Breast Cancer” (breastcanceryogablog.com)
    Explore the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual disharmony at the root of breast dis-ease with timely, practical suggestions and methods for healing you won’t hear at your doctor’s office. In my book The Holistic Approach to Breast Cancer I encourage and support you to listen to the underlying messages that come with breast cancer so you can thrive beyond it.
  • Cancer Survivors: More Than 14.5 Million in US (abcnews.go.com)
    Cancer survivors now number more than 14.5 million in the United States and are expected to grow to 19 million over the next decade, a new report finds. More cancers are cured, more people are living longer with the disease and people are living longer in general, which boosts the number of cases and survivors because the risk of developing cancer rises with age.”They’re living longer and we hope with better quality of life,” said Dr. Patricia Ganz of the University of California, Los Angeles, whose research focuses on quality-of-life issues.The American Cancer Society’s report was released Sunday during the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the world’s largest group of specialists who treat the disease.
  • A Human Experimenter Was Vice-President Of The American Cancer Society (blacklistednews.com)
    A doctor who was once vice president of the The American Cancer Society turns out to have had a dark history. He twice experimented on human beings, injecting them with cancer cells. Learn about the human experimentation of Chester Southam.
  • On step closer to a nanoparticle breath sensor to test for lung cancer (nanowerk.com)
    Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with lung cancer from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but can also define the stage of any cancer present. “This could totally revolutionize lung cancer screening and diagnosis. The perspective here is the development of a non-traumatic, easy, cheap approach to early detection and differentiation of lung cancer,” says Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD, investigator at the CU Cancer Center and professor of medical oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
  • The Benefits of Complementary and Alternative Therapies When Dealing with Cancer (health-host.co.uk)

    The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) is on the rise, globally. More and more people are turning to CAM to treat a wide range of health issues when they feel that traditional medical products and practices (when used alone) are not working for them. Complementary and alternative medicines are fast becoming a favourite way of dealing with a wide range of health implications, particularly for those who are suffering from cancer.

    While the use of CAM is often deemed controversial, as an individual suffering from a life debilitating disease it is always important to be aware of the alternative treatments that are not offered by doctors.

  • South Florida hospitals offer breast cancer survivorship programs to empower people with the next phase of their lives (miamiherald.com)
    After the surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for breast cancer lies the next phase of a person’s life.Survivorship refers to that time, often beginning at diagnosis and through long-term survival, when the physical and emotional after-effects of breast cancer treatment may linger.Now, South Florida hospitals are taking an active, more comprehensive approach to survivorship, instituting programs to address that next phase — to improve patients’ quality of life and empower them to live healthier lives after cancer.

    “We recognize that survivorship comes with challenges, and they have to face a lot of physical changes from treatment, as well as social, spiritual, familial, professional and financial challenges,” said Dr. Carmen Calfa, an oncologist who specializes in breast cancer at Memorial Breast Cancer Center in Hollywood.

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Center For Reason

So my mother calls me tonight and let me just say this right off ** I’m paraphrasing the conversation for the purposes of brevity, in case she contacts you and claims I posted this “out of context” **

So we were talking about a neighbor of hers who is going through cancer treatment and the prognosis isn’t good. She says, so many people are going to die of cancer and they are never going to find a cure.

I interrupted her and told her about the newly released studies showing a 90%+ success rate in curing certain types of cancer with stem cell treatments. She says she hasn’t seen it and continues with …..”that’s why I never give to the susan g. komen foundation or any other cancer research group…..they are just a billion dollar black hole of tax evasion”

I was a bit taken off my guard. This was…

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