Glorious Freedom for the Children of God

August 29, 2008 at 4:39 am Leave a comment

“The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you,” is one of my favorite sayings.  We trust that God is watching over us.  On the one hand, it has been a rough week, but on the other hand, it has had many blessings. Thanks to Adolf, we were able to have a good Skype renewal of the LST Monday Night Bible Discussion Group! The sound and video were excellent. What a joyful reunion!

Dan’s foot was not swollen when he awoke Wednesday morning. His right leg had much less fluid this morning!  He needs only 3 long naps a day.  He is up, dressed, and out of bed the rest of the time.There seems to be more fluid collecting in the groin area.  We are praying that the fluid will drain on its own.  The doctors say they will not do anything surgically to drain it…because they might cause cancer cells to escape into other parts of Dan’s body.

I am struggling to figure out tasty vegan meals, and Dan is struggling to eat some of the things I prepare. We are convinced that a vegan diet will help Dan fight cancer.  Dottie is a big help in the meal preparation area.  She has been down this road with her precious husband, Tom, who had kidney cancer that took his life after 10 good years in spite of cancer, and one very hard year of cancer.  He was a “real man,” one of our best friends and a True Intentional Follower of Jesus.

When Tom learned that he was not going to get well, he said, “I am not going to eat any more broccoli.  I can’t stand broccoli!”  Dottie, stunned, replied, “But, Tom, you have eaten it once a week for 40 years except for the 15 years we were in Holland and could not get broccoli!  I cooked it because I thought you liked it!”  Smiling, he said, “I’ve never liked it, but I ate it because you cooked it.”  That’s true love!  Men, take a lesson from Tom Schulz, PhD.

I leave you with a word from Dan.  “Romans 8:18 – 21 expresses my thoughts tonight.  Paul wrote, ‘I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.’ ”  — Anne and Dan

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Dan is doing better Fever!

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