In May of 2009, when I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in my colon, I sent an email out to a short list of friends, family, associates and the pastors at my church. In a short time, a number of other people asked to be added to my Health Update list.
The purpose of the updates was to keep people informed of my condition, treatments and state of mind., and as a result of the emails people- quite literally all over the world– were soon praying for me. Beyond information, my goal was to maintain a thankful and trusting attitude toward the God who had made me in the first place.
More than one person told me that my updates were very encouraging to them. Imagine that! So after some thought, I decided to put them online for people to read, so that whatever encouragement is in them might be available.
These documents have been gone over for typo corrections, and in a few places were edited for clarity. Though cleaned up for presentation, for the most part these files are the emails I sent out to my update list for a year and a half.