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God is Good

March 7, 2019

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1


Shortly after I retired in 1998, I was diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera.  A condition in which my body was producing too much blood.  The treatment for this illness was periodically having my blood drawn in a process called a phlebotomy. This proved to be a good solution for quite some time.

Eventually, my condition progressed to the next phase which is called Myelofibrosis.   This is a cancer in the bone marrow affecting the production of my blood cells.  More than six years ago I started taking a medication (chemo pill) to slow this process down and now periodically I need to receive blood transfusions. Just the opposite of what I was doing before. 


God has been with me on this journey all the way.  He has blessed my life with three wonderful children, a super son-in-law and two fantastic daughter-in-laws. Through this blessing I have six beautiful grandchildren and just recently, three precious great grandchildren.  All are there for me when I need them to be.


Some days are good, while others are not so good.  I have trouble with pain and walking yet God is with me and gets me through each and every day.  Through my faith in him, I am able to still do things I enjoy for I know his presence is with me and it gives me strength.  I am so blessed and grateful because God is Good!



Dear Heavenly Father:  Thank you each and every day for your steadfast love, strength and goodness in my life.  Amen.





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