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October 27, 2010

Prostate cancer, controlling the mind

Filed under: Food for thought for friends — Alec @ 11:12 am

Between research on the prostate, and working on some Six Sigma projects in Warsaw, exercising twice a day, and a few honey do items,  I have been watching Johnny Carson reruns and Marx Brothers reruns.    But the mind is a terrrible thing.   Your mind can think faster than you can meditate.     We attended our son’s church this last Sunday,  the sermon was very appropriate for me.   It was about “Fear”, or at least that is how I interpreted it.     When we entered the church, I got a cup of tea and a cookie.   The bible was opened to Psalm 119 verse 147  – 149,  profoundly appropriate for me (look it up).    I appreciate all your prayers.    I also pray freguently myself for myself and for others worse off than me.    It helps be stop worrying about the unknown.

This brings me back to Rev. Robs sermon;  Why are we afraid to do what God has called us to do.    Probably the fear of control, or the fear of the unknown.   The fear of what might happen.    I am working on controlling my own fears, it involves risk,  Doing the right things always involves risks.    Who am I,  God will show me the way.


  1. Alec-
    Just catching up on my E-mail-Sorry to hear your news, but you know
    they can do amazing things now to help you, things they could not do
    a few years ago – good luck and may God Bless You- I will pray for you.

    I am trying to adjust to my new life without Darrel – Of course I miss
    him a lot. All of our family are such good support for me and I am very
    greatful for all of them.

    Did you get the message that Julie (Metternick) Andrews son was killed in
    an auto accidednt? Greta Parsons called me yesterday to tell me.

    Keep in touch!

    Comment by Alice Hesche — October 27, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

  2. Hi Alec,
    One of the hardest lessons I have learned from cancer is to “Let Go and Let God.” For a perfectionist and a control freak like myself, it was almost impossible to do. The more I tried to make myself perfect or control my life, the more frustrated I became. My Dad reminded me to have FAITH and know that God will take care of me. Dad also reminded me that only God is perfect. I only need to do the best that I can.

    Alec, just a quick reminder of what I know you believe is true….your life is in God’s loving hands and She will take care of you and heal your life.

    Comment by Ruth Vanden Bosch — October 27, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

  3. Alec,
    Nights bring tons of thoughts and images. They can overwhelm. This verse helps me, and I am sure He will guide you through your nighttime pondering. It starts those night thoughts on the path to Him and the Holy Spirit takes over from there.

    Isaiah 41: 10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God,
    I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

    Comment by Cassandra Collar — October 28, 2010 @ 10:14 am

  4. I suggest you get 2 cookies next time. Love, Kara

    Comment by Kara McPherson — October 28, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

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