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Killing Locusts

A swarm of locusts is relentless force that destroys everything in its path, leaving a wake of destruction, desolation, and death.   Like a plague of the Old Testament, the enemy uses “locusts” to try to steal God’s blessings.  Problem is,…
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As Close as Can Be

 I woke up one morning a few weeks ago and had no idea it was February, several days into the month.  I’ve been a near permanent fixture on the right cushion of my couch, tethered to an IV pole, since…
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Frequent Visitors Club

Photo by Feans; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode I wish I could say that a Tolkien-like adventure has kept me from writing for over two weeks. Unless you count a few hallucinations from medication or shock, it was just a run-of-the-mill hospital stay that nearly…
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Another Milestone

“I should listen to my wife more,” said every married man worth his salt, including this guy. My back has been badly hurting for two days and she’s been trying to get me to go the chiropractor since yesterday, going…
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Out with the Old, In with the New

A year ago yesterday Christi and I boarded an airplane bound for Houston for a chance to save my life. Twenty-one days later, the chance came when I had a stem cell transplant. It’s been a very rough year, but…
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Looking for an Answer

This has become an unwelcome yet all too familiar routine. Squinting to see, well, anything, hands shielding my face from excess light. Living an upside-down daytime nocturnal life, shades closed and sheets covering the window. Sitting on the couch like…
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Where to Turn?

I’m spending a quiet Sunday morning at Berea Hospital receiving an infusion of anti-fungal medicine to combat the infection in my lungs. It’s dreary outside, which I am thankful for since my eyes are giving me trouble again. The coffee…
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A Different Kind of Stay

Even hospital stays are relative.  Of the five inpatient stays I’ve had, this as been one of the worst in some ways.  Sure, it’s been shorter and I haven’t felt anything like I did when I received the chemotherapy for…
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Still Thankful

The I’ve been away from home during several Thanksgivings throughout my adult life. It started after the attacks of 9/11, when I was deployed to the Blue Grass Army Depot. I spent Thanksgiving 2001 and 2002 in eating turkey with…
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Knowing Us by Our Love

I’ve felt like a popular guy the last couple of weeks. There was a good response to my last two blog posts and my birthday was last week. I probably received more cards this year than the previous ten years…
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