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“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
I am happy to report that Nancy and I are now back in Atlanta after completing this last round of treatments. I must praise God for how He has carried me through this process with far fewer “side effects” than … Continue reading
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.”
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”.
Well, believe it or not, I am now at the halfway mark for my current treatments….hooray! We have been in Houston now almost three weeks, and it is sure a “hot place” in the summer! Nancy says we will not … Continue reading
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Well..at least for those of us in the USA, this is the day we celebrate the birth of our country. What a great reminder of the value we all place on freedom. So many of us in this global family … Continue reading
Well, I am just now returning from Houston after my latest round of tests. It appears that my Lord has different plans for me right now than we anticipated. The tests revealed yet some residual active cancer in at least … Continue reading
I know it has been a month since my last update… but I am still here! Many are asking about my current progress so I will offer a bit of news and thought once again. This past month has been … Continue reading
After a full five months “in space” (or in Houston, and in “time-out”)… I attempted a re-entry this last week into the real world. We traveled from Houston to Atlanta after “tube removal” and enjoyed Easter with the family. Then … Continue reading
Dear Friends, Just a quick heads up that I have recently done a short video update for my good friend n21guy which is available over on his website for viewing. Simply click here to get to the posting on his … Continue reading
As I write this latest update, we have just completed our celebration of Easter here in the US. As Christ followers, this is such a wonderful time of rejoicing and reflecting on the gift of eternal life provided 2000 years … Continue reading
I have been hesitant to post another communication here as there is not too much new to report… that is actually good news isn’t it?! After so many months of dramas and anticipation of upcoming treatments, then surgery, this new … Continue reading
Well, after a week in Atlanta, the Dornans have decided to transfer (courtesy of “Dornan-Air”) to Sarasota…. where I can continue my recovery on the beach and in the sun. What a blessing that is! My first week out of … Continue reading
I was released from the hospital Tuesday after only 6 days…not sure how that happened… but the Lord was in this big time! I am amazed at all that has transpired since entering on Wednesday morning. I have included a … Continue reading
Just a brief “Praise Report” as I am just back from my surgery. Jim 2.0 is back!! As it is so fresh, I will not offer details except to say that “I am back!” Even the surgeon felt it went … Continue reading
Just a short update to all my special friends and prayer-warriors as I head into the Operating Room, and my next chapter of the “Journey”. Nancy and I have read enough about “esophagectomies” (I don’t recommend that to you) that … Continue reading
Greetings from Mr. and Mrs. “Joy”…from our resting place in Florida. A few days of calm and prayer before the next chapter begins. We have now received results from testing, and after discussion with doctors…. the advice is clearly to … Continue reading
Consider it pure Joy! One of my favorite Bible verses is from the book of James 1:2-5 which says “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your … Continue reading
Progress continues! I am sure that all your prayers have been heard, and I am feeling that my most difficult days of “post treatment” are behind me. It was indeed quite a challenging two weeks here, as I have struggled … Continue reading
Greetings again from Atlanta! I so appreciate all the wonderful new messages I have been reading since returning home to Atlanta. You all are such a blessing and your thoughts, and prayers, and sharing keeps me aware of what God … Continue reading
As I write this we have just returned to Atlanta from Houston…Praise God indeed! It is an understatement to say how good it feels to be in my normal environment and home. Jeff Neuber jumped on “Dornan-Air” and came out … Continue reading
Greetings again! Well, it seemed that I waited too long last time, so I wanted to say hello again after last weeks “festivities” here in Houston. It was week 4 of my “treatments” here, so the docs keep looking to … Continue reading
Let me begin today with an apology for my too long silence. After all the initial activities to get my treatments started here in Houston..and then the holidays with the family here….it seems that we settled into the “realities” of … Continue reading
As I write this, I am getting reconnected to the “drugs” after the weekend. Funny how much we appreciate the simple blessings like a couple of days without tubes and machines. Yesterday was Nancy and my 43rd wedding anniversary. Who … Continue reading
Well, the official Christmas celebrations are now over here in Houston. I sure hope that you all had a blessed holiday with family. We had 11 adults and 5 kids for the weekend festivities. What a blast! On Christmas evening … Continue reading
Dear friends, I am indeed a very blessed and fortunate man! I have been reading the guest messages from this site, and realizing again what an amazing global family we have. Let me humbly and gratefully offer my deepest thank … Continue reading
Thought you would all like a peek into what is going on with me and the family. Here are a few pictures.