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It has been more than nine months since I wrote anything on my blog. I have not written, because I have not needed to see my Oncologist since last April 2016.

Now that I have, I thought I would update everyone who may be interested with my results.

WBC 8.7, HGB 13.7, PLT 103, ALC 0.78.

As I walked in to the cancer wing of the hospital, like usual I did not want to be there. I knew that I felt healthy, I believed that all my blood counts were fine, but the thought of having to be there, I hated.

My blood pressure was taken, and was 181/78, when I got home, later that day, and checked it again, It was 133/68. It is always high when I go there.

Anyway to the facts of my blood readings, all blood counts normal, or near normal. My doctor said, that “you have defied the statistics.” I tell you that quote from my doctor, because I have come to realize that it is not possible for others to believe fully, understand completely, nor realize totally what has actually happened.

I have gone from a diagnosis of aggressive cancer to no measurable cancer in my blood, lymph nodes, and body. From pain in my bones, bloody nose, night sweats, and more, to none of these things now. I have gone from an enlarged spleen to normal, elevated cancer count in my blood, and bones, to no measurable amounts.

Yet some just can’t believe it. But if this helps, one thing is for sure, no man, no medical procedure, no man-made product has been involved in this statistical turn around. Even I sit in amazement; “How can this be.” So I have come to understand why it is hard for some to accept.

But the facts are present, I have no measurable cancer in my blood or body. That which has defied the statistics, has happened.

Please do not misunderstand this to mean I do not believe in medical procedures, man-made medicines, nor doctors. Just the opposite, God made man with the ability to extract what is needed from His creation. Brilliant and gifted people make medicines and invent procedures that lead to better cures, and longer life. I thank my doctors, and nurses who have calmed my nerves, and cared about me.

I tell you what has happened to me, not to diminish the achievements of those in the medical field. I tell you, to praise my Father in heaven, and thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

When Christ said, while nailed to that cross, “It is finished.” That is exactly what He meant. He took all of my and your sins upon Himself, and paid for what we could not pay. He paid, in the righteous, perfect, and holy court of God, all that was required from us. And took the punishment that was meant for you and me.  Jesus Christ, fulfilled the Holy, Perfect Law of God. And God, the Creator of the universe, accepted His payment. So we can say without hesitation, that the Grace of God, fulfilled the Law of God, all in Jesus Christ.

Is it hard for you to believe this too? If you confess with your the mouth, the Lord Jesus,  and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Rom. 10:9

It is my Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, that has made the impossible, possible.

Merry Christmas to all.


It’s June 2016 now, and all is well. I hope all is well with those who are kind enough to read my blog.

My last check up was in March 2016, and do not have to go back until December 2016. All my blood counts are continuing to stay the same, (which is very good). Not much change in them now for the last four years. I am very thankful.

I continue to eat bitter apricot seeds (only 12 a day now), believing the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and what He said in Genesis 1:29.

I am certainly a blessed man. I continue to feel very healthy at age 73. I have had none of the usual illnesses, flu, colds, hay fever, etc., now for these last four years.

A few weeks ago, I heard this question asked. How do you get saved? The question is not how do we get saved, but how are we saved.

For by grace are ye saved…………………………through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Ephesians 8. We are saved by the grace of God. We are not saved by faith, but by Grace. This saving grace is applied to us through faith.

We have the freedom to choose whether or not to believe (have faith) Christ died, was buried, and rose again, freeing us from our sins. If we choose to believe through faith, we are saved by grace.

The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart……..that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. Romans 10:8-9.

And for all of us who by grace are saved through faith, the following also applies.

The good news in the Gospel is that: God counts you righteous in His eyes. Counts you deserving of all His blessings. Counts you worthy of all things He has to give. We say, I have done nothing righteous, how can I be counted righteous?
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. He received our sin at the cross, so how do we become righteous?  By doing righteousness, no. We receive His righteousness.  1Peter 2:22- Who did no sin neither was guile found in his mouth: 1John 3:5- And ye know that he was manifested (made visible) to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. God cursed him at the cross. Galatians 3:13
We can be sure that as sure as Christ was cursed on the tree, we are now blessed by His righteousness.
This righteousness is not a reward, it is a gift.
Therefore as by the offence of one judgement came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinner, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Romans 5:18-19.
Am I still trying to earn righteousness? Am I still trying to earn the blessing of God?
Receive it as a free gift, and by grace, reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Verse 21- That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. This righteousness is not a reward, it is a gift.

I am hoping all will be well with all of you.


Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us………..

Ephesians 5:1-2a

In Genesis, we read that the Lord God told Adam, “because you have listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, Do not eat from it: the ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life. It will produce thorns for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground, since you were taken from it. For you are dust, and you will return to dust.”

Now many will say, after reading this passage, God is mean, unjust, and just cruel. If He is so nice, you would think He would have told Adam, this is only your first mistake, I will give you another chance.

But God is just, and if you are just, you have to do the right and just thing, the law demands it. If you did not, then you are not just.

The Lord God, who created Adam told Adam up front, before hand, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. For on the day you eat from it, you shall certainly die.” What did the Lord God actually say to Adam, “All these trees, here in the garden, you can freely eat from; all of them. But there is one that will cause you to die, don’t eat from that tree. I have given you life, but this fruit, that offers the knowledge of good and evil (Law), causes death.”

Before Adam gained the knowledge of the law. In God’s holiness, God only had to share His grace with Adam, not His justice. Paul clearly gives us the reason the Lord God told Adam not to eat from that tree. The law produces wrath. And where there is no law, there is no transgression. Romans 4:15

What we also neglect to read, and understand, is the Lord God firstly told the serpent (Satan), “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than any livestock and more than any wild animal. You will move on your belly and eat dust all the days of your life. I will put hostility(enmity) between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. (just a note: the woman does not have seed, the man does. The Lord God was letting us know right from the beginning that a miraculous (virgin) birth would occur). He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel. ”God was telling Satan that a man, born of a woman, will someday deliver a mortal blow to Satan. In this same verse, the Lord God is telling everyone, that Yeshua the Messiah (the Christ), Jesus Christ, will someday come and defeat Satan, along with the sin that Adam just committed, and death because of the knowledge of good and evil. In Christ, the Lord God would once again, in grace, meet, walk, and talk with His creation

I have been a Christian now for 38 years. I put my faith in Jesus Christ when I was 34 years old. Over these last 38 years, I have heard a certain theme about God. He is mean, demanding, unjust, angry, kills people, often good people, and even lets children starve. Many who think this, who believe this, I have found never studied, much less read, the only Book that actually reveals who God is.

There are some who claim they have read the Bible, but also say it was for the purpose of finding errors in it. And there are others who have started out with that same purpose, and have come to believe the Bible is the perfect, inerrant Word of God. There are others who believe, but do not read the Bible. Often I have found that it is because they are just not readers. However they believe and are often eager to hear and know more about the Bible. Then there are others who were told about the wonderful love that God has for them. And because of His love, He sent his Son, to pay for the sin Adam did, and all the sins they have done. They believed what they heard, and then began reading about it, in the Bible.

Of course there our also those that I have met, that do not believe there is such a thing as sin, or say they have never sinned. To these people I only remind them of what the Apostle John wrote. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1John 1:8. With that said, I cannot stop there, but must tell you the next thing John said. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:9

One does not have to read the Bible to be saved, it is Jesus Christ who saves. Yet by reading about this love that God shows to His creation, in Christ; gives the believing reader the opportunity, and ability to grow in that faith.

If one reads the Bible, one would find out that it is the devil that had the power of death. Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself (Christ) in like manner partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is the devil. And might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2:14-15.

It is Satan that hates what the Lord God created and has always wanted the human race dead. It is Adams original sin that caused a curse on the earth. It is because of that sin, we see disease, sickness, hate, and everything that lends itself to the destruction of human life. The good news is, Christ took the power of death from the devil, and offers life, health, and His love to all.

Now as for God being mean, demanding, unjust, angry, kills people, often good people, and even lets children starve. To those accusations, I say the law is demanding, we are unjust, and usually angry. People kill people, and it is people who cause children to starve.

God causes the crops to grow every year in most places around the world. The world grows more food for every man, woman, and child than we can eat. The world produces enough food to feed everyone. ( The principle problem is that many people in the world still do not have sufficient income to purchase (or land to grow) enough food.(

Yet, the United States alone sends thousands and thousands of tons of free food to starving nations every year, yet the children continue starve. Those who receive and hand out that food though, seem never to starve. The leaders of those poor starving countries, never look like they are starving. Why is that? Have you ever asked yourself that question.

Let me finish with this; why do so many hate God and will not read the Bible? Well the Bible gives us the answer. For when they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God, nor were thankful, but became vain in there imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and to birds and four footed beasts and creeping things. Romans 1

This same Bible tells us also how much God loves us, and His whole creation. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16




My Journey

Good morning all, I have not written on this blog now for over a year. So I thought I would bring all of you up to date on my walk with SLL/CLL. And for those who were wondering; yes I am still alive, and doing very well.

I have included an updated chart along with a short version of my last five years. You will see that my 100 Leukocytes has fallen below normal now for three blood tests. What does that mean? It means that it may take longer to beat a cold or infection, if one should occur. Hoping to see them rise when I have blood tests again in March 2016.

As I look back on that day, December 25, 2010, when I was first told I had cancer, I was certainly caught off guard. then just a couple of months later I came to realize that it is not just cancer, but a terminal disease. It  was march 2011 when the doctor finally told me I had Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma/Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, (SLL/CLL) stage 4, and there was no cure.

Soon after, I found out that I had the dreaded chromoseome 17p deletion and it was 92% deleted.

Life expectancy, at that time, for those with the17p deletion was that 50% of patients died by nine months after diagnosis, and the rest of them usually died within thirty months. Now in 2015, several new therapies have been approved for SLL/CLL and even 17p patients have much more hope now, to live well past previous life expectancy estimates, of previous years.

I found out, and was later told that chemotherapy was not viable for 17p deletion patients.

In June of 2012, my nose was bleeding, often for more than an hour at a time. My spleen was twice the size it should be. Lymphnodes in my neck and jaw were the size of large marbles and I was short of breath. At my June 2012 appointment, my doctor finally said, “nothing could be done”, that mabybe I should try to get into a clinical trail. On our way back home from the VA in St. Petersburg, my wife and I stopped at the VA cemetery in Sarasota, and got all the information needed for my wife to have me buried there.

The next day I called NIH in Maryland, and after talking to someone, the head doctor called me and said I would be perfect for the trial he was conducting. It took about a month to get all my tests prepared to be sent. However a few days before I received the papers, I was called by the head doctor up there, telling me the trial had been filled. It was now near the end of July 2012.

Feeling sick right at that moment, about one minute later, a verse came to my mind….” And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. Honestly, all fear left me at that moment. Also one of my favorite verses in the Bible is Isaiah 26:3 Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. The word peace here in Hebrew is Shalom which means, everything is well.

About one week later, I was watching, on television, a Christian Creationist preacher mention Genesis 1:29. God also said, Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you. After reading the verse, he said that bitter apricot seeds kills cancer cells.

Believing God, that every seed bearing plant whose fruit contains seed is for eating, I started eating bitter apricot seeds. I was given this verse when my blood counts were near their worse. Cancer count in my blood was at 70%. WBC 12.4, (high 18.5) HGB 11.4,(low 10.3) PLT 59,(low 53) ALC 8.7,(high 13.5)

It is now Sept 2013 and my blood counts had become close to normal again.So my doctor looked at the lymph node biopsy, that was done in March 2011 and yes, the lymph node was positive for SLL/CLL. Okay we concluded, I did and still do have SLL/CLL, but why the consistently improving blood counts. It was then that I told her what I had been eating.

Since that time, my doctor has told me I am at stage 0, which was stage 4 when first diagnosed. My blood counts are now normal or near normal.

Has this been a miracle in my life, who knows, but for me, it certainly is. When I think of what has happened over the last five years, I thank my Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, for calling me, to believe Him.

The night I was told I have cancer, my wife unknown to me, sat in the hall of that hospital, next to my room and prayed that our Father in heaven would do for me what he had done for King Hezekiah in 2nd Kings 20. Give him fifteen more years. And as King Hezekiah left his sick bed in three days, so it was with me. There is so much more I could tell you, but it would take far to long. There is much more detail in my previous blogs, for those who may be interested.

I do want to finish with this, I do not have faith in bitter apricot seeds, but I do in the One who healed all who were sick, the one who cleansed the leper, and made the blind to see. You see the grace of God is not a subject, just to discuss, the grace of God, unmerited favor, is a person, and that person is Jesus Christ. The Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. It is one thing to give, you can give at a distance, its another thing to come, personally.

For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. When I put my faith, when you put your faith in Jesus Christ, our position, moves from being condemned by our sin, to a place of righteousness, and no condemnation. That is, not my righteousness, for I have none in myself, but Christ’s righteousness.

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21.

He Himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, so that having died to sins, we should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes I am healed. I Peter 2:24.

12/26/10 15.6 12.8 87 4.3 100 Leukocytes
01/10/11 15.8 13.3 112 4.3 27.00%
01/19/11 11.7 13.1 78 4.2 36.00%
02/17/11 12.5 13.7 87 4.5 36.00%
05/12/11 11.6 11.9 77 5.5 47.00%
08/08/11 13.3 12.4 85 7.63
09/08/11 18.5 12.9 63 13.5
10/20/11 15.7 12.1 60 8.6 55.00%
12/21/11 13.4 11.9 64 7.85 58.00%
01/06/12 12.5 11.7 63 62.00%
01/26/12 11.1 11.1 62 8.4
04/26/12 11 11.4 54 7.4 67.00%
05/25/12 11.7 11.1 53 8.1 69.00%
06/22/12 12.4 11.4 59 8.7 70.00% Started eating
08/19/12 9.7 10.7 63 5.9 Bitter
12/03/12 9.1 11.1 73 5.1 55.00% Apricot Seeds
03/04/13 6.1 10.3 63 2.94 48.10% 06/02/12
06/03/13 6.6 11 72 2.6 44.20%
08/08/13 6.4 11.1 101 1.89 29.70%
09/05/13 5.8 11.9 88 1.59 27.40%
12/05/13 5.5 12.7 88 1.29 23.70%
03/05/14 5.8 12.8 80 1.21 20.70%
08/14/14 3.9 12.8 85 0.89 22.60%
09/05/14 6.8 12.7 80 0.92 14.50%
03/05/15 5.9 13.2 90 0.67 13.40%
09/05/15 5.2 12.8 85 0.64 12.20%
Normal WBC Normal HGB Normal PLT Normal ALC Normal Ly
4.0-10.6 12.8-17.0 150 1.0-3.7 16.2% to 48.2%

I hope all of you SLL/CLL and CLL patients are doing well. Lot of great news in the advancements of new medicines. Iburtnib has been giving good results, and has been approved for sale in the USA. It had been approved originally, for only chromosome 17p patients, but I believe it now approved for all chromosome deletions. Please correct if I am wrong on the approval for all patients. Also I have been reading that a Phase 1 trial of second generation BTL inhibitor, ACP-196, and has been demonstrating some very good results.

12/26/10 15.6 12.8 87 4.3 100 Leukocytes
01/10/11 15.8 13.3 112 4.3 27.00%
01/19/11 11.7 13.1 78 4.2 36.00%
02/17/11 12.5 13.7 87 4.5 36.00%
05/12/11 11.6 11.9 77 5.5 47.00%
08/08/11 13.3 12.4 85 7.63
09/08/11 18.5 12.9 63 13.5
10/20/11 15.7 12.1 60 8.6 55.00%
12/21/11 13.4 11.9 64 7.85 58.00%
01/06/12 12.5 11.7 63 62.00%
01/26/12 11.1 11.1 62 8.4
04/26/12 11 11.4 54 7.4 67.00%
05/25/12 11.7 11.1 53 8.1 69.00%
06/22/12 12.4 11.4 59 8.7 70.00% Started eating
08/19/12 9.7 10.7 63 5.9 Bitter
12/03/12 9.1 11.1 73 5.1 55.00% Apricot Seeds
03/04/13 6.1 10.3 63 2.94 48.10% 06/02/12
06/03/13 6.6 11 72 2.6 44.20%
08/08/13 6.4 11.1 101 1.89 29.70%
09/05/13 5.8 11.9 88 1.59 27.40%
12/05/13 5.5 12.7 88 1.29 23.70%
03/05/14 5.8 12.8 80 1.21 20.70%
08/14/14 3.9 12.8 85 0.89 22.60%
09/05/14 6.8 12.7 80 0.92 14.50%
Normal WBC Normal HGB Normal PLT Normal ALC Normal Ly
4.0-10.6 12.8-17.0 150 1.0-3.7 16.2% to 48.2%

As you can see from my last results, my blood readings are staying fairly close to normal, with the exception of course, my platelets. My lymph-nodes went back to normal well over a year ago, and are still that way. My spleen is just a bit enlarged over normal, but undetected to the touch.

I have cut back from eating 18 bitter apricot seeds, to 15 a day. I would like to see my ALC numbers get back into the normal range. Even though they are low, I see that my white blood cell count is in the normal range, and I am thankful that I have no infections, nor illnesses, like any of the current bugs, that are going around. With all of the illnesses around me, I think of Psalms 91:1-4 (AMP). He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (Whose power no foe can withstand). I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him I lean and rely, and in Him I (confidently) trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence.

All in all, I am feeling fantastic. I will be seeing my Oncologist in March, I am looking forward to seeing what my blood counts will be.

Peter said, “Repent and be baptized …………” If you were like me, you were told that this meant that you first change the way you do things, then you get baptised for the remission of sins. However the Greek word used for repent is matanoeo, which means to change one’s mind, or to think differently. It has nothing to do with changing things, but thinking differently (or changing your way of thinking.)

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave He ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost. Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons wh need no repentance. Luke 15

Wait one minute, where and when did this lost sheep repent? In this whole story, I read no where that this lost sheep repented. This lost sheep did not change direction and try to come home. This lost sheep did not say it was sorry for going astray. This lost sheep did nothing but let his Shepard put him on his shoulders. It was the Shepard who rejoiced. It was the Shepard who carried the lost sheep home. It was the Shepard who calls all his friends and neighbors together asking them to rejoice with him, because he had found his lost sheep.

All this lost sheep did, was to rely on his Shepard to do everything.

So what is repentance? Relying on the Good Shepard, Jesus Christ to do everything. It is changing our minds from what we must do to be saved, to what Christ has done to save us.

For I would not brethren, have you ignorant of my affliction which came to me by way of cancer. That I was pressed out of measure, beyond strength, insomuch that I despaired even of life. But I had the sentence of death on myself, that I should not trust in myself, but in God which raiseth the dead. Who delivered me from so great a death, and continues to deliver:

Paul writes these words in First Corinthians 1:8-10a. The only difference being, where I said I, he says us, and cancer in place of Asia.

December 25, 2010, I was told that I had stage 4 cancer and  I was devastated. Later I was told, you have stage 4  lymphoma cancer and leukemia (SLL/CLL). Like most, I tried to keep most of my fears inside, not wanting the world to know my apprehensions. Plus I was told that the kind of cancer I had, would take a long time to attrition. I was even told that probably something else would kill me before my cancer did. Yet at that time, the thought of my life here in this body, coming to and end, troubled me greatly.

As I became more knowledgeable about the cancer I had, I began to realize that not everything my doctors were telling me were complete. The more I found out, the more I realized that my death, may be sooner than later.

It was certainly true that many with the cancer I have, live long lives. As much as twenty-five years and ever more after diagnosis. But I found, that within my type of cancer, there are many factors that determine life expectancy. Also after being told that it would be many years before anything would be needed to be done. I was told just after eight months from diagnosis, that I would need to start chemotherapy.

After having a test called FISH (florescence in situ hybridization), which is used to look at genes or chromosomes in cells and tissues. I asked about my results, and was told I had a 92% deletion of the 17p chromosome. That put me in the high risk category for a very aggressive cancer. Upon questioning my Oncologist further, it was finally told to me that chemotherapy usually has no effect. Eventually I was told in June of 2012 that the only course of action left for me, was a stem cell transplant, or a clinical trial. Currently there are other treatments now, and good ones, Ibrutinib being just one.

Being to old for a successful stem cell transplant, a clinical trial was the only thing left. After being told sorry, the trial I was signed up for, had been filled, I felt a very deep feeling of loss.

Well the rest of the story I have written about in previous blogs, so I will not repeat myself. But after almost two and half years from that feeling of loss, I quote those verses above. For my Father in heaven, gave me the trust in Him, I needed. He is the One who loves me, and everyone else, more that we can imagine. How do I know this, because He sent his only begotten, only beloved son, to take our place. He, Jesus the Christ received condemnation, we received forgiveness. He, Jesus the Christ, received death, we received life.

Now it is true, that many will not, and do not accept or believe this. But for those who do believe, then His condemnation gives them forgiveness, and His death, gives them life, and that life is to be with Him forever.

I have heard it said,  “It is a cancer that doesn’t kill you.” I know this is said with well meaning in mind. But this cancer has no mercy, and does kill everyday. I know, I have spoken with many in these past years, who have died because of it.

It has also been said, “positive thinking has really made a change for you. ”I have no positive thinking or positive thought concerning my cancer.  I say, “have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.” and He does daily. I say “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved; for thou art my praise.” and He does.

The centurion tells Jesus that his servant is at home sick. Jesus says, I will come and heal him.

Thank you Lord, my prayer is that all would know the immeasurable and eternal love you have for them.

Well, after six months, I had blood taken, and the results were just wonderful again. I seem to be doing very well. My platelets are still below minimum, but far above what they were two years ago. I thank the God of Israel for continuing good health.

I have a grandson by the name of Isaac, (which means, to laugh) and often when I think about him, I am reminded of the story of Abraham and his son Isaac. And as I was happy when Isaac was born, Abraham and Sarah laughed with joy, and was happy when their Isaac was born.

As you may recall, God put Abraham to a test. He told Abraham to take his only son Isaac, whom you love, and offer him as a burnt offering.

Abraham did as God instructed him. So when Abraham and Isaac got to the top of the mountain, Isaac said to his father, “Father, behold the fire and the wood: but where is the burnt offering?” Abraham’s reply was, “My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.”

As all of you know, just as Abraham was about to plunge the knife into Isaac, an angel of the LORD, called unto Abraham and said, “Lay not thy hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know you yare’ (fear, revere, or stand in awe of) me.”

When we read about this moment in history, many wonder how God, could not have known, that Abraham, already stood in awe of Him. Yet we know that God is omniscient, and that He already knew, that Abraham, reverenced Him. We also know that Abraham was called a friend of God, and believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac; and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. Of whom it was said, “That in Isaac shall thy seed be called.” For he reasoned that God was able to raise Isaac up even from among the dead, from whence he also received him in a figure. The word figure, is translated from the Hebrew word parabole, which means parable. Now a parable, in layman’s terms, is known as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.

So why did the Spirit of God have this story written down?

God was showing Abraham, His plan of salvation for all, and is now giving Israel and us, an earthly account of what He was already doing in heaven. He was showing us by the story of Isaac, how much He loves us, and that He was sending His son, whom He loved. His only begotten son, to be our sacrificial lamb. As the ram was a substitute for Isaac, so the Son of God would be a substitute for us.

This story always reminds me of the unfathomable love, that the God of Israel, has for you and me. In this telling of Abraham and Isaac, his only beloved son, we clearly can see Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God, who was sacrificed for our sins.

The LORD of all creation, shows us what He has done, even before time began. He shows us in Isaac,  how He gave His only beloved son, that as He provided a ram for Abraham, He has provided a lamb, the Lamb of God, a sacrifice for us.

Justice was served by a just and holy God. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in all His love and grace, for us, gave His only begotten Son, to take all the sins, sickness, hatreds, and wrongs, that we, His created did, do, and will do, and placed them on His only begotten son, a sacrifice, to satisfy and fulfil the Law.

Jesus Christ (Jehoshua the Messiah), he who was without sin, knows that sin is so evil, so hideous, so deadly, that no one but Himself would ever be able to pay for it. He stood in our place, hanging on a tree, so the payment required for sin, and that last enemy of God, death, would be defeated.

Death claimed its victim, and justice was paid, by the Creator of all things. He who loves us more than we know; He who holds all thing together, raised the Son from the dead, and death was forever defeated. And He proclaimed that all who would call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, would be saved from this death.

Jesus said to Martha, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”

So when I think about my grandson Isaac, I am always reminded of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.                                                                                                     The one who loves us and showers us daily with His grace.

I would like to tell you a story I have read many times. It is an old story, written very long ago, a story that everyone should know. It is a story, about a woman who lived in a different culture from ours. A culture that did not encourage, nor accept adultery. This culture actually made it a serious crime to commit adultery, the punishment being death by stoning.

The woman I had read about, knew the consequences if she were caught committing adultery. It seemed though, even with that knowledge, she still was unable to stop. She may have secretly met a man, and maybe spent the whole night with him. Everytime she did this, did she think in the back of her mind, “what if I get caught?” But even with this thought in her mind, she could not stop.

While thinking about this woman, and what she had done, makes me ask this question. How should we judge this woman? Before you answer, let me tell you the rest of the story.

One day her greatest fear happened, she got caught, right in the act. And worse yet, she had been caught by people who knew what punishment for adultery was.

At this time another man was in the city, called the Teacher. He was known to be well versed in the law of that day. Those who caught this woman, in the act of adultery, seeked him out, and dragged this woman, throwing her at his feet. They told him that they had caught her right in the act of adultery. At this point, she knew the trial had begun and this man at whose feet she kneeled, was her judge.

They said, “Teacher this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act of it. “The law commands us that she should be stoned.” “What do you say?’ With hearing that, she braced herself for the condemning words, and then the stones that would crush her body. She knew the pain would be terrible, only stopping when she was dead.

But there was silence. Did this Teacher hear what they said? Wondering what was happening, she glanced to her side, and saw this man stooping down, and begin writing something, on the ground, using only his finger. Those around, standing there with stones ready, again asked, “What do you say Teacher?” This man they called Teacher, then stood up, and with what seemed like a soft and comforting voice to her. Said “He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone.” With that said, he stooped down again and resumed writing on the ground.

This woman must have tightened her body even harder, waiting for that first stone to hit her. While she waited, she probably began thinking, who is this man? She had heard about a man in the area that was kind to everyone he met. Was this him, she wondered. As she thought about who this man was, she heard stones dropping to the ground, none hitting her. She then heard footsteps, fading in the distance, as all those with stones at the ready, walked away.

As she looked at the Teachers sandals, a hand placed under her jaw, gently raised her head. As she looked upon this man, she saw a face of compassion, acceptance, and love. Now that her fear was gone, she began sobbing, tears filling her face, gasps of breath coming from her mouth. Then he spoke, and asked, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours?” “Has no one condemned you?” “No one, Lord.” she answered. She had heard her accusers addressing him as Teacher, but she thought that this is no ordinary man and answered with, Lord. That is when she heard words that she would never, ever forget. “Then neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” She knew that this man had just saved her life, and it changed her for the rest of hers.

What happened here? This woman knew the law, but still she broke it. Obviously the threat of the law was not able to stop this women from sinning. Knowing that she deserved, according to the law, to be stoned to death, realized that he had accepted her, just the way she was.

Looking back at this story, and every other story I read about this man. I never see him condemning anyone, with only one exception. The religious ones, those who depended on their own righteousness. He did not ask the woman, why she sinned. All he asked her was, “where are those who accuse you?” Was Jesus as concerned with the condemnation of the sin, as with the sin itself? She certainly did not walk away from that episode feeling condemned by him.

Do you feel condemned by everyone, including yourself? Jesus offers a gift of no condemnation, and he can. It is he who would pay for it at the cross. All your sins were brought to bear upon him. All your sins, sicknesses, pains, sorrows, and much, much more. Sins that caused his Father to turn from him, and turn toward you. Him dying, you coming to life.

Know today, that we have no ability to keep God’s law perfectly. It is Jesus and only him who is the fulfillment of the law. In Christ, we are all on equal ground. If a brother or sister, gets tangled in sin, remind them that there is no condemnation found in Jesus.

And remember dear Christian, firstly, your good standing in Christ, and second, always judge your own actions by your standing in Christ, but never judge your standing in Christ by your actions.

Knowing and believing this gift of forgiveness that the Father gave us, by the payment of death, His son Jesus Christ paid.


Good day to all. I must say that I am joyful and alive, wishing to share some thoughts with those who may be interested.

My focus today is on bone marrow, and a verse in the Bible that mentions it.

The bone marrow is an important part of the body for health and life. When it functions correctly, your body functions just like it was created to function. Healthy, strong, and alive. Bone marrow produces blood cells (erythrocytes) that carry oxygen to tissue. It produces platelets or thrombocytes which prevent bleeding and aid in clotting of blood. It produces granulocytes (neutrophils, basophils and eosinophils) which fight infections from bacteria, fungi, and other parasites, as well as other functions.

It makes B-lymphocytes which produce antibodies, and T-lymphocytes which directly kill or isolate invading cells.

Stem cells, another very important product is also in the bone marrow. These cells have the capacity to form various cells of the body including osteoblasts (bone forming), chndrocytes (cartilage), myocytes (forming of muscles), as well as other cells. Then there are the endothelial stem cells that form blood vessels.

But when the bone marrow is adversely affected, it will produce illnesses, often with physical death soon behind.

What are some of the things that destroy or damage bone marrow?

Toxic chemicals, certain medicines, chemotherapy, and possibly poor eating habits. Along with these, we can include viruses, genetic conditions, and I am sure there are more.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

When reading Hebrews 4:12, we are told that God’s word even penetrates the bone marrow. What Hebrews 4:12 is saying, is that not only will the Word of God penetrate soul and spirit, but also the bone and marrow. He will also touch your joints and marrow, and even change the health of your body if need be. And when He does, you will know. Wether it be a feeling of better health, joints and bones no longer aching, and no more being short of breath, with even your blood tests showing all is normal.

Now it came to pass that Jesus was going to the city of Nain, and there was a great multitude with him. As he came near the city, lo one dead was being carried forth , and only son of his mother, and she a widow, and a great multitude followed her. And the Lord having seen her, was moved with compassion toward her, and said to her, “be not weeping.” Coming near, he touched the bier, and said, “Young man, to thee I say, Arise,” and the dead sat up, and began to speak, and he gave him to his mother.  Luke 7.

What is the picture here? There are two groups of people on a certain path, each group coming towards each other. One carrying the body of her only son, to bury him and say goodbye. The other, Gods only Son to say hello. So life came forward (for in Him is life), and death meets life on that road. One only son is dead, and the other one only son is the life and the resurrection. Jesus stops her, has compassion on her, touches the stretcher, and tells the young man to arise, and he does.

God’s word is living, and when it touches death, death always gives way to life.

Good afternoon, I want to let all of you who have been reading my blog, that I am doing great. After last doctor visit in March, I do not have to go back until August. It is my hope that all of you are doing well also.

Many believe that the God of the Bible is mean, angry, and uncaring? Many say, “yes I believe there is a God, but not a God I like.” “He is uncaring, mean, and sends the creation, He made, to hell.” Many today have forgotten the Father and the Fathers love. Many see God as the judge, and Jesus as the Good Sheppard; and that Jesus dies on the cross to appease God. Nothing can be further from the truth. John 3:16 clearly states: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish, but have eternal life. The God of the Bible is the God of love. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour, reveals God’s love.

The Old Testament gives many names for God. Elohim (the Eternal Creator), Jehovah-Jireh (The Lord our Provider), Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord our Peace), and there are many more. But Jesus in the New Testament of the Bible refers to God, as Father. Jesus even told us, when we pray, we are to pray like this. Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

This story, told by Jesus, (his words), is as follows.

A certain man had two sons: and the younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the portion of good that falleth to me.” And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with huskes that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, “How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.” And he arose and come to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in they sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.” But the father said to his servants, “bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet, and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry.” “For this my son was dead, and is alive again, he was lost, and is found.” And they began to be merry.

As most of you know, this story is called the Prodigal Son, but the story begins with “a certain man.” This man is the hero and main character of this story, not the son, as so many have been taught. This story, is the story of the Father.

It begins with the younger son saying, “give me the portion of the good that falleth to me.” In the Jewish culture of that day, the son was basically saying to his father, drop dead, or I cannot wait for you to die. This is a father that is totally rejected by his son. It should be noted here, that the oldest son, in that day and culture, always received two-thirds of the inheritance.

Now the father divides the inheritance between the both sons. Both sons, the older along with the younger son, receives their inheritance. One third to the younger son, and two-thirds to the older son.

So the younger son leaves, and after riotous living, loses everything his father gave him. So he says to himself, “How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.”

I wonder if he really cared about sinning before heaven, or his father. It seems that he had thought the situation out and realized it would be better to be a hired servant in his father’s house, than a man feeding pigs. I will tell my father that I have sinned against him, and then I will tell him to make me one of his hired servants. “I will be much better off doing that, than what I am doing now.”

But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. Now being held by his father, he starts his rehearsed speech. “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in they sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.” Notice here that the son never got to finish his prepared speech. Why did Jesus leave out the rest? To be a hired servant, means you have to earn your livelihood, and the God of the Bible will never make you earn His love, His goodness, His peace, His joy, or His health. The boy’s father didn’t even allow him to finish speaking, but said to the servants. “Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet, and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry.” “For this my son was dead, and is alive again, he was lost, and is found.”

Now the rest of the story sees the older son getting angry at what his father is doing for his other son. Should it not have been the father that was angry. Was it not he who had been rejected? Instead of being angry, he says, “lets be merry.” Now his father comes out to him and entreats him. The older son says to his father, “Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet you never gave me a goat, that I might make merry with my friends.” “But as soon as this, thy son was come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him a fatted calf.” His father could have replied to him with, “Why have you been serving me son, I have many hired servants.” Why have you been trying to earn what I have already so lavishly and freely given you, my son?” But instead he says, “Son thou art ever with me, and all that I have is yours. It is good that we should have a party: for your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost and is found.”

Verse 20: But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him. What does this say to us? His father must have been watching for him, day and night. Every morning, every afternoon, every evening, he would stand, looking out to the horizon, watching and waiting for his son. By now I hope you are beginning to realize something about your Father in heaven. You can be far away, but your Father still sees you, and he does not see you in a way that is fault-finding, but sees your need for Him.

And had compassion. This father had been totally rejected, he had been the object of ridicule and scorn from his son. This father had lost many possessions because of this son, yet what was in the father’s heart? Compassion; Jesus is telling us here in this story, what our Father is like. He has compassion, not bitterness, not resentment; but compassion, and his compassion caused him to run to the son. He did this all before the son had any chance to repent.

The son should have fallen at the fathers feet, and kiss the father. Instead it was the father who kissed and kissed the son. This father did all of this, saw, had compassion, ran, embraced, kissed, all before the son said anything. This is your heavenly Father. His love is instant, and remember this love He has for us, it cost Him, His son.

Excerpts from a sermon by Joseph Prince.

Fore there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word , and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one…… (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.)