Today was a hard day for Bev and me. We visited her radiologist, and he showed us the results of her latest MRI. The Lumbar (lower portion) of the spine is infected with large cancerous tumors on each of the five vertebrae. We were unaware of this, but it does provide us the reason for her extreme discomfort in this area.
Tomorrow we return to the hospital for the outstanding staff to prepare Bev for a series of 15 radiation treatments in this area along with vertebrae T-7, which is located on the spine around the height of the shoulder blade.
We remain incredibly thankful for all the prayers on Bev’s behalf. We remain completely confident in our Lord: in His amazing love, His almighty power, and His unfathomable wisdom. We keep asking each other: How do people face this with any type of peace and keep their wits about them when they don’t know Jesus and His tender love for them? Do they wonder what will happen to them when they pass away? What comfort in knowing with certainty that we will spend eternity with God Himself, our loved ones, and all those who know Christ as their savior.
I remain so grateful that I am married to a godly woman that I love more than my life and have been for 42 years.
Warmly in Christ,
“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap it if we do not grow weary.” – Galatians 6:9
New England has the well-deserved reputation of being a spiritually challenging area—some would even say a spiritually dead area. But I am so pumped up by what the Lord is doing in this part of the country. On Saturday, I had the opportunity to speak at Iron Sharpens Iron men’s conferences in Worchester and Hudson, Mass. About a 1,000 men attended and the Spirit of God clearly was present and moving in the hearts of these men.
I believe that Compass is playing a key role in what I pray, is the beginning of a revival in New England. Our New England Executive Director, Yvonne Mitto, has been a gift from our Lord. A native of Jamaica, Yvonne is an extraordinarily godly and capable person. A growing number of people have joined her who are passionate about teaching others God’s way of handling money. The outstanding Blount Radio Network carries our half hour MoneyWise throughout much of New England.
I’m flying out of Boston as I write this blog, and Continue reading Update from Howard 5.21
Much of the Western world seems to be euphoric because of the recent death of Osama Bin Ladin. There is a felling that peace may be closer. That terrorism & rebellion is closer to being crushed!
This whole situation reminded me of another man who was killed centuries ago to ‘prevent a rebellion’. Yet this man rose from the dead on the 3rd day to bring salvation and peace to the world. His name is Jesus!
My prayer for you and me is that these current events, which may bring temporary salvation & peace would remind us of Jesus who has brought lasting, eternal salvation & peace for those who trust in Him.
I trust that you will live secure today because of your relationship with Jesus!