Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011: Hey! This Is Supposed To Be Happening!

Today's should be short. But since I've opted to make this a public journal, let me say something to anyone with the patience to put up with my writing:

This is supposed to be happening! I'm right in the center of God's will!

And perhaps I'm more in the center of God's will than ever. The lack of energy has resulted in a lot less distractions. I can't just go out and handle whatever I want to handle. I have to learn to be dependent on God, on others, and to delegate tasks that I probably should have been delegating a long time ago.

This is an awesome gift of God!

So it's okay to throw a couple jokes around here and there. We are not going through a "difficult" time in our lives. We are going through a time of exceptional, above-average blessing! It is time to rejoice! It is time to give thanks, be joyous, and take advantage of this wonderful gift!

Okay, that said, I got several calls from Vanderbilt today trying to set up an appointment and figure out how I was going to pay for it.

That matters to them, which is understandable. The doctors, the buildings, the equipment, and thus the tests cost a lot, and then there's hospitalization after. Financially, that's a big ouch, and since they're providing the service, they'd like me to feel the financial sting, not them. I run a business; I get it.

I told them about Hashachar setting up TennCare for me all on her own, which is why I've got no information, no numbers, no nothing, because it takes at least a week to get information from them (which is incredibly fast for government). They said, "Wow, that's a great friend to have."

Yeah, I have a lot of remarkable friends. (It's called the church; it's what the church ought to be; and it's what we ought to be offering rather than basketball courts, coffee shops, and programs. Jesus' message is all about love and unity, not individual fulfillment - Jn. 13:34-35; 17:20-23; you don't get more central than what those verses say. Love for each other is how the world knows we're Christians, and unity is how the world knows Jesus is sent from God.)

So, Tuesday morning I show up with a check at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for more talking and more tests. Still, no one knows exactly what I have.

So, perhaps nothing more till Tuesday. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I just finished reading your whole blog! You're an incredible man, Papa Shammah, and I love you dearly :) Thank you for all you do for us! And don't forget to rest :)