Thursday, September 8, 2016

Please Help my dear friend Hillary Beat Breast Cancer ("Donate Now" link works now! - Thank you! )

My VERY close friend, Hillary, and mother of two small children, has just been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancerShe has chosen to treat her cancer naturally instead of using harmful traditional methods like chemo and surgery. Hillary has chosen a Naturopath to guide her in the process, but unfortunately, natural treatment is not covered by insurance and the cost is way beyond her means. Prayers and funding are very much appreciated.  Let's all be part of the solution. Please help. ♥ Thank you! May God Bless you!

Hillary’s fiancĂ©, has set up a gofundme 

by Josh Alexander

We just recently found out that Hillary has breast cancer and it is also in her lymph nodes. If we don't treat this aggressively it could spread and turn into bone cancer. Hillary is the mother of two small children and we are engaged to be married. She has chosen to treat her cancer naturally instead of using harmful traditional methods like chemo and surgery. We have chosen a Naturopath to guide us in the process. We will be treating the cancer with healing oils, special diet, juicing, supplements, and other intensive natural treatments. We calculated the cost of everything and it is way beyond our means. We need your help and support through prayer and finances. Please help with whatever you can. We greatly appreciate your support in helping Hillary beat breast cancer! God bless!

Help spread the word!”

The latest from Hillary: 
“Just got back from the Naturopath. He said the cancer is in stage 3. It's already in my lymph nodes and it's serious. We have to hit this very aggressively. I need to do an 8 week Vitamin C IV therapy starting tomorrow. Each session is $125, which will cost us a total of $2000. This doesn't include the cost of weekly doctor visits, other therapies, and supplements. We've raised $1655 on the GoFundMe but we still need more. The entire wellness program for me will cost us almost $8000 which is way beyond our means. Please donate if you have not yet. And thank you so much to my friends and family who have donated already! Please share this! I love you all! God bless!”

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Finding a Treasure in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

The other day, when I was in the hunt tracking a specific breed of information, I stumbled upon a treasure totally different and unrelated to the subject I was in hot pursuit of.  I found this treasure in an unlikely source too, in the 1952 film “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. 

The treasure is actually a quote, a short dialogue between the main character, a young Harry Street, and his uncle Bill.  It has to do with being a writer.  No doubt not everyone would deem this particular excerpt ‘a treasure’ unless they too could relate to it as I do, which is on the heart level as a spiritual warrior fighting the “forces of ignorance and evil” on the literary battlefield, where words are the weaponry. 

I will share the quote with you. Perhaps you too will find yourself identifying with it. 

Uncle Bill:
“You still intend on becoming a writer?”

Uncle Bill: 
“Well, there are different kinds of writers…just like there are different kinds of everything.  
You can become another hack.  [a 'goof off''] 
It’s easy… peddle soap to housewives.  Nothing wrong with peddling soap. 
Make a fortune.

But I’ll tell you the only right approach to real writing...   
It’s like a hunt.  
It’s a hunt in which a man pits his brains against the forces of ignorance and evil.  
It’s a lifelong and lonely safari.  
The prey he seeks is a truth worth telling…  
a faith worth living by… 
Something worth spilling your guts about.  
He must track it down by himself.   
I don’t know if you’ll be one to have the fortitude to stick to it. 
To follow the spoor no matter where where it leads… 
To what pain and suffering…  
through hell and high water. 
If you are, God help you. 
God pity you. [have compassion for]  And good luck.”

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While I have not poured myself into being what many would consider a professional writer, I’m not a “hack” (goof off) either.  I have labored through “hell and high water, pain and suffering” to speak the truth because the truth is “worth spilling my guts about”.

I am at at war with the “forces of evil” because they are at war with you. 

Every time I write, it is a battle where I literally pit my “brains against the forces of ignorance and evil” using words... the weapons of this battle field. 

The enemy uses words as weapons of deception to steal your will and keep you ignorant of their devices. I use words to expose the enemy's lies with the truth. 

So, while I am writing, I am continuously on the hunt to find the right word or phrase that will paint as accurate a picture as possible of what the truth is... because I know that when the truth walks in and stands next to a lie, the lie is exposed for what it is. 

You deserve to have the truth.