Carol Wilson Update

Stage 4 Cancer brought many challenges--and also a host of loving and praying friends. Almost-daily postings to this site are to help my friends walk with me through this journey, and to express my gratitude to them and especially to God...On 7/8/08 Carol passed through that final curtain of death and is now healed. We thank God for her life and "arrival"! Chuck

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Being Prepared

My trip to Charlotte went well, returning Don back home and bringing Rachel here to spend a week with Stuart and Donna.  Unfortunately Rachel came down with some symptoms of strep after arriving,  so she was not feeling 100% and had to be extra cautious not to pass any germs on to Stuart.   She is now back home and improving.  I was pleased to be able to bypass the worst of the flooded area in South Carolina but we saw considerable evidence of the floods as we skirted the area.  Much of I-95 was still closed but I understand that repairs have been made and it is now passable.  Diverting that much traffic to secondary roads must have caused great frustration for those trying to pass through that area.

I always enjoy the wild life activity around the lake here.  A pair of Egyptian Geese have been coming through my yard squawking loudly and I often see them perched on the high Osprey nest across the lake apparently deciding if that is the place to call home.  Today an Osprey has arrived and has been perched on the pole several hours being a major deterrent to the geese returning, so it will be interesting to see which will finally take over.  So far I have only seen one Osprey up there but another could arrive at any time.  If the Osprey decides on that particular nest, it will be no contest.  The geese will have to find another location.  The only bird that will discourage the Osprey is an Eagle which appears always at the top of the “pecking order.”

Yesterday I was listening to Chuck Swindoll wrap up a discussion about the life of Joseph, recalling his amazing life and the way God responded to his obedience to Him.  He drew two thoughts from Joseph’s life which I found to be important reminders for me:

“To grow old free of bitterness is the best gift we can leave humanity.”  (Our families also)
“To face death right with God and with man is the best way to face eternity!”

Daniel’s life is a fantastic example of finishing well.  Facing extremely painful and difficult obstacles while keeping his focus upon God, whom he fully trusted.

Love to you all,



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