Monday, September 5, 2011

A Long Weekend: Back to Work

Tomorrow will mean I'm back in the classroom. And the hub? Well, he's preparing for something special this week.

Mike and I have had lots of talks, introspective kinds of chats, about all sorts of things. One topic that continues to rise: that, whether or not we understand it all, we are part of God's master plan. What Mike has found here are many lessons; how gracious that our Father has given him time to try these out.

Twice Mike has been interviewed by local churches. One of those videos has been posted on line. Although Mike is not so big on being public, we both know that the lessons of the past two years are part of what his life is all about.

So, the interview can be viewed at

And Wednesday, Mike will be speaking to the fall kick-off meeting of Kokomo Huddle, a lunch time meeting at the YMCA. Around 200 men will hear his testimony.

So, as you pray for us, please pray that our Father will use this testimony to His glory.


  1. I am very moved by Mike's clarity on his situation and I couldn't agree more when he says that he's derived more pleasure and joy since his diagnosis and that it has not been a negative experience. I agree that a diagnosis such as this can actually be freeing. To me, it's as if the shackles have been removed and we are now free to fully savor life to it's depth and breadth - a gift of sorts. I applaud Mike for his new found freedom from all the non-essentials that formerly occupied his focus and for being able to make such great use of his time.

    Speaking from my own experience, I can honestly say that I've never been happier since my own diagnosis. I believe that is why the feelings Mike expresses in the interview completely resonate with me.

    I thank Mike and Gabriel Ramsey for the time and effort in making and publishing this interview, and Lynne for sharing something so personal.

    I wish you many continued blessings.

  2. Thanks for posting this interview again, Lynne. It is a good reminder of the preciousness of each day and the abundance of God's grace! Thankful to be your little sister!