Tuesday, March 17, 2009

From St James

I rec'd this prayer from my good friend James...here it is for all to enjoy.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Random Thoughts

Yes, indeed it's been a long time since I checked out your blog site, Randy, and I'm glad I finally did. Lots of great news about your health. 
Steve and I really enjoyed seeing you the last 2 times you've been down, especially since you got to meet cousin Darren from Perth, Australia last time. We look forward to your next visit and are so glad that you're able to spend more time down here with us and Mom and Dad. I know how much they look forward to your visits, too.
We keep you in our prayers all the time and are glad to hear that everyone's prayers continue to be answered so positively. Keep up the great attitude--that's a true tonic in itself!
I love you and am so blessed to have you for a brother. I still owe you a birthday gift, too. Next time you are down I hope to have it for you.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March 11 update

Hello blogsite visitors -

I just got a continued clean bill of health from my oncologist today. I am scheduled go back in two months to have my next CT Scan and see what's what .;. but now, all cool and groovy.

I've been in LA for the past month. I rented a place (bungalow) off of Cahuenga blvd. below the Hollywood sign. It sure was nice to be in warm weather and receive daily doses of sunshine. I came home to Seattle this week to snow and 25 degrees for crying out loud. Geez Louise!

So what's next you ask...At the end of the month I'm off to Hong Kong to be with some clients and watch the HK7 rugby matches. When I return, I'm heading to Canada to ski with the kids during their spring break. I'll then head back to LA for the better part of a month and be with my folks/sister/brother in law. First of May I'm going to London to see some good friends and say hi to the Queen again. At the end of May, to Alaska and cruise up the inland passage. Something I've always wanted to do and complete my visit to all 50 states. S

Needless to say, I'm keeping myself on the go through all of this and it's good. I'm really enjoying my life right now and following my doctors directive. He told me being happy and relaxed is better than any pill he can prescribe. I'm out to prove him right. Even though the pills he prescribes put a smile on ones face as well.

Ta Ta,