Cancer Check/Surgery 2018-19

Cancer Check/Surgery Done!  2018-19

I write this to allow others to know what I, and some others not just know, but believe.

I had a rather bad case of basal cell carcinoma a couple of years ago and had it taken care of by my doctor, Doctor Garcia. Since then, I have had regular 6-month checkups to make sure I am cancer free.

I had one exam, 7 months ago and had no problem. Last month was my 6-month checkup and the doctor saw two areas that were suspicions of not being correct. A biopsy was taken of both of them and they were analyzed. One came back as basal cell carcinoma.

Today I had it taken care of, with what is called MOHS surgery. This is a specialized surgery that is for cancer removal.

I cannot stress enough that anyone that has a unique, unusual growth on their body, MUST have it checked out to see if it is cancerous.  My latest growth was NOT there 3 months ago.  I knew I was going to have my 6-month checkup and had it early this month, and it was found out.  Basal cell carcinoma is a slow growth cancer, versus the melanoma cancer, which is fast growing and more dangerous to have growing on you.

I implore you to not take some growth for granted and fluff it off. Do NOT be stupid and think you are that smart to ignore something that will kill you in a most unpleasant way.

Enough of that…..   

I thank God for his Presence, the feeling of His being there this morning with me, giving me comfort, for consoling me, and showing He cared for me.  His hands guiding those of my surgeon, who, with his education, training, and experience made my incision small, and complete.  I felt His Presence and appreciated it as I appreciated the doctor doing the surgery.  

Thanks be to God,

Peace,

Den Betts

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Lost in Space 2018-17

When the mind is affected, and the thought processes are involved, we comprehend things in a different way than normal.  That is to be expected, but to experience it is somewhat of a different thing.  Actually, it is interesting to go through this, because, in some ways I was changed, I was different, and with this change I have a perspective in life that is, to me, unique and mine to own.

Lost in Space 2018-17

I look, but do not see

Try to listen, but do not hear

To speak, but cannot talk

 

I am alone with my senses

My mind overflowing

With random thoughts

 

The world spins so fast

Leaving me in a

Whirlwind of wonder

 

How does one follow

Is so common place.

We are, because we are……

 

Den Betts   bettsden@gmail.com

 

MARTIN LUTHER Quotes 2018-16

MARTIN LUTHER    2018-16     Posted 2-13-18

 

Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, composer, theologist, and professor of the 15th Century and was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. The Lutheran religion of today is named after Martin Luther.   He made many statements and is quoted herein as just part of the thoughts that he had.

The below quotes are taken at random and are offered now:

 

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.  
 

To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer. 
 

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are.
 

I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen. 
 

Pray, and let God worry.  

 

The fewer the words, the better the prayer. 

 

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.

 

Martin Luther

Robert F. Kennedy quote 2018-15

 ROBERT F. KENNEDY     2018-15

The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law. 
  ALSO:

 No one needs to tell me about the importance of the free press in a democratic society or about the essential role a newspaper can play in its community.
 and ALSO AGAIN:

It is the right of government to protect the weak; it is the right of the weak to find in their courts fair treatment before the law. 

Robert F. Kennedy

Spirits 2018-14

We have so many kinds of thingees out there to contemplate, which are of a “spirit” nature, and we can be glad or sad that we experience them.  I wrote this when I was, in fact, getting to know all of them on a personal level. Not bad, just a fact; well, maybe not the ghostly one.

 

Spirits 2018

 

The drinking kind can drive

you out of your mind

or make you sublime

 

The internal mind kind can lift

you to the heights of joy

or dump you on your behind

 

The ghostly kind can create

a kind of terror of the

time or night

 

The religious kind can make you

sing in rhyme, if you’re that

kind or, of that type

 

So tip a few, think good too, say boo

or hoo, and pray the kind of

spirit is the kind you have in mind.

 

Den Betts     bettsden@gmail.com

HAMZA HUSUF 2018-13

HAMZA HUSUF 2018-13                                        Posted 2-10-18

Much to the chagrin of the staunchly secular among us, religion shows no sign of going away. Predictions of the demise of religion, faith, tradition – and even God – have consistently been proven wrong.
God is much greater than anything we can imagine. Hamza Yusuf

Yusuf was born as Mark Hanson in Walla Walla, Washington, January 1, 1958, to two academics working at Whitman College and he was raised in northern California.
Yusuf has taken a stance against religious justifications for terrorist attacks He described the 9/11 attacks as “an act of mass murder, pure and simple.” Condemning the attacks, he has also stated “Islam was hijacked… on that plane as an innocent victim.
Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre currently places him 36th on its list of the top 500 most influential Muslims in the world. The magazine Egypt Today described him as a kind of theological rock star, “the Elvis Presley of western Muslims.” In its 2016 edition Yusuf is described “as one of the foremost authorities on Islam outside of the Muslim world” by The 500 Most Influential Muslims, edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin.
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