Thursday, March 30, 2006


It's so nice to be home. I don't have pneumonia. However I have a mass in my chest that is wrapped around a bronchial tube. That is why it has been hard to breathe at time and it is why I have tightness and pain in my chest. I will have a biopsy on Wednesday. All I can do is pray until then. It is hard not to imagine the worst. It is hard not to give way to fear.

As I was praying and spending time with God today I continued to seek Him for what He is trying to teach me through this experience. I have no real definitive answer. But (and I am not trying to sound super spiritual here) I have come to a determination. A long time ago I decided to follow Jesus. And I am going to continue to do so no matter what. There is an old song that says the same thing. As one of the verses says, "Take this whole world but give me Jesus." That's my prayer for right now.

Thank you for all who are praying!


Debra Sanders said...

Pastor Chip,

Thank-you for taking the time to share your heart. It helps us all to know that you are staying strong during all of this. We are praying fervently for miraculous healing, and for peace for you and your family. Please know that we love you very much!!!

Chris, Deb, and Taet

Suetv said...

Hi, We are Deb, Chris and Taet's friends/family in Olympia, WA. We are in much prayer for you and your family, for the doctors (to be given God's wisdom and insight), your congregation, and the entire situation.

Sue, Ben and Stephanie Charles

Gina said...

Dh and I are concerned and praying for you take care and give your wife a big squeeze from me! :D

bamablake said...

Hi Chip,

I am fellow pw of Bek's. I just wanted you to know that my dh and I are praying for you and your family. Praying that your faith will be strong and that you will be eveloped in the peace of the Lord during this time of waiting and not knowing.

Angela & Bill in Pensacola, Florida