January 17th 2021
Today I sit here with critically low blood numbers, waiting on my new chemo medication and wondering what will happen? Will our country go the way of socialism with more oppression and corruption, or will God do something miraculous over the next few days. I suppose war is here today. The prophets say Gods justice is coming. I pray they are correct.
Have mercy on us Father...Thy will be done.
January 9th 2021
Well I guess things they are a changing. I will be going onto an oral chemo type drug in the near future. In the meantime I will be trying to get my numbers up by transfusions. New music is on the way. I appreciate all your prayers and hope all will be go well over the adjustment time of a few months. Patiots stand strong!
December 31st 2020 New Years Eve " Be Careful! "
Well, its 2 AM. I am so grateful for all the Lord has done for me. I never knew I could be so loved. As the cancer grows I am getting closer to the taking some of the hard science of which I am not too excited about yet through my support network I am encouraged. I have done quite a bit of homework and feel I am on the right track. Hope I continue to be able to sleep well.
The music has been fast and furious. Have been working on our new heavy blues number about that nasty rapacious creditor. When we were in Williamsburg a week ago I was able to write a higher new Nashville strung song but I need to get that started in the studio soon. I think its going to turn out really well. A beautiful song about God’s perfect plan for each an every one of us.
Thank you all for your prayers! Please keep them coming. Hope to be here for many more years. Love you all, Praying for you and wishing you a wonderful new year!
P.S. I love my Kids and Grandkids BIGTIME all thirty-two of um.. and don’t yoou forget it!
December 12th 2020
Well, its 1:30 AM here… Just thought I would give everyone an update. I have added another doctor to the lineup.. He is a specialist that deals with my type of Leukemia. I think he will be very helpful as I go forward into therapy. I am optimistic about the outcome just hope I don’t lose my quality of life.
Much new music now working along with ICU and Only child I have a new rocker that I am excited about. ICU is off for vocal work and I have to muster the courage to sing again on the others successfully.. Not too sure how long that’s gonna last for my voice is going, but I’m gonna give it a go. Will be taking some time out for the holidays.
Please pray for our country this Christmas that the Lord will bring truth back to our land!
November 26th Thanksgiving day today…
My wife has been fighting something but this morning it came on.. PRAY that it is not COVID that’s all we need.
She is so wonderful.. had been working hard in the kitchen all day yesterday preparing food for a Thanksgiving dinner with close friends... all down the drain now.
Sat down with the oncologist yesterday. The story is always the same… swimming upstream hoping not to have to take the bait but I guess.. Thankful its there.
Two new songs on the way ICU for Christmas and Only Child for 1st step month. I try to match up an EP each month for how I see things through a Christian iWorld lens. I believe the monthly EP stays more relevant and focused rather than our archive. Thank God for music it is such a part of my life. A gift from the Almighty. Thank you father for all you do for me my wife and family and all of us in recovery…
We praise your holy name!
November 20th 2020
Well... ( Deep subject for a shallow mind ) my blood test came back and things have gone a bit further south. So now much more to learn and find out about what to do or not to do that is the question… I would appreciate any prayers you can pass my way. Thanks so much for being on ZOOM can’t make it without you people! I’ll keep you posted…
October 24th 2020
Have not posted an update for a while. I suppose I’m feeling fine, THANK GOD! My sleep patterns have changed some but I think it's just because I now just live at home like so many with compromised health. It's two AM now. Just woke up from a vivid dream, which I often have. In the dream I was looking for employment and got caught in a murder plot with a very rich man who wanted to kill an innocent young girl in order to get closer to her widowed mother. I was caught up in a heavy, risky moral dilemma Its main theme… deceit. I remember thinking I wish I could speak to my father. Guess between all the election news and my newest "funk" piece “ If Pigs Could fly” that’s what I have been immersed in latley.
Praise God for all he does! Still alive and well! So interested in LIFE! I have found so many great groups online that I have a hard time figuring out who I want to hang with. People in recovery around the world are the bomb!
Thank you for your prayers… THE’RE WORKING!
September 21st 2020
Well the report from my oncologist was slighly better so I am delighted! Yesterday was the first day cold enough to have a morning fire and I made one today as well. Does not get any better than starting your day with God under a starlit sky with a fire and a hot cup of coffee.
September 17th 2020
Tele visit from my oncologist today. Praying for good news. Our last discussion was not too positive.
" THY WILL BE DONE "
September 6th 2020
So much I want to say. Hope I have time to say it. I’m feeling fine, but wondering if this is the calm before the storm? I thank God for each feeling-healthy day that he gives me. Science may be calling, but I ain’t a going.. not yet anyway. The mountain weather has been beautiful, still late summer here, still sleeping, still dreaming. In the mornings we feel the fall temperatures. I feel so blessed to be here.
Old age seems typical. Most humans don’t really get it until later in life…if then. We stay unwilling to change until we’re just about gone. Thank God that Hound of heaven keeps after us, or we would never succumb to Love.
Not my will but thine be done.
Praise Jesus for the parable of the workers in the vinyard. Where He showed us God’s mercy and Grace. In that even those who are converted late in life, earn equal rewards along with those who were converted early.
Monday August 24th
Well folks I suppose its update time… Got my new numbers and they are still going the wrong way. Today another procedure at the hospital, not cancer related, followed by another procedure that will be. I’m getting tired of all this stuff, but I praise God that I have the medical insurance and doctors availible. I believe I have penty of new music on the horizon and I am feeling fine thanks to our dear Lord. The docs are pushing for more science, but I’m not interested at this time as the Lord keeps me up and going. Purchased some new horse power for the music department. I hope the Lord will enlighten me. Technology is more of an uphill battle than it use to. Please pray for me….. THANK YOU