Charles & life --
That’s a very broad category.
One of my sons set up this blog for me – name, heading and all. With such an all-inclusive heading, I can go anywhere with my entries.
For openers – a status report.
Nine days ago – days that seem like an eternity – I was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
Talk about a bomb shell! My emotions exploded with loud heaving sobs overflowing at my eyes with gushing streams of anguish.
It was – and is – difficult to find positives in the face of such negative news.
One positive is that I am in league with the noted Lou Gehrig – the disease is named for him. In fact, it is better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
On another positive note, the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association: http://www.als-mda.org/) reports that multiplied millions of dollars are being poured into research. The Association and research are funded primarily by Jerry Lewis’ telethons. I might say that I have become one of “Jerry’s Kids” – a bittersweet thought for a man of 75 years.
The most notable positive is that God is still on His throne -- and He is forever faithful. He sent his Son that I might have life, and have it more abundantly (John 10:10).
This weblog will become an open journal of my thoughts as I deal with the disastrous diagnosis and search for the mercies of my faithful Lord.
If you like, you can check back on this blog occasionally to see where I am in my journey.