Greetings! Because of Randal’s invitation, I’m a new author for TFR. It’s an honor to be here, and I’d like to share my story with you.
How often have you read the following verse and wondered why in the world God felt it necessary to tell us these plants and fruits came from seeds? I just thought it was because we humans tend to not “get it.”
“Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food’” (Genesis 1:29).
I recently learned that perhaps God meant for the seeds to also be our “food.”
After a two-year battle with cancer (Non-Hodgkins T-cell Lymphoma), all the conventional treatments failed me. Even what was considered a “cure,” a stem-cell transplant (from an adult donor), failed (because they overdosed me on an immune suppressant drug, but that’s another story).
Despite aggressive treatments, I was told I had four new tumors (one in my ribcage and three in my lymph nodes), including one that was previously found in my pelvic bone (so, a total of five tumors). Naturally, the doctor wanted to do more chemo, following the radiation I’d already had on my pelvic bone. I was discouraged by what the doctor had to offer, so I chose not to follow any more conventional treatments. Because of that decision, my oncologist talked of the medications I might want to use to ease my last days. Continue reading