This week Marian and Jim took the first steps to enroll in Shell Point's Hospice program. This will provide a number of benefits even while Marian is at home and then excellent end of life care in the hospice unit. Marian continues with much tiredness but is eating quite well and is as active as possible. Both she and Jim are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and affirmation they are receiving daily from friends and family far and near. Marian reports that she is free of pain and other complications. Please continue to pray.
Yesterday Jim was reminded by a friend from the Woodshop of the last sermon he preached in December 2015. It was titled "When Life Hits the Wall" and centered on the way Jesus dealt with the approach of the cross, and how we may face similar hurdles. All Jim can say is that such a sermon is easier to preach than to live out! But God is our helper, even in this!