Thursday, April 7, 2016

Never Too Old To Learn

Nope, you're never too old to learn something. I like learning and taking classes.
Two years ago when I had cancer I developed CHF (congestive heart failure - retained water around my heart,  irregular heart beats, more). I was so short of breath that I could barely walk 10', much less do any house was really hard for me to let people help. 
I'm reading a devotional for cancer patients and got stuck on one of the entries: Serving By Being Served
Those paragraphs repeated what my pastor told me 18 months ago.

The Bible verse "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35 gets stuck in our minds. I know it is in mine;
 I love to give people things, help, or to listen.
"....many of us feel more comfortable serving than being served. In fact, we may even feel uncomfortable when we are served, uncomfortable at being the object of concern of others as we battle cancer or other diseases.It is a lesson in humility that one way of serving might be to give others the opportunity to serves us."
Something to think about, huh? For me it was.
"Not to accept their services graciously may be denying them the very opportunity for service that they need as much as we do."
 The day after chemo #4 and I feel really good, it may catch up with me tomorrow.....if it does, I'll deal with it then.


  1. Wishing you the strength to get through this. Wishing you positive results. Happy to see you are able to post and share with us.

  2. I love to give:). Sometimes we need to receive. Sending HUGS AND PRAYERS your way my friend.

  3. Everyone needs a little help now & then - your pastor is wise.
    So glad you feel good today!!

  4. I love helping other people, it makes me feel good. But I still feel uncomfortable when I need to accept help from others.(that does not happen often though, I normally do everything myself.) You know how that feels. I wish I could do more for you. I feel guilty that I cannot help you.

  5. I hope that today is as good a day as yesterday was for you. Hugs!

  6. I wrote a blog post on this very thing a while back. It was about robbing people of a blessing. I'm so glad that you found this devotional and it has helped put things in perspective.