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From the Mind of Pastor Steve

"Who will blog" you may ask? Well, I suspect that every once in a while the pastor may have something to say about something..

2 Timothy 4:2 (NIV)

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.

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    October 16, 2019

    October 16, 2019
    Dear WBC family,
    “Six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy with all the nasty side effects that come with it are not my problem. They are God’s, and while I can’t honestly claim that I am as fearless as David appeared to be, I am absolutely confident that God is big enough to sustain me in them.” I wrote that statement before my treatment plan started, not knowing what experience was ahead of me. I wouldn’t have written it if I didn’t believe it, but I can say today that I clearly didn’t know at that time how true it would be.
          The past few weeks have been some of the most trying days I have ever known. The battle for physical recovery has ripples of impact      into mental, emotional and spiritual well being. God has been using this season of physical struggle to break down some long standing unhealthy holds in my mind, heart and spirit. Those of you who have travelled the road of serious health concerns know this by experience.
          Today, I am part way through recovery from side effects and a short set back from infection that landed me back in hospital for a few days. I am a long way from feeling strong, but gaining a measure of strength every day. Every single day seems to offer another spark of hope and promise. The struggle has been tearing me down, God is faithfully rebuilding. With so many unknowns still ahead, I will gladly repeat myself in saying I am absolutely confident that He is big enough to sustain me in them. Given what He has been doing, it would be unimaginable that I would claim anything less.
          My current recovery is preparing me in the anticipation of surgery, which is yet unscheduled. I will continue to be grateful for your prayers as God leads us into that next chapter.
          Pastor Steve

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