Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cancer and remarkable men

This morning I was talking with my sister about my mom. Seems she is having more pain in various areas around her body. While we don't know for sure, all of us (mom included) can't help but think that the cancer cells might be doing their dastardly deeds and causing her pain. Cancer is just horrid. There is no other way to put it. It is a maddening disease that will stike 1 in 3 of us before we die. I hate that my mom is another stat. I want to think that it's not cancer that's causing her pain. I want to believe she'll always be there. Realistically, of course, I know we all die, it's just that death is never easy. I would ask you selfishly to pray for mom and for all of us. Sorry I'm so melancholy today...

On another note, that has nothing to do with cancer, there is an opportunity coming up this weekend to meet and hear a truly remarkable man. Here is the excerpt I just received from an email:

Dear Friends,

This weekend, Rev. Aaron Johnson will be in the Triad speaking and greeting friends. We would like to personally invite you to meet Rev. Aaron Johnson and experience his amazing life of civic ministry that inspired us to sponsor Man from Macedonia, Rev. Johnson’s recent biography. Whether being beaten and dragged from a dime store lunch counter, standing blindfolded before a Ku Klux Klan meeting, or praying knee-to-knee with a death-row inmate, Rev. Johnson’s story shows us how hatred and fear smell, sound and feel, while he speaks to the need in all of us to be empowered with hope and trust. Here is the weekend schedule:

1. Border’s Bookstore, Holden & High Point Road, Greensboro, NC Saturday, September 11 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

2. Friendly Hills Church, 1450 Guilford College Rd., Jamestown, NC Saturday September 11, 6:00 p.m. Rev. Johnson will speak and receive guests at a reception to follow. Special music will be presented by Don Grier, Operation Starting Line platform artist.

3. New Bethel Baptist Church, 1116 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC Sunday, September 12, 11:00 a.m., speaking at worship. Rev. W. Sherman Mason, Associate Pastor, is the outstanding reader of the audio version of Man from Macedonia! The audio book will be available at all 3 events in addition to the hard and soft cover editions.

Please help us promote this wonderful opportunity to keep this part of our North Carolina history alive by spreading the word to your friends and other contacts. Since release of the biography, we have witnessed young children, the middle aged, and elderly folks awed by Dr. Johnson’s spoken words. Whether black or white, his legacy helps us understand who we are and how far we’ve come.

For more information, call Dennis or Debbie Walsh at (336) 869-7412

1 comment:

  1. Your mom and your family are certainly in my prayers.