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Sun and Son

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

When I was growing up, we didn't worry about UV rays. I had my share of sunburns - not too many, as I think I learned well from the first serious one. Unlike my sisters, I never really tried to tan anyway - just didn't like to lie around doing NOTHING...

Of course, now we know better - and besides that, the hole in the ozone and all that . When I've gone to the jungle regions of Peru, I've used sunscreen or umbrella against the more direct rays, and usually escaped sunburn except perhaps a slight blush to cheek or nose.

Well, I'd gone to a dermatologist 7 years ago and returned yesterday (which is why I know the last time was that long ago), because one of my sisters had a biopsy of a suspicious bit of skin, and the doctor had told me to keep an eye on a bit I had on my temple. So yesterday he decided it would be a good idea to get it biopsied.

Skin cancer is no laughing matter. But in Christ I have perfect peace. Oh, I'd want all my affairs to be in order to make things easier for my kids when I go to my eternal home. And I'd like Levi to be able to comeup here first and enjoy some experiences in "the Promised Land." But - I'm not worried. If the biopsy shows up positive, all right, what's our next step? If not - praise God, let's press on. Today, I am blessed. I'll be proctoring an exit during the mid-terms, and writing letters to loved ones in Quito, Ecuador. When I finish THAT pack of letters, I'll start some to folks in Iquitos, Peru. I'll continue to speak of the Son of God and encourage them in Him.

Life is good - Eternal life is better.
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    Shel the Son has you covered. You are blessed. Praying for a great report and waiting with expectation.
    1951 days ago
    always looking for ways to bask in the Sonlight emoticon

    time on earth is temporary- don't have much time for sitting around in the sun- and this time of year, even though our skies are bright and blue, it is tooooooo cold
    1951 days ago
    I have had a few biopsies but not on the skin. It is such a relief when they are benign. Hopefully that is what the doctor finds.

    Jane on Guam
    1951 days ago
    When I was at school in the 50's I was made to sit out in the sun all afternoon on our football field. The next day was the start of a 6 week school break of which I missed 2 week laying on my back with big blister on it, I was 9 at the time. I have never sat in the sun since.

    If I an walking out I always catch it on my face but my arms never burn.

    Good luck with your biopsy

    1951 days ago
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