Throwing Your Fears into the Fire

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Patty and I are always interested in hearing from you, our readers, about your stories and comments on the theme of HOPE. We are happy to consider publishing all or part of what you might send us (e-mail (pastorray8070@yahoo.c0m)in our blog (with your permission). We believe that sharing with each other in this way is one way that God uses each of us to inspire others. Here is an example we recently received from Heather von St. James. Her story, printed below, is a great example of “hope fulfilled” and “good news in the midst of bad news”.

Heather writes a blog on the web-site of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, You can read much more of her inspirational writing, as well as that of others, at that web-site. We encourage you to take a look, as we did. We were and are inspired, and believe you will be also.


Thanks,  Ray


Heather’s message

I came across your blog and really love how thoughtful and      inspirational your posts are. I am 44 and a mother to a quirky little 7 year old, Lily. She is my only child and I couldn’t imagine my world without her. When Lily was just 3 ½ months old, I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma; a rare type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, which kills 90-95% of those who have it. After intense treatment and a long recovery, almost 7 years later I’m still here and cancer free! My journey through cancer was quite a terrifying one and I’d like to turn my struggles and obstacles into inspiration and hope for others. One of many things that came out of my battle with cancer is a holiday I created called Lungleavin Day. This is the anniversary of my surgery (Feb 2nd) in which my entire left lung was removed. Lungleavin Day is a celebration of life and facing your fears. Each year we celebrate with nearly 100 loved ones. The idea of this day is for everyone to fill a blank plate with their fears and smash it into a bonfire at my Lungleavin day party, symbolizing people throwing their fears to the fire. I also use Lungleavin day as a fundraiser for  mesothelioma research.

I am contacting you because I feel that your blog would be an excellent place to help get the word out about Lungleavin’ day! I recently wrote on my blog reflecting on this years holiday and what a success it was!

Thanks! ,  Heather


Thanks for your attention. We look forward to hearing your comments about our web-site. We also invite you to send us stories of your experiences and observations of present hopes and hope fulfilled, so we can spread them around the world via this web-site. This is one way we can all join together to help keep hope alive.

May God be with you,

Patty and Ray

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