The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

If you would like to leave your thoughts on Greg, please see this thread.

If you would like to make a charitable donation in Greg's honor, please see this thread.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

First tests during remission

The days have turned into weeks and months since last visiting MD Anderson. (And yes, since I have written!) I am now in Houston for my first full round of tests since going into remission. The last few months have been full of relief and thanksgiving. Christine and I have enjoyed the time together at home without the chaos and uncertainty that filled our lives the past year.

Our trip to Yellowstone was wonderful. We did not want to come home. I hope to put some pics up soon. Last weekend, I traveled to Catalina Island for a little fishing and golfing on the occasion of my brother-in-law's birthday. Michael Murray is 40!

I will hear the results of these tests by Friday. Lord, have mercy on me.


jeanne said...

You will be in our prayers.. we so relate to your message as we spent months at MDA this past year...God is still on his throne. I will pray that the Lord have mercy on you. God Bless

Deb Peck said...

God be with you, Greg.You are in our prayers.

Mary Rynsburger said...

I'm praying for you and Christine!

Henry Chu said...

May the contemplation of a few verse from the Bible take your mind off waiting on the doctor's report to the promise of Jesus Christ our Lord:
Paraphrase of what Jesus said in Luke 9:
'Whoever gives up his life for my sake will save it, but whoever tries to save his own life will lose it.'
Paraphrase of a verse from Philipians Ch3: 'That in all things, by prayers, supplications, thanksgiving, bring your need before the Lord. And He will grant you peace that surpasses all reasons'. Its funny that the only assured response from God is : He will guard our heart and set it in peacefulness. Apparently the guarding of our mind must be of great concern to our God.
Another paraphrase of what Jesus said in Luke Ch 11 'though you are not good, yet you know to give good things to your children. How much more will your Heavenly Father give Holy Spirit to those who asks of Him'. If He is willing to grant the most precious, how much more will he grant to meetour need? Yet God's timing just never seems to be our timing isn't it? but His timing is always the best timing.
Finally, let's all be reminded to be joyful and be cheerful. For the joy of the Lord is our strength. Singing of praise songs and old old hymns always work magic for me. May it work magic for you too.

Carl said...

We will join you in praising God for all the wonderful things He has done and will Do in your lives

Bruce & Bert Grantham said...

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind;
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise.
Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace.
Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind and fire,
O still small voice of calm!
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

roy brown said...

Greg, the NTP Candidates committee continues to pray for you and Christine.
In HIS Grace,

curtis frodge said...

well man its great to hear that you are doing so well, i will be praying for your results and continued health. its good to hear about you again, God bless!!!

Willeyne Berger said...

Changing email next week to
I will be so happy to hear what the results are on Friday. Thanks for keeping us informed. Love to you and Christine. Willeyne