Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009: A Wordly View

Someone the other day left a comment comparing us to 'global missionaries'. Wow, that is quite a compliment! I think that might be a bit of a stretch, but the compliment is humbling. I don't for one second want to compare our lives to the life of a missionary. Missionaries make such huge sacrifices to spread the word of Christ. They are very special people. But your comment is appreciated. Wow! It sure has made us think. So I checked out our blog site counter recently and looked at our last 100 visitors. Goosebumps! Our 150,000th visitor was from Edison, NJ. We get this information off of our's a look at a recent snapshot of the past hundred visitors:

Wherever there is white dot is where someone visited from (the red dot being the last visitor, green dots the last 10 and white is the last 100). Just a reminder: we don't know who the visitors are, only where they are visiting from. We are truly reaching around the world! India, China, Japan, England, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Alaska (OK, Alaska's not a different country but it might as well be!) Hey, do you think it was Sarah?! Na.

Speaking of comments and reaching around the world...all of us in the Christian family have a responsibility. Of faith, hope, and love, which one was the most important? Do you remember? Love. How about 'be humble and gentle' or 'love your neighbor' or 'be imitators of God', etc. My guess is that there are people reading this blog on a daily basis who don't know Christ or are searching for answers. If they see fellow Christians trashing each other it might be a turn off. In the 2 years we've had our blog we've only had to delete a handful of comments...usually a cheap plug to sell miracle pills or something. But the other day there was quite a nasty comment left toward another blogger who commented on our blog. If you read that comment we're sorry. We don't want to get into a situation where we're screening all of the comments. We do know other people who have had inconsiderate comments left and now they are forced to screen every comment before posting it. That is very sad. We don't want to have to do that. Unless offensive (or a cheap plug for some 'enhancing' pill), we leave every comment.

Like I said in my last post...we look forward to reading the comments and if we could respond to every one we would. It lets us know people are reading our blog and care for us. We just ask that if you read the comments and you disagree with someone, please don't use our blog to retaliate. We take the good with the bad. People offer a lot of advice based on their own situation. What works for one person may not work for another. All of us in the cancer family know that. But the only way to find out is to listen to advice and investigate every piece of advice. Do we listen to it all? yup. Do we try it all? nope. Like I said, what works for one may not work for another. Some we've already tried, some just doesn't work for us. The whole medical marijuana topic is kind of funny on the surface but it's real. Cancer is real. If it works, we will try it. Well, not "we", but Kristi. Well, if we make brownies I might have to try one. OK, OK, focus. I ever mention I'm ADD? So anyway, we love you all, thank you for reading, and please keep the comments coming! And if you must reply to someone's comment, send them an e-mail! :)

Remember, of faith, hope and love, LOVE is the greatest. Now go out and LOVE!

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