March 25, 2012 … Pastor Jim had a check up last week to determine the results of his 6 weeks of radation and chemo. The treatment did shrink the tumor. Pastor Jim will have a month off and than start up with another round of chemo.
February 7, 2012 … Pastor Chad and Lori visited with Pastor Jim and Linda. He is doing better with the treatments though still very tired.
February 2, 2012 … Jim started his first treatment yesterday ~ a chemo pill and radiation. He was pretty sick last night. He will have treatment daily for 4-6 weeks.
January 8, 2012 ~ From Pastor Jim
Greetings to you at Prince of Peace this morning! This is Pastor Jim. I am home from the hospital waiting for results of biopsies. I know many of you are wondering how I am feeling. I can describe my feelings in one word–thankful. I am so thankful for you, your care and your prayers. You surprised me this week. Though I am a person who shows emotion every once in a while, I usually don’t get emotional about “things”. However, when Pastor Chad brought a prayer shawl to the hospital for me from Prince of Peace it was almost like a sacrament to me. The first thing I did was give thanks for this sign of your prayers. Your prayers are a strength to me. I was moved. Not only did it remind me of your prayers, it also reminded me to pray. Although I have prayed for healing, most of my praying has been prayers of thanks. I have a wonderful family, both at church and at home. I am feeling no pain. I am hopeful. I know the doctors will have their prognosis next week and suggested treatments. They have been very good to me and I am amazed at their skill and professionalism. But know that I am well aware that the one whose word really counts is the one to whom I belong, Jesus, my Lord. I am in the best hands and trust him whatever happens. I hope to see you all again soon. God bless you all!