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Sunday, September 23, 2012

I have avoided talking about this, but Cheri said that my blog should be like my journal and that I should let you know what is going on in my life. For quite some time I've been dealing with some pain. At first, it was annoying and intermittent, but it has been escalating lately and a few times has been very, very, hard to handle. I've been to several different doctors looking for the cause and no one has been able to pinpoint anything. I also understand that SCI patients can have phantom pain.  Phantom pain is is usually associated with amputees, but nevertheless it is still being interpreted as pain.
I'm unable to spend more than a few minutes at a time sitting at the computer. I did find out Tuesday that what I'm feeling may be muscular pain in my abdomen, and not due to my stomach or diaphragm.
I do have several scriptures committed to memory that I try to concentrate on when the pain shows up.
1st Peter 5: vs. 8-10 is my first one to go to. I have several others, but I would like some advice from you about others because I know that everyone has gone through  trying times at some point.

I've already spent too much time whining, it's time for "A Merry Heart"

A man was walking along a California beach and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it and out popped a genie.
The genie said "OK, OK. You released me from the lamp, blah blah blah. This is the fourth time this month and I'm getting a little sick of these wishes so you can forget about three. You only get one wish!"
The man sat and thought about it for a while and said, "I've always wanted to go to Hawaii but I'm scared to fly and I get very seasick. Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to visit?"
The genie laughed and said, "That's impossible. Think of the logistics of that! How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much much steel!! No-think of another wish."
The man said OK and tried to think of a really good wish. Finally,he said, "I've been married and divorced four times. My wives always said that I don't care and that I'm insensitive. So, I wish that I could understand women.... know how they feel inside and what they're thinking when they give me the silent treatment.... know why they're crying, know what they really want when they say 'nothing'.... know how to make them truly happy...."
The genie said, "You want that bridge two lanes or four?"
Much Love, Dennis


  1. Awww Dennis, I'm gonna say it first cause I know Cheri will.....
    You are Hil-ar-ious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love you :)

  2. Lord, I pray that you will reach into the inner being of Dennis and release him from the pain that plagues his day. I also pray that you will continue to bless Dennis as he shares your joy and blessings with others. You have given Dennis a mighty ministry and I pray that it will grow and reap a huge harvest. Amen

  3. Howdy Dennis,
    Do you remember the Pac-Man game back in the olden days? Several years ago, I read about a little boy who had cancer and beat it. He shared his view on his cure. He said that when he was receiving chemo; he visualized Pac-Man gobbling up all of the cancer cells and that is why he was cured. I love children and their confidence and acceptance of miracles. Well during my battles with the cancer foe, as I pray, I ask God to gobble up the cells and destroy them. I put my fingers together and use my thumb and form a mouth and use both hands to do the gobbling as I visualize gobbling them up and I pray as I do this. (Dennis, I know that the finger part may be something that you can't do. But you have many, many members of your family and friends that can do it for you.) It may sound silly, but I believe in prayer and I believe in the power of positive thinking. Soooooooooo I came up with:


    I have shared this with others and they are sending me very positive feedback. So I will be saying special prayers for God and Pac-Man to gobble up your pain.

    Love and prayers,
    TJ and PAC-MAN

  4. Good afternoon Dennis,
    How are you doing today? I pray that you have had some relief.

    Will keep the prayers going.


    1. Hi TJ better today, thank you for the prayers

  5. Dennis,
    I'm sorry to hear that you're having to deal with these mystery pains. I hope and pray that relief comes soon! Y'all don't hesitate to holler if I can ever do anything.

    Dustin R.

  6. Thanks for the prayers, I'll let you know concerning your offer.