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Guy’s Story

I have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and, on this site, I will provide updates as I have them.  I will also treasure messages of encouragement and promises of prayer. I am trusting the words of Juliana of Norwich:

God did not say: You will not be troubled, you will not be belabored, you will not be disquieted; but he said: You will not be overcome.  God wants us to pay attention to those words and always be strong in faithful trust, in well-being and in woe, for he loves us and delights in us, so he wishes us to love him and delight in him and trust greatly in him, and all will be well. . . . [The Lord says most comfortingly]: I may make all things well, and I can make all things well, and I shall make all things well, and I will make all things well; and you will see yourself that every kind of thing will be well.




Latest Journal Update

It's Time to Turn the Page

I began this site in early February 2014, just after my public announcement that I have Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer which regular readers of my musings here know that I eventually nicknamed "Frank."  I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, encouragement, and support from so many people. I have also been surprised and gladdened to learn that others who struggle with illness have found help from the reflections I have offered.

During Holy Week, I heard a clear invitation to move "Frank" out of the center to the edges of my attention and to refocus on the gift of remaining life. I won't, can't, and don't want to forget that I have cancer. There are ongoing diminishments and difficulties which remind me. I will continue to mine my experience for the insights it can offer, and I will, as it seems that they might be helpful to others, write and speak about those insights. 

For the foreseeable future, though, I won't be posting here. I am continuing chemotherapy and I will be managing its side-effects; but there's nothing "newsworthy" in a periodic recital of ongoing fatigue, persistent bone and muscle pain, and occasional bouts with nausea. 

I've launched a new website, From the Intersection (FromTheIntersection,org) where I will be reflecting on the places and experiences in which I find convergence and conflict between faith and culture. There you will find my blog, as well as a regularly updated Resources page where you can find brief notes about books I am reading, video and audio recordings of talks I've given, and links to other sties and materials. There's also a Schedule page where I will list upcoming speaking engagements.

Please know how much it means to me that so many of you have kept up with, and prayed for, my journey with cancer.  I am very grateful.  Dag Hammarkjold said: "Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road that makes death a fulfillment." I am heading down that road, trusting that it ends in a Reality in whom "all shall be well." 

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Vivian and Harry Poovey
By Vivian and Harry
We have appreciated the updates and will keep in touch as we pray EVERYDAY for your well being.
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Gloria Williams
By Gloria and Chubby Griffin, GA
Guy,
Thank you for your gift in sharing your feelings and insights with the "world" at large. We will continue to pray for you and Anita as you continue on together. We love you.
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Blaine & Cynthia Greenfield
By Blaine & Cynthia Greenfield
Our thoughts, healing prayers and positive vibes are coming your way!
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Frank Warren
By Frank Warren
Guy, Thank you for keeping us up to date on your health and for sharing the things you have learned and felt during this journey with "Frank." I will follow your journey through your blog. God's blessings on you as you continue your fight with cancer.
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Kara Kelley
By Kara
So excited about the new website! Hoping to attend one of your speaking engagements soon! Please know that prayers and love continue for both you and Anita!
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Mary Green
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Thanks for letting us turn the page with you! The entire Greenhouse loves you and yours. See you on the flip side. Mary
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Karen Ward
By Karen Ward
Dear Guy, I can't tell you how much your journal has meant to me, not only as a way to accompany you on your journey with prayer and love, but for the great spiritual truths that are given through you to us on each page. Your gifts to us through this journal have been remarkable, enriching, and wise. There is no doubt that your road will lead you through and to Wellness. Blessings to you and Anita and to your family.
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Sandra Frempong
By Sandra Frempong & Family
Pastor Sayles,
God is in control, so ALL shall be well!

Best,
Sandra
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Jimmy Gentry
By Jimmy Gentry
Guy,
This is a powerful piece. I must also confess that your last paragraph heart-piercing. Perhaps my heart and others need to be pierced. You've taught me so much. I so admire your courage. I will continue to keep up with you on your website. Much love, joy, and peace to you always. The grace of Christ be with your spirit.
Your Brother and Friend,
Jimmy
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Ethel Jacobson
By Ethel Jacobson - "Jake"
Dr. Guy, guess if we want to know what is going on in your world we will have to follow you on your blog. Still in my prayers daily for you to be healthy and able to continue with God's work. I know you will be a blessing to others as you continue with your writing and teaching.
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