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A Note From the Editor: October, 2015
Seasons of Change
By Selma Komisky
October is a month of change. It’s a change in the season when fall weather gets a little cooler. The innovation of colors begins to change on the leaves of trees from vibrant greens to various muted colors of oranges, yellows, and browns. The time changes and shifts from daylight savings time (spring forward one hour) to pacific standard time (fall back one hour) which I personally don’t like (lol).
In October baseball season finishes and sports transitions to hockey and basketball.
These diversions are familiar to us and we can count on them happening every year at the same time. But then the turnabouts come that we didn’t see coming; that we were not anticipating. No one ever wants to receive the news, “You’ve been diagnosed with cancer.” Yet cancer strikes suddenly and abruptly affects the lives of young and old of any gender or race. Your whole life is changed in a moment.
Cancer visited me in January 2009 and it was a big devastating change in my life and for my family. Jesus removed the cancer from my body and I give Him all the praise and glory for my healing. I thank Him every day that I’m in remission and for new beginnings. Jesus did a greater work inside of me spiritually, and grabbed my attention. As I drew closer to Jesus, He began to refine me through a “metamorphous process” and My Savior Jesus transformed this butterfly with an ignited passion for Him and His kingdom!
You are about to hear some amazing heartfelt stories of different people’s personal battles or encounters with cancer. It is my hope that you would be inspired and encouraged.
This issue is dedicated to all cancer survivors, cancer patients that are presently battling and undergoing treatment, and to all the cancer loved ones who have went on to be with our Lord.
Maybe you are presently experiencing a season of unexpected change. My prayer is to look to Him (Jesus) who is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20).
* This October Issue is lovingly dedicated in memory of Penny Trotz, my dear faithful friend. You will be missed!
May 10th, 1948 – September 19th, 2015