Yesterday Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North, said: ‘Cheerio, cancer! After chemotherapy and surgery I’ve not go breast cancer anymore….’
‘…I want to thank the NHS doctors and nurses for the careful and expert treatment I’ve had…I feel hopeful and happier to look forward to better times.’
Yesterday Rev Joel Edwards died. In 2019, he was awarded a CBE for ‘services to tackling poverty and injustice’. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York said:
‘He worked tirelessly for many years with churches of all denominations to find common purpose, seek unity and encourage us all to try and learn to disagree well.
…We will miss his warmth, humour, energy and wisdom…’
Yesterday I read:’Chris Whitty graduated from Oxford to become a leading Physician and Epidemiologist. He became Chief Medical Officer of the UK, just before the biggest world health crisis in over a 100 years.
…he’s been a voice of reason the public can actually trust. Qualified, free from bias and led by facts, he’s often had to deliver some harsh and disappointing news. But he’s done so in an assured and dignified way…
Yesterday friend Rebecca was told: ‘…on your recent blood test you have normalised your HbA1c and your live function results…’
Rebecca wrote: ‘…that is what recovery from Binge Eating Disorder looks like! Remission from diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in 100 days! …I’ve lost 45 lbs since becoming abstinent… I tried and failed from age 5 to age 40. I’m so, so grateful for God’s strength and healing!’
Politician, Church leader, high-profile man, ordinary friend… No sleaze, disasters, or scandal. Just good people and good news.
I’m musing on: ‘The righteous will flourish like a palm tree… They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming: ‘The Lord…is my rock…’ (Psalm92:12-15)
Good news for me! In old age I can flourish, bear fruit and stay fresh and green!